81, Sydney
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Mary McInnis on Friday, May 2, 2014, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Grand Mira, Mary was the daughter of the late Alexander ‘Sandy’ and Margaret Gillis.

Mom was a woman of great faith. She was a longtime member of St. Theresa’s Parish.  Her greatest pleasure in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren. Mom will be remembered fondly by family and friends for her kind and gentle nature.

Mary is survived by her children, Claire (Lawrence) Slaney, Sandy (Kim) McInnis, Bill McInnis, Mary Lou (Scott) Usher and Paul (Paula) McInnis; grandchildren, Katie McInnis, Kristin and Matthew Slaney, Lauren and Danielle Usher, and Kim’s granddaughter, Merissa; sisters-in-law, Kitty and Theresa Gillis, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Louis McInnis, sisters, Margaret, Catherine and Florence and brothers, Johnnie, Danny and Alec.

Mom had fond memories of growing up in Whitney Pier. With this in mind, visitation for the late Mary McInnis will be held today (Monday, May 5, 2014) at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Following the mass a reception will be held at St. Theresa’s Parish Hall. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County.

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

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I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
From:  Lucille Gillis

I am thinking of all of you today. I loved your Mom very much. Graham and I would have wanted to be there for you. Love Brenda & Graham

Deepest condolences to you in your loss.
From:  Clary Peters

To Claire Slaney and all her family, Rob and I want to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. You surrounded your mum with love in her final days. What a comfort that must have been for her.
From:  Susan MacLellan

Claire, Please accept my deepest sympathies and most sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Although it?s been a long time since I last saw her, I remember your mom as a sharp and witty woman who was, above all else, exceptionally sweet. The passing of such a kind and welcoming person is truly a loss to us all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.
From:  Margaret Morrison

To the Dear McInnis Family, We want to offer our most sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother,Mary. It was such a pleasure to meet a woman of such quiet dignity, kindness, and grace. We hold you all in our hearts and prayers as you walk the difficult steps ahead. With Great Respect and Affection, Julie, Jamie, Peter Senior, Pete, Andrew, Alanna and Heather
From:  The Menzies Family