Obit (1989) - Margaret Mae RYAN (nee HUNTER) & husband _ & 3 children

I don't think the following obituary has been posted before:

April 24, 1989 Halifax Chronicle Herald:
RYAN, Margaret Mae - 89, 4 Lisgar St., Springhill, died Friday in All Saints Hospital, Springhill.  Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Norman C. and Hannah E. (Henwood) Hunter.  She was a member of United Baptist Church, Springhill, Royal Canadian Legion Auxilliary, Branch 17, Salvation Army Home League, Springhill Senior Citizens.  She is survived by five daughters, Edna (Mrs. John Kavalak), Mrs. Helen Henwood, both of Springhill; Elizabeth (Mrs. Kenneth Henwood), Amherst; Kathleen (Mrs. Alec Gaudet), Trenton; Devona Mattinson, Oxford; a son, Patrick, at home; a brother, Hance Dan, Springhill; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Mitchell; two infant sons, Charles, Patrick; two sisters, Martha, Ida; five brothers, William, Frank, Frederick, Martin, Victor; three grandchildren.  The body is in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, where funeral will be held 2, Rev. George
Mollins officiating.  Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.

And here is her husband's obituary previously posted from the April 30, 1965 Halifax Chronicle Herald:
SPRINGHILL - Charles M. Ryan, 66, died in All Saints Hospital on Wednesday after a lengthy illness.  Born in Springhill, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thompson Ryan.  Before his death, he was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17, Springhill.  He was also a member of St. David's Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Ryan is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Hunter; five daughters, Edna (Mrs. John Kavalak), Helen, Kathleen (Mrs. Edward Simon), and Betty (Mrs. Kenneth Henwood) all of Springhill; and Devona (Mrs. Clinton Mattinson), Oxford; a son Patrick, Springhill; four sisters, Rose (Mrs. William Davis), Shubenacadie; Mrs. Isabel Maddison, Winndale, B.C.; Margaret (Mrs. Donald Harry), Toronto; and Ardyphe (Mrs. Jerry Wood), Springhill; five brothers, Phil and Robert, Springhill; John and Thompson, Halifax; and James, Williamsdale, Cumberland County.  The funeral will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from Mr. Ryan's home with the Rev.
Alexander MacDonald officiating, assisted by Captain W. Head of the Salvation Army.  Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.

And here are previously posted obituaries for 3 of their children:
Sept. 28, 2000 Halifax Chronicle Herald:
MATTINSON, Devona Marguerite "Bonnie" - 74, High-Crest Nursing Home, Springhill, Cumberland Co., formerly of Oxford, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, in the home.  Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Charles T. and Margaret M. (Hunter) Ryan.  She was a former member of The Salvation Army in Springhill and a former member of the Home League.  She spent most of her life as a devoted mother and homemaker.  She was employed with Stanfield's Ltd. in Oxford for a number of years and prior to her retirement she was employed with Gordon's Greenhouse Ltd., Oxford for five years.  Surviving are her best friend and husband, Mr. Miner A. Mattinson, Oxford; daughters, Mrs. Margaret Doncaster and husband Eric, Swan Hill, Alta.; Mrs. Brenda Matthews and husband George, Springhill; Inez Mattinson and Allan, Springhill; Mrs. Audrey Beaumont and husband Micah, Bridgewater; sons, Mr. Carman Mattinson and Ellie, Oxford; Mr. Douglas Mattinson and Mary,
Springhill; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Edna Kavalak, Springhill; Mrs. Kathleen Gaudet, Trenton, Pictou Co.; Mrs. Helen Henwood and Charles, Springhill; Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Henwood and husband Kenneth, Springhill; brother, Patrick G. Ryan, Springhill; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her former husband, Mr. Clinton R. Mattinson; son, Kenneth C. Mattinson; grandson, Thomas Wayne Mattinson in infancy; brothers, Charles Ryan, Patrick Ryan, both in infancy.  Visitation will be Friday afternoon and evening, with funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, September 30, both in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, Rev. Frank Likely officiating.  Burial will take place in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Donations to a charity of your choice.

April 24, 2009 Halifax Chronicle Herald:
KAVALAK, Edna May - 88, of Bible Hill, and formerly of Springhill, passed away in Colchester East Hants Health Authority, Truro, on Wednesday, April 22, 2009.  Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Charles M. and Margaret (Hunter) Ryan.  During her working years, Edna was employed with MacLean Frozen Foods and Surrette Battery, Springhill.  She was a member of All Saints Anglican Church, Springhill and Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed dancing and was very much a family person.  She will be sadly missed by sons, Norman (Faye), Charles, Tom (Judy), all of Springhill; daughter, Audrey (Dale) McLeod, Bible Hill; brother, Pat Ryan, Pugwash; sisters, Kathleen Ryan and Helen Henwood, both of Springhill; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four step great-grandchildren and a step great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, John; brothers, infant Charles and
Patrick and sister, Bonnie.  Arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, NS (902-597-2361), where visiting hours will take place on Friday 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m., Rev. Gary Yetman officiating.  Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date.  Donations may be made in Edna's memory to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch, or charity of choice.

>From the A H Brown Funeral Home web site (posted Oct 28, 2011 by Eric Keys):
Helen Esther "Pinkie" Henwood 1927-2011
Helen "Pinkie" Henwood - It is with sadden hearts that we announce the death of our sister, aunt and friend, Helen Esther (Ryan) Henwood, 84 years, who passed peacefully on October 28, 2011 at High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill.  Helen, known to everyone as "Pinkie", was born on January 9, 1927, to the Late Charles and Margaret (Hunter) Ryan and lived her entire life in Springhill.  As a child, she enjoyed time at family cottages at Partridge Island and Pinky's Point, Parrsboro.  She later purchased her own cottage at Heather's Beach, where she treasured many summer days with her family.  Pinkie entered the work force at the age of 15, first working at Hyatt's Restaurant and the Carlton Hotel.  Her next job was at All Saint's Hospital where she worked for over 34 years, first in the kitchen and then as a supervisor in the laundry department until her retirement in 1987.  In 1965 she married Donald Henwood who preceded her in 1968 as the result of
an accident.  She never remarried and often spoke of "her Don".  Pinkie was a long time member of Home League and enjoyed the socials immensely, having won first place for best Halloween costume on more than one occasion.  She like to dance, had a great sense of humour, and enjoyed a good laugh, drives and people watching.  Pinkie loved animals and always had a pet which she called "her baby" and, of course, she spoiled them all.

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