It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our mother, Lorraine ‘Mary’ Manley, nee Chiasson on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney. She was 86 years old.

Born on June 12, 1933 in Cheticamp, Lorraine was the daughter of the late David and Catherine Chiasson.

Lorraine had been a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, for the past five years where she suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Despite her illness, she remained vibrant & active, enjoying visits from family & friends, music, regular outings and her occasional glass of wine. Lorraine was always a fashionista, remaining stylish and elegant until the end.

Besides her parents, Lorraine is predeceased by her husband, Joseph Manley; brother, John and sister, Theresa. She is survived by her son, David (Lois); daughter, Jody (Paolo) and sister Eileen. She always enjoyed her grandchildren, Jeffrey (Melissa) and Jonathan (Michelle) as well as two beautiful great-grandchildren, Ethan and Jenna.

The family wishes to express their sincere thank you to the diligent staff of Spanish Bay, Kimberly Hall who offered Lorraine excellent care and companionship over the years.

Visitation for the late Lorraine Manley will be held Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 3-5 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier. Memorial graveside service to celebrate her life will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 11 a.m. in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Donations in memory of Lorraine may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.

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

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