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Mary Alena Delaney

Mary Alena ­Delaney, 99, formerly of Lakevale, passed away peacefully in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, on September 16, 2014.
Born in Dunmaglass, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Ronald “D.R” and Catherine (Gillis) MacGillivray.
Mary was a school teacher and homemaker and taught school in several communities throughout Cape Breton and Eastern Nova Scotia. Mary had a deep faith and in earlier years was an active member of St. Columba Parish, Lakevale, and was a long-serving member of the Catholic Women’s League.
She is loved and will be sadly missed by her five sons: William (Patricia), Halifax; Gerard (Elaine), Merigomish; Martin (Mary Jo), Dartmouth; Harold (Brenda), Springhill and Pete (Irma), Lakevale; seven grandchildren: Jim (Arlene), Ottawa; Susan (Stephan Hoddinott), Dartmouth; Colleen (Angus Taylor), Calgary; Christa (Trevor Sanders), Ottawa; Dawn (Huy Nguyen), Calgary; Michael (Laura), Halifax and Sarah, Fredericton; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret MacLellan, Cloverville, Antigonish County; and brother, Charles, Mississauga, Ontario.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband James B. “Jim”; sisters, Katherine Stewart and Teresa MacDonald; brothers: Donald, John, Alexander, and Bernard; and daughter-in-law, Connie (MacEachern) Delaney.
Special thanks to the staff at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home and her personal caregivers for their loving care.
Visitation will be held Friday in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Columba Church, Lakevale, with Rev. Evo DiPierro presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery.
In Memoriam, donations to the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation or St. Columba Parish appreciated.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

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