OBITUARY

Rev. Margie Cameron-Whynot

July 27, 1944May 24, 2018
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IN THE CARE OF

JA Snow Funeral Home

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

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Past Services

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Visitation

Monday, May 28, 2018

Celebration of Life