Hamilton, Margaret Alice

Pictou Advocate Obituaries

Margaret Alice Hamilton (nee Macdonald), Truro, died peacefully at Cedarstone Nursing home, Truro, Nova Scotia on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Born in Pictou in 1927, Margaret Alice was the only child of Corbett and Grace (Babcock) Macdonald.   She received her public schooling at Pictou Academy, and then attended Mount Allison University where she graduated in 1950 with her Home Economics degree.

After teaching Home Ec. in New Glasgow, Marg worked in the Home Economics branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing.  She enjoyed her work with 4H clubs, Women’s Institute and other rural organizations.  In 1955 she resigned from extension work and  married Peter.  Marg devoted her life to her home and family.  She is survived by children, Nancy MacLeod (Robert), Joan Hamilton  (Fred Burge), James Hamilton (Tracy), and Susan Hamilton; her seven grandchildren, Peter (Danielle), Laura, and Emily MacLeod, Ian (Emma Shaw) and Grace Hamilton-Burge; Hilary (Hanna Daltrop) and Eric Hamilton. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter.

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Marg made loving and happy homes in each of the communities in which the family lived (Truro, Halifax, West Island Montreal). She was very involved in the university and church communities, and in other volunteer organizations. Over the last 36 years in Truro, she was active in St. John’s Anglican Church and served on the Altar Guild.  She was an active member of the Ingonish Chapter of the IODE, and the Myrtle Branch of the Eastern Star.  She loved to play bridge and enjoyed playing the piano when she could be persuaded to do so!

In recent years, visits from family were highlights in her life – especially when they could all be gathered together at the beloved family cottage on Caribou Island.  She loved to spend time with her seven grandchildren.  Her unusual and entertaining quotes, superstitions and sayings will be passed down through the generations.

The family appreciates the many people who have visited Marg and cared for her at Parkland and Garden Road, Cedarstone over the years.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 8 from 5-7pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 9 at 11am in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 23 Church St., Truro, The Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating with Reception to follow in Kaulback Hall. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or charity of your choice. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

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