M Elizabeth -Mickey- Cannon nee MacLeod
January 1, 1928 - May 25, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of M. Elizabeth (Mickey) Cannon (née MacLeod) of Sherwood on May 25, 2022. Born on January 1, 1928, Mickey was predeceased by her loving husband of almost 50 years, Frederick M. Cannon. Beloved mother of Nancy (John), Stewart (Merrill), Robert (Chelsea) and Elizabeth (Gérard), and special Grammie to Sara and Réne. Caring aunt to Glenn, Barb (Jim) and George (Ghlee) MacLeod. Mickey was predeceased by her brothers George and Bob (Billie) MacLeod, and parents Doug MacLeod and Sarah Warry MacLeod.
In her youth, Mickey was a bright student who graduated with the Governor General’s Medal from Prince of Wales College before receiving her degree from McGill in 1949 at a time when there were few women studying science. After working at Agriculture Canada’s Charlottetown Research Station, she married Fred, had four children and went on to receive her education degree from what is now UPEI. Mickey had a great passion for teaching high school science and math at Charlottetown Rural High School where she impacted generations of students with her care and compassion. Her sense of humour and friendship were valued by many. An avid golfer in her day, Mickey was the PEI Ladies Golf Champion several times.
Glenn, Barb and Jim are thanked for their loving support to our mother over the years. Susan Willis is also thanked for her enduring friendship which was truly treasured. The family would also like to extend their appreciation to Whisperwood Villa for their care of Mickey in her final years.
Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. A private graveside service will be held on Saturday at Sherwood Cemetery. Public visiting hours Friday from 3 – 5 p.m. If so desired, memorial donations may be made directly to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com