Marjorie Dolena (MacIsaac) Haley
Born In: Inverness, Canada
Passed on: February 8th, 2013
After 12 days surrounded by prayers, laughter, tears, kisses and reminiscing, we sadly announce the passing of our loving mother, Marjorie Dolena (MacIsaac) Haley at the age of 88. She passed away in the early hours of Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at MacGillivrary Guest Home in Sydney, where she had resided for the past five years.
Born in Inverness, she was the daughter of the late John Archie and Mary Ann (Deagle) MacIsaac.
She was the loving wife of the late Thomas ‘Tom’ Haley and the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mother graduated in 1946 from Hotel Dieu Hospital School of Nursing in Campbellton, N.B. After graduation she worked at hospitals in Toronto, Campbellton and Inverness before marrying our Dad in 1952. Her last nursing position was at the TB Annex in Point Edward before settling in to being a stay-at-home mom. Mother was a former resident of New Aberdeen, Glace Bay, and a former parishioner of St. John’s parish. While at St. John’s she was a longtime member of St. Ann’s Society and the Guild.
She is survived by daughters, Ann (Keith) Musgrave, Whycocomagh, and their children Tom, Jeffery and Lisa (Jason) Fugleberg; Eileen (Sam) Applin, Antigonish, and their children Heather (Ryan) Hanley and Aaron (Nicole); Elizabeth (Jimmy) Noel, Harrietsfield, and their children Lindsay and Tracy; Patricia (Yvan) Tremblay, Sydney, and their children Christopher, Sarah and Kathleen; Diane (Barry) Vaters, Port Hawkesbury, and their children Jeremy and Jason; sons, Allan (Doreen), Truro, and their children Joel and Dustin; Michael (Karen), Glace Bay, and their children Steven and Kevin. Along with the 16 grandchildren, Mother is survived by three great-grandchildren, James and Elizabeth Noel-O’Leary and Patrick Hanley. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Gerard (Frances) Haley, Amherst; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Poirier, Annie Martha ‘Tootsie’ VanVolsen and brother Roderick ‘Bobby’, all of Inverness.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful staff of MacGillivray Guest Home and also the Sisters of CND-2 who were very accommodating so we could all be close to Mother. We are grateful for the tender care and love given to our mother over these past years and for the kindness and compassion shown to us especially during these past weeks. We would also like the thank Fr. Michael Rankin for providing Mother the opportunity to attend daily mass, and for his many visits and blessings.
Visitation for mother will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Monday, Feb. 11, 2013) in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass officiated by Fr. Norman MacPhee will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Holy Cross Church, Seaview Street, Glace Bay. A reception will immediately follow the funeral mass. Interment will take place following the reception in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, where mother will be laid to eternal rest next to our dad.
Donations may be made in memory of Mother to “Friends of MacGillivray”, c/o MacGillivray Guest Home or to Chalice, c/o 445 Sackville Dr., Suite 1, Lower Sackville, N.S., B4C 2S1.
Online condolences may be sent to the Haley family via, www.vjmcgillivray.ca.