PARKER – Idella M., 86, of Caledonia and Maitland Bridge passed away on December 31st, 2009 at Queen Elizabeth Health Science Centre, Infirmary site, Halifax.
Born in Maitland Bridge, she was a daughter of the late John and Carrie (Sarty) Rowter.
Idella was a graduate of the Provincial Normal College, Truro and taught school for several years. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church, Maitland Bridge, member of the U.C.W. , past president of the Women’s Institute and charter member of Pearle Chapter #71, O.E.S.. Idella had a keen interest in local history and genealogy. She wrote “The History of Maitland Bridge” which she donated to the North Queens Historical Society as a fund raiser.
She is survived by her daughter Deborah (Jim Wilcox) of Halifax; grandchildren Benjamin and Amy; daughter-in-law Anna-Lise Parker of Liverpool and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband Douglas; son John; sisters Melissa Ford, Kathleen Ball, Frances Demmons and infant Hazel; brothers William, Edward and Miledge.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be held in St. Paul’s United Church, Maitland Bridge on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., Pastor Tom Watson officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Maitland Bridge at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Church or to the Maitland Bridge Community Hall. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Debbie, sorry to hear about your mother. Mom and her we great friends. My thoughts are with you.
Who would ever thought that just having service at Meadowbrook Manor and getting re-acquainted with your Mom that she would be gone so quickly.
Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and the family and I pray God’s blessings upon you as you go through these difficult days. Remember you are never alone.
Coleen told me on the weekend that your mother-in-law passed away.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Denton & Jeannette Orde
We extend our sincere sympathy to family members at a most difficult time. I grew up with Idella and other family members, in Maitland Bridge, (now live in New Minas). Our prayers are with you all.
I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Idella’s passing. She was one amazing LADY, I always loved going over to your house when I stayed at Grampie and Grammie’s-you were just across the road!!!
One of my memories of your Mom is that she made the most fantastic fudge and the nightly trips to the park with your parents, also exploring the treasures overhead in the porch!!
I am thinking of you at this sad time and may your memories help you through these days.
Sharon (Merry) Frail
Debbie & Family
I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. Please know many people are praying and thinking about you at this difficult time
Anna Peters, Corresponding Secretary MCUCW
Sympathy is extended to the Family on behalf of the Executive of Maritime Conference UCW.
Please know that we are all thinking of you at this very sad time of loss of your Mom.
Sincerely and with Much Love,
Jennifer,Joey, Jake,Max and Will
Helen & Jim Wilcox
May you find comfort in your many memories of your Mother and all she meant to you.
With Deepest Sympathy.
Jim and Helen Wilcox
Judy (Crowe) Andrews
My sympathy to all Idella’s family. I have such wonderful memories of a perky lady who taught me so many life lessons. She was a gift to my life as I am sure she was to you. May she rest in peace.
have tried to find you in a long wile i am a relitive of your dad from forest glen ,and weymouth,i had seen you mon about17 years ago then lost track,you can get my email at the funneral home would like to make cntact with you,sorry to hear about your mon
Debbie, I want to express my sincere sympathy in the passing of your mom. It is not an easy road to loose someone you love. She was a wonderful lady and i have known her all my life and i remember her as a kind, friendly lady always having a smile. In my working years i got to spend more time with her and we would have some wonderful chats talking about the years when we lived in Maitland Bridge. I regret that I am unable to be at the funeral as i am working that day and cannot be there but my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With deepest sympathy – Gail
Dora Noble, Jerry and Cathy
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mom still talks about your visit with her this past summer, how much she enjoyed seeing Idella.
Wolf and Carolyn
Annalise, Amy and Ben,
We are sending along our sympathy at this sad time.
Amy and Ben, your Grandma was so proud of you and always had news and pictures of your latest accomplishments. You will have wonderful memories of her to cherish.
We loved her so much too.
Wolf and Carolyn
I will be thinking of Aunt Idella all day today ( Wed ) and praying for you as you get through this time. Wish I were there for support, to share a hug and some tears.
I was laughing at Vicki’s memories of times at your house. Our visits always involved LOTS of good food, drives to spot deer –on and off the park–and I was always rooting around in the old porch or the attic hunting for treasures too. Dad was always teasing your Mom about the fine accomodation at the Parker Lodge.
Mom and Dad and Aunt Idella sure had some wonderful times together in the later years. Nothing held them back on their road trip adventures, esp to PEI to visit us and John and Annalise.
Wolf is on the road again but he sends along his sympathy. You know how fabulous he always thought Aunt Idella was.
I will miss her so much, things won’t quite be the same without Aunt Idella.
I will be thinking about Aunt Idella all day today (Wed) and praying for you as you get through this. wish I were there for support, to share a hug and some tears.
I was laughing at Vicki’s memories of times at your house. Our visits always involved LOTS of good food, drives to spot deer–on and off the park–amd I was always rooting around in the old porch or attic hunting for treasures too. Dad would tease your Mom about the fine accomodation at the Parker Lodge.
Mom and Dad and Aunt Idella had some wonerful times in the later years. Nothing held them back on their road trip adventures, esp to PEI to see us and John and Annalise.
Wolf is on the road again but he sends his sympathy. You know how fabulous he always thought Aunt Idella was.
I will miss her so much, things won’t be the same without Aunt Idella.
Suzanne & Ron Frail
Dear Debbie, Anna-Lise, and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Idella was such a beautiful and special lady. I will miss her.
Kim (Rowter) MacQuarrie
I just learned of Aunt Idella’s passing this morning, sorry I will not be at the funeral today , however my thoughts and prayers are with you , Anna Lise, Ben and Amy.
She was an absolutely beautiful women inside and out , and I will always hold dear the many cups of tea that Grammie and I shared with her while I was growing up.
Kristin (Botin) Wood
Dear Debbie, Annalise, Amy and Ben,
I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Idella’s passing. I have many fond memories of her and loved visiting her in Maitland Bridge — she was such a wonderful lady and will be missed very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Please except my sincere condolences at this time to you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Nancy and Dave Murphy
Dear Debbie, Anna-Lise, Amy and Ben,
We are so sorry we could not join you in celebrating the life of Mrs Parker. We hope your wonderful memories will provide you with some peace as you adjust to life without her. She was an amazing woman! May she rest in peace. In sadness, Nancy and Dave
Debbie, Anna-lise, Amy and Ben
I’m so sorry to hear that Aunt Idella passed away. I pray that you’re memories of her will get you through this very difficult time. I will miss her laughter, food, awesome company and her just being there. She was a very much loved and thought of woman to touched ALL off us. Aunt Idella will be very much missed.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
We would like to express sincere sympathy to the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
She was such a lovely lady.
She will be truly missed