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O’Neill, Theresa Margaret (Carr) – 96, passed away Thursday, June 16 at the Seaside Manor in Canso, Nova Scotia. Born in St. Francis Harbour, she was the daughter of Peter Martin Carr and Sarah Louise (Diggins) Carr. Theresa is survived by her son, Robert James "Robbie" (Margot); grandchildren John Thompson (Erin), Margot Elizabeth & Mary Kathleen; and, their mother Carmelita. She was predeceased by her daughter Wanda Louise (died 1961, age 13), husband James Lawrence, twin-brother Francis, brother Robert, and twins – Alice & Joseph who died in infancy. Theresa lived much of her married life in Mulgrave, NS until the untimely death of her husband in 1989. Thereafter, she moved to Halifax where, for more than 30 years, she enjoyed a robust, independent life filled with a multitude of friends and extended family of all stripes and persuasions. With abundant enthusiasm and curiosity, she partook in all manner of church and social activities, celebratory occasions with her grandchildren, and was a long-time member of a bowling league well into hers 80s. She also held her own against anyone when playing cards. Although she never learned to drive, she was a welcome travelling companion on trips that took her from Newfoundland to the Rocky Mountains and beyond, to the United States, and even to Cuba with her son’s family. Theresa enjoyed a great love for theatre and had an extended family of contacts in the Halifax community, many of whom were actors and writers she met in Guysborough County when they worked with the Mulgrave Road Theatre Company, co-founded by her son Robbie in 1977. The family is especially indebted to Theresa’s angels of mercy - Elna Siebring and Beverly Grady. Both were dear friends and special caregivers in her later years. They were sorely tested when the Covid Pandemic struck in March, 2020. It was a turbulent time fraught with worry as she had to move abruptly from her apartment to the Northwood Manor in Halifax where more than sixty residents died during a four month lockdown. When restrictions were lifted, she was spirited away and back to St. Francis Harbour in the care of Beverly and Arnold Grady who celebrated her safe arrival with, what else, but a feast of lobsters. Many happy months and festive occasions followed before her final days at the Seaside Manor. Special thanks are due to the nurses and staff at the Seaside and Northwood Manors, Guysborough Memorial Hospital, Mulgrave’s CWL (Theresa was a proud member for 55 years), and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Independence Program. Thanks also to the many family members and friends who enriched her life and the many who travelled from far and wide to visit her in the final months of intensive care. Visitation will be held in Mulgrave and Area Resting Place From 12 - 2pm on Friday, July 8th where the Funeral service will follow at 2pm at the St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave followed by interment in the parish cemetery, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Memorial donations to the Mulgrave or St. Francis Harbour Cemetery funds would be much appreciated. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com "These three things I shall have ‘til I die, laughter and hope and a sock in the eye." Visitation Information Visitation Friday, July 8, 2022 Visitation Time 12 - 2 p.m. Visitation Location Mulgrave and Area Resting Place Service Information Service Date Friday, July 8, 2022 Service Time 2 p.m. Service Location St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave Burial Information Burial Date Friday, July 8, 2022 Burial Time Following the Funeral Mass Burial Location St. Lawrence Parish Cemetery, Mulgrave
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