Marguerita “Rita” Pearl Hack (née Lowe) was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 21, 1920 to Johannes Louw of South Africa and Ethel Munroe of Bermuda.
Rita loved to share stories about her family and their history in South Africa and Bermuda with those around her. She was proud of her family's legacy.
Rita married Cecil A. Gay in June 15, 1942. Together they raised their family in Tufts Cove, NS. Rita created a loving home for her four children: Rick, Ron, Bill & Marilyn.
Rita was a baptized member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and she was active in every church she attended. She loved to serve in her church and held a position as Sabbath School Superintendent Leader for many years. Front and centre was Rita's deep love for Jesus, and she witnessed to many people over the years, introducing them to the Saviour. Rita also loved to sing and play her harmonica, both in church or when spending time visiting with her son, Bill.
Rita embraced life to the fullest, always with a smile on her face and a mischievous twinkle in her beautiful blue eyes. She always sought to look at the positive side of things. She was always kind and caring to others and left a lasting impression on all who met her. Everyone who met her loved her. She made many friends throughout her 101 plus years of life.
Of particular note, were the friends she made at McDougal Manor in Sackville and those from her church families over the years. She loved the time she was able to spend with them and the friendships they shared.
Left to grieve her passing are sons, Richard and William (Donna), and daughter, Marilyn. She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. We share our grief also with both the Marriott and Critchley families.
“Without a home, that is a place where we belong and are loved, life would be misery, but without an eternal home, life in the long run would be meaningless. However, Christ assured us that we do have a home to go to when we are uprooted by death, this home is our Heavenly Father’s house. He even says that He has gone to prepare a place for us in that house.
This gives us tremendous hope at this time. When Jesus comes at His second coming to take us home, what a day that will be.”
Rita’s favorite song to perform with her son Bill was Suppertime and now she is going Home at last.
Rita loved her family more than anything. She loved to brag about her family. She loved spending time with them. She was happiest when she could tell stories about her parents and grandparents in Bermuda. She loved visiting Bermuda. She loved to tell people that her family had 6 generations of Seventh-day Adventists and that her grandfather started the first Adventist church in Bermuda.
Rita loved to celebrate her birthday and often counted down to the event. She claimed it was always a sunny day for her to celebrate. She loved the balloons, cake, and special time with family.
We, as a family, have lost an amazing mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. But we are comforted to know she has finally found peace and the next thing she will see is Jesus coming to take her Home.
We invite those that would like to honour Rita's life to make a gift to one of her favourite charities - ADRA Canada or Sandy Lake Academy (Worthy Student Fund).
Marguerita “Rita” Lowe-Hack’s service will be on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 6:00pm. We invite everyone to join us at the Halifax Seventh-day Adventist Church at 2063 Parker Street in Halifax, NS.
We request that everyone wear masks while attending the service.
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