92, Sydney

It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Agnes Costigan on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on Sept. 23, 1920, in Colliers, Newfoundland, Agnes was the daughter of the late Matthew and Ellen (Fowler) Whelan.

Mom was an angel on earth who sacrificed so much of her own wants and needs for her children. She loved us more than anything in this world and we loved her right back. She was beautiful inside and out; a precious life, given in service to God; taken by God to live forever and ever in His presence.

Mom was a devoted member of Holy Redeemer Church.

Agnes leaves behind her children, Joe (Elizabeth), Lorraine, Helen (George), Marie, Linda (Murdock), Mike (Pat), Brian (Debbie), Mary (whom mom lived with), Brenda (Gary), Nancy (Wayne), Peggy (Arno) and John Glenn; stepchildren, Beatrice, Martha and Tom; daughter in-law, Lorraine; sister, Mary Dunn; brother, Frank Whelan; special grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeffery; 53 grandchildren; 90 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Agnes was predeceased by her husband, Michael Costigan, son, William, step twins, Samuel and Mary, brother, James, special granddaughter, Tracy Bartlett, daughter in-law, Heather and sons-in-law, James, Chalmers, Charlie and Phil.

Visitation for the late Agnes Costigan will be held today (Monday, Aug. 19, 2013), at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. A reception following the mass will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Agnes may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County or Holy Redeemer Building Fund.

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

We miss you now, our hearts are sore
As time goes by we miss you more.
Your loving smile your gentle face
No one can fill your vacant place …

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To Mike, Pat and Family; My thoughts AND prayers are with you and your family during your time of loss. God Bless.
From;  Coreen Carroll-Coleman

We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:  Kenny and Claudette Gray

Dear Mike & Family; Our sincere condolences on your great loss. May all your happy memories bring you peace and may thoughts of her bring a smile to your heart.
Sincerely, Jean Marie & Gerard Deveaux

To Nancy and Costigan family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences.
From:  Veronica Mackay

To the family of the late Agnes Costigan, our sincere & heartfelt sympathy on her passing. She was a kind & giving person and will be missed by all who knew her. May her soul rest in peace.
From:  Lou & Chris Bonaparte

Lorraine ,James and Family. You are in our hearts and prayers always. May your mom ,nana rest in eternal peace.
Love Melda and Zvonko

With my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother, our prayers and thoughts are with you. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
From:  Stephen Myette