HALLIDAY, Margaret (Vicky) Bernice Victoria

2019-06-02

It is with great sadness the Halliday family announces the peaceful passing of Margaret Bernice Victoria Halliday (Robar) with her family at her side on June 2, 2019 at the SSRH, Bridgewater, NS. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Richard “Doc” Halliday; brothers, Burpee and Bryce Robar; daughter-in-law, Marlene. Survived by her four children, Chester Halliday; Amber (Santo) Halliday; Brent (Brenda) Halliday, and Dexter (Darlene) Halliday; seven grandchildren, Amanda (Will), Jessica, Corey, Genoa, Mikayla, Sakima and Kiawa; three great-grandchildren, Lincoln, Damien and Shea; step-sister Rebecca “Becky” (Bob) Scott, and her large extended family. Born in East Clifford, NS on January 16, 1934 to William and Nellie Rae Robar (Selig), Margaret grew up and eventually settled in East Clifford spending the majority of her life in the community she treasured. At 18, Margaret joined the RCAF and served from 1952 - 1957 as a Radar Operator. She was extremely proud to be a Military Veteran of Canada and member of the National RCAF Association, enjoying time spent with her Women Veterans at their luncheons. She returned to East Clifford after her RCAF service, planning to rejoin and make a career, but met her future husband Richard “Doc” Halliday. She met the love of her life and best friend Richard in 1956 and soon thereafter married on March 1, 1957. Residing in Chester, NS and Windsor, ON before settling in East Clifford where they spent the remainder of their lives. Margaret belonged to the New Germany Seniors Club, Bridgewater Legion Br 24, Bakers Settlement Women’s Group and New Horizons Square Dance Club. She enjoyed square dancing, card games and social events throughout Lunenburg County. Margaret travelled with her husband Richard, where she was always coming or going somewhere. Her favourite places were Nashville, British Columbia, and Germany just to name a few. Margaret always kept in very close contact with family wherever she was, and often dropped in to visit, always to the surprise of her happy children. Margaret was a loving, caring wife and mother who was always there for her family. Adored by all who met her, both family and friends held her in high regard for her loving and charming personality and tremendous hospitality. One of Margaret’s many pleasures was having close friends in her life. Her pride in her home cooking was evident; ensuring everyone visiting her home never went away hungry. She’s now walking side-by-side resting in peace with her love Richard. Mom or Nanny, you leave a big void in our hearts, but knowing you are with Dad, has eased our sorrow. Rest in Peace Mom and know that you will be forever missed in out hearts. A “Celebration of Life” is planned to be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the SSRH or the RCL Branch 24 in her loving memory. Condolences may be left by visiting: sweenysfuneralhome.com

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