MARGARET ESTELLE MACPHERSON (Surette) – Mira, Cape Breton
Born June 26 th , 1946 in Sydney, NS to the late William MacPherson of Rocky Boston, Mira, CB and Violet May (Ryan) MacPherson originally of Bonavista Bay, NL, Margaret passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022.
Survived by her daughter, Jean Marie (Surette) Burton, son-in-law Lyndon Burton, her step-grandsons Ernest (Brianna) and Brendon Burton along with several beautiful and much adored great-grandbabies, Margaret was greatly loved and will be deeply missed. Margaret is also survived by her beloved sister
and brother, Sarah “Sally” (MacPherson) Ford, Pembrook, Ont, and Courtney MacPherson, Sydney, NS., and by many nieces, nephews, and brothers- and sisters-in-law, all whom she loved dearly. Margaret is predeceased by her parents and her brothers William “Sonny” MacPherson and Alexander “Sandy” MacPherson as well as her beloved sister and dear friend Jean Marie LaBelle (Frances), Mira, CB, without whom she was truly lost. Margie, as she was most well-known, was both a mom and a nurse. She was always helpful, healing and loyal. She was generous, sincere, loving and kind. With a quick wit and sharp sense of humour, she was funny and fun and always up for an adventure. She embodied many roles, mother, wife, sister, classmate, neighbour, and friend, and infused all with sincere devotion and love.
As a nurse, Margie was loved and respected by doctors, nurses, and her patients alike. She nursed at the City Hospital after graduating there in the Class of 1967 then later nursed at the Cove Guest Home in Sydney. Following many years in the field of geriatrics, Margie served as a Nurse Practitioner in several Communities across Northern Canada before returning to her home in Mira, Cape Breton. Blessed with an amazing career, classmates, friends and family that she loved more than anything, and a community that was part of her heart and soul, Margie felt truly blessed and grateful to have lived her life and raised her family on the beautiful Mira River. Some of her favourite activities included spending time at the bungalow with family and friends, gathering with her nursing classmates or just getting together for tea and a visit. She was a talented knitter, seamstress and gardener and could be found volunteering or fund-raising for many local organizations. And there was of course her love of animals, many of whom captured her whole heart, Mira, Sugar, Shadow are just a few.
Most of all, she was the very best mom a little girl could ever want.
I love you Mom.
Cremation has taken place with a family service to follow. Please refer to Forest Haven for condolences.