Mary Lee MacLeod, RN, 73 of Sydney passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30, 2018 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous and truly graceful battle with cancer.
Mary Lee was born in Sydney to the late Allan MacDonald and Pauline (Palmer)(MacDonald) Peters. She graduated from St Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in May, 1967. She worked for a short time at the Grace Maternity Hospital but spent over 30 years doing what she was placed on earth to do; working as a Mental Health Nurse. She worked at the Cape Breton Hospital and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital including community nursing retiring in 2007. Her nursing was a reflection on how she lived her life with the utmost kindness and compassion for all people. Mary Lee's life was spent giving and doing for others with no expectation of reciprocation or need for praise. It was simply who she was.
Mary Lee is survived by daughters Shauna (Danny Walsh) and Heather (Jason) Courtney both of Sydney; the great loves of her life her devoted grandchildren Bradley MacLeod and Katelyn MacNeil; brothers Michael (Florence) MacDonald, Sydney and Barry Peters (Seamus), Toronto; sisters Carmelita Daisley, Halifax and Larkell Bradley, Toronto; sister in law Georgina MacDonald, Cole Harbour and dear aunt Geraldine Steeves, Sydney. She is also survived by her MacLeod brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews and countless friends new and old. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her loving husband John Bradley MacLeod; brothers Edward MacDonald and Johnny Peters and step father John Peters.
Visitation will take place at Chant's Funeral Home, Sydney, on Wednesday, April 4 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, April 5 at 2 pmin the funeral hope chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Donations may be made to local Mental Health charities, Hospice Palliative Society of Cape Breton, VON or to truly honour Mary Lee you can do an act of kindness in memory of her.