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Sister Rita McNeil (Teresa Florence)

McNeil, Sister Rita (Sister Teresa Florence), 94, died at Caritas Residence, Halifax, N.S. on December 16, 2018. Born in Reserve, Cape Breton, N.S., she was a daughter of Hector and Florence McNeil. Sister Rita entered the Sisters of Charity-Halifax on February 2, 1947 and made her profession on August 15, 1949. She is an alumna of Mount Saint Vincent University, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She taught school in Amherst, N.S.; Brooklyn, N.Y. and Glace Bay, N.S. Sister was also involved with Pastoral Ministries at Seaview Manor and Seton Centre in Glace Bay. Sister Rita was a gentle kind person who always had a positive outlook on life. Sister is survived by her sister Mary MacAdam, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her sisters, Ella Gould, Florence Tobin, Margaret O’Donnell, Katie McNeil, Josephine McNeil, Theresa Woods, Gertie Gouthro, Sadie Parsons; brothers John Norman, Joe and Pius. Visitation will be at Caritas Residence on Thursday, December 20th, from 3p.m. until the Prayer Service at 7p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 21st at 10 am 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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