74, Sydney

It is with deep sadness that we regret to announce the passing of Stella Yvonne MacLellan on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Sydney, Stella was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Helen Sampson.

Family was everything to Stella. She was an avid card and dart player. She loved fishing and going for long car drives in hope of seeing a deer. Stella will be remembered by family and friends for being a strong graceful loving woman.

Stella is survived by her husband, Angus Hubert MacLellan; children, Margaret Marie (Peter) Axworthy, Stella Yvonne Smith, Donna Marie (Jim) Ruberto and Laurie Anne Liddle; step-children, Margaret Anne, Stella, Freddie and Heather; grandchildren, Taaryn, Tierra, Rachael, Davey, Jonathan, Sarah, Hannah, Stephen, Alyssa, Damon and Duncan; sisters, Patricia (Joe) Parago, Betty Chipman and Helen (Jim) Dixon; brother, Edmund (Ruby); sister-in-law, Eileen; as well as many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Stella was predeceased by her brother, Russell and sister, Martha.

By Stella’s request, there will be no visitation for cremation has taken place. Funeral service to celebrate Stella’s life will be held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church with Fr. James Oliver officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Stella may be made by donating blood to the Canadian Blood Services or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

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

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Donna, please know that we are all thinking of you and sharing in your sadness.
From:  Jennifer Ketner