Mary McCarther

Obituary of Mary Elizabeth McCarther

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Mary Elizabeth 1947 – 2023

Allison Earle 1943 – 2018


Mary Elizabeth McCarther (Lewis), passed away July 19, 2023, at the QEll Hospital in Halifax, with her family by her side. Born on April 29, 1947, in Springhill, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mae Lewis. She was predeceased by her loving husband Allison Earle of just 3 months shy of their 50th Anniversary.

Allison Earle McCarther passed away January 2, 2018, at the VG Hospital in Halifax, with his family by his side. Born on September 7, 1943, in Maccan, he was the son of the late Henry and Laura McCarther.

Mom and Dad are now finally together forever, they had a love like no other and were seldom ever apart (When Dad passed Mom often said “I don’t know how to be me without him.”) This love spilled out to their children and grandsons who all absolutely cherished them.

Mom was a devoted caring nurse who worked at Highland View Hospital Amherst, School for the Deaf, and VON in Amherst and Dartmouth till her retirement. (When asked where she worked, she always said everywhere but the boiler room).

Dad worked for Nova Scotia Power at the Maccan Generating Station till it closed, then to Tuff’s Cove in Dartmouth till retirement. He was proud to go to work daily with his dad.

They were both very involved with their son and daughter's lives from Brownie leader to managing hockey teams we did everything as a family. Then when their grandsons came along, they were back in the rink (their happy place) cheering them on in all they were involved in. They had an open-door policy in our house where all our friends were welcomed anytime and treated like their own. They are leaving a huge hole in all our hearts as we will miss them every day.

Mom is survived by her brother, Bill; and sisters, Rowena and Helen; and their families.

Dad is survived by his brothers, Wayne and Bill; and their families.

Also left to miss them daily is their daughter, Kimberlee MacPherson (Darren), Bible Hill; and son, Kent McCarther (Wendy), Porter’s Lake; and the light of their lives and to carry on the McCarther name Shane and Joshua McCarther, Porters Lake. And her cat Calie.

The family would like to thank all who were involved in their life and journey. There are so many of you who stood out and cared for them. Mom said she beat this cancer for 10 years because of all of you…Your Kindness and compassion and friendships have not gone unnoticed.

Dad was cremated and his ashes were kept at home with Mom. Mom has been cremated and now they will rest together.

There will be no funeral or service as per their request. A private burial will take place back home in Amherst, at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).

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