In Memory Of Florence May Margeson

Florence May Margeson
April 12, 1925 - December 17, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we an­nounce the pass­ing of our mother, grand­mother and great-grand­mother who passed away peace­fully in the QEII Health Sci­ences Cen­ter on De­cem­ber 17, 2022. She was born on Stan­ley Street, in Hal­i­fax on April 12, 1925, to the late William and Miriam Rasley of Hal­i­fax. She was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Ken­neth; broth­ers, Robert and William; and sis­ter, Mar­ion. She is sur­vived by her sis­ter, Jean Brown; sons, Ken­neth (Janet) and Tom (Joanne); grand­chil­dren, Ash­ley (Ben), Robert (Robyn) Jen­nifer (Steven Greer), Sarah (Chris Bar­ron), Jonathan, Bryan (Taryn); great-grand­chil­dren, Ben­jamin, Joshua, and Matthew Greer, Con­nor Bar­ron, Caleb, and Elise; along with sev­eral nieces and nephews. She was very proud of all her grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren and al­ways showed in­ter­est in their school and sports ac­com­plish­ments, cel­e­brat­ing every oc­ca­sion with her love-filled home­made sweets. Flo­rence worked as an em­ployee at MT&T where she met her hus­band, Ken­neth E. Marge­son. They were mar­ried in 1954 in Hal­i­fax and both re­tired from MT&T as Life­long Tele­phone Pi­o­neers. A found­ing mem­ber of the At­lantic Spin­ners and Handweavers Guild, Flo­rence taught her craft for over 40 years, in­spir­ing many be­gin­ner weavers in the re­gion. She felt it was un­think­able to leave a loom bare, so an­other pro­ject was al­ways ready to go. She was most proud of her Nova Sco­tia Tar­tan, place­mats, scarves, and cov­er­lets. She do­nated her work to many char­i­ties and causes. She was al­ways will­ing to share her ex­per­tise of gar­den­ing with fam­ily and friends in her gar­den or green­house, with the BBK Keen­ers and at Berke­ley on Glad­stone. Her il­lus­tri­ous toma­toes and the gera­ni­ums she grew from seed, found a place on every avail­able win­dow ledge. Flo­rence was an avid sup­porter of the Scout­ing and Girl Guide move­ments and was an ac­tive com­mu­nity mem­ber of the local Beaver­bank Fun Days and Canada Day events. Many were de­lighted when they called and heard her on the line dur­ing her RCMP vol­un­teer shifts at the BBK Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. She was a mem­ber of the St. John’s United Church in Beaver Bank and the Knox United Church in Sackville where she and her fam­ily were al­ways de­voted to help­ing those around them. We will miss her as we cel­e­brate the peace she now has, the life she lived, and the lives of every­one she touched. She taught us, through her life’s ex­am­ple, the value of car­ing for one an­other through fam­ily, church, and com­mu­nity. Her fam­ily would like to offer spe­cial thanks to the Berke­ley at Glad­stone for the care they showed dur­ing her later years and Dr. John McNab for his long-time care. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions to CNIB or char­ity of choice. A cer­e­mony to cel­e­brate her life will be held on Jan­u­ary 18, 2023, at 2 p.m., in Knox United Church in Lower Sackville.

Memorial Service For Florence May Margeson