Margaret Muir ARKLIE

July 4, 1939November 28, 2020
Obituary of Margaret Muir ARKLIE


JA Snow Funeral Home

Margaret passed away at the QE ll Health Science Center on November 28th, 2020 after a brief illness . She was the daughter of late Douglas and Emma Arklie and also predeceased by sisters Evelyn and Joan of Newton Avenue, Halifax. Margaret grew up in Halifax and enjoyed summers at their cottage at Masons Point. She had a career in Nursing that stretched over 37 years. She studied in Halifax, Calgary, Boston, Scotland and Austin Texas where she achieved her Doctor's degree. Most of Margaret's work and teaching was at Dalhousie University from where she retired in 1997. Margaret was a avid knitter, seamstress, quilter, enjoyed singing in numerous choirs, and played the hand bells. She enjoyed many trips traveling throughout Europe and other parts of the world. She was an active member of St Mathews United Church on Barrington Street where she served on many committees, including church treasurer for 12 years amongst many life time friends and colleagues. Margaret is survived by her brother Doug (Sheila) and nephews Jeffrey (Cathy), Andrew, and Stephen (Belinda); great nieces and nephews Carleigh, Cody, Cole, Cearstyn, and Charlotte. As well as various cousins across Canada. Margaret has been cremated under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax. Thanks to the staff at Parkland at the Gardens and doctors and nursing staff at the QE ll hospital. There will be a celebration of life at St. Mathews United Church on Barrington Street at a later date when it is safe due to Covid 19. Donations can be made to Dalhousie School of Nursing program, or St. Mathews United Church. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit

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