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Obituary for Irene Grace McCabe

Irene Grace  McCabe
McCabe, Irene Grace - 89 of Truro, passed away peacefully in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre on May 28, 2019. Born on June 14, 1929 in Moncton, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Ida (Cuthbertson) Ripley. Irene was a member of the Truro Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26 Ladies Auxiliary for over 30 years and a member of the Legion Lyrics. Irene worked for Goodman’s Department Store, Truro, where she was a purchaser for yarn and undergarments, retiring after nineteen years. Irene was a member of the Air Force Association of Canada, 102 Colchester Wing, Truro. Irene is survived by her husband of over seventy one years, John (residing at Camp Hill); daughter, Mary (Greg) Nicol, Summerside, P.E.I.; sons, Lawrence “Larry” (Janet), Bridgetown, Paul (Sandra), Truro; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Irene is also survived by her sister, Jean (100 yrs. old) of Hanwell, NB; many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by two children in infancy, Shauna Marie and Gerald Joseph; sisters, Evelyn, Minnie, Lillian, Alice, Beth, Joyce; brothers, Milner, Percy and Stephen. A private family interment of ashes will take place in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the VG Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Garden Fund where Irene spent many an enjoyable hour during her visits with John. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

From Family:
Thank you to everyone who kept us in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Irene's interment was the morning of 28 May and it was respectfully done on a bright sunny day with the birds chirping in the background. The priest was thoughtful with his prayers and the service. Larry (Son) placed her urn in the plot and then sang her favourite songs, Farewell to Nova Scotia and Goodnite Irene. Paul (Son) placed her companion battery operated cat, Minnie in beside her. Mary, Larry, Paul and Wayne Chafe gently placed a rose and said their private goodbyes. Then they each took a package of Forget me Not seeds from the flower arrangement that was surrounding Irene's photo. After the cemetery, the whole family and our friend Wayne went out to lunch to celebrate her life and reminisce- tell stories and laugh . It was a glorious day and one that Irene would have loved!

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