BOWER, Vivian Joyce – With heartfelt sadness, we the family of Vivian Bower announce her peaceful passing August 31, 2017 in the QEII Infirmary, Halifax. Born in 1929, she was a daughter of the late Hector and Elsie (Miller) Keyes. Before retiring, Vivian was a longtime employee of Sears Canada Inc. She was a member of Christ Anglican Church, Lantz for many years, singing in the church choir. She enjoyed bowling, knitting, crocheting and quilting. With love, she gifted each of her immediate family with a beautiful handmade quilt. She loved her sweets and got pleasure sharing her delicious baking with family and friends, especially during the Christmas season. It has been said “No one ever left Vivian’s house with a hungry tummy!” She is survived by sons, Wade (Betty), Lantz; Barry (Verna), Pugwash; daughter, Shelley, Lantz; grandchildren, Jeff (Nicole), Lindsay (Darren), Chad (Susie), Brett (Lori); great-grandsons, Dax and Kameron Bower, Wyatt Southern; brother, Mel (Mary); brother-in-law, Morris (Barb); sister-in-law, Ruth Ross. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph; sister, Lorna; brother, Lorne in infancy. A special thank you from family to Vivian’s caregivers over the last three years. Your kindness and caring shown to our Mum and Nannie was very much appreciated. Funeral arrangements were under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. No visitation by request. A graveside service for family and friends was held September 5 in Christ Church Cemetery, Lantz, Rev. Canon David Fletcher officiated. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NS or Christ Anglican Church, Lantz. Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Vivian may be shared with the family at: www.ettingerfuneralhome.com

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Abby Cameron is the Editor of The Weekly Press and the Laker. She grew up in Shubenacadie and loves serving her home community. She has been with The Weekly Press for almost 10 years. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, coaching, and spending time with her partner and two dogs.