Colp – Virginia Louise, age 90, of Colpton, Lunenburg County, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.
Born in Yarmouth, N.S., Ginny was a daughter of the late Henry Conrad and Clissie (Nickerson) Burrill.
Ginny left home to attend Normal College (Nova Scotia Teachers College) then taught in Hemford and Cornwall prior to marrying Arlyn B Colp of Colpton. After starting a family, Ginny returned to teaching in 1967, at New Germany Elementary and New Germany Rural High. She loved teaching, and especially those who had a hard time navigating the regular school system. As well, she tutored many at her home over the years. She spent summers improving her teaching skills by attending Summer School in Halifax. Over the course of her lifetime she also assisted at the farm as a milk producer for years, lathe mill, saw mill, and after retiring from teaching, she, Arlyn and Brent started Colp Berry Farm u-pick and she became an expert in strawberries. Her faith in God was strong, and she knew He would provide what she needed.
No one visited without being offered a cup of tea, and usually food to accompany it, be it pie, cookies or apple dumplings. Ginny made the best biscuits often topped with homemade jam, or sometimes they ended up in strawberry shortcakes. A good many card games took place over the years, and Arlyn and Ginny enjoyed many years on a bowling league in Bridgewater. Ginny was always proud of the high score of 141 (trophy to prove it) and as her children started to bowl, always made sure they knew she had the highest score (and none of us beat it much to her delight). Arlyn and Ginny spent many winters in Florida and it was always fun to join them for a week. She loved family and hosted many family farm vacations over the years, building memories that lasted forever. Ginny also enjoyed a good party and never failed to find a reason to have one, insisting that birthdays be celebrated on the exact day, and anniversaries could not be missed. Her flower gardens were her pride and joy, and a new growing season never started with out an additional bed being created and filled with something new. She was loved!
Ginny came from a large family, being child six of ten. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Arlyn; children, Susan (Peter) Barrett, Lynn, Kevin and Brent (Deb Peterson); grandchildren, Angela (Bryson Higney) Colp, Peter Stewart, Kerrianne (Matthew) MacMullin, Danielle (Clay) Wamboldt, Amanda (Bryce) Fillmore, Holly (Jack) Conway, Chad Colp, Tanya (Catlin) Merry, Tiffany Colp, and Shayla Hatt; great grandchildren Zoe and Porter Wamboldt, Elliott and Lucy Higney, John and Charles Conway, Colton and Elsie MacMullin, Marley and Emily Colp, Landon, Emmett and Kaden Fillmore, Sawyer and Briar Merry; sisters, Hazel DeBorst and Nancy (Wendell) Hillman; brothers, Victor (Hazel) and Edward (Beatrice); sister in law, Bertha Burrill. Special mention to Dominic who filled her last year with entertainment and love, and best friends Wilfred and Sandra Hull.
Ginny was predeceased by brothers; Hubert, Richard and Malcolm; sisters, Geraldine Mercer and Shirley Gray; in laws Harris and Elsie Colp, Stanley and Vivian Colp, Royden and Ruby Selig, Ray Mercer, Lillian Burrill, Jean Burrill, and Gerrit DeBorst.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 1st, 2022, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm and a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022, at 11:00 am, followed by a reception, all from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Pastor Royce Getson officiating. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Hemford & District Fire Department, South Shore Regional Hospital Foundation or to the South Shore Palliative Care Unit. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com