Obituary of Christena Honora Sharpe, Reserve Mines, NS
With broken hearts we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, Christena Honora Sharpe, 100, at home on Saturday, March 26, 2022 surrounded by family and friends.
She was born in Antigonish on May 20, 1921, to the late Thomas and Christina (MacPherson) Duggan. Tena was the last surviving member of her family.
Tena met her husband, Harold, and they were married in 1944. They had two sons, Tom (Joan) of Miramichi, and Doug (Valerie) of Glace Bay. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Amy (Jim), Jane (Geoff), Beth (Tan) and Dallas (Mary); eight great-grandchildren, Andrew, Thomas, David, Luke, Jessica, Ryan, Lauren, and Eva.
Besides her parents Tena was predeceased by her husband, Harold; siblings Jimmy (Effie) Duggan, Mary (Johnny) MacDougall and Ann (Bob) Michaud.
Mom worked for many years at Toby’s. She was an active member of the Glace Bay Art Group and a fifty-year member of the Catholic Woman’s League. A very private person and a devout Catholic, she enjoyed watching Mass for Shut-ins every day.
Mom had wonderful neighbors, who always watched over her. To Eric, JoAnne, Madonna, and Cyril, we are extremely grateful. To Dr. David Ley, Anne and Lynn, our eternal thanks for your kindness and continuous support. To Ferguson’s pharmacy, our thanks for always taking care of Mom. A special thank you to her nieces, Gail and Patricia, who called Mom every night.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. As per Tena’s wishes there will be no public visitation. A funeral mass will be held at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Reserve Mines, at 11:00 am on Wednesday, with Father Dan Boudreau presiding. Burial to follow in the parish Cemetery.
No Flowers at the request of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
On line condolences to the family can be made by visiting www.vjmcgillivray.ca.