Florence Margaret Hamilton
1916 - 2021
Florence Margaret Hamilton
Visitation Information
November 15, 2021
Visitation Time
6-8 PM (Tribute Service at 5:30 PM)
Visitation Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Service Information
Service Date
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Service Time
2:00 PM
Service Location
St. John's Anglican Church, 25 Church Street, Truro
Burial Information
Burial Date
November 16, 2021
Burial Location
Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro
Requested Charity
St. John's Anglican Church
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Florence Margaret Hamilton – 105, Truro, passed away on Friday morning, November 12, 2021, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Devil’s Island, Halifax County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Morash) Faulkner. When she was two months old, the family moved to Eastern Passage.

In 1940, she met her future husband, Sgt. Harold Hamilton, when he was stationed at Devil’s Battery Eastern Passage; he was sent to war in 1942 and returned in 1945 when the war was over. They were married in 1946 at St. John’s Anglican Church and made their home in Truro; they were married for 57 years before her husband passed away in 2003.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, Brian and Randall Newton, Ontario; Veronica, Anne Marie, Scott and Paul Faulkner, Eastern Passage; Gary Faulkner, Eastern Passage; Lisa Rago and Heather Dajerling, Ontario; Lawrence and Joan Faulkner, California; David Faulkner, Dartmouth; Godchildren, Debbie Yorke, Hilden; Dixie Duggan, Truro; Heather Dajerling, Ontario; Ross Boutilier, Bedford.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harold; brothers, Aubrey (Bessie), Francis (Ivy), John (Marguerite), Clyde (Mary) (California), George, Edward; sisters, Alice (Earl) Newton, Ann (Verne) Umphrey; sister-in-law, Jean Miller; nephew, Allie Faulkner; nieces, Betty Ellwanger, Joan Gallant.

She worked at Layton’s Snack Bar, R.H. Jones China and Hardware Store and The Palliser Restaurant for 28 years. She loved old time music, dancing, and knitting mittens and socks to give away. She belonged to The Good Neighbours Club, Veterans Widow and Widowers Association, Legion Lyrics and St. John’s Anglican Church. In 1949, she joined the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Ladies Auxiliary, and worked continuously for 69 years.

Many people will remember her working in the canteen on Bingo nights, as well as banquets, weddings, dances, concerts or seeing her carrying the colours for the Legion and Auxiliary on parade for 36 years. She was Chaplain for more than 20 years, was made a Life Member in 1975 and was President in 1970-1971. For her dedication, she was presented with many awards; the most important one was the Meritorious Service Award and The Palm Leaf, the highest award she was very honoured to receive. She also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and CTV Maritimer of the Week Award.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where there will be a combined Legion Tribute and Ladies Auxiliary Service at 5:30 p.m., Monday, November 15, 2021, followed by visitation from 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at St. John’s Anglican Church, 25 Church Street, Truro, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiating.

(Please use the link door between the church and hall. Also, please note that proof of double vaccination and photo identification must be presented prior to entry to the funeral home and church for the tribute service, visitation and funeral service and masks must be worn at all times.)

Interment in Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro. If so desired, donations in Florence’s memory to St. John’s Anglican Church are welcomed. Private messages of condolences may be sent to the family by viewing Florence’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Florence Margaret Hamilton