JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS


Edna Mary Avery

23 diciembre , 19233 junio , 2019
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Edna Mary Avery (Eloquin)

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beautiful Edna Mary Avery (Eloquin), wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother on June 3, 2019 at approximately 7:40 pm at the QEII Hospital, in the arms of her daughter Dianne.

She was born in des Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec, on December 23, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Placide and Alda Eloquin. She moved to Halifax as a young lady where she met and fell in love with her husband of 70 years; David Avery.

She was a hard worker through the years, working for Dominion Stores and later where she managed the United Cigar store in Woolco at Scotia Square.

She had such a love for life, family and friends. Her heart was always so full of love that those around her always felt it radiate from her. She so enjoyed get-togethers with family and dances with her hubby. In fact, she was the happiest when her family was around her, be it for special gatherings or simply for supper, with a glass or two of white wine.

She is survived by her husband David, son David, daughter Dianne Cowie and her very special son-in-law Frank. Grandchildren Lori Purdy (Kelly), Michelle Munroe (Trevor), Michael Cowie (Tyler), Tara Avery (Carl), Stephen Avery and Cheryl Avery Foort (Kyle). Great-grandchildren Zachary, Brendan, Franklin, Rachel, Torie, Rowan and Finn. She is also survived by her brother Edmond Eloquin (Bernadette), sisters Simone and Florence Eloquin and her many nieces and nephews in des Iles de la Madeleine. She was pre-deceased by her parents, brothers Toni, Leo, Raymond and Martin. Sisters Laura, Marianne, Alexina and Jackie.

Special thanks to all the wonderful doctors and nurses at 8.4 who took wonderful care of her in her last days. She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her but we know she lives on in our hearts and in our many memories of her.

Rest well Mom…

Visitation Friday evening June 7, from 6 – 8 pm at JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. Halifax, NS, Funeral Service Saturday afternoon June 8, at 2 pm at JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr.


  • Visitation viernes, 7 junio , 2019
  • Funeral Liturgy sábado, 8 junio , 2019
  • Reception sábado, 8 junio , 2019


Edna Mary Avery


Carole Eloquin

8 junio , 2019

Dear sweet, loving auntie Edna,

It is with sadness that we say AUREVOIR matante Edna!
It is even harder to not be able te be there with your family and loved ones to share their sorrow...we are also very sadden by your passing. :( You know, you are the one who made sure that your children were to know their french heritage, cousins, kept tight links with us. Your Magdalen Islands we always in your heart. We are far but close in your mind and heart. We will miss your visits as it was always a pleasure to meet and spend time catching up and laughing.

We want to express our deepest sympathies to each one of you as you were all so special to her; but specially uncle Dave her soulmate, her priceless children Dianne and family and David and his family. She will always be remembered, always be thought of as a wonderful person. We could not attend her service but will be there by the link you sent. Thank you for thinking of us! We will join you in thoughts. Love you all and be strong as she would want you to be.
Our deepest condoleances and love from me and my family, Dorise and family, Linda and family and Marc and his family are all
sending all their love to you. RIP auntie, go reunite with your family who awaits you now. XOOX

Carl Armsworthy

7 junio , 2019

Dave, very sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Carl Armsworthy

Dolly and Alex Cowie

6 junio , 2019

Dianne and Frank and Family: Edna was a special lady. We will remember all the happy times we shared with her. She gave love and received love.

All the dances , parties, and Christmas' we shared. Our special conversations about our Families will be cherished forever. You are gone to a new place now but with us your spirit will stay We love you.

Gordon and Jackie Eisnor

6 junio , 2019

David and Family; Sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear wife. I know that you have many great memories.

Kerry Dickson

6 junio , 2019

She is fondly remembered , when she visited the Islands for holidays she would come to my salon to have for hair set , she loved it when I would tell her how young she looked , and would say to me I look as young or younger then Simone , I always told her oh yes , my deepest sympathies

Rick and Gail Smith

6 junio , 2019

So sorry Dianne and family to hear of the loss of your mom. It doesn't matter how old our loved one is, it still hurts so much. I know your mom was so happy to have such a loving and caring family. Take care.

Ron & Doreen Munroe

6 junio , 2019

Dianne we are so sorry on the passing of your Mom. Sending our sincere condolences and sympathy to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Suzanne Markou

6 junio , 2019

I will always remember Edna with lots of love and laughter. From the times as a child Edna and Dave visiting our home for parties to the times when I was older and I would go to the mess or darts with my mom and dad ( Ralph and Marion Villeneuve) and laugh, drink and dance with Edna , Dave and all their friends. Such wonderful wonderful times. Edna was a beautiful lady. Never to be forgotten. My sincere condolences and love to all the Avery family. 😢

Marian Hopkins

6 junio , 2019

I hold fond memories of your mother and your great love for each other. Cherish the memories and they will provide comfort.

AnneMarie Pitts

5 junio , 2019

My sincere sympathy at the passing of your mother.She was such a dear lady, she was always smiling and always had a twinkle in her eye. Your mom and dad were a special couple and I enjoyed running into them at the mall when they stopped in for coffee and a chat with friends.Give your Dad a big hug for me.I will see you all on the weekend. Love Anne Marie