Juanita Tibbetts

September 20, 1937January 15, 2021
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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our loving mother on January 15, 2021. At age 83 Juanita passed away peacefully with her family at her side in Digby General Hospital. Born on September 20, 1937, Juanita was the daughter of late Frank Lloyd Crosby Sr. and Bertha (Robinson) Crosby. She is survived by her daughters, Wanda ( Philip) MacDonald, Doucetteville, Gail Connell, Dartmouth, son, Roger Tibbetts, Smith’s Cove, brother, Leroy, (Bonnie) Crosby, Thornton, Ontario and sister Shirley Thompson of New Minas, five grandchildren Paul Hearn, Andrew (Catherine) Connell, Andrea (Devin) Penney, Sarah Tibbetts (Grant Cahill) and Kate Tibbetts, five great grandchildren –Ava, Ethan, Ian, and Evelyn Connell and Dylan Hearn plus many nieces and nephews. Juanita was predeceased by her husband George Tibbetts, brother Frank Jr ( Bing) Crosby, infant sisters Belva and Patsy and grandson Stephen Hearn.

Juanita enjoyed being part of the hospitality industry many years holding various roles lastly working at the Mountain Gap Inn. Her hardworking devoted work ethic was evident as a team player where she illustrated her kind and caring traits. Many who worked alongside her spoke of her fun loving nature and good sense of humour. Juanita always put family first in everything she did. She worked tirelessly to make her nearest and dearest feel loved and cared for, she was the cornerstone of our family. The Sunday dinners, the cooking and baking, the special occasions she prepared for (especially Christmas which was her favorite) gave her great joy to share with others. She raised the bar when celebrating! Even though there were struggles with health problems in the past few years her strong faith in the Lord carried her through. She will be greatly missed by family and friends alike, as she was known for her warmth, kindness and compassion.

Juanita requested (along with the family) a special thank you to Michele Faesler Mom's caregiver over the last several yeas and acknowledgement to Dr. John Black for his many years of wonderful care (and a few laughs too). There will be a private family funeral service at Smith’s Cove Baptist Church, Reverend Mark Cress officiating.

Live streaming of the service can be viewed on January 20 @ 2 pm on the following Face book page: Interment will be at Smith Cove Sulis Cemetery.

In memoriam donations can be made to Smith’s Cove Baptist church. Online condolences can be sent to

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Anne and John Cottreau

January 23, 2021

so sad to hear of my friend passing. We shared many happy times throughout the years when I lived in Smith's Cove. We spent lots of time with Juanita and George. I will always remember them and now they are together resting in peace.Condolences and prayers to all who knew and loved them.
Rejoice in all your happy memories. Hugs Hugs.
Thanks for sharing all the pictures..

Gerrie Everett

January 20, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family. Juanita was a wonderful woman and a dear friend since we were young girls she will be dearly missed.

Joan Godin

January 20, 2021

So pleased we could join the immediate family at your Mom's memorial on line! Both Joe and I had mentioned our desire to stop in and visit but with the Covid had chosen not to. No need for her to be concerned about that anymore!! Up there dancing in the flowers!!!
We were trying to figure out the ages of family members. Sher and Roger! Not a real clue but for one - Gail was my flower girl when I was married. Your Mom told me she took the flowers out of the basket and put them in water!! So cute.
My son Dan asked me to pass on condolence if I saw any of you. Just don't do that visiting any more. Someday soon we hope!!

Carolyn Crosby-Gidney

January 20, 2021

Dear Wanda, Roger, Gail & Families:
So sorry to hear about Juanita. We spent many happy times with George and Juanita and you guys in the good old days. I have lots of memories to cherish. She was a wonderful cook and baker and always had chocolate in the house for kids. She was always a friend to me. Juanita was a very special lady. Rest in Peace, Juanita. Love and hugs to you all.

Kevin & Molly Weber

January 20, 2021

Roger & Michele.. we are so sorry at the loss of your Mom Roger.. no matter how young or old it is a loss. Michele, you cared for Juanita so tenderly & dedication & I know you gave Juanita much love & care especially her last few months. You were both fortunate to have each other. Your kindness and love and care will be forever remembered. Thinking of you Roger & Michele much love.

Vonda Thompson

January 19, 2021

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you all.
Send love and hugs, Vonda, Joe and family

Diane Robinson

January 19, 2021

So sorry to hear about your mom she was a wonderful lady and such a great friend to Stella Rest In Peace now.

Barb Height- Dunford

January 19, 2021

Barb Height- Dunford & Joy Sanford McKinney

Sending our Sincere Condolences to the Family of Juanita Tibbetts. Your Mum & I had many enjoyable cups of tea when we lived in the Cove. So sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs to all XOXO

Susan Oliver

January 19, 2021

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I have fond memories of her and remember many good times at your home in Smith's Cove.
Cherish your memories as they will help you get through this hard time in your lives.

Susan Oliver (Berry)

Ardith Isles

January 19, 2021

Dear Wanda, Roger and Gail:
I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mom. The photos bring back many treasured memories for me of the times spent at your home: Gail’s birthday parties throughout elementary school and our adventures as teenagers that we shared.
Although it’s been many years ago now, the fond memories remain vivid in my mind.
I remember in particular, your mom made Gail a lovely birthday cake, beautifully and meticulously decorated with tiny rosebuds made of icing and displayed with cut- out paper girls (I believe holding parasols). Even as a kid, I was amazed at her talents!
Later, as a teenager, spending many sleepovers on the weekends, and your mom picking us up in Digby after a “ nite on the town”.
I recall many laughs as we sat around your kitchen table chatting or sharing a meal. Your home was certainly a loving and welcoming place for me.

Wishing you all peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Sending love & hugs,