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Mary Doreen Whitty

May 19, 2018 ~ May 18, 2018

Mary D. Whitty   84


It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Mary Doreen Whitty, on Friday, May 18, 2018, one day before her 85th birthday, at the Northside General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Millville on May 19, 1933, Mary was the daughter of the late Alexander and Theresa (MacIntosh) MacDonald.  In her earlier years Mary worked as a clerk at the British Canadian Co-op in Bras d’Or before devoting her life to her husband and children.  She enjoyed cooking and knitting and spending time with her family.  She loved animals and especially looking after stray cats.  She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or. 

Mary is survived by her six children, Gerard (Lynn) Whitty, Mississauga, Virginia Whitty (Herman), Holland, Donald (Robin) Whitty, Lower River Inhabitants, NS, David Whitty, (Vivian Carey), Millville, Michael (Ella) Whitty, Halifax and Ron Whitty (Kelly Ingram), Millville, her 7 grandchildren Meghan, Liam, Erin, Sarah, Michael, Jennifer and Katheryn and great-grandson Emmett.  Also surviving are her siblings Bernice Ferguson, Archie MacDonald, both of Millville, David MacDonald, Big Bras d’Or, Ron MacDonald, Moncton, nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband Albert Whitty.

Special thanks to the staff of 4D at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, 5West at the Northside General Hospital, and the wonderful friends and neighbors who helped care for her.

Visitation for Mary will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bras d’Or.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.

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Donations may be made to:

Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton
P.O. Box 561, Sydney, NS, B1P 6H4,

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