5 June , 1925 – 28 March , 2019
Mabel Ruth Marion Marshall passed away peacefully in the Digby General Hospital on March 28 at the age of 93.
Born in Halifax she was the daughter of the late John and Alice (Martin) Ellis and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mabel worked for several years in the cleaning services at the former CFB Cornwallis until her retirement in 1988. She loved the outdoors, especially walks in the woods and along the beach with her dogs. She enjoyed music, doing puzzle books and watching hockey, especially her favorite team the Montreal Canadiens.
She is survived by her daughter Ann (Paul) Brown, grandchildren Jennifer, Michelle, Matthew, Amanda, Laura, Suzanne, Richard and Sherry-Lynn; eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Mabel was predeceased by her husband Rustin (Bus); sons Richard, David, and Peter also an infant son at birth; brothers Richard, Ancil, Wally, William, Leander, Harry and sister Madeline.
In keeping with Mabel's wishes cremation has taken place under the care of Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby. Special thank you to the Doctors and staff at Digby General Hospital for their continuing care. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in Mabel's memory may be made to your local animal shelter or the Canadian Wildlife Federation, 350 Michael Cowpland Dr, Kanata, ON K2M 2W1, Canada. Leave condolences www.jaynesfuneralhome.com "With love comes loss, but in the end it's worth it."
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Mary Ellis Langevin
8 April 2019
I was so saddened to hear of Aunt Mabel's passing. She was a lovely women who knew many hardships during her life but always put one foot in front of the other. She was such a comfort to Pap after Mum passed on. I have so many fond memories of her. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. With deepest sympathy, Mary
31 March 2019
My sympathy to all the family. I have many fond memories of Mabel and Uncle Bus from my early years. At Christmas our families would spend an evening at each other's homes, hers in Digby and ours in Hill Grove. Also remember the fun we had at their cottage on the lake. Mabel experienced more tragedies than anyone should have to but was able to keep going. I have admired her strength.
Judy (Gates) Minard