Topshee (Livingstone), Margaret Ann – Age 91. The Topshee family is sad to announce the passing of their mother on January 19, 2016, in Truro. Margaret was born in Sydney, a daughter of Andrew Livingstone (of Paisley, Scotland), and Margaret (MacDonald) Livingstone (of Sydney). Margaret was raised in Sydney and attended Sacred Heart School, and later, Mount Saint Bernard College in Antigonish. She worked in the field of social work in her younger years, and in later life as a teacher's assistant for the hearing impaired. Margaret married Leslie Topshee in 1945 and moved to Truro in 1946. There, they lived and raised their family of 10 children. Her quiet courage, her strength of spirit and sense of humour will be carried forward by all those who knew and loved her. Margaret loved to paint, she loved Brule Beach, and had an abiding faith. Above all, she was devoted to her family and friends. She strived never to say an ill word about anyone and to live her life according to her deeply-held belief in the importance of gentle kindness. She will be missed by all. There will be a gap in the lives of all her neighbours and her friend Patricia.
Margaret is survived by her children, Nancy (Kirk Pond), Maine; Colin (Patricia Mason), Wentworth; Joseph (Patricia MacDougall), Prince Edward Island; Mary (John Johnston), Halifax; Ron (Lisa Sholes), Virginia; Patricia (Scott McVittie), Lunenburg; Stephen (Sarah Thomas), Truro; Michael (Margot Latimer), Halifax; 27 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Leslie; daughter, Teresa (Jeff Goodspeed), Dartmouth; son, John (Candace Myers), Winnipeg; infant daughter, Jeannie; brother, Hugh Livingstone.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church, Prince Street, Truro. Family flowers only. At Marg's request, donations may be made to Colchester Food Bank or a food bank in your area.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.