Margaret Ann (Palmer) Curry
It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret Curry (nee Palmer) announce her peaceful death at the age of 86 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, with family at her side. Margaret was born as the second of five daughters of E. Grace and Gerald Palmer in Middleton. She will be missed dearly by her children, Stephen, Cheryl and Gerald and many friends and extended family.
Margaret attended Middleton Regional High School where she was part of the Provincial Basketball School Team in 1953, a team that is on the Middleton Wall of Fame. She attended Truro Normal College and went on to teach at Wilmot and Highbury schools and was a substitute teacher at New Minas Elementary after moving to the area. Margaret married her high school sweetheart Blake in August 1957 and celebrated 54 years of marriage before his death in 2012. They were square dancers in their earlier years and spent many enjoyable times at the family cottage at Trout Lake on "Curry’s Isle".
She also enjoyed family get-togethers and entertaining with her sisters, who she spoke to daily, as "The Palmer Girls". Margaret was a charter member of Orchard Valley United Church (formerly New Minas United), a faithful member of the church choir and was very active in the church. She often got together with friends for games of cards. Margaret liked playing radio bingo, watching curling and Jeopardy and all things Toronto…Blue Jays, Raptors and Maple Leafs. She proudly showed off her pictures of her great-grandchildren, "her angels", any chance she got and was active in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Margaret will be missed by her son, Stephen (Kathleen), Truro; daughter, Cheryl Hill, New Minas; son, Gerald (Heather), New Minas; grandchildren, Jacob Curry (Jenn Mantin), Truro; Mitchell Curry, New Minas; Samantha LeDrew (Adam), Norwich, ON; Brandon Hiltz (Davin Campbell), Grand Prairie, AB; Rachel LaPierre (Colin), Truro; Kaylan Hill (Marco Ronz), Lower Sackville; Duncan Hill (Sarah Wilson), Lower Sackville; Lyam Curry (Emily Ward), New Minas; Reghan Hiltz (Zach Walsh), Kentville; Marnie Hill, New Minas; and eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Audrey Newbery, Kentville; Mary Muise, Middleton and Nancy (Don) Hussey, Hantsport.
She was predeceased by her parents, E. Grace (Dunn) and Gerald Palmer; husband, Blake; sister, Phyllis Martin; brother, Robert Sipprell and brothers-in-law, Bob Newbery, Buddy Martin and Carl Muise.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 20th from 6-8 p.m. in the White Family Funeral Home, Kenville where the funeral service (with video webcast) will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21st, Judith Norton officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Orchard Valley United Church, Arthritis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Thank you to all staff on Medical A Unit of Valley Regional Hospital, Dr. Mulherin and Dr. Broaders for the excellent care they took of our mother while in hospital, VON Home Services, Senior Home Care by Angels, Dr. Gunn. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. To view the video webcast and for online condolences or inquiries please3 visit: www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.
Rest in Peace Mom
You will be forever missed but will live on in our hearts and memories.