Stubbert, Mary Belle,

April 6, 2015

Stubbert, Mary Belle, age 83, of Antigonish passed away April 6, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born on Hawthorne Road, Port Hood, she was a daughter of the late Hector and Mary Catherine (MacIsaac) MacInnis.

Mary spent most of her working life as a lab technician at the Halifax Infirmary. She lived with her husband, Rankin, in Halifax
before moving to PEI after her retirement.  For 16 years, Mary and Rankin lived on the Island with their son, Clary, his wife Nancy
and their granddaughter Abby, who was her pride and joy.  Mary was devoted to her husband Rankin, who lived with MS throughout his life.
She was at his bedside day and night during his last few years when he was in hospital and when being cared for at home.
Rankin was Mary’s soulmate.

Mary was a true Cape Bretoner.  She loved the people, the place, and embraced the culture.  Anyone who came to the house was given
a cup of tea and a hot meal and enjoyed the fiddle tunes playing in the background.  She and Rankin loved travelling home to Cape Breton.
They rarely missed a dance and were part of many a square set.  Mary was most happy when the tea was flowing, the tunes were lively, and she
was surrounded by family and friends.  She was greatly admired and will be deeply missed.

She is survived by son, Clary (Nancy Nunn) Stubbert, Bayfield; granddaughter, Abby (Jonathon) Visser, Halifax; brother John Donald MacInnis, Manitoba;
and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by husband, Rankin; sisters, Mary Sarah, Marcella, Bessie, Christie, and Maggie; brother, Dan Alex.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish. Funeral Mass will be held
Friday at 11:00am in St. Ninian Cathedral, with Reverend Andrew Boyd presiding. Burial to follow at a later date.
Family flowers only, please. In lieu of flowers, donations to the MS Society, Lung Association of Nova Scotia, or St. Martha’s Hospital Auxiliary appreciated.

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