Sandra MacNeil-Cotie died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on January 7, 1955 in Black Brook, Southside Boularderie, Sandra was the daughter of the late John James and Genevieve (MacDonald) MacNeil.
Sandra, also known as Sandy and Sam, was very proud of her Barra MacNeil heritage and loved to spend time researching her family history. She treasured her cousins no matter how distant and often called each one to keep in touch and strengthen the bond she felt. Sandra graduated from Sydney Academy and the Cape Breton Business College. She worked for some time at Maple Leaf Restaurant and later was Administrative Assistant at Holiday Inn and Keddy’s Motor Inn, retiring early due to health conditions.
Sandra is survived by her three sisters, Aletha MacIsaac (John), Mary Waye (Colin) and Ann, who was her caregiver and supporter for many years. She treasured her nephew, Glen MacIsaac (Tracey) and his children, Ella and Lillah; niece, Krista Bly (Declan) and their children, Kieran and Emma; nephews, Wesley Waye (Sera), Jeffrey Waye and his son, Ryan, Jesse Waye (Cortney) and their children, Eilidh and Isaac, and John Waye (Rebecca); as well as her fur buddies, Rory and Toby.
Besides her parents, Sandra was predeceased by her paternal and maternal grandparents, Alexander and Annie (MacNeil) MacNeil and Donald John and Mary Eveline (Walsh) MacDonald.
Visitation for the late Sandra MacNeil-Cotie will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier from 6-9 p.m.
Sandra suffered through ill health and is now at rest. Memorial service to celebrate the life of Sandra will be on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the funeral home in the All Faith Chapel at 11 a.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the service, a light luncheon will be held in the funeral home reception area.
Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in memory of Sandra may be made to the An Cala Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital or charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Sad to hear of Sandra’s passing. enjoyed seeing her and Mary and Ann At my Aunt Agnes’ wake in Sydney Mines a couple of years ago. Hope to see you again sometime. May God hold and keep you at this time of loss and always.
From: Don Muise and family
My condolences to the family. Sandra was a kind and had a big heart. I’m sure there are many happy memories for the family members. Blessings to all.
So sorry to hear this news. Sympathy to all the family. I pray peace and comfort will surround you at this most difficult time.
I am so very sorry to hear of this I knew her many years ago when she came to river bourgeois to visit Joan a Johnnie all my love to the family
So very sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family.
I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family, especially to you, her sisters …. Ann, Alitha and Mary.
It was a pleasure to have connected with this wonderful human. My heart goes out to Sandra’s family, her friends, and all those who knew her throughout our genealogical exploits. Your legacy will live on through all and you will be missed. Rest easy, my friend. <3
So very sorry to hear about Sandra! Sending our Sincere Sympathy to Ann, Aletha & Mary & the rest of the family! May the good memories you all hold dear in your hearts of Sandra help through this difficult time. God Bless. RIP SANDRA (MACNEIL) COTIE
Janet McNeil (Fredericton, NB)
Sincere condolences to all of Sandra’s family and many friends.
We are grateful for Sandra’s extensive research into her family’s history.
Doddy & Bobby Keel
Truro NS ( Whitney Pier)
Very sorry to hear of Sandra’s passing. Sincere condolences to her family members. I know how much she appreciated and loved you.
Sandra would call me periodically to talk about genealogy and our shared family and we would chat online as well. I will miss those conversations. I know that she had a lot of difficult years. I was glad that I got to meet her in person at least once. Please keep her memory in your hearts, she would want to be remembered. R.I.P. Sandra