MCPHEE-POTTER; Drusilla C., 77, of Halifax, formerly of Liverpool, passed away peacefully in Drummond Hall, Halifax on Saturday, February 18, 2017.
Born in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Ferguson) Ferguson.
Dru was a former owner-operator of the Liverpool IGA Store along with her husband Eldon for many years retiring in 1991 to devote her full attention to being a grandmother. She was an active member of the Liverpool United Baptist Church serving in various positions within the church before moving to Halifax. She was also a member of the “Christmas Girls Club” which met every Wednesday evening. She and her husband Eldon travelled extensively throughout the world and, in her later years, Dru travelled many times to BC to be with her grandchildren. Dru will be fondly remembered for her love of her family and her love of Cape Breton which remained “home” in her heart.
She is survived by her daughter Michele “Shelly” (Jeff) West of Fall River, her grandchildren Morganne, Kelsey and Gregory and her brother William (Betty) Ferguson of North Sydney.
Dru was predeceased by her first husband Eldon McPhee, her second husband William Potter, her sisters Christine McNeil, Peggy McLeod, June Evans, Anna Lewis and her brothers Rod, George, Gordon, Donald and Bruce.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Liverpool United Baptist Church. Reverend Richard Bristo officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial will be in the Liverpool United Baptist Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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To Dru’s family. So sorry to read of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you
Walter and Sherri Miller
Shelly we were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing,she was a beautiful person for sure.We know you will miss her terribly as will so many others.Our condolences go out to you and your family.Keep her memories close and it will help you get through the hard times.Thinking of you all.
Kirk and Donna Whynot
Shelly and Family, so sorry to of Dru’s passing, she was a wonderful lady and will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Hi Shelly and Jeff:
My heart goes out to you and your family with the loss of your beautiful mom. She was such a lovely person and her smile made the world a brighter place. May she rest in eternal peace.
Karen and Tej
Shelly, Karen, Kim and families
I was very sorry to hear about Dru’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know she’ll me missed and your memories of your mother and aunt will help you through this difficult time.
Shelly & Jeff & family sorry to hear of your moms passing she was a sweet lady, your in our thoughts at this difficult time. Pauline Conway and family
SHELLY & FAMILY
Our thoughts & Prayers are with you all now as you are in this time of grieving Mom/Grandmother. I am grateful for the times I got to spend with Dru when she traveled to BC.
She was a woman of grace & beauty with strong family values that we can all strive for in our lives. What an inspiring lady.
Blessings & Peace to all of you.
Love Lesley, Britney & Derek Oswell
Sorry for your loss Shelly and family
So sorry for your loss Shelly and family. She will be greatly missed by all those who loved her.
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
We wish to send our Heartfelt Condolences to Shelly & family on the loss of a Very Sweet & Lovely Lady, Dru. She touched the lives of so many while being a terrific Business Lady, and Member of our community. I think of Drus Beauty , and how it carries on in her daughter, Shelly. May you be Blessed with the Strength which Dru possessed and showed in her Life. We care very Deeply, and Thank God for the time we were able to have her in our lives. God Bless . Sincerely, Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett.
Shelly and family…..it was with a sad heart that I read of Dru’s passing. She was one of the sweetest people I have known. I hope in the days ahead you will find peace and comfort in those who surround you during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Dru.
john b henley
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I have many fond memories of you as a young kid when I was involved with your Mom and Dad and the Umphrey family. Babysitting for you in the prefabs with Kim and “excuse me” the monster crush you had on me at that time. I hope to see you Wednesday and give you a big hug.
Memories will heal all heart aches.
Peggy (Hartling) (Wigglesworth) Anderson
Shelly I am so sorry to hearing of Dru’s passing. She was a very good friend of mine and I use to visit with her when I came home and she still lived in Liverpool. My first husband, Harry, and I were good friends of both Eldon and Dru when Eldon worked at the IGA in LaHave. She was a beautiful lady and will be missed by so many. Enjoy all the good memories and hold them close to you. You and all the family are in my prayers.
Karen and Kim…..I am so sorry to hear of Dru’s passing. She was such a beautiful person and always had a smile and a kind word to say, along with a Cape Breton sense of humour. Her suffering has ended and she is now at peace. Her memory will be cherised by all who knew and loved her.
Shelly and family..Sorry for your loss
John & Peggy Whynot
Dear Shelley and Family:
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy at this very sad time.
Tracy Thistle Samuels
Shelly and family
So very sorry to hear of Drus passing. I will always have fond Memories of The IGA days.
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Dear Shelly and Family: I am sending deepest sympathy upon the passing of your Mom. This brings back so memories of the IGA and our good times together in Liverpool. We had several very nice chats when we moved back to N.S. several years ago ,catching up on family and what we had been doing. Dru was kind and patient and a beautiful person inside and out. She will always be fondly remembered by all those who knew and loved her. As your sorrow fades all the beautiful memories live on.
To all Dru’s family.
I was very saddened to read about Dru’s passing. She was indeed a beautiful person and so well loved by all who knew her. May your grief be lessened knowing get her earthly suffering is over and she is now at peace.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Peggy & Francis Payzant
Dear Shelly, Jeff & Grandchildren,
We Were Very saddened To Hear That Dru Had Passed Away. I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Met Another Beautiful Person As Dru Was. Always Smiling, Always Friendly And So Easy To Chat With. There Was Not A Time That When I Met Dru On The Street She Would Always Have Time To Stop And Chat. We Missed Dru In Liverpool, She Had Many, many Friends Who Loved Her. I Will Never Forget Her Kindness To Me When I Worked At The IGA Store. Tuck Your Many Sweet Memories Of Your Mom Close To Your Heart As I’m Sure You Have Numerous Ones. Your Mom Has Struggled For A Few Years Now And God Has Seen To It That She Earned Her Golden Wings. But Never Forget How Much She Loved You!!!!!! God Bless You & Your Family!!
MAY DRU NOW REST IN ETERNAL PEACE!!!!
Hugh& Pat Dixon
So sorry to hear of Dru’s passing. Shelly you were a wonderful daughter your mother loved you
dearly and her grandchildren. Dru was a wonderful friend.Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Janet Mac Nutt
Shelly and family. Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom love and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Shelly Jeff & Family
My thoughts & Prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Dru was a beautiful lady inside & out.. she will surely be missed by everyone that knew her.Helen
George and Carolyn Parnell
Sending our sympathy to the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.geo
Suzanne (Gregory) MacLeod
Dear Ferguson Family:
So sorry for the loss of your dear mother, grandmother and sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Suzanne, Stuart and Matthew MacLeod
(Daughter and step daughter of Betty and Bill Ferguson)
Leon & Norma Robertson
We are so sorry for your lose.
Our condolence’s to her family.
Leon & Norma
Helen and Paul Snow
Shelly, Jeff and Family,
Sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom.
Always a pleasure to have a conversation with
this wonderful lady.
May your special memories bring you comfort during
this difficult time. She will be missed.
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Shelly,Jeff,Morganne,Kelsey and Greg:On Saturday we lost a best friend.We will always remember the many good times with your family,and there have been many over the past fifty some years.They will never be forgotten.Sincere condolence extended to all Dru’s family.
Shelly, Jeff and family,
We are sending our condolences to you all at this saddest of times. May your many happy memories carry you through these difficult days. Your dear Mom was loved by all for her kindness and grace.
Holly and Philip Smith
Rest in Piece Dru. I’ll always remember your kind soul. Growing up living near you, I’ll never forget the days when I was younger and would go over to your place with my grandmother and just get the biggest kick out of you ladies and your funny antics. You had a hard life, but one that was filled with love. Rest well, you’ll be dearly missed by many.
To Dru’s Family,
With a smile on her face and a laugh for all, this “Caper” travelled through life making Earth a better place merely by her presence. May God take her in His loving hands and keep her close to His heart.
Sincere condolences at this difficult time.
Dunc and Goretti MacIsaac
Shelly, Jeff and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your Mom was an awesome person and I have many fond memories of her from the time I worked (as a student) at the I.G.A. and years that followed.
Manson and Nancy White
Dear Shelly and Family,
We extend our Prayers and Thoughts to you during this difficult time.
Manson and Nancy
Dear Shelly and Family, Thinking of you with fond thoughts of Dru. She made time for everyone and had the best chuckle. May you find peace through your memories and the support of family and friends.
Ann Ferguson Dares & Bill, Sydney NS
Our Deepest Sympathy & Condolences Shelly & Family on the passing of your Mum Dru….You will be in our thoughts & Prayers at this very Sad & Difficult time She was a very sweet cousin and will be missed Dearly……..Rest-In-Peace Dru….Cousin Ann Ferguson Dares & Bill….
bev , Chris, and family
Shelly , Jeff , and family , sincere sympathy to you all , I have many fond memories of your mom from the Prefab days and over the years. She was a kind dear friend and will be missed by many. Thinking of you all and hold dear all the wonderful memories you have of your mom, they will be forever in your hearts
Dear Shelly & family, was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing when visiting Neil this morning. She was a beautiful lady , I’ll always remember her smile. Thoughts & prayers , Carol Gill
Rod and Geraldine Ferguson
Shelly,Jeff and family, we were so sorry to hear about you Mom, she was indeed one very special lady. In her presence you felt as if you knew her all of your life, so many happy memories to help you through this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Roddy & Geri
Kendra Oickle and family
I am shocked. I haven’t seen your Mom since she moved to Bridgewater. I use to see her and Jackie walking all the time. Those two were inseparable. I have such wonderful memories of your Mom. My clearest/best was the Going Away Party she had for me in your basement. When my Mom died your Mom really stepped in. She was always so kind to me over the years. She was an amazing woman. My heart is with you all during this time.
So very sad to hear of Dru’s passing. We had lots of fun times together during our childhood years. Your family were great neighbours and friends…just like family. The homes in the prefabs may have been small but hearts were big. As well lots of good memories from my summers working at IGA. When I think of Dru I do so with fondness. She baked the best scratch me back cookies and those little pastries with dates in the middle she often made were always my favourite. Thinking of you all with our heartfelt condolences,
Heather & Allan and family
So sorry for the loss of a wonderful person,mother,and grandmother.Dru was loved by so many our deepest sympathy to all the family .
Kim, I am so sorry to hear about Dru. She used to come to McDonalds for coffee with us just after I am home. She was such a funny lady but refined at the same time. My prayers are with at this time.
Ethel (MacIntyre) and Ted Nicholson
So sorry for your loss. I grew up next door to her. She was a wonderful lady. You will miss her forever. May God grant you his peace and hold you in the palm of His great loving hand
Nancy Harmon and George Ferrier
Hugs for you Kim; our thoughts are with you.
Clyde & Wendy (Smith) MacAdams
Shelly, Jeff and family
We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Fond memories of the IGA and your mom and dad. Please know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Diane and Sonny
Shelly ,Jeff and family, We are so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing,we have so many wonderful memories which brings many smiles to our faces .im sure you all have the same which will help you through your dark times. We are very sorry that we can’t attend her service, our daughter is sick and having tests tomorrow which we have to attend. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.Shelly you look so much like mom,with your beautiful smile. Thinking of you!xxxxxoooooDiane and Sonny
David Mac Intyre
Very sorry to hear of Dru’s passing. I recall many happy childhood memories in living next door to the Fergusons on Atlantic Ave., Sydney Mines. Theirs was such an active and happy home, and we neighbourhood kids visited each other’s homes all the time. Wonderful friends — never to be forgotten.
To the family i am sorry to hear of Dru,s passing i know Dru when her and Eldon owned I G A in Liverpool she was a wonderful friendly kind lady R I P Dru she will be in Heaven reunited with Eldon and all her family and friends
Sorry for your loss. I won’t be able to attend today’s service but you are all in my prayers.
Heather Stevens and Rita Veinot
Shelly and family,
Mom and I were so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. Dru was an incredible lady, friend and boss, and we have SO many wonderful memories of her. The IGA was like one big happy family, and your parents were the glue that held everyone together. I can still picture your Mom yelling out the top window for people to go to “Number 5, Rita will speed you through”. Her Cape Breton spirit lightened the room, and her smile was the friendliest around. Please know that we are thinking about you during this difficult time, and that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Heather Stevens and Rita Veinot
Ruth & Peter Williamson
Dear Shelly, Jeff & Family
We were so very sorry to hear about Dru’s passing.
When we saw her picture, it immediately brought to mind, the IGA, Dru and Eldon.
Dru was always smiling and friendly. Not only was she a beautiful looking woman, she was just a sweet person.
You will have many precious memories to draw on as time passes.
Take gentle care
Ruth & Peter
Shelley and family,
I have such fond memories of your Mom from my years working at IGA, and when visiting your home. I offer my sincere condolences and smile a bit today at those memories. Keep them close to your heart and smile when you think of your Mom.
Valerie and Roger Wilcox
Shelly,Jeff and family,
We were saddened to receive the sad news of your mother’s passing. We have to repeat what has already been said.Dru was truly a beautiful lady both inside and outside! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Shelly, Jeff and family. We have such wonderful memories of Dru. She was just a beautiful lady inside and out.
Always smiling and always very friendly and sweet.
She is missed by so many people. She is in God’s arms now. God Bless
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing ,She was a beautiful & kind lady, My sincere sympathy.
Shelly and family; so very sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a wonderful person, loved by many. Take care and may you have peace knowing she is in a good place.
I was so saddened to hear of Dru’s passing.. She was a wonderful lady and a pleasure to work with. My sincere condolences to the family.. Keeping you in my prayers.
Paula & Al Doucet
Shelly, Jeff & family: We were very sorry to hear of Dru’s passing.She was a kind and gentle person ,so easy to talk to.Thinking of you at this sad time.
Bill and Anna Cox
Shelly and family
Our deepest sympathy in your mother’s passing she was a wonderful lady and is often thought of when IGA comes to mind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
Doug and Pat Lohnes
Shelly , Jeff and Family:
So sorry to learn of your Mothers passing. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Shelly I’m sorry to see your mom has died. I remember her along with your dad. I can see her now looking down into the store from the old office at the IGA on Main Street. Puts a smile on ones face. My sincere condolences to you and your family.