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Lively – Mary Rosaline

Posted By Obits On January 16, 2014 @ 12:38 pm In Obituaries | 14 Comments


LIVELY – Mary Rosaline, 90, of  Tantallon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Queens Manor, Liverpool.

Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence (Smith) Lacey.

As a young woman, Mary worked at the Moirs Chocolate factory before returning home to raise her family as her children were the most important part of her life. In later years, Mary owned and operated the Glen Margaret Canteen and General Store on the Peggy’s Cove Road. Her dedication and love for her customers and the business all combined to make Mary a much respected business woman. No better fish and chips or hamburgers could be found! Mary closed her store to work at Nautel Electronics until she retired at age 65. Here, she made friends and was an inspiration with work ethic and kind deeds.

Mary was always independent and never complained. It was with great dignity that she entered Queens Manor for the last years of her journey on this earth. To her, the staff became an extended family, and the Manor became her home. She especially enjoyed pub night and helping new residents feel welcomed.

Mary is survived and greatly missed by her daughters; Sharon (Faread) Farrah, Seabright, Gail (Bernard) Hemeon, Milton, her son Philip, Halifax. Her sisters Millie McLeod, Lower Sackville, Shirley Falkenham, Woodville. Also mourning her passing are her grandchildren, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews who meant so much to her as well as a very special friend, Anne Zwicker, who Mary always thought of as another daughter.

She was predeceased by sisters Susan, Florence “Posie” , Gweneven and brothers Tom and Harold.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. In keeping with Mary’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Queens Manor Auxiliary, Liverpool or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff and volunteers at Queens Manor. Your loving care and kindness will never be forgotten. Also, thank you to Dr. Woodford for his kind and attentive approach over the last eight years.

“Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering and doubting. Have faith that things will work out. Maybe not how you planned, but just how it’s meant to be.”


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Condolence from Peggy and Richard Hatt on January 16th, 2014 1:15 pm

Dear Gail .
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom …May loving memories of her help you through this sad time …Sincerely Peggy and Richard Hatt

Condolence from Michelle, Greg, and Tyler Roy on January 16th, 2014 3:19 pm

Gail and family, we are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Doreen & Ron Munroe on January 16th, 2014 3:55 pm

To Gail and family. Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and sympathy are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Brenda and Bob Lohnes on January 16th, 2014 7:08 pm

To all of Mary’s Family: Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. She was so friendly and would always stop to chat with us whenever we visited my Mom at the manor. She truly loved her children and always spoke so highly of you all.

Condolence from Beverly Martin ( Diertary Queens Manor ) on January 17th, 2014 2:57 am

To Mary’s Family my deepest sympathy I knew Mary for three years and love her Beautiful smile. She was a quiet lady and was loved by everyone at Queens manor.

Condolence from Pamela Ditchoff and Willy on January 17th, 2014 6:05 am

To Mary’s family,
My thoughts are with you. I can imagine the memories you must share because Mary shared so many with me. What a wonderful life she had with no regrets or complaints about how hard she worked. She was very fond of first Phoebe, then Willy and enjoyed giving them dog treats. Her face would light up when she smiled. She was not content to just pet the dogs, she would wrap her arm around their chests and give them a hug. The photos and cards and flowers in her room spoke of how much her family loved her and she loved them.

Condolence from Leo Campbell on January 17th, 2014 6:58 am

Gail and Family
Please know that the collective hearts of your extended family at South Queens Middle School are sharing in your grief at this time.

Condolence from Ken Alice Cameron on January 17th, 2014 2:22 pm

To Gail and family
So sorry to hear about your mom.Holding her memories close will help you get through this.


Condolence from Bob & Lorna Perry on January 18th, 2014 5:49 am

Sorry to hear about “Mom”, Sharon….a good friend. Hi to the family.

Condolence from Sharon Verge on January 19th, 2014 3:38 pm

Gail and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom,s Passing, My Mom Mildred and her were good friends at the Manor.my thoughts are with you.

Condolence from janie trimper on January 20th, 2014 8:09 am

sorry to hear the passing of mary prayers and thoughts to the family may god keep you all strong mary will always be in our hearts and in mine for sure

Condolence from Phyllis Tutty on January 23rd, 2014 6:27 am

Sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother.


Condolence from Sheree and Jacob Chandler on January 26th, 2014 5:30 pm

Dear Gail and Family,

We were saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Please know that you are not alone in your grief. Our prayer for you is that your memories will ease the pain and that the company of friends and family
gives you comfort during the difficult times ahead.

Condolence from Gerald MacLeod on February 18th, 2014 8:51 pm

To the family of Mary. I had visited the store for many years and never new that Mary was my cousin. I am so saddened for the family and my heart goes out to you. My sister just told me today about Mary’s obituary in the paper. I would love to communicate with Mary’s family as my father always talked about Mary and her sisters but I never new them. R.I.P.Mary

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