T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel

755 George Street, Sydney, NS


Madeline Theresa Moss

October 13, 1934October 26, 2019
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MOSS, Madeline Theresa Sydney We the family with heartfelt sadness regret to announce the passing of Madeline Theresa (Hollohan) Moss of Sydney on October 26, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Madeline was born to William and Johanna (Cashin) Hollohan of Whitney Pier on October 13, 1934. Madeline is survived by her sons, Glenn, Sydney, Kevin (Harriett), Port Caledonia, Darren (Jennifer), Westmount and daughter, Jo-Ann (Doug Mombourquette), Sydney; grandchildren, Nicole (Lawrence), Megan, Breagh (Kyle), Kyle, Alyssa (Daniel), Alex, Jordan, and Carlie; brother, Ted (Joan), Alberta and sister, Margie Gallivan, Connecticut, ex-husband , Leo Moss. Also survived by many special nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Madeline was predeceased by her brothers, Paul (Selena), Tom (Annie), Jim (Eva “Babe”), Richard, Donnie (Inez); sisters, Mary(Malcolm) MacAulay, Sr. Elizabeth Hollohan; brother in law, James Gallivan. Madeline was a woman of great faith; she graduated from Normal College in Truro with her teaching diploma in 1954. She taught school in Sydney until her children were born and then became a full time mother. Madeline was an avid dart player, meticulous seamstress, loved to play cards, read, crochet, skate, knit, swim and travel. She especially enjoyed family gatherings and being surrounded by her loved ones. Thanks to MacGillivary Guest Home where she resided the past 2 years. A special thanks to An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the CBRH. Funeral Mass will be celebrated, 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Saint Theresa’s Church, Fr. Dennis Lamey will officiate. Donations in memory may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton. Online condolences may be sent to her family by visiting www.twcurry.com


  • William Hollohan, Father (deceased)
  • Johanna (Cashin) Hollohan, Mother (deceased)
  • Glenn Moss, Son
  • Kevin (Harriett) Moss, Son
  • Darren (Jennifer) Moss, Son
  • Jo-Ann (Doug Mombourquette), Daughter
  • Nicole (Lawrence), Megan, Breagh (Kyle), Kyle, Grandchildren
  • Alyssa (Daniel), Alex, Jordan, Carlie, Grandchildren
  • Ted (Joan) Hollohan, Brother
  • Paul (Selena) Hollohan, Brother (deceased)
  • Tom (Annie) Hollohan, Brother (deceased)
  • Jim (Eve ' Babe') Hollohan, Brother (deceased)
  • Richard Hollohan, Brother (deceased)
  • Donnie (Inez) Hollohan, Brother (deceased)
  • Margie Gallivan, Sister
  • Mary (Malcolm) MacAulay, Sister (deceased)
  • Sr. Elizabeth Hollohan, Sister (deceased)
  • James Gallivan, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Leo Moss, Ex-Husband
  • Madeline is also survived by many special nieces and nephews.


  • Funeral Mass Thursday, October 31, 2019


Madeline Theresa Moss

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gail muir

October 31, 2019

Darren,Jennifer and family: Sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mom. A Mom who was a teacher - has ever more special qualities to pass on to their children and grandchildren--- The love of learning . We hope you have lots of good memories.
Gail Muir and family

Launa Rafuse

October 30, 2019

To All of Madeline's Family,
We were so saddened to hear about Madeline's passing. She was such a wonderful lady and she was a big part of my life since I can remember. I have lots of fawned memories over the years from swimming in my parents pool, vacations in Florida and her visits to see us in Ontario. We will miss seeing her when home to Cape Breton in the summer. Thinking of you all in this difficult time.
Her memories and spirit lives on in each of you.....
Love and Hugs Brad, Launa Jensen and Keldan.

Reid Moore

October 29, 2019

Dear Darren , Jennifer and family. So sorry for your loss. May God grant you his peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Ernie & Joyce (Matheson) MacIntyre

October 29, 2019

The Moss Family:

Our Sincere Condolences go out to you all during this difficult time. We were saddened to learn of Madeline's passing. Thinking of You All.

Dan and Donna MacRury

October 29, 2019

Dear Kevin, Glenn and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Thinking of you during this sad time.
Dan and Donna MacRury

tammy MacNeil

October 29, 2019

I cannot express in words how deeply sorry I am to Madeline's entire family. She was a force to be reckoned with and yet, had such a gentle way. Her presence in a room was not only noticed, it commanded respect. In the time that I was fortunate to have known her I admired her more with each encounter...and became so fond of her voice, her laugh and her stories. Being with her family was the highlight of her days here on earth...it was so easy to see. Madeline thank you for your talents, your wisdom, your kindness...and for passing it on to your family. They each have these wonderful qualities. Their profound loss is heaven's gain. Expressing my sincere condolences and love to Joann, Doug, Jordan, Carlie, and the rest of her wonderful family.xoxo

Stephen Jessome

October 29, 2019

Darren, the Moss family and extended family.
My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom and loved one. I have very fond memories of your mom while we all hung out on Sutherland Street.
May she rest in peace. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Russ Green

October 29, 2019

Darren, Jennifer and family. My deepest sympathy to all at this difficult time. Darren you are in my thoughts.

Anne MacRury MacIntyre

October 29, 2019

To the Moss family, our sincere condolences in the loss of your wonderful Mother and Grandmother. May your memories help you in this most difficult time.

Sincerely, Howie and Anne MacRury MacIntyre