Farming Rural 12

Margaret "Marg" Elizabeth Day

December 3, 1923 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 96)


Margaret “Marg” Day

North Sydney

It is with deep sadness that we regret to announce the passing of our beloved aunt, sister and friend Margaret “Marg” Elizabeth Day, age 96, on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the Northside Community Guest Home.

Marg was the second child in a family of nine, born on December 3, 1923 to loving parents Robert and Margaret (O’Handley) Day of Georges River.  Marg will be fondly remembered for her feisty spirit, her undying faith and her determination to conquer any obstacle or illness that she encountered throughout her life.  She was an amazing person that earned the respect of her family, extended family and the community.  She may not have had any children of her own, but she was known as the neighborhood mother to many children.  She was an excellent seamstress, quilt maker, farmer and historian who excelled at story telling.  Her death is a great loss to her family, friends and the community.

Marg is survived by her sister Roberta Paige, as well as many nieces and nephews and their families and grand nieces and nephews.  She was especially close to her niece Margaret who took great care of Marg in her home before moving to the Guest Home. 

Besides her parents Robert and Margaret, she was also predeceased by her brothers Tom, Charlie, John Hugh and Robert, as well as an infant boy; also by her sisters Ellen (Day) Curtis and Mary (Mae) Gouthro, brothers-in-law George Chiasson, Arnold Gouthro, Morris Curtis and Henry Paige, sister-in-law Ellen Day, as well as 8 nieces and nephews.

The family wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to the staff of the Northside Community Guest Home, especially the staff at Munro Hall who took excellent care of Marg.

As per her wishes, there will be no visitation.  Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.  A funeral mass for Marg will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or with Rev. Peter McLeod officiating and burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bras d’Or. 

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Funeral Mass
September 9, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Joseph Church Bras d'Or
Church Road
Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia B1Y 2S4

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