PARKER – Idella M., 86, of Caledonia and Maitland Bridge passed away on December 31st, 2009 at Queen Elizabeth Health Science Centre, Infirmary site, Halifax.
Born in Maitland Bridge, she was a daughter of the late John and Carrie (Sarty) Rowter.
Idella was a graduate of the Provincial Normal College, Truro and taught school for several years. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church, Maitland Bridge, member of the U.C.W. , past president of the Women’s Institute and charter member of Pearle Chapter #71, O.E.S.. Idella had a keen interest in local history and genealogy. She wrote “The History of Maitland Bridge” which she donated to the North Queens Historical Society as a fund raiser.
She is survived by her daughter Deborah (Jim Wilcox) of Halifax; grandchildren Benjamin and Amy; daughter-in-law Anna-Lise Parker of Liverpool and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband Douglas; son John; sisters Melissa Ford, Kathleen Ball, Frances Demmons and infant Hazel; brothers William, Edward and Miledge.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be held in St. Paul’s United Church, Maitland Bridge on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., Pastor Tom Watson officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Maitland Bridge at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Church or to the Maitland Bridge Community Hall. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.comPrint Obituary & Condolences