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Mary 'Debbie' Fennell


Mary 'Debbie' Fennell

It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Delphine (Young) Fennell of MacLellan’s Brook.  "Debbie", as she was known, peacefully passed away the morning of May 21st, 2020 at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. Debbie was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on April 8th, 1951.  

Debbie was the daughter of the late Aulden and Rita (Campbell) Young.  Debbie is survived by her husband, Jack Fennell, MacLellan’s Brook; and her son, John David Fennell, Topeka, KS; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Fennell; two granddaughters, Rachel Nicole and Mary Allison Fennell, all of Topeka, KS.  Debbie also leaves behind a sister, Blanche Carroll, North Carolina; and a brother, Lawrence Youden, Ontario; as well as many loving in-laws.

Debbie’s early childhood was spent in Cape Breton and she and her family resided in the United States during her teen years. Soon after her high school graduation, Debbie’s family moved back to Nova Scotia where she met and married Jack Fennell. Debbie and Jack were married for 49 years when she passed away. Debbie enjoyed a long and happy career with MT&T before retiring in 2012. Debbie found great joy in raising and showing various breeds of dogs over the years. 

Our family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Aberdeen Hospital for their compassionate and thoughtful care for Debbie during her stay there. A private family service will take place at a later date with interment next to her mother, Rita, at the Holy Cross Cemetery in New Glasgow, NS. Donations in her memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit c/o Aberdeen Health Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. 

Requested Charity
Palliative Care Unit c/o Aberdeen Health Foundation