GUILLENA, Anne “Nan” Irene
It is with sadness and fond memories that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved
mother, grandmother and great-grandmother at the age of 96 on February 8, 2018.
Nan was born in Sydney on July 1, 1921 to the late Clifford and Margaret Couture.
Nan was a life long traveller, gardener and loved a great game of cards. She was a voracious reader. She was very active in the family trophy business. But her greatest
joy was spending time with her family.
Nan is survived by son, Joseph “Joe” Jr. Guillena; 12 grandchildren, Cheryl, Sandra, Brian,
Bradley, Jody, Clifford, Darlene, Diane, Kevin, Peter, Kerry, Roger and 15 great-grandchildren.
Nan was predeceased by her parents; husband, Joseph Sr., sons, Clifford “Sonny” and Gerald
“Gerry”; daughters-in- law, Elizabeth "Bunny," Myrna, Gwendolyn “Gwen”; brothers, John, James, William and sister, Doris
Many thanks to the 4 th floor East staff of Northside General Hospital for their compassionate
care of Nan
Visitation will take place this evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at S.W. Chant and Son Funeral
Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney.
A Celebration of Life will take place Sunday, February 11 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel,
with Rev. Sheldon Chant to officiate. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area
Family flowers only, please. If desired, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital, or a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home.
Messages and memorials may be directed to www.chantfuneralhome.ca.
Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation
45 Weatherbee Rd #209, Mira Road, Sydney NS B1M 0A1