Mary Ellen Joyce Logan

Passed 04/23/2020

Obituary for Mary Ellen Joyce Logan

Mary Ellen Joyce Logan - Whites Lake

The family of Mary Ellen are saddened to announce her peaceful passing surrounded with the people she loved most on April 23, 2020 at home at the age of 68. Mary Ellen was born in Charlottetown, PEI in 1952 to Russell and Molly (Robarts) Logan, settling eventually in Whites Lake, NS.

As a young girl "Sister", as her family called her, loved to swim at their beach, enjoyed family camping trips every summer to PEI, and getting into trouble with her best friend and sister Joanna.

In 1976 she became the proud mother to her only child, Ryan. As a single mother she proudly faced and overcame many challenges, believing that "When one door closes another always opens”. Mary Ellen completed her high school diploma, and then a college degree and shortly after was employed with the Provincial Government of Nova Scotia where she worked until retirement in 2010.

Later in life she met Albert, the love of her life, and moved into her childhood home. Along with her passion for geneology she was a lifelong artist who enjoyed painting scenes of the Prospect community she lived in and the flowers from her garden, which she avidly tended to every season. She also enjoyed teaching and painting along with her nieces and nephews whom affectionately named her "Rellen”. She loved gatherings at Joanna’s where many laughs were had and many memories made and loved Ryan and Deidre’s visits and dinners together.

Mary Ellen was a wonderful lady who will always be remembered for her kindness, creativity, her witty sense of humor, her sign language for her brother-in-law, her passion for life and for truly being a charismatic wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by husband Albert Sawler, son Ryan (Deidre Young), Joanna (Joseph) Slaunwhite, Wanda (Kevin) Higginbotham, David (Denise) Logan, Carol (Tom) Bond, Terry Logan, Russell (Buddy) Logan, father-in-law Vic MacAvoy and Kimberly Langley, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Russell and Molly (Robarts) Logan, mother-in-law Sally MacAvoy and Janet Fleming.

In lieu of flowers please donate in memory of Mary Ellen to your local food bank or Feed Nova Scotia. The family would like to thank everyone who visited and cared over Rellen.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

“I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.” -William Shakespeare

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Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the sudden passing of Mary Ellen. She was loved by many in the community where she lived and grew up in and she will be sadly missed. To her family - may the sorrow you feel in your hearts lighten by the love that surrounds you all during this difficult time. Know that Mary Ellen is at peace and not suffering anymore. God's love and many prayers are all around you - now and for as long as it takes and those wonderful memories will help get you through the loss of a wonderful lady.
- Sharon MacDonald
Albert, Ryan and family, I was saddened to hear about Mary Ellen, we worked together for a number of years with Employment Support Services. She spoke of all of you with such affection. She was a very creative lady with a lovely smile. May the many special moments shared with her help to ease your pain of loss over time, my condolences to the family. Nancy Pike
- Nancy Pike
I am so saddened by the recent passing of a good friend whom I worked with for many years at department of community services we had so much in common I was always threatening to cut her hair we talked about being single parents and Ryan you were her light Maryellen found out your lineage and we are related we talked about you meeting the family one day and I am still opened to do that I will miss her dearly and I was so happy she found you Albert you made her heart skip a beat my prayers are with the family
- Tanya bundy
Joanna, Terry, and Logan family, So sorry to hear of Mary Ellan's passing. Please accept my deepest symphathy for your loss. Thinking of you.
- Cathy Miles
Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to all Mary Ellen's family. The memories will be with you all forever in your hearts. Blaine and I are sending our deepest condolences to you all with much love.
- B/B Daniels
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Ellen. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and especially my good friend Albert. May she rest in peace with the angels.
- Stephen Marson
Deidre, sending my condolences to you and your family. May you cherish happy memories as you go through this difficult time.
- Nancy Burton
Dear Deidre, my deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your loved ones in this difficult time. Sincerely, Julie
- Julie Nolette
Oh my goodness, we are so sorry to hear of Mary Ellen's passing. Les and I have had the pleasure of her company, not recently, but surely the years we had with her long ago. She left a positive impression on us then and I'm sure many others over the years. Our deepest condolences to all of her family. Love and prayers to you all. Cindy and Les Harrie
- Cindy Harrie

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