North Sydney

308 Commercial Street North Sydney NS B2A 1C2

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Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Our Team

Leadership Team

Theresa Gillis, CAIB


Theresa has worked at MacLeod Lorway Insurance since 1986 and with J.A. Young & Son Ltd. for four years prior to that. Theresa is a native of Sydney and resides in Howie Centre. She has two children.

Personal Lines Service Team

Lisa Serafinus, CIP

Personal Lines Broker

Lisa joined the MacLeod Lorway in January 2004. She is a native of North Sydney and now lives in Florence with her husband Dave, their daughter Taylor and their son Corban.

Alison Tremblett

Personal Lines Broker

Alison has worked with the MacLeod Lorway team since 1982. Alison is a native of Florence where she resides with her husband, Gerard.

Lois Marsh

Personal Lines Broker

Lois has worked at MacLeod Lorway Insurance since 1994 after working for 12 years with another brokerage. Lois is a native of Bras d'Or and she now lives in Mill Creek with her husband Scott and their daughter, Lilly.

Our History

Shortly after World War II, Gordon Dykeman, originally from Musquodoboit, operated from his home on May Street in North Sydney. Wilfred “Boots” Boutilier was an adjuster who called on this office with his trademark, “Any new claims today?”, and talk inevitably turned to their shared love of salmon fishing. In 1977, when Mr. Dykeman was ready to retire, he offered to sell the business to Boots who brought Stuart MacLeod in as a partner and Island Insurance was officially part of the MacLeod Lorway team. We moved to Commercial Street circa 1980. The Baddeck office was part of the McKillop & Johnson purchase in 1999.