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Mary Hilda Sawler


Mary Hilda Sawler

Mary Hilda (Corbett) Sawler – age 84, of North Alton, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021 in Valley Hospice, Kentville. Born in Wolfville, she was a daughter of the late Murray and Effie (Redden) Corbett.

Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had a gentle spirit and was a kind and faithful person, always accepting people for who they are. Mary overcame many obstacles throughout her lifetime and was proud to have achieved her high school diploma at the age of 73. She was a member and choir member of the North Alton Baptist Church. Mary had a love of music which has been passed from generation to generation, she enjoyed playing the guitar, singing, writing songs and professionally recorded 10 of her original songs on an album.

Mary is survived by five daughters, Barbara Kingsley, Linda Leonard, Margaret Hiltz, Karen Crouse and Janet Hiltz; brother, Raymond Corbett; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; step-sons, David and Kenneth Sawler; stepdaughter, Mary MacKinnon; three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; and three step-brothers, David, Chris and Bobby. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Eldon Sawler; infant daughter, Betty; son, Larry; sisters, Lorraine Burton and Audrey Benjamin; brothers, George and Clifford Corbett; great-grandson, Cole; step-brother, Adam; as well as four nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021 in the North Alton Baptist Church, North Alton, Reverend Virginia DeAdder and Reverend June Keddy officiating. A video webcast will be available following the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021. A private, family interment will take place at Elm Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the North Alton Baptist Church or Diabetes Canada. In accordance with the Nova Scotia Proof of Full Vaccination Policy, proof of full vaccination will be required to attend visitations, services and receptions held in or by the White Family Funeral Home. All other COVID-19 protocols will be followed, including wearing a mask during the service.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences, inquiries and to view the webcast, please visit

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Service Date
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Service Time
2:00 p.m.
Service Location
North Alton Baptist Church

There will be no visitation, by request.

Burial Location
A private family interment will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill.

Requested Charity
North Alton Baptist Church or Diabetes Canada