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Cecilia ‘Maureen’ MacGillivray

Funeral service for the late Cecilia ‘Maureen’ MacGillivray, Antigonish, was held April 1 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Miss MacGillivray died March 28,
Funeral service for the late Cecilia ‘Maureen’ MacGillivray, Antigonish, was held April 1 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Miss MacGillivray died March 28, 2019, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Readers at the funeral Mass were Kay Gunn, Maura Pelletier and Marilyn Webb. Ada Hanifen, Marion Draper and Annette Lamers presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Ada Hanifen and Florence Kennedy. Music was provided by Emery van de Wiel and Danny Rogers. Active pallbearers were Michael Bradshaw, Duncan MacDonald, Graham Chisholm, Lawrence McVicar, Tony Lamers, Hugh Webb and Jim Picard. Honorary pallbearers were Florence Kennedy, Mary Breen, Ada Hanifen, Marion Draper and Margie Benoit. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Cecelia (Chisholm) MacGillivray. She was a graduate of the Nova Scotia Teacher’s College and St. Francis Xavier University. She spent the first six years of her teaching career in Antigonish, then spent a number of years teaching in Dartmouth and Halifax. Following the death of her father, she returned to teaching in Antigonish, where she was also the recording secretary on the executive of the Teacher’s Union. Upon retirement, she was held the same position for the executive of the retired teachers. She loved the children she taught and was delighted when they greeted her after her retirement. Her church was of the utmost importance to her, and she was an active member of the CWL and a Eucharistic minister. She was also involved with the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital and was Eucharistic minister at the hospital, also. She loved to travel and visited all through North American, Europe, and Asia. She is survived by her brother, Joseph, Antigonish; special friend, Joanne DeCoste, Antigonish. Memorial donations may be made to L’Arche Antigonish, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation, or the Antigonish Town & County Palliative Care Society. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

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