September 3, 2012.
Dunbar, Margaret Elizabeth “Betty”, 64 of Stellarton passed away September 1, 2012 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in Stellarton she was a daughter of the late John William and Mary Elizabeth(Campbell)Dunbar.
Betty graduated from Stellarton High School in 1967, Nova Scotia Teachers College in 1969 and St. Francis Xavier University in 1982 with a B.A. and B.Ed.
Betty taught in Annaoplis Royal Elementary, Westville Road Elementary and Dr. W.A. MacLeod Elementary, Riverton. She was past president of the Primary Elementary Teachers Assocoation of Nova Scotia as well as a member of the retired Teachers Association.
She was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton as well as a member of the Ladies Guild and AMS. Betty also served on the Board of Managers.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Harmony Chapter No. 25; past noble grand and district deputy of the former southern cross rebekah lodge no.3 Stellarton, as well as a member of the Dorcas Rebekah Lodge No. 42 Thorburn.
She is survived by a niece, Heather Elizabeth Dunbar(Chris), Calgary; nephews, David Jude Dunbar, Calgary; John Philip Dunbar(Tracy her daughters Cara and Mysti), Antigonish; cousins including Leonard(Pat)Dunbar, as well as many friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, a brother Hugh Edward(Eddie)Dunbar(2000), sister-in-law, Helen A.(Rogers)Dunbar(2007) and special loving companion Dan Dykens(2010).
Her remains will rest in the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Chapel, Stellarton for visiting from 2-4 and 7-9pm Wednesday. Funeral services will be held 2pm Thursday from the First Presbyterian Church Stellarton with Rev. Charles MacPherson presiding assisted by Rev. Aidan Kingsbury. Cremation to follow with burial of ashes to take place in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens with her parents at a later date.
In memory of Betty, do a kind deed or say a kind word to someone. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the Aberdeen Hospital palliative care Society or to the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton.
Betty was blessed with a wide circle of family and friends and cherished her time with them. She faced life’s challenges with faith, determination and a sense of humour. To all who shared in Betty’s journey through life… Thank you.
Special thanks to the remarkable staff of the VON and the Palliative Care Team and Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital whose compassion and professionalism gave support, strength and comfort to Betty.