Dorothy Dora Cousins , 91 (December 23,1929-September 25, 2021) of Eastern Passage formerly from Tigo Park, Antigonish passed away suddenly Saturday. September 25, 2021, in the early evening, at Ocean View Manor. Her long battle with Parkinson’s, Dementia and Heart Disease has come to an end.
In her earlier day, she would often be seen walking to work in the early morning hours at lightening speed to Saint Martha’s Hospital where she worked for many years on the house keeping staff, until her retirement. Mom was a very proud former member of Legion Branch 59 Antigonish, dedicated volunteer at the Antigonish Food Bank and with several other organizations in town.
When she wasn’t working, volunteering, or playing cards she could be found down the hill from her house chatting with the tourists in Whiddens. She had a very friendly out going personality ! Everyone always felt welcome at Mom’s house and she was called Mom by many. Their memories are her warm-hearted personality and her love of dogs! Mom/Nanny had a love for Celtic music and highland dancing. Her eyes would beam with pride watching me (many moons ago) and her granddaughters highland dance and/or listening to her only grandson play the fiddle.
Predeceased by her husband Bill (William) in 1976 and rainbow great grandbaby 2007. And her "Keeper" and caring roommate in Skyview dearest Hennie.
Surviving is her pride and joy Debbie who has been a loving & devoted daughter and her perfect son-in-law Mike. She loved them both dearly. Also her 4 precious grandchildren Shellie (Jonathan) Poole Stittsvillie ON, Michael (Natalya) Walsh Cole Hbr, Lindsay (Bill) Smith, Carolyn (Ted) Greek all from Oromocto NB. Nan loved each and everyone of you was so incredibly proud to be called Nanny Cousins! Also her 8 Gems….great grandchildren Jaiden, Logan, Zachary, Nolan,Joshie (Joshua), Lizzie(Elizabeth Dorothy), Lachlan & Amelia who she loved more than anything! Surviving as well, is her niece Lianna Cousins & her wife Sandra Ginnish (aka her little friend).
Mom’s bff Mary Louise Myatt and former neighbour (card partner) Lena James. Also, we can’t forget the Walsh family who always welcomed mom (each and everyone of you) for delicious Christmas dinners (thank you Betty) and uncountable family events which Mom loved.
She was a 37-year Breast Cancer Survivor!
It’s with extreme gratitude we the family of Dorothy Cousins would like to extend our sincere thanks to all staff at Ocean View especially on Skyview & Island view. There’s too many of you to mention individually your love, compassion & care will ever be appreciated. Dr. Stewart you are one in a million, thank you for everything.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.