Norma Jessie MacLeod
Norma Jessie MacLeod age 96, passed away peacefully with family by her side.
Born July 10, 1923 and reborn December 13, 2019. Raised in “the Mill Pond”, Boularderie, she was the youngest daughter of the late Norman R. and Ida (Urquhart) MacLeod. She was a very outgoing person involved in youth groups, choir, church groups and community organizations. As a young woman who survived cancer, she never let anything slow her down. Along with husband John K., who predeceased her three years ago, she worked relentlessly to raise and educate her five children. The family moved to the Boston area in the early sixties and there she thrived. She and John retired to Cape Breton in 1984 and built their retirement home on the Bras d’Or Lake in Boularderie East. There they enjoyed over thirty happy years until health became an issue.
Norma is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by Christopher, Anne, Sadie, Mary, Roderick, Alex and Murray. She was also predeceased by daughter-in-law Maria, son-in-law George Miller and granddaughter Sheryl Elizabeth.
Norma leaves behind her five children: Rev. Dr. Kenneth (Marilyn), Enfield, NS, Donna MacLeod Miller, Halifax, Judith Morrison, Ashland, Ma., Sandy (Dorothy), Marlboro, Ma. and Kevin, Ottawa. She is also survived by sister-in-law Mae MacKenzie, seven grandchildren, one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Our gratitude to the many loving gestures of the care givers over the last number of years.
According to Norma’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the care and direction of the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral service will be held in the summer of 2020 in her beloved St. James Presbyterian Church in Boularderie with a committal to follow. Norma and John were always adamant that their flock not travel in winter weather to bury them. For those who desire, donations may be made to St. James Presbyterian Church, 1829 Old Route 5, Big Bras d’Or, NS, B1X 1A5. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com .
“Well done, thou Good and Faithful Servant”
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