We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of a dear wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Mary "Cecilia" Harding on December 23, 2021 at the New Waterford Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Mary was born on November 22, 1948 in New Waterford, the daughter of Howard and Theresa (MacGillivray) Sullivan of New Waterford. Along with her loving husband, Dave, Mary owned and operated “Mary’s Gifts” on Plummer Avenue in New Waterford for 27 Years. During that time, Mary made many lifelong friendships, donated to multiple charities on numerous occasions and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it.
Another passion of Mary’s was gardening, mainly flowers, and did she ever love her flowers. The love for gardening lead to a second business venture “Mary’s Blooming Flowers” for 7 years . Mary brought her beautiful floral arrangements overflowing with colorful blooms to many returning customers year after year.
Mary is survived by her husband Dave, two Daughters Susie Conrod, Christine (Bucky) Walzak of New Waterford son David (Kristen) Harding Halifax. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren Blake, Brett, Hope, Tyler and Taya, 7 Great grandchildren Brooklynn, Summer, Abby, Jaxson, Addison, Azam and Peyton.
Mary will be sadly missed by her 5 brothers and sisters, Joe (Sandra) Sullivan, Tommy (Sherry) Sullivan Gerry (Candice) Sullivan, Terry (Marie) Sullivan, Howard Sullivan, Colleen Poulain and Agnes (Willard) Roach. Special family and friends Bernadette Conrad, Martha Ropeck and many other close relatives and friends
Mary is predeceased by her parents Howard and Theresa Sullivan, brother John (Tackers) Sullivan, brother in-law Harry Poulain.
Cremation has taken place under the Care and Direction of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
There will be no visitation or service as per request. Burial will take place at a later date.
Donations in Mary’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society Of Nova Scotia or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
He Only Takes The Best
God saw she was getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around her, and whispered “Come with Me”. With tearful eyes we watched her suffer, and saw her fade away, although we love her dearly, we could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best. Although her heart stop beating , her love will always remain. Her absence puts upon our hearts, a very heavy strain. For now she is in a place of everlasting rest, we just have to understand that God, he only takes the best.