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Rayelene Mackley

Rayelene Mackley

Born In: Sydney

Passed on: August 26th, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rayelene Gerhart Mackley of Sydney, N.S. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at the age of 71.
Born in Sydney, Rayelene was a daughter of the late Raymond and Mamie (Bryden) Mackley.
Rayelene graduated from St. Rita’s School of Nursing as an RN in 1963. An accomplished nurse, she worked in surgical and intensive care units for the duration of her career. Rayelene began her career as a surgical supervisor at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, California where she worked for almost a decade. She then continued her work at St. Rita’s Hospital in Sydney. Rayelene worked in ICU as both head nurse and nurse until her retirement and was also active in her local community as a CPR instructor for many years. In May 2013, Rayelene was proud to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of her graduation from St. Rita’s School of Nursing.
Rayelene was predeceased by her parents; sisters, Caroline (Henry) Stockley, Dorothy (Larry) Dobranski, Helen (John) Goucher, Jean (Charlie) McInnis; brothers, Reginald (Claire) Mackley and Raymond Mackley, in infancy.
She is survived by her twin sister, Pauline (Pius) Campbell, Jamesville, N.S. (formerly of Sydney), sister, Mildred (the late Clinton) MacNeil and brother John (Genevieve) Mackley, both of Sydney. A favourite aunt, Rayelene will be greatly missed by her numerous nieces and nephews.
Wake to take place at St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona, N.S. on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 from 4-9 p.m. Liturgy of Christian burial will be celebrated by Fr. Paul Abbass on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at 11 a.m., St. Columba Church, Iona. Burial will follow in McKinnon Harbour Cemetery.
Our heartfelt thanks go to Dr. Paul Murphy for his care and compassion during the past many years. The family also wishes to acknowledge the excellent care given to Rayelene by Continuing Care (Home Care and the VON). Special thanks as well to friends Jeanette Williams and Rhonda Forbes.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.
Donations may be made in Rayelene’s memory to a charity of your choice.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.


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