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Sister Greta Conrad (Margaret Ann)

Conrad, Sister Greta (Margaret Ann), 88, died in Caritas Retirement Centre, Halifax, NS on February 2, 2018.  Born in Riverport, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of Ralph and Margaret Conrad.  Educated in Halifax, she furthered her studies at Mount Saint Vincent College.  She entered the Sisters of CharityHalifax in 1952 and made her first profession in 1955. Sister Greta served the congregation as Home Economics Teacher in Massachusetts, New Waterford, Glace Bay and Halifax.  Greta went on to receive her doctorate at Pennsylvania State University.  She then joined the faculty at Mount Saint Vincent until her retirement in 1990. She was well-respected by students and faculty who kept close contact with her over the years.  She also served the congregation as treasurer in Halifax for six years. Sister Greta was appointed Accounting Assistant for the Motherhouse. She is survived by her step-brother, David Griffiths, Halifax and step-sister Margaret Moss, Murray Harbour, PEI, as well as step nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her parents and step mother Hazel Conrad. The body will be in Caritas Residence on Tuesday, February 6th, with visitation from 3pm until the Prayer Service at 7p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 7th, at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel in Caritas Residence.  Burial will follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Charity Ministry Fund.

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2018-02-06T14:47:52+00:00

2 Comments

  1. Sandy Guadagni April 17, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

    I just wrote a note to Sister Greta on the ‘Send a Message to a Sister’ page and submitted it and then checked the ‘Remembering Sisters’ page, only to discover that she had passed on to the next reality. I would so have loved to see her one more time. She changed my life, along with Norma Coleman (who has also passed on) by giving me my form of artistic expression through fibre arts, clothing design, wardrobe development and coordination, retailing and marketing and so much more. I truly love you Sister Greta, for all that you have given me. May the conversation continue across the ‘great divide’ of this reality and the next. It’s not a great divide, I discovered at my mother’s death 3 years ago, it ‘s just a more direct way of having that conversation as there is no need for phones or e-mails. One just needs to go inside and make the connection as I am right now. Say hi to my mom, Sister Greta . . . she’s the one playing the piano and tending the roses . . . her name is Audrey and also say hi to Allan’s Mom, Ella. She passed a year ago yesterday and she connected with Allan as a bird on his car windshield yesterday. Some people would call all his metaphysical nonsense, but we know better, don’t we. Help us help the planet. We do believe that, in the words of Bob Dylan that “The times they are a changin'”. We need your help so please rally the forces of ‘heaven’ to that end. For we, all life and all life forms, living and dead and all existence, animate and inanimate, are collectively the one true god . . .as you well know, especially now in ‘death’ which is just a new form of ‘life’. Just one question: Are clouds really as soft as they look? Love, Sandy

  2. Valerie L Young Mount May 15, 2018 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    I am very late in learning of Sister Greta Conrad’s passing. I only learned of it in reading her step-brother’s obituary in a recent newspaper. I did not know her well, as she was older than I but I do remember her as she and my older sister Audrey Young (deceased April 1, 1988 in St. Thomas, Ontario) were great chums when Greta and her mother and father lived in our little village of Deep Brook in Annapolis County in the 50s, I think it would have been, perhaps late 40s. I imagine her father would have been either in the navy or employed at H.M.C.S. Cornwallis naval base, one mile from our home, and I think Greta and Audrey would have travelled to Annapolis Royal Academy together on the school bus. I’m pretty sure she did not attend our village school, as she was in her mid-teens or late teens when living here. I may have old photos of her and Audrey, if I do find them, I will post them. The home she and her parents lived in, probably rented, was unfortunately torn down years ago, and a automotive repair shop stands pretty near the spot.

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