Iva Leora Gale
We the family regret to announce the passing of an outstanding woman. Iva Gale passed away on January 29, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mildred (Hudson) Wright
Mom had many jobs starting at General Instruments, installing knob number 47 (LOL) she worked in Dad's Shop Cape Breton Brace Ltd. and she loved selling her Sarah Coventry and undercover wear. We were an extremely close family always in each other's lives and that's where mom's passion was, family, in the house that Jake built!
Her grandchildren were her heart and soul and she loved and gave to us as unconditionally as we gave right back. As those closest to her knew muffin was her world many a time we catch mom out of breath and she would say “oh I was just playing hide-and-seek with muffin” or “Ready Set Go!” She loved space and the full-moon fascinated her. She spent her time happily playing Pogo while watching Christmas movies 24/7 and she did enjoy puzzles whether it was a jigsaw puzzle or word search. She was the light of our life and she's always going to be forever loved and forever missed love you Mom.
She will be lovingly missed by Muffin; her children, Wanda (Paul), and Lawrence; grandchildren, Kevin, Zakk, Chris, Angelina; great-grandchild, Jocelyn. Sister Deloris, she will also be greatly missed by her best friend, Karen.
Besides her parents she is predeceased by her husband, Jake in 2007.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation for Iva will be held on Friday, Feb.1, 2019 form 7-9 p.m. at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. With funeral service to take place on Sat Feb. 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.