Inverness Funeral Home

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Christena Margaret Marple

September 4, 1937August 22, 2019

Christena Margaret Marple, age 81, of Inverness Inverary Manor, and formerly from Margaree Harbour, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in Inverary Manor. Christena was born September 4, 1937 in Margaree Harbour and was a daughter of the late John Lewis Marple and Mary Christena (MacDonnell) Marple. She is survived by her sisters, Helen Deagle, Inverness and Mildred Johnson in East Margaree brothers, Richard (Joy) Ontario, Jackie, British Columbia, and Winston (Jeannine) Margaree Harbour and many nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Ralph, infant brother, sister and brother-in-law’s Lawrence Deagle and Charles Johnson. Christena worked at various jobs and many in the local area remember her as the gatekeeper at St. Anne’s. She also worked for Alexander Graham Bell’s grandson as a nanny for his children both in Cape Breton and USA. Christena loved to play jokes, cards, games, bingo, darts and fishing. This past summer Christena had the opportunity to go fishing twice with the Manor and she loved it. She always was smiling and loved when you stopped in for a visit. Christena will be greatly missed by all those who loved her. At Christena’s request, there is no visitation or funeral mass. A graveside burial will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Christena may be made to the Inverary Manor, Inverness where Christena lived the past few years and where she meet many people who cared for her as she cared for them. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com


  • Mary Chrstena (MacDonnell) Marple, Mother (deceased)
  • John Lewis Marple, Father (deceased)
  • Helen Deagle, Sister
  • Mildred Johnson, Sister
  • Richard (Joy) Marple, Brother
  • Jackie Marple, Brother
  • Winston (Jeannine) Marple, Brother
  • Christena is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Ralph, infant brother, sister and brother-in-law’s Lawrence Deagle and Charles Johnson.

  • Inverary Manor


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Christena Margaret Marple

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Henry LeBlanc

September 30, 2019

Helen,Mildred,Winston and family i am so sorry to hear about Christina.
Please accept my sincere condolences

Henry J.LeBlanc

Roger Marple

September 18, 2019

I can remember as a child my aunt Christena staying with us in our home.

I was running around our house one day burning up some energy. Aunt Christena would shake her head and say better slow down, God will get ya.

I remember running into the kitchen wiping out ass over tea kettle on a freshly waxed floor. She giggled and said I told you God would get you.

Ever since that day if she said God will get ya (something she said often to me) I would give her a second look wondering if she had a direct line to God...

She would put me on her lap and pinch both my cheeks saying I was a cheeky little devil. Every time we would talk over the years she would say why there you are you cheeky little devil and pinch my cheeks. : )

I'm all the better person having her in my life.

She will be missed, but having said that we all have wonderful memories we hold dear to our heart for her.


August 29, 2019

One of my favourite people and a good friend the likes of which most people don't deserve, I have many fond memories of fishing, hunting playing cards and talking "rasslin" with Christena. she was a trooper and took excellent care of my boys when they were young. Being a storyteller I still include many memories of her in my ramblings. My most sincere condolences to all of her family.

Willena Murphy

August 28, 2019

Christena will always be in my heart!! A dear friend, always. I'll miss our Hugs & our stories, our card games and our laughs, our "little secrets" and our friendship!!! RIP Christena. I know you will be always looking over your family and your friends in "your own special way". .. RIP ... Love & Hugs always XOXO

Janice Ferguson

August 28, 2019

So very sorry to hear she has left.She was always so pleasant & kind.My sincere sympathy to her families especially her sister Helen Deagle.

Bobby and Laura Fortune

August 27, 2019

So sorry to the family for your loss, she was a terrific lady

catherine maclean

August 27, 2019

RIP ,CHRISTENA,,We will make sure the love birds are tucked in every night


August 27, 2019

Condolences to all the family of Christina, may she rest in peace

Jo-Ann Gallant

August 27, 2019

Christina was a beautiful person who we would play jokes and tease my dad Leo. My dearest sympathies to the family. Winston you will have big shoes to fill

Bertha Doucet

August 27, 2019

so very sorry for your loss.christin was a fine lady