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Vera Loretta Knight
December 30, 1925 - September 11, 2014
Knight, Vera Loretta (McKenna) -88, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, passed away September 11, 2014 at her daughter’s home under the direction of the Palliative Home Care Program after 27 years as a resident of Northwood Manor. Born in Milton, Queens County, she was the daughter of the late William and Frances (Bower) McKenna. Vera was the loved and cherished mother of Priscilla (Pat) Chiasson and Jennifer MacKinnon. Loving and devoted grandmother to Bob Chiasson Jr. (Tara), Halifax, Shane MacKinnon (Kellie), USA; Chistopher Chiasson(Nicole), Halifax, Jason MacKinnon (Barbara),Halifax, Peter MacKinnon(Danuta), Perth, Australia; Alison MacGillvray(Ken),Fall River, Philip MacKinnon, Toronto, ON. Great-grandmother to, Ivy and Keir MacGillvray, Siobhan, Rylin, Declan, Sara and Margaret MacKinnon. Also acting great-grandmother to Isaiah and Bailey. Vera was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Knight, an infant son, John; her brother Clayton, sons-in-law Alfred MacKinnon and Robert Chiasson and an infant great-grandson, John. Vera was a very active person her entire life and a caregiver to many people from the time she was 17 until a fall in March 2013 caused her to have to give up her lifetime of service. Several years ago she was honored as “Volunteer of the Year” and was very happy but embarrassed to be singled out. She was a humble woman and always wanted to be doing something. Even up until the end she was a Northwood Volunteer, doing whatever she could to make someone else happy. When Vera moved into Northwood Manor in 1967 she became extremely involved in all of the activities offered to the residents, crib, shuffleboard, Bingo, card club, bowling and darts where she excelled in many of these activities. Vera also was a member of the St. Mary’s Lawn Bowling Club and won first place In the Women’s finals a number of years ago. She was a faithful participant at the Grace Chapel services held monthly in Northwood and supported the Daily Bread booklet service through Day of Discovery. We will miss her infectious smile and sweet presence as she will be fondly remembered by family and friends. Cremation has taken place and a family burial will take place at Oakridge Memory Gardens, Middle Sackville under the direction of the Atlantic Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held in the Shirley Burnstein Hall, Northwood Centre, 2615 Northwood Terrace, Halifax on Thursday, 18 September at 2:00pm under the direction of Grace Chapel officiated by Beth Havill .A reception will follow. Donations may be made to Souls Harbour Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 9255, RPO CSC, Halifax, N.S., B3K 5M8 ; Grace Church, Farnham Gate Road, Halifax, N.S. or the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com, Halifax Chapel