Marion D. Fenerty

November 14, 1917September 3, 2011

Fenerty, Marion Dorothy (Mame) - 93 of Halifax; passed away peacefully on September 3, 2011 in the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site- QE11. Born in Halifax. She was a daughter of the late Edward & Eunice ( Boutilier ) McSweeney. Marion dearly loved her family and was deeply loved in return. Family & Friends were always welcome in her home for a visit and of course a cup of tea and a sweet. Marion was a survivor of the Halifax Explosion at the age of three weeks. Marion is survived by her daughter Joan (Paul Ritcey), daughter-in law Doris Fenerty, grandchildren Michael and Wayne Ritcey, Heather Turner, Terry and Shawn Fenerty, Christina Hubley, eight great grandchildren, sister Margaret Dunsworth, sisters in law Sade Redden and Audrey McSweeney, several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Robie, son Jack (Jake), sisters Ellen (Della) Gray, Edith Pace, Lillian Walsh and brothers Arthur, Albert, Joseph and Edward McSweeney. Visitation will be held at Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax on Wednesday, Sept. 7th, 4:00 – 8:00pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish (formerly St. Stephen’s); Halifax, at 10:00am on Thursday, Sept. 8th. Father Gerald David officiating. Family flowers only. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations to the Palliative Care Unit -Floor 7A of the VG Site, or Red Cross Home Care Services (Halifax), would be greatly appreciated. We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Peter Petropolis, and her very special homecare worker, Joyce MacKenzie, the Staff of the Palliative Care Clinic as well as the staff of the Palliative Care Unit, floor 7A. Online condolences may be viewed through:

“To live in the Hearts of Others is not to Die”


  • Memorial Service Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Visitation Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Marion D. Fenerty

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Marguerite O'Brien

September 8, 2011

Dear Joan and Family,
You're in my thoughts and prayers today.

September 7, 2011

To Aunt Marion's Family:

We send our deepest sympathy and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
So many wonderful memories to cherish.

Terry & Lynda McCullough (Pace)
St Andrews, NB

Jim & Janelle Gray

September 7, 2011

To Aunt Marion's family we want to extend our sincere sympathy on your loss. She will be dearly missed, especially our visits where she always greeted us with a smile and a cup of tea and sweets.

Our thoughts are with all of you, may God bless you all.

Paul & Tamara McIvor

September 6, 2011

Dear Joan and Family - Please accept our most sincere sympathy, on the loss of your dear mother. Our thoughts are with you.

Cavell Anderson

September 6, 2011

The passing of my lifelong and dear friend, Marion, comes with deep sadness. Fortunately, I was able to spend time with Marion a few short weeks ago when we were able to recount many fond memories. Marion was a selfless person who was always guided by her religious values and caring attitude toward others. She will be sorely missed but not forgotten.

God bless the entire Fenerty family in your loss.

With sincere sympathy,

Cavell Anderson

Bob & Mary Lamb

September 6, 2011

We wish to add our condolences to Marion's Family and friends. She was always fun to visit for tea.