Margaret Neary,Glace Bay

Obituary of Margaret Neary,Glace Bay


It is with heartfelt sadness that we, the family of Margaret Jean Neary ,aged 98, announce her passing on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Victoria Haven Nursing Home, Glace Bay, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Victoria Village, Newfoundland on December 22, 1919, she was the daughter of the late William and Ellen (Penney) Cole. Margaret was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Margaret loved and cared for people all of her life. In her early years, she worked as a housekeeper and caregiver, hired privately by families to care for their elderly parents. She shared many fond memories of caring for residents at Mackies Nursing Home in New Aberdeen, Glace Bay. Margaret’s most treasured memories in her life were spent with her family, as she was a great story teller and enjoyed laughing. She’ll always be remember for her great love of her children, grand children and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her three daughters, Catherine ‘Kay’ (John), London Ont; Helen (Bruce), Diane (Ross), both of Glace Bay; four sons, Andrew (Mary-Anne) Ont., Raymond (Barb), Patrick, John (Cathy), all of Glace Bay. Margaret is survived by five generations of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grand children, as well as nieces and nephews’ A special mention to her beloved cat ,Fluffy who will miss her dearly.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Andrew; two children in infancy; two grandchildren and one great grandchild; sisters, Elizabeth, Lynn and brothers, Richard, Alex, Silas and William.

 Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 29th, 2018 from 1pm until time of service at 2pm all in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay, with Fr. Norman MacPhee presiding. Reception will follow in funeral home. Interment will be in St. Anne’s cemetery.

Donations in memory of Margaret Neary can be made to the local Alzheimer’s Society.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the amazing staff of the Victoria Haven Nursing Home with special mention to John, who she adored so much for the kindness and compassion provided to our mother during her stay.

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