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Jeanne "Marie" Clouter

Jeanne "Marie" Clouter

Passed on: November 25th, 2013

It is with gratitude for her life and sadness at her loss that we announce the passing of our wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother at Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax, on November 25. Marie was born in 1922 and grew up in Corner Brook, Nfld., a loving daughter and only child of Samuel and Annie (Russell) Hilliard. She helped manage her father's retail business before marrying WWII veteran, Charles Clouter in 1947 and raising a family of six children. On reentering the workforce, she spent many enjoyable years as a librarian at the Corner Brook Regional Library (Sir Richard Squires Building). Following retirement in 1984, she moved to Halifax to be near her two daughters. For the next twenty-five years, Mom lived her philosophy of 'lifelong learning' by travelling the world attending over fifty Elderhostel programs (www.roadscholar.org), from Bermuda to England, to Vancouver and Florida. She thoroughly enjoyed each new adventure and the many people she met from around the world and then she enjoyed reliving her adventures with stories over a cup of tea or at the dinner table. For many years she was actively involved in her new community as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, the VON Friendly Visitor program, Camp Hill Hospital, the Alzheimer's Society and Spencer House, where she particularly enjoyed participating in the "grandfriends" program with elementary students from nearby St. Mary's School. She was predeceased by beloved sons: Larry (Papua New Guinea, 1986), Bruce (Halifax, 2009), former husband, Charles Clouter (St. John's, 1990), and feline best friend, Dexter (September). Left to mourn her passing are daughters: Margaret-Anne (Garth Bennett) and Pamela (Gerry Whelan), Halifax; sons: Fred, Vancouver and Brian (Elizabeth Chalker), Victoria, BC. Her loving family also includes six grandchildren - Stephanie Bennett Wells, Raechel Bennett Payne, Ann Whelan Solomon, Sean Whelan, Aaron and Devin Clouter; and, in the past sixteen years, seven beautiful great-grandchildren - Morrgan, Christian and Izaac Payne, Halifax; Derik and Martin Wells, Squamish, BC and Aidan and Ella Solomon, Victoria, BC. Mom lived an active, independent life until her move to Parkstone Enhanced Care nearly three years ago. The family would like to thank the staff and her friends on Garden Court for creating a community of companionship and care, and for the extra support and guidance provided to her daughters over the past two months. Cremation has taken place under the care of J.A Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax (455-0531). A family service and interment will be held in the family plot at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax. Donations in mother's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association or a charity of your choice. To leave an online condolence, please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com
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