Catherine Bresolin: New Waterford, Truro

Catherine M. 'Tootsie' Bresolin: New Waterford, Truro

1925 - 2024

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Obituary of Catherine M. 'Tootsie' Bresolin: New Waterford, Truro

We regret to announce the passing of Catherine M. “Tootsie” Bresolin, on February 12, 2024, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, Nova Scotia.


Born in Iona (Barra Glenn), September 29, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Neil Joseph and Margaret MacNeil. She was a member of Mount Carmel Parish, currently the Parish Church of St. Leonard.


She is survived by a son, Gary (Susan), Rothesay, NB, daughter, Yolanda (Tony) Gillis, Truro and grandson, Mark Gillis (Kira Fordham), Kitchener, Ontario. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Savina MacNeil, Cape Breton and Norene MacNeil, Toronto, Ontario as well as several nieces and nephews.


Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Leno, and brothers, Peter and Allie and sister, Jean.


She and Leno married in 1950, remained in New Waterford where they raised their family. They enjoyed Sunday drives, summer road trips and, in later years, some travel further abroad. They enjoyed a full social life and had many good times with friends.


Her beloved husband/friend, Leno passed in 2004 and in 2008, Catherine "Tootsie)" relocated to Truro to be closer to family.


The family would like to extend heartful thanks to the staff at Munroe Court, Fergus Hall and the caring staff at Cedarstone (Shannex) where she spent her final years and to the Seniors Clinic (Truro) and Dr. Masoumi for their support over the years.


Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford, where visitation and a chapel service will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of one's choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: 


"I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death.
They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make.
Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.
We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.”