Mary MacLeod, River Ryan
Mary MacLeod, River Ryan


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, April 13, 2023
V J Mcgillivray Funeral Home
380 Smith Street
New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

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10:00 am
Friday, April 14, 2023
Parish Church of St. Leonard
3180 Mount Carmel Avenue
New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Funeral Mass

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St. Michael's Cemetery
5310 Union Highway
River Ryan, Nova Scotia, Canada

Obituary of Mary Elizabeth MacLeod, River Ryan

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Mary “Lizzie” MacLeod age 91, on Friday, April 7, 2023, at Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who will be missed by many.

Mary was born June 25, 1931, the daughter of the late Anthony & Margaret (Peggy MacLellan) MacPherson.

Mary grew up in River Ryan and married her devoted husband Francis “Fabby” MacLeod in 1955. Mary was a stay-at-home mom and together Mary Lizzie & Fabby raised six sons. Her boys will miss their mother but take comfort knowing that Mary is now in a better place with Fabby.

Mary Lizzie is survived by her sons, Collie (Jennifer), Bobby (Georgette), Blaise (Carole), Sheldon (Audrey), Jason (Yvette), Troy (Karen), grandchildren, Trevor (Darlene), Curtis (Tanya), Michael (Marilyn), Stephen (Jenn), Jenna (Chad), Ryan (Jenna-Marie), Aven, Katelyn (Brennan), and Emily (Angelo).

Mary is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren, sisters, Christina ‘Tuddy’ MacIntyre & Kaye Handrahan (New Waterford), Janie MacKinnon, Rose MacMullin (Bussy), as well as sisters-in-law, Colleen MacPherson, Margie Michalsky, and Marie (Vince) Butler (all of Toronto). She is survived by many nieces and nephews who love and fondly remember Mary Lizzie especially nephew Mick MacKinnon (Pictou) who was like a brother to Mary Lizzie and her siblings growing up in New Waterford.

Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband Fabby, brother Tony (Junior), sisters, Margie MacDonald, Bell Meagher-MacPherson, and Florence MacLeod.

The family sends heartfelt thanks to home care staff who cared for Mother before entering long term care. To Dr. Bridget Lowry, and all staff at Maple Hill Manor. A special thank you to registered nurse and granddaughter Emily MacLeod who lovingly cared for her Nanny at Maple Hill, not leaving her Nan's side the last few days of her life.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street St, New Waterford. Visitation will be held Thursday April 13, 2023, from 6 pm-9 pm.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, April 14, 2023, at 10 am in St. Leonard Church, 3180 Mount Carmel Avenue, New Waterford. Fr. Godwin Obike presiding. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery with a reception to follow at the K.O.C., New Waterford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Mary Lizzie to Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford, N.S. or the charity of one's choice. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at:

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