Margaret Trainor

November 26, 1930February 12, 2021

TRAINOR, Margaret Ann – Born on November 26, 1930, after leading a full life and filled with the immense love of all her family, Marg peacefully passed away at Arborstone Enhanced Care in Halifax on Friday, February 12, 2021.

Marg was a proud 90 year resident of Halifax with 60 of those years spent at the family home on Dublin Street. Marg was always on top of the comings and goings of Halifax, a true Haligonian. A graduate of St. Patrick’s High School in 1948, Marg joined the workforce and, over time, worked for the family business (Trainor Auto Service) Trainor GMC, Major Foods and Versa Foods. While working, Marg went back to school as a part-time student, attending Mount St. Vincent University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics to become a very proud, ring wearing, alumnus. St. Theresa’s Church was Marg’s lifelong spiritual home where she was very devote and a generous volunteer, including 60 years with the Catholic Women’s League and a role with the Money Counters. Marg’s greatest achievement though, was while working, maintaining the role of caregiver for her aging mother Muriel, allowing for her mum to stay in the family home as long as she did, for which the family was eternally grateful. We will forever remember Marg for her tremendous generosity, the time she took with you showed you she cared, her laughter, her quick wit and her beautiful smile.

Our beloved Marg will be truly missed by her brother James (Jim) E. (Barbara) Trainor, Halifax and her sister Barbara (Bruce) Jones, Grimsby, ON. Very proud and loving aunt and great aunt of Patricia (Tony) Munden, Sara and Alex (Kyle); Tom Trainor (Zoe Polymenakos) and Ryan; Robert Trainor (Dr. Mary McNally); Monica (Dan) D’Amico, Stephen, Tim and Claire (Ryan); Cathy (Jim) van der Zalm, Jennifer (Nelson), Anne-Marie (Steve), Michelle (Matt), Allison (Paul), Jimmy (Shannon), Trevor (Lauren), Rebecca and Eric (Jackie); Sheila Jones (Eric Ferguson); David (Karen) Jones, Joseph, Owen and Hanna; Brian (Sofy) Trainor, Julianna and James; Jimmy (Andrea) Trainor, Madeleine, Evan, Matthew and Lauren; Angela Trainor (Sanjay Gopal); Sarah (Will) Greenwood, Abbey, Liam and Ethan and nine and half great, great nieces and nephews, Isabella, Jodi, Madison, Benjamin, Lincoln, Beckham, Gavin, Blake, Nash and baby van der Zalm due in April; who will all dearly miss their Auntie Marg. Marg will now rise with the angels to heaven to join her parents J. Leonard and Muriel (Healy) Trainor; her baby siblings, John and Monica; her eldest brother Thomas (Tom) L. Trainor and his wife Jean.

Cremation has taken place. To celebrate the life of Margaret Ann, a Memorial Mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Church on Saturday, Feb 20th at 10:00am followed by internment, with her family, in the Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Due to Covid restrictions pre-registration is required in order to attend the service, please contact the funeral home at (902) 423-7295 before Thursday to do so. In lieu of floral arrangements, donations in memory of Marg to St. Theresa’s Church or the Walter Callow Foundation, would be truly appreciated. To leave an online condolence please visit

To Jim & Barb in Halifax, we cannot thank you enough for your loving dedication, which was above and beyond stellar, as you stepped in to organize and handle the care that Marg required over the last few years. To the wonderful staff of caregivers at Arborstone, for the loving care extended to Marg and especially for connecting Marg, via Skype over the last few months, with her sister Barbara in Ontario, we all extend to you a heartfelt “thank you”.

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  • Memorial Mass

    Saturday, February 20, 2021


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Ronald Downie

February 22, 2021

Dear Jim and Barbara:
Marie and I express to you and to all the Trainor family our sincere sympathy upon the death of Margaret Ann. We know that you Jim and Barbara have been particularly attentive during the past few years.
Speaking personally, my connections with the Trainor family are of very long standing. Tom and I were best buddies for years; we grew up in the same neighbourhood and were at school (college) together. Many hours I spent in the Trainor home on Dublin Street and Tom, likewise, in our home on Deacon Street,
Unfortunately, because of the covid situation, we chose not to attend the funeral Mass but that limitation in no way diminished our warm feelings for you all. Ron and Marie Downie

Robin Falconer

February 19, 2021

Jim and family I am sorry to hear of Margaret passing , she was a wonderful person full of enthusiasm.

Linda Cody

February 18, 2021

Surely, Heaven has gained another angel this week! Margaret was a beautiful woman who always shared her wonderful smile and warmth with me and the other parishioners at St. Theresa's. My sincerest sympathy to her friends and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Blair Beed

February 18, 2021

Dear Jim and family. Will light a candle at Saint Patrick's Church on Brunswick Street for Marg who attended there for school related Masses so many years ago. A lovely person, kind soul I did enjoy my times speaking with her and working a number of elections together. Regards Blair Beed, Halifax

Nancy Cameron Freckelton

February 17, 2021

Marg was my God-mother. She was a wonderful friend and was part of our family. Always at our families' occasions.
She showed me how much she loved me, her smile could light up a room.
When I was a teenager she and my cousin Pauline Chambers would take my girlfriend and I to PC rallies and we would have so much fun.
She truly was a good woman, I was very lucky to know her. I was blessed to have her in my life.
I offer my deepest sympathies to all of her family.

Krista Snow

February 16, 2021

I lived next door to Margaret Ann and her mother on Dublin St with my parents until I left for Toronto in 1983. I remember well Christmas Eve feasts after church at our home. "The Trainors" always brought lots of treats to eat, merriment and participated in our sing-a-longs. They were lovely neighbours, always pleasant, and kind to my mother, Marie Snow. Only good memories!


February 16, 2021

Sincere condolences to all of Margaret's family on her passing. I met her at St. Theresa's where she was a Charter CWL Member. She was a private person but extremely generous. She donated quietly to so many causes and never wanted any recognition. She gave with her heart and was a true christian. She was a beautiful lady and will be truly missed by all of us. May she enjoy the rewards she earned for all the wonderful things she did on earth.

I will keep you all in my prayers.

Erma Siteman-Trainor

February 16, 2021

Locked Diary

When you lose a loved one
The Diary is neglected
You forgot what it contained
awhile ago
The Mystery is, where is the key
Perhaps in Spirit's Keeping
shall we leave it there
put it all to rest
Will then, our Strength be whole?

Erma Siteman/Trainor Vitoria BC

Bill &Pat Bailly

February 16, 2021

Jim ,Barb and Families—Pat and I want to express our sincerest sympathy on Margs passing . She was indeed a good person! In addition to a very successful business career,she was very much involved in Church and Religious activities.She was always friendly with us and interested in everything.—While it is a most difficult for all of you, we hope it may be of some consolation in knowing you are in the thoughts and prayers of your friends