Sydney River

It’s with profound sadness that we, the family of Madeline Christine Dillon, announce her passing on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Hospice, Palliative Care, Sydney.

Born on June 23, 1928, in St. Ann’s, Victoria County, Madeline was the daughter of the late John and Lena (Morrison) Carmichael.

Madeline worked for thirty years at the former Cape Breton Hospital, Sydney River. It was family that truly brought her the most pride and joy in her life. At this time, we realize although our hearts are heavy, we were truly blessed to have her in our lives for so long.

Madeline is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Heather (Allan MacDougall), Neila (Jim Mullins) and Nancy (Kevin Sampson); grandchildren and their spouses, Angela (Tim Sanford), Justin Sampson (Annie Beth Oldford) and Janine Sampson (Joe Candelora); great-grandchildren, Rory and Gabby Sanford, Ben, Eliza and Noah Sampson; as well as brother, Gordon (Ethel) Carmichael and their family.

Besides her parents, Madeline was predeceased by her husband, Neil V. Dillon and sister, Isabel (Lou) Black.

In keeping with her request, there will be no visitation for the late Madeline Dillon. A private family graveside service will be held at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband, Neil.

Donations in memory of Madeline may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.

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

Online Condolences

So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing .

From:  Laura ,JD & Noah

Nancy, Kevin & family – we are so sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you all at this difficult time.

From:  Estelle & Bill Reynolds

Although I did not know Madeline, her husband was a brother to my Uncle, Willard Dillon.

Through her daughter Heather, a good friend of mine, I realize she must have been a very fine woman to raise such nice children. Her work is done and it is time for her reward. I wish to extend my sincere condolences to the family.

From:  Eleanor Peach Gallant

Nancy and Kevin, just found out about your Mom. My sincere condolences to you both and your family. My prayers are with you at this sad time.

From:  Brenda Guinard