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Berniece Margaret Halliday


Berniece Margaret Halliday

Berniece Margaret Halliday, age 93, of Cedarstone Enhanced Care, in Truro, NS, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Born in Rose, NS, she was the second daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Mitchell) Halliday.

At the age of 15, Berniece was one of the youngest Nova Scotians to write the Grade 12 school exams and to be accepted to Provincial Teacher's College.

A graduate of the Provincial Teacher's College and Mount Allison University (BA'61, BEd'62), she spent the first nine years of her teaching career in the schools of her native Cumberland County.  Following a period of employment in Amherst, she taught three years in Montreal, and returned to Nova Scotia to teach for 35 years in Halifax, first in Morris Street, later Tower Road Annex, and secondly in Tower Road, where she had been a first grade teacher since 1974.  After 47 years as a teacher, she retired in 1990.  Many students and their parents will remember Miss Halliday as their favorite teacher.

She was a member of St. Matthew Church in Halifax and adherent of Millvale United Church.

In her leisure time, Berniece has many interests.  She had many memorable vacations within Canada, United States and Europe.  She regularly attended Symphony Nova Scotia concerts and plays at Neptune Theatre.  She loved gardening, especially growing roses.  She enjoyed calligraphy, knitting, needle point, tole painting and smocking.  Many of her finished products were given to her family and friends.  Berniece relished a good book and was an avid reader of poetry, biographies and historical novels.

She is survived by sisters Inez Halliday and Vera (Max) Brown of Truro, Shirley (William) Cox, South Branch; niece Heidi Brown, Dartmouth, nephew Scott (Nancy) Brown, Truro Heights and step great niece Kristen MacPhee.  

She was predeceased by sisters Ina Mae in infancy and Beryl and brother Raymond.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of  W. Allen Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, NS (902-447-2167), where visiting hours will take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from Noon to 2 pm, followed immediately at 2 pm by her funeral service, Rev. Marion Lloy officiating.  Following a reception, her remains will be interred in the Rose Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Berniece may be made to the Rose Cemetery, or a charity of your choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Berniece's online memorial at or through the W. Allen Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
W. Allen Funeral Home, Oxford, NS

Visitation Time
Noon until 2 pm
Visitation Location
W. Allen Funeral Home, Oxford, NS

Burial Location
Rose Cemetery

Requested Charity
Rose Cemetery or charity of your choice.