Margaret Jean Elizabeth Gilbert
August 29, 1931 – November 19, 2021
Margaret Jean Gilbert (Power) of Halifax,NS passed away peacefully on November 19th, 2021 at the age of 90. She was the daughter of the late Stephen Power; Herring Cove,NS and Violet (Haydock) Power; Lancashire, England. Born August 29th, 1931 in Halifax, Margaret spent much of her childhood at the family home built by her father in Herring Cove. Upon his death when she was 14 years old Margaret and her mother moved back to Halifax. On September 14th, 1957 Margaret married the love of her life Andrew “Scott” Gilbert(Parrsboro,NS) in Halifax where they made their home.
Margaret loved hosting large family get-togethers and took advantage of every birthday or anniversary to bring together her family and spoil them with her home cooked meals and baked goods. She enjoyed painting, crafting, sewing, reading and loved a good walk on the beach. She never missed an opportunity to spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and always seemed to have one or more of them sleeping over. Margaret enjoyed taking scenic drives along the water, especially out to their favorite spot; Peggy’s Cove.
Margaret had a long career as an accountant and property manager, first with Centennial Properties and then with Revenue Properties. She worked at the Department of Motor Vehicles, Provincial Department of Finance and lastly retired from the Department of Transportation. Margaret developed a love of travel early on that continued throughout her lifetime. She travelled several times with her mother to England and with her young family to Sherwood Forest Campground and East LaHave. Later in life Margaret and Scott “flew south” in the winter to Myrtle Beach and Florida. They made many lifelong friends on their travels. Margaret could always be counted on for a story from their adventures over a tea with a piece of her delicious pound cake.
Survived by her loving children: Beth Spratt, Bedford,NS; Stephen Gilbert, Halifax,NS; Kent (Anne) Gilbert, Lakeside,NS; Step-Son Andrew Gilbert, Edmonton,AB. Grandchildren: Shannon (Tyler) Spratt; Jessica (Matt) Langdon; Alex Gilbert; Dylan Gilbert; Tessa Thomas; Lauren (Cody) Maillet; Cory Spratt; Maddilyn Gilbert; Maxwell Gilbert; Thomas Gilbert. Great grandchildren: Violet, Nicholas, Blake, Anna, Claire and Sloane. Many Nieces and Nephews. Predeceased by her husband of 63 years; Andrew “Scott” Gilbert and Son-in-law Allan Spratt.
There will be no service at this time. A family celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of JA Snow Funeral Home. A visitation will be held on Friday Dec.3, 7-9pm. A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Melville Heights, VON and Bayshore for the exceptional care provided over the years. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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Margaret Jean Elizabeth Gilbert
November 25, 2021
So sorry to hear of Margaret's passing. We worked together many years ago and had many laughs together. I have lots of good memories.
November 23, 2021
Mrs. Gilbert was one of the coolest senior residents I have ever met.
I’ll always remember your saying - “don’t get old Haley”.
My Tuesdays just won’t be the same without you, Margaret. May you Rest In Peace❤️
To Margaret’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss.