We, the family of Mary Oliver wish to announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother at the age of 98 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital surrounded by her loving family on July 26, 2019. Born in Glencoe Station, she was the daughter of the late John and Mabel (Moran) MacDougall.
She later moved to New Waterford where she devoted her life to raising her family. She was a devout catholic with strong faith. Mom loved to cook and bake, was famous for her homemade bread, was a vorocious reader and especially loved books by Catherine Cookson. Mom loved a good kitchen party surrounded by family, telling stories and listening to Scottish music. In her spare time she loved to do puzzles and go to bingo. She was a staunch Liberal who loved to talk politics.
She is survived by her loving daughter Cathy (Sheldon), her devoted sons Gary (Sheila), Brian (Donna), J.B., Robbie (Darlene) and Richard (Darlene); sister Lorraine, 18 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Mom was also predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, James “Nipper”Oliver, sisters Jessie, Veronica (Markie); brothers Danny (Shirley) and Greg (Vera); daughter-in-law Helen and brother-in-law Lonnie.
We would like to thank the many people who have helped us to care for our mother over the last few years, especially Brenda, Verna, Helen, Patricia, the New Waterford homecare staff, neighbors Diane, Fred, Paul, 2nd floor nursing staff at New Waterford Hospital and Dr. Lowry.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 30th from 7-9 pm and a funeral mass on Wednesday, July 31st at 10 am in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mt. Carmel Ave. with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery followed by a reception in the parish hall, Convent St., and all are welcome. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave.,New Waterford, 902-862-7500. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the CNIB in memory of Mary. To send online condolences to the family go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com