print this page
close this page
Bookmark and Share

Josephine Helen "Peggy" Hamlin


Josephine Helen "Peggy" Hamlin

Josephine Helen "Peggy" (Greenough) Hamlin

April 28, 1939 - November 18, 2022.

It is with heavy hearts that we let everyone know that our mother Peggy passed away peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2022 at home, with family members at her side and filling her home. Peggy or "Mama" to many, was born in Pereau, Nova Scotia to the late Benjamin and Kathleen (MacNut) Greenough.

At a very early age Peggy’s mother passed away and Peggy and her siblings were placed with foster families. Peggy’s foster family being Madeline and Laurie Banks. Thankfully, years later, Peggy would re-connect with all of her siblings. In 1959 she met and married the love of her life, George Hamlin. After moving around Nova Scotia and New Brunswick for many years, throughout George’s career with the Irving Oil Company, the family happily settled in The Forties, N.S, their little piece of heaven.

To Peggy, her faith, her friends, and her community meant everything, but above all, came FAMILY. Her love, dedication and support was felt in all that she did. The home baked meals, the beautiful handmade quilts, the delicious baked goods, the thoughtful gifts and visits, her hospitality and love, all generously and happily given. And in a humble and modest manner, never seeking credit.

Peggy was an active and faithful member of the St. Augustine’s Church in the Forties and served as a Lay Minister for over 20 years. Peggy helped with and conducted many services over the years and brought comfort to many. A faithful and devoted servant, she selflessly maintained her Lay Ministry for as long as she was able. Peggy also was a dedicated member of the St. Augustine Guild, Forties Garden Club and the Golden Age Club. She was a big supporter of the Forties Community Centre as well, working at their suppers and donating countless baked goods. Along with her husband George, she also volunteered with the New Ross Farmer’s Association. Very much a pillar of the community.

A devoted and loving mother, Peggy is survived by her four children, Susan (Dana) Reeves, Forties; George (Nancy) Hamlin, Canard; Scott (Kathy) Hamlin, New Ross; and Kathleen (Neil) McDow, Forties. Peggy was very proud of her nine grandchildren, Nathan, Nicole, Nyles, Rhea, Joshua, Andrew, Adam, Amy and Alex. And much love for her seven great grandchildren, Akara, Lexie, Larissa, Lawson, Josephine, Madeline and Wyatt. Her large family will be her legacy. Peggy also has a brother George (Amelda) from Alberta, and it was wonderful that they had two recent visits.

Besides her husband George, Peggy was predeceased by her brothers, Frederick, Sam, and Garfield; sister Leah and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Peggy’s family would like to thank the many friends, family and medical professionals that have supported her over the last weeks and months. Lunenburg County VON, the medical staff at Valley Regional Hospital, her family doctor, Dr. Gunn and her specialist Dr. Parker, to name a few. Peggy has enjoyed the many visits, meals, treats and phone calls, all which showed the love that people have for her.

Visitation will be held at the Forties Community Centre from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 and a Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 26 in the St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, the Forties. This service will be conducted by Reverend Judi Phillips and various Lay Ministers. As this is a somewhat small church, there will be some outdoor seating set up as well. For those unable to attend, a video webcast of the service will be available on-line on Sunday, November 27. Following the service, Peggy will be laid to rest beside her husband George in the St. Augustine's Anglican Church Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Forties Community Centre. So please come and share some time with Peggy’s family and remember and celebrate this special and much-loved woman. Donations in Peggy’s memory can be made to St. Augustine’s Church, New Ross Fire Department or any charity of your choice. 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 and inquiries please visit:

>Click here to View Condolences
Service Date
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Service Time
10:00 a.m.
Service Location
St. Augustine's Anglican Church, The Forties, Nova Scotia

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Visitation Time
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Visitation Location
The Forties Community Centre, The Forties, Nova Scotia

Burial Location
St. Augustine's Anglican Church Cemetery

Requested Charity
St. Augustine’s Church, New Ross Fire Department or any charity of your choice.