Obituary of Margaret Mary Quinn, New Waterford
It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Margaret Mary Quinn (nee Doyle) at Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford on May 19, 2020 at the age of 102. Margaret, born November 9, 1917 at the Charlottetown Hospital, Charlottetown, PEI was the only child of William and Mary (Foley) Doyle. She was raised on the family farm in Village Green, PEI. Margaret spoke of her childhood with fond memories. The world, during her youth, was in a state of turmoil, WW1, Spanish Influenza pandemic, Great Depression resulted in some tough years in a farming community but she always said she had a wonderful childhood. As a young adult, Margaret headed to Halifax and later on to Montreal. Throughout WW2, she worked in a factory contributing to the war effort. Margaret married John (Jack) Henry Quinn on October 12, 1946 in the church rectory of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Halifax. They were married nearly 48 years when he passed away suddenly in September 1994. Margaret and Jack had five children. Margaret and Jack resided in the Dartmouth/ Halifax area while Jack was in the Royal Canadian Navy. Once he retired, they moved to New Waterford and had a long and happy life in this community. Preceded by her husband and only son, William and three sons-in-law, James Berube, Baxter Hayward and Richard Chase, Margaret is survived by her four daughters, Alexandria (Siegfried Walter), Patricia, Alison, and Judith; two grandchildren, Robert and Genevieve (Mike Hehn) and three great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Jacob and Nathan. Margaret’s passions included gardening and needlework. She was a long-time member of the New Waterford Gardening Club, and the New Waterford Historical Society. She was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) for more than 70 years. The family would like to thank the staff of the Manor for taking care of Mom these past years and Dr. Peter Littlejohn, her personal physician, for his years of care and most importantly, his friendship. Our mother was always amazed at the enormous changes which came throughout her lifetime. She continued to be interested in current events, whether they were on the world stage or around the corner, long after she lost most of her eyesight and had difficulty hearing the TV. She loved chocolate and gummies and a good joke. She loved Cape Breton music, especially a singalong, even though she couldn’t sing a note. Mom was a very good person and she will be greatly missed. A private visitation will be held with a burial to follow in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. A Memorial Mass will take place at a later date in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.