Her obit notice from 2001:
RUSSELL (Holmes), Mary Davison - Widow of the late Maurice Wilson
Russell. Born 1907, in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late William
Forest and Emma Davison Holmes. She was a graduate of Cumberland County
Academy and the Provincial Normal College. She taught in several towns
in Nova Scotia before joining the Liverpool School system in 1932. She
was a member of Zion United Church, Liverpool and a long-time member of
the choir and a former member of the UCW. She was a leader of CGIT
groups. She is survived by sons, James William (Linda) and Richard
Maurice (Elaine), both of Dartmouth; daughters, Marylin Elizabeth (widow
of Peter G.) Smith and Margaret S. (Nigel) Kingsley, both of London,
England; grandchildren, Susan Russell McGrath, Kathryn, Kimberly and
Laura Russell, all of Dartmouth; Heather and Graeme Smith, London,
England; great-grandson, Andrew James Russell McGrath, Dartmouth;
brother, Arthur Holmes, Florida. She was predeceased by her husband,
Maurice in 1986; brother, Sherman Holmes. Visitation will be held
Monday, July 23, from 7-9 p.m. in Chandlers' Funeral Chapel, Liverpool.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 24, at 2 p.m. from Zion
United Church, Liverpool, Rev. Joanne McFadden officiating. Burial will
be in Zion United Cemetery, College Street, Liverpool. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of
Nova Scotia or Victorian Order of Nurses, Queens County Branch.
[Saturday, 21-July-2001 The Chronicle-Herald, Halifax, NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2001-07-21]
On 06/09/2011 2:23 PM, everittdeb wrote:
> RUSSELL - HOLMES
> Middle Musquodoboit - A very pretty wedding was solemnized in Middleton, United Church on Saturday afternoon, September 5th, at four-thirty o'clock when Maurice Wilson Russell, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Russell of Fort William, Ontario and Mary Davison Holmes, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Holmes of Middle Musquodoboit, formerly of Amherst, N.S., were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. N. Brown of Liverpool, N.S. assisted by Rev. Dr. J. H. A. Anderson pastor of Middleton United Church.
> The bride, a picture of girlish loveliness, gowned in white satin, with train, wearing a long veil of lace with short face veil and a cornet of seed pearls and gardenias and carrying a bouquet of lilies of the valley with white orchids entered the church on the arm of her father, by whom she was given in marriage.
> The matron of honor, Mrs. John L. Crowe of Stewiacke was gowned in pale green chiffon and carried a matching turban bouquet of bronze snap dragon and latismae roses.
> Mary Lou Crowe, of Stewiacke, wearing a quaint floor length dress of yellow net with matching cap and carrying a nosegay of mauve and white was flower girl.
> The best man was Jordan W. Smith, Jr. of Halifax, son of Dr. Smith of Liverpool.
> Sherman and Arthur Holmes, brothers of the bride were ushers.
> The bride's mother was gowned in blue lace with corsage bouquet of talisman roses.
> The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion by friends of the bride, with cut flowers, potted plants and ferns.
> Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents at which Mrs. R. B. H. Davison of Amherst and Mrs. C. O. Davison of Halifax, aunts of the bride, poured. Replenishing were Mrs. Maud Atkinson, Amherst and Mrs. Ira J. McFetridge, Middle Musquodoboit. Those serving were Mrs. E. M. Crowe, Stewiacke, Miss Viva Smith, Springhill, Miss Elspeth Kennedy, Glace Bay, Miss Margaret Scott, Amherst, Mrs. L. D. Wickwire, Liverpool, Mrs. N. S. Fulton and Mrs. W. P. Mosher, Stewiacke.
> Among the out-of-town guests were many friends and relatives of the bride and groom from Amherst, Halifax, Liverpool and Halifax.
> The groom is assistant purchasing agent for the Mersey Paper Co., of Liverpool and the bride was a very successful teacher, having taught for a number of years in Stewiacke and Liverpool.
> The many lovely gifts of sterling silver, cut glass, china, linen, etc., among which was a silver tea service from the Mersey Paper Co., testifying to the esteem in which the young couple are held.
> The bride and groom left on a short wedding trip after which they will take up their residence in Liverpool, N.S.
> (Truro Daily News, September 11, 1936, page 7)
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