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Florence Catherine (Nolan) MacNeil

November 29, 1921 ~ May 4, 2019 (age 97)

Florence Catherine MacNeil


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Florence Catherine MacNeil, 97, dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and neighbour, on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Northside General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Ball’s Creek, NS, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Gillis) Nolan.

Florence enjoyed receiving visitors. She would always expect you to have at least a cup of tea with her, even lately during her stay at the Northside Guest Home. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed the activities at the Home, especially bowling, dancing and listening to Irish and Celtic music.

Florence was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Church in Frenchvale and a long-time member of the choir. She had been involved with the Ladies auxiliary of the Frenchvale Fire Department and a former member of the North Sydney Seniors and Pensioners Club.

Florence is survived by her daughters, Theresa MacIntyre (Joe), Howie Centre, Anne Tschritter (Wally), Alberta and son Joseph (Cheryl), Frenchvale; by her grandchildren Hugh, Tracy, Amy, Danny (Holly) and B.J.; her great-grandchildren, Alexander (Brittany), Samantha, Andrew, Brooke, Trew, Jordan, Morgan, Logan and Kaden and by many nieces and nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, great-grand nieces and great-grand nephews.

She was predeceased by husband Daniel Joseph “D.J.”, two children, Margaret Ann and Beverly Florence; grandson Joseph “Joe” Nolan MacIntyre and sister Ann Georgina “Jean”.

Visitation for Florence will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, in St. Mary’s Church, Frenchvale. A funeral mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Doug MacDonald officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s parish cemetery, Frenchvale.  Reception to take place afterwards at Frencvhvale Volunteer Fire Department. 

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church, Frenchvale. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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