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Rowter; Esther Lillian

Posted By Obits On September 7, 2020 @ 1:29 pm In Obituaries | 29 Comments

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ROWTER – Esther Lillian, 94, of Maitland Bridge, Annapolis County, passed away September 5, 2020 at North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia.

Born in Lake May, Northfield, Annapolis County, Esther was a daughter of the late Oliver John and Elizabeth (Adams) Corkum.

Esther was a longtime member of Maitland Bridge Baptist Church until it closed and then joined Kempt United Baptist Church. While Esther attended the Maitland Bridge Baptist Church, she was very active in the Sunday School, choir, organist when needed and served as a deacon and council member. She belonged to the sewing circle and Women’s institute in Maitland Bridge and to Kempt Missionary Society. Esther also worked at North Queens Nursing Home for approximately 17 years, the last three as a cook. She also cooked at Long Lake Camp for a summer. Esther was a former resident of Lohnes’ Rest Home in Scarsdale  for approximately three years before coming to North Queens Nursing Home. Everyone in both places were very kind and compassionate.

Esther is survived by her daughters Dianne (Gordon) Vidito of Maitland Bridge; Doreen (Brian) Baxter of Bridgewater.  Grandchildren Martie (Richard) Atkins, Scott Baxter, Gordon Vidito, Beverley (Sam) Francis and Angela Vidito. Great grandchildren Cody Atkins, Joel Atkins, Marci Baxter, Shane Fisher, Ashley Fisher, Matthew Malloy and Jacob Malloy.  Great great grandchildren Taylor and Seth. Her brother Lawrence of Yarmouth.

Besides her parents, Esther was predeceased by her husband Edward; her sisters Virginia Halliday, Pauline Robbins, Clara Adams, Anne Halliday and her brothers Willis, Albert and infant brother George.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. followed by funeral service at 2:00 p.m., both in Kempt United Baptist Church. Reverend Royce Getson officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Maitland Bridge. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Kempt United Baptist Church, Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com All those attending this service are reminded to bring their own masks, practice physical distancing and provide the funeral staff with information for contact tracing.

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Condolence from Shirley Frank on September 7th, 2020 2:16 pm

Our deepest condolences to Doreen ,Dianne and all the family. Esther was such a kind & loving lady. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Shirley & Ken

Condolence from Donald Ernst on September 7th, 2020 2:23 pm

Doreen & Family Sending condolences on the loss of your mom . Don & Isabel Ernst

Condolence from Pastor Royce Getson on September 7th, 2020 2:38 pm

Dianne Doreen and family;
May the peace of Jesus guide your hearts as you grieve the loss of your mom, Grandmother and friend. To all she served with a heart of gratitude, may you feel blessed by knowing Esther. May the joy of the Lord be your strength.

Condolence from Valerie Johnson on September 7th, 2020 3:27 pm

Our heart goes out to you Doreen , Dianne and all the family. So sorry mom & I cannot be there for Aunt Essie’s celebration of life. Our hearts are with you all. This is the hardest part of this ol earth . Praying for you all as you go forward each day without precious Aunt Essie . Love you all
Eleanor , Valerie & family

Condolence from Leora Boutilier Cavanagh .b on September 7th, 2020 9:57 pm

Dianne and Doreen and all of the family i am so sorry for your loss . My condolences to you all .

Condolence from Jennifer Frail on September 8th, 2020 5:26 am

Dianne and Doreen and families please accept my deepest condolences to you and your families may you cherish all the wonderful memories you have . Sorry for your great loss.

Condolence from DEREK ROWTER on September 8th, 2020 6:41 am

So sorry to hear of your loss.
God Bless and Keep you through this time.
Derek Rowter

Condolence from Bill and Sylvia Corkum on September 8th, 2020 7:50 am

Doreen, Brian and family
Sorry to hear about your Mom. Remember all the good times and hold your family close.
Bill and Sylvia

Condolence from Terry &Sheila DeLong on September 8th, 2020 8:10 am

Sorry to hear of Esther”s passing. I remember a good many picnic trips with the ladies of the Missionary Society, they were a hoot. She will be missed. RIP Esther.

Condolence from Robert and Florence Douglas on September 8th, 2020 8:15 am

Dianne and Doreen, Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your mother.
Robbie and Florence Douglas

Condolence from Janet. Merry-Smith on September 8th, 2020 8:44 am

Sending my deepest condolences to all the Families.

Condolence from Sheree Chandler on September 8th, 2020 10:13 am

Dear Dianne, Doreen, and Family,

Deepest sympathies to you all in your loss. May memories ease your grief and the company of family and friends comfort you during the times ahead.

Freda Muise

Condolence from Janet Baxter on September 8th, 2020 2:07 pm

Doreen and family, I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Sending my condolences. Love, Janet.

Condolence from Myrna Crouse on September 8th, 2020 6:22 pm

Dianne and Doreen
So sorry to hear of your loss. Her stay back here was very brief but God called her home to be with Him.
My prayers and thoughts are with you all during these difficult days. Blessings!

Condolence from Barry and Susan Robicheau on September 8th, 2020 7:33 pm

Dianne, Gordie and family

Sending our deepest condolences.

Condolence from Nita and Barry Fisher on September 8th, 2020 8:45 pm

Sending our thoughts to all who loved her

Condolence from Linda Rowter on September 9th, 2020 9:35 am

Doreen and family: I was sorry to hear of your mothers passing, My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Linda Rowter and family.

Condolence from Jeannette Lewis on September 9th, 2020 1:34 pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to all Esther’s families .She will be missed by all who knew her.
My condolence to all

Condolence from Lorna Cole on September 9th, 2020 2:25 pm

Dianne, Doreen & families, so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your mom & grandmother, she was such a special person in your lives & many others &will be missed, May you find comfort in the many memories you all have of her & the fact she knew the peaceful place she was going. I have many memories of working with your mom ,many years ago. God bless

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on September 9th, 2020 7:06 pm

Condolences to Esther’s family. Our thoughts are with you. Treasure the memories.

Condolence from Leigh and Cathy Merry on September 9th, 2020 9:54 pm

To all the family -So sorry to hear of Esthers passing may she RIP our sympathies and condolences to you all

Condolence from Iona Charlton on September 9th, 2020 10:11 pm

My deepest condolences to all of you, Dianne, Doreen and your families, in the loss of your mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. Your video and photo memories were a wonderful tribute to her. She was a wonderful lady .Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Iona and family.

Condolence from Glen DeMond on September 10th, 2020 10:30 am

Dianne,Doreen, and families
Sorry to learn of your mothers passing. I remember your mother when she and I were delegates to the Queens-
Lunenburg Baptist Association in the 90,s, we travelled together. wherever the location. I enjoyed her friendliness
very much. Witrh my sincere condolence.


Condolence from Wilma and Tom Shupe on September 10th, 2020 11:43 am

Dianne , Doreen and family, so sorry to hear of your loss.She will be missed by all who knew her.Sending you our sympathy .

Condolence from Kathy & Vaughn Rawding on September 10th, 2020 4:10 pm

Doreen Dianne & families, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all during this sad & difficult time.

Condolence from Dennis & Sharon Wills on September 11th, 2020 5:16 pm

Condolences to Esther’s Family. Our deepest sympathy to you all and many thoughts and prayers are with you. Esther was a beautiful lady inside and out and will be missed by all who knew her. Heaven has just gained another Angel.
Dennis & Sharon

Condolence from Stanley & Joan Canning on September 11th, 2020 8:31 pm

Dianne, Doreen and families, So Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please accept our Deepest Condolences at this sad time. Keep memories of her close in your hearts. God Bless

Condolence from Bruce and Linda DeLong on September 13th, 2020 7:11 pm

To all of Esther’s family, we send our prayers at this sad time.

Condolence from Judi and Bill on September 15th, 2020 12:40 pm

Dianne and Doreen and families…..you took such wonderful care of your mother over the years and I know she appreciated all you were able to do for her. I remember when we worked together. She always looked so lovely in her white uniform and worked hard to ensure that everyone was well cared for. She had a strong faith and I’m sure that is giving you comfort.

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