Mary Jane MacNeil
Passed on: December 30th, 2012
We regret to announce the passing of Mary Jane McNeil, 91, of Dominion, and a recent resident of Seaview Manor, Glace Bay. Mary Jane passed away at the Glace Bay Hospital on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.
Born in Joggin Mines, Mary Jane was the daughter of the late Oscar and Marie (Bartels) Vanderlinden.
She was a homemaker whose greatest passion was her husband and family. In her younger years she as an avid swimmer and skater and in winter you could often find her and Sonny gliding around Ben’s Rink. She loved handcrafting, baseball and playing cards, but her biggest joy was seeing a yard full of kinds at play. She had a heart as big as her personality and never hesitated to help someone in need.
Mary Jane will be sadly missed by her two sons, Walter (Toni) and Brian, both of Dominion; cherished grandchildren, Lisa McNeil Campbell (Graham), Carrie McNeil (Colin) and great-grandchildren, Carter and Gabrielle McNeil and Presley Hynes; brother, Noel Vanderlinden.
Besides her parents, Mary Jane was predeceased by her loving husband, Sonny, sisters, Hortense LeMoine, Laura Larabee, Val Boutilier, brother, Auguste and grandson, Scott.
Mary Jane’s family is honoring her wishes. Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in the funeral home. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at St. Eugene’s Church, Dominion, with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.
Donations in Mary Jane’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, the Red Cross Loaner Program or a charity of one’s choice
Online condolences to the McNeil family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.