JA Snow Funeral Home


Mabel Esther Musgrave-Comeau

28 October, 194826 April, 2021

Musgrave-Comeau, Mabel - Halifax, passed away on April 26, 2021 with her loving husband Jean-Luc Comeau and family by her side.

Born in North Sydney, NS, she was the daughter of the late Cecil George Musgrave and Ann Nolan Hepburn. Mabel lived her youth with her beloved grandmother, Mabel Iretta Cameron-Musgrave in Weymouth, NS, later attending Holy Angels, Sydney, NS. After graduation she moved to Halifax where she worked with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the HQ Planning & Research Section for 35 years. From her grandmother’s teachings, she learned the greatest rewards in life were achieved by giving back which led her to a life of supporting, advocating for and contributing to the well-being of others and being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal. One of her greatest passions was her participation in animal rescue. It was often said, Mabel loved animals more than people—she would just smile. She was an executive member of the Union of Solicitor General Employees achieving the position of Atlantic Regional President and was presented with the USGE Exemplary Service and Honourary Membership awards upon retirement. Her greatest joy was the opportunity to raise her stepchildren, Daniel Georges and Catherine Marie.

She is survived by her husband, Jean-Luc; children, Daniel, Halifax; Catherine (Collin Hoyt) Comeau, Moncton; grandson Adam, step grandson Jayden. Brothers, Bart (Linda) Sackville, NB; Cecil (Barbara) Halifax, NS. Sisters, Iretta Knickle, Weymouth, NS; Christine (John Como) Florida; MaryElizabeth (Greg) Montgomery, Florida; Angela (Dwayne) Bigelow, Florida; Barbara (Dave) Marshall, Edmonton, Alberta; step-sister Linda (Ron) Hiltz, Aylesford, N.S. Many special nephews and nieces and Godchild Kimberly Slater-Rehberg. She cherished her friends, some for more than 60 years. She was predeceased by beloved niece, Dr. Deborah Musgrave, DVM.; brother, Robbie Hepburn; and brother-in-law, Jimmy Knickle.

Cremation has taken place and has been entrusted into the care of JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS. Celebration of Life Service is postponed due to COVID. Service to be officiated by her cousin, Rev. Eric Patton. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Dr. Debbie Musgrave Memorial Fund, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, Ph # is 1-866-453-4119 or the Animal Rescue Coalitions, Halifax, N.S.

A special thank you to Dr. Howard Conter and the Total Home Care Team.

It’s the quality of life that counts, not the quantity. Mabel Iretta Cameron-Musgrave


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Mabel Esther Musgrave-Comeau

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Rosanna Prosperi

9 May 2021

I met Mabel several years ago when I went on vacation to Canada. I dreamed of visiting the house I had grown up in and one day I knocked to that door. I didn't know who lived there. Joe opened the door and I heard Mabel's voice inviting me in. Home Sweet Home. That day an indissoluble friendship was born. I will always keep a special memory of you Mab. My sweet , joyful and caring friend rest in peace . God bless all your family. With love , your friend from Italy , Rosanna

Heather Marshall

8 May 2021

Our sincerest condolences to Joe and family. We hadn't seen Mabel in many years but always heard how she was from Brenda. Take comfort from your many cherished memories.
Heather and Gary Marshall

Linda Miller

4 May 2021

Joe and family. I was so sorry to hear of Mabel’s passing. I met Mabel in 1980, when I went to work at the headquarters building. After I retired, we kept in touch by email and facebook. I will miss Mabel’s daily facebook posts and our conversations about dogs. Rest in peace dear friend. Deepest condolences. Linda Miller

maureen murphy

3 May 2021

I am saddened by the passing of my friend Mabel. We met many years ago at the old
RCMP HQ building, working on the same floor. We remained friends to this day.
Mabel was always pleasant and helpful.Mabel and Joe were dedicated to helping
animals in need. My condolences to you Joe and the family.

Maureen "moe" murphy

Marjorie Dodds

2 May 2021

To Mabel's family, I offer my sincere condolences. I knew Mabel for many years as a co-worker and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Marjorie & Gregg Dodds

Reg Jones

2 May 2021

Mabel and I worked in the same building on Oxford Street in Halifax. Our paths crossed frequently. She was dedicated to her work and to her causes. A woman of strong opinions, and a big heart. Reg

Joni Snair

2 May 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting Mabel and Joe. Although I only knew them briefly, it was clear that they had an amazing connection. Please accept my condolences. Your family is in my thoughts.

-Joni & Luna

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no tears in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone
It's all a part of the masters plan
A step on the road to home
Miss me a little but not for long
Not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me but let me go
But remember my songs now and then
Hear the tunes that set me free
And have a glass, close your eyes my beloved
Know I'll be what you need
Miss me a little but not for long
Not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me but let me go
Miss me a little but not for long
Not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me but let me go
Miss me but let me go

Donna Manthorne

2 May 2021

Always in my heart, Mabel. We shared so much. From having side by side apartments, Saturday morning breakfasts at Easton’s, back in those days, car drives with Gram. Letters when I moved away and regular visits when I moved back. Precious memories. Someday we will together. Hugs and love to Joe, Dan and Catherine.

Bill & Lynn Cook & Ray

2 May 2021

Joe, Dan, Catherine and family,
I had the great privilege to get to know Mabel through our Union work, and later when Mabel married you and I married Bill, we were so fortunate to enjoy a four way friendship. Mabel was always full of life, smiles and positivity that you could not be in a bad mood in her presence. There are so many wonderful memories. Bill and I hope that your good memories will help sustain you going forward. Hugs to each of you. You are in our thoughts.
Love Bill and Lynn

Olga Smith

1 May 2021

Only knew Mabel through work with RCMP. She was always friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable. May she Rest In Peace