It looks like you are viewing this on a mobile device. Would you like to use the mobile version? No thanks.
It looks like your device can support the full version of the site. Would you like to view that instead? No thanks.
Email to a friend Tweet This Send to Facebook Share on Google+
Ginette Thibault-Halman
August 16, 1973 - March 5, 2017
Return to the Memorial Getting Started Administration Inbox  
Return to Getting Started  
Return to the Memorial Help Extend the Memorial Order a Keepsake Book  
Obituary Eulogy Guestbook Biography Photos Media Life Stories Family Tree Contribute
<div itemprop="description">Ginette Thibault Halman, 43, of Dartmouth, NS passed away March 5, 2017 at the Victoria General following a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born in Pointe-de-l’Eglise, NS she was the daughter of Hector and Jeanne Thibault.<br>That smile! It could light up a room. Ginette touched the lives of all around her. She had the greatest ability to bring calm and perspective to a situation. She was an old soul. A devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister and nurse, Ginette lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed travelling, the company of her family and friends and believed deeply in the importance of helping others. A talented neuroscience researcher, Ginette completed her studies at McGill university in Montreal and moved back home to Nova Scotia with her husband Tim in 2002 and established a career in neuroscience research. She set a great example for her daughters, Sophie and Ella, teaching them that happiness is a choice and service to others is the highest calling in life. Ginette led with her quiet example. <br>She was a proud Acadian that never forgot her roots to Clare and was happiest at the camp or a hike in le petit bois or a walk in her parent’s apple orchard in Pointe-de-l’Eglise. Ginette took the time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life and brought happiness and joy to all she encountered. Respected by her friends and colleagues, Ginette was a strong, independent, talented woman that was a joy to work with. She was a person that you went to for advice. Her smile reflected her great spirit and joie de vivre. She was loved and respected by those who had the privilege of encountering her.<br>The Thibault-Halman family wishes to thank the amazing nurses on 5A of the Centennial building at the VG. A special thank you to Dr. Daniel Rayson and to all the caregivers that helped bring Ginette comfort in her final months. Ginette is survived by her parents Hector and Jeanne Thibault (Pointe-de-l’Eglise), her brother Simon Thibault (Halifax) her husband Timothy Halman (Dartmouth) and her daughters Sophie and Ella Halman (Dartmouth) and a niece and three nephews, and her best and life-long friend Nicole Schofield (Dartmouth).<br>Visitation will be held at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main St in Dartmouth on Tuesday, March 7 from 7 to 9 pm and on Wednesday, March 8 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm.<br>Funeral service will be held at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic church on Thursday, March 9 at 2 pm with Father Toochukwu Okafor presiding. Burial will follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, 767 Main Street, Dartmouth. Family and friends are invited to return to the St. Thomas More church hall to celebrate Ginette’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at:<br><br>“Now I bid you farewell, I don’t know when I’ll be back. They’re moving us tomorrow to that tower down the track. But you’ll be hearing from me baby, long after I’m gone. I’ll be speaking to you softly from a window in the Tower of Song.”<br> -Leonard Cohen <br><br> <br></div>