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Mary June Gagnon

Mary June  Gagnon

Mary June Gagnon
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mary June Gagnon, age 87, of Amherst. Mary passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Monday, July 10, 2017.
Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Basil and Marie (Langille) Lowe of West Amherst, NS
Mary grew up on a farm during the 30s and 40s. As a youth, she was a member of the 4H Club and it was common at Christmas for her family to take their piano by horse and sled to the local schoolhouse to sing Christmas carols with her sister, two brothers, and grandmother. In 1951 she married and, as a mother and homemaker, raised six children over a span of 38 years. She loved sewing, skating, cross-country skiing, and in later years, walking the sand flats of Amherst Shore in the summer and hiking the trails of Amherst Glen in winter.
She will be sadly missed by her children Philip (Elaine), Lower Sackville, NS, Linda (Terry) MacKinnon, Cocagne, NB, David (Cheryl), Brookdale, NS, Robert "Bob" (Irma), Brookdale, NS, Cathy (Stephen) Poirier, Lower Sackville, NS, and Terry (Michelle), Halifax, NS; 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; siblings Arthur "Art" (Phyllis), Picton, ON, Eileen (Ron) Halliday, Murphy, Oregon, and Clarence "Dick" (Martha), Amherst, NS.
She was predeceased by her husband Stan.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). In keeping with Mary's wishes, there be will be no visiting hours or funeral. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Those wishing to make a donation in Mary's memory may do so to the charity of your choice.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Mary's online memorial at www.furlongjones.ca or through the Furlong-Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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