Brown, Mary Catherine

7 Jun 2011

Brown, Mary Catherine, 91, of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish and formerly of Livingstone’s Cove, Antigonish Co., passed away on June 7, 2011 at the nursing home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Morar, Antigonish Co. She was a daughter of the late Alex and Sarah (MacKinnon) Gillis.  The eldest of 11 children, Mary was a woman of great strength, humility and determination. She had infinite time and great love for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed knitting and a good card game.  She is survived by her daughters Barbara (Darrell) Burke, Lower Sackville, Mary (Frank) Gillis, Antigonish; sons John (Irene) Antigonish, Alex (Claire) New Glasgow, Carroll (Mary June), Antigonish; Gerard (Sara), Antigonish, Wayne (Barbara), Antigonish, daughter-in-law Shirley Brown, Antigonish; sisters Florence Smith, Antigonish, Sally Novak, Antigonish, Fran Adams, Cambridge, Ont, Barbara Belanger, Montreal; 30 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; many caring nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband John D.; son Andy; sister Chrissie MacEachern; and brothers John, Bernard, Sander, Andy, and Laurie.  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Thursday in C.L.Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 2:00pm in St. George’s Church Georgeville. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations may be made to Cathy’s Place c/o St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.