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Germaine Marie Silver

Funeral service for the late Germaine Marie Silver, 77, Lakevale, was held May 8 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Andrew Boyd officiating, assisted by Father Donald MacGillivray and Father Angus MacGillivray. Burial was in the parish
Funeral service for the late Germaine Marie Silver, 77, Lakevale, was held May 8 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Andrew Boyd officiating, assisted by Father Donald MacGillivray and Father Angus MacGillivray. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Mrs. Silver died May 4, 2019, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Readers at the funeral Mass were Jane Synishin, Ann Parker and Cathy Sears. Ben and Sam Silver presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Paul Proctor. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald and Charlie A’Court. Active pallbearers were Jeff Teasdale, Owen MacDonald, Phil Sommers, Rod MacDonald, AG MacDonald and Martin MacDonald. Honorary pallbearers were members of her Bridge Club and Quilting Club. Born October 7, 1941, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Alexander ‘Stuffy’ and Muriel (Brocklehurst) MacDonald. She and her husband, Eugene, owned and operated Silver’s Dry Cleaning & Laundry in Antigonish for 40 years. They raised their family in town and their summers were spent gardening, boating, fishing, swimming, and entertaining at their cottage in Lakevale, where they later built their permanent home. Upon retiring, she gave back to the community in various roles. She was elected to St. Ninian’s Parish Council where she served as secretary. She served on the RK Mac Donald Nursing Home Board, and was a life member on the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Auxiliary. Her most recent appointment was to represent the Auxiliary on the board of directors for the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation. In this role, she helped towards efforts in growing the foundation’s endowment to fully fund the building of the new palliative care wing at St. Martha’s. She loved her pals, ‘the ladies’, in her quilting group and bridge club. Nothing gave her more pleasure than enjoying Bay Loch in the summer with her children, grandchildren and their friends. She also loved to travel. She is survived by four children, Tim Silver, DDS (Danielle Fraser), Lakevale; Mike Silver, MD, Radiology (Heather Murray), Antigonish; Gena Silver, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology) (Eric Falk), Massachusetts; the Honourable Sandy Silver, Premier of Yukon; six grandchildren, Sydney, Ben, Sam, Anna Bae, Alexandra, Sammy; three brothers, Roderick (Ann Marie) MacDonald, Martin (Penny) MacDonald, Owen (Greta) MacDonald; three sisters, Mona (Mike) Cillis, Flora Anne, Hilda. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Eugene; brother, Howard MacDonald; niece, Jennifer MacDonald. Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation or a donation of blood to a local blood drive. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

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