Marguerite Tivey

Obituary of Marguerite Tivey

Marguerite Paschal Tivey lived a full and remarkable life. On March 24th, 2021 she passed away peacefully in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. Anyone who met Marguerite would agree she was charming and intelligent - a woman who understood the importance of good manners and always dressed for the occasion. Marguerite was generous with her smile – sharing it readily with friends and strangers alike. It is what endeared her to so many… and no wonder she was always smiling – she genuinely had gratitude for the world around her. She taught us the value of family and how to treat everyone with dignity and respect. Her upbringing had much to do with her strength of character and her ability to find joy in the every day. Born in Plymouth, England on September 14th, 1927, Marguerite was one of seven children. During the Second World War, she and her young sisters were evacuated to Cornwall for safekeeping. Her sisters would remember Marguerite’s care and compassion as she looked out for them both mentally and physically. She maintained that caring nature throughout her whole life. In her twenties, she worked at the military social club in England. This is where she met her husband Trevor. The two would eventually marry and have three boys – Maurice Anthony, David Graham and Geoffrey Mark. Trevor’s naval career meant many moves for Marguerite and the boys – settling down in a variety of locations including Northern Ireland, Gibraltar and Mauritius. The Tivey’s travels would eventually lead them to Canada, where they settled in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. While she missed her family, Marguerite found the familiar in food – bringing recipes around the world with her. Marguerite never once waivered from the task of keeping a spotless home and manicured garden… and if that didn’t keep her busy enough, once her sons were old enough, Marguerite returned to work. She finished her career at Dalhousie University in the Administration office where she made many lifelong friends. Marguerite was not afraid of change and embraced each chapter of her life with courage. Her final years were spent at Parkland, a residence for seniors, where she thrived. She was known for her cheerful disposition and she always took pride in her appearance. Marguerite was a daughter, sister, wife and mother. She was a mother in law, grandmother, great grandmother, an aunt and a friend to many. Marguerite was predeceased by her husband Trevor in 2017 and is survived by her sons Maurice (Margaret) of Falmouth, Massachusetts, David (Anne) of Calgary, Alberta and Geoffrey of Halifax, Nova Scotia; by her grandson Trevor (Aurora) and great grandson Avery, granddaughter Kristen and grandson Devin; by her sister-in-law Christina of Tunbridge Wells, and by many nieces and nephews back in England. She was truly beautiful. She will be dearly missed. A celebration of life will be held at Martin’s Kitchen located at Indian Lake Golf Course May 16th, 2021. In lieu of flowers any donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
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