Carol (Jessome) MacLean

Born: Tue., Oct. 30, 1962
Died: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
Location: Trinity Anglican Church

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Carol Maria Jessome
Sydney Mines

It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our dearest mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt and closest friend, Carol MacLean, 57,  on Saturday, January 11th, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, with her loving family by her side.
To say Carol’s love for Candace was the most important part of her life would be a huge understatement. Her enormous love for Candace and Greg was unbreakable and it was only strengthened with the birth of her granddaughter Delaney Lee Alderson two years ago. Carol loved her family unconditionally and this true love knew no boundaries. Family was first and foremost and she could not do enough for us and she only wanted the best for everyone.  Carol was born in Sydney Mines on October 30th, 1962 to the late Robert and Beverley (Roberts) Jessome.
She is survived by her only daughter Candace and son in law Greg as well as her pride and joy Delaney. Carol is survived by her loving partner of twelve years Gary MacKinnon and also by Sisters Darlene (Gordie Howatson) Vancouver BC, Shirley (Frankie) Long Sydney Mines, Brother Robert (Emily) Jessome Guelph ON, brother Jody Jessome, as well as mother-in-law Millie MacLean of Alder Point and her extended MacLean family, nieces and nephews.
Carol was predeceased by the love of her life Dale MacLean and granddaughter baby Dale as well as her sister Valda, maternal and paternal grandparents.
Carol was employed at the Miner’s Memorial Manor in Sydney Mines since 1991 and was the Manor’s Administrator since 2013. Carol’s second great passion in life was her work and she provided an unwavering dedication to her profession. Carol’s love and care of the Manor’s residents came first and she was committed to ensuring that these special people were treated with the best care and support possible. The Manor’s staff was very important to Carol and she always spoke highly of their efforts and contributions to the effective running of the Manor and from this, lasting friendships grew.
Visitation for Carol MacLean will be held on Tuesday January 14th, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at J. M. Jobes Funeral Homes 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, NS. Funeral Service will be celebrated Wednesday at 11:00 am in Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines with Rev. Jackie Warren officiating. In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to Miner’s Memorial Manor or the Cape Breton SPCA. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to her family at

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Annette Fougere, Administrator St. Anne Centre, Arichat
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. We will miss Carol and her generous heart. Having worked with for the past 20 yrs, I came to know how dedicated she was to her family and to Miners Memorial. We would speak regularly and share whatever we could with each other. May she Rest In Peace.

Marlene Brogan
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
My deepest condolences to Candice , Greg and Delaney . Also all of Carols sisters and brother . Her Maclean family whom she loved dearly . I had the pleasure of knowing Carol all of my life and we became great friends. She was the kindest person with a great personality that reflected with every one that had the pleasure of crossing paths with her. She will be missed dearly . RIP
Fly high Angel 😇

Paul and Ann Ohandley
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
We are sosorry to hear of carols sudden passing may she rest in peace

Carman Carroll
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
Rest In Peace Carol.

Rose Morrison
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
Rest In Peace my friend 💔, my deepest sympathies to all of Carols family and friends
Rose Morrison
St Catharines Ontario

Belinda Nicholson
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
My deepest Condolences To The Families.Especially My Son Greg Candace & Delaney Lee Alderson.this Does Not Feel real.Carol You Have Always treated My Son Soo Great,For That I Love You.You Will Not Ever Be Forgotten.My Prayers Are That You All Get Through This Together.say Hi To Dale.One Beautiful Couple Together Again.Greg Look After Candace And My Beautiful Baby Delaney also Yourself.Im Always Here For You's. Love Mom (Nana) & Nana Bailey.Please Look After Each Other All Of You.Gary God Love You Im Soo Sorry For Your Loss Also.Prayers HUGS

Harry and Alaine Taylor
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
Sincere condolences to Gary and family.

Alma Jerrett
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
I am heartbroken for you all. Sending my heartfelt condolences to Candace, Greg, Delaney, Gary and all of Carol’s family. Such a wonderful friend to those who knew and loved her. Hugs
Alma Ashe Jerrett

Cheryl Deveaux
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
To Carol’s family;
My deepest condolences to all Carol’s family in particular her daughter Candace. Carol and I travelled to administrator’s meetings together, although I never met u I feel I knew u through your Mom. She talked about her daughter and miss Delaney all the time, she was so very proud and showed me lots of pictures. May the love and respect that so many people had for your Mom provide some comfort to you as you mourn her tragic loss. She will be remembered always by her colleagues and especially me.
God bless you all ❤️
Cheryl (Cove Guest Home )

Patricia Paruch
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
My deepest condolences are extended to Carol’s family. She will be dearly missed.

   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
Deepest sympathy to the family .Thinking of you all .

Sincerly Diania Petrossie.

Jen drake
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
Carol my friend you will always be in my heart. You taught me so much, and you support and wisdom will never be forgotten. Your love for family, friends, coworkers and residents was so genuine. I love you and will never forget you. Fly high and until we meet again. Xoxoxo

Sharon slade
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
I am so sad to hear this 💔 This woman went above and beyond to help my mother get into the manor, something our family will never forget.She was such a caring woman, my deepest condolences to her daughter and the rest of her family.Rest easy Carol😔

Theresa Nugent
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020

“I was saddened to hear that Carol passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family.”
Theresa Nugent

Lucy Devoe
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
My sincerest condolences to the family. God Bless . Carol was a lovely person an will be missed.♥️

Peggy MacNeil
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
I am so sorry to hear that Carol passed away. Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy. As an Administrator, I was fortunate to get to know Carol both professionally and socially. She often would speak about her family, in particularly her grand daughter who she was so proud of. Carol will be dearly missed.

Bernadette Dixon Admistrator Highland Manor
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
My condolences to you all. I met Carol a few months ago when I started attending the monthly meetings. She was very welcoming.


Tom Donovan
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
My deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time. I was fortunate to have met Carol about six years ago and we remained very good friends ever since. She will be missed for sure. RIP My Friend

Kim Gale, Administrator Northside Community Guest Home
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
My deepest condolences to Carol's family, she will be missed by all who knew her. I knew Carol for only a short time and felt like I knew her for years, she was very kind.

Patricia Warren
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
so sorry Gary and family to hear about your loss

Basil Butts
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
So sad to hear of Carol's passing, a dear friend, great memories from working together at the Miner's Mall in town back in the 80's, RIP. Our condolences to her family.

Sheila Crowther Campbell
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
My thoughts & prayers are with Candace , Shirley & all of Carol's family , Carol will be missed by many RIP Carol xo
Sheila Campbell

Mucker McMahon
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
So very sad to hear of Carol’s untimely passing. Lots of fun growing up and hanging out on Guy Street. Our Thoughts & Prayers are with family and friends. RIP my Friend...Mucker...!!!

Bernadette Plowman
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
My deepest condolences go out to Candace an all the family . My thought’s an prayer’s are with each an everyone of you in the family.

Keith MacDonald
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
I’m thunderstruck upon reading this obituary this morning, I can only imagine the effect to Candace & her family and the extended family at Miners’ Memorial. My most heartfelt condolences on this tragic loss, a great friend and boss, I’ll miss both.

brenda and bernie green
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
Candace and Greg and all of Carols family our deepest condolences

Tom Brogan JR.
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
Candace and Greg I am so sorry for your loss of such a beautiful women,mother and to me a very close friend, I will miss Carol dearly and will always cherish my friendship till the day I die, I am at a loss for words as I can not understand how we can loose a young wonderful, caring lady, all my best Tom.

Mary Jenkins (Alderson)
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
My deepest Condolences To The Family. Especially Greg & Candace
My prayers are with you

Nadine and Ivan Matthews
   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
Sincere condolences to you at this difficult time!

Donna Foster
   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Long and Jessome families. God Bless. Donna and Jimmy Foster.

Cathy MacPhee
   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
Hello Candace and family - As a fellow Nursing Home Administrators your Mother and I supported each other and became great friends. She was one of the kindest people I have ever met. I am very sorry for your loss. She loved you and Delaney with every bit of her heart.

Holly Arsenault
   Posted Mon January 20, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of Carol's passing . Peace to Darlene and Carol's loved ones .

Mary C. MacPherson (Retired Nurse)
   Posted Mon January 27, 2020
Regrettably I just learned today of Carol's passing and was so saddened. Carol showed me such great kindness and support in my time of employment at Miner's Memorial Manor, as we got along so well. She stands out to me as one who always did what was right for the right reasons and I will always appreciate her for that. God rest her sweet soul and comfort all who mourn her loss.

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