OBITUARY

Lena C. King

23 August , 19304 June , 2019
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It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to our dearly beloved mother Lena Cecilia King of Doucetteville on June 4, 2019 in Digby General Hospital at Age 88. Born in Doucetteville, Lena was one of 6 children born to the late John Gardie and Lillian (Amero) Thibodeau. Lena was a devoted full time mother to her children and a devoted wife and caregiver to her husband Gordie, providing total nursing care to him until he lost his battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a wonderful homemaker and baker. She especially liked making pies, donuts, and jellyrolls. All sorts of goodness came from her oven. Lena enjoyed growing and harvesting her vegetable garden and making pickles for her family. She looked forward to berry picking season and making jams and jellies and other preservers. Her hobbies were embroidery, quilting, and knitting. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and did so up until her illness. Music moved her and in her younger years she loved to dance and displayed great rhythm. She was an avid card player and enjoyed the comradeship that a game of cards delivered. Lena was extraordinary friend and was loved for her sense of humor and her keen wit. She relished in sharing a cup of tea and laughter with family and friends. Lena touched all who knew her and her joyful spirit will not be forgotten. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her never failing sense of humor, her joyful disposition and her total commitment and dedication to the care of her beloved husband. Lena was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Doucetteville and Holy Cross Church, Plympton. Lena is survived by her brother, Pius (Grace) Thibodeau, Doucetteville; sister Evelyn Melanson, Doucetteville; children Larry King (Suzanne Duran), Doucetteville, Judy (Guy) LeBlanc, Belliveau’s Cove, Sharon (Gilles) Hostal, Ingonish Beach, Gayle Belliveau, Doucetteville, Janice (Randy) Thibault, Doucetteville, David (Josette) King, Sissiboo, and 14 Grandchildren Gordie, Guy, Katrina, Leanne, Andre, Natasha, Tracy, Troy, Craig, Kirk, Joel, Nicole, Jason, Chad, and 13 great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Lena was predeceased by her late husband Gordon Albert King, Brother Adolph Thibodeau and Sisters Estelle Melanson and Anna Thibodeau. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday, June 6, 2019 from Jayne’s Funeral Home, Digby 902-245-2525. Service will be held at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:30am, Father Vincent presiding with a reception at the church hall, private family interment to follow.The family would like to send special thanks to VON, Digby Care and Home Support, Palliative Care Team and to all the nurses and doctors at Digby General Hospital for their professionalism, compassionate care and support during this difficult time in our lives. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Multiple Sclerosis Society and/or Red Cross. Share a memory or condolence at: www.jaynesfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Afternoon Visitation Thursday, 6 June , 2019
  • Evening Visitation Thursday, 6 June , 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, 7 June , 2019

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Suzanne King

8 June 2019

49 plus years ago Lena welcomed me into the family and i got to know one of the strongest friendliest funniest amazing person that has ever entered my life . There will be no other person like her . She is now with the angels and is not suffering anymore . God rest her soul.Love always and forever daughter in law Suzanne

Jeanne Thibault

7 June 2019

Judy, you are in our thoughts and prayers! Our most sincere condolances to all the family.

Heather Thibault

7 June 2019

My thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time, may you hold the memories close to your heart ❤️ She will always be with you. Love and prayers. Heather Gosson (Thibault)

Marilyn Mackintosh

6 June 2019

Want to express my sincere sympathy to Lena’s family. One of the sweetest and pleasant ladies I have had the pleasure playing cards with.

Elaine Gibson

6 June 2019

Sending my deepest condolence to the family,,you are in my thoughts and prayers . May God grant you all peace at this time knowing Lena is with the many angels in her Heavenly home.

Josette King

6 June 2019

Today a said goodbye to my mother inlaw , she was a great person, when I was 17 she welcomed me into her home and I knew I was there to stay, she made me feel so at home, the memories around the kitchen table are priceless, thank you so much Lena , you truly were one of the best. Love jo

Debby & Don bondy

6 June 2019

We send our love, Prayers & condolences to all her family & friends. She was a lovely lady & can now play cards once again with Lorena.

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