Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: August 28th, 1939
Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 2nd, 2012
It is with deep sorrow and fond memories that the family announce the passing of beloved wife, mother, and grandmother Marjorie Ann MacVicar at the QEII Health Sciences Centre - Victoria General Site on September 2, 2012.
Marjorie was born on August 28, 1939 in Glace Bay.
She was the daughter of the late Alexander ‘Goosie’ MacDonald and the late Catherine Harriett (Smart) MacDonald.
As a young teenager Marjorie attended the Gaelic College in St. Annes, Cape Breton where she learned to play the bagpipes. She graduated from Morrison Senior High School in Glace Bay in 1958. She was a proud member of the MacDonald Pipe Band that crossed the Canso Causeway at its official opening on August 13, 1955. Marjorie was trained as a nurse at the Glace Bay General Hospital finishing her training in 1961. Her dedication to the care of others included positions at The Glace Bay General Hospital, The Dartmouth General Hospital, The Nova Scotia Psychiatric Hospital, The Seaview Manor in Glace Bay, in addition to hospitals in Montreal and Ottawa. She finished her fulfilling career as the Director of the Cape Breton Metro Branch of The Victorian Order of Nurses.
Marjorie was a spirited member of the “Red Hatters” and the United Church Women at St. John's United Church, Fall River. She derived her greatest joy from time spent with her grandchildren to whom she was known as Bumma. Marjorie is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, William Kenneth MacVicar, Fall River; daughter Debbie (Stephan), Fall River; son Andrew (Eden), Ottawa; three grandchildren, Brandon, Sara, and Phoebe; nephew Kevin Sterns with whom she shared a special bond; nephew Bruce Campbell; and two nieces Sandy (Campbell) Parfitt and Nancy (Campbell) Reed.
Marjorie is predeceased by her daughter Marion Joanne; and sisters Marion Sterns and Mary-Jane Campbell.
Many thanks are extended to the many nurses, doctors, and health professionals at the QEII Health Sciences Centre who cared for Marjorie during her short battle with cancer.
By her request there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012 at St. John's United Church in Fall River with Rev. Matthew Fillier officiating. A reception will take place following the service in which the many great memories of Marjorie will be celebrated. Internment will take place at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery, in Glace Bay, Cape Breton.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.
Marjorie will be greatly missed by family and friends but will surely live on in the fun loving memories she has created.