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Muriel Beatrice Legere


Muriel Beatrice Legere

LEGERE, Muriel Beatrice - Age 93, of Highcrest Nursing Home, Springhill, passed away peacefully on October 4th, 2017, after a lengthy and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.

She was lovingly cared for by the staff of Highcrest for which the family is comforted and indebted.

Mom welcomed everyone into her home, especially those brought there by her children. She had a great sense of humour and a love of young people. In 2004 she was awarded a Volunteer of the Year Award by the Province of Nova Scotia for her work as a teacher's aide working with struggling readers. Mom served her faith community for over 50 years as lector, CWL member, choir member, catachist, communion minister and served on almost every committee in support of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Mom loved the arts and took part in church and town plays and cantatas. She was a great supporter of sports, from cheering on her "Lefty" to her children and grandchildren. In particular, she grew to love basketball and was a familiar face at both Mount Carmel High School (New Waterford) and Springhill High School games for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Phillip Lloyd "Lefty" Legere and her parents, Harry and Pearl Nodwell.

She is survived by her brother, Jim Nodwell; and her children, Allen (Hope Lemoine), Donna, Marion (Greg MacDonald), Phil (Connie LeFort) and Alfred. She is also survived by grandchildren, Kris, Monique (Bruce Algee), Danielle, Laurie, Stewart, Margaret, Michael (Suse Silva), Anise (Chris McDonald), Tiffany, Phillip and Daniel; step grandchildren, Monique LeFort (Steve Sveistrup) and Jacques LeFort (Barb Vienneau); great-grandchildren, Skyler, Christopher, Madeline, Cate and step great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Gabrielle and Adelle. Mom instilled a love of learning and travel in her children and encouraged them to strive for higher education for which we are eternally grateful.

Arrangements are entrusted to A.H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill. Visitation will take place Monday, October 9th from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. A funeral mass will take place in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill on Tuesday, October 10th at 11 a.m. officiated by Father Jim Richards. A reception will follow in the church basement.
Those wishing to made a donation in memory of Muriel may do so to the Guy Brown Library at Junction Road Elementary School, Springhill or Parkinson Society Maritime Region.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Muriel's online memorial at

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Service Date
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill, NS

Oct 9, 2017
Visitation Time
2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Visitation Location
A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, NS

Burial Date
Oct 10, 2017
Burial Time
Following the Service
Burial Location
North Street Roman Catholic Cemetery, Springhill, NS

Requested Charity
Guy Brown Library at Junction Road Elementary School, Springhill; Parkinson Society Maritime Region