SEGGER, Pamela May


Pamela May Segger, born August 2, 1973, died at home in Mahone Bay, NS, on the afternoon of January 22, 2024. An energetic bright light, an elegant jetsetter; Pamela was a dancer, teacher, coach, sailor, traveller, friend, and master organizer.

Pamela touched many in her varied and interesting life. She was a lifelong runner and dancer and, in her teens, a member and coach of the National cheer-team. Pamela was born in Nova Scotia but spent many years in Alberta where she worked in finance, managing an investment advisory team at Merrill Lynch.

In 2003 she joyously returned to Nova Scotia with her partner Lloyd Williams.

A life-long learner, entrepreneur and creator she co-founded It’s Alive Theatre Co., and started the Phoenix Dance Studio, where she taught both adults and children and coached a competitive acro-dance troupe to multiple awards.

In 2010 Pamela graduated from UCLA’s creative screen writing program. Her love of stage and screen led to her co-founding the Lunenburg Doc Fest. in 2013. Over the past ten years in her role as Executive Director, Pamela grew the festival to international status, instigating and supporting a number of important initiatives for the region’s documentary film community. She was instrumental in founding the Documentary Organization of Canada’s Breakthrough Program, which gave filmmakers from Indigenous, Black and People of Colour communities a start in their filmmaking careers. She also initiated the LDF Delegation, which annually leads local documentary filmmakers to national and international markets and festivals. In 2023 Pamela received Screen Nova Scotia's Lifetime Achievement Award. Pamela has left a trail of admirers and touched many. You could write a book about all of Pamela’s explorations, travels and passions. In the past few years her abundant energies had also turned to creating with everything from writing, scrapbooking and “Shield Maidens” to exquisite charcuterie boards. She was an incredible friend, a stellar listener, a deeply thoughtful, kind, and generous person. Pamela’s radiant, graceful, and elegant beauty touched everyone she encountered. Her greatest legacies lie simply in the way she just WAS, perfectly, Pamela. She will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her adoptive mother, Ila Jones; brothers Dwayne, Daryle, and Deryk, as well as her newly-found birth family, Justine and Erica Harris; nieces and nephews Shannon, Kyle, Coletyn, Carter and Dawson.

A celebration of life gathering was held at 3 Aberdeen Lane, Mahone Bay, Saturday January 27, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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