Ethel Mae (Slade) DeMarco

Born: Tue., Apr. 7, 1931
Died: Fri., May 4, 2018

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., May 07, 2018
Location: Holy Family Church

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Ethel Mae (Slade) DeMarco
Sydney Mines

With broken hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Ethel Mae DeMarco, on Friday May 4, 2018 at the Northside General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Bras d’Or on April 7, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Bob and Sophie Slade, and Step Mother Ethel.

In her early years Ethel Mae, stayed at home to raise her family. Family was very important to her; their home was always filled with children. Ethel Mae was affectionately known as Mom to many children who were not her own, and later in life she was known to many as Nanny ‘Et”. After her children were grown, Ethel Mae went to work at National Sea Fish Plant, where she made many great friends. She had many other passions in life which included baking, cooking, gardening, reading and sewing. Ethel Mae loved to cook and bake so much that her family and friends often referred to her as “Meals on Wheels”. She and Carmen shared 68 wonderful years of marriage, they enjoyed going for “ice cream” drives and shared a special kiss every time they met, right up until her final days.  
Ethel Mae is survived by her loving husband of 68 years Carmen Francis DeMarco. Children; Carmelita (Brian MacLeod), Marie (Bernie MacCuish), Brenda (Lou Marinelli), Greg (Roberta), John (Manon), Rayfield (Valerie). Grandchildren, Carmen, Theresa, Billy, Bernie Jr., Nickie, Jeff, Ryan, Laurie,Tammy, Belinda, Shane, Brad, Vickie, Jillian Mae, Jeff, Chris, Nick, Andrea, Nicholas, Joey, Marie, Ray Anne, Mary Crystal, Adam, Nicole, Brenda, Candice, Chris, Lee and Garret. Several great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Brothers, Elige Slade (Fran), Sheldon Slade (Sheila). Sisters, Bernice Devoe and Carolyn Farrell. Sister-in- law Nora ( Nanny) DeMarco
Besides her parents Ethel Mae was predeceased by sons, Stan, Georgie, Russie and baby Ruby at birth. Brothers, George Slade (Marg), Ray Slade ( Beatrice), Major, Lawrence. Sisters, Molly, Marg (Harry Eakhart), Florence (Lawrence Stephenson), Ruby (Frankie MacDougall), Emmaline (Donnie Le Roy), Brother -in-law ‘s, Tony DeMarco, Russie DeMarco, John Farrell. Sister-in-law’s Rose (Bob Clark) Lena (Pat Kockocki), Mary DeMarco, Cecelia ( Stan Jockomack). Grandchildren, Dion DeMarco, Tea McCuish Reddick
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Doug Kholsmith for his kindness and compassion, the nurses on 4w at the Northside General Hospital and all the staff at the Miner’s Memorial Manor.
There will be no Visitation. A celebration of Ethel Mae’s life will take place Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. James Oliver officiating.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Miner’s Memorial Manor Bus fund, Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of one’s choice.
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Ryan kieley
   Posted Sat May 05, 2018
Rest in paradise Nanny I love u very much and I'm gonna miss you. Ps give dad and the boys a hug for me😊

Michelle Melbourne
   Posted Sat May 05, 2018
So sorry to hear of Ethel Mae's passing. Such a sweet lady. With Deepest Sympathy

Laurie Kieley-Woodward
   Posted Sat May 05, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was touched by Nanny DeMarco. She was a loving soul and such a strong woman. May she rest in peace and fly with the angels. We know she will be watching over all of us.

Donna Slade
   Posted Sat May 05, 2018
Ken and I wanted to send our condolences to all of you, from ourselves and our daughters. I only met Ethel Mae a few times, but she impressed me as a very sweet lady. Ken has wonderful memories of her from his childhood. We will be keeping you in our prayers.

Liz and Freeman Theriault
   Posted Sun May 06, 2018
Thinking of you during this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Liz and Freeman

Stephen Devoe
   Posted Sun May 06, 2018
So sorry for your loss.
Aunt Mae was a sweetheart... loved her a lot.
I remember as a small boy how kind she was to us.
I loved going out for visits.

She will be forever loved.

Your nephew and family,


Liz Jeffries Bradley
   Posted Sun May 06, 2018
Cindy, your Aunt sounds like she was full of love and life to all that crossed her path!
Heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family. With love. Liz

Carolyn (Slade), Larry Ellis and family
   Posted Mon May 07, 2018
Sending our deepest condolences with lots of love and hugs. So very sorry. Xoxo

judy and robert hardy
   Posted Tue May 08, 2018
Brenda and family,

Rob and I are so sorry for the loss of your mom, keeping you and your family in our thoughts.

Sincerely Robert and Judy Hardy

Sara (Hart) Fraser
   Posted Wed May 09, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Ethel Mae's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of coming to cape Breton with mom (Cavelle) and visiting Carmen and Ethel Mae ..

Mary Borden Hurel
   Posted Thu May 10, 2018
To Marie MacCuish my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Mom & Dad. God Bless you all during the loss of your parents. May they R.I.P.

Sr. Marie Therese Slade, S.O.L.I.
   Posted Sun May 13, 2018
Dear Family,

My condolences on the loss of your both Carmen and Ethel Mae. My community and I will keep you all in our prayers for your peace and comfort. We will also pray for the repose of their souls. I remember visiting them at their house when I was a teenager and being made to feel so welcome by their hospitality.

God bless you! (I'm the granddaughter of George and Margaret Slade)

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