SCOBIE, Maureen 'Mo' Margaret - Maureen Scobie (nee Sutherland) passed away peacefully and comfortably under the excellent care of the Bethell House staff in Inglewood, Ontario, on Monday, January 8, 2018.
Maureen was born in Montreal in 1930 but grew up in Sydney, Nova Scotia with her younger sister, Joan. There she met her (late) husband Tom during her teenage years. After they married in 1953, they eventually settled in Mississauga where they raised their 3 children, Linda (Doug Soules), Marlene (Michael Schroeder) and Barbara (Rick May).
In 1986 Maureen was determined to return "home" during retirement and initiated the move to Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton. Both she and Tom spent many enjoyable years active in the community and connecting with friends, old and new.
Through her entire life, Maureen applied her unstoppable energy to the things she loved most. She was known as "Scoop" Scobie during her writing career at the Mississauga News and the Cape Breton Post. She volunteered to her favourite causes, she was an avid curler, a passionate bridge player and a loyal Blue Jays fan. She was adored by her many friends in Ontario and Nova Scotia.
She will be missed by "her girls", by her grandchildren; Jennifer, Shannon, Paul, Heather and Kristen, her great grandchildren, Samantha and Max, her nieces, nephews and extended family.
Maureen's family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Mountainview Terrace for their amazing care and service over the past year.
A Celebration of Life will be held at J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown on January 20th at 2:00 p.m. with visitation beginning from 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Bethell House Hospice. https://foundation.bethellhospice.org/