Obit: BLUE, Joan Marion

Joan Marion Blue 1930-2012
Joan Marion Blue  age 82 of Springhill, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre after a brief illness.  Joan was born in Springhill, on July 8, 1930 to the late Douglas Edward and Marion Louise (O'Brien) Blue. For many years, she lived in Amherst and Halifax, returning to Springhill in 2008 to help care for her ill sister.  Joan retired from a successful teaching career and held adult education teaching positions in both Amherst and Halifax.  Her passions included traveling, and family.  Over the years she traveled extensively around the globe with her many friends. Joan is survived by her nephew, Brian (Grace) MacLeod; great nieces, Aleasha Porter, Alisha (Bob) Clarke, and Megan MacLeod; great nephew Trevor MacLeod; special great great nephew, Parker MacLeod and friend, Max. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Beverly MacLeod, and nephew Frank MacLeod. Arrangements are under the
care and supervision of A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902-597-2361).  At Joan's request, there will be no visitation.  A private family graveside committal service will be held at a later date. Donations in Joan's memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
[Monday, 17 September 2012 A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2012-09-17]

MacLEOD, Beverly Ruth - 73, Springhill, passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2008, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill, after losing her courageous battle with cancer. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Douglas Edward and Marion Louise (O'Brien) Blue. Beverly was employed by the Town of Springhill for many years, first as a stenographer and then as a social services director. Bev was a kind and caring person who spent many happy occasions with family and friends. She particularly enjoyed playing cards with the girls, spending time with her sister, Joan, and summers at the cottage at Heather Beach. She is survived by her partner, Ralph Terris; son, Brian (Grace) MacLeod, Springhill; stepdaughter, Fran (Mike) McMillan, Springhill; sister, Joan Blue, Halifax; grandchildren, Trevor, Megan, Alisha, Aleasha, Bill, Kate, Erin, and Nicole; eight great-grandchildren; special friend, Max; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her
husband, Clarence MacLeod; son, Frank MacLeod; stepson, Glen Terris. Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12, followed immediately at 11 a.m. by the memorial service, both in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, with Rev. David Lloyd-Pearce officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date. If so desired, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
[Tuesday 11-March-2008 The Chronicle-Herald, Halifax NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2008-03-11]

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