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Sister Mary Appollonia de Jong

deJong, Mary Appollonia, 94, died July 3, 2018 at the QEII, Infirmary Site.  Born in West Bathurst, New Brunswick, she was a daughter of Jacobus and Mary Elizabeth(Bertin)deJong.  Sister Appollonia entered the Sisters of Charity in 1942 and made her first profession in 1945. Sister worked for 27 years in a variety of internal ministries in Vancouver and Kelowna B.C., Havre Boucher, Amherst, Micmac, New Waterford N.S. as well as the Halifax Infirmary, Mount Saint Vincent College and the Motherhouse.  Beginning in 1972 she ministered at St. Vincent Guest House as Sacristan and in the Activity Department until her retirement in 1995.  Appollonia is survived by a sister, Marilyn (Armand) Caenen, as well as nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, her step-mother Kathleen, sisters Renee(Gerald) Scully, Rosemarie(Bernard) Pearson and brother Peter.  Visitation will be at Caritas Residence on Thursday, July 5, from 3 pm until the Prayer Service at 7 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 6 at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Chapel in Caritas Residence.  Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, N.S.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Charity Ministry Fund.

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