Margaret Cunningham Ferrier Gillies
Born In: Hall’s Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: March 20th, 1920
Passed in: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: May 31st, 2011
GILLIES, Margaret Cunningham Ferrier (Keizer) - passed away peacefully at Belleville General Hospital, Belleville Ontario, on May 31, 2011. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles, and parents, Nancy (Watson) and Percy Keizer. Margaret was born in Hall’s Harbour, Nova Scotia on March 20, 1920. She moved to Halifax to attend High School and proceeded to live a full life of continuous outreach and service to others. Margaret was a life member of the YWCA, a life member of the Nova Scotia Insurance Women’s Association, and a life member of St. Matthews United Church in Halifax. She worked in the insurance industry for 45 years. Upon her retirement from Reed Stenhouse, she continued to be very active and involved in her church and community. Margaret settled in Frankford, Ontario in 2008 where she finally relaxed a little, and enjoyed her new adventures and new friends. Margaret’s light was her four grandchildren, Jonathan, James, Justin and Michael. She loved hearing about their activities and their friends. She was a loving and dedicated mother to her children, John (Janet), Halifax and Patricia (Stephen) Trus, Frankford, Ontario. She was her daughter’s dearest friend. Her loving and gentle presence will be missed by her cat, Ally-Boo and her dogs, Maya and Bailey. Having a strong faith in the Lord helped her through life and enabled her to help others. She enjoyed entertaining and was a wonderful cook and could give a party like none other. She was a lady who loved to dress up and was full of hospitality in the form of pie or hot milk cake with a cup of tea to anyone in need. There will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville Reverend Doctor Randy Crozsman officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.