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Florence Mildred MAHONEY
Père : Joseph Maurice MAHONEY
Mère : Edith Jane ACKER
Décès le : 2005-01-10
Parution : 2005-01-13
Conjoint(e) : Donald MacKinnon, Charles Leach
Paru dans : Telegraph Journal, St. John, NB

LEACH-MacKINNON, FLORENCE MILDRED - Halifax and Rothesay. Age 87. Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 10th at the Mira Nursing Home, Truro, NS. Born 23rd of December, 1917, in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Florence was the oldest child of the late Joseph Maurice Mahoney and Edith Jane Acker. She grew up in a farming and fishing community with her eight brothers and sisters. Bright and intensely competitive, she left Shelburne shortly after high school to work in the big city, Saint John, New Brunswick. There, she met Charles Leach and settled down to raise a family in Rothesay. She and her husband were active in church and community affairs, including the accounting bodies, sports groups and the IODE. Following the death of Charles in 1963, she dedicated herself to her young family while remaining active by leading confirmation classes and chairing the executive of Symphony N.B. Her new spring bonnet was anxiously awaited by all. In 1968, she met and married Don MacKinnon and moved to Halifax to support him in his role as director of the Society of Management Accountants for Atlantic Canada. With the new marriage came two younger boys, Donald and David, and two older boys, Rodger and Richard from Don's previous marriage. In addition to raising a second family, she went back to work for the federal government where her work ethic resulted in the extension of her employment in six month increments until the age of 69 when she felt it was time to move aside. At the time of her retirement, Mathew Hume, her grandson, moved in with her and as he grew, he became the focus of her life. Much as her home was for her first children, she opened her home to Matt's friends on the premise that it was better to have them at hand and know what they were doing, than having them out loose in the community. Florence had aspirations of becoming a lawyer as the Irving Oil company learned much to their chagrin. She was a tiger when it came to objecting the building of a new service station in Rothesay. This fire and passion carried her through her life and to her family and friends demonstrated the power of living a full and complete life. Survived by sons Stephen, Edward, Donald, Rodger and Richard; daughter Ann Hume; sisters Lola Carscaden and Ina McKay; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husbands Charles Leach and Donald MacKinnon; brothers Warren, Alvin and Henry; sisters Margaret, Bertha and Alice. Visitation at J.A. Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax, 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 pm Friday, January 14th. Memorial service to be held at Snow's Funeral Home on Saturday, January 15th at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Email condolences to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

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