It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Adele Elizabeth MacLeod on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on January 31, 1945 in Scotch Lake, Adele was the daughter of the late Robert and Minnie (MacNeil) Jessome.
Adele’s greatest love was spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, decorating, listening to music and most of all, baking favorite treats and goodies for her beloved company. Adele will be missed by all who knew her.
Adele is survived by her husband, John ‘Jackie’ Macleod; children, Sherry Frizzell (nee MacLeod) and Lisa MacLeod; two grandchildren, Ryan and Rachel Frizzell; siblings, Bobby Ann MacKinnon, Marjorie Mader, John Jessome, Larry Jessome and Peter Jessome; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Adele was predeceased by her son, John Murdock MacLeod; sisters, Verle Marchand, Patsy Egan and brother, Barry Jessome.
As per Adele’s request there will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. A private family interment with graveside prayers will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date.
Special thanks to all the staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the amazing care they provided to Adele during her time there.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Adele may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Jackie..we are so sorry to hear of Adele’s passing. It was such a pleasure to know her and will miss seeing you and her at the many gatherings at Sue’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She was such a beautiful person and will be missed. Sending you lots of hugs
From: Pete and Mary (Floyd) Nymark
My thoughts are with you at this time. My condolences to the family.
From: Nancy Anderson
Donnie and I are in complete shock over your loss of your Darling wife Adele ..may prayers go out to your familly and you.we will be in touch over the next few days Jackie
From: Geraldine ,Don Toomey Andrew and family
We’re so sorry to hear of Adele’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time!
From: Mary Lee & Robby Reid
Our deepest sympathy to you Jackie and girls on the passing of a warm.kind and caring wife and mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.
From: Calvin and Marie Rafuse
So sorry to hear of your loss, Jackie and family. Adele was a lovely caring lady who could light up your day with her smile and her laughter. We’re thinking of you all during this sorrowful time. Stan and Judy Dicks
From: Judy and Stan Dicks
Hello Jackie,Sherry and Lisa
I am so Very sorry to hear the news of Adele. I certainly have a lot of fond memories of you all. Your mom was a beautiful person and always had a smile and a big hello when ever I would see her. I wish you all well Hugs,
From: Lynn Youden-Hopkins
Dear Jackie,Sherry,Lisa and Families: Please accept our condolences on the passing of Adele. I’ve known Adele for a number of years and know she was a huge part of a loving family and will be greatly missed. Loving memories will keep her close.
From: Sincerely Judy & Tom Doolan
Sincere Sympathy Jackie & family Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time
From: Carol & Jim Manson
My deepest sympathy Jackie .my prayers are with you my friend ,George Baker.Now living in Sunderland England ,my email ,email@example.com
From: George Baker
So very sorry for your loss.I have wonderful memories of Adele .We shared lots of laughs.RIP Adele we will miss you in the neighborhood .Paula Mac Leod (MacRury)
Thank you for your kind words, she did have a lovely laugh. I hope to see you soon when I am back, are you in the same house on the corner?
Hi Lisa..yes I am in my family home …I find it hard to look over at your parents and know they are not there…Crazy how things change ..Hugs💗
Paula, I completely understand how looking at the place is difficult. However, there was many a day when we were on the deck commenting on how beautiful you always kept your place. There was one day in particular, when we were going to bar-b-que and I could not light it. Adele came out and said with disappointment on her face, “Dear, that old thing has been on its last legs for a while.” I said we needed to buy a new one so off we went to Canadian Tire. We bought the new bar-b-que, set it up on the deck beside the old one and when we tried to light it we realized we were out of gas. Oh well, two bar-b-ques are better than one!
When looking over across the playground, just smile and remember the good times!
Dear Jackie and family , It was with great sadness that we learned of Adele’s passing .I have many fond memories of Adele in bygone days .She always had a welcoming smile . Please extend our deepest condolences to all the family . You are in our thoughts and prayers . God bless !
So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers with the family Mary O’Coin
Sincere sympathy to all, Allister & Joan MacLeod
Sincere sympathy it you Jackie and your family at this sad time. our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Joe and Betty (MacLeod) Mombourquette
Sincere sympathy to you Jackie and your family at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Our deepest condolences to Jack, all your children, family and friends.
Adele was a great person and a great neighbour, (or a beautiful flower in our street / Garden, as Jack/Adele called it).
Our thoughts and prayers to you all in this difficult time
Andrea & Scot Stevens
Thank you for the message, I appreciate you sentiments. I will stop by in a few weeks to see everyone in the neighborhood, I hope to see you then.
This is a bit unusual but I am the family, the daughter, the daughter that was there time and time again….especially in the summers. I read the passage and found it unlike the spirit of Adele. It is true that I am in Vietnam and am sending these thoughts about her.
In the passage, it said she was a gardener, depends on the time. Out in the country, yes we had a lovely garden. As I remember, we did have a lovely garden in Sterling. We planted potatoes, carrots, turnip, radish that never stopped growing, green peas and lots of other things. The strawberries did not really take but we always bought other strawberries pretending we were eating the strawberry short cake with the berries next to the house. No one ever said otherwise, we had great strawberries!!
In the passage, it said Adele liked decorating, it was more like renovating. Adele had no problem hiding her talent. I remember when I went away to university and when I came home at Christmas, my room was a den with a balcony. It later turning into the computer room and the deck with the unstoppable bar-b-ques: wind, rain, sleet or shine, let’s eat!! The good old days!!
I remember Adele most, when meeting me at the airport. Regardless of when I arrived, the first thing on her mind was telling me about the restaurants she wanted to go to and the limit we were allowed at the casinos – sometimes 5 dollars and sometimes 50 dollars. I always laughed but she was always in the house so when I came back…..let’s go!! She never did tell me how much she would win but the ice cream container was always much more full with quarters than mine.
There is so much about Adele that is lovable. However, she was in love with her shop. She loved those who had their hair done and always referred to then as her friends. She gave them coffee baked sweets and even told a story or two. I always thought sitting in the living room upstairs, “Wow, I wish I had a job like that, sounds like so much fun down there!” Her shop was her hobby, her passion and her career. I love it and she loved it more!!
It is sad she is gone. It is more sad I could not see her. It is even sadder that even though I was planning on going back, the funeral will take place without me. In my last words, I have no regrets, I was always there when I could and gave her what she wanted and then some. Experiences are for a lifetime and those will always be with me. I will always think about her as I did before, she is just no longer here.
Dr. Lisa Marie MacLeod
Our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Neighbor Mary Levangie & family
Deepest condolences on your loss. Adele was a lovely person. She always had a welcoming smile and great recipes!
Jackie ,Sherry, Ryan,Rachel, Lisa and Adeles siblings. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss.It is so sad and so hard to believe. Adele was my dear, true friend of many years.She spoke with such love of her entire family. We never hung up the phone or left each other without a laugh. our many spring flower shopping for our gardens as you well know Jackie. Sharing the love of Christmas was always very special to us. I have been truly blessed to say she was my friend. Adele lived her life as we all should.Appreciating what we have. Showing love and kindness to all and to help somebody in need. I well honor you by simply doing something kind for someone.That is what you spent your life doing. Thank you for your love and friendship. Your with John Murdock .Rest in peace. I will miss you so. Mona & Dave Finlay
To: Jackie and Family
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Adele. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May she Rest In Peace
My mother and Adele were such wonderful friends and in saying that I had the pleasure of meeting Adele. She always laughed at my starbucks order and how complicated they were, Adele was well loved and respected, she had great character, a big heart and such a kind soul. My condolences to the family during this difficult time.
Dear Lisa, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I have so many fond memories of our time together in Quebec City and how kind and lovely you always were to me. I think of you often Lisa and it always brings a smile to my face. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
Lenora, thank you so much for your kind words, I too smiled when I saw your name. Remember when my parents stopped in Quebec City on their way back from Ontario? The only thing we had to do was visit Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, nothing else mattered. That day, Adele bought a small statue of the Mother Mary and had it blessed at the shrine. When she arrived home, she put it on the top shelf in her bedroom and I am sure it was still in the same place up until they moved last weekend. It is so nice to share such memories.
Dear Jackie and family our deepest sympathy on Adele passing.
John & Kay Violande
To Jackie and family please accept our condolences on Adele’s passing. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Robert and Debra MacPherson
To.Jackie and Family
My sincere Sympathy to you Jackie and your family at this difficult time.
Dear Jackie,sherry, Lisa
We are deeply saddened upon hearing of Adeles passing.
There are many memories of all the years we have spend
As next door neighbours.
She will always be remembered for her kindness
Rest in peace dear friend….
Brud and Gloria, it is the people who make a place special and we love that neighborhood, it is home.…./lisa
Jackie,sherry and Lisa
So sorry to hear of Adeles passing
She was a terrific neighbour and friend.
Will never forget her as kind and generous person
May she rest in peace
The MacLeod Family, Sisters Marjorie Mader, and Bobby Anne MacKinnon:
Sorry to read of Adele’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Stan and Estelle Reppa
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. We will always remember Adele fondly and have wonderful memories of you and Adele. She was so kind to our family. She leaves behind a wonderful family and I know you will all be a great source of comfort and support to one another.
Jackie, Peter and family. I just heard of Adele’s passing. My deepest condolences. Such a lovely person. I was glad to visit with you this past summer when I was home from North Bay. God bless.