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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Edith D. MacLane, 9.04.25 thru 10.20.08

I will write more on this next week, but the death of our Mother will have as significant an impact on us as did her life. Mother and I wrote her Obituary several months ago when she was diagnosed with inoperable cancer.

Edith D. MacLane Obituary

Edith D. MacLane, RN, of Truro, Nova Scotia passed away at the age of 83, after a lengthy and valiant fight with cancer. She was the daughter of Douglas and Eleanor Hyndman. She is survived by sons Bruce Ross (Lynnda) of Oyster Pond, NS and Harold Ross (Irene) of Carlyle, SK; grandchildren Timothy and Lindsay, both of Calgary, AB; brother Peter Hyndman (Eleanor) of Calgary, AB; Sister-in-Law Helen Hyndman of Halifax and nieces Leigh Ann, Nancy, Jill, Martha and Stacy as well as her nephew Drew. She was predeceased by brothers Bruce, David, Paul, and Bothwell. Edith (Edie/Dee) graduated from Kings Hall, Compton, QC and from The Royal Victoria Hospital Nursing School in Montreal, QC. Edie worked as an RN at the Lachine General Hospital and Colchester Regional Hospital, retiring in 1981. Following, she volunteered in the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester Regional Hospital and with many individual families. An avid and competitive golfer, she was a Women’s President of the Truro Golf Club and of the Nova Scotia Ladies Provincial Golf Association and was a volunteer coach of several women’s youth golf teams. Edith was an active and at times aggressive fan of the Truro Bearcats Junior Hockey Teams of the late 60s and 70’s. She was very honoured to be awarded a lifetime membership of the Truro Golf Club. She was a member of the First United Church in Truro.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 22nd at the Colchester Community Funeral Home in Truro.

Memorial Services will be October 23nd, also at the Colchester Community Funeral Home in Truro with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, at the request of Edie and the family, donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester Regional Hospital or a charity of choice.

2 comments:

Chris R. Donovan said...

Bruce,
So sorry to here the passing of your Mom. Never meeting her she did an amazing job raising a great man such as yourself. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Chris Donovan

Renita said...

Dearest Bruce,
My heart goes out to you on your Mother's death.Your blog and obit. brought tears to my eyes while reading it. She sounded like a heck of a Mom. My Mother is 86 and in relatively good health.Again my thoughts and prayers goes out to you and Lynnda.

Renita McDaniel

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