We, the family of Margaret Jessie Morrison, regret to inform you of her peaceful passing on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Celtic Court Nursing Home in Sydney at age 101.
Margaret was born in North River, Victoria County on July 30, 1919 to John and Margaret (Sutherland) MacDonald.
Margaret was a School Teacher for many years in rural Cape Breton and with the Regional School Board in Sydney. Margaret loved to bake, quilt, play cards, garden, and travel.
Margaret is survived by her son, Donald, Dartmouth; son-in-law, George Simon, Sydney; four grandchildren, Jordan, Scott, Janelle and Jonathan; four great-grandchildren, Shelby, Haylee, Drew, Allie and many nephews and nieces.
Beside her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; daughter, Joanne; granddaughter, Jillian; sisters, Mary Belle, Murdena, Josie, Ethel and brothers, Norman and Andrew.
The family would like to extend our gratitude to the staff in long-term care for the great care Margaret received over many years.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Margaret Morrison will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.) Whitney Pier on Sunday, July 18, 2021. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Bob Lyle officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
In lieu of Flowers, memorial donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church, Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
We extend our sincere condolences to all of the family on the loss of your loved family member. Please know we are thinking of you.
From: Kathy MacDonald
My condolences to the family on the passing of Margaret. She was my grade 2 teacher at Birch Hill Drive School. Over the years I would see Margaret on occasion when I was home for a visit and went to Bethel with my Dad (Donnie Morrison). Thinking of the family at this time.
From: Karen Sharp
Mrs. Morrison was a wonderful, supportive teacher. I was fortunate to be in her Grade Two class in the mid 1960s. Kind, smart as a whip, and always challenging students to think through new concepts. We learned a lot that year. Thank you Mrs. Morrison.
From: Louise (McDonald) Cooke
Margaret was a lovely woman and she will be missed.
We enjoyed a lot of games of Scat at Celtic Court.
Her memory was like no other and her stories about traveling with her husband were always fun and interesting.
She made my day every time I visited.
She was a wonderful person has joined her family that has gone before her.
To the Morrison & Simon families, so very sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. Deepest Sympathy from Harold & Lynn (MacAulay) Gillespie.
On behalf of the Bloomfield family, originally from Jamaica, I wish to offer condolence to Margaret’s family at this sorrowful time.
Margaret and her late husband, Gordon, were our first immediate next door neighbours when we arrived in Canada at Upper Prince Street, Sydney, Cape Breton, in the summer of 1993. We have not forgotten her knock on the door a few hours after our arrival from the airport to welcome us with a tub of strawberries and thereafter, frequently treated us with her special and most delicious banana muffins; an excellent host along with her husband Gordon who kindly checked in with us regularly, making arrangements for us to access “good” water for drinking purpose and assisted with some of our transportation needs. They also became the grandparent type figure for our two very young children at the time, residing away from our homeland.
May you the family members, Donald, Jordan, Jonathan, Janelle, Son-in-law be comforted at this time by her example of a generous spirit, a wonderful life with many years of considerable good health.
May God grant her rest, and Light perpetually shine upon her.
Our deepest condolences to the Morrison & Simon family in the passing of Margaret.
I was saddened to learn of the passing of this wonderful woman. She was so lovely and I believe that she taught others how to live their best lives. She had beauty and grace that was timeless. My condolences to her family and friends. RIP lovely lady.
Sending our condolences from the Ottawa Morrisons: Harold, Sylvia, Alan & Judy. Margaret and Gordon were more than relatives to Mom & Dad: they were dear friends. Margaret was very special to Mom & Dad and us kids. Love and condolences.
Our deepest condolences to the Morrison family on the passing of Margaret. Margaret and Gordon were neighbours and good friends to our parents Mary and Jamie Moffatt from Upper Prince St. for many years.
We remember fondly how your Mom was such a great listener and strength for us when our Dad became ill…
Rest In Peace Margaret
I just received word of Margaret’s passing from the Simon family. My sincere condolences to you all for your loss.
I met Margaret when she moved into the Cabot House. We became fast friends and mischievous companions. Margaret was great company to visit at the end of the work day where we would discuss daily events, if I had a boyfriend, if SHE had a boyfriend and all sorts of tomfoolery. Her mind was always sharp and filled with stories of family and friends.
We had lots of adventures when I broke her out of the home to take her on many drives to enjoy the scenery, a coffee and sometimes even an ice cream. Lots of laughs were had.
Margaret really helped this lonely soul when she needed it most. I miss you dearly and wish you peace. You will forever remain in my heart.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Kay and Mary Gorman, Cabot House
Donald & family
Sincere condolences on the loss of Margaret. She and my mother (Murdena MacLeod) were great friends & spent many hours on the phone catching up on the news. She certainly lived a long & enjoyable life.
Family of the late Malcolm & Murdena MacLeod