62, Sydney

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Carol Ann (Murray) Kiley on January 16, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in Sydney on July 29, 1950, Carol Ann was the daughter of the late Patrick and Etta (Horne) Murray, Grand Lake Rd., Sydney.

Carol Ann was a graduate of both the Cape Breton School of Business and Compu College. She was later employed with H&R Block in Sydney. In her earlier years, Carol Ann was involved with the Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She also enjoyed sharing her time with the South Bar 4H Club. Carol Ann was a loving mother and sister. She valued getting together with family. She loved reading, dancing, laughter, music and watching the game shows. Carol Ann was a loyal confidante and the salt of the earth.

Carol Ann is survived by her devoted husband of 45 years, Harvey Kiley; sons, Troy (Zoey), Ontario, and Harvey, Sydney, and a daughter, Kimberly (Jeff) Legge, Sydney. She is also survived by brothers, Thomas (Claudette), Westmount, Donnie, Grandlake Road, Robert, Mira, Patrick (Bernadette), Coxheath; sister, Emily (Robert) Otterson, Onslow Mountain, NS, and grandchildren, Derek, Shelby, Zarah, and Ashlyn.

Besides her parents, Carol Ann was predeceased by her sister, Mary Murray in 1983.

The family would like to thank the homecare workers, Dr. Paul Murphy, nurses and staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their kindness and care shown to Carol Ann.

Visitation for the late Carol Ann Kiley will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Alex MacLellan officiating. Reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Donations in memory of Carol Ann may be made to a charity of choice.

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

Send an online condolence.


                        Online Condolences

To the Kiley and Murray families,please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
From:  David and Judy Horne

My sincere condolence in the passing of Carol Ann. My thoughts and prayers are sent to the Kiley family and relatives.
From:  Genevieve O’Callaghan

Sending my condolences to her husband and family as one of her Home makers she was a very nice person,good to work with and pleasant all of the time.  Sorry for your loss.
From:  Colleen MacLean

Dear Harvey and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Carol Ann’s passing. She was a wonderful aunt and I will fondly remember her as a kind, funny, and light-hearted member of the family. I wish I could be there as you celebrate her life. She is certainly in my thoughts. Take Care.
From:  Christine Murray

My condolences to the family. May your wonderful memories help to heal your aching heart during this difficult time.
From:  Sonja Totten 

Dear Emily & family, My heart breaks for all of you in the loss of your wonderful Carol Ann.I know you will find strength in one another and the memories which will always include laughter.
From:  Betty Swan

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kiley family today.
From:  Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians

Harvey & Family, Sorry for your loss; lots of mixed emotions this past week. Aunt Carol Ann was a strong beautiful woman. I am sorry I could not make it to funeral. She will always be remembered as a good aunt and a good dancer. I am very happy that I saw her in November.
From:  Michelle Murray

Harvey and family, I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Carol Ann’s passing. She will be so missed by everyone.Mom and Carol Ann had some good chats and many visits over the years.We had a lot of fun when we were kids staying in South Bar and out the bungalow.I’m sorry I couldn’t get up to the visitation but you were all in my thoughts. May she rest in peace.
From:  Matt Otterson