Obituary of Miriam Joan Munro
Miriam Joan (MacRae) Munro
Lanark formerly of Whycocomagh
We, the Family of Miriam Joan (MacRae) Munro, sorrowfully announce that she passed away peacefully at home in Lanark, Antigonish Co., surrounded by family on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. She had been in palliative care at home since late May.
Miriam was born on Sept.25, 1926, at The Points, West Bay, Richmond Co. and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her five daughters, Barbara (Gordon) MacDonald, Whycocomagh; Glennis Munro, Baddeck; Wendy (Harley) MacCaull, Lanark; Jesslyn (Mark Hughes) Munro, Kentville and Andrea (Sandy) MacIntosh, Kentville.
Grandchildren, Sarah (Brock Gillis) MacDonald, Brook MacDonald, Adam Glasgow, Arac Glasgow, Rosalind (Rob) Bugler, Andrew MacCaull, Angus (Annie Chau) MacCaull Alex (Beatrice St.Arnaud) MacCaull, Aneill (Jennifer Poirier) MacCaull, Aaron MacIntosh, Siobhan MacIntosh. Great Grand-Children, Robbie Bugler, Spencer MacCaull and Simon MacCaull. Nephew, David MacRae. Nieces, Karen (Jim) Munroe, Kim (Brian) Newell. Grandnephews, Jason (Dorothy) MacRae, Garreth MacRae, Jamie Munroe. Grandnieces, Emily (Matt) Faulkner and Jenna (Eric) Faulkner, Kelly (Kenny Lothier) Munroe, Rachel Newell. Great Grandnieces, Kaitlin Munroe, Sarah MacRae, Megan MacRae, Evie MacRae.
Miriam was predeceased by her husband of forty-four years, Andrew Alcorn Munro; Grandparents Rory (Mary) MacRae; her parents, William A. (Sarah Annabelle) MacRae; brother, Allister (Mary) MacRae; infant sister who died at birth; nephew, Allister Jr. (Sylvia Hallam) MacRae; niece, Joan Faulkner and grandniece, Amy MacRae.
Our Mom was a homemaker and lived a full and busy life with her husband and raising five daughters. She was a Member of Stewart United Church, Past President of Stewart United Church Women, former Member of Whycocomagh Home and School Association and had recently received her 70-year pin from The Eastern Star. Miriam supported her husband in the building of his insurance business, an independent company which thrives today. She also worked as a Manager/ Receptionist for many years at the Fair Isle Motel (a Family venture) in Whycocomagh.
Miriam was a gentle and loving person who cared deeply for all animals and always had dogs and especially cats around her. She always fed the birds and even fed many deer during the harsh winter months. She had a special love of horses which stemmed back to her childhood, riding bareback on the family work horses, Nelson and Chief. For the last eleven years she had Penny, a feral kitten she rescued and gave a wonderful home to.
She travelled extensively with her husband and daughters when their lives took them further afield.
Miriam had a great sense of style and a youthful outlook on life. She had a strong affinity for the arts, culture, music, figure skating and reading. She enjoyed watching playoff hockey, golf, The Triple Crown, horse show jumping and Oprah. She also loved a good game of cards. She had a quick wit but was understated and modest about her abilities. Her kindness to others was particularly evident with anyone showing personal vulnerability.
At the same time Miriam enjoyed knowing what was going on in the world. Her contemporaries included Queen Elizabeth II, also born in 1926, and whose life she followed closely, and Jackie Kennedy. Although The Beatles were not quite her contemporaries, her children recall her being thrilled with them when they first aired on the Ed Sullivan Show. Truly, she was a modern thinker.
There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held in Stewart United Church, Main St., Whycocomagh on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Tapscott officiating. Family flowers only please. If you so wish. a donation in memory of Miriam may be made to the Cape Breton SPCA (401 East Broadway, Sydney, NS B1N 3K1) will be appreciated.
Funeral arrangements under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com