Obit: MacLEAN, Beatrice Joyce "Betty" [MacDONALD]

MacLEAN, Beatrice Joyce "Betty" - We are saddened to announce the peaceful passing of Beatrice Joyce "Betty" MacLean, Amherst, formerly of St. Anns, Cape Breton, on Wednesday, November 26, 2008, in Gables Lodge, Amherst, at the age of 79, with her family by her side. Born in Moncton, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Malcolm and Mammie MacDonald. Betty spent most of her life in the field of care giving as a PCW at Alderwood Nursing Home in Cape Breton and Victoria Manor in Amherst. Following her retirement she continued caring for people through Palliative Care, Christmas For Kids, fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch, as well as her time at Havelock Terrace with the Adult Day Program. She enjoyed knitting, cross-stitch, baking, solitaire, writing letters, watching various sports, yard work and spending time with her family. She was a member of Immanuel United Church. Betty will always be remembered for her compassion and giving. Betty is survived by her children, Donald (Wang Li), Indonesia; Forbes (Janet), Brookdale; Bruce, Cambodia, and Roy, Amherst; brothers, John (Sandi) Brown, Connecticut, U.S.A., and Jim Robertson, British Columbia; special sister-in-law, Rena Butts, Ajax, Ont.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and very special lifelong friend, Lexina Berry, Baddeck. Betty was predeceased by her brothers, Donald and Jack, as well as sisters, Freda, Raye and Helen. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 29, from 10 a.m. until funeral service at 11 a.m., both in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst (902-667-9906). Interment will take place in the spring in Amherst Cemetery. Donations in Betty's memory may be made to Palliative Care, Amherst Food Bank or Christmas Kids. www.campbells-amherst.ca
[Thursday, 27-November-2008 www.thechronicleherald.ca Halifax NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2008-11-27]

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