Margaret Clark Obituary

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Margaret Agnes Clark

July 29, 1926 - July 17, 2014
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Clark, Margaret Agnes passed away at Parkland Shannex Drummond Hall on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Born in St. Croix, Hants County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Melda (Caldwell) Clark. Margaret was a graduate of Windsor Academy, Provincial Normal College and Acadia University. She taught school first in rural Nova Scotia then after university in Kentville and Halifax at Richmond School and Westmount School. Becoming a certified guidance counselor she continued teaching at Westmount School, then at Queen Elizabeth High School from where she retired in 1985. Margaret was a member of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and after...
Clark, Margaret Agnes passed away at Parkland Shannex Drummond Hall on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Born in St. Croix, Hants County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Melda (Caldwell) Clark.

Margaret was a graduate of Windsor Academy, Provincial Normal College and Acadia University. She taught school first in rural Nova Scotia then after university in Kentville and Halifax at Richmond School and Westmount School. Becoming a certified guidance counselor she continued teaching at Westmount School, then at Queen Elizabeth High School from where she retired in 1985. Margaret was a member of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and after retirement spent many winters in Florida and Arizona.

Margaret served in the Canadian Women's Army Corps Militia from 1951-1969 retiring with the rank of Captain. For two summers she served at Canadian Forces Base Soest and Werl in Germany, and was chosen as a recreational and welfare director for the children of enlisted members.
Margaret was active in the CGIT movement as a leader at Brunswick Street United Church, Halifax and as a leader and director of CGIT Camps, during the summer months, throughout the Maritime Provinces. She was a lifelong member of St. Croix United Church and served as a steward for many years.
Margaret, an avid nature lover, was a member and past-president of the Nova Scotia Bird Society. She travelled extensively with Nature Tours that took her to all continents.

Margaret is survived by sister, Barbara Swinamer (late Edward) of Riverview, NB; three nieces, Jenneth Swinamer of Middleton, NS, Cheryl MacLaggan (Byron) of Moncton, NB and Margaret Ann MacBurnie of Calgary, AB; two nephews, Wayne Swinamer (Lori) of Riverview, NB and David Swinamer of Edmonton, AB. She is also survived by great-nieces, Erin, Allison, Stephanie and Jessica and great-nephews, Christopher, Andrew, Alexander and Benjamin and three great-great-nieces, Ella, Olivia and Daphne.

Besides her parents Sam and Melda Clark, Margaret was predeceased by sisters, Verna Mollins (late John), Elizabeth Rae Clark and Enid Claire Clark (in infancy).

Visitation will take place at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax (455-0531) on Wednesday, July 23 from 6-9 pm.
A memorial service will be held in St. Croix United Church, St. Croix, Hants County on Thursday, July 24 at 2:00pm. Interment in St. Croix Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Croix United Church Cemetery Fund or to the charity of choice.

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"I am so sorry to hear of Margaret's passing. I have know her for many years and have have always admired her strength of character.We had many many chats..." Donna McGrath-Ward (Halifax, NS)

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