FARRELL, Bertha Mary ‘Macisaac’
Baddeck, Nova Scotia
It is with heartfelt sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Bertha Mary Farrell on Aug. 2, 2018, at the R. C. Macgillivray Guest Home in Sydney. Born in Baddeck on March 10, 1927, Bertha was the daughter of the late Mary Mackenzie and the chosen daughter of the late Roderick and Mary (Macdonald) Macisaac. Bertha was married at Holy Redeemer church and was a member of the Ladies Auxilary. She was a faithful member of St. Theresa’s parish and was involved in the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128, Ladies Auxiliary where she was a lifetime member. Bertha was an avid knitter and crocheter who donated her work to charities like The Salvation Army and the Bell Aliant Telephone Pioneers. She also supplied blankets for newborns for which she received appreciation awards from the pre-natal unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Bertha liked bowling, darts and bingo from which she had many friends. She enjoyed life to the fullest and the many friends she made over the years. She loved her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bertha was special to all who knew her and will be dearly missed by her family. Bertha is survived by her children, David (Helena), Charlie (Karen), Eddie, Donnie, Michael, Marilyn (Fred) Gillespie, Joann, Debbie (Wayne) Stockley, Catherine Mortensen, Linda (Lawrence) Digou, Sheila (Alex) Digou and Pearl (Boris) Santekuces; brothers, Roderick and Angus; 33 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; sisters-in-law, Deloris (Gerald) Putt, Donna (Frank) Dziubek, Alice ‘Tootsy’ Corbett and Patsy Kiley; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. Besides her parents, Bertha was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Michael Farrell; children, Marie Berard, Patricia and Tommy; sisters, Annie, Catherine and Phyllis Mackenzie; brothers, Malcom and Donald; sisters-in-law, Kathleen, Theresa, Dorothy and Margaret; brothers-in-law, John, Raymond, Pat, and special friend, Gar Murray. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mom was held on Aug. 9, 2018 at the Pier Community Funeral Home with Fr. Dennis Lamey officiating. Interment took place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in memory of the late Bertha Mary Farrell may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com. A mother’s love is a blessing No matter where you roam Keep her while she’s living You’ll miss her when she’s gone.