HICKEY, Mar­jorie ‘Marj’


Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam -

It is with pro­found sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of Mar­jorie Ruth Hickey. ‘Marj’ passed away Wed­nes­day, May 10, 2017 at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hospi­tal, Syd­ney, sur­rounded by her de­voted fam­ily. She was two days short of her 95th birth­day.

Marj was born in Syd­ney to the late Lou and Christie Ann (Murchi­son) Mof­fatt on May 12, 1922.

Be­sides her par­ents, she was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Stu­art; broth­ers, Arnold and Robert Mof­fatt, and sis­ter, Eve­lyn Pol­lett.

Marj is sur­vived by her chil­dren, John (Anne), Antigo­nish, David, Syd­ney, Bruce (Jan­ice), Toronto and Ali­son, Hal­i­fax; grand­chil­dren, Evan (Tanya), Toronto, Robyn and Clare, Toronto, and great-grand­son, De­clan.

Marj grew up in Syd­ney and at­tended Syd­ney Acad­emy. She was al­ways full of fun and ready for any ad­ven­ture, be it sail­ing on the har­bour in a home­made snipe or fly­ing over Syd­ney in a sin­gle en­gine plane. At 17, she went to Mt. ‘A’, where she de­vel­oped her artis­tic tal­ent in ap­plied arts and also took a sec­re­tar­ial course. Upon re­turn­ing to Syd­ney, she worked at the un­em­ploy­ment in­sur­ance of­fice. In 1941, she be­came one of the first women to fly coast to coast on a com­mer­cial air­line, fly­ing from Syd­ney to Vic­to­ria, BC. Af­ter work­ing for a year in Vic­to­ria, she re­turned to Syd­ney. ‘Mum’ would say she, “met her fate” when she met Stu­art, owner and man­ager of Crow­ell’s Depart­ment Store. They were mar­ried in 1947. Marj and Stu­art had 53 won­der­ful years to­gether. They spent many happy sum­mers at their cot­tage in In­go­nish. In later years, Marj en­joyed time in In­go­nish with fam­ily, in­clud­ing her sis­ter-in-law/friend, Jeanette Mof­fatt. Marj and Stu­art trav­elled ex­ten­sively and were very ac­tive in their church, St. An­drew’s United. Marj loved to play bridge and be­longed to sev­eral clubs. She had a tremen­dously pos­i­tive out­look on life and she re­tained her great sense of hu­mour and wry wit to the end. Her sage ad­vice and un­fail­ing love and sup­port will be sorely missed by her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren.

The fam­ily wishes to thank the doc­tors and staff of the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hospi­tal, as well as the staff at North­side At Home Care for their com­pas­sion­ate at­ten­tion.

Visi­ta­tion will take place at Syd­ney Me­mo­rial Chapel on Friday, May 12 from 7-9 p.m. A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held in the chapel on Satur­day, May 13 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Rose­mary Godin of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment in Hard­wood Hill Ceme­tery.

Memo­ri­als may be to a char­ity of your choice.

Words of com­fort can be sent to the fam­ily at www. syd­neymemo­ri­alchapel.ca or email syd­neymemo­ri­alchapel@ ns.sym­pa­tico.ca.

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