Margaret Rogers

Margaret Marie Rogers

1940 - 2023

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Obituary of Margaret Marie Rogers

Margaret Marie Rogers (Day), 83, of Portuguese Cove, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, the morning of December 30, 2023.  Born on November 25, 1940, she was raised in Stewiacke, NS by her foster parents, Alice Kempt and Margaret and Walter “Dee” Kelly,  along with her sisters, Helen, Lydia and Muriel.  She then spent her late teenage years with her uncle and aunt, George and Marg Curtis, and cousin, Bernie Curtis (Lynette).  Margaret spent most of her working career in retail around the Spryfield and Halifax areas, the majority at Sears. She could be found on Thursday nights with her CNR Via Bowling League. She was like a grandmother to everyone she met and was always ready to give a helping hand, as was evident when she won the lottery with her Sears group of friends and helped many family members with the winnings. 

Margaret is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Gerald, her only beloved daughter, Donna Conway, treasured granddaughters, Alicia MacDonald (David) and Michelle Ubsdell (David), and her cherished great-grandchildren, Pat (Maddy), Candace, Hanna and James.   She is also survived by her sisters, Lydia Pannier (Rod) and Muriel Huelin, her foster brothers, Vernon Kelly (Bev) and Jimmy Kelly (Pat), as well as her many cousins, friends and “adopted” grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her adoptive parents, Alice, and Margaret and Walter,  her aunt and uncle, George and Marg, a special son-in-law, David Conway, her sister, Helen McCormick, and a brother-in-law, Art Huelin.

Margaret’s family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses at the hospital, especially the Palliative Care Team.  A special thank you to Maddy, we would not have been able to keep her home without you.

Cremation has taken place under the care of J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 2-4pm at 8 Stoney Beach Road, Whites Lake, NS (Donna's home). All are welcome.  To send condolences to the family, please visit