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Miriam Viola Englehart

October 25, 1934January 5, 2020
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ENGLEHART, Miriam Viola (1934-2020) - The family of Miriam Englehart are deeply saddened to announce her passing on January 5, 2020. She was born in Restigouche County, New Brunswick on October 25, 1934, the daughter of Lindsay and Annie Englehart. She is survived by her daughters Darlene (Mike Savage) and Joanne (Andrew Berkshire) and son Jim as well as her beloved grandchildren Blake, Alexa, Emma, Jack and Conor, and by her sisters Ruth and Heather, brother Eddy. Predeceased by siblings Eileen, Neida, Elizabeth, Beverly, and Irene. Miriam grew up on the shores of the Restigouche River before moving to Moncton at the age of 17 to enter secretarial school. She held several administrative and clerical positions before joining Touche Ross in Halifax in 1971 as a Consultant. While working and raising her family she also attended Saint Mary’s University and earned a BA (Psychology and English). In 1978 the firm of H.B. Vincent and Associates was formed and became Vincent-Englehart Ltd., a partnership with long time colleague Hugh Vincent. They became one of Nova Scotia’s most active Human Resource consulting companies. Miriam was a life-long learner and continued to upgrade her professional qualifications, she earned the designation of Certified Management Consultant (CMC) in 1982 and Fellowship (FCMC) in 1997. She was a leader in her field and was the first female to be a charter member of a CMC Institute (Atlantic Canada). Throughout her career she kept current in learning new approaches and leading by example. In 1987 Vincent-Englehart entered a long and successful business relationship with Drake Beam Morin Canada Inc (DBM), and continued to serve local, national and international clients. The list of companies and organizations that she served is extraordinary and she earned the respect and affection of all her clients. To this day her children and friends hear stories of her compassion, knowledge and professionalism and how much she meant to so many people. Miriam also found time to lend her talents to many community organizations as a volunteer. Organizations like Bryony House were important to her, and she was a generous and dedicated supporter. For many years she was an active, enthusiastic member of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) and formed wonderful friendships that meant a great deal to her. There was never any doubt that all the success and sacrifice of her work life was to ensure the success of her children and grandchildren. She was an amazing mother and grandmother. “Nana” loved nothing more than to spend time with her grandchildren, and they felt her love and support every day. She delighted in their stories and followed their lives with great interest. From infancy to university and as they started their own careers they knew unconditional love from Nana and will miss her dearly. It would not be possible to understand Miriam Englehart without recognizing the life-long relationship she had with her Church, and specifically, St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Dartmouth. She was a faithful member of the congregation and was a true Leader, serving in ways too numerous to count. She will be missed by her many friends at St. Luke’s. It is so difficult to say goodbye to this remarkable woman, but her family is comforted by the wonderful impact Miriam had on us, and so many others. She was a special person, and she will be greatly missed. The family extends heart filled thanks to the people who provided care to Miriam in her final days, 4 West, Dartmouth General Hospital and Hospice Halifax. In lieu of flowers, consideration of a donation to Halifax Hospice, Bryony House or Nature Conservancy of Canada would be most appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 12, 1-4 pm at A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street. Funeral service at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Veterans Avenue, Dartmouth on Monday, January 13 at 11am. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to: www.mattatallfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Memorial Service Monday, January 13, 2020


Miriam Viola Englehart

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Margaret Little

January 19, 2020

Dear Darlene,
The news of your Mom's death has just reached my in Kingston, Ontario. I remember so well how welcoming your mom was, inviting me to join you and your family for a Sunday dinner when I was at King's College and so far away from my farm family. She impressively juggled raising her children with a demanding career.
I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am thinking of you during this difficult time.
Sending hugs from your old Bonne Belle jogging buddy!

Matt Lindsay

January 17, 2020

Heather is my grandmother; while I would have been too young to remember meeting Miriam, I was saddened to learn of her passing. From the stories I've heard my grandma tell, she was a fantastic person who will be sorely missed by all.

I send my deepest sympathies to all of her family, and those close to her.

Tracy Mahoney

January 14, 2020

Darlene, Mike, Emma, and Conor,

Peter and I were very saddened to hear the news of the passing of your mother/grandmother. We send our deepest condolences and know that you are in our thoughts.

Peter and Tracy Mahoney

Rebecca Stockhausen

January 13, 2020

I am so happy to have been able to know Miriam through our CFUW Dartmouth club. She was a wonderful woman, kind, gentle and a thoughtful of others. We will miss her greatly. My condolences to all her family.

Therese MacNeill

January 13, 2020

I met Miriam through the Canadian Federation of University Women’s group and we became instant friends. We travelled to the meetings together and attended conferences. Miriam certainly was a very devoted mother and grandmother and was extremely involved in her church. Throughout her life’s journey, Miriam sought to better herself at every opportunity. This was evident in her career choices and the successes she achieved. She was a quietly effective leader who took all her responsibilities very seriously. She was loyal to her friends, often driving less fortunate members to meetings. Miriam provided a model for others to aspire to achieve. She lived a very productive life and will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace, my friend.

Judy Whalen

January 13, 2020

To the Englehart family,

It is never easy when our friends and loved ones must leave us!
Miriam was a wonderful supporter of our Dartmouth CFUW Group and a good friend to many of us. We will miss her. Our deepest sympathy to you, her family.

Shauna McMahon

January 13, 2020

Darlene & Mike, Joanne & Andrew, Jim and families, I was saddened to hear of Miriam’s passing, and extend my deepest condolences at this difficult time.

Susan q Grant

January 12, 2020

Darlene, Mike and Family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom/grandmother. She sounds like a remarkable women.


Kevin Schwenker

January 11, 2020

Darlene & Mike, Joanne & Andrew, Jim and families,
I was saddened today to hear of Miriam’s passing, and extend my deepest condolences. Miriam was a wonderful colleague and a mentor to me as I started my journey to become a Certified Management Consultant. She was an impressive, pioneering woman in management consulting, and I was lucky to have had the opportunity to have met her at the outset of my career. I remember fondly working with together Miriam and Hugh several times in my early years, and the guidance I received was invaluable to the development of my practice. Beyond that, her contributions to her clients and the profession were exemplary which lead to her being recognized as a “Fellow” Certified Management Consultant by her peers in 1997. The profession lost a wonderful role model and leader when she retired.

Donna Duffy-Searle

January 10, 2020

Dear Joanne and Family -
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a lovely lady who was always so kind.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Donna Duffy-Searle