Louise Margaret Mailman
It is with profound sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved mother and grandmother, Louise Margaret Mailman, age 97, who passed peacefully on Saturday, May 1, 2021 in the palliative care unit of the Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville, Kings County, NS. Born in Digby, Louise, and her twin Lew, were the first born of the late Fred and Ruth (Scragg) Daley of Mount Pleasant. After completing her schooling in Digby, she travelled to Kentville and attended Mack Business College where she became skilled at typing and shorthand. Shortly after, she met and married Walter Mailman in August 1950. She put her career ambitions on hold for many years as they raised their family. After the children were settled in their own lives, Mom returned to the workforce using her secretarial skills at Camp Aldershot, Wandlyn Motor Inn and lastly at Acadia Divinity College as the secretary of the Dean of Theology. Along the way, she became a serious fan of needlework and quilting. Her projects of crochet with intricate designs were the envy of many. In her later years, she was an active member of the Kentville Baptist Church Lady Quilters and they together produced countless projects for sale and donation. Soon after, Mom and Dad discovered travelling. First in camping and then in trailering where they were active members of the North American Airstream Club. They travelled with their trailer to many destinations in the US and Canada. Later, they fancied bus tours which took them to Europe and across the US to as far as California where they visited with Mom's brother, Wallie (who she hadn't seen for 25+ years). However, in spite of their travels, they always returned to their private, little cottage at Trout Lake in New Albany, Annapolis County. It was their "special place", and it was not uncommon to see them sitting together in their sun porch, watching the beautiful Trout Lake sunsets, which are legendary. Mom continued to be active in her later years with her quilting and loved her Selfridge Street home. She resided there until 2014 and then moved to "assisted living" at Kings Riverside Court (five years) and onto Evergreen in 2019. Mom is survived by her children, Dr. Brian (Kelly) of Dartmouth and Sherry Veinotte (Sheldon) of Greenwich; along with her grandchildren, Christopher Ward (Sophie) of Annapolis Royal and Laura Beck (Jesse) of Montreal; also Mom's, sister, Irene Redmond of Shelburne and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter in 1994; her brothers, Lew, Wallie, Fred Jr., Bobby; sisters, Joyce Landers and Marjorie Wilson. Our family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Evergreen Home for Special Care for their kindness and compassion for Mom in her final years. As per her wish, cremation has taken place. Due to COVID-19 protocols, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family graveside service and gathering will take place at a later date. Donations in Moms memory may be made to the Pine Grove Cemetery or the Evergreen Home for Special Care - Palliative Care Unit. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.
No goodbyes, and you will be forever in our hearts.