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CURRIE, Marie Kathleen 

Marie Kathleen Currie of Halifax, passed away February 15, 2015, in
Melville Lodge Care Center, Halifax. Born in Glace Bay in 1925, she was a
daughter of the late Honourable Lauchlin Daniel Currie and Margaret Jane
(Curry) Currie. A librarian by profession, Kathleen, after graduating from
St. Francis Xavier University and McGill University, began her career at
the Brooklyn Public Library New York, as a children's librarian. She
returned to Halifax in 1950 to take the position as the first Supervisor
of the children's department in the new Halifax Memorial Library. She
later became Acquisitions Librarian and Special Collections Librarian at
Mount Saint Vincent University. Kathleen had a wide and varied interest in
community activities. She was an enthusiastic member of many organizations
such as the Canadian Club, The Scots, of which she was an Honorary Life
Director and the Missions to Seamen. She supported numerous charities and
worthy causes. With a strong interest in music, Kathleen was a member of
many chorale groups in Halifax, including the Armdale Chorus, the Bluenose
Belles, the Bethany Chorale and a number of church choirs. For three years
beginning in 1960, Kathleen had a national television show on CBC. She was
also appointed by the Canadian Library Association as the children's
librarian at Expo '67. Kathleen was predeceased by her sister, Genevieve.
She is survived by her sister, Alice (Reid), Waterloo, Ont.; and brothers,
John Hugh (Roberta), Calgary; and Emmet (Bernadette), Halifax as well as
many nieces and nephews. No visitation. Funeral service will take place
Thursday, February 19 at 11 a.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home Chapel, 339
Lacewood Dr., Halifax, with reception to follow. The family wishes to
thank Dr. Valerie Lewis for her many years of caring for Kathleen. We also
thank the staff of Melville Lodge for their care and compassion. Memorial
dona-tions may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. To leave an
on-line condolence, please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com