QUINN, Mary Del­phine

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

Syd­ney Mines

It is with great sad­ness that we, the fam­ily, an­nounce the peace­ful pass­ing of Mary Quinn. Mary passed away on Sun­day, May 28, 2017, at the North­side Gen­eral Hospi­tal, sur­rounded by fam­ily.

Born in Syd­ney Mines on March 20, 1939, Mary was the daugh­ter of the late Stan and Is­abel (O’Neil) For­rest.

Upon grad­u­a­tion from Nor­mal Col­lege in Truro she be­gan a 35 year teach­ing ca­reer which in­cluded schools in Georges River, Alder Point and Florence. She lov­ingly touched the lives of so many chil­dren, par­ents and col­leagues. From work­ing with stu­dents in Grade 2, teach­ing cur­sive writ­ing, pre­par­ing chil­dren for their first com­mu­nion to help­ing friends and fam­ily to cro­chet, knit, quilt and sew. She was a teacher to chil­dren and adults alike. We all have many of her com­pleted trea­sures.

She loved to go shop­ping for hours and hours, and could come home with only a sin­gle spool of thread or ball of yarn. Bus trips to Ban­gor, Maine to shop were a ne­ces­sity of life!

She was a for­mer member and past pres­i­dent of the Florence Le­gion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Florence Fire Hall Ladies Auxiliary. She was an ac­tive member of the Knotty Nan­nies.

Mary is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band and best friend, Alex Quinn; son, Sandy (Corinne), and daugh­ters, Michelle (David) Kempt and Ar­lene (Alex) MacDougall.

Grandma to seven grand­chil­dren who she loved to spoil, Kath­leen, Ryan, Matthew, Emily, Devlin, Bren­dan and Maeve.

Thank you to Dr. Paul Hickey and Lau­rie, who did ev­ery­thing they could, day and night for Mom and Dad. Thank you also to the staff of the North­side Gen­eral Hospi­tal and Con­tin­u­ing Care Staff.

There will be no visi­ta­tion. Cre­ma­tion has taken place. A cel­e­bra­tion of her life will be held on Thurs­day, June 1, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Peter McLeod of­fi­ci­at­ing. Re­cep­tion to fol­low in the par­ish hall.

In lieu of flow­ers dona­tions can be made to the Arthri­tis So­ci­ety of Nova Sco­tia.

Words of com­fort may be for­warded to Mary’s fam­ily at www.jmjobesfu­ner­al­home.com.

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