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Mary Trask

Mary Elizabeth Trask

Saturday, April 7th, 1928 - Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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Mary Elizabeth Trask, 91 of Yarmouth passed away March 2, 2020 at The Meadows. Born April 7, 1928 in Portland Maine, she was the only daughter of the late Thomas Andrew and Eva Bertha (McKim) Drover. Mary moved to Amherst, Nova Scotia September 1929. Then to Kline Heights in Dartmouth October 22, 1930 to live in the house that her father built. She graduated from Saint Patrick’s High School in 1947. She then moved to Yarmouth to train as a nurse at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1952. She furthered her nursing career by getting her Postgraduate in Operating Room in 1953 in New Jersey. She returned to the Yarmouth Regional Hospital working as a general duty nurse, Outpatients Department Supervisor, Operating Room Supervisor and finally as Supervisor in the Central Supply Room from which she retired. She had worked in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital for 34 years.Mary was an avid reader; she read anything from biographies to religion. Her favorite books were murder mysteries. The family joke was we had all better sleep with one eye open. She was huge fan of the Royal Family, especially the Queen Mother.She is survived by her daughters, Ruth, Terrace BC; Anne (Shawn) Doucette, Wedgeport NS; son, Paul, Yarmouth NS; grandsons, Jon and Mark Doucette, Wedgeport NS; brother, Josiah, Halifax NS; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Charles and her brothers, Thomas and John “Jack”. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral by request. Memorial donations in Mary’s memory maybe made to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation or charity of choice.The family would like to thank the staff at the Meadows, especially those in Jay House for their excellent care and compassion. Thank you to Dr. Natalie Horton for her dedication to mom’s care.Online condolences may be sent to: Sweenysfh@eastlink.ca or you may sign the guestbook online at: www.sweenysfuneralhome.net
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    Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery
    Address
    Parade Street
    YARMOUTH, NS B5A 2M5
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Marilyn Moore

Posted at 07:48am
Ruth, Anne, and Paul - so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was a great person and I have many fond memories of Mary and baby-sitting all of you as you grew up. Many the night as I was walking from the living room, Mary and I would start talking about something (usually something to do with the hospital and nursing) and after about a half hour or so we were still talking at the door!
Mary planted the seeds for me and eventually after my husband Paul died, I went to Burridge and studied for my LPN.
I have many memories of your family and how Mary was always ready to come across the street to help with my Mom or Dad.
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Marilyn (Thompson) Moore
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Patti d’Entremont

Posted at 11:48am
Anne and family, sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Although I had not seen her in many years I have many fond memories of fun times at your house back in the day. My condolences to you and your family.
Patti d’Entremont (Goodwin)
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Denise B Doucette

Posted at 10:48am
Ruth, Anne & Paul, so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a Nursing Instructor to my mother & to myself-very kind & fair with a sense of humor! The door to your home was always open to us. Thank you for the memories. Sincerely, Denise B Doucette Rhode Island
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