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Inverness Funeral Home

45 MacIsaac Street, Inverness, NS

OBITUARY

Theresa Margaret MacDonald

March 7, 1929July 7, 2020

MacDonald, Theresa Margaret, It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Theresa Margaret MacDonald, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday July 7, 2020. Born in Judique, on March 7, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Rory Angus and Christena Belle (Beaton) MacDonald. Theresa was a member of St. Andrews Church, Judique; and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by five nieces and four nephews. Theresa was predeceased by brothers, Angus John, Ronald( Late Kaye), Donald Francis, Joseph Andrew (Kaye); sisters, Anne Rousell (late Leonard), Jennie MacIsaac ( late Allan) and by niece, Darlene Reynolds. Theresa worked as a house keeper in Boston for over 30 years; always returning home to Cape Breton for the summer. We will so deeply miss our Aunt Theresa, her fierce independents, her generosity and concern for others, her strong Catholic faith, her remarkable memory, and her keen interest in geneology. Aunt Theresa had a great love of Cape Breton Fiddle Music, Gaelic songs, homemade cheese and biscuits, little dogs and a good game of Auction. We want to thank the owners and Staff of The Heritage House in Port Hood, for taking such good care of Aunt Theresa during her stay with them. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 14 at 11 a.m. in St. Andrews Parish Cemetery, Judique, with Fr. Allan MacMillan officiating. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made to St. Andrews Church, Building Fund, Judique or to a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

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Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • No Funeral Mass, No Visitation

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Augustina Poirier

July 13, 2020

I can't believe we'll be burying Theresa tomorrow. Though she was 91, it just seemed like she would always be there. The last time I visited her was on June 27th, outside at Heritage House, and she looked like a million dollars and was in such great cheer. My first memories of Theresa are when she and Frank and their mother, Christy Bell would visit my grandmother, back in the sixties. Since she came to live at her apartment in Judique, I enjoyed many visits with her and always felt blessed to be able to spend time with her.
And I looked forward to holidays when we would pick her up and she'd spend the afternoon and evening playing cards with us. She wanted to keep playing till the cards were in her favour!
So many memories of Cousin Theresa. My great grandmother Sarah, and Theresa's grandmother Jessie, who brought her up, were sisters. They were MacDonalds from Glencoe. I do hope she is very happy and rewarded for her kindness and many, many rosaries, the last being for the pandemic to end.
The staff of Heritage House were so good to her, and Cameron Chisholm became such a friend to her.
And as others have mentioned, Donna and Guy were there when she really needed them. Blessings on them and may we never forget Theresa.

Rose Poirier

July 13, 2020

Can't believe Theresa is not here. She was so very good to my son Vincent, always remembering him and sending presents. She was always cousin Theresa, but turned into quite the force in our family in latter years. I had the experience of playing auction with her and won't forget it. I know you'll be seeing Sadie and Henry in heaven. Rest in peace.

Rosie Poirier, Jim and Vincent McDonald

Danny and Mary Graham

July 13, 2020

To Theresa’s Relatives: We wish to express our sympathy on Theresa’s passing . She was a wonderful woman . We had many nice chats when we met usually centring on genealogy as we were relatives . We are very sorry to have her leave us yet relieved that she was spared a period of suffering.

Danny and Mary Graham

catherine macisaac

July 13, 2020

Sorry to hear of Theresa's passing.. we would talk on the phone everyday.. i'll always remember her as a great friend.. and she will be missed but always rememberted.. RIP

Cindy Potter

July 12, 2020

My fondest memory of my Aunt Theresa.....

As a little girl I would pump the water from the water pump at her Beaton Road home while all the while playing with her collie named Lassie and running free through the field of daisies with excitement.

She was a kind, caring and generous spirit who always enjoyed company, playing cards and always picked out that special novena for that person who may have been ill or who had just passed.

Your presence will be missed and I know there will be a group in heaven who are welcoming you with open arms and who are already organizing the next card game.

I love you,

Your niece Cindy
xoxo

Gerry MacIsaac

July 10, 2020

Wow I just noticed the address of the funeral home in Inverness is on MacIsaac st... Now I forgot to mention my sister Darlene would spend a vacation at least once a year in Cape Breton ,sometimes twice a year. She enjoyed her east coast heritage and spending her time with Aunt Theresa and uncle Frank.

Gerry MacIsaac

July 10, 2020

I would like to put out a thank you to Donna and Guy for being with Aunt Theresa right up to the end and for all of the many things they have been kept busy doing during this sad time of mourning. On behalf of our family. Thank you both. Gerry Elaine Cindy.

Gerry MacIsaac

July 10, 2020

Aunt Theresa lived a long life 91 years. Wow. Never sick or hardly ever had to take a pill or a prescription. She was always sharp as a tack. Always on top of her game. Nobody took Auction /Newfie Euchre more seriously than Aunt Theresa. It was so funny watching them play especially if my dad was involved in the game. He loved getting my Aunt Theresa wound up going 30 for 60 with nothing.😁 and then getting it lol. She was always happy to see her nieces and nephews. She has some very good friends in Judique and surrounding area that would stop by and visit her or take her shopping or out to events. I know she found the winters long and lonely after uncle Francis passed. She definately bypassed the waiting line at the pearly gates as she would have a VIP pass. Now she will be playing Auction with her siblings again. Love you Aunt Theresa your nephew Gerry MacIsaac.

Francie Gillis (nee MacDonald)

July 10, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Theresa Rod A’s ( as she was known to us) passing. We were neighbours of Rod A. & Christie Belle . We lived about 2 miles from them, our parents John Archie Francis & Helen often took us down to visit especially if Annie & Len, Theresa, Jenny or any of the boys from “away” were home. My father grew up with them . Then in later years , when we grew up & went on with our lives , we used to take time to go visit Francis & Theresa when we would come back to St. Ninian. My two brothers , who still live in St. Ninian would help Francis out around the homestead.
May Theresa Rest In Peace. I am sure there was some tunes & Gaelic spoken when she arrived in Heaven.

Rita Warner

July 9, 2020

Our card games will never be the same,missing you Thresa!
Many stormy Sundays were enjoyed for hours of games played and Augustinas tea to followBid 25 without a five!
Love to all your family left behind!
Rita Warner and Chuck Burke

FROM THE FAMILY