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Idella Elizabeth Best

Idella Elizabeth Best

Passed on: March 16th, 2017

We, the family regret to announce the passing of our beloved mother, Idella Best, age 74, on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Sydney, Idella was the daughter of the late Harold and Annabell (Gero) Kirton. Idella was a mother to Kim, Whitfield, Robert and Missy. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary, Joyce, Julie, Lena, Allistar, Wanda and Annabell; father of her children, Whitfield Best; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Idella was predeceased by her sister, Charlotte and brothers, Alonzo and Eleazor. Mom’s whole life was her family. She was an active member of St. Philips African Orthodox Church, Whitney Pier. Idella worked for 38 years at the Peter Pan Daycare, Whitney Pier. She loved church bingo, darts and aerobic fitness classes. She enjoyed going for breakfast and day trips with her friends especially, Friday grocery shopping with her sister. Mommy’s biggest joy was spending time with family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. Visitation for the late Idella Best will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. in St. Philips African Orthodox Church, Whitney Pier, with Patriarch Vincent Waterman officiating. Following the Mass a reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 128, Whitney Pier. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date.
Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, hospital staff and friends who provided special care to our beloved mother during her time of need.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Idella may be made to St. Philips African Orthodox Church, Altar Guild. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.


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