Rev. Margie Cameron-Whynot
July 27, 1944 – May 24, 2018
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Rev. Margie Cameron-Whynot (nee Slauenwhite) on 24 May 2018, at the age of 73. Born 27 July 1944 in Middlewood, Lunenburg Co. NS, to the late Mary “Mamie” (Connolly) and Herbert Slauenwhite. Margie is survived by her soulmate, helpmate, playmate, best friend and wife – Norma Cameron-Whynot; her greatest and best accomplishments - her sons - Shannon (Joy) Whynot and Scott Whynot; her pride and love - her grandchildren - Courtenay (Oreste) Rimaldi, Matthew (Leanne) Whynot; and her great grandchildren, Lorenzo, Bella and Joey; brothers, Jim (Joan) Slauenwhite and Bobby (Barbara- deceased) Slauenwhite; Brother-in-law, Ken Cameron. Margie will be remembered fondly by many family relatives, friends and colleagues. A graduate of Hebbville Consolidated ’75, Bachelor of Arts at Mount Allison University ’82, Atlantic School of Theology Masters of Divinity ’85, Ordained by Maritime Conference, United Church of Canada ’85. Margie served as a student minister at Vaughan’s United Church ’82, Grace Memorial UC- Mountainview- Windsor PC, Vancouver BC ’83, St John’s PC United Church ’84. After her ordination, Margie served at West bay PC, CB (85-92); Salt Springs- Lyons Brook- Scotsburn, Pictou Co. (92-96); and Rawdon PC, Hants Co. (96) Throughout her ministry, Margie was an advocate for social issues concerning sexual and domestic violence. She turned personal experience into a strength helping others. Margie served on the first Board of Directors of the Service for Sexual Assault Victims, in Halifax. Known for her love of life and laughter, Margie had a fantastic sense of humor, loved by all. The color yellow reminded Margie of the joy in sunshine amidst the clouds. The beaches of Nova Scotia’s South Shore brought clarity and peace for Margie. Margie’s struggle with MS advanced to the point that she had to relinquish the chosen vocation in Ministry which she enjoyed and loved. Margie’s final 4 years were with our extended family at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, Halifax, a community where “everybody knows your name”. The staff became familiar faces, then trusted caregivers, then friends and finally family. Margie, Norma, and our families couldn’t thank you enough for touching our lives so deeply with empathy, compassion, support, and love. We will always remember your caring spirit and endless efforts. Bless you all. Thanks in advance to Snow’s Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr, Halifax. Visitation will be Sunday, May 27th, 6-8 pm. Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, May 28th at 1 pm. Reception to follow. Family flowers only please. Donations to United Church Missions and Service Fund, St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, Halifax or St. John’s United Church, Halifax. After many years of coping with the adversities of MS, Margie has finally received her wings of freedom. Be happy for her.
“They who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like the eagle. They shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31
- Visitation Sunday, May 27, 2018
- Celebration of Life Monday, May 28, 2018
Rev. Margie Cameron-Whynot
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Angela (Hayes) Doyle
May 28, 2018
Fond memories of Margie when she performed my wedding ceremony in the Upper Rawdon United Church. Her yellow suit was a hit at the wedding. Condolences to her family. Keep your memories close and she will never be forgotten.
May 26, 2018
My sincere sympathy to Margie's family. Although I was not part of her religion, Margie stands out as being one of the most important people who helped me through a period in my life while she was a pastor in West Bay.. She would visit my home and talk with me when I was at the lowest part of my life and for that I have never forgotten her . I have never forgotten her kindness to me . God bless🙏
May 25, 2018
Sincere sympathy to Norma and all of Margie's family. Fond memories of Margie as she ministered in Rawdon and her wonderful visits to my elderly Mom . She will always be remembered.
May 25, 2018
Please accept my condolences as we find joy in recalling Margie's ministry and sadness in her departure and relief that she finally has "the wings" Was chair of the support committee when she
was intern in St. John's Pastoral Charge and Chair of Pastoral Oversight Committee for Presbytery when she was in West Bay. Much appreciated her depth and width of faith and understanding and her lucidity in sharing her faith and her understanding in her preaching and pastoral care. Am grateful to have known her and shared much with her.
Sincerely Jim St.Clair, Mull River, Mabou Nova Scotia
May 25, 2018
Dearest Norma and family, Prayers and Blessings to you all. I worked with Margie in West Gore, Nova Scotia. I remember our long and enjoyable telephone calls, our friendship and the day she meet Norma. She was so happy and in love. She told me she finally found the love of her life. Much love to you all. Arlene Croft.