Theresa MacIntosh

Obituary of Theresa Isabel MacIntosh

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Theresa MacIntosh, 95 Port Morien, N.S. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Theresa MacIntosh on February 18, 2024, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Theresa passed away with her daughter and granddaughter at her side, holding her hand. During her incredible 95 years (though she didn’t look her age), Theresa was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Theresa was truly one of a kind. We will remember her for her kindness, generosity, humour, and unwavering love. The role Theresa loved most of all was that of grandmother. She doted on her granddaughter, Krista, who lived with her for almost 20 years. They enjoyed countless things together, including baking, going for drives, playing cards, watching TV, and laughing about whatever they could. While she only had her grandson, Cody, in her life for a short while, she enjoyed watching him play and grow. She was always impressed with how much he knew about different cars and trucks and talked to him on the phone many nights. Theresa lived a long and full life. Born Theresa Isabel Cochrane on August 13th, 1928, she was the baby and last surviving of 11 children. Born and raised in Port Morien, she often spoke of her early years, telling stories of her siblings, their shenanigans, and the way of life during that time. In her early twenties, Theresa met and married her soulmate, Harold “Buck” MacIntosh. Together, they raised two children, son Greg and daughter Kim, and mourned the loss of another son who passed in infancy. The couple loved spending time together however they could and loved dancing, travelling near and far, and going for nightly drives “around the loop.” In her golden years, Theresa was an avid casino-goer and spent much of her time with her daughter Kim, with whom she shared an extraordinary bond. She also looked forward to visits and time spent with her son, Greg. Theresa spent the last years of her life at Victoria Haven Nursing Home, where she enjoyed participating in many activities, chatting with anyone who stopped by, and always having her nails painted to coordinate with her many outfits. Theresa has now been reunited with her parents Michael and Mary (Doyle) Cochrane, siblings Alfred, Bernard, Francis, Joseph, Earl, Margaret, Rita, Helen, Agatha, Gertrude, her baby boy, and the love of her life after two long decades apart. She will remain in the hearts of her son Gregory (Lorna) MacIntosh, her daughter Kimberly Whitfield, granddaughter Krista Whitfield, grandson Cody MacIntosh, her remaining nieces and nephews, friends, and many others she met along the way. It is an impossible task to condense Theresa’s wonderful life into a few short paragraphs. She could always manage to make you feel special, could put a smile on any face, and will be greatly missed and remembered every day. It was truly an honour and a privilege to know her, to love her, and to have been loved by her for as long as we all have been. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and compassion of T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, N.S. 902-849-4199. As per Theresa’s wishes a graveside service will take place at a later date. Words of comfort may be expressed to Mrs. MacIntosh’s family by visiting