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Melanson; Estella Flotilla

Posted By Obits On December 1, 2011 @ 6:09 pm In Obituaries | 23 Comments


MELANSON – Estella Flotilla, 84, of Mill Village, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on November 30th, 2011.
Born in Newellton, Cape Sable Island, she was a daughter of the late Stillman and Bertha (Penney) Newell.
Estella trained as a maternity nurse at the former Grace Maternity Hospital, Halifax. She worked a short time at Roseway Hospital, Shelburne before becoming plant nurse at Bowater Mersey Paper Company for fifteen years until her retirement. Her first love was her family.
Surviving besides her loving husband of 61 years, Roger Frederick, are her children Gayle (David ) Doncaster of St. Andrews, NB, Robert (Mary Ann) of Yellowknife, NWT., Anne (Terry) Murphy of Corinth, Vermont, Alex (Joy) of Mill Village. A wonderful grandmother to Robin (Elizabeth), Kristen (Kenny), Megan, Kiley (Dylan), Ryan, Connor, Jennifer, Lindsay and Thomas. A great-grandmother to William, Simon, Hannah, Riley and Ayden. Her sisters Lydia Holmes of Cambridge, ON., Geraldine Symonds of Newellton, Yvonne (Norman) Nickerson of Barrington.
She was predeceased by her sisters Nellie MacKinnon and Lena Symonds and her brothers Preston, Elroy and Clayton.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool where a funeral service will be held Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Lay Minister Peter Anthony officiating. A private family committal will take place in Mill Village Community Cemetery following a reception in the funeral home. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Bethany United Church, Mill Village or the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Tanya McCoombs on December 1st, 2011 6:41 pm

The girls and I are truly saddened to hear of Estelle’s passing. I have many fond memories of Estelle; from skating on the pond in back of their house and drinking hot chocolate, looking after their cat ‘Simon’ while they were on vacation to the numerous talks she and I had and words of wisdom she would offer me since starting my nursing career. She will truly be missed. The girls and I extend deepest heartfelt sympathy…Cherish the memories. xo

Condolence from Kevin Whynot on December 1st, 2011 8:07 pm

I was very saddened reading the news about Estelle.I always enjoyed my visits with her and Rod. We always shared a good laugh and a good banter back and forth. I will miss her.

Condolence from Rose Wright on December 1st, 2011 9:43 pm

So sorry to hear of Estelle’s passing. When I was office messenger at the mill, I looked forward to and definitely enjoyed my daily visits with her in First Aid. She will be missed by so many who truly loved her! May God bless you all…

Condolence from Mike and Corrie Lockwood on December 2nd, 2011 3:30 am

Dear Rod and family we are so sorry for your lost Estelle was a real lady and will be missed …hugs

Condolence from Dottie and Gary Hatt on December 2nd, 2011 3:49 am

Rod and family – So sorry to hear of Stelle’s passing. She will be missed by many. I have many fond memories of Stelle. We worked many Xmas tea’s together and UCW. You have great memories to hold onto. Hugs to all.
Dottie and Gary

Condolence from Linda Johnson Gapski on December 2nd, 2011 5:09 am

For Gayle,Anne,Bobby and Alex so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have many fond memories of times spent in your home with your Mom and always considered her a big part of my life. Although I haven’t seen her recently I will always remember those times. God Bless Linda

Condolence from Judi Maillett on December 2nd, 2011 6:18 am

Rod,Gayle,Anne,Bobby,& Alex,so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.As a child i have very fond memories of being at Stelle’s house & spending time with the girls & boys & skating on the pond was a such a fun winter sport..We only have memories now. Hold on to them.You are all in my thoughts & prayers.Judi (Whynot) Maillett

Condolence from Margo Hanley on December 2nd, 2011 10:18 am

Gayle, Anne, Bobby & Alex – so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I also spent some time at your house when we were younger people and your Mom was always so kind and tolerant. Keep your memories close to the heart.

Condolence from Greg and Canora Melanson on December 2nd, 2011 11:02 am

Rod and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time of grieving. We will remember the fond memories of our visits with you.

God Bless,
Greg and Canora Melanson
Edmonton, Alberta

Condolence from Susan Levy on December 2nd, 2011 12:41 pm

To all of Stell’s family you have my deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Leslie and Lorne Fryer (DesRosiers) on December 3rd, 2011 11:51 am

Gayle, Bobby, Anne and Alex, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mom. She was truly one of the most wonderful, kind, caring and considerate people one could ever meet. I have such fond memories of us growing up together and you mom always welcoming me every summer or whenever we came to visit Nanny. I am truly thankful I got to spend a few days with her and your dad when Hap died. She is going to be missed. I am sorry I won’t be able to attend her funeral.

Love always

Condolence from Anne MacDonald on December 3rd, 2011 12:24 pm

Dear Melanson family,

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences our extended you all. . I remember times playing there when we were children, and chats in later years with her. You’ve had a lovely mother,keep the love.

take care ; Anne and Steve MacDonald

Condolence from Rus ‘Rusty” Melanson on December 3rd, 2011 12:27 pm

Rod, Gayle, Anne, Bobby & Alex, I am very sorry to hear of Aunt Stell’s passing. I had a great visit with her and Rod in September of this year, during which we reminisced quite a lot. I hope your many fond memories will help you through this very difficult time. My wife Sandy and I extend sincerest condolences to you all.

Rus Melanson,
Charlottetown, PEI

Condolence from Dorothy Grace Bragg on December 3rd, 2011 12:40 pm

To Rod , and Estella’s Children , Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren, you have my deepest sympathy. Estella was very dear to me and i am so sorry for the pain you all are going through. May God bless each and every one of you .

Condolence from Barbara & Charles Corkum on December 3rd, 2011 4:59 pm

Dear Rod & Family:

We were so saddened to hear of your loss. It is such a difficult time but try to find comfort in your many happy memories. Sorry that we will not be able to attend the funeral as Charles has an appointment that day. Take care and God Bless.

Barbara & Charles

Condolence from Norman and Bonnie on December 3rd, 2011 8:15 pm

Our sincere condolences to all the family. God Bless..

Condolence from Heather Anthony on December 4th, 2011 6:18 am

Rod and family, you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of Stell, I have many good memories of my visits to your home, good laughs, and the memory, of at a church tea, of people complaining that there were none of Stell’s cherry balls on the trays, and Stell saying “who ate all of the cherry balls?”, needless to say, I loved her cherry balls,. Stell will be missed by many, cherish your memories, you are in my thoughts at this sad time.

Condolence from Carl R. Veinot on December 4th, 2011 7:18 am

Dear Alex and Family: My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother.Keep the good memories of her with you forever.She is now an angel forever.

Condolence from Maureen Nickerson & Family, Woods Harbour on December 4th, 2011 7:38 am

Our sincere sympathy to all the family.

Condolence from Shirley Melanson on December 4th, 2011 1:43 pm

It will be so different without your Mother there.She certainly was a staple for the whole Melanson family.I send our condolences at this time of sorrow.
Shirley& Michael

Condolence from Paul and Gail Lockwood on December 4th, 2011 3:31 pm

Rod and family;

So sorry to hear of your loss

Paul and Gail
Williams Lake, B.C

Condolence from Anne Espenant (Melanson) on December 4th, 2011 5:02 pm

Rod, Bobby, Gayle, Anne and Alex,
Just want you all to know that my thoughts are with you during this sad time of Aunt Stell’s passing. The nurse in me looks on at the wonderful video that you’ve posted and sees Stell the nurse whose kind and caring ways inspired me to chose the same profession. As a niece I see the loving, family-oriented Aunt who I always enjoyed visiting through my youth and beyond. May the wonderful memories comfort you in the tough days ahead. I am certain that she and Dad will have a few laughs together and wait for us until we meet again. I will be there with you in spirit on Mon.

Prayers and hugs,

Condolence from Murray Kirkpatrick on December 5th, 2011 5:57 am

It was with sadness that I heard of Estelle’s passing. My condolences go out to the Melanson family. Estelle was a wonderful addition to the Board of Queens Association for Supported Living and that’s where I got to know her. She was on the board for quite a while and she and Marie Dombowsky would travel together from the “Village”. The supports given were welcome and appreciated and remembered. Thinking of you at this time.

Murray Kirkpatrick

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