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.
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
Nancy and Kevin and Family..Please accept our sincere condolences on your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts are with you All at this time. God Bless. Roddie and Judy
To all the Dillon families~~
I worked with Neil at the Sydney Airport back in the 60’s and 70’s. A very nice man. So sorry to read of his wife’s death. Thinking of you as you mourn your loss.
To Madeline’s family and friends I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Madeline way back in the mid seventies at the Cape Breton Hospital. She was so nice and kind, a pleasure to work with. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and difficult time.
Heather sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family.
To Madeline’s family, I worked with Madeline at the Cape Breton Hospital and lived a few houses up on Riverview.
She was always a very kind and nice lady. With deepest sympathy.
Although I have lived across the street from Mrs
DILLON for quite a few years I only met her once when she called me over to get some mail that had mistakenly been put in her mailbox. Very nice lady to talk to and wish I had known about the St Ann’s connection as that’s where my family is also from. My sympathy to her family.
We are so sorry for your loss our deepest sympathy
To the Dillon Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Sorry to hear of your loss,our hearts are with you at this time.Brian and Helen Tobin.
Nancy, Kevin, Justin and Janine, we are sorry for your loss. Condolences to everyone.
Nanny was a wonderful lady who touched all with whom she came in contact. Our fondest memories of Nanny usually involved a cup of tea while we caught up on all the news from Cape Breton. We were guests in her house more times than we can remember and miss her more than we can say.
Angela, Tim, Rory and Gabrielle Sanford