Margaret Neila (Northen ) McGean

Died: Thu., Sep. 28, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 01, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 01, 2017
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Oct. 02, 2017
Location: Holy Family Church

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Margaret Neila (Northern) McGean
Sydney Mines

It is with deep sympathy we announce the passing of Margaret Neila (Northen) McGean, 70, Sydney Mines, NS at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney on September 28, 2017 with her loving family at her side, after a six year illness.  
Daughter of the late Peter and Madeleine (MacLean) Northen of Little Narrows, Neila is survived by her dedicated and caring husband Jack, son Stephen (Laura) from Edmonton, and the light of her life, her only grandson Jack. She is also survived by her brothers Lloyd (Ann), Judique, NS, Monty (Linda), Welland, ON and Chrissy (Grant) MacKay, Fox Creek, AB, sisters in law Estelle Megquier, Bar Harbour, ME, Collen Brown, Sydney Mines, NS, Heather, Halifax, Rachel MacDonald (Dave), Medicine Hat, AB and brothers in law, Gerard (Leona), Boulandrie, NS and Brian (Rayeanne), Florence, NS, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Neila was predeceased by her brother in laws Kevin (in infancy) and Basil.
An Honorary Member of the Cape Breton Horseman’s Association Hall of Fame, Neila was an avid horse owner, enjoying the evening trips to the barn and of course race days.  A graduate of City Hospital, Neila worked as a RN with DEVCO for the majority of her career until her retirement in 2000.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Ritter, Dr. Michel McKeough and Louise McKeough, Palliative Care nurses (Cathy, Michelle and Rachelle), and VON nurses (Donna, Susan and Karen), Brenda Wall, Mary MacDonald for their compassion and care they provided Neila during her illness.
Visitation for Neila McGean will be held Sunday, October 1st, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the JM Jobes Funeral Home 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. A funeral mass to celebrate Neila’s life will be held Monday at 11am in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. JJ MacDonald officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at

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Ron and Heather Hachey
   Posted Sun October 01, 2017
To Steve/Laura/Jack Jr and Jack Sr.
Words don't seem to be enough during this very difficult time. Just letting you know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and strength in the coming days.

Sincerely, Ron and Heather hachey

Donna Murphy
   Posted Sun October 01, 2017
Jackie and family Thinking of you all at this difficult time with love and prayers. Cousin Donna {MC Gean} Murphy Ingonish

Gwen & Joey MacLean
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Our sincerest condolences to all the family.

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