Municipality of the County of Inverness

Joan MacLellan to Retire from Inverary Manor After 32 Years

INVERNESS, N.S. – Craigmore native and current Margaree resident Joan MacLellan is to retire soon after a long, successful tenure as administrator of Inverary Manor in the community of Inverness.

A proponent of lifelong learning, Joan first graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in the early ‘70s and moved to Labrador City to teach before studying business to work as a Certified General Accountant in Newfoundland and Calgary, Alberta. She returned home to Cape Breton in 1980 when she began working as the administrator of Mary’s Hill Home in Mabou in 1980 while completing the Health Services Management Program through the Canadian Healthcare Association.

Shortly after the Municipal Housing Corporation assumed ownership of Mary’s Hill Home in 1984, Joan managed both the Home and the Inverary Manor simultaneously until 1989, when she moved on to work at the Manor full-time.

“I have had a truly amazing work life and have encountered wonderful people along the way,” Mrs. MacLellan said when asked about her impressive career. She plans to enjoy her retirement beside the Margaree River by spending time with her two young grandsons, volunteering with the Inverary Manor’s Auxiliary, enjoying walks and sunsets on Inverness County’s many local beaches, and continuing her lifelong learning by picking up new hobbies.

The Board of the Municipal Housing Corporation and the Municipality of the County of Inverness would like to sincerely congratulate Joan MacLellan and thank her for her tireless dedication and advocacy on behalf of Inverary Manor residents for over three decades, as well as wish her a very happy retirement.



Karolyn Aucoin

Communications and Community Engagement Specialist / Spécialiste en communications et engagement communautaire

Municipality of the County of Inverness / Municipalité du Comté d’Inverness

375 Main Street, Port Hood, NS  B0E 2W0

Ph: 902.787.3519