Jean Emiline (MacDonald) MacPherson
Our mother, Jean Emiline (MacDonald) MacPherson, died peacefully at her home in Whidden Park, Antigonish, in her 103rd year, on May 18, 2020. Born and raised in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, she was the eldest child of the late Neil and Isabel (MacAdam) MacDonald.
She was immensely proud of her Cape Breton roots. Mom was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph "Percy" (1972); and her siblings, Vera, Allister, and Doris.
She is survived by her children, Sharon, Vera (late James) Gardner, Beverley, Deborah, Mary (Ernie Gillespie), Joseph (Melissa Moar), Norman (Patricia), Allister, Karl (Marilyn), and Dodie (Juanita Rossignol); grandchildren, Emily (Luc Poirier), Maria, Sean, Heather, Jeffrey, and Mairi (Ivan Perez); and great grandchildren, Liam and Liliane; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mom enjoyed her time working at the StFX Library, where she made many lasting friendships. She was a member of a loyal group of handcrafters, who met regularly for years. She and her friend Helen were well-known for their daily walks to the mall, rain or shine, until Mom was well into her 90's. All ten children, with their families, gathered to celebrate her 100th birthday. What a blessing!
Thank you to Dr Mary Gorman for her support.
There will be a private family funeral and burial service.
If desired, memorial donations can be made to Antigonish VON, Mass for Shut-Ins or St. Ninian's Cemetery Care. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com
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