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Margaret Viola Rushton (Wright)

Age 87, Truro. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Margaret, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Born in Deep Brook, Annapolis County, she was a daughter of the late
Age 87, Truro. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Margaret, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Born in Deep Brook, Annapolis County, she was a daughter of the late Loran Merrill and Jessie Edith (Cress) Wright. She is survived by her son, Dave (Sue), Wentzell Lake; daughter, Marilyn, Halifax; son, Dale (Freda), Truro; sisters, Shirley, Montreal, Quebec; Joyce Hartwig, Salt Springs Island, British Columbia; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her daughters, Debbie (Whitman), Pamela (Brown); son, Wade; sister, Gert; brother, Les. Margaret spent 35 years doing what she loved best – teaching. From her first years in Margaretsville and Forest Glade on the Fundy Shore to her last assignment at Parade School in Onslow, her passion for teaching never wavered. She would often say how much she would have loved to go back to the classroom…adding that she’d lock the door to keep the modern methods out! There are still many past students in the Truro area with fond memories of her in her classroom. Margaret’s other great love was gardening; her home in Onslow was filled with gardens containing her beloved petunias, marigolds, salvia, hydrangea and phlox amongst others. She had great memories of people stopping to take pictures of her flowers and there were many pictures on her walls at Parkland reminding her of this other passion of hers. She also looked forward to her annual shopping trips to the States with her friends and daughter, Marilyn, as chauffeur; the car would come back with barely any room for the occupants. Her family would like to thank the staff at both Parkland and Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their care and compassion. Family graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Margaret’s obituary on-line and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

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