It is with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the passing of our mother , grandmother and sister, Viola Hart, 87, on Saturday, April 18 2015 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on Sept. 27 1927 in Margaree Centre, Viola was the daughter of the late Frank and Ethel (MacDonald) MacDermid. She lived in Margaree Centre all her life, living independently in her own home, till the end.
Viola was a member of Wilson United Church, a lifelong member of the Wilson UCW, and the Margaree Valley Seniors Citizens Club. In the past she was a local vendor for provincial licenses within her community. She spent many hours crocheting, knitting and quilting and loved nothing more than spending time with her grandchildren, for they were her pride and joy. Viola will be remembered by family and friends for being independent, loving and caring.
Viola is survived by her daughters, Donna Chisholm, Baddeck; Beryl (Derrick) Heatley, MacLellan’s Brook, Pictou Co.; and three grandchildren, Kara Chisholm and Jennifer and Colin Heatley. She is also survived by her brother, Erving (Hilda) MacDermid; sister, Bernice Hart, Truro, along with her special nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Viola was predeceased by her husband, Edwin; an infant son and a sister, Ellamae.
Visitation for the late Viola Hart will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Wilson United Church Hall, Margaree Centre. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Viola Hart will be held on Wed., April 22, 2015 at 2 pm, in the Wilson United Church with Norma Mills, DLM officiating. Burial will take place in the Congregational Cemetery, Margaree Centre.
Family flowers only. Memorial donations in memory of Viola may be made to Wilson United Church.
A special thank you to the home care staff who checked in and assisted Mom, for whom she was always grateful. Also a special thanks to the Paramedics, first responders, the doctors and staff of Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the wonderful care mom received in her last hours.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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We send our sincere condolences to the family at this time. She will be sadly missed.
From: Laird & Margaret Burton
Our heartfelt condolences to your family.
From: Robert & Marilyn Burton
I am saddened by this news. I will miss seeing Viola on my trips home. She was a wonderful, caring woman who I loved and admired. Love and light to all the family and friends
From: Barb and Jim MacNaughton
I wish to express my sympathy to Donna, Kara & Family on your loss. We were sorry of hear of your Mother's passing Donna. I know that it is great loss for your family.
From: Jane Macinnon
From: Robert Ingraham
I would like to express my sincere sympathy to Viola's family. She is part of my fond memories of Margaree along with her Mum, Dad, brother, sisters and Hilda. She was a sweet lady and it is hard to think that she is not in her home any more. I am very sorry for your loss.
From: Eileen Benke