Funeral service for the late Catherine Patricia 'Pat' McNamara, 79, Evanston, Richmond County, was held September 7 in St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, Lower River Inhabitants, with Father Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Whiteside.
Mrs. McNamara died August 29, 2019, in Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.
Born on March 11, 1940, in Johnstown, Richmond County, she was a daughter of Mary Catherine (Campbell) and the late Joseph Gerrior. She was most happy while watching any kind of sports that her children or grandchildren were involved in. She enjoyed playing bingo, 45s, crib and making rabbit pies on Christmas Eve for family and friends. She was a member of the Riverdale bowling and dart leagues. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing and baking, especially molasses cookies. She was a graduate of the Cape Breton Business College, Sydney. She worked at Co-op Building Supplies in Sydney and also the Port Hawkesbury location. She also worked at the Woolco in Port Hawkesbury. Most of her life was at home taking care of her children. Pat also worked for a few families babysitting and going to many homes taking care of residence. She came from a musical family and enjoyed accompanying many fiddle players on piano. She enjoyed singing with her ‘Gerrior Sisters’ along with her mom for many concerts in the area for many years.
She is survived by two sons, Joey McNamara, Michael (Lisa) McNamara; two daughters, Cathy (Darrell) Symonds, Eleanor (Gordie) Poirier; stepdaughter, Mary Annette (Derrick) DeCoste and family; eight grandchildren, Christina (Jamie), Mary, Keri (Darryl), Miranda (Tyler), Ainslee, Garrison, Cassia, Sophie; three great-grandchildren, Mia, Vincent, Nora; three siblings, Annie (Pius) White, Mary Josephine (Terry) McNamara, Neil Gerrior; four sisters-in-law, Mary Anita Gerrior, Shirley McNamara, Anne McNamara, Muriel (Gordie) Wilkie; three godchildren, Andrea Gerrior, Rosalie McNamara, Sheldon White; best friends, Peggy and Donnie McNeil; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Vincent McNamara; son, Gorden, in infancy; sister, Jean (Blair) McNamara; brother, George Gerrior; foster brother, Henry Mitchell.
Memorial donations may be made to her family for funeral expenses or charity of choice.
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