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Mary Tena (Joe) Young

Mary Tena (Joe) Young

Born In: Chapel Island, Nova Scotia
Born: August 19th, 1937

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Passed on: September 25th, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Tena (Joe) Young. Mary passed away on September 25, 2017, at the age of 80 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Born August 19, 1937 in Chapel Island she was a daughter of the late John and Mary I. (Googoo) Joe.
Mary was a member of the Mi Kmaq choir. Mary worked as a hospital taxi driver for many years. She loved to knit socks and mittens for all the children and was an avid bingo player, enjoying it right up until last week. Mary was a residential School Survivor.
She is survived by her daughters, Ann (Richard) Poulette, Mary Isabel Boulten, Eunice Cabot, Sandra Young, Bernadina Poulette, Danielle Poulette; sons, Walter J. Young, Peter J. Young (Marcia), Fredrick Young, Edward (Beverly) Young, Maynard Young (Jennifer), Rodney Young; sister, Mary C. Francis; brothers, Benedict Joe, Edward Joe; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and godchildren.
She was predeceased by husband, Walter; brothers, John, Noel, Fabian, Wilfred, Levi and sister, Mary Theresa; grandson, Douglas Young; foster children, Carl Lafford, Clifton Paul and Gilbert Sark.
Visitation for Tena Young will begin after 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 28 at 8 Walter’s Lane, Eskasoni.
Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 30 at Holy Family Church with Fr. Martin MacDougall officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery, Eskasoni.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com.


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