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Josephine Dorothy ‘Josie’ MacLachlan

Funeral service for the late Josephine Dorothy ‘Josie’ MacLachlan, 97, was held October 16 in Princeville United Church with Reverend Donna Lovelace officiating. Burial was in Princeville Church Cemetery.
Mrs. MacLachlan died October 7, 2018.
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Funeral service for the late Josephine Dorothy ‘Josie’ MacLachlan, 97, was held October 16 in Princeville United Church with Reverend Donna Lovelace officiating. Burial was in Princeville Church Cemetery. Mrs. MacLachlan died October 7, 2018. Born June 17, 1921, in Big Brook, Inverness County, she was a daughter of the late Louis Archibald and Flora Mary (MacKinnon) Murray. Growing up in rural Cape Breton in the early 1920s, she had a strong connection to farm, family, God and hard times, which got her through her 97 years with grace and dignity. Before her marriage, she worked at the Riverdale Co-op West Bay Road. After her husband’s death, she returned to retail and managed the River Denys Co-op until her retirement 32 years ago. She served for three terms on Inverness County Council (undefeated), the Strait Regional School Board, the Inverness Historical Society and other committees. She was a person of incredible faith and felt privileged to serve her church in many ways. Her house was always open to family, friends and neighbours for a cup of tea and molasses cookies. She is survived by two sons, James (Darlene), Smith Falls, Ontario; Archie (Paula), Port Hawkesbury; daughter, Florence, Truro; four grandchildren, Aaron, Josie, Brianna (Matthew) Tremblay, Lauren. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter Alexander MacLachlan; two brothers, Sgt. John James Murray, (killed in action in 1945), Abraham Peter Murray; sister, Dolena Margaret Murray. Memorial donations may be made to West Bay Road Fire Department, Princeville United Church or a charity of your choice. Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

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