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Joudrey; Grace Matilda

Posted By Obits On March 6, 2019 @ 4:08 pm In Obituaries | 50 Comments


JOUDREY – Grace Matilda, known to all as “Nanny”, 91, of Greenfield, Queens County, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia NS where she had been a resident since February 1, 2019.
Born in Waterloo to the late Albert St. Clair and Alexdrinia “Sadie” (Wile) Veinot, she was the last surviving member of a family of nine children.
Grace loved being surrounded by her family and friends and treasured every moment of visits. Along with the love for her family, she was passionate in all kinds of hand work. She loved to sew and for many years made aprons for the Sewing Circle for their seasonal tea and sales. She was always working at knitting, crocheting, embroidering, quilting, tatting or any other hand work she could pick up. She would spend hours on word search books and crosswords and faithfully did the lexicon, but never sent it in. She just enjoyed the challenge! Her love for the outdoors and for anything that she could grow showed in her radiant array of colors in her flower gardens as well as the bountiful produce she would get from her vegetable gardens. She looked forward to all the salting, pickling, canning and preserving while smiling as she thought of the long winter days ahead. But she made sure they were ready for it with lots of jars, buckets, barrels and bins full to the top for the season.
Another passion she so dearly looked forward to was spending time with the grandchildren and eagerly working on crafts with them. Every year as Easter rolled around she found herself counting the days knowing the grandchildren would be there to paint an assortment of Easter eggs to give to other family members or to a friend on Easter morning. She could never get enough of family gatherings and looked forward to every occasion that would once again allow the family to gather around the giant size table for a family meal.
In her younger days, she was always kept busy doing home perms for the ladies of the community and cutting the hair of their children while at the same time so dearly enjoying the visit of a good friend. Another place for family and friends was at the community hall card parties or even in your own home – now there you could really laugh all evening. What a joy life was!
Grace is survived by her son Larry (Marcella Publicover) and their children; Cory, Tracy (Paxson) Ngassa and Tanya (Michael) Joudrey-Crouse. Daughters Sandra Cardinell and her two girls Shauna Hatt and Paula Cardinell and Faye (Gordon) Joudrey-Hamilton. Nine great grandchildren Cody Hatt, Sean and Julian Cardinell, Cassandra and Jordan Joudrey, Jade Nauss, Leyton, Bennet and Stella Ngassa, two great great grandchildren MacKenzy Cardinell and Skylar Joudrey. As well as her “Chosen son” and his wife Lawrence “Sonny” and Deborah “Debbie” Ramey and her two remaining sisters in law Gladys Veinot and Hazel (Veinot) Delong.
She was predeceased by her husband Jordan Carver in November 1997 and her one and only sister Helen (Elmer) Ramey as well as her seven brothers Wilbert, Ernest, Maurice, Harry, Hazen, Murray and Lawrence.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Grace’s request, there will be a private family graveside memorial service held at a later date. No flowers by request as she stated that flowers would not be a necessity at this time whereas a donation to a good cause would be more beneficial. Memorial donations may be made to the Greenfield United Baptist Church, Greenfield Fire Dept., North Queens Nursing Home or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.

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Condolence from Sonny & Debbie Ramey on March 6th, 2019 4:47 pm

To Graces families, sending our love and condolence to you all at this difficult time of losing such a loving and great lady. She was like a mother to us and treated us as a family member. Will keep her in our hearts forever and remember all the great and loving things about her. We are hear for you all. RIP Grace

Condolence from Hilda, Junior & Coleen on March 6th, 2019 5:04 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss, our sincere condolences to the family.
Love Hilda, Junior & Coleen

Condolence from Crystal Conrad-Hagen on March 6th, 2019 6:28 pm

So very sorry to hear of Graces passing. My sincere condolences to all of you.

Condolence from Judy Hyson on March 6th, 2019 6:47 pm

Sandra,I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.My condolences to your family.May she RIP.

Condolence from Steve Andrews on March 6th, 2019 6:50 pm

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Megan Hawkes on March 6th, 2019 6:54 pm

So sorry to hear of Grace’s passing. Such a wonderful lady, who will be missed by all who were blessed to know her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Condolence from Enid Mackay on March 6th, 2019 7:18 pm

Sandra and family.

Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Enid M.

Condolence from Myrna Crouse on March 6th, 2019 7:19 pm

To Larry, Marcella, Sandra and Faye:
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a great lady and a hard worker. She use to do lots of sewing for my Mom years ago and Mom would say “My that woman can sew and it takes her no time to do it.” Remember all the good times you had with her and that she is now free from all her ills. May God bless each of you as you mourn the loss of a great Mother and Grandmother. Blessings to all.
Myrna (Freeman) Crouse

Condolence from LaDonna Williams on March 6th, 2019 7:32 pm

Sandra and family, I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember you talking lovingly about her. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Condolence from Marion Seamone on March 6th, 2019 7:35 pm

Sandra & family, my sincere condolences to you and yours for the loss of your mother….Marion

Condolence from Richard Canning on March 6th, 2019 8:14 pm

To the Jourdrey family, we offer our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to many. Muriel often said how she loved to visit Grace and reminisce over the pass years. Grace left you with many beautiful memories and she will be sadly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
Love Muriel, Richard and Joan Canning and family

Condolence from Mike @Sandra Roy on March 6th, 2019 8:15 pm

Sandra,Shawna and Paula .So very sorry for your loss,She was a wonderful lady and i know the grandchildren and great grandchildren loved her very much.She will be missed by everyone that knew her.May she rest in peace.Mike and Sandra.xo

Condolence from Beryl Parisien on March 6th, 2019 8:28 pm

So sorry to hear of Aunt Grace’s passing. She was a lovely lady

Condolence from Cheryl & Joel Craft on March 6th, 2019 9:12 pm

Dear Larry, Marcella, Sandra and Faye,

So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a great lady and will be remembered by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Tim Labrador on March 6th, 2019 9:57 pm

Larry, Marcella & family, we are so sorry to hear of Grace’s passing. We are thinking of you.

Tim & Lisa Labrador

Condolence from Angela Morton Roy on March 6th, 2019 10:04 pm

Dear Sandra and family, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. She sounds like she was quite a lady. I’m sorry I didn’t have the privilege to know her. Take comfort in the memories that you have had together to help you during this sad time.
Much love and prayers
Angela Morton Roy.

Condolence from Lena herman on March 6th, 2019 10:10 pm

To all of Grace’s family, so sorry to hear of Grace’s passing.She was an amazing lady and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.❤️

Condolence from Julianne & Tim on March 6th, 2019 10:27 pm

Dear Faye & family

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom. May happy memories bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time

Condolence from Christine Mansfield on March 6th, 2019 10:29 pm

Dear Faye and families
So sorry for your loss, we only met briefly but I feel your pain. May she Rest In Peace

Natalie’s Mum

Condolence from sylvia forbes on March 6th, 2019 11:24 pm


Condolence from Shirley and Paul Neals on March 6th, 2019 11:36 pm

Sandra and family, very sorry to hear of your loss. Hold fast to your memories and to each other..God bless..

Condolence from Janette Tielsch on March 7th, 2019 12:21 am

Sandra and family,
Sad to hear of your loss. I know your mother was well loved and cared for. Please accept our condolences.
Reinhard, Julian and I will keep you in our prayers.

Condolence from Vivian Croft (Whynot) on March 7th, 2019 9:33 am


Sorry to hear about the passing of your grandma.

Condolence from Ferne Selig on March 7th, 2019 9:44 am

Dearest Faye, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Reading her obituary that portrayed a life well lived and so much love for her friends and especially her family, makes my heart smile. You have so many great memories to draw from….you were a wonderful daughter! Love Ferne

Condolence from RUby McMaster on March 7th, 2019 10:29 am

So sorry to read of your mothers passing. I have fond memories of my many visits and great food.Even picking blueberries for a pie. Certainly a beautiful person God Bless.

Condolence from Rob and Sandra Carver on March 7th, 2019 10:47 am

Dear Sandra, Faye, Larry and Marcella,

Grace was a special lady!! I know you will miss her… She was a strong woman and someone we could learn lessons from. Her caring and gentle ways were to be admired Rob and I always enjoyed our visits with her. . Sending prayers and Blessing.to the family.

Rob and Sandra.

Condolence from Charalyn Kriz on March 7th, 2019 12:19 pm

Sandra, Larry, Faye and families:

Sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. One of my favourite memories of Grace was from a Sunday School picnic at Summerville Beach. There were always various races and scrambles for us children but one year there was a race for our mothers. Grace with her long legs left the others in the dust, so to speak. Those were fun times. May you find comfort in fond memories.

Condolence from Charlie Macdonald on March 7th, 2019 4:40 pm

Sorry to hear about your mother Faye. She sounded like a wonderful mom.

Condolence from Julie Leopold on March 7th, 2019 5:02 pm

Hi Sandra. I’m soo very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Big hugs to you and you family. Take care

Condolence from Linda Trainor on March 7th, 2019 5:02 pm

Sandra & family, so sorry of your MOM’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with the families. Take Care & GOD Bless. HUGS!

Condolence from Lorraine MacGowan on March 7th, 2019 6:18 pm

Marcella, Tanya, Tracy Sandra and family I am so sad to hear you lost this lovely lady. I did not know her but this tribute shows what a wonderful person she was. I bet you have many joy filled memories to carry you through this time of sadness. My thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Eileen MacKinnon on March 7th, 2019 6:23 pm

So sorry to hear of your mum’s passing.It sounds like you shared many common interests. My thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Margo Dauphinee and Richard MacMichael and family on March 7th, 2019 6:38 pm

Dear Faye and family, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a terrific lady. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Condolence from Patricia Wamboldt on March 7th, 2019 9:49 pm

Dear Sandra,Faye,Larry and Marcella ,

My deepest sympathy to you and your families, I enjoyed my few short visits with Grace at the NQNH,
Take comfort in your memories.
Trish and Scott

Condolence from Carol Smith on March 7th, 2019 9:50 pm

Dear Faye, Sandra and Larry
Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. I have such wonderful memories of coming to your home in Greenfield during high school. She was so very kind and caring, making sure I had lots to eat. Supper at your house was a feast. I will always remember her kindness and her keen interest in hearing how everyone was doing, right up until her last days.
Love to the whole family, Carol Wayne and family

Condolence from Nick Freeman on March 8th, 2019 7:34 am

Larry, Sandra and Faye and families, Sincere condolences on your mother’s passing, wonderful memories with this special lady

Condolence from Margaret Tarr nee Osman on March 8th, 2019 11:31 am

Very sorry to hear of your loss. SandraI remember my childhood days of a sunday dinner there .

Condolence from Natalie on March 8th, 2019 11:38 am

No words can express my sadness of Graces passing. But no sadness can take away the memories and love I have felt for her over the years of knowing her.
She was an exceptional woman, always welcoming and kind. She loved her family more than they can possibly know and it showed, when she spoke of any of them!
Her kindness and love towards me will never go forgotten! In the 17+ years I was privileged enough to be part her life, she taught me a lot of valuable lessons.
Rest easy my beautiful friend! I’ll see you in the flowers, I’ll watch you fly with the birds and I’ll feel you in the rays of sun!
Sending love and prayers to her family.

Condolence from Charlie Greer on March 8th, 2019 1:01 pm

It’s with great sadness that Bon and I say goodbye to a wonderful neighbor. Our prayers are with Grace’s family
Bon & Charle Greer

Condolence from Linda and Steve Young on March 8th, 2019 1:53 pm

Linda and I are saddened to hear of your loss. We fondly remember spending time each Christmas baking up a storm for Grace and family.

Condolence from Brianna on March 9th, 2019 8:54 am

Larry, Marcella, Faye, Sandra and family.

No words can take your pain away. But it’s the memories that we all will cherish. I had the great privilage to know gracie for 2 plus years. In that time she had taught me a few tricks for the trade and even some cooking lessons. I will always remember grace by our visits. She always had stories to tell.

Thinking of you all at this difficult time
Forever in my heart. Hugs

Condolence from Marianne Morrison on March 9th, 2019 11:06 pm

Dear Faye, Sandra, Larry, Marcella and your families, Our mothers are the family member who love and care for us and often plan the family activities and celebrations. It is in remembering these memorable moments that Grace will continue to live in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days. With deepest sympathy, Marianne & George Morrison

Condolence from Kim Masland, MLA on March 10th, 2019 3:08 pm

To Grace’s Family,

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.

Take care of each other.

Condolence from Catherine Dauphinee on March 10th, 2019 6:39 pm

Dear Faye & Family:

So sorry to read of your mother’s passing as when I was speaking to you, on the phone, just recently I inquired as to how your Mom was doing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Catherine Dauphinee

Condolence from Kathie MacDONNELL on March 10th, 2019 9:43 pm

“Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.”
– Eskimo saying

My sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Sandra, Paula and the entire family.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Condolence from Brenda Martin on March 11th, 2019 4:25 pm

Larry, Marcella and family. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Brenda and Steven

Condolence from Blair and Marion Baxter on March 11th, 2019 7:10 pm

Dear Sandra, Larry, Faye, and families: My deepest condolences to you all. I have fond memories of our visits to your house. Your mom was a very special lady, always friendly and caring….and there was always a meal to be had before we left for home. Grace will be missed by so many.
Blair and Marion

Condolence from Susan Levy on March 13th, 2019 9:33 pm

Larry, Marcella and family so sorry for the loss of Grace.Remember the good times you shared together. Our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.

Jimmy Wile and Susan Levy

Condolence from Karen P Herrick on March 14th, 2019 10:37 pm

Sandra, Larry, Faye and family.

Our family is saddened by Graces passing, a wonderful angel now with the lord. I take peace in knowing she has arrived and is once again enjoying her loved ones that have gone before her…but in saying that know how hard it is for the ones left behind. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Grace left all of you, including myself, with precious memories that will be cherished for a life time.

I bet she is getting ready to plant her beautiful flowers.

Condolence from Maureen Ford Ryan on March 27th, 2019 7:29 pm

Hello Faye
I only heard recently of your mother’s passing. I hope you and your family take comfort in the many, many fond memories you have of her.
I remember her as warm with a very subdued sense of humour. I remember her showing me some pickles in a small wooden barrel, and to be truthful I thought she was a little batty as I had never seen pickles done that way. She let me taste one and I immediately realized that she wasn’t batty- the pickle was delicious!!
Take care
Maureen Ford Ryan

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