A beautiful golden heart stopped beating and two hands are now at rest. It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, and friend, Mary Catherine Day (Beaton, Hall) on Saturday June 19, 2021.
Mary was born on September 6, 1925 in Point Aconi, Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. She was the daughter of Roderick and Annie (Forrest) Beaton. She is the last surviving member of her family. Mom was widowed in 1966 and left to raise ten children. In 1971, she came to Chipman on a vacation with her sister, the late Julie Haugen. At that time, she met her second husband, Amos Day. They were married on October 23, 1971. She was welcomed into the Day family by Amos’s son Darrell, wife Barbara, son Troy, and later by their daughter Darla. She was loved and respected all these years and we are forever grateful.
Mary was a very active and involved lady. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #74 and Ladies Auxiliary where she held various positions, the most recent being Sergeant at Arms. She loved quilting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, crafts, bingo, card games, her soap operas, the Toronto Blue Jays, and Toronto Maple Leafs.
She enjoyed cooking and baking for all her family and friends. Mary was a life-time member of the Chipman Women’s Institute. She was most active with the Chipman Senior Citizen’s Club where she performed in many skits and plays and she made all her costumes by hand. She was chosen First Princess and later Ms. Senior Citizen of the Year in 1988.
Mary loved music and her favorite performers were George Jones, Rita MacNeil, and Stompin’ Tom Connors. She loved to travel with her friends to the Irish Festivals, bingo games, and quilting fairs. She made hundreds of handmade quilts and afghan blankets and gave them to family and friends across Canada. She knitted many baskets full of mittens and socks for the Chipman Community Christmas telethon. Mary loved the lottery and scratch tickets and chose the same numbers forever.
She is survived by her step-son Darrell (Barbara) and children Glen (Elizabeth), Rodina, Frances, Donnie, Valarie, Vincent, and George. She has many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great children, nieces, and nephews. Predeceased by two husbands, Archibald Hall and Amos Day; sons Joseph, Murray, and Lawrence Hall; granddaughter Tracey Bond, and son-in-law Russell Bond.
A special thank you to her daughter-in-law Elizabeth Hall, the ladies at the Chipman Memorial Veterans Complex, Wanda Doherty, Ella Bishop, Pauline Jackson, and all her family and friends.
Mary was always a happy and kind person with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye.
Mom you have won the grand prize in heaven and your card is now full!
A celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021 from the Second Chipman United Baptist Church at 2:00 pm. Visitation will occur at the church from 12:00-1:45pm followed directly by a funeral service. Pall bearers are her grandchildren, Mathew Parks, Troy Day, and Steven Hall. Urn Bearer, Mathew Parks.
Interment will be held at a later date at a family burial plot in the Saint Joseph’s Cemetery in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #74 in Chipman, the Chipman Food Bank, or the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are in the compassionate care of the Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium (339-6612). Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Mary Catherine Day Beaton-Hall 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Chipman, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick