72, Sydney

It is with deep sadness that we regret to announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Theresa Myrna Dalton, who passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 9, 2011.

Born in Sydney, N.S., Theresa was the daughter of the late David and Alice (Livingstone) MacDonald.

Theresa was a member of Holy Redeemer. She worked 18 years as a telephone operator for Maritime Tel & Tel and later for the City Hospital. After raising her children she became a crossing guard with CBRM until her retirement in 2003. Theresa had a kind and gentle spirit that liked the simple things in life. She will always be remembered for loving and caring for her children and grandchildren.

Theresa is survived by her son, Ernie (Natasha) Dalton, Sydney; daughter, Tanya (Shane) Butler, Dartmouth and four grandchildren, Lara and Kael Dalton and Ethan and Jack Butler. She is also survived by sister in-law, Anne MacDonald, Sydney as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Besides her parents, Theresa was predeceased by her sisters, Evelyn MacLean and Annabelle MacDonald; twin sisters, Mary Belle and Annie Jessie at infancy; brothers, Bernard and Rodrick MacDonald and former husband, Ernest Dalton.

Visitation for the late Theresa Myrna Dalton will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass to celebrate Theresa’s life will be held on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating with reception to follow at the church. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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