LIBBEY, Mary Madeline ‘Mamie’
On Tuesday, August 1, in Sydney, surrounded by her family, Mamie entered heaven’s gates. Born May 28, 1926, the eldest daughter of Patrick and Bridget (Brophy) Crawley of Whitney Pier.
She is survived by her husband, Teddy; four children, Bev (Jerry) Devereaux, Mira, Robert (Kim) Libbey, Snow Lake, Manitoba, Donna (Blaine) Pettigrew, Ennismore, ON and Adrian Libbey, Abbotsford, BC; grandchildren, Chris Devereaux, Erin Devereaux, Tina (Ryan) Doak, Shawn (Stori) Libbey, Jenna (Zack) Pettigrew, Jelisa (Tyler) Pettigrew and Michael Libbey; great grandchildren, Tyler, Matthew, Sadie and Kaine Doak and Cadence, Nevaeh, Karmyn and Brynlee Libbey; brother, Terry Crawley, Mira; sister, Patricia Crawley, Sydney; special sisterin-law, Jean Crawley, Sydney, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mamie is predeceased by brothers, Cyril, Albert, Ron and Bill Crawley, and sister, Germaine Makarenko.
A wonderful mother and grandmother who devoted her whole life to caring for her family. She was an amazing cook and loved to bake. She was the first to help whenever anything was needed. She enjoyed her Tuesday evening card club with the girls. Every year our family moved to the bungalow, in Mira, for the summer months, we all loved every moment of it. Mamie and Teddy loved to surround themselves with family and friends. Every August, mom organized a huge birthday party to celebrate her mom, Bridget. In later years, this turned into our annual Family Day. Mamie was truly a Pier girl. After living in the Pier all her life, Mom and Dad moved to their beloved, Mira to enjoy their retirement years. For the past three years she resided at CND unit, MacGillivary Guest Home. She enjoyed the company and companionship of caring staff and the sisters of CND.
As per Mamie’s wishes, there will be no visitation.
A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Joseph’s Church, Mira Ferry at 11 a.m., Monday, August 7. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery with reception to follow at Union Presbyterian Church Hall, Mira Ferry.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Alzheimers Society, or MacGillivary Guest Home.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com.
We know you’d be with us today if heaven wasn’t so far away - Love you, Mom.