Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed in: Victoria Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: July 26th, 2012
As time passes we all lose a loved one. We have lost our mother, Oma, Bisabuela, sister and good friend.
On July 26, 2012 Saint Peter opened the gates to allow her to spend eternal life with her saviour, Jesus Christ.
Born in Sydney, Evelyn was the eldest daughter of the late Bernie and Marion (Burt) Ley. Evelyn worked for over 34 years for Maritime Tel&Tel as an operator/supervisor. She was a valued employee with a strong work ethic. After her retirement she volunteered with various organizations such as New Beginnings as a co-ordinator, Saint Joseph's and Saint Alphonsus' youth ministry, Cursillo at Villa Madonna and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. “Ma” was know for her deep love and great devotion to all her children and grandchildren. As in her last words when she expressed her thoughts to the palliative care doctor " I not only love them, I adore them".
Evelyn is survived by her five children, Tom, Ottawa, Ont., Darlene (Kip) Hannigan, Coldbrook, N.S., Raylene (Doug), Barrie, Ont., Darrell and Shaun, both from Victoria Mines. Grandchildren, Keith, Cayle, Christopher, Shannon, Kendra, Mitchell, Farrah, Alec and Kaitlyn. Great-grandchildren, Thomas, Sarah, Lucie, Sophie, Rowen and another on the way. Brothers, Gord (Kathy) Ley, Bill (Alice) Ley, Donnie (Sandy) Ley, Brian (Tonya) Ley. Sisters, Myrna (Pat) Delaney, Diane MacInnis, Florence Sampson, Debbie (Dave) Mullins; sister-in-law, Marie Delaney as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Tom, brothers-in-law, Frank Sampson and Ron Delaney.
A celebration of Evelyn's life will be held on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexander St., Sydney, with Fr. Bedford Doucette officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of ones choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
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