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Mabel A. Pasquet
July 20, 1921 - October 23, 2015
Pasquet (MacMillan), Mabel Alberta –daughter of the late Nellie and John MacMillan of Black Point, Restigouche County, New Brunswick, passed away peacefully at her home in Parkland Clayton Park, Halifax, on October 23, 2015. She attended a one-room grade school in Black Point, New Brunswick, and went on to graduate with a nursing degree from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, in 1943. Mabel distinguished herself by receiving the Honour Pin at graduation, and in 1944, under the guidance of Dr. Harold Griffith, instituted the first post-operative surgical care recovery room in Canada, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Montreal. After taking time to raise her four children in Halifax, Mabel returned to work at the Victoria General Hospital where she spent fourteen years working in the Recovery Room and Outpatients Day Surgery. Mabel was an active member of the Grace Maternity Hospital Women’s Auxiliary and created “The Stork Shop” gift shop. She is survived by her children; Dr. Eric (Mona) Pasquet, Ottawa, ON, Robert (Nancy) Pasquet, Halifax, Helen (Joseph) Smeltzer, West Dover, Margaret Pasquet, Mamaroneck, NY; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Mabel was predeceased by sister, Reta MacMillan, and brother, Raymond MacMillan. At Mabel’s request there will be no funeral. A private memorial is planned. Mabel’s remains will be taken to her childhood home in New Brunswick to rest with her mother, father and sister. The family would like to thank the amazing staff at Parkland for their outstanding care to Mabel over the past five years and to the whole family in her final days. If desired, donations in Mabel’s memory may be made to Parkland Clayton Park, Quality of Work Life Fund. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Halifax chapel at www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com