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Shirley Haggart

Black Point - Shirley Haggart. It is with sadness that the family of Aileen Shirley Haggart announce that Shirley passed away peacefully on January 13, 2019 at the Aberdeen Hospital after a short illness. Shirley was the cherished sister of Joan Haggart (Winston Hetherington) of Ottawa; Sandy Haggart (Alma) of Ottawa; Susan Robinson (Stanley) of Little Harbour; Charles Haggart (Petty) of Toronto; and Ross Haggart (Diana) of Ottawa; loving aunt to her nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews: Margo Guerette, Jamie Forsythe, Anne Forsythe, Blayne Haggart, Jason Haggart, Allison Haggart, Navin Ramrattan, Dylan Haggart, Meredith Haggart, Kevin Guerette, David Guerette, Aidan Forsythe, Bronwyn Forsythe, Chelsea Belanger, Daphne Belanger, Olivia Ramrattan, and Marcus Ramrattan. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Margaret Aileen (Dahr) and James Garfield Haggart of Black Point, Nova Scotia; her sister, Margaret Dyane Haggart Ronin (Sebastian) of Burnaby, BC; her brother-in-law, Bill Forsythe of Ottawa; and her grand-nephew, Thomas Guerette of Ottawa. Shirley was born January 7, 1947 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and moved with her family to Aylmer Quebec in 1955. She graduated with a BA in Political Science from Dalhousie University. She had a satisfying career in the Ontario Ministry of Economic Planning. Upon retirement, she returned to Pictou County to live in Black Point and care for our mother. Throughout her life, Shirley was active in her local community and applied her time and skills as a volunteer to many worthy causes. She volunteered at St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Toronto for the” Out of the Cold” program. She was active in the Liberal Party of Canada. While in Nova Scotia, Shirley made weekly trips to Halifax to record current news articles, columns and reports for Voiceprint Canada. She also volunteered for the New Glasgow Music Festival, the Pictou County Food Bank and the Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in New Glasgow where she was on the Board of Managers, an associate member of the Atlantic Mission Society, and editor of the church newsletter. The family sincerely appreciates the kind and excellent care provided to our sister by Dr. Spencer Barclay over many years. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, Friday, January 18, at R.H. Porter Funeral Home, 55 Almont Ave., New Glasgow, NS. Funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, January 19, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 37 Mountain Rd, New Glasgow, NS. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 37 Mountain Rd, New Glasgow, NS, B2H 3W4 or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.rhporter.ca

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