Lola Jessie Tattrie

March 11, 1918February 8, 2013

TATTRIE, Lola Jessie, daughter of Wentworth and Nellie Blaxland, formerly of Clam Harbour, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2013 at the age of 94. Lola was predeceased by her husband Keith of 71 years. She is the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by brothers Wilfred, Laurence, James, Edward, Ernest, Harry and Leslie; sisters Gertrude, Marge (Conrad) and Phyllis (Baer); by daughter Judi (Shacklock) and one grandchild. Lola is survived by daughters Barbara (Joe) Coombs, Pam (Gordie) Collins, Doris (Pat) and sons Keith (Heather) and Paul (Nancy). She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Having spent the first 21 years of her life in Clam Harbour, Lola married a handsome school teacher on Christmas Day in 1939. When her husband returned from the war, they lived in the Halifax area until he was posted to Greenwood in the spring of 1960. When Keith retired in 1975 they moved on the outskirts of Greenwood to Tremont Road. In the early 90’s they relocated to the Bedford area to be close to most of their children and where they spent the remainder of their lives. Lola enjoyed sketching and oil painting still life’s and won an award for a painting she did of her daughter Judi in grade school. She added her talent of painting to many of her husband’s wood crafts over the years; including bird houses and whirligigs. In the late 60’s she enjoyed bowling on the Greenwood ladies league and helped out as a member of the ladies auxiliary at the Kingston legion. Her family will miss her yearly jars of strawberry jam and other fruits and vegetables she preserved. Lola was a closet romantic – she enjoyed reading romance novels for many years. She loved music and could play the piano and attempted to learn the guitar in her 80’s. In her later years, she enjoyed the challenge of intricate jig saw puzzles and solitaire card games. She encouraged her sister Marge’s love of genealogy and passed on her knowledge of family to her daughter to continue. Lola was a resident of the Cove Guest Home. A special thank you to the nurses and staff of Skylight. Interment will take place at a later date. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit


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February 18, 2013

Dear Tattrie family:

We were so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. We saw her for a short time at Uncle Les' funeral and she looked very well. We know you will miss her very much. My husband, Bob, and I are in Florida and received a call from a friend in N.S. to tell us the sad news. Our thoughts are with you.

Bob and Donna(nee Blaxland - Harry)Collings

Graham & Cathie Wiebe

February 17, 2013

We would like to express our sympathies to Lola's family at this time of loss. Remember well the wonderful times you had with her. My parents, Lola and Al Wiebe also extend their condolences. My mother often spoke of her and their shared experiences growing up on the Eastern Shore.

Diane Whiley

February 13, 2013


Mike Shacklock

February 13, 2013

I'm very saddened to learn of Lola's passing. But now she'll be with her loving husband Keith and my late wife Judi. Lola and Judi will be planning great meals and Judi will be working with her Dad to make whirligigs and cabinets. May the three of them look down on us and help guide us.

Janet Prescott

February 13, 2013

Deepest sympathy to you all in the passing of your Mom. Our family were friend of your parent in Greenwood many years agoand I recall many years of friendship as the 4 youngest Tattrie kids and my brother and I grew up and played together at the farm and at the 2 Trout Lake cottages. Sincerely Janet Prescott nee Foster

February 13, 2013

So sorry to read Lola Tattrie's death. I was your neighbour when we all lived on Glendale Road in Halifax, We left in June of 1959 but still remembered people from there. Our mothers were the same age.
My sympathies to all the family.
Sharon Shears

February 12, 2013

To the entire family, lola was a very special lady and will be missed by anyone who had the opportunity to meet her. I give a special thanks for that opportunity to have known her. My prayers are with the family. Gina (home instead senior care)

Katherine Walker

February 12, 2013

Just read about Aunt Lola's passing. Very sorry to hear this. Sincere sympathies
to Keith, Barb, Pam, Doris, Paul and their families. Last time I saw Uncle Keith and Aunt Lola I gave them some genealogy information on the Stephens-Tattrie family. Lovely and gracious people!
Katherine Joyce-Walker
Dallas, Texas

February 12, 2013

Sorry to hear of Aunt Lol's passing. She was a lovely lady

Nola Stoddart

Sheila and John Philips

February 12, 2013

So sorry to learn of your Grandmother's passing Christine. I heard so many times you speak so highly of her and her memories will go on. Our condolences from John and Sheila Philips