Mary Anne Mossman
1963 - 2024
Mary Anne Mossman
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 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, Mary Anne Mossman. Mary Anne 60- of East LaHave passed away peacefully at the Halifax Infirmary on the 27th of May, 2024 with her family by her side.

Mary Anne was the wife of Donnie aka honey! Mossman, daughter of Marguerite and the late Harry Russell and the late Medford Wentzell. Daughter in law to Harrold aka Grampy Mossman (Lynn), and predeceased Sheila Mossman. Mother to Kendra Dominix (Jared) Stepmother to Matthew Mossman (Amanda Handcock), Tim Mossman and Grandmother to Noah (Eisabella), Jayden and Rowan. Sister to Lisa (Miles) MacDougall and the predeceased Dale Wentzell. Sister in law to Darrell (Mary Ann) Mossman and predeceased David and (Rachel) Mossman and many nieces and nephews.

Mary Anne was born on the 21st of August, 1963 in West Northfield. She grew up loving animals and her life on the farm. She had many friends in the community that she spent time with on bicycles, going to the drive in, turkey burger and dances. She discovered her love for music early on when her mother gave her a guitar and later had many jam sessions in her bedroom with her sister Lisa.

Mary Anne was sixteen when she started at Riverport Seafoods. After the buildings demise, Mary Ann found herself working at National Sea as a line worker which later became Highliner. She spent 38 years working for Highliner as a well respected colleague and face for the company known all over the world. Mary Anne was a person who took great pride in her work and it showed when she took on her latest position as Quality Specialist.

Mary Anne met the love of her life, 'Honey' Donnie Mossman at Highliner. What started as a simple conversation, turned into over 21 years of love and happiness. Married in the front yard of their home place, Mary Anne and Donnie went on to create many memories with friends and family. Many times you could find Mary Anne and Donnie hosting get-togethers with music and loads of food. Nobody ever left hungry! They found great joy in spending time with their friends and family.

One of Mary Anne's greatest joys was music. What started out with a 50 dollar guitar and learning to pick cords turned into a passion. Donnie told Mary Anne that if she stuck with it and continued to practice he would one day buy her a better guitar. A couple years later a trip to Long & McQuade ended with Donnie surprising Mary Anne with her dream guitar, 'Taylor'. She went on to play that guitar at many music jams with Harrold 'Grampy'. She loved her country music, especially George Jones, Conway Twitty and Charley Pride.

Another joy of hers was spending time with friends. For several years Mary Anne and Donnie stayed at the Little Lake Campground six months out of the year. They met many people from all parts of the world which later turned into lifelong friendships. Again, hosting many large feeds ranging from, lobsters, mussels, cod fish and potatoes, fish and chips with all the trimmings.

Mary Anne's character was caring and compassionate and this shows through many selfless acts of kindness like; Anonymously buying Christmas presents for families less fortunate and helping friends and strangers in need. Mary Anne was a great listener, she was always willing to lend an ear for anyone who wanted to talk.

Her motivation and ambition was like no other. Mary Anne started her active journey walking ten kilometres and more, which later lead to her passion for running. Sometimes Mary Anne would run over 20 kilometres and compete in various races like the Bluenose Marathon and the Lunenburg Road Race and Muffin Run and many others. Mary Anne also had a green thumb. You could find her out in her gardens planting flowers of all kinds. She didn't mind getting her hands dirty. She enjoyed her yard work; painting anything that required that little extra attention, mowing, weeding, carrying wood. Hard work did not scare Mary Anne.

Mary Anne loved her fur babies. Charlee, Dusty and Patches were her fur children. You could always find Dusty by Mary Anne's legs when she was working at the computer or standing up talking on the phone and Charlee would accompany Mary Anne on the couch when some TV time was needed. They say there is not greater
love than that of an animal and Mary Anne sure was loved by her fur babies.  

Mary Anne will be deeply missed by every heart that she touched. She will surely leave behind her legacy of strength, kindness, compassion and love.

We love you Mary Anne and we are grateful for all of the moments that we shared. You will live forever in our hearts.

A special thanks to the nurses, and staff in the 5.2 ward at the Halifax Infirmary. Your care and compassion was deeply appreciated.

Celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to SHAID, IWK or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca