September 2, 1921 – April 28, 2018
We are very sad that our mother, Rachael (Nash) Hussey, passed away peacefully at the Highland Manor on April 28, 2018 at the age of 96. Born in New Haven, Victoria County, she was the daughter of Thomas and Grace (Rogers) Nash. Mum was predeceased by Ben her husband, son Lennie and grandsons Ben and Jerome, brothers Walter, Jack, Thomas, and Skip (George), and sister Annie. Mum will be missed and lovingly remembered by her children Barb, Lorne (Emily), Norma (Reid), Stephen (Dale), Sherryll (Bob), Mark(Daryl) and step-daughter Ruby. Her grandchildren Alisha (Dave), Brian (Julie), Heather, Chris (Julia and her children Colby and Maria), Stacy (Michael), Aaron (Stephanie), Carla, Michael, and Veronica will remember Nanny as kind and loving. Grand Nan, will be remembered with love by great grandchildren Morgan, Deanna, Holly, Ben, Abby, Rachael, Braelyn, Ella, and Samantha.
Mum lived a long and full life, teaching school in various communities in Cape Breton during World War II and raising a large family. She was a member of the Home and School for the Neil’s Harbour Elementary school later serving as president. She was the first president of the Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 85, a member of the Anglican Church Women of St. Andrew’s Church, and a creative and enthusiastic leader of the Girl’s Auxiliary. When her family was grown, Rachael used the cooking skills learned raising a large family preparing nutritious and delicious meals while employed with the Buchanan Memorial Hospital.
Mum loved her family and she hosted many a meal for family visiting from other parts of Cape Breton, Ontario and the States. She liked to set a pretty table and was very creative with whatever was available to decorate the table. She loved holidays and special days. She marked these with decorations, special and delicious foods, and lots of love. Having been a teacher, she was a great believer in education and encouraged her children to work hard to get an education.
Mum called Highland Manor home for the last 10+ years. She was very happy being involved in the activities at the Manor, sharing her life with childhood friends and she often said she was spoiled with care. The family is very grateful for the love and care shown by the staff of the Highland Manor and the community support and love given Mum and the family over the past number of weeks. It has been a blessing to us all. Special thanks to Reverend Carolyn Sharp for her love and care of Mum and her support for our family.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at her home (Reid and Norma’s), 449 New Haven Road. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Neil's Harbour with interment of ashes immediately following the service. If you wish you can make a memorial gift to Highland Manor., Neil's Harbour, Palliative Care or the charity of your choice.
“Mother is food; she is love She is warmth, she is earth To be loved by her means to be alive, to be rooted, to be at home” by Erich From
- Ben Hussey, Husband
- Thomas Nash, Father
- Grace (Rogers) Nash, Mother
- Lennie Hussey, Son
- Barb ., Daughter
- Lorne (Emily), Son
- Norma (Reid), Daughter
- Stephen (Dale), Son
- Sherryll (Bob), Daughter
- Mark (Daryl), Son
- Ruby ., Step-Daughter
- Alisha (Dave); Brian (Julie); Heather, Grandchildren
- Chris (Julia and her children, Colby and Maria), Grandchildren
- Stacy (Michael); Aaron (Stephanie), Grandchildren
- Carla; Michael; Veronica, Grandchildren
- Ben and Jerome, Grandsons
- Morgan; Deanna; Holly, Great Grandchildren
- Ben; Abby; Rachael, Great Grandchildren
- Braelyn; Ella; Samantha, Great Grandch
- Walter, Jack, Thomas, George 'Skip', Brothers
- Annie ., Sister
- Visitation Tuesday, May 1, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, May 3, 2018
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May 5, 2018
Dear Sherryll and Family,
So very sorry for your loss of your mother, whose story is both wonderful and inspirational.
My deepest sympathies,
May 1, 2018
What a beautiful obituary for a remarkable woman. I can see where Sherryll gets her passion for lifelong learning and service to one's community. All the best to the extended Hussey family at this difficult time.