Margaret  Smith

Margaret Jean Smith

Friday, August 23rd, 1940 - Saturday, May 11th, 2019
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SMITH, Margaret Jean – age 78 of Dayton Yarmouth Co., passed away peacefully at the break of dawn on March 9, 2019 at Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Yarmouth August 23, 1940 she was a daughter to Earl and Alma (Killam) Smith. What Mom lacked in stature she certainly made up for with a strong will. She exhibited great tenacity when confronting her challenges in life which, along with many other things, included fighting cancer – and she beat it. She was always pleased to chat with old friends and acquaintances as she went about her daily routine, but her passion for gardening gave her the greatest satisfaction. When her tasks were completed she would sit outside in her favorite chair in the garden to unwind and have time with her thoughts. As summer gave way to fall, preparations for the Christmas season permeated her every thought. She loved everything about Christmas. Trips to Wheatons were a big part of those preparations. She would get so excited about what to do with the treasures she was bringing home. She is survived by her daughter, Heather Crosby, Arcadia; sons, Paul (Tracy) Durkee, Brooklyn; Ralph Durkee B.C. Grandchildren, Bryan, Jamie, Megan, Kristin, Jade; and great grandchildren, Evan, Audrey and Anna. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her brothers, Ronald, Harris and Harry. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. A graveside service will be held in Arcadia Cemetery at a later date with Rev. A.D. “Bill” Newell officiating. Donations in memory made be made to Friends of T.N.R. and Fidelis House in Kentville. Online condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guestbook on-line at:
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Jim and Viola Allen

Posted at 08:27pm
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother and grandmother. We pray that God will grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time!

Geral and Ellen Robinson Posted at 10:24pm

Our condolences we just want you to know we are thinking of you ,Paul,Heather,Ralph and families,, may God hold you all close in the palm of His hand,and give you peace and comfort,, Geral and Ellen Robinson

Rhys Williams

Posted at 10:24pm
So sorry Heather. Thinking of you.
Love, Rhys.

Jennifer Mullen

Posted at 06:30pm
My sincere condolences Heather, Bryan, and Jamie.

Jennifer Mullen

Joan Doucette

Posted at 05:08pm
Hi. My name is Joan.. I would like to sorry for your lost.. she was always so nice and friendly to us. Always in conversation. Always telling us stories.. she would always make us some goodies around xmas. Will miss her for sure.

Lisa Adams Posted at 08:55pm

Heather and Paul im truly sorry for your lost ,your mother was one of a kind,I will miss our chats of what she would like to do outside or we would converse about our love of wheatons and christmas or just about our passion of painting.I will miss you Jean xo

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