Whitney Pier / Sydney River
It is with great sorrow, we the family, announce the peaceful passing of Margaret, on Monday, May 17, 2021 at the palliative care unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a brief illness.
Born October 23, 1929 in Dalhousie, New Brunswick, Margaret was the eldest daughter of Charles and Cecile (Dionne) Grosset.
At the age of nine, Margaret and her family moved to Sydney. She worked at several retail stores in the Pier and then retired from the Shoe Tree. Mom was an excellent cook, seamstress, and in her later years, oil painting, all of which brought her much joy and praise. She loved a good game of tarbish and cribbage.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Carlotta (Ken Gillis), with whom she lived; son, Wayne (Susan); stepchildren, Brooke, Megan and Derek, Ontario; granddaughter, Amy (Jason), Hong Kong; great-grandson, Ben; great-granddaughter, Alexis; sisters, Mary Jane, Las Vegas and Mary Cecilia, Ontario; brothers, Roger (Theresa) Halifax, Richard (Patricia) British Columbia; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Margaret was preceded by sisters, Theresa and Irma; brothers, Roland and two in infancy.
Cremation has taken place. Due to covid restrictions a memorial service and burial will be at a later date.
Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Carla, I am so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a lovely person. Enjoy the memories and I’m sure there are many.
From: Carol Hickey
My deepest condolences to all of Margie’s family . She was a kind gentle lady. Carla, I send a big hug your way. Heaven has another special angel.
From: Anne Marsh
Sincere condolences from former neighbours, the Lundrigans
From: Dorothy Lundrigan Moores
So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
From: John and Janet Wylde (Callaghan)
Carla, just want to express my sincere condolence on the passing of your mother. Her cinnamon rolls were delicious. You gave me the recipe for them but mind did not taste as good as your moms.
From: Rita Rudderham
Condolences to the families of a dear woman. God Bess you all.
From: Valerie Levesque
My dear big sister has left us, may her soul be at peace with our heavenly Father. We know that death is inevitable still it leaves us in a state of emptiness. Margie was the oldest in our family and I was the youngest. We shared a lot of good times together and we loved and respected one another. I was not alone in that love, for Margie was loved and did love her family and all those that she encountered. We are going to miss her laughter and generous spirit. To Carlotta and Wayne, the loss of a Mother is never easy. Your mom was a truly extraordinary woman and was admired by everyone who knew her. Please know we share in your sorrow and are praying for your comfort in your loss. Richard and Patricia Grosset, Victoria, BC
From: Richard Grosset
We are so sorry to hear about your Mom , Carla. She had so many wonderful years with you and Kenny in your loving home. You , Kenny , Amy and her family are in our thoughts and prayers . Love and hugs, Sonny and Maureen
From: Maureen Mac Leod
Carla and family so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, may all your wonderful memories help you get through this very difficult time.
From: Ann Marie (Maher) Libbey
My sincerest condolences to Wayne, Carla, and family. I am very sorry for the loss of sweet Margaret. She was such a caring soul and step Grandmother. Sending my strength and condolences during this difficult time.
From: Megan Thrasher
Fly high Beautiful lady
I Have many memories of my favourite aunt, you always had a welcoming hug a smile. You were a special person I will always love and miss you. Gail and Wayne
Carla, sincere condolences from the boys, Hez, and I. Our thoughts are with you and we are sending our warmest and biggest hugs to you.
So sorry for your loss, Marg treated me as one of her own, she was a second mother to me, more than once she scolded Wayne and me(Scott)for something. LOL. She truly will be missed.
She was an awesome aunt and wiĺl be always remembered.
Carla and family…when I read about your Mom’s passing, memories came flooding back to that time in my life…early on in my career ( I was still a teenager) and she was my teacher(???) Yes she could sell shoes and seemed to know everybody and she always wore her hair up. But where she shone for me was how to make sardine sandwiches with raw onions…let me smoke cigarettes…and she let me wait on all the young gals who came in the store…She just wanted to have FUN… If I have such fond memories You will have tons and those memories will help carry you through these difficult days.. Margie Howell will always, in my heart and mind, be a classy lady that I truly liked… Lizz joins with me in sending our deepest sympathy. Take care and God Bless
Our deepest condolences on the passing of my favourite aunt. She was such a bright light to everyone that knew her. Always happy, smiling with kindness radiating from her! We all have so many great memories of our times with her. Lori and John
Sincere condolences to Margie’s family. Margie was a distant cousin and I was fortunate to have met her and her mother Cecile about 30 years ago with my brother Victor. She certainly was an amazing woman. Although we hadn’t kept in touch, I would be open to any correspondence with the family! I’d love to hear from you…. I am living in Dartmouth and can be reached by phone at 9024355808
Our Deepest Condolences on the passing of your Mother,She was a Beautiful and very special Lady.Rest in Peace Aunt Marg. Love Robert and Nancy 🙏
Wayne and family. Sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult.
Carla my deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom. I know you have looked after her for so many years. Take comfort in knowing you have many good memories of years together and you took just good care of her. May she rest in peace.
Carla, I was sorry to read that your mother has passed away. She was so well loved and cared for by you and your family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing..
Haven’t seen her in a few years..
I often thought about her..
We go back a lot of years ,and had many laughs together.
She was precious..
I am deeply saddened for the entire family
Sending love and wish we could be together
Dear Carla and family,
Condolences on the loss of your beloved Mom. Margie was a beautiful lady inside and out. She always had a smile and kind word to make you feel special. She was such a hard worker and could put her hand to any kind of task inside or outside of her home. When my sister lived next door to her on Bison Drive
I would often see her working around your property. She loved my niece and nephews and was like a grandmother to them.
My she Rest In Peace!
Rest in Peace Aunt Margie. So very sorry for the loss of your mom and grandma. Sending BIG hugs to Carla, Wayne, Amy and family xo
Love Melissa and family
Wayne and I are saddened and heartbroken with the loss of Wayne’s dear mother Margaret Howell. Our heartfelt condolences to his sister Carla, his brother in law Ken, his niece Amy, her husband Jason and their children Ben and Alexis and to all Margaret’s (Margie’s) family and loved ones. We are grateful for the wonderful, loving care mom received while living with Carla and Ken all these years. Such a kind loving mother, mother in law, grandmother ,great grandmother, sister, sister in law, aunt and friend who will be missed and remembered with love.
Quelle triste nouvelle. Elle est partie rejoindre l’oncle Charley Grosset et tante Cécile Dionne. J’étais allé la voir à Sydney il y a une dizaine d’années. Je l’aimais bien. Cousin Adrien Grosset de Cowansville, Québec.