JA Snow Funeral Home


Emmalee Mary Hopkins

4 July, 19323 May, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Emmalee Mary Hopkins (née Davidson) age 88, on May 3rd, 2021 at Ivany Place Bedford.

Emmalee was born in Brantford, Ontario and was predeceased by her parents Mary Lee and Wilfred Davidson and sister Joan (Robert) Boyer.

Mom enjoyed travelling. As a young woman her travel adventures included working in London, where she attended a garden party hosted by the Queen in honor of her coronation in 1953, visiting her sister in Paris and Montevideo and meeting Elvis Presley in Nashville.

For several years Emmalee operated Oceanus Cottages in Green Bay, NS, and was an active member of the South Shore Tourism Association and the Bridgewater United Church. She loved the beaches along the South Shore, Crescent Beach was her favorite, and enjoyed photographing coastal scenery. In later years Mom moved to Halifax to be closer to her family, and then to Ivany Place where she enjoyed many activities and friendships. Mom had a sweet sense of humor and was always ready for a laugh and a teasing. Emmalee is survived by her beloved daughters Mary Anne Hopkins and Heather Kilby and grandsons Drew Kilby and Kyle Kilby. She was so very proud of Drew and Kyle and their accomplishments. We will miss her dearly.

We wish to express deep gratitude to the staff of Ivany Place, especially those working in Seaside Cove for their wonderful care and friendship over the years. Mom was also very fond of Sage the mischievous resident cat.

A private family gathering will be held. Emmalee had a love for all animals. If you would like to make a donation in her memory, donations to SHAID Tree Animal Shelter or another animal rescue organization would be appreciated.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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AC (Bob) & Ramona Shupe

8 May 2021

Heather et Mary-Anne;
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I never had the pleasure to know her.
However, because I know you both, I can see that she must have been a caring and wonderful soul who is worthy of appreciation and remembrance. - “so sorry about your loss”.

Sincere condolences;
Bob & Ramona Shupe

Patricia Phonchareon

8 May 2021

Mary Anne,

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a warm, kind, and wonderful mom. I remembered when we went to stay with her for a week during our vacation. She was very hospitable and I had sweet potatoes casserole with mash mellow on top for the first time. It was delicious!
Your mom was full of spirits and fun. It was funny when she commented that I looked like a red lobster when I fell asleep during a peaceful tanning session at the Rissers beach.

I will sadly miss her, but I will always remember and cherish her fun, loving spirit in my heart.

Nancy Munro

7 May 2021

Mary Anne and Heather, I will forever remember your Mom fondly. It was always a pleasure to be in her company. She was a genuinely kind and gracious person. Mary Anne, when we played as children in your home, your Mom always made me feel welcome. I so enjoyed my visit with you and your Mom not long ago. Keeping you in my thoughts during your time of sorrow.

Peggy MacLean

7 May 2021

I enjoyed meeting your Mom at Evany after our choir, the North Street Singers, performed there a few years ago. She seemed to really enjoy music. My condolences to all your family.
Peggy and Dave MacLean

Atinuke Adeoye

7 May 2021

My deepest sympathies to you, Mary Ann and Heather. I'm holding you in my heart with prayers and wish you peace and comfort as you grieve your mom's passing. - Atinuke Adeoye

Lisa Heim

7 May 2021

I have lovely memories of Emmalee. She was so very kind and had the sweetest, soft voice and beautiful laugh and a great sense of humour. Sending so much love to you, MaryAnne, and sincere condolences to Heather, Drew & Kyle.

Marcy Rumble

5 May 2021

Emmalee was a bright light in our days, she will be missed.