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Minnie Alice Dawson


Minnie Alice Dawson

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Minnie Alice Dawson, 102 years of age, of Amherst and formerly of River Hebert, NS, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Monday, April 8, 2019.  Born in River Hebert on September 28, 1916, Minnie was a daughter of the late Thomas and Laura (Theal) McGilchrist.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Patricia Fraser of Riverview, NB, and Alice Harwood of River Hebert, NS; sons, Bill (Caroline) of Pictou, NS, Peter of Westville, NS, Thomas (Coreen) of Tidnish, NS; brothers Rufus (Ella) McGilchrist  of Parkers Cove, Annapolis Co., NS; as well as thirteen grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Minnie was predeceased by her husband, W. Walter Dawson; sisters, Mary Burnett, Helen Hamilton and Jennie Cannon and her brother Harry McGilchrist.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777) from where a public visitation will be held Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 1 pm until the time of the funeral service at 2 pm.  William Drysdale DLM officiating.  Interment will be in the River Hebert Latta Cemetery in the spring.

Donations in memory of Minnie may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Minnie's online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Service Time
Service Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Visitation Time
Visitation Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre

Burial Date
Spring 2019
Burial Location
River Hebert Latta Cemetery

Requested Charity
Charity of Choice