Effie  MacPherson

Obituary of Effie Theresa MacPherson

Effie Theresa MacPherson, 93, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, passed away March, 31, 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born in Iona, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Effie was the daughter of Jonathan Neil MacKinnon and Mary Catherine MacNeil. She grew up surrounded by music and learned to play the fiddle at a young age and quickly became known for her skill and passion for the instrument. Effie, the beloved mother of three, was a former Certified Nurses Aid, and an amazing fiddle player, passed away peacefully at the QEII, with loved ones by her side. After completing high school, Effie pursued a career in healthcare and became a Certified Nurses Aid. She worked for many years in the field, always putting the needs of her patients first and providing them with compassionate care in Alberta, North West Territories, Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia. Effie will be remembered for her warm smile, her kind heart, and her incredible talent as a fiddle player. She brought joy and happiness to all who knew her and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Effie is survived by her three children, Gerry (Sandra), Andy, and Rick (Nancy); her sister, Bernie; as well as her grandchildren, Scott, Gillian, Adam, Daniel, Mary, and Mark; and great-granddaughter, Lumin; along with many nieces and nephews. She will be forever remembered and cherished in their hearts. She was predeceased by her Loving husband, Johnnie; her brothers, Joe, Malcolm, Roderick, Charles, Ronald, Duncan; and her sisters, Sarah, Mary, Rita, Anne, and Clare; and her beloved grandson, Matthew.