Mary Fisher

Mary T. Fisher (Riddell)

Tuesday, March 18th, 1924 - Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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Fisher (Riddell), Mary Thomson – 95, Truro/Middle Stewiacke.

Mary passed away peacefully at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow at the age of 95. She was the daughter of the late John and Isabell Riddell of Brechin, Scotland, and immigrated to Nova Scotia as a war bride in 1946.

Mary arrived in Halifax on the Queen Mary with her infant daughter, Freda, and resided in Middle Stewiacke with her husband, Rupert, for the next 60 years. At the time of her death, Mary was a resident of Edinburgh Hall in Truro.

As a young girl in Scotland, Mary played field hockey and competitive tennis. In Canada, she continued her love of sports enjoying bowling, curling and golf well into her 80’s.

Prior to his passing, Rupert and Mary travelled to Scotland and Europe as well as many parts of Canada. They especially enjoyed spending summers on PEI in their travel trailer creating great memories for their granddaughters. Mary was a long-time member of Middle Stewiacke United Church, Middle Stewiacke Friendship Club, Overseas Girls’ Club and IODE.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Freda Fisher (Nancy MacTier), St. Catherine’s, ON, and son, Terry (Joan), Cole Harbour, NS; granddaughters, Meaghan (Greg) Williams, Hong Kong, Jenanne (AJ) MacLean, Toronto, ON, and great granddaughters, Lily and Alexa Williams and soon-to-be great grandson, Baby MacLean. She was predeceased by her parents; brother, John, and husband, Rupert.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, March 23 at 2pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Reception will follow in the funeral home. Interment at a later date in Middle Stewiacke Cemetery. Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Middle Stewiacke United Church, the Brookfield Sportsplex or a charity of your choice. Live Webcasting of the service will begin at 1:58pm (Atlantic Time) and is available with online messages of condolence at:
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 2:00pm
    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    TRURO, NS B2N 5H2
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  • Interment

    Middle Stewiacke Cemetery
    Highway # 289
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    at a later date.
  • Reception

    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    TRURO, NS B2N 5H2
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Rupert Fisher

Posted at 01:57pm
Dear Freda, Terry and families: We were very saddened to learn of Mary's passing. We always enjoyed Mary's humour and graciousness, whether visiting Mary at home or at the famous Fisher gatherings. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Rupert, Jo Anne, Scott and Nicholas

Rupert Fisher

Posted at 01:51pm
Dear Freda, Terry and families: We just watched the webcast, it was a wonderful celebration of Mary's life. The webcast was appreciated as we were unable to attend in person. Our prayers and thoughts are will all of you. Rupert, Jo Anne, Scott and NIcholas

Suzanne (O'Hanley) White

Posted at 11:39am
Dear Freda (Nancy), Terry (Joan) & Family! I'm reflecting on my memories of Mary & how she always welcomed me into her home for an overnight stay when I lived in Brentwood. I had lost my Mother at a young age; Mary helped to fill that void, especially when I was a teenager & were friends with Freda. Will be thinking of you all today & will be watching the live stream of the funeral. Take Care & God Bless you all. Cherish your many memories; they really do help us to carry on. With Deepest Sympathy, Suzanne & the O'Hanley Family.

Eric and Rosalie Fisher

Posted at 11:35am
Terry, Joan and family Freda, Nancy So sorry we could not be there today. We so enjoyed sharing many family Fisher gatherings. Mary had a wonderful sense of humour and we have fond memories . Thinking of you all today. Eric and Rosalie

Myrna & Gordon Matheson

Posted at 08:47am
Freda & Nancy, Terry & Joan and Family..Gord and I were so sorry to hear of Mary’s Passing… What a wonderful, kind, bright, lively woman she was!! Just this past month I was thinking that maybe we could get Mary out to our Wednesday Morning Curling Lunch, she always loved to visit with All of us curlers. Mary and I spent many fun hours together working on her computer skills and later her Ipad. How she loved getting pictures from her grand-daughters and great grandchildren. I remember how excited she was to Facetime…I always thought how terrific she was to be up for learning new technical skills at her age…She was a very special woman!!!! Myrna and Gordon Matheson

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Live Webcasting of the Memorial Service for the late Mary Fisher will begin at 1:58pm Atlantic Time and will be available for future viewing 24 hrs. after the broadcast.
Saturday, March 23 2019 at 02:00 pm