It is with great sadness that
we announce the passing of Magdalen « Jiggie » MacIsaac, age
104, on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Formerly of 20 Cornishtown Road,
Sydney, NS., Jiggie resided at the MacGillivray Guest Home and
previously Carefield Manor in Sydney.
Born in Whitney Pier (Broadway), she was the daughter of the
late Patrick and Grace (Kennedy) Colford.
During 59 years of marriage, Jiggie was a member of St.
Theresa’s Parish, where she participated in the Catholic
Women’s League. She was also a member of the Home and School
Association during her early years. Later in life, Jiggie returned to
her beloved Holy Redeemer Parish and rarely missed a Mass, where she
enjoyed the company of friends and community. She loved to knit, sew
and read. For many years, Jiggie looked forward to swimming at their
summer place in East Bay, where she spent many happy days with her
husband and son. She also enjoyed storytelling about the Pier amongst
family and friends.
Jiggie is survived by her only son, James of Quispamsis, NB,
and his wife, Charlotte (Magis) MacIsaac; two granddaughters, Karen
MacIsaac of Saint John, NB and Deanna (Tony) Gagnon of Darlings
Island, NB; her only great-granddaughter, Courtney Gagnon; and a
number of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, James and infant
grandson. The last surviving member of her immediate family, Jiggie
was predeceased by her sister, Marcella MacLennan and three brothers,
George, Tom and Ignatius « Dick ». She was also predeceased by
her nieces, Joan and Cheryl Colford and nephews, Lorne Colford and
Special mention and sincere thanks to grandnephew, Peter
Colford, his parents, Leon and Dola Colford and niece, Diane MacAskill
for their continuous loving care of Jiggie while in the nursing homes.
We would like to thank the staff for the outstanding compassion and
care of Jiggie while at the MacGillivray Guest Home.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on
Friday, February 1 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy
Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier on Saturday February 2 at 10 a.m., with
Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery,
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or
a charity of your choice.
Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
GOD GRANT HER ETERNAL PEACE »
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Magdalen Jiggy MacIsaac 19142019..
Décès pour la Ville: Sydney, Province: Nova Scotia