It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Caroline ‘Carrie’ Elizabeth Thorne, 93, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on March 12, 2016 with her loving family at her side.
Born in St. John’s, N.L., on Dec. 10, 1922, Carrie was the eldest child of the late Eli and Mary (Lush) Head.
Carrie was a member of the Salvation Army, Sydney. Until her admittance to hospital, Carrie was a very active member of her community, still driving her car, living independently in her home and doing the things she loved: reading, quilting, crocheting, baking, preserving, attending Home League and visiting with her friends and family, who meant so very much to her. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Carrie is survived by her daughter, Irene (Brian) Rush, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; sons, Edward (Ann), New Waterford and Robert ‘Robie’, Sydney; grandchildren, Jennifer, Charlottetown, P.E.I., Michael Rush, Fort McMurray, AB, Wendy (Todd) McSavaney and Janice (Jason McKinnon), both from New Waterford and great-grandchildren, Rileigh, Vancouver, B.C., Taylor and Morgan Rush, both from Charlottetown, P.E.I., Ceilidh, Brooks, Alberta, Holly and Ryan McSavaney, Alex, Sarah and Theo Thorne, all from New Waterford. She is also survived by three sisters, Nita (the late Paul) Taylor, Frostproof, Florida, Rebecca 'Beck' (Wilson) Hamlyn, Mt. Thom and Linda (the late Major Harry) Zimmerman, New Castle, Ont.; three brothers, Wallace (Loretta ‘Etta’) and Tom (the late Rose), both from New Waterford, and George (Wendy), Abercrombie; brother-in-law, Frank Grant, Pictou; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Carrie was predeceased by her husband, Edward Sterling Thorne, Sept. 23, 2000, and seven sisters, Letty Pearl and twins, Mary and Beatrice, all in infancy, Annie and her husband, Gordon Davis, Hilda, Pearl Grant and Dorothy ‘Dot’ and her husband, Kitchener ‘Kitch’ Golding.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Carrie Thorne will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Carrie will take place on Wednesday, Mar. 16 at 11 a.m. in The Salvation Army Sydney Community Church, Sydney, with Major Kent and Dena Hepditch officiating. Following the service a reception will be held in the church hall. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date.
Donations in memory of Carrie may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County, The Salvation Army or charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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Sending out thoughts for Aunt Carries family.
From: Robin Cody
To Edward, Robbie and your Families – I was saddened to read of your mother's passing. Although we only spoke a few times, her obituary tells of a wonderful, caring person. My mother was beside yours in Rm #4135.at the Regional Hospital. I can attest to how much her sons loved her just by hearing how you spoke to her and tried to help her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May your precious memories help you during this difficult time.
Deepest sympathies to the whole family at this difficult time.
From: Mike & Corrine Mischiek
Forever in our hearts, May the God Lord hold you safely in his loving arms until we meet again. Beloved Sister and Aunt.
From: Nita Taylor & Kimberly Headley
Sending our deepest Sympathy.
From: Doddy, Bobby & Florence Keel