West Coast Region ~ Codroy District
Transcribed by Cathie Grant from Cape Breton PostTeresa Margaret 'Tess' MacDonald 88, New Waterford, Nova Scotia
It is with deep sadness that the family of Teresa Margaret 'Tess' MacDonald announce her passing on July 27, 2004, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney Born in Searston, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late John Alexander and Catherine Jane (Downey) Hynes. She was a devoted wife and loving mother to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Teresa was an active member of Mount Carmel parish, where she was dedicated to her work with the St. Anne's Society and greatly enjoyed her volunteer participation in the Joy Program. She was an avid seamstress and shared this creative passion through teaching night classes with the community schools program. She had an enthusiastic love of life and will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched with her kindness and generosity. She is survived by two sons, Glen (Kaye), Dartmouth, N.S., Kevin (Anita), Coxheath, N.S.; two daughters, Eileen (Sonny) Snell, Pidgeon Lake, Ont., Karen Ann (John) MacKinnon, Lower Sackville, N.S.; one sister, Patricia Shields, Victoria, B.C.; two brothers, Leonard, Searston, Nfld., Bernard, Oromocto, N.B.; 13 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William 'Billy'; sisters, Mary-Stella,Eileen and Dorothy; brothers, Leo, Gerard and James and a grandson, Anthony Tony' Snell. Visitation will be held on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral mass will be held at Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford on Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Reception to follow in the Carmel Center. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of ones choice.