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Mary Elizabeth (Bigelow) Johnson


Mary Elizabeth (Bigelow) Johnson

Mary Elizabeth (Bigelow) Johnson - 83, of Habitant, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Valley Hospice, Kentville surrounded by her loving family. Born in Blomidon, she was a daughter of the late Burdette and Lillian Bigelow. Mary was a friend to all and was the life of any gathering. She loved playing cards, doing the puzzle in the Friday paper, and playing Radio Bingo on Monday nights. She worked at Hostess Chip plant for many years prior to moving to Ottawa in 1979. While in Ottawa, she was a Resident Property Manager at Rockcliffe Arms Apartment Building, where she met many friends who loved her dearly. She retired and moved back home to Canning to care for elderly parents in 2003. She always loved company and having laughs. She was quick witted and full of fun. She loved watching the birds and continued to feed them even when her days became difficult. She looked forward to her hummingbirds coming in May and would prepare a special mixture in her feeders just for them. Mary is survived by sons, Michael Greenwood (Cindy McClair), Habitant and Geoff (Darlene) Johnson, Ottawa; daughters, Catherine (Donnie) Kay, Dartmouth and Karen (Peter) Comuzzi, Hatchet Lake, brother John (Janet Colpitts) Bigelow, Dartmouth and sister-in-law, Mary Bigelow, Habitant. She has nine granddaughters, two grandsons, 13 great-granddaughters, two great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Tammy Hines; sister, Louise West; and brother, Lawrence Bigelow. The family would like to thank the staff at Valley Hospice for the exceptional care, compassion and love given to our beautiful Mother. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held in Habitant Cemetery. A video webcast of the service will be available on July 3. A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2022 in the Canning Fire Hall, 977 J Jordan Road, Canning, NS. Masks and physical distancing are strongly recommended. Donations in memory may be made to the Valley Hospice Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. To view the video webcast and for on-line condolences please visit:

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Service Date
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Service Time
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Service Location
Canning Fire Hall, 977 J Jordan Road, Canning, Nova Scotia

There will be no visitation, by request.

Burial Date
Private Family Interment
Burial Location
Habitant Cemetery, Habitant, Nova Scotia

Requested Charity
Valley Hospice Foundation