Obituary of Maureen M. Potter
Maureen Potter, 71, passed away at home on August 11, 2017 in Bear River, NS. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Oakley and Blodwyn Potter and her dear brother, Adrian.
Family was very important to Maureen and she kept close contact with them. She is survived by two paternal Uncles, Lloyd and Glen Potter (Parker’s Cove) paternal Aunt Ethel Foster of St. Catherine's,ON and a maternal Aunt, Nancy (Ken) Watkins of BC. Her cousins were special friends to Maureen and she enjoyed her visits with them, both in Canada and Wales.
Maureen devoted her life to family, friends and her social work career in Child Welfare. She graduated from the Maritime School of Social Work in 1969 and immediately began working at Annapolis Children’s Aid Society which later became Child and Family Services of Annapolis. For many years she was the senior social worker and held a number of administrative positions. True to her commitment to people, colleagues and clients often held a special place in her heart. Each client was important to her and foster families who cared for the “Government’s Children”, treasured her many supportive visits.
Maureen was keenly interested in preserving historical structures, a love which she shared with brother, Adrian. Perhaps the last unfinished work in her life was the restoration of the Goat Island Church. As a tribute to her, we would like to suggest that in lieu of flowers, friends may like to consider a donation to this cause. Contributions should be made to the Goat Island Church Historical Society @ Joe Potter, President, 12408 Highway #8, Caledonia, NS B0T 1B0
Maureen had many special friends who were like family to her. Many of those friendships began and blossomed with her active involvement in the community. She was an active member of the Bible Study Group sponsored by the Digby Baptist Church, The Wednesday Girls Book Club, The Clementsport Garden Club and the Clements Historical Society.
We all acknowledge that God created a very unique individual in Maureen Potter. She will be deeply missed by so many. Please join us for a funeral/celebration of Maureen’s life on October 7, 2017 at 11am at the Digby Baptist Church. A reception in the church will follow the service.
*PLEASE NOTE* funeral time is 11am not 2pm as previously posted.