LIBBEY, Mary Made­line ‘Mamie’

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

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

We know you’d be with us to­day if heaven wasn’t so far away - Love you, Mom.

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