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Evelyn Geraldine "Geri" Donovan

February 6, 1933 ~ January 15, 2018 (age 84)



Geraldine “Geri” Donovan

North Sydney

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Evelyn Geraldine “Geri” Donovan, age 84, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Northside General Hospital.

Born in North Sydney, on February 6, 1933, Geri was the daughter of the late Edward and Annabelle (Standing) Neil. She was an amazing card player, enjoyed knitting and loved animals. She especially loved visiting and spending time with family. She was a great supporter of the Salvation Army, working Christmas Kettles in varies communities.

Geri is survived by her daughter Lynn (Clancy) Pippy, Northside East Bay, grandsons Glen (Chantal) Donovan, Edmonton, C.J. (Terry) Pippy, Nanaimo, BC, also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband Harold Hines and second husband Earl Donovan, her brother Donald Hood, half-brother Sonny Blagdon and stepbrother Dan Neil. 

A funeral service will be held for Geri on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney with Majors Corey & Charlene Vincent officiating. 

Burial will take place at Point Aconi Cemetery at a later date. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of choice.  Online condolences may be sent to

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia
2717 Gladstone Street, Suite 112, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 0A4,
Tel: 1-902-422-7961 Ext 259

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