It is with great sadness that the family announce the sudden passing of Elizabeth ‘Bunnie’ Mary (MacEachern) Guillena, age 73, of Angus, Ontario, formerly of Sydney, who passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 17, 2019. Born in Sydney, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late John Joseph and Veronica Mary (Snow) MacEachern.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Clifford Guillena; parents-in-law, Joe and Anne Guillena, and brother-in-law, Gerry Guillena, all from Sydney.
Elizabeth is survived by her children, Clifford (Linda) Guillena, Timmins, ON, Darlene (Danny) MacIver, Angus, ON, Dianne Guillena, Sydney and Kevin (Donna) Guillena, Newmarket, ON; sisters, Linda (Allen) Desrosiers, Dominion, Heather (Donald) MacVicar, Upper Tantallon, and a brother, John (Debbie) McEachern, Hammonds Plains. Elizabeth will also be remembered fondly and sadly missed by many, including her grandchildren, Jennifer (Ryan) Guillena, Darcy, Michael MacIver, Cindy (Richard) MacIver, Levi and Karie Guillena; as well as her brother-in-law, Joseph Guillena, and sister-in-law, Myrna Guillena.
Elizabeth was educated in Sydney at Holy Angels Convent and remained an avid reader and passionate learner throughout her entire life. Following the path God had chosen for her, she pursued all life’s challenges and tasks with grace, strength, and dignity. Her universal respect and compassion for her fellow human beings was the cornerstone of her character. Bunnie was immensely proud of her family, who she tirelessly supported at every turn. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched, and her legacy of love and perseverance will live on in our stories and beautiful memories.
She is our Mom, our Nana, Sister, Aunt and friend. She was an angel without wings but now she has her wings. Our angel is forever in our memories and watching over us from above.
Visitation for the late Elizabeth Mary Guillena will be held today (Monday, April 22, 2019) from 6-9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Elizabeth will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the service, a light lunch will be served in the funeral home reception area. Interment will take place in the family plot at the Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Memorial donations in memory of Elizabeth can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or to any charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Kaitlyn & Karie send their deepest sympathies at the loss of Nanny Guillena. The girls and family send our thoughts and prayers to you all at this difficult time.
From: Krista Calnan
We are very sad to hear the passing of your mother. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time.
From: James & Cathy Couture.
So very sorry for your loss..we were school mates many years ago. My sincere condolences.
From: Corinne (Aucoin) Scattolon
To Bunnie’s Family, I extend my sincere condolences. Bunnie and I were great Holy Angel High School friends. I was so saddened to read where she has passed away. I will hold many smiles and giggles as special memories with Bunnie. Lynne Atchison Pope.
From: Lynne Atchison Pope