99, Margaree Centre

It is with downcast hearts that we, the family of the late Matilda Ingraham, announce her passing on March 2, 2011 at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, with family present.

Just 50 days from her desired goal, Matilda was greatly anticipating her big day of April 21st when she would have turned 100 years old which was to be spent celebrating with family and friends from near and far.

Born in Black Rock, Victoria County on April 21, 1911, she was the daughter of the late David and Christina (MacAulay) Carmichael.

She was a devoted and loving wife to David Ingraham for 60 years. With a strong commitment to family, she dedicated her life to raising a loyal and committed family, which is her legacy of five generations strong. She enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, embroidery, knitting and was an avid scrabble player. She will be forever remembered for her calm and enduring presence. Her loved ones are in hopes that they inherit a small measure of her perseverance, her will and determination. The 10 o’clock coffee time will be greatly missed by all of her family members who were fortunate enough to partake. It wasn’t unheard of, to have twenty plus in the kitchen for coffee, conversation and laughs on Sunday after church.

Matilda was a graduate of Normal College in Truro, N.S. and taught in Frizzleton, Big Interval, and Portree Schools. She was a partner in business as well as marriage with the love of her life, David. She was book keeper of the family business D.W. Ingraham Sawmill along with raising a family in the age when a working mother was unheard of. Matilda also was a member of the Wilson United Church, UCW, Sunset Co-op and the N.E. Margaree Senior Citizens.

Matilda was the backbone of a close knit family being survived by seven children, Roland and Lloyd (Brenda) Ingraham, Verna (Ian ‘Bud’) Phillips, Marjorie Phillips (Don Fitzpatrick) and June (Albert) Jenkins, all of Margaree Centre and Margaret (Gene) Atkins and Louise (Adrian) Atkins of West Virginia; 21 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Murdock (Margaret) Carmichael, Margaree Valley and John Carmichael, Ontario as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, David Ingraham; brother, Kenneth Carmichael and sisters, Lillian Ingraham and Marjorie Hart; grandchildren, Lisa and Renita Phillips and Edward (Ted) Ingraham; sons-in-law, Charlie Phillips and Ian Timmons and daughter-in-law, Marion Christina Ingraham.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Matilda Ingraham will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Wilson United Church Hall, Margaree Centre. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Matilda Ingraham will be held on Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m. at Wilson United Church with Rev. Boyce Elliott officiating. Burial will take place in the Congregational Cemetery, Margaree Centre.

Donations in memory of Matilda may be made to Wilson United Church Repair Fund or Central Inverness Palliative Care.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

"Forever In Our Hearts."

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