Anne Alexandra (MacMillan) Matheson
Matheson, Anne Alexandra - Age 91 of Aberdeen, Inverness Co. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Anne Alexandra (MacMillan) Matheson, age 91 of Aberdeen, on Friday, June 7, 2019 in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born on February 16, 1928 in East Lake Ainslie she was the daughter of the late Allan and Albin (MacLean) MacMillan.
After completing high school, Anne graduated from Provincial Normal College in Truro. She returned to teach in numerous small one room schools in Inverness County. She met the love of her life in 1949 and they were married in a small ceremony at the MacMillan Farm in East Lake Ainslie. Anne devoted her life to raising her family. Anne was well known for her knitting, sewing and cooking ability.
Anne is survived by her loving husband, Frank, married for almost 70 years (Sept. 1, 1949); her son, Allan (Phyllis), Aberdeen; daughters, Karen (Malcolm) MacKinnon, Cole Harbour; Judy (Milford) Austen, Antigonish; Connie (Duart) MacAulay, Aberdeen; Denise (Jeff) Beaton, Mabou Harbour; and close family friend, Bruce and Dorothy MacLellan; grandchildren: Allison (Melvin) Nichols, Shane (Carleen) Matheson, Jody (Josh) Arenburg, Isaac (Lindsay) Matheson, Wade (Breann) Matheson; Lana (Chandler Haliburton) MacKinnon, Kyla (Taylor MacGillivary) MacKinnon; Devin (Zoë Fielding) Austen, Cory (Lindi Coyle) Austen, Bradley (Jill MacLaren) Austen; Breagh (Stephanie) Ouellet, Hilary MacAulay; Sawyer Beaton, Albin Beaton, Mason Beaton and Maeve Beaton; great-grandchildren: Ainsley, Laird and Mairead Nichols; Mya Matheson; David, Murray, Anne Margaret and Mabel Arenburg; Randy and Shay Haliburton; Layla, Manton, Cora and James Austen; Piper and Ellie Austen, Violetta Austen; sisters-in-law, Verna MacMillan, Lake Ainslie; and Mary Asaph, Baddeck; family friend, Joseph Boudreau.
Besides her parents Anne, was predeceased by her son, James; brother, Peter; in-laws, MayBelle Matheson, Chris and Norma Cameron, Jon and Douglas MacLeod, Harriet and Andrew Morrison, Jamie and Don Ross, Leonard Matheson and Wilfred Asaph.
Visitation will be held from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Funeral Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 in Little Narrows Presbyterian Church, Little Narrows with Rev. Lydia MacKinnon officiating.
A private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com