Margaret (Bayne Jackson) Prier

10 June , 193112 April , 2019

Margaret passed away peacefully on April 12, 2019 in St. Vincent Nursing Home, Halifax. Margaret and Jean (deceased) were twins born in Sydney on June 10, 1931. A daughter of the late Ralph and Hazel (White) Bayne. The family moved to Halifax shortly after their birth. Eventually ending up in Berwick where she spent her youth and teens. She attended Public and High School in Berwick. She was a very outgoing girl and loved baseball. She was that good that she was elected to the Berwick Hall of Fame for baseball. After High School Margaret attended Acadia University where she met friends who have remained in close contact to this day. Margaret met and married William Jackson (deceased) and had three sons, John (Samantha) Jackson, Michael (Theresa) Jackson and Ronald Jackson. Margaret was blessed with five grandchildren whom she loved all dearly, Rhys, Riley, Evan, Greg and Paige. Margaret and William separated and Margaret went back to work as a Medical Secretary in Dartmouth. From the Dartmouth Medical Centre she moved to Dalhousie Medical Centre and continued to excel in her work. She retired in 1996 and was mostly a stay at home lady. However she loved bridge and was introduced to Bob whom she married on December 19, 2003. They had 15+ years of happiness. They did a lot of travelling, to Virginia, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, United Kingdom, Ireland and extensively around Nova Scotia. With this second marriage her family increased by five with stepdaughter, Anne (Greg Layther) and Rob and grandchildren, Imogen and Richard Layther. Cremation has taken place and funeral arrangements are under the direction of A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home. There will be no visitation, a memorial service will be held in Woodlawn United Church, 54 Woodlawn Rd., Dartmouth on April 24, 2019 at 1pm with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. I would like to express my thanks to the staff of 6 floor at St. Vincent Nursing Home for their Kindness and excellent service to Margaret during her stay.


24 April

Memorial Service

1:00 pm

Woodlawn United Church

54 Woodlawn Rd
Dartmouth, NS B2W2S1


Margaret (Bayne Jackson) Prier

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Gerald Baillie

20 April 2019

Dear Bob and Family,

We were so sorry to hear about Margie's passing.

Please accept our deepest condolences at this most difficult time.

Jerry and Doll Baillie

Nancy Knox

18 April 2019

Dear Bob,

Dale and I are thinking of you at this time. Margie was a lovely lady . We met 40 years ago as neighbours and played bridge together a few times.
I also enjoyed her company at the Sportsplex, we often chatted more than we worked out. She was great fun.

Janice Mason

17 April 2019

To Bob and family,

My memories of Margie are of her smiling face. Her happiest times were with you, Bob. We loved to see you both arriving at the bridge table.
My sincere condolences. Janice

Kelly Dillman

16 April 2019

Dear Bob,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of a sweet lady. I was so sorry to read of Margie's passing. Playing bridge with Margie was always enjoyable!!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.