ELLIS – Merna V., 98, of Kempt, Queens County, passed away peacefully in North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia on Friday, June 17, 2022.
Born in Lake May, Annapolis County, Merna was a daughter of the late Ralph and Annie (MacBride) White.
During World War II, Merna worked as a secretary and at the Moir’s Chocolate Factory in Halifax. She met her husband, Paul while working in Halifax. She was a “master” of handiwork. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, hooking rugs and embroidery. If it required a needle and thread, Merna knew how to make it. When she wasn’t doing handiwork, Merna enjoyed word find books and puzzles. She served as organist for many churches and was active at many community events. She was also a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Merna is survived by her daughter Bettyanne Ellis of Hamilton, ON. Her sons Ronald (Sandra) of Kempt and Charles (Beverley) of Hamilton, ON. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Merna was predeceased by her husband Paul, her son Reginald, her infant granddaughter and her grandson Jason.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral home, Liverpool. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 10 until 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. both in Kempt United Baptist Church. Pastor Royce Getson officiating. Burial will be in Northfield Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to North Queens Fire Association or to W.I.N.S. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Sending love and condolences, a huge loss to our family near and far.
Max& Myra Holdright
Our deepest sympathy to all the family.Merna was a dear person.
Annie( Fader) McGee
So sorry for the loss of your mom, and grandmother.
She was a wonderful woman. Well liked and respected by all who knew her.
May she rest in peace.
Ronnie and Sandra, I send my deepest condolences to you on the passing of your mom. What a beautiful spirit she had. What a kind and caring lady she was. How fortunate you were to have her in your lives.
Very sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. My sincere condolences to all of you.
Dodi Ellis Baruzza
May you soar with angels now Grammie. We love you still; will miss you always and forever. Rest In Peace
Such sad news. So sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family. Merna was always gentle and kind.
Sorry to hear of Merna’s passing. She was a beautiful example of a true Christian lady. She was also a very close friend to my sister Juna Martin and they had lots of laughs together. Remember all the good times you had with your Mom and my prayers and thoughts are with you all. We use to make light of having the same name but different spelling. She was a talented, lovely lady. Blessings to all
Pleas accept my sympathy on the loss of your mother/grandmother I always enjoyed my chats with Merna. She did her best to teach me how to Tat, but I was never successful at it. Rest In Peace.
My sincere condolence to the passing of your mother. She was an amazing lady and I am glad I had some time to meet her many years ago.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Our condolences to all Myrna’s Family. She was a lovely lady.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Saddened by the loss of Merna.
Condolences to all her family.She was a special lady,and loved by many.May you rest in peace Merna.
Very sorry to hear of your loss ! Best wishes to all the family
CEDRIC AND SUSAN SMITH
sending our deepest condolences to the family
I am so happy I had the chance to call this woman my “ Grammie up the road”. I can picture Mom and her having a bible study in heaven! Big hugs to all her family she was a true example of a loving Mother ❤️
Vaughn & Kathy Rawding
Ronnie, Sandra & all the family, know that our thoughts are with you during this sad & difficult time.
Our sympathy to all the family she was a kind and beautiful soul may she RIP
Rest in peace sweet lady. Thanks for being in my life. Your wait to be with Paul is over.
Leora Boutilier Cavanagh
Ronnie and Sandra and and all of Merna’s family i am so sorry to read this obituary . Merna was a very special lady and will be missed by all who knew her .My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time in your lives . Rest in peace Merna .
Pastor Royce and Alice Getson
To the many family members close and far as well as friends and community, may the Lord bless you and hold you dear at this time of loss. Merna is now safe in her savior’s arms. Hold on to the memories she has given to you. God bless you and keep you.
So sorry for your loss! Your Mom lived a long and productive life! She was childhood friends with my Mom! May they both Rest in Pease!
Condolences to Merns’s family. Cherish your many memories! Merna was a kind & loving person to Raymond & my family. Miss her dearly,. Rest In Peace Merna.
To the Ellis Family,so sorry to hear of your loss,she was an awesome lady.Alwaysknew you.She was my sewing class teacher when i was in school in Kempt.Just loved going to her place.She will be missed by all.R.I,P Merna Patsy Conrad-Earley
Bruce and Linda DeLong
We were so sorry to learn of Merna’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and a good friend to all.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Merna family.She will be missed by all who knew her My Condolence
Sending condolences to Merna’s family. I am the youngest of Gerald & Myrtle (Luxton) Spurr’s family. We had a wonderful visit with Merna a few years ago. She told me that when the Spurrs lived in Kempt, she loved to visit – she was an only child, and there were so many little Spurrs!! An interesting and talented lady!
My visits home each summer will be different. I almost always had the privilege of stopping by for a visit with Merna. She was always working on some quilt or other. The world is poorer for her passing. R.IP., beautiful soul.
Far in distance, but never far from our hearts. We will miss you dearly. Prayers to everyone who knew her, family, friends and acquaintances alike. To know you was to love you. xox
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was so welcoming to me in her home, and I have some very special memories of her. Hugs to you; and sincere condolences to your entire family.
Louis and Joan Holdright
Louis and I and our family send caring thoughts to Merna’s family. So much to say about Merna, what a special lady she was, kind, caring, warm hearted woman who loved the Lord and her family. She was Kainan’s church Grandmother, and he treasures the homemade quilt she gave us. She was loved by us and will be missed by our family and the many lovely visits she made to our house.
So sorry to hear of Aunt Meena’s passing. Wish I could get there but just not possible tomorrow. Will be praying for you tomorrow.
Doreen and Brian Baxter
Sending condolences to the family for the loss of their Mom/Grandmother. Merrna was a wonderful person and friendly to everyone. She and Mom were childhood friends, living next door to each other and this friendship continued throughout their life. Merna will be missed by many of us. You each have your special memories, so hold on to them
Cindy (Dakin) Thibodeau
Aunt Merna was always the same. Rock steady♥️ I remember from childhood how excited I got when her & Uncle Paul visited or we went there. Her belief in God never wavered so today we can be assured she is in the presence of God. The remaining aunt for us in a large family. A chapter has closed. Sending love, hugs & my sympathy for your loss.
Wilma and Tom Shupe
We were so sorry to hear of your loss.She was a special lady who will be missed by all who knew her.Sincere condolences to your family.
So sorry to hear of Merna’s passing, she was a very dear person.
I am here with Mom in Liverpool Hospital..we are both thinking of you all on very sad day. Mom said she would have gave anything to have seen Merna one more time..Merna used to tell me lots of stories about her and Dad when they were young. Dad always said Merna was like a sister to him..hugs and kisses to you all..
My Condolences to the family of Merna,
she was a lovely lady, and she was a beautiful quilter
What a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful lady she will be dearly missed by everyone that new her Merna has left a deep impression on my heart and I’m so grateful to have spent what little time I had to get to know her . To all Merna’s families please accept my deepest condolences.
So sorry to hear of Merna’s death. She certainly was a kind and wonderful person. My sincerest condolences go out to her family and friends.
This lady we love will walk with us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, and so dear. She will always live on in the moments we treasure. Her smile we will never forget. Knowing her was the most. Thank you for letting me call you Mom. I could talk to you like you were an angel. Goodbye our earth angel. God be with you lady.
Judy & Eric Cole
So many special memories of this lovely lady, over so many years, and especially through our mutual activities with Heritage House. She will be remembered fondly by so many whose lives she touched. Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family.
Glenwood and Diane Hirtle
Sorry to hear about your mother Merna. Glen and l knew very well. Glen knew much better then l did she was a great lady. She will be missed
My sincere condolences in the passing of Merna. She was a bright light for many years at North Queens Rural High School. My condolences to the family at this sad time,
Sending condolences from the office of the Women’s Institutes of Nova Scotia. We are greatly saddened to hear of the passing of one of our long-time and passionate members, Merna.