Mary "Edith" Hannigan

Saturday, July 2nd, 1927 - Friday, January 29th, 2021
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Mary "Edith" Hannigan of Yarmouth, NS, passed away at the age of 93, peacefully and with grace, on Friday, January 29th, 2021, with her loving family at her side.
She was the daughter of the late Edmund and Loretta (Blauvelt) Doucette.
Prior to her marriage, she worked at the Cotton Mill and the Grand Hotel. She married Leo Hannigan of New Waterford, NS, in 1946, and resided there for the next thirty years raising seven children. Following his death in 1973, she returned to her hometown of Yarmouth. Strong in her Catholic faith, she was a devoted member of St. Ambrose Parish, and was a member of the CWL for the past 44 years. Edith enjoyed her time as a member of Seniors Kicking Country Line Dancers and was a very talented seamstress. She also enjoyed doing a variety of crafts.
Quiet and gentle in her demeanor, Edith was truly stoic in regard to her declining health.
Edith was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her sons, Gerry (Deyna), Jim (Cindy), Kip (Darlene), daughters, Ann (Victor), Sharon (Josh), Lois (Harry), and Lorna (Brian), many nieces and nephews, especially nieces, Patti Doucette, and Diana Doucette, 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 4 great- great grandchildren, as well as sister in laws, Alice Durdle, Edna Hannigan, and Norma Hannigan.
Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Nelson, Clayton, Bernard, Melbourne, Lorne, sisters, Irma, Victorine, son and daughter in infancy.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Cain for her dedicated care of their Mother, as well as, Yarmouth Argyle Support Services, Kentville VON Continuing Care, and Valley Regional Hospital doctors and nurses. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sweeney's Funeral Home, Yarmouth.Funeral Service will be Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 10 am from the St. Ambrose Co Cathedral. Interment in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery. Father Henry Smolenaars officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be limited seating, and public health protocols will be in place. There will be a live stream of the funeral service on St Ambrose Co Cathedral Web page . Online condolences may be sent to, or you may sign the guestbook online at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice.

God’s greatest gift returned to God “Our Mother.”
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 4th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Thursday, February 4th, 2021 10:00am
    Saint Ambrose Co Cathedral
    45 Albert St
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    Father Henry Smolenaars
  • Interment

    Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery
    Forrest Street
    Yarmouth County, NS
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Donations are being accepted for: YARMOUTH HOSPITAL FOUNDATION.


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Cynthia Lee

Posted at 09:15pm
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. I'm sad to have never met her. May Gods comfort surround you at this time.

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Posted at 08:48am
With heartfelt condolences, To Kip, Darlene & Family
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Victoria King

Posted at 05:09pm
Sincere condolences to all her family, Edith was such a sweet, kind hearted person, it was a pleasure knowing her.
Vicki King.

Dora Amirault

Posted at 12:31pm
So sorry to hear about Edith Passing. She Line danced with us for about 20 years. She was one of the nicest sweetest ladies I ever met. Always so kind to everyone. It was a real pleasure to have her in our group. My deepest sympathies to all her family!


Posted at 08:10pm
Kip and Darlene and family, we were so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. We hope all of the wonderful memories you have bring you comfort and joy at this difficult time. Sending lots of love and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Sharon & Doug Ettinger

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