FAR­RELL, Bertha Mary ‘Macisaac’

The Victoria Standard - - Obituaries -

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.

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