JA Snow Funeral Home


Edith Mae Haverstock

June 20, 1929January 21, 2021


Age 91, of Hammonds Plains, passed away in the morning of the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century at Parkland Assisted Living Facility, Halifax. Edith was the 7th of 8 children of Garnet and Vera (Elliot) MacMichael of Carroll’s Corner and was predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Donald, as well as siblings Evelyn (Rose), Lorne, James, Jesse (Horne), Albert and John. She is survived by her sons Scott of Oakfield and Steven (Yukari) of Hackett’s Cove, grandson Dale (Carolyn) of Fall River, great grandchildren Jenna, Joel and Josie, daughter-in-law Debbie, and sister Hope Billard.

Born into a large farming family in 1929, hard work was ingrained in her from childhood, and in her later years, she would often remind us that, as a child, she ‘drove the horses’ for her father. Graduating from Provincial Normal College in 1950, Edith embarked on a 35-year teaching career, mostly at Hammonds Plains Consolidated Elementary School, where she eventually taught children of former students. While boarding in Hammonds Plains, she met Donnie, married in 1953 and lived in the house they built until 2017. She was very active in the community as a member of Hammonds Plains First Baptist Church, the Women’s Missionary Society, the Ladies Auxiliary of the fire department, and the Elliot Clan. She was always outgoing with a quick sense of humour, and enjoyed watching out for the children of Haverstock Hill and beyond, by supervising swimming in Schmidt’s Lake and driving to various activities. She loved to bake and took great pride in her knitting; many family members and friends wear the sweaters, mittens, socks and caps that she loved creating. Upon retirement, she travelled extensively with Donald across Canada, Europe and in 1994, to Japan.

The family extends heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Parkland for making Edith’s last 4 years comfortable and dignified, and to Kelly Evans and Cathy Lebrun for their valuable friendship and support. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Edith’s Life will be held after covid restrictions ease.

Donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Hammonds Plains, the United Church of Gays River, the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, or a charity of your choice.


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


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Sue and Norm Green

February 6, 2021

Scott and Family,
Our condolences.
Enjoyed working with Edith at Hammonds Plains Elementary. As a young teacher, I looked up to her. Her experience was very helpful.
Sue and Norm.

Brian Allaway

February 2, 2021

From all the Allaway family we wish to extend our deepest sympathies on the loss of your loved one. Losing someone is hard at the best of times however during this pandemic it has to be very hard. We only wish we could be with you for a bit of time to hear the stories you would have and to give you a little bit of support during this troubling time.
Thinking of you.
Brian, Simonne, Brian Wm. and Cara Allaway

Earle McMichael

January 31, 2021

I remember when Aunt Edith and Uncle Donnie would come to visit. Such a pleasure. Aunt Edith had a way to make you feel comfortable as a child, asking the right questions, offering encouragement .These traits were constant throughout the years. I can still hear her laughter, and I know she shared many laughs with my father. To me she seemed like a focal point when in her presence, and I know she will be greatly missed by all. To Scott and Steven and their family’s, my deepest condolences. May God bless.

Dave Lyons

January 29, 2021

Scott and family, Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She certainly was fortunate to have lived a long independent life. It is difficult to lose a parent at any age, and our thoughts are with you. Sending heartfelt sympathy across the miles,
Dave and Mary-Anne

RON and Valerie Lyons

January 29, 2021

Hi Scott and Debbie sorry to hear of your loss we are thinking of you ! Kind regards Ron and Valerie

Nancy Boland

January 29, 2021

Scott and Steven: I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a great volunteer in the Hammonds Plains community. I do remember sitting in your Mom’s kitchen(being the only girl)having some of her home baking while all the boys were outside playing sports. My condolences to you and your families.

Suzanne Hudgins

January 29, 2021

Mrs. Haverstock was my all-time favourite teacher ever! She taught me in Grade Two at Hammonds Plains Consolidated in 1973-1974. She really instilled my love of reading. We were reading Charlotte's Web in class and she knew I had my own copy at home. She always picked me to read and made me promise not to read ahead so I would not spoil it for the others. Your mom was so funny too. She caught me eating glue off my hands- after it dried- and I remember her groaning and then she dropped my scribbler on my head! Lol! She also had me pass a message to all of the teachers that recess was inside that day. I was doing really well until the second classroom and my shyness took over. I ran back to her crying and told her I could not do it. She was so kind to me and did not make a fuss. She took me by the hand and we went to the classrooms together. She had confidence in me when I clearly did not and I will always remember this. I have included the class picture and that is me in the second row, right in front of your dear mom. I was so honoured to be there! Please know that your mother made the world a brighter place at school for me and so many, many students. She was one of a kind! My sincerest condolences, Suzanne (Davison) Hudgins

Harold & Jean HILTZ

January 28, 2021

Dear Scott, Steven, Debbie , Dale and Family,
Our condolences to all of you in the loss of a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
Harold and Jean Hiltz

Beverly Reid

January 28, 2021

Just wanted to give our sincere condolences on the loss of Aunt Edith. Many an evening was spent in the Haverstock family home enjoying a meal and a laugh. Our home has right now some wonderful gifts we will always treasure made by both Uncle Donnie and Aunt Edith. Their kindness to us will never be forgotten. She will always have a special place in our hearts.
Who else is going to tell me I have put on some weight??
Bev and Weldon Reid

Linda MacDonnell

January 28, 2021

Stephen , Dale & Families

We are sorry to hear of Edith's passing, she was a great person in different ways to all who knew her,
Hoping you find comfort in those special memories that have been made

Rest In Peace Edith
Linda & Brian