September 13, 1921 – May 31, 2020
Cora Comeau (nee Amirault) passed away peacefully at the age of 98 on May 31, 2020 in the Villa Acadienne in Meteghan, N.S. She was one of 13 children born in New Edinburgh to Telesphore and Mary (Doucet) Amirault. She is survived by her sisters, Yvonne (Ray) Arsenault and Arthenise (Eloi) Robichaud, and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Victor (Antoinette), Hilaire (Celia), and Emile, and by her sisters, Gladys (Philip) Amirault, Pauline (Roy) Trahan, Evelyn (Edwin) Amirault, Armeline (Gilbert) Theriault, Marguerite (Albert) Blinn, Rose (Alfred) Gaudet, and Jacqueline (Everett) Middler. She was also predeceased by her first husband, Edward Bohan (Connecticut), and by her second husband, Albert Comeau (Meteghan). Cora was very proud of the various careers that she had during her lifetime. She graduated from Truro Normal College in 1941 and taught school in the Clare region before moving to Halifax to start a new career working in medical records at the V.G. Hospital. In 1966, she married Eddie Bohan and moved to Connecticut. After Eddie passed away, she started working at Yale University as a medical secretary. While working at Yale, Cora met and married her second husband, Albert Comeau, in 1973. Cora and Albert retired and moved back to Nova Scotia in the late 70s. In her retirement, Cora enjoyed golfing and spending time with friends and family at her camp by the shore. She was kind-hearted and thoughtful, helping others whenever she could, and would always make her famous rum cake to donate to the Villa’s fundraiser bake sales. A memorial service will be held at a later date when we can gather to honour and remember her. Thank you to the nurses and caregivers at the Villa for looking after Cora since 2009. Donations may be made in Cora’s memory to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation, or to the Alzheimer’s Society of N.S. Share a memory, or leave an online condolence at www.jaynesweymouth.com
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June 11, 2020
So sorry to learn that Cora passed away, I have fond memories of her and her gentle way. She was so pleasant to meet and speak with, it was sad to see her decline in these last years .
My deepest sympathy to her family and friends, may she rest in peace.
Michelle Langille (LeBlanc)
June 9, 2020
I remember Cora as someone in the Clare community who was a friend to the families of both my mother and father. My mother Cerita (Deveau) and my father Francois LeBlanc). I have pictures of her as a teacher to some of my aunts and uncles along with pictures of my parents, their siblings & cousins at her camp. I remember her showing up at my grandparents funerals and popping into my grandmother and aunts house when I would visit. In my mind, she was "fin" a beautiful, elegant woman with a kind heart to all those she encountered and always knew when to show up. I have fond memories of conversations I had with her as a child.
June 2, 2020
Cora would often tell stories of working for Dr. Bethune at the VG and living in Halifax. I think she genuinely enjoyed working there.
It was always fun to visit The Camp (back in the day)...especially when you could walk from the bar at low tide.
It was sad to she her decline before she entered The Villa and though death is a solemn occasion, it is nice to know that Cora is at peace.
June 2, 2020
I still remember going to Cora’s cottage by the sea and walking the shoreline there. So pretty! Also remember that delicious rum cake she used to serve us.