OBITUARY

Marion Hyland

4 March , 19228 January , 2019
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Marion (Weir) Hyland 96 - Halifax

Marion (Weir) Hyland passed away on Jan 8,2019 at Oakwood Manor, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Born in Black River, Nova Scotia, she was one of thirteen children of Edgar Stewart and Agnes Jane (Schofield) Weir.

Born March 4, 1922 Marion was one of the few females in her community to graduate from high school. She walked many days from the Deep Hollow Road to Kings County Academy in Kentville. After graduation, she moved to Halifax where she met and married the late Edward Hyland. Together they danced their way through courtship and sixty-two years of marriage. The winners of many dance trophies, they made every family gathering special and passed their love of dancing and family parties on to their four children.

Understanding the value of education, Marion ensured that her children had the opportunity to pursue a university education and was never prouder than when each of them graduated. Marion believed in gender equality and she was filled with fierce independence and self-reliance. At a time when women did not work outside the home, she worked as a branch manager for the Halifax Herald overseeing hundreds of paperboys and the daily delivery of papers in north end Halifax.

Often called sweet and caring, and loved by all who knew her, Marion became the caregiver for family and extended family. She was at her best when she was helping others or easing their pain during illness. Family and friends valued Marion for her willingness to listen and help them make decisions. While Marion grew up in the Baptist faith, she became a Catholic when she married. She was resolute in her faith. She never doubted that God, the Blessed Mother, St. Christopher and Saint Anthony would help her through any crisis. In her later years, she relied on Saint Anthony as she forgot more and more where she had put things. She had faith that with Saint Anthony on her side they would always show up.

As she sank further and further into dementia, Marion had to surrender her independence to the loving care of her family. She moved from her long-time home on Hennessey Place, Halifax, to her daughter Nancy’s home in Dartmouth. There she received the love and constant care that she needed from her children and caregivers the late Alma House, Lu MacDonald and Paulette Debaie Reid. Polly and Lilly as Mom called them became part of Mom’s family and we love them as she did for the love and attention they gave her.

Over the worsening stage of her dementia, Mom and the family received support and care from Dr. Emad Malak, and Dr. Chris MacKnight. We thank them for helping us through this difficult journey. Marion’s final days were spent at Oakwood Terrace, Dartmouth and her family will be forever grateful for the care she received from the dedicated staff and professionals.

Marion is survived by her children, Nancy Hyland, Dartmouth (Roger Megeney); Patricia Hyland (Michael Doyle), Fredericton; Linda Hyland, Musquodoboit; William Hyland (Darlene), Dartmouth; grandson Liam Hyland (Reagan) and great granddaughter, Nya, California; sisters Irene Davis,Ontario; Beverly Duncanson, Horton; many nephews and great nephews, nieces, great nieces, including Shirley Blackburn (George), Halifax; Marilyn McLaren (John), Halifax and great niece Heather Blackburn (Dartmouth). She was predeceased by husband, Edward Barton Hyland, sisters: Evelyn Weir, Hazel Sherman, June Knickle, Olive McNab; brothers Arthur, Lester, Lawrence, Aveman, Gordon, and Victor.

Mom’s journey in this life has ended and may she now rest in peace. We send her on the road to the next life with the words of her favourite Irish blessing. May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back May the sun shine warm upon your face And the rain fall soft upon your fields And until we meet again May God hold you in the hollow of his hand

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Molly Appeal for Medical Research, the QE 11 Foundation or Dying with Dignity.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, 19 January , 2019
  • Reception Saturday, 19 January , 2019
  • Burial Saturday, 19 January , 2019
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Marion Hyland

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Danielle McNeil-Hessian

22 January 2019

Dear Nancy and Family:
The world has lost one of its bright lights with the passing of your dear mother.
I have not seen her for many years the last time was on the boulevard on Hennessy Place.
Your mom always had a smile and made me feel that I was very special.
You were very fortunate to have had her as your mother.
Thinking of you at this time may you find peace and joy in your memories. May she Rest In Peace.
Danielle McNeil-Hessian

Anne-Marie & Paul Ellis

17 January 2019

Dear Nancy, Patsy, Linda & Billy,
I am so sad to hear of your Mom's passing. The pictures were fun to glance through and reminisce of the good days on Kane St. and Hennessey Pl. I did drop in to see her a number of years ago with my son and daughter when we were visiting in Halifax and last summer again tried to see her with our grandson but she had moved. I think of her often as I use the crystal butter dish she gave me at high school graduation on special occasions with special china dishes.
May you be comforted in knowing the high regard so many North-enders had for both of your parents.
Sincerely,
Anne-Marie & Paul Ellis
Ottawa, ON
am_ellis@hotmail.com

Donna and Cliff Hutchinson

17 January 2019

Dear Bill and Darlene and Nancy, and of course all of your family,

What an incredible span of history your dear mother lived and lived it well! She deserves her rest in peace now with the angels. We send our sincerest condolences and loving hugs.

Donna and Cliff Hutchinson

Audrey Thibault Smith

16 January 2019

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a very sweet lady and kind. My thoughts and prayers are with you Patricia and your family at this sad time. God Bless

Mary Marks

15 January 2019

Dear Bill and Darlene,
Thinking of you at this time of sorrow. My deepest sympathy to both of you.

Phoebe Smith

15 January 2019

Nancy, Pat, Linda & Bill:

I was very sorry to read of your Mom's passing and extend deepest sympathies and caring thoughts to each of you. Marion was one of the sweetest, kindest ladies I have ever known and although we have not been in touch for many years, I have many special memories from time past.
Hugs to you as you journey through your loss.
God Bless,
Phoebe Smith & Family

Karen Watson

12 January 2019

Dear Nancy, Pat and Bill,
My deepest condolences in the loss of your dear Mum. I know she felt your love throughout her life. She was very sweet with me when last we met.
Sincerely,
Karen

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