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Marjorie Eileen COOMBS
Père : Leinus Coombs
Mère : Violet Eddy
Décès le : 2008-12-05
Parution : 2008-12-07
Conjoint(e) : John MacGibbon, BALL
Paru dans : Ebitiaries.ca

Mrs. Marjorie Eileen Ball July 14, 1922 - December 5, 2008 BALL (MacGibbon), Majorie 86, Dartmouth, passed away on December 3, 2008, at home. Born in Halifax, she lived most of her life in Sydney, a daughter of the late Leinus and Violet (Eddy) Coombs. She was a graduate of Sydney Academy and the Glace Bay General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a staff nurse at Sydney City Hospital for many years and directed the Student Nurses' Choral group. A well known soprano throughout the Maritimes, she studied voice with M.J. Ballah, Sydney, and later with Mae Taylor Walshman. She was a soprano soloist at First United Church for several years and later at St. Andrews United Church, Sydney. She had leading roles in several Rotary productions in the 1950's. In the 60's and 70's she was frequently heard with the Halifax Chamber Orchestra from the CBC studios in Halifax toured Newfoundland and Nova Scotia with the Halifax Symphony. She was a charter member and soloist with the Cape Breton Chorale. Marjorie was an avid gardener, enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, needlework, and will be remembered for her kind heart and positive outlook on life. She was a member of St. Mark's Church, Coxheath , Cape Breton. While there, she was a member of the A.C.W., Church Council, and directed the Junior Choir. After moving to Dartmouth in 1998 to reside with her daughter, she joined the Woodlawn United Church Chancel Choir. Over the past year she enjoyed regular visits in her home from Rev. Edwin Ebsary, Church of the Holy Spirit. She is survived by her daughter, Pam Taylor, Dartmouth; and grandson, Adam, also of Dartmouth. She is also survived by her stepchildren, Ian Ball, Aspotogan; Kevin (Donna MacInnis) Ball, Halifax; stepgrandchildren, Jennifer, Jason, Brian; great granddaughter, Zola; sister, Lorraine (Alfred) Hutchins, Coxheath; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, John MacGibbon in 1979, and second husband, Max Ball, in 1994. She was also predeceased by her brother, Evelyn Francis Coombs in 1939, and an infant son, Francis Alexander in 1946. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. At her request, there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday December 8 at Christ the King Church, Sydney, Rev. Frederick Rhymes officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment in St. Mark's Cemetery, Coxheath. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to family by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

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