McPHEE (ELLIOTT), Alfreda May

Obituaries

McPHEE (ELLIOTT), Alfreda May Age 82 of Stewiacke, formerly of Shubenacadie, passed away at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, with family by her side on April 26, 2018. Born in Brentwood, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Ida (Chase) Elliott. Alfreda’s interests included gardening, crafts, family gatherings, quilting and musical jams. She was a member of the Crescent Rebekah Lodge for many years, she always enjoyed visiting the sick and the elderly. Alfreda worked many jobs over the years, started out cooking in logging camps, housekeeping for sister in-law Greta Brown, delivering mail and working at Stedman’s store. She kept busy babysitting many children; she was known as “Gram” and “Mrs. Fix-it” by many of them including three she also considered her own grandchildren, Colin, Kelsey and Tyler. She’ll be greatly missed by her beloved cat, Tabby. She is survived by and will be sadly missed by her long-time partner, Norman McNeil; children, Sheila (Roland) Pearl, Scotty (Jessie), Shane (Pam), Sherry (Earle) McPhee; sisters, Ella McPhee and Ruth Tataryn; brother, Walter Elliott; sisters-in-law, Phyllis MacPhee and Audrey Nolter; grandchildren, Crystal, Colin, Gillian, Travis, Allison, Leslie and Dustin; great-grandchildren, Myles, Sabrina, Anthony, Oliver and Theo; extended family, Larry, Clifford, Heather and Earl and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Merlene; brothers, Clifford and Billy; grandson, Darcy; brothers-in-law, Cecil and Carl. The remains will rest at Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, April 30. A Rebekah Lodge Service will be held at the beginning of the visitation. Cremation will then take place and a Celebration of Life will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 at Ettinger Funeral Home Chapel, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie, Rev. Martin Reid officiating. A Committal Service will follow at Brookside Cemetery, Mill Village. The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at the Infirmary Site of the QEII for the extraordinary care and compassion she received. Thanks to family and friends that visited, sent cards and called. Memorial donations may be made to QEII Health Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Alfreda may be shared with the family at www.ettingerfuneralhome.com