It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our wonderful mother, Christine Doyle, age 79, on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on January 21, 1941 in Sydney Mines, Christine was the daughter of the late Jacob and Katie-Ann (MacDonald) Vickers.

Chris was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a dedicated volunteer at the Steel City Pensioners Club after her long career at Northside General and Strait Richmond hospitals. She will be sadly missed by her beloved friend, Ann Donahue and the many others special friends that she met at the club.

Chris was deeply loved for her kind and loving nature and great sense of humor. She was always willing to help and gave her loving advice freely. Chris will be missed by all who knew her.

Left behind to keep Christine’s memory and legacy alive are her sons, James (Sheila) Clarke and Charles (Jacqueline) Clarke; daughters, Jean (Paul) Samson and Mary Clarke; sisters, Kay (Ed) Morgan, Eileen (Ken) MacNeil and Patsy (Ron) Lee. She will reatly missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Chris was predeceased by her two husbands, the love of her life, Charles Richard Clarke and later, she then found happiness with Howard Doyle. She is also predeceased by her sisters, Lillian, Mary, Eileen, Judy, June, Ann and brothers, Jack and Joseph.

Visitation for the late Christine Doyle will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Christine will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with a reception to follow. Interment will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date.

Donations in memory of Christine may be made to The Salvation Army, Sydney.

The family gives thanks to the many doctors and nurses in palliative care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, VON staff and a special thank you to Brett for the care given to our mother during her time of need.

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

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From:  Raymond/Pearl LeBlanc