Pictou Advocate Obituaries

PATRICK, Margaret “Phyllis” (MacDonald)

Obituaries

PATRICK, Margaret “Phyllis” (MacDonald) – age 79, of Falmouth, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at home. Born March 14, 1937 in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Irene (Smith) MacDonald, Pictou. Phyllis is survived by her step-children, Linda English (Dan), Bedford; Cheryl Cosman (Rick), Fort McMurray, AB; Karen Fraser (Tim Baker), Springhill Junction; Nancy Polches (Ralph), Collingwood;  Gary Fraser (Barb), Pictou;  daughter, June Patrick, BC; brother, Larry Macdonald (Gail), Fort McMurray, AB;  sisters, Joyce Langille (Neil), Alert Bay, BC and Dianne Robertson (Jamie), Pictou; 19 step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren; cousin, Thelma Casey (Cam), Pictou and several others. Besides her parents, Phyllis was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Gordon Fraser; stepson, Wayne Fraser; step grandsons, Trevor Hanley and Karac Cosman. Phyllis had a successful career as a small business owner/operator which she shared with her husband, Gordon. They both worked successfully as owners of a restaurant then on to a motel/restaurant in Christina Lake, BC. Following this they embarked on a journey across Canada, stopping to visit children and step-grandchildren along the way before settling in Falmouth, NS as operators of the Avonside Motel. Upon her retirement in Feb. 2005, Phyllis settled in her new home where she enjoyed many hours watching her favourite wrestling matches, reading her many books and knitting beautiful sweaters for her step-great-grandchildren. She really enjoyed the times spent in visits from family and friends. Phyllis also shared many special moments with her very dear friends, Kathy and Rick MacLeod. Because of their kindness and their help, Phyllis was able to remain in her home, which was always her wish. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., PO Box 981, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 (902-798-8317). A graveside service to say goodbye will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, January 5 in Haliburton Cemetery, Pictou, Pastor Jacquie Ross officiating. Donations may be made to Haliburton Place at Hants Community Hospital, 89 Payzant Dr., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca †

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