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Elaine "Nadine" (MacDonald) Delaney

March 23, 1952 ~ April 24, 2018 (age 66)

With heavy hearts, we the family are saddened to announce the passing of Elaine "Nadine" Delaney at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Tuesday April 24, 2018.  

Elaine is survived by her husband, Clifford "Deacon"; sons, Clint and Chris; grandson, Campbell;  brothers and sisters, Piper (Kathy) MacDonald, Marilyn (Gary) Aucoin, Faye (Sonny) Goode, Linda (Chris) Kieley, Debbie Fewer, Margo (Carmen) Giacomantonio, Sherry MacDonald, Special Aunt Helen Neal.  Also, sharing the loss are the numerous nieces and nephews.  Elaine also shared a special relationships with her in-laws, the Delaneys.

Elaine was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Catherine MacDonald; brother David (Sam) MacDonald and brother in law Doug Fewer, and Glenmore Neal.

Side by side with her mother Kay, she worked as a cleaner at Branch 12 Legion.  Elaine worked for many years as a maintenance janitor at Riverview High School until retirement.  She was very dedicated to the students and attended many dances and graduations.

Deacon had a special bond with his sidekick, "Fred", as he often called her.  They were  truly  one of a kind with two hearts that could never be separated. 

Both her sons Clint and Chris will forever have a void in their lives but never in their hearts.  

Elaine was always there for her grandson, Campbell who she loved and adored.   Just like a Sunday drive, she made many trips to Halifax to see her pride and joy playing sports and driving his race car.  

Elaine was very valuable to her family.  Her role as a mother was not only to her children but also to her brothers and sisters as well as little sis / daughter, Arlene.  She was also very good at giving advice especially to her buddy, Coleen.

The Delaney Family Reunion at Whale Cove will never be the same when we gather once more without our special sister in law in Cabin 10.

Like a mother, Elaine's heart, arms and especially her door was always open to anyone.  Her love and passion to help others was shown in her willingness to always lend a hand no matter what the need.  

Visitation for Elaine will take place on Thursday April 26th, 2018 from 2-4pm and 6-9pm at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra Street, Sydney. Funeral will be held on Friday April 27th, 2018 at 11am in the Funeral Home Chapel, with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. 

Funeral Arrangements are under the care and direction of S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home. Donations may be made to charity of choice or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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