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Inverness Funeral Home

45 MacIsaac Street, Inverness, NS

OBITUARY

Margaret Elizabeth MacLennan

September 29, 1960October 9, 2019
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It is with deep sadness that we, her siblings, announce the peaceful death of our sister Margaret Elizabeth MacLennan of Calgary/Deepdale on October 9, 2019 with her family by her side. Born on the 29th of September, 1960, Margaret was the daughter of the late Sally (MacKinnon) and Hugh MacLennan. Margaret is survived by her sister, Sandra (Paul), Bedford; and her brothers, Roddie (Marian), Bedford; Steve (Margie), Margaree; John (Monica), Blues Mills; Jerry (Colleen), Quispamsis, NB; Fr. Danny, Parish Priest in Mabou; Bruce (Laura), Oakville. Margaret was also truly proud of her nieces and nephews, Shawn, Shauna, Aaron, Sarah, Andrea, Katie, Angus, Margaret, Michael, Ellen, Kathleen, Cheryl, Brian and Brenda; and great-nieces, Kenzie and Claire; great-nephews, David and Johann. Margaret was lovingly included as a family member in Calgary by cousin Joy (MacIsaac) and Diego Romero and their children and families. In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her brothers, Alexander (1990) and Gus (1993); and her nephew, Brendan (2002). Margaret was educated in Dunvegan School, Inverness Consolidated and Mabou Consolidated. From there she left to work briefly in Toronto, Whitehorse and lastly, made her home in Calgary, where she was a valued employee for 29 years with Wastewater Treatment & Water Services Dept. for the City of Calgary. No work was too much for Margaret whether mowing the fields on a hot summer’s day on Pipers Lane, shoveling snow for her Calgary relations and the elderly in her neighbourhood – she loved to help others. Margaret made many good friends along the way. Margaret enjoyed the outdoors. She loved walking and biking and every trail in Calgary was familiar to her. There was nothing she loved more than spending vacation days in Deepdale, walking Inverness beach, picking blueberries and attending Sunday mass in Broad Cove - simple things which caused her such great joy. She spent some time travelling and her best trips were to visit her brother, Fr. Danny, during his time in Dublin. Sadly, Margaret’s gentle lifestyle came to a halt when she was diagnosed with gastric cancer. Margaret was determined to live and religiously followed the advice of her doctor in Calgary and also the team in Halifax. The cancer however did not heed this advice and as a result our proud sister succumbed to the disease. We would like to acknowledge and thank the Palliative Care Team on Floor 7A at the VG in Halifax and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Foothills Hospital in Calgary. It was Margaret’s request to be cremated and that has occurred. Visitation will be held Sunday October 13th, from 2 – 4 PM and 7 – 9 PM at the Inverness Funeral Home, Inverness, NS. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, NS on October 14th at 11 AM, with her brother, Fr. Danny MacLennan officiating with Parish Priest, Fr. Dan MacDonald. Margaret will be laid to rest in Broad Cove where her beloved family and friends are interred. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Palliative Care of your choice or the Broad Cove Cemetery Fund. Please also, take the time to enjoy a walk in your community in memory of our dear Margaret. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to www.invernessfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Hugh MacLennan, Father (deceased)
  • Sally (MacKinnon) MacLennan, Mother (deceased)
  • Sandra (Paul) Bugden, Sister
  • Roddie (Marian) MacLennan, Brother
  • Steve (Margie) MacLennan, Brother
  • John (Monicia) MacLennan, Brother
  • Jerry (Colleen) MacLennan, Brother
  • Fr. Danny MacLennan, Brother
  • Bruce (Laura) MacLennan, Brother
  • Margaret was also truly proud of her nieces and nephews, Shawn, Shauna, Aaron, Sarah, Andrea, Katie, Angus, Margaret, Michael, Ellen, Kathleen, Cheryl, Brian and Brenda, and great-nieces, Kenzie and Claire, great-nephews, David and Johann. Margaret was lovingly included as a family member in Calgary by cousin Joy (MacIsaac) and Diego Romero and their children and families. In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her brothers, Alexander (1990) and Gus (1993), and her nephew, Brendan (2002).
  • DONATIONS

  • Palliative Care of your choice or to Broad Cove Cemetery Fund

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, October 14, 2019

Memories

Margaret Elizabeth MacLennan

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Brenda Brydon

November 19, 2019

Wow,
Was totally in shock to hear about her passing.
I am her neighbor (condo 146). She was a lovely lady and went the extra mile helping others ( clean the garbage room, shoveling snow and going the extra mile and shoveling the elderly side walks) .We loved going to Costco together and walking to Tim Horton's and grabbing a hot chocolate. She loved her M & M's . She was so so so concern about my stage 4 cancer of colon and liver. I know she is in a better place and she is all healed . Rest in peace my friend, my neighbor, Costco pal and no worries about anything now! Your in good hands. To the family many hugs and comfort and warm memories of her.

Cathy Miller-Sutcliffe

October 25, 2019

My sincere condolences to the Mac Lennan family on the passing of Margaret. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Gail Mackay

October 24, 2019

To all of the MacLennan family, please accept my heart felt condolences on the passing of your sister/aunt Maggie. The beautiful photos in the memory video clearly demonstrate how much she loved people, most especially her family, and found beauty in the world around her. I will keep her, and you, in prayer as you grieve for the loss of your beloved sister/aunt. God bless you. -Gail

Joe and Maria Feehan

October 16, 2019

Our sincere condolences to the Mac Lennan family on the passing of Margaret. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Tom Ryan Jr.

October 15, 2019

Maggie was my first babysitter, and a larger than life figure in my childhood memories of growing up in Deepdale. She was full of fun and always laughing, a willing and enthusiastic adventurer. I was so sad to hear of her passing. My condolences to the entire MacLennan family, especially Sandra, Danny and Bruce - along with Maggie, the four of you were the big kids in the neighbourhood when I was still so very small. Love and fond memories, Tom Ryan Jr.

Gerry and Joan Moore

October 14, 2019

Dear Fr Danny we are both very sorry to hear of the death of your beloved sister. She must have been a very special person and its a pity that we never met her. You both will be in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. May she rest in peace
Gerry and Joan

Margie and Bill Delaney

October 14, 2019

To the Maclennan Family - very sorry to
hear Maggie passed away. Maggie and worked at the federal bldg in Calgary back in the 80s and have great laughs when we ran into each other. The world has lost a gem of a person. Heaven is brighter with her beautiful smile. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Margie and Bill.



Andrea Mac Leod

October 14, 2019


We are sorry we are not to be at Margaret ‘s funeral today.
Our sincere condolences to all of Margaret ‘s family .
Margaret always had such a beautiful smile . She will be missed dearly by all who knew her .
Rest In Peace Margaret .
Sincerely
DJ & Andrea Mac Leod

Annette & Lorcan Finn

October 14, 2019

To Fr Danny & all the Mac Lennan family we would like to express our sympathy on the death of your beloved sister Margaret. We pray that God will give you strength & comfort at this difficult time. May the good lord have mercy on her gentle soul. Lorcan _Annette finn Meadowbrook Ireland

Bernice Mac Eachern

October 13, 2019

My sincere condolences to the Mac Lennan family on the passing of Margaret. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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