Manuge (Young), Mary Claire

Manuge (Young), Mary Claire – Age 87, of West Petpeswick. It is with sadness that we announce the death of our dear mother, Claire, on May 25, 2016, in Northwood Centre, Halifax. Born in West Petpeswick, she was a daughter of the late Charles B. and Teresa (O’Leary) Young.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph, Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building QEII, Halifax; daughters, Diane (Tonnie) Nolet, West Petpeswick; Adele (Aidan) Evans, Halifax; Chris Manuge (Kim Delong), Amherst; Annemarie Manuge, Chesterville, Ont.; sons, Pat (Claudette), Jamie, both of Hammonds Plains; Peter, Ottawa; Tony, Prince George, B.C.; Dennis, West Petpeswick; brother, Bill (Barbara), Halifax; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Penny; daughter-in-law, Tammy; twin grandsons and a great-grandson; brothers, Breen, Basil, Greg, Fr. Gerald, Leo; sisters, Norah, Marina.

Claire was a wonderful mother, Nana, aunt, sister and friend; generous to a fault. She enjoyed watching all of God’s creatures, as well as working in both her flower and vegetable gardens. She was never happier than when she was cuddling a baby. Her grandkids were the twinkle in her eye. Before bed each night she would take out her iPad to look at all their pictures – the highlight of her day.

Our thanks and gratitude to Ann Ferguson who visited Mom regularly, providing extra TLC that made Mom’s week a little more special; also to the ministry team from Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, and all the staff of Willow Shore.

Cremation has taken place. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday in St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Musquodoboit Harbour, Father Toochukwu Okafor officiating. Interment will follow in Mines Road Cemetery. A reception will be held in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Claire’s memory may be made to St. Philip Neri Catholic Church or Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.