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Marie Kacevychius

August 15, 1935November 15, 2020
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It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother Marie Ann (MacNeil) Kacevychius on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the age 85. She passed away at home surrounded by family. Born in Benacadie Pond, she was the daughter of the late Allan H. and Catherine MacNeil.

Marie is survived by her children Allan (Wendy), Robert “Bob”, Joanne McNutt (Greg) and Marlene Urquhart (Sandy), her grandchildren Kyle (Sara), Evan, Reilley, Conor and Alia, and great-grandchildren Brynlee and Carson. Marie is also survived by her sister Sheila Chiasson (Clarence).

Besides her parents, Mom is predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Joseph “Cash”, her son Wayne, her siblings, Mabel (Sol) Fewer, Michael “Mickey”, Irene MacLennan (Freddie), Joseph, Louise (Ed) Dwyer and Margaret Ann. Mom was also survived by and known as “Nan” to many family and friends but most of all had the honour of being “Aunt Nan” to some of the most amazing nieces and nephews who she enjoyed many laughs and making wonderful memories over the years. She will be missed by all of them.

A long time resident of Sydney’s North end, Mom attended Holy Angels High and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She was employed for many years at F.W. Woolworths in Sydney. In 2016, Mom relocated to Truro to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She then moved into Eden Hall, Cedarstone Enhanced Care, but her heart was always in Cape Breton. While at Cedarstone, Mom made many friends with staff and residents who became part of her extended family. Mom and her friend Shirley were inseparable and the two of them along with Elsie were always up for fun, laughs and causing mischief. Mom was always the instigator of trouble but was quick to deny her part in these antics. We often heard her say, “Who me? Nooo. I am an angel!”

Mom was a woman of strong faith, was so proud of the family she raised and was happiest when we were together. She modelled and taught us the importance of working hard and taking pride in a job well done. Mom was a wonderful baker and was known for her apple pies and pork pies. She was an avid reader and loved to do puzzles. Mom had a special place in her heart reserved for animals, caring for those that did not have a home, and often adopting them. Her cat Sam stayed near her in her last weeks, giving comfort to them both. We are grateful for the fact that her dementia did not have the opportunity to take her from us, or us from her.

We loved her dearly and are so proud of her. Knowing she is reunited with Dad gives us great comfort that they are together again.

A private service will be held at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish with Fr. Bill Burke presiding. Those wishing may attend virtually by joining our livestream on TW Curry’s Facebook page on Friday, Nov. 20 at 1pm. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.twcurry.com If desired, donations may be made to the SPCA or Hospice Cape Breton.

  • FAMILY

  • Allan (Wendy), Son
  • Robert “Bob”, Son
  • Joanne McNutt (Greg), Daughter
  • Marlene Urquhart (Sandy), Daughter
  • Kyle (Sara), Grandchild
  • Evan, Grandchild
  • Reilley, Grandchild
  • Conor, Grandchild
  • Alia, Grandchild
  • Brynlee, Great Grandchild
  • Carson, Great Grandchild
  • Sheila Chiasson (Clarence), Sister
  • Joseph “Cash”, Husband (deceased)
  • Allan H. & Catherine MacNeil, Parents (deceased)
  • Wayne, Son (deceased)
  • Mabel Fewer (Sol), Sister (deceased)
  • Michael “Mickey”, Brother (deceased)
  • Irene MacLennan (Freddie), Sister (deceased)
  • Joseph, Brother (deceased)
  • Louise Dwyer (Ed), Sister (deceased)
  • Margaret Ann, Sister (deceased)
  • Marie had the honour of being “Aunt Nan” to some of the most amazing nieces and nephews.

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Michael Maclellan

November 22, 2020

Sorry to her of your mother’s passing. I have fond memories of your mother greetings at the door when l be heading to the third floor to hang with Alan and Bob.

Kelly Dickie

November 19, 2020

Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Sorry for your loss. Sending much love to Joanne and family. xo

“Brownie” & Kelly Dickie

Gloria and Ray Rolfe

November 19, 2020

Sorry to hear of your moms passing,she was a great lady.Ray and Gloria Rolfe

Debbie Ellis

November 19, 2020

JoAnne:

I was so sorry to read about your mom's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

Debbie

Wendy King

November 18, 2020

Marlene, Sandy and family....my and Ian’s hearts are with you during this difficult time...and Mookie sends his puppy snuggles. From all accounts, your mom was someone we wished we had the opportunity to get to know.. I have no doubt her kindness and sense of humour will live on through you.
Take good care, my friends.
Wendy and Ian

Mary Muise

November 18, 2020

Dear Sandy & Marlene:

What a beautiful tribute to your darling Mom.

Our most sincere sympathy to you both at this sad time.

Sincerely & with love,
John & Mary Elaine Muise 💕

Catherine Arsenault

November 18, 2020

Marlene, Sandy, Joanne and family. We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
She was a wonderful lady who loved her family so much. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Catherine and Alex Arsenault

Clara Wadman

November 18, 2020

Thinking about you Marlene, Sandy and all of your loved ones, Keeping you in thoughts and prayers. What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. You look so much like her and it isn't hard to see where you get your wonderful cheerfulness and sense of humour.

Denise Coombs

November 18, 2020

Marlene, Joanne, Sheila, Charlie and family, Sending you all strength for the days to come. Marie was a special person and the love shared with her family and anyone who was lucky enough to know her was so evident. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Sending my love and prayers, Denise Coombs

Rhonda MacNeil

November 18, 2020

Marlene, Sandy and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. The wonderful tribute shows a life of family and love that I hope you can take comfort in during this difficult time. You will be in our prayers and thoughts,
Love Rhonda

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