With sadness we announce the death of Margaret Emily O’Brien age 99 of Amherst which occurred peacefully on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan, NS, just 2 months short of her 100th birthday.
Born May 18, 1913, in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Oliver J. and Agnes (James) Noiles.
Marg was a member of the Canadian Cancer Society, Amherst Curling Club, Lord Amherst Chapter of the I.O.D.E. and the Shoreline Sizzlers Red Hat Society. In her younger years she loved to knit and curl. Her most enjoyable time was entertaining friends with dinner parties and her door was always open for a visit and a cup of tea. She was still very active with her Wednesday afternoon bridge club, as well as completing crossword puzzles every day in the daily papers. For over 60 years Marg’s favourite spot was her cottage in Amherst Shore.
Her first job was for Mike Mansour in the Soda Shop then as a Court Stenographer in the Amherst court system. Marg later retired after 42 years as Deputy Municipal Clerk with the County of Cumberland/Secretary - Treasurer of the Cumberland County School Board. She was an adherent of the Trinity St. Stephen United Church in Amherst.
Although Marg had no children of her own, she was blessed with a large family of close friends and was Grandmother to many. She is survived by special friends Carole (Glenn) Fullerton, Rod (Marie) Rockwell and Joyce McCollum and their children, as well as two nieces, Dr. Mary Noiles (Ron) Calgary, AB, Ann Campeau (Mike) Brampton, ON., two nephews, Douglas Noiles (Debbie) of Bath, ON and Dr. Jim Noiles (Nancy) Nelson, BC along with 10 special great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by several special O’Brien nieces and nephews and their families.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Jack “Casey” O’Brien in 1981 and brother Douglas Noiles and his wife Nora.
At Marg’s request there will be a celebration of her 100 years of life on May 18, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst, NS. (902-667-9906)
Memorial donations in Marg’s memory may be made to Salvation Army or the Amherst Food Bank.
Online condolences may be made to the family via: www.campbellsamherst.ca