Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home

2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS


Margaret Mary Smith

September 22, 1918May 5, 2020

Margaret Mary Smith ( nee Burke ), 101 years of age, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, passed away on May 5, 2020 in Halifax.

Margaret was born in River Bourgeois, Cape Breton Island to Joseph and Clara Burke (Landry) on September 22, 1918. She was the second oldest of sixteen children, She married in 1951 and raised five children. Margaret was a member of St Theresa’s Roman Catholic Parish in Halifax for over 60 years. Margaret is survived by her children, Ronald (Lillian) and Kenneth (Mary), Halifax; William (Lucy) Calgary, AB; Fr Earl, SJ, St. John’s, NL, Joan (Ron) Dartmouth. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Vincent.

Margaret was adored by her granddaughters: Jennifer, Rebecca and Orla, Halifax; Molly, Dartmouth; Jillian, New Maryland NB; Anna, Fredericton, NB; Meghan, Natal, Brazil; Danielle and Leah, Toronto, ON; Caitlin, Bedell, NB; Emily, Norman Wells, NWT, as well as Grandsons: Scott, Andrew, and Brennan, Halifax; Louie, Calgary AB; Jono, Montreal, PQ.

Margaret had 6 Great Grandchildren: Austin, Avery, Adrian, Archer, Talia and Charlotte. She is also survived by sisters Theresa Landry, Irene McLaughlin, Mary Burke, Emily Harding (Fred) and brothers Roderick, John, Richard (Lisa).

She was predeceased by a sister Anna and brothers Vitus, Ernest, Alex, Frederick, Raymond, Anthony and Edward. She had over 80 nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Halifax.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Northwood Manor for their care of our mother over the past two years. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to a local Food Bank, Canadian Jesuits International or a charity of your choice.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Margaret Mary Smith

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ann rowe

May 22, 2020

Our sincere sympathy to all the family on the passing of Margaret. I have been a member of St. Theresa's my entire life (80yrs) and I knew both your parents (my husband (Gord) and I bowled with your dad, Gerry, for many years!!) Virtual hugs and prayers coming your way,
Ann and Gord Rowe

Janice Coyle nee Beed

May 17, 2020

Father Smith, my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mom. Blair has spoken fondly of your mother over the years. You will miss her, as we all miss our Moms.
Janice Coyle
(Blair Beed's Sister)

Florence Minty

May 15, 2020

I offer my deep sympathy Ken /Mary and family it is so hard in this time I think of you
Florence Minty and family

Blair Beed

May 13, 2020

My prayers for the family of Mrs Smith from the Beed and Gordon families. Through various connections I have known Mrs Smith for many years. A quiet voice with interesting stories that are easy to remember.
May she rest in peace
Blair Beed
Summit Street

Bernard Burke

May 11, 2020

Please accept our condolences for your recent loss.

Bernard Burke and Darlene Avery

Ken Karen Gillis

May 10, 2020

Remember times when Karen and I would take Raymond and Mildred to visit on Summit St. Margaret and Raymond were always so happy to see each other; very strong sibling connection between them.

Anita Pouliot

May 10, 2020

So sorry to hear of Aunt Margaret's passing. Please accept our heartful condolences.

Love Anita and Rejean

Rita Viau

May 9, 2020

Our deepest sympathies go out to you on the loss of your Mom.
Rest in Peace, Aunt Margaret.
Love Rita and Mike

Lee Burke

May 9, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss...Aunt Margret was a very kind lady and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families at this time.

Bob Kelly

May 9, 2020

I have very fond memories of Mrs Smith and her family on Summit Street. She always had a friendly smile and greeting when I visited. On one arrival she was looking out the LR window and kindly pointed out that my empty car was slowly rolling down the street towards Oxford Street. (Turns out emergency brakes really should be used when one has a manual transmission).
A good person, mom and a long life well lived. Thank you.


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