The Casket - - Obituaries -

Fu­neral ser­vice for the late Mar­lene Marie Mac Millan, 80, Up­per South River, Antigo­nish County, was held Oc­to­ber 23 in King’s United Church, Loch Ka­trine, with Rev­erend Dr. L. Bradley Lit­tle of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial was in Cum­mings Cemetery, Up­per South River. Ashes will also be buried at Camp­burn Farm in the fam­ily cemetery at a later date.

Mrs. Mac Millan died Oc­to­ber 19, 2018, in St. Mary’s Memorial Hos­pi­tal, Sher­brooke, Guys­bor­ough County.

Read­ers at the fu­neral ser­vice were Brenda Tin­g­ley, Michael Mcginn and Ian Lit­tle. Thoughts of re­mem­brance were given by Bev­er­ley Lit­tle. Mu­sic was pro­vided by Mar­garet Macgre­gor Mac­don­ald, Lori Hor­nick, Corine Rehn, Alici alit­tle and or­gan­ist Emery Van de Wiel.

Urn bearer was Sa­muel Mcginn.

Tar­tan bear­ers were Ryan Mcginn and Pa­trick Mcginn.

Hon­orary pall­bear­ers were Greg and Shirley Gif­fin, Ron­nie and Ethel Gunn, Terry and Danna Tay­lor, Leo and Janet Dug­gan, Frank and Theresa Mac­don­ald, Grant and Janet Col­pitts, Ber­nadette Chisholm, Linda Rod­dick, Betty Macisaac, Dawn Howard, Bill Knox and Don But­ler.

Born De­cem­ber 9, 1937, at Camp­burn Farm, Har­vey Sta­tion, New Brunswick, she was the old­est child of the late Gil­bert and Ruth (Lit­tle) Ro­bi­son. She grew up on the farm, which raised prizewin­ning Jersey cat­tle and Cly­des­dale horses. She helped or­ches­trate two Ro­bi­son fam­ily re­unions and a Har­vey Set­tlers re­u­nion, which was held in Scot­land. She grad­u­ated from Har­vey High School in 1955, at­tended Fred­er­ic­ton Busi­ness School and, after a brief time in the work­force, went to NSAC to pur­sue a diploma in agri­cul­ture, where she met her hus­band, Don R. Mac Millan. They con­tin­ued to Mac­don­ald Col­lege, the agri­cul­tural cam­pus of Mcgill Univer­sity in Mon­treal. She com­pleted a BSC in Agri­cul­ture and was a mem­ber of the

Mac Class of 65. She served as life sec­re­tary for her class. She worked at farm man­age­ment in Truro, be­fore be­com­ing the re­gional 4-H rep for western Nova Sco­tia. In 1968, she was named pro­vin­cial 4-H su­per­vi­sor, a po­si­tion she held un­til after her mar­riage, when she chose to work along­side her hus­band in their fam­ily busi­ness ven­tures, Floraburn Farm and Flower Shop and Mac Millan’s Green­houses. In later years, she worked for Can­farm, the Nova Sco­tia Farm Loan and spent five sum­mers as an his­toric in­ter­preter at Sher­brooke Vil­lage. She or­ga­nized, sup­ported, en­cour­aged her two chil­dren and three grand­sons, whether in the au­di­ence at a Christ­mas concert, in the arena of a hockey rink, or on the side­lines of a 4-H show ring. She was ac­tive in the com­mu­nity and her church. She was a life mem­ber of King’s United Church UCW, and also served as an el­der, UCW pres­i­dent, and Sun­day school su­per­in­ten­dent in the church. She was in­stru­men­tal in form­ing the Loch Clover 4-H Club in the early 1980s. She en­joyed games of Scrab­ble, pho­tos, let­ter writ­ing and was an avid fol­lower of the Royal fam­ily. In her younger years, she en­joyed win­ter sports in­clud­ing skat­ing and down­hill ski­ing.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band of 46 years, Don; daugh­ter, Ruth (Michael) Mcginn, Water­nish; son, Scott, Heather­ton; three grand­sons, Ryan, Sa­muel and Pa­trick Mcginn; two sis­ters, Gail (Har­vey) Mac­don­ald, Bev­er­ley (Ross) Lit­tle, both of Har­vey Sta­tion, New Brunswick; two sis­tersin-law, Eve­lyn, Stewiacke; Bev­erly Mac Millan, Up­per South River; seven nieces, neph­ews and their fam­i­lies, Dar­ren, Lori, Corine,

Ian, Robert, Shawn, Ali­cia; nu­mer­ous cousins.

She was pre­de­ceased by brother, Gra­ham Ro­bi­son; in-laws, Don­ald D. and Laura Mac Millan; best friend, Eleanor Knox

Memorial dona­tions may be made to Cum­mings Cemetery, Up­per South River, or a 4-H Schol­ar­ship fund to be es­tab­lished in her mem­ory.

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