MARY GLORIA (MACDONALD) MACINTYRE
Gloria MacIntyre passed away peacefully at the age of 98 on April 9, surrounded by family. Best known for her kindness, strength, and concern for others, Gloria will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Gloria is predeceased by her parents, John Thomas MacDonald and Mary Elizabeth (Kendall) MacDonald; husband Stanley Bernard MacIntyre (1963); siblings, Jack, and Pat MacDonald and Joyce Jewell, great-grandson Kaeden MacIntyre and her lifelong friend, Marion (Patrick) Walker.
Gloria is survived by her four children Joyce Anne Lewis (Jamie), Judy DeWolfe (Alan), Stanley MacIntyre (Suzanne), and Wayne MacIntyre (Connie); grandchildren Jerry DeWolfe, Meaghan Lewis, Ian DeWolfe (Jodi Garagan), Dana MacIntyre (Glen Coady), Stan (Mac) MacIntyre (Jennifer), Jared Lewis, and Iain MacIntyre (Erin); and her great-grandchildren Abbie, Sy, Kendall, Hudson, Anna, Claire, Quinn, Gloria, and Kristopher. Also, the family would like to acknowledge niece Deb (Archer) Carey and her husband Wilson, who were tremendous support to Gloria.
To know Gloria was to love her. She leaves behind a legacy of empathy and kindness. Whether it was a request for a donation of food, clothing, or her time, the answer was always yes.
Gloria loved to travel. This bug started in her teens when she visited relatives in New York and Boston. With her four young children in tow, her travels also took her to the New York World Fair in 1964. Later in life, Gloria visited Seattle, the islands of the Caribbean, and Disney World. From the coast of Newfoundland to the prairies of Alberta, Gloria never stopped, filling every moment of her life with family and friends.
Widowed at a young age, Gloria raised four young children, working at F.W. Woolworths and Woolco to support her family. She was a member of Holy Family Parish and was the last surviving Charter Member of St Pius X CWL.
Gloria filled her life with service to her family, church, and community, and her concern and compassion were always evident in every aspect of her life. When asked about their Nanny Mac, one of Gloria’s grandchildren said, “She always made you feel like you were the most important person in the world.”
The family would like to thank the so many dear friends Gloria met along the way. Too numerous to mention, they were always a part of her journey.
Special thanks to Dr. Patrick O’Grady, Dr. Howard Wightman, and Dr. Ken Rockwood, the staff and doctors on 3 B and Palliative Care Unit at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, the staff of the Adult Day Program in Sydney Mines, Northside Homemakers, and the staff of Northside Guest Home in North Sydney.
Gloria loved participating in the Adult Day Program in Sydney Mines. Spending time with the participants and the caring staff members was a special time in Gloria’s life. The family feels deep gratitude towards this program, so in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Adult Day Program of Sydney Mines.
Cremation has taken place—a celebration of life to be announced later.