B. Maureen "Renie" Bartlett, Reserve Mines

B. Maureen "Renie" Bartlett, Reserve Mines

1937 - 2024

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Obituary of B. Maureen "Renie" Bartlett, Reserve Mines

It’s with fond memories and gratitude for life that we announce the peaceful passing of mother and grandma, Bridget Maureen “Renie” (Campbell) Bartlett, 86, on January 12, 2024, at the Glace Bay Hospital. She was the middle child to Laura Hill and Peter Campbell and resided in Reserve Mines for the majority of her life.

Fondly known to friends and family as Renie, a proud Cape Bretoner who had an open door policy and embodied the Cape Breton hospitality. There was always a hot cup of tea and a homemade plate of squares when you visited as well as conversation full of her quick wit and one liners.

Renie was a homemaker, caretaker and mother to not only her family, friends, and neighbours but she also opened her heart and home to several foster children and countless university students seeking a home away from home. Her homemade bread was sure to make you come back for more, not to mention add a few pounds following an extended visit. Renie was a devote member of St. Joseph’s Parish, member of the Catholic Women’s League, and regularly helped out those in need. She enjoyed skating, bowling and going to craft night at the church with her friends.

Her grandchildren will fondly remember summer trips to Cape Breton with grandma, when they learned to appreciate the simple things like visits to the beach, hanging clothes on the line, picking blueberries, and baking pies.

Renie is survived by her son Bradley, daughter-in-law Amber and two grandchildren, Sydney and Owen (Barrie, ON) and cousins.

Renie was predeceased by her husband Albert “Jackie”, son Brent, and siblings Rannie and Sharon Campbell.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 19th, 2024 from 7 pm - 9 pm in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay.

The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 20th at 11 am in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport followed by a reception in the Reserve Mines Pensioners Club. Interment at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Reserve Mines. Fr. Dan Boudreau presiding.

Memorial donations in memory of Renie may be made to a charity of one’s choice or St. Joseph's Cemetery Fund. On condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca