SELIG, Goldie Vera Irene


It is with great sadness that the family of Goldie Vera Irene Selig, 86, of Middle LaHave, announces her sudden passing on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Gold River, she was a daughter of the late Frances and Vera (DeMont) Sawler. She moved to Halifax to work in 1952, where she later met Wayne. They were married in St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Gold River in 1964. Goldie stopped working when daughter Heather was born, and was a devoted mother and wife. The family spent many wonderful summers in Green Bay when Heather was a child, going to the beach and walking the shoreline. Goldie and Wayne loved antiques, and spent many years collecting them, eventually running a small antique business on the weekends. They enjoyed going to flea markets and church sales, and finding good deals. They took in stray cats throughout the years, and loved their feline friends. They moved from Halifax to Middle LaHave in 2000, and built their dream home. They loved living along the river, watching the birds and wildlife, and growing roses and other shrubs. Goldie was full of energy, always on the move, and took the time to get to know everyone she met. She knew the names, birthdays, and hobbies of every bank teller, receptionist, and cashier she encountered. She loved digging out slips of plants for other gardeners, making rhubarb juice, and giving little gifts to many people. She was happiest when doing thoughtful deeds for others. Goldie is survived by her husband Wayne; daughter, Heather (Kent Murray) Selig, Halifax; sisters, Ferne Miller, Avis (Leo) Swinimer, Faye (Harold) Hennigar; brothers, Everett (Marilyn) Sawler, Cecil (Gerry) Sawler and Douglas (Pam Feener) Sawler. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Highway 3, Lunenburg. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Middle LaHave Cemetery, Middle LaHave. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the V.O.N., SHAID Tree Animal Shelter, or a charity of choice, would be appreciated by the family.

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