Freeman – Lola Pauline, of Bedford, formerly of Greenfield, passed away peacefully in her 96th year on Wednesday, April 30 in the Abbie Lane Hospital, Halifax.
Born in Waterloo, Lunenburg County, she was the youngest daughter of Marcus and Jennie Crouse.
Lola graduated from Normal College in Truro and was a well-respected teacher in Lunenburg and Queens County schools. She retired as a grade 3 teacher at the Newcombville Consolidated School. Her greatest joy was teaching and watching her pupils do well. A tireless community worker, she was active in the Greenfield United Baptist Church with Sunday School and Missionary Society and was a life member of the sewing circle. Her embroidered pillow cases were sought after at the craft sales! She was also a member of the Women’s Institute, loved to bowl, work in the garden, read and knit. She and her late husband Hardy had a wide circle of friends in the community with whom they enjoyed many card games and social events. After Hardy’s death in 2004, she moved to Berkeley retirement residence in Bedford to be near her family and enjoyed new friendships and activities there, especially crossword challenges.
She is survived by her daughter Judi (Elliot) Hayes of Bedford, granddaughters Stephanie (Mickey) MacDonald of Halifax, Erin (Christopher) Pember of Vancouver. She is also survived by six great grandchildren Sophie, Nicholas, Noelle, Rose, John and Colin; three sisters in law and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Hardy, sisters Eletha and Vella, brothers Curtis, Garth and Ira.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A service of celebration of Lola’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10th at the Greenfield United Baptist Church with Reverend Tom Davidson and Reverend Wade Harvey officiating. A reception will follow at the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Greenfield United Baptist Church, the Greenfield Volunteer Fire Department or Pine Rest Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.
The family wishes to thank the staff at 9 Lane for the excellent care during Mom’s last month and also the staff at the Bedford Berkeley Residence for their loving care over the past nine years.
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