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Maria 'Mary' (Pace) Mitchell

March 2, 1928 ~ January 11, 2019 (age 90)


MITCHELL, Maria (Mary)

Mitchell, Maria (Mary), nee Pace, passed away peacefully in the early hours of January 11 at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney. Wife of the late John A. (Obbie) Mitchell, Mary will be greatly missed by her son Ian Mitchell (Allan Penning) of Toronto, and her sisters, Anne Lee Kerr (Archie) of Sydney, and Evelyne Phinnemore (Bryan) of Brampton, Ontario, and her many nieces, nephews and extended family across Canada and abroad.  Mary was predeceased by her brother Rudy Pace (Shirley) of Sydney and her sister Linda Strickey (Frank) of Falmouth, NS.

Mary was born in Sydney on March 2, 1928 to the late Emilio and Elsie Pace and grew up in a musical house on Charlotte Street. She was known as an accomplished pianist, and played for several years in her father’s renowned orchestra.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful nurses and staff of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, especially the team in Irish Cove.

Visitation at Chant’s Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra Street, Sydney on Wednesday January 16 from 12 to 2pm. Celebration of life to follow at 2pm in the funeral home chapel. Internment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mary’s memory to a charity of your choice.

Messages and memorials may be directed to the family at

Funeral arrangements are under the care of S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, Sydney.

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January 16, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
S.W. Chant Funeral Home
564 Alexandra St
Sydney, NS B1S 2G8

Celebration of Life
January 16, 2019

2:00 PM
S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel
564 Alexandra Street
Sydney, NS B1s 2G8

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