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 Roberta Jessie <I>Fergus</I> Galbraith

Roberta Jessie Fergus Galbraith

Birth
Scotsburn, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death 27 Aug 2012 (aged 85)
New Glasgow, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Burial Pictou, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Memorial ID 131651584 · View Source
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GALBRAITH, Roberta , passed away peacefully at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on Monday, August 27 with her family at her side. She was born April 9, 1927 in Scotsburn, a daughter of the late David and Jessie (Arthur) Fergus. She
was predeceased by her first husband, James Turner, and her second husband, John Galbraith. She was also predeceased by brothers, David and Arthur; sister, Mae Toole; and son-in-law, Robert Hogg. She is survived by children, Sylvia Hogg;
Jean (Jimmy) McDowell; Barb (Murray) Porter; and Vernon, all of Pictou; Jack (Karen), England; sister, Lexie Watters, Scotsburn; brother, Leonard (Lucielle) Fergus, Ontario; and Charles (Marg) Fergus, Trenton; grandchildren, David,
Jimmy and Bruce McDowell; Lori and Barb Hogg; Johnathan Porter, John Edward Galbraith; great grandchildren, Tyler and Hayley McDowell; Kyle and Jamie McDowell; Addison and Lydia McDowell;Mason and Malaya Porter; sister-in-law May (James) Clarke, Brantford, Ontario; Florence (Doug) Siddal, Pictou; and many nieces and nephews. Her love and devotion for her family was very evident, and they loved her in return. She was known as “Nan” to the Halliday family (Bill,
Linda and children) who she loved dearly. In her younger days, Roberta worked for many years at Stedman’s, and then spent many years at home raising her family, with a short time working at the Shiretown Nursing Home. She excelled in
baking, was an avid knitter and beautiful crocheter. Gardening was also another passion, and she could be seen daily in her sun room doing puzzles. Roberta was a
devoted member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Pictou, and was involved in her church. The family would like to express their deepest thanks to the very special doctors and nurses at the Aberdeen Hospital in the Emergency and
Intensive Care Units, who attended our beloved mother. Their care and compassion helped us through this trying time. The family would like to thank everyone for their kind support and prayers. At Roberta’s request there will be no
visitation or funeral service. A private family graveside service will be held in Seaview Cemetery, with Rev. Barb Fotheringham officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice.


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  • Created by: Jody MacKeil
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131651584
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roberta Jessie Fergus Galbraith (9 Aug 1927–27 Aug 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131651584, citing Seaview Cemetery, Pictou, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada ; Maintained by Jody MacKeil (contributor 47631621) .