Mary Lee Perro
1955 - 2023
Mary Lee Perro
Visitation Information
October 26, 2023
Visitation Time
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday October 28, 2023
Service Time
Service Location
St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrews, NS
Burial Information
Burial Date
October 28, 2023
Burial Location
St, Andrews Cemetery
Requested Charity
Sisters of Saint Martha, 75 Marian Drive, Antigonish, NS B2G 2G6
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Perro, Mary Lee, Antigonish

Mary Lee was born on May 6th, 1955, in Antigonish.

She spent most of her working life in the nursing field, graduating as an LPN from Lunenburg Vocational School in Bridgewater.  She worked in Health Care her entire career, dedicating her life to the comfort of others.  She began at Queens’s General Hospital in Liverpool in 1976.  She returned to Antigonish in 1985 and spent the last twenty years of her working career at Bethany in Antigonish where her Aunt Sister Theresa Perro took her under her wing and helped her find the joy in nursing again.  Even in retirement, Mary Lee found happiness in volunteering with the Sisters of St. Martha where she was known as the singing nurse.

Mary Lee enjoyed singing, reading, spending time with family, quietly taking in all the conversations of a loud boisterous family, always with a smile on her face, and an occasional comment.  She loved her family fiercely and family was very important to her.  Antigonish was her home, and the place where she formed many strong bonds, not least of which, were the residents of St. Ninian’s Co-op where she lived the last ten years and where everyone looks after each other like a second family.

Mary Lee is survived by her son, Christopher Cruikshank; grandson, Cameron Shenkle; brothers and sisters: Barb (Joe) Poole; Robert (Sandra); Bruce (Maria); Linda Juurlink; Almira (Bill) Garvie; Jim (Terri); Jim Fraser and Joan Fraser.

She was predeceased by her father Archie Perro; mother, Janet Perro-Fraser; stepfather, Bernie Fraser; brother, Richard and brother in law, John Juurlink.

Visitation Thursday, October 26th from 7 to 9 pm in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish.  Funeral Mass will be held in St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrews on Saturday at 11:00 am with Reverend Dennis Lamey presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery.

The family would like to thank the nurses in the Palliative Care Unit, St. Martha’s Hospital as well as Mary Lee’s doctors, Dr. Rice and Dr Cudmore for the dedication and love they showed Mary Lee over the years.

Donations in Mary Lee’s memory may be made to the Sisters of St. Martha, 75 Marian Drive, Antigonish, NS B2G 2G6.  Online condolences:

Mary Lee Perro