In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Sister Margaret Landry

Mon, Mar 25th, 2024

Sister Margaret Landry, formerly Sister M. Amelia, 101, a Sister of Saint Martha, Antigonish, died at Mary’s Court, Parkland, Antigonish on Thursday March 21, 2024 in the 74th year of her Religious Life.

Born in Lower South River, Antigonish County, NS, Sister Margaret was the daughter of the late George and Amelia (Boudreau) Landry.

Sister Margaret entered the Sisters of St. Martha on February 15,1950. She pronounced her first vows on February 15,1952, and her perpetual vows on August 15,1955.

Homemaking was Sr. Margaret’s consistent ministry throughout her religious life.  She excelled not only in the duties of this ministry but in the spirit of it as well. She truly was a homemaker. She served in several places where our sisters were present. In Nova Scotia, St. Andrews; Bethany; St. Francis Xavier University; Antigonish; Sydney; as well as Toronto, Arnprior, and Ottawa, in Ontario; and Kamloops, BC. 

A kind, funny and compassionate presence, Sr. Margaret was a prayerful and wise woman. She held all aspects of farming close to her heart, with a game of cards being a close second. When she made the move to Mary’s Court, she was delighted to discover that her room overlooked the barn on Bethany Property, and she could sit and watch the activity of the Martha New Growers. She certainly understood the interconnectedness of all creation.  

Sr. Margaret witnessed daily to a life of humbleness, simplicity, and humour. She was grateful for all the big moments of life and the seemingly mundane. Her loss of hearing did not stop her from engaging with others and deepened her life of contemplative prayer. 

Her family were very special to her, and she to them. Sister Margaret is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents she was predeceased by sisters Nathalie Levy and Elizabeth Connolly, and brothers James, Charles, Thomas and Nicholas. She is survived by many devoted nieces and nephews and their families. 


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