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Marion Eleanor Sawler


Marion Eleanor Sawler

Marion Eleanor (Walsh) (Miles) Sawler – 92, of Highbury, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Brice and Mona (Davidson) Walsh and stepdaughter of the late Leora (Schofield) Walsh.

Prior to retirement, Marion worked for various industries, including in the kitchen at Windsor Payzant Memorial Hospital, Hostess Foods and picking apples. She was also a member of the Melva Walkers Kidney Foundation. Marion was a loving wife, exceptional mother and proud grandmother. She enjoyed old sit-coms, playing card games with friends, Lexicon puzzles, music and bingo. She loved animals, big or small, and had a special fondness for cats.

Marion is survived by her children, David Miles of Hantsport and Rosella Gillis of Highbury; chosen daughter, Sandra (James) Braham of Bishopville; sisters, Maxine (Max) Blackmore of Kentville and Eva (Roy) VanBuskirk of Greenwich; grandchildren, Michael Miles, Edison Miles, John (Krista) Gillis, Georgina Hiltz and Sherri Hiltz-Kane (Dana Kane); great-grandchildren, Nicole Fougere, Cameron Miles, Violet Miles, Oron Hiltz-Kane and Louis Miles; great-great-grandchildren, Lila and Jack Fougere and Tobby Cole.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Leslie Frank Miles and second husband, Edison Sawler; daughter, Donna Hiltz; sons-in-law, Jeff Hiltz and Angus Gillis; daughter-in-law, Cindy Miles; brothers, Ron Croft, Brice Walsh and Burt Walsh; sister, Ella Ruggles; and brother-in-law, Vernon Ruggles.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022 in Avonport Baptist Church, Avonport. Pastor Eva VanBuskirk and Reverend Gary Manthorne officiating. Interment will take place in Lower Horton Cemetery, Grand Pre. Donations in memory may be made to the SPCA-Kings Branch, Canadian Liver Foundation or the Kidney Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

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Service Date
Friday, September 23, 2022
Service Time
2:00 p.m.
Service Location
Avonport Baptist Church, Avonport, NS

There will be no visitation, by request.

Burial Location
Lower Horton Cemetery, Grand Pre

Requested Charity
SPCA - Kings Branch, Canadian Liver Foundation or Kidney Foundation