Margaret (McDaniel) Porter
Born In: N.E. Margaree, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed in: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 13th, 2010
With great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Margaret who passed away at Saint Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish, Sept. 13, 2010, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in N.E. Margaree in 1917 she was the eldest daughter of the late Frank and Cassie (Campbell) McDaniel. She married George Porter of Stellerton in 1943 and spent most of her married life in Sydney. In later years they moved to Pomquet, where they operated Porter's Bed and Breakfast for many years, which suited her giving personality. Always active in her church, Margaret was a lifelong member of the Catholic Women's League and the Cooperative Movement. She was a skilled crafts person and loved to pass on talents that included quilting, knitting and weaving.
Margaret is survived by her daughters, Virginia Turner (Bill), Pomquet, N.S. and Jane Hominick (Brian), Riverview, N.B.; and her son, Dave (Josephine), Sackville, N.S.; her grandchildren, Sarah Abihanna (Joseph), Halifax, N.S., Daniel Porter, Sackville, N.S., David Turner (Jocelyn McNabb), Edmonton, Alta.; and Laura Leger (Jason), Moncton, N.B.; her sister, Catherine McDaniel, Antigonish, N.S.; brother-in-law, Clarence Porter (Gladys), Stellerton, N.S.; and a wide circle of friends.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband, George, her sisters, Eunice Parker and Mary McDaniel.
The funeral is under the direction of MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Visitation will be held there today (Tuesday) 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 4-6 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. P. Baccardax at St. Croix Church, Pomquet, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home or the St. Croix Cemetery Fund.
The family extends our sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home and St. Martha's Hospital PCU who cared for her with such kindness and caring.
Online condolences can be left at www.macisaacs.ca.