Mary Ann (Handly) Barry
Born In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: July 23rd, 2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Barry who died peacefully surrounded by her family at the Northside General Hospital on Monday, July 23, 2012, at the age of 85.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was a mother like no other.
Mary was the daughter of the late Alexander and Rebecca (Cantwell) Handley. Mary shared many happy years with her late husband Alexander Barry with whom she is now reunited in heaven after 22 long years.
She is survived by her children, Alex (Colleen), Little Pond, her daughter-in-law, Carol, Sydney Mines, Margie (Ed), Truro, Catherine (Steve), New Waterford, Denny, Sydney Mines, Jimmy (Cindy), Sydney Mines, Joey, Ontario, Billy, Sydney Mines, Colleen (Paul), New Brunswick, and Edna (Glen), North Sydney. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and her last surviving sister Theresa Hewitt, Peterborough, Ont.
She was predeceased by her sons, James, Billy and Paul and her daughter, Rebecca many years ago as well as the recent passing of her son, Jerry, February 2011 and her daughter-in-law, Debbie, December 2011. She was also predeceased by her grandson, Eddie and her sisters, Rebecca, Annie Mae, Marguerite and her brothers, Bill, Jim and Alex.
Our mom lived soley for her family and her friends. She was happiest when she was making her pies and her famous home fries. She was the rock of our family and was always willing to help, whether it be a helping hand or a comforting ear. We will love and miss her forever.
The family would like to thank the Northside Homemakers for their care of our mother. They put a smile on our mom’s face each day they arrived. We are forever grateful. We also extend our thanks to the staff of 4 West Northside General Hospital and especially to Dr. Kohlsmith for his many years of compassion he showed to our mom.
Visitation today (Tuesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the C.B. Regional Hospital Oncology Patient Care Fund or to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to email@example.com.