Mabel Allan Brunelle
Brunelle, Mabel Allan, age 92, of Antigonish passed away
peacefully on December 24, 2020, at home with her daughters at her
Mabel was born October 28, 1928, the daughter of the late
Alec and Jessie (MacLellan) MacLellan of Sydney.
Mabel was a graduate of Holy Angels Convent in Sydney and the
Provincial Normal College in Truro.
While teaching primary school in Sydney, Mabel met the love
of her life, Yves Brunelle of Montreal. They remained on
their honeymoon for 44 years.
Yves and Mabel moved to Antigonish in 1957 where she was very
active in the community. Mabel was the longest running
member of the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Auxiliary and a
member of the hospital board when the new regional hospital was
built. She was a founding member of the Naomi Society,
Provincial Badge Secretary for the NS Girl Guides, and a member of the
Catholic Women’s League. When she was still able to get
around, Mabel was a member of the Antigonish Performing Arts, a
long-time volunteer at Theatre Antigonish and Festival Antigonish, and
danced with the Maple Leaf Whirlaways.
Mabel is survived by her daughters, Claire and Anne, both of
Antigonish; grandsons, Marcel (Amy), Lethbridge; and JeanMarc
(Melissa), Fort McMurray; her great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Kody,
Carter, and Ava; and her cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Mabel was predeceased by her husband, Yves; son, Claude; and
her granddaughter, Laura. She was also predeceased by her sister, Sr.
Haidee (Mother Saint Arnold); and brothers, Jim, Herman, Gordon,
Arthur, and Arnold.
Claire and Anne feel very lucky to have been able to keep
Mama at home and would like to thank the care team that made it
possible: Dr. Stephen Gallant and Laurie O’Connor,
the St. Martha’s palliative care team, the nurses of VON
Antigonish, and the staff of the Antigonish & Area
Due to current pandemic restrictions, there will be no
visitation. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, December
31st at 11:00am at St. Ninian Cathedral with
Reverend Donald MacGillivray presiding. Social distancing
protocols must be followed, and masks are mandatory. The
funeral will be recorded and will be made available for viewing that
afternoon on the funeral home website.
In Memoriam, donations to St. Martha’s Regional
Hospital Auxiliary, the Antigonish Community Food Bank, or a charity
of your choice appreciated.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry
Funeral Home, Antigonish. Online condolences:
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Mabel Allan Brunelle 19292020..
Décès pour la Ville: Antigonish, Province: Nova Scotia