MacNEIL, Mary Isabel ' 78, passed away November 9, 2009, in Dartmouth. Isabel was born in Sydney on June 13, 1931, daughter of the late Joseph T. and Margaret MacMillan, New Waterford. She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, Russell, Dartmouth; their loving children, Bruce (Chrissie), Gordon (Sheila), Pamela Howell (David) and Daryl (Tracy), all of Dartmouth and Sackville. Isabel and Russell were also blessed by their grandchildren, Marly, Dominic, Brett, Jenna, Kurt, Evan and Aidan. She is also survived by her brothers, Michael MacMillan (Cindy), Grand Desert; Joseph MacMillan (Irma), Chilliwack, B.C.; Raymond MacMillan (Beverly), Trenton, Ont.; sister, Teresa Jobe (Robert), Salmon Arm, B.C., and many nieces and nephews. Isabel graduated from Nova Scotia Teacher's College, Truro, and taught elementary school in New Waterford for several years where Russell and Isabel raised their family. She later managed the Cape Breton University bookstore where she expanded her passion for learning and literature. She was a long-standing member of the Cape Breton Chorale for 18 years. She loved music, reading, entertaining and Duplicate Bridge, where she was a formidable opponent. However, her greatest passion was cooking to which many friends and family could truly attest. She was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by her loving husband, family and many friends. She will be fondly remembered for her beautiful smile, warmth, kindness, wit and the sound of her voice filling the family home. Many thanks to the staff of Parkland at the Lakes Glasgow Hall for their love and kindness. Visitation will take place in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, NS (862-7500) on November 12, 7-9 p.m., and a funeral mass celebrating Isabel's life will take place in the Parish Church of Saint Leonard's, Mount Carmel Ave, New Waterford on November 13, at 10 a.m., with Father Paul MacNeil officiating. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, with a reception to follow in Knights of Columbus Hall, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford, NS and all are welcomed to attend. Family flowers only. To view Isabel's on-line book of memories, express your condolences directly to the family, please go to the side menu on the left of this page. Bon Appetit !
Mount Carmel Cemetery
2009-11-12 7:00pm-9:00pm McLellan Brothers Funeral Home 3183 Plummer Ave New Waterford N.S
2009-11-13 Parish of St.Leonard's Church Mt.Carmel Ave NEW WATERFORD NS CA