It is with great sadness that the family of Annie Elizabeth Backman, of Western Head, Queens County announce the passing of the “Heart of the Family” at the age of 85 in Harbourview Haven, Lunenburg.
Born in Buckfield, she was a daughter of the late Harry “Henry” and Elizabeth (Joudrey) Robar.
Annie greatest love was her family. It brightened her day when the grandchildren or great grandchildren came to visit. She was well known and loved for her baking such as molasses cookies and apple pies to name a few as well as her handy work with knitting and sewing. She always liked to keep busy.
She is survived by her daughters Susan (Gary) Smith of Whitby, ON., Elizabeth McCoy of Calgary, AB., Florence Berry (Frank Hubley) of Bridgewater, Cheryl (Sterling) Nickerson of White Point, Joan Murphy of Liverpool, April Backman (Leonard Zwicker) of Western Head, Marion (Arthur) Clattenburg of Hunt’s Point, her sons Joseph (Linda) of Liverpool and Charles of Western Head, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Charles “Stanley” , her son Owen, her sisters Elsie and infant Florence and her brothers Rupert, Frederick, Warren and Clifton.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A private family memorial service will be held at later date. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Queens General Hospital Foundation or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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So sorry for your loss.
Brenda and Ira Huskins
Sorry to read of your Mothers passing, she will be missed by her large family for sure. She is at peace at last. Sympathy to all.
Walter and Sherri Miller
Joan and all the family: We would like to express our condolences to you and all your family,your Mom was a great lady and will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Joanie &Peter Davies
Dear Joanie, April, Charley and families,
please accept our sincere condolence in the passing of your mom. keep her close in your heart with your memories and God’s Blessings on you during this difficult time.
shirley and Paul Neals
Joan, April and all other family members, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you all
Clyde and David Whynot
To the Backman ‘s family it’s unbearable to lose a loved one but may it comfort you to know that understanding hearts are hurting with you we are so sorry you have lost your mother our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
Lannie and Judy Francis
To the Backman family, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Sorry to hear the news of your mothers passing. My sincere condolences to all the family.
To all members of the Backman family, please accept my sincere condolences on your mother’s/grandmother’s passing.
Donald and Margaret Tarr
Sorry to hear of your Moms passing she was a great lady always kind and very generous.
Seeing how she was with her family always so happy and close .
A role model for for many.
She raised a wonderful family .
Another Angel called home .
Cheryl and family.I am sorry to hear of your loss.Cheryl just remember she is no longer in pain.She is now up and running.Keep all your good memories close.Love to all the family and hugs.Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Vivian and David Huskins
sorry to read of your Mother’s passing. Keep your memories and families close, this will help you through this difficult time. She is at peace.
Marsha and Gordie Arthur
Cheryl, Marion ,Joanie, April, and families. So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Never have I known a family who have shared such a great devotion for their Mother. She will be greatly missed by you all but the memories will last a lifetime.
John and Trina Langley
Sorry to hear of Annie’s passing.Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Becky & Derrick
Cheryl so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with you at this difficult time
We would like to express our condolences to you and your family
April , Joan and family I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother . I would like to offer my condolences for the loss of your Mother . I will say a prayer for your family and your Mother. God Bless
Marilyn Whynot /Avery croft
To Annie’s family just to let you know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time. She will be missed.
Gail and Jim white
Sue and family. We are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Annie.
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Manson & Nancy White
Joan & Family:
We are sorry to hear about your dear Mom. Our thoughts are with you and yours. Love and Prayers.
Manson and Nancy
Wendell and Susan Whynot
To the entire Backman family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gain comfort from your many memories. “The pain of loss reflects how deeply our hearts have loved.”
Allan & Beth La Rocque
Joan and family
We are very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a very nice lady. She will be missed by family and friends.
Margo & Borden Hanley
Dear Joan and all of the family – we are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Please keep your memories close to your heart and let the warmth of family and friends around you ease the pain and sorrow you feel at this sad time. Please know that our thoughts are prayers are with you all. God Bless.
Gordon & Anne Peverill
We are sorry to read of your Mum’s passing. Our sincere condolences to all.
Sorry to hear about your mom florence! She will be missed! She will always be with you thou!
doug and robin
So sorry to hear about your moms passing sending prayers to all the family
Fred and Samantha Murphy
Dear Backman Family,
We were saddened to hear of your dear Mother ‘s passing.
Please except our condolences.
Dear Joan and family,
Sorry to hear about your Mom..thinking of you in the days ahead..take care.
Ruby and Dennis Stevens
Dear Charlie & Family – So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. We know she was very close to your heart. Be strong in the days to come and keep good memories of her. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Bob and Vicki Roach
To the Backman Family, so sorry for the loss of you Mom, but her suffering is now over. Hold her memories close and take comfort in them in the coming days. Our Moms will always live in our hearts..
Leon and Norma Robertson
We are so sorry to read of your mom passing. Our sympathy to all the famly. Love and prayers at this difficult time.
Sending your family my condolences on the passing of your Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Darlene & Mac Burgess
Our thoughts & prayers are with all the Bachman family. Your Mom was a very special, hard working, caring lady.she will be missed by everyone who knew her. Love Darlene & Mac
Lisa Tarr, Darren Whynot, Edward Tarr
To the entire “Backman family” we are saddened to hear the passing of your mom. She was a very special lady to us all.
Please accept our condolences.
Charlie and Family
I was so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. I know how much you loved her by that twinkle in your eyes whenever you spoke of her. Keep memories of her close to your heart. You will be in my prayers and thoughts.
Bonnie and David Flemming
so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom…our thoughts are with you at this sad time
shelley and rodney mansfield
Kevin, Joey, and family: We are thinking of you at this sad time…please accept our sincere condolences.
Sorry for your loss, thinking of you all.
Joan, April and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Remember all the good times you had with your mom.
To the Backman Family ;
Moms are important and special people. I am sorry for the loss of such a valuable person in your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time.
My sincerest condolences being sent to April and Joanie and family on the loss of your mother, so very sorry for your loss.
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
Joan, April and all of Mrs. Backman’s family we send our deepest sympathy to all of you. The great memories you share of a fine lady will stay with you always and will help to ease the pain of your loss. God bless you all.
Joan and family It is always difficult to lose one dear to us but we know that she is in good hands and He will look after her for you. Condolences to you.
David & Patty Tarr
To the Backman family. So very sorry to hear of the passing of your loving & caring mother. She will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Another Angel was called home. R.I.P. Annie
Love David & Patty
Philip and Holly Smith
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. Although we did not know her personally, she certainly had to have been a wonderful lady to raise such a large, hard working, community minded family. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
I’m so sorry to hear the news of your mom’s passing…take comfort from each other during the difficult days ahead. I’ll keep you in my prayers
Kendall and Shelagh Keddy-Veinotte
Joe and Kevin and family
From all of us at Lawrence Veinotte Enterprises please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother.
Rob and Sandra Carver
Dear Joan, April, Cheryl, Charlie,Marion and all the family
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Much love and many blessings to all.
Elizabeth ( Freeman ) Langille
Beth, Florence ( bobo ) and siblings……. am so sorry to hear of ur mothers passing.Just remember the good times and that now she is in a world of no more pain or suffering. My thoughts and prayers r with u all at this very difficult time.
“Whoever you hold in the heart of you; Is forever and always a part of you.”
Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your Mom
Dear Cheryl, Sterling and family, So sorry to have read of your mom’s passing in the paper today. I didn’t know her but it sounds as though she was a very special mom. Treasure all the great memories as they are yours to keep. Thinking of you with Deepest Sympathy, Bea
To the family of Annie Backman,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Marjorie & Paul F.
Cheryl and family….so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Tom & Lynnette Kean
Dear Cheryl, Sterling and Family,
Sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Remember the good times you had with her and that she is now in a better place, probably making apple pies, knitting and sewing.
Davina Mac Donald
Very sorry to hear of your moms death. Our condolences. Jim and Davina
Joan and the rest of the family:
My thoughts and prayers go to the family at this most difficult time.
brian and kim mansfield
sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
To the Backman Family
Sorry for your loss, My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Joan and April;
So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Sounds like you might have inherited her cooking skills. May the good memories be a comfort to you at this sad time.
Marilyn and Linda
April, Joan, Cheryl, Marion
Sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful
person and will be missed by many. Glad we had the pot luck
suppers and the card games with her.
Robert & Sally Fader
Dear Cheryl and all the family:
Sorry to read about your Mum’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Rhonda and Jamel Perry and Catherine MacEachern
Dear Joey and Family:
Very sorry to read about your Mom’s passing; please accept our condolences.
Cheryl&Family… So sorry to hear of your Mom”s passing. I know you were very close.Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Ron & Bonnie Henderson
Joan and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing . Our sincere condolences to all of you.
Brian and Bernice Braid
Cheryl and families, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Mom’s are very precious to us all. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Myrna Crouse (Freeman)
Wanted to drop a line and say how sorry we are to hear of your Mom’s passing. I am sending this from my other 2 sisters and myself who use to be in bowling every Thurs. and ate your fabulous food at the restaurant. there. We too were born and brought up in Buckfield and knew your grandparents and other family members well. Please remember you are in our thoughts and pray that you will all remember the great times you shared with your Mom. She was terrific. God bless!
Juna (Martin), Doris (Weagle) and Myrna
Cheryl & Family.
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom.
Thinking of you .
Sincere sympathy to the family of the late Annie Backman. You are in my thoughts and prayers . R.I.P. Annie.
sharon & Ronald Verge
To all the Family of Annie Backman.
We are very sorry for your loss, Please accept our most sincere sympathy in your loss.
David & Judy Whynott of mersey point
We are sorry to hear of your loss. I have known Annie since I was a kid living in Western Head and she was a pleasant and very nice lady. Our hearts are with you all at this sad time..
Anna and Carla
Joanie and April and family.We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom.I know the pain you are experiencing as I too just lost my Mother.Laugh at the good memories and cry when you feel sad but never forget how much you loved her.We carry them with us everyday in our hearts.
Anna Greek and Carla Roy
Shelly Shupe & Derek Neilson
Joan & family – So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May the wonderful memories you have of her help in this time of grief.
brenda lawrence and jim hubley
To The Backman Family . Sorry to hear that your mom passed away . It goes back a long time since I first met your Mom at the Legion dances . She was a lovely person , but I haven’t seen her around for years . Thinking of you all in your time of sorrow . Sincere sympathy . Brenda and Jim .
my condolences to all Annies family, so sorry for your loss.
Sorry to hear of your loss.I knew Annie since I was a kid.She was a very nice and pleasant woman,she will greatly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Family !
Fred and Wendy Wamboldt
Dear Joan and April and your families. Fred and I are so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Hold on to those memories. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you all. Wendy and Fred.
Penny Lane Enterprises Staff & Clients
On behalf of everyone at Penny Lane Enterprises we would like to
send our heartfelt prayers to the entire family and say that Annie was a very lovely woman.
We all miss Charlie and hopes he comes back to Penny Lane real
Ruth Anne Zwicker
Dear Cheryl, Joan and all family,
Very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to creating wonderful things in the kitchen. She taught you well. Hold on to your memories. Thinking about you all.. Take Care, Ruth Anne
To all the family very sorry for your loss she will be missed by everyone who loved her
Debbie & David Noel
Joan, April, Charlie & family, we were very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Debbie & David
Diane and Donald White
To the Backman family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our sympathies are with you all at this time.
I went to school with most of you- and whenever I came to your house- the cookies were amazing- your momma was a lovely lady, and I’m so sorry she has passed on- but you will ALWAYS have your memories,and each other!! love to all!!