ALICE BAILEY TOBIN, 98, of Mersey Point, Queens County, passed away January 5, 2012 at Melville Gardens, Halifax, where she was a resident for the past six years. Born in Liverpool she was the daughter of Walter and Jennie (Rafuse) Chandler. As an accomplished pianist, music played a big part in her life, starting in her early teens by playing piano for the Silent Movies at the Astor Theatre. Alice was involved with arts, crafts and silver smithing – winning awards in silver jewellery work for original designs. She was a member of the first group of ladies to play at Liverpool Curling Club, and as a member of Trinity Anglican Church also took part in several church groups.
Alice is survived by her daughter Chandler (Channie) Vincent, grandsons Paul Vincent (Karen), Peter Vincent (Jackie) and Mark Vincent (Susan), great-grandchildren Kelly Muise (Jeremy), Megan, Erin, Josh, Cory and Jake Vincent, great-great grandson Hunter Muise and sister-in-law Kaye Chandler.
Alice was predeceased by her first husband C. Russell Bailey, son Paul Bailey, second husband William Tobin, son-in-law Eric Vincent, brothers John, Robert and William Chandler, and sisters Elizabeth Hazlam and Eleanor Millson.
Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Bog Road, Liverpool. Reverend Judy Cross officiating. Donations may be made in Alice’s memory to Trinity Anglican Church, P.O. Box 1363, Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0 or Melville Gardens Enhanced Care, 11 Ramsgate Lane, Halifax, NS B3P 2S9.
Arrangements entrusted to Chandlers’ Funeral Services Ltd., Liverpool. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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