Jeanette O'Toole

26 May, 194220 February, 2021

With love, sadness and peace, we announce the passing of Jeanette (Theriault) O’Toole, 78 years, on Saturday February 20, 2021. Born in Sydney on May 26, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Sarah (Joshua) and Raymond Theriault. She was a dedicated teacher for over 30 years, enlisting her own children to help with classroom decorations and projects, spending most of her career as primary teacher and Principal at Eastmount School in Whitney Pier. Jeanette is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, Russell, daughter Jill (home), son Sean (Blackett’s Lake), daughter Jennifer (Brad) and grandsons Spencer and Carter Richard (Wolfville) and sisters Paulette (Willie) Ball, Claire (Gerry) Campbell, Raylene Theriault, brother-in-law Carl Hartigan all of Sydney, and brother Paul (Nicole), PEI, sister-in-law Pat (Donnie) Munroe, Sydney, brother-in-law Donnie (Linda) O’Toole, Montreal and many nieces and nephews, she was pre-deceased by sister Emily Hartigan and sister-in-law Bernadette (Donnie) Almon, mother-in-law and father-in-law Florence and Russell Sr. O’Toole. She was a crafter, selling crocheted ornaments and tea towels with partner Arlene Harris in many craft shows in Sydney and Halifax. She was an avid traveller and camper. She especially enjoyed trips to the United States, where she also loved to shop. She loved holidays, decorating, and playing bingo. Donations in memory may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County. Cremation has taken place. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions, we have chosen to have a private funeral. Those wishing to attend virtually may join the livestream at 11:00am on Wednesday, Feb. 24 on TW Curry’s Facebook page. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting The family would like to thank the staff of ICU and Palliative Care at the CBRH, also special thank you to the caregivers at City Homemakers for their excellent care.


  • Russell, Husband
  • Jill, Daughter
  • Sean, Son
  • Jennifer (Brad), Daughter
  • Spencer Richard, Grandchild
  • Carter Richard, Grandchild
  • Paulette Ball (Willie), Sister
  • Claire Campbell (Gerry), Sister
  • Raylene Theriault, Sister
  • Carl Hartigan, Brother-in-law
  • Paul (Nicole), Brother
  • Pat Munroe (Donnie), Sister-in-law
  • Donnie O’Toole (Linda), Brother-in-law
  • Sarah (Joshua) & Raymond Theriault, Parents (deceased)
  • Emily Hartigan, Sister (deceased)
  • Bernadette Almon (Donnie), Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Florence & Russell Sr. O’Toole, Parents-in-law (deceased)
  • Jeanette also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.



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Joseph and Carol DZIUBEK and Family

28 February 2021

To the O'Toole Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Margaret Young

27 February 2021

I remember Jeanette as a good friend from childhood days on Bentinck Street. Her family home was a warm and welcoming place, where her kind-hearted and gentle parents passed on their spirit of generosity to their children, and they on to the next generation, where it thrives still. I remember Jeannette's outgoing, positive nature, and I can still hear, in memory, her quick and hearty laughter.

Flrank Mac Phee

26 February 2021

You have my sincere condolence

Anne Trudeau

25 February 2021

Yesterday I learned of Jeanette’s passing and yesterday someone shared this with me. I thought I would pass it along to you at this time.

Grief never exits ...but it changes.
It’s a passage , not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith...
It is the price of Love.

Our thoughts are with you and family,
Anne and Norm Trudeau

Brian and Catherine Moore

24 February 2021

We were so sorry to hear about Jeanette’s passing. She will always be remembered for her kindness, thoughtfulness and caring nature. May the many happy memories of your dear mother bring you peace and strength during this difficult time. May God bless you all.

Angela Kieley

24 February 2021

Jennifer and Family: Sending sincere condolences to you all in the passing of your Mom/Grandmother. May all of the beautiful memories you shared together help you through the days and months ahead.

Alicia Canova

24 February 2021

Russel,Jill and family...condolences on the passing of Jeanette..take care and God bless you all..
Alicia Canova

Linda Thompson

24 February 2021

So sorry for your loss. I hope that with the help of family, friends and all your good memories of Jeanette help to bring you some comfort at this difficult time. Hugs and prayers, Linda and Don💔

Cathy and Richard Barrington

24 February 2021

Russell and family, so sorry to hear of Jeanette's passing. She was a wonderful person who enjoyed life and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Alan, Pauline and Alana Falconer

24 February 2021

Raylene and family,

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

From the Family