Margaret Sullivan

Obituary of Margaret Alice Sullivan

SULLIVAN (Harris), Margaret Alice – age 89 of Elmsdale. It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Margaret on June 5th, 2023, in the QEII V.G. Site, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Henrietta (Duff) Harris.

Margaret met the love of her life, Leonard and they were married in 1954. Together they built a home in Elmsdale in 1959 where they raised their four children.

Margaret was involved over the years with many organizations including TOPS, the Women’s Institute, Cubs (as a leader), Home and School and was also a lunch monitor. She was always ready to take on any administrative duties and never turned down a request for help. One of Margaret’s favourite pastimes was singing in both the church choir and in a local choral group.

She was a kind and gentle person who cherished the little things in life and took a firm stand when needed. Margaret had a saying for any instance with the most frequently used being, “It is what it is and it can always be worse.”

In Margaret’s later years, visits from family and friends and especially from her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought such delight to her days. Margaret will always be loved and missed by her family.

She is survived by her children, Keith (Vicki), Kim, Catherine (Howard), Mark; grandchildren, Matthew (Roberta), Nicole (Greg), Arlene (Mitch), Alyssa (Mitch), Jessica (Caleb), Craig (Molly), David (Lauren), Sean, Nicholas, Sarah; great grandchildren, Roderick, Lloyd, Fay, Owen, Abigail, Emily, Lochlan, Fiona, Garrett, Oliver, Ivy, James; sister, Lois; niece, Gail, and nephew, Wayne, who were both very special to her.

Besides her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Leonard; brothers-in-law, Roy and Blair; sister-in-law, Marina.

Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Homes, Elmsdale and Shubenacadie. A visitation will be held Tuesday, June 20th, 2023, from 6-8 PM in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie. A funeral service will be held in the same location at 11 AM on Wednesday, June 21st, 2023, followed by a reception. Deacon Dan Bowden officiating. Burial to be held at a later date. 

A livestream of the funeral service will be available at:

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to the SPCA or to Bide Awhile Animal Shelter.

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Ettinger Funeral Home Chapel
2812 Highway 2
Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Ettinger Funeral Home Chapel
2812 Highway 2
Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada
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