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Marguerite Chisholm Barker

Funeral service for the late Marguerite Chisholm Barker, 72, Antigonish, was held December 28, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, St. Joseph’s, at a later date.
Mrs. Chisholm-Barker died December
Funeral service for the late Marguerite Chisholm Barker, 72, Antigonish, was held December 28, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, St. Joseph’s, at a later date. Mrs. Chisholm-Barker died December 24, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Readers at the funeral Mass were Rhonda MacDonald, Cordis MacDonald and Christine Barker. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace. Pallbearers were Justin Benoit, Mark Doyle, Brad Doyle, Len Robertson, Donnie Chisholm and Johnny Rankin. Born in Antigonish and raised in Erinville, Guysborough County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Rose (Kelly) Doyle. A graduate of Teacher’s College, Truro, she taught in Eastern Passage and Calgary, but most of her teaching years were spent at Morrison School and Braemore Elementary. She was a dedicated teacher who loved her students, especially her Grade 2 classes. She also served as vice principal of Braemore and Maryvale schools. She loved going on trips, dancing, playing cards and spending time with her family. She was also an avid volunteer. Since retirement, she volunteered at a number of organizations, including the Look Good Feel Good Program, Red Cross, St. Martha’s Café and Meals on Wheels. She is survived by her husband, Gordon Barker; daughter, Tanya (Kevin Reardon) Chisholm, Pomquet; three sons, Stephen (Kara) Chisholm, Truro; Shaun (Kathy) Chisholm, William’s Point; Kyle (Sylvia) Chisholm, Slave Lake, Alberta; five grandchildren, Hannah, Linden, Astrid, Olivia, George; Gordon’s children, Gordie (Cheryl), Whitehorse; Kyle (Shannon), Antigonish; Sean (Christine), St.Andrews; Stephen (Lisa), Stellarton; sister, Carmel (Anthony) Benoit, Pomquet; two brothers, Henry (Cecile) Doyle, North Grant; Bernie (Darlene), Halifax; two sisters-in- law, Doreen Boudreau, Erinville; Margie Doyle, Halifax; many nieces and nephews; extended Chisholm family. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Sandy Chisholm; two brothers, Edward, Kevin Doyle. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Cathy’s Place Cancer Resource Room. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.

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