Obituary of Maureen Lee Salter
On Saturday, December 7, 2019 we, the family of Maureen Lee Salter of Hantsport, lovingly said goodbye to an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend, neighbor and community volunteer. She meant the world to us and in turn, she cared so deeply for each of us that her greatest gift was helping us cope with letting her go. Maureen (nee Browne) was the cherished wife of Carl Salter, devoted and loving mother to Darren Bishop, Amherst; Phillip Bishop, Alberta; Krista (Wayne) Myles, Lockhartville and Scott Bishop (Angie Schofield), Amherst. She will also be greatly missed by her stepsons, Fred (Gloria) Salter, Lockhartville and Jim (Charmaine) Salter, Bishopville. She was the precious grandmother to her granddaughters, Jenna Lee and Lindsay Gail Myles; grandsons, Cameron and Colin Bishop, Ontario and step-grandchildren, Carrie-Lou and Carmen Salter, Macey (Joey) Rolfe, Katrina (Radwin) Zagala, Kailee (Chris) Turnbull, Alison (Günta) Holthoff, Jaimie (Josh) Nelson, Andrew (Chelsea) Salter. She will be missed by her 3 great-grandchildren and 14 step-great-grandchildren.
Maureen was also predeceased by her brother, Thomas Wayne Browne and by Carl's son, Dave Salter.
Our Mum had so many wonderful qualities. She was born in Windsor and raised in Falmouth, being the only daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Akin) Browne. She was very proud of her Irish heritage. Her father immigrated from Islandmagee, Northern Ireland. She was a graduate of Windsor Academy and Windsor School of Business. As a young woman she worked for Vic Cleyle's clothing store and later in life, Tatum's Fashion and Bridal. She enjoyed lifelong friendships with Mary and Tatum.
Mum was definitely a people person and often behind still chatting while Carl waited patiently in the car for her. Over the years, Mum enjoyed volunteering at the Windsor Elms, Hantsport Food Bank, Hantsport Memorial Community Centre, Hantsport Hospital Auxiliary and the Hantsport Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was active in the Lockhartville United Baptist Church as a deacon and faithful member. She was also involved in and valued organizing the Apple Blossom Festival teas and the royal party visits to Hantsport. She enjoyed being a member of the Crown Jewels (Red Hatters).
We were gifted with a wonderful, caring supportive mother who was our biggest fan cheering us on at sports, school events, pageants and in life. She never hesitated to volunteer to drive, chaperone, organize or fundraise for our activities. She wanted only the best for us and for us to be our best. She gave selflessly, not only to us but also to her extended family members, being a caregiver to several over the years. She was a huge fan of Canadian figure skating, especially Kurt Browning and was thrilled to attend skating competitions and ice shows meeting the skaters. She was a keen follower of the British Royal Family and their fashion sense. Mum loved the music of Rita MacNeil and Anne Murray and the opportunities she had to meet them in person. She not only loved people but also adored her Sheltie dogs. She had a very special place in her heart for a certain Schnauzer named Martini.
Thank you to all of Mum's friends and her neighbors from Evangeline Drive and Pleasant Street. Your support, stories and laughter shared brought much comfort. Thank you especially to Fred, Beth and Martini Martin, Mary Ruffell, Tatum Smiley, Marilyn Bishop, Lynda and Rick King, Cathy and Tom Wieclawski, Donnie and Janet Caldwell, Ben and Bobby Jo Johnson.
Special people sometimes come into our lives during those times when we need someone the most. Darcy Miner was that person for Mum and for us. Thank you "Trouble" for being such a tremendous support to our Mum during these last difficult weeks. She "hired" you for many roles but you were best at being her guardian teddy bear.
We would also like to extend our appreciation to the wonderful palliative care team of Unit 200 and the nurses of the ambulatory care unit of Hants Community Hospital. Your care and concern for Mum was genuine, warm and professional.
Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, December 13. A private interment will be held in Centre Falmouth Cemetery, Falmouth. A public memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 14 in DeMont Family Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Debra Mosher officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home’s Elmcroft Reception Centre. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory of Maureen may be made to Lockhartville United Baptist Church, C/O Carolyn Connors, 181 Lakewood Dr., Brooklyn, NS B0N 2A0 or Windsor Senior Citizens Bus Society, PO Box 425, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca