Chronicle Herald, Tuesday, 17 February 2015, page A11

 

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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 dona­tions may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com