Theresa MacLeod (MacNeil)
Born In: Inverside, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: October 19th, 1931
Passed in: Scotchtown, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 19th, 2012
Theresa Ann (MacNeil) MacLeod
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Theresa Ann (MacNeil) MacLeod on Oct. 19, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by family.
Born on Nov. 20, 1931, in Inverside, Cape Breton, she was the daughter of the late Dan Joe MacNeil and Mary Bell (MacKinnon) MacNeil.
‘Ma’ was educated in Broad Cove, Inverness, and attended her senior years at Mabou Convent. She graduated from Teachers’ College in Truro and also attended UCCB and Dalhousie University.
After her schooling, she started her career in teaching that continued for some 40 years. Her first year teaching was spent in a one-room schoolhouse in Broad Cove, after which she relocated to the Scotchtown area where she started her illustrious teaching career at Scotchtown Memorial School. She taught at Scotchtown school until its closing in 1986 and then finished her teaching career at Saint Michael’s and New Victoria schools.
She was a Brownie leader, a member of Saint Michael’s CWL, and ladies auxiliary. She also served two terms on Saint Michael’s parish council.
She was a lady of conviction, she spoke her mind, and she was true to her word. She left a lasting impression. She cherished her time with her children and grandchildren, especially at her summer home in Chimney Corner.
She is survived by daughters, Ann Marie (Ron) Elmore, North Carolina, Chris (Joey) Fitzharris, Cole Harbour; sons, Frankie (Karen), Scotchtown, Ronnie (Jackie), P.E.I., Dougie (Pattie-Anne), River Ryan. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Jose Alcaraz Elmore, Kathleen, Sarah, Meagan and Shannon Fitzharris, Nicola, Lydia and Cameron MacLeod and Kristen and Bradley MacLeod.
Theresa was the last surviving member of her family.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Angus Malcolm, sisters, Marie Smith, Mary MacRae, Anna Napoli, and brothers, Charlie and Daniel.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.
A funeral mass of celebration will take place Monday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, New Waterford. Cremation will follow.
Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
We do not die, our spirit lives on in those we leave behind.