Sarah Ann Walsh
Sydney Mines/North Sydney
It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear mother, sister, aunt and friend, Sarah Walsh, age 70, on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines on April 18, 1947, Sarah was the daughter of the late Pius and Sadie (MacLean) Hennessey.
Sarah was a nurturing soul who, even though was one of the youngest of 15 children, became the mother figure and caregiver to many of her siblings. She was a loving and caring mother who enjoyed spending time with her children.
Sarah was an avid bingo and dart player and was well known for her cups of tea and pink peppermints. She was a long-time member of Immaculate Conception parish in Sydney Mines and more recently attended St. Joseph Church in North Sydney. She was also a member of the CNIB.
Sarah is survived by her two children, Tracey Walsh, North Sydney and Ronnie Walsh Jr. of Halifax; her sister, Helen Matheson, North Sydney; her two special nieces, Brenda (Stephen) O’Brien of Georges River, Bernadette (Enos) Sampson of Sydney and her grand niece, Kimberly (Christien) Marshall, Sydney.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her eight brothers, Pius, Stanley, Patrick, Richard, Charles, Cecil, Tom and “Geezer” Hennessey and by four sisters, Christine, Bernadette, Lorraine, Theresa.
There will be no visitation by request. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Patient Care Fund at the CB Regional Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com