Frances Alice Hersey

July 28, 1922November 25, 2018
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Hersey, Frances Alice - Age 96 of Tideview Terrace formally of Culloden, Digby Co. passed away November 25, 2018.

Born in West Dalhousie, she was a daughter of the late Sarah (Marshall) and Harris Boylan. She was a homemaker and an awesome mother of four. She is survived by daughters, Marion (Murray) Handspiker, (Digby); Darlene (Lester) Hersey, (Mount Pleasant); Susan (Jan) Hersey, (Kingston); son, Roy (Carol) Hersey, (Digby); nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; special nephew Phillip “Tim” Boylan, and several nieces and nephews.

Mom loved playing 45s, Skip-Bo and enjoyed bowling, listening to old time country music and was known as “Grandma Dynamite” on the CB radio. She enjoyed family coming to visit and afternoon tea parties with Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Sipes and special friend Joan.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Joe Hersey, twin sister, Doris Jane Boylan (in infancy), brothers, Burton and Phillip, daughter-in-law Evelyn Hersey and son-in-law Ewart Handspiker.

Visitation will be 7-9pm on Wednesday November 28 at Jayne’s Funeral Home, 7 Birch St. Digby (245-2525) also where the funeral service will take place at 2pm, Thursday November 29. Interment in Union Cemetery, Culloden.

The family would like to thank Dr. Black and the staff of both the Villa Acadienne and Prim House, Tideview Terrance for their excellent care. Family flowers only. Memorial donations can be made to Union Cemetery, Culloden. Leave condolences to


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 29, 2018

Frances Alice Hersey

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Burton Messenger

December 1, 2018

Our thoughts have been with the Hersey family this week when we learned of Frances passing. The Messenger and Piggott families of Centrelea have many fond memories of Frances visiting faithfully every year. Thank you to daughter Darlene for enabling your mother to keep her visits as the years passed.
We especially remember and appreciate your last visit this past spring when you came to our home with Frances.
In sympathy
Joan and Burton Messenger.

Lin Conway

November 29, 2018

Darlene , Monica and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time,

Holly Waltho

November 27, 2018

My heart goes out to you Sue and your family. Mom was a great lady and lived a good long life. RIP Mom. Love you. Xoxox

Marilyn Clayton

November 27, 2018

My throughs are with you Darlene and lester

Kelly Shaw

November 26, 2018

Thoughts are with you all.
Georgina Newell & Family

Donna Leadley

November 26, 2018

Darlene and family:
Thinking of you at this time . Please accept my sincere condolences for your family’s loss.

Donna Thibodeau Leadley

Lisa (Mercer) Sibbley

November 26, 2018

Thinking of you all at this time, and sending sincere condolences
~ Lisa

Pauline Comeau

November 26, 2018

Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Francais was a sweet lady and will be missed by many, My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen Atwater

November 26, 2018

Aunt Frances was always the same, she was always a very pleasant lady, always wanted you to have a cup of tea, we spent just about every Sunday visiting her and Uncle Joe when I was a kid, she never complained other than she was never hot, To the family your mother will be missed but there are so many wonderful memories , cherish the memories and always carry her in your heart, RIP Aunt Frances!