Margaret Elizabeth Black
Black, Margaret Elizabeth (Howard)-
With great sadness, but with recognition of a life well
lived, the family of Margaret Elizabeth Black announce that she passed
away peacefully in her 108th year at her residence, the Church of St.
John and St. Stephen Nursing Home, on January 11, 2017 surrounded by
her loving family. Margaret was born on October 11, 1909 to the late
William J. and Eliza A. (Humphrey) Howard. She was predeceased by 2
sisters and 6 brothers, as well as her husband, Roy C. Black (1995)
and daughter, Carole Ann (Black) Laird (2010).
Marg was a full time homemaker who loved her home, and filled
it with amazing crafts such as tole paintings and hand knitted or
crocheted items. She will long be remembered for her cooking skills,
especially her doughnuts and tea biscuits. She had been a long time
member of the I.O.D.E., and an adherent of Main Street Baptist Church,
where she taught Sunday school. She enjoyed many summers at the family
cottage at Carter’s Point on the Saint John River.
Margaret is survived by her son and daughter- in-
law, Dave and Faye Black, and their daughters, Patricia ( Ken Lirette
),her son Andrew of Perth, Australia; Dale, and her sons Nicholas and
Nathan Devost ; Heather (Black) Collins ( Dave ) , all of
Saint John, and Son Greg of Ottawa. She is also survived by
grandchildren Diane (Laird) McCloskey (Mike); Heather Laird; Colleen
(Laird) Lundholm (Paul); and Steven (Stefanie) Laird and twelve great
grand-children, nine of whom reside in the United States. Also
surviving are several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the friendly and
caring staff at the Church of St. John and St. Stephen Nursing Home
for the compassionate care shown to Margaret during her 3 year
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of
Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint
John (634-7424), with
visitation on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, and from
1-2 pm on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at which time the
funeral service will be held. A reception will be held immediately
following the service at Brenan’s Reception Center. A private family
service of internment will be held at a later time in the spring. In
lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to RiverCross
Church, Canadian Cancer Society, the Arthritis Society, or a charity
of the donor’s choice. www.brenansfh.com.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Margaret Elizabeth Black – 1909-2017.source
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