SPEIRS – Jillian Marie, 59, of Halifax, died June 1, 2016.
Born in Halifax, she was a daughter fo Merrill and Elsie (Manthorne) Stafford of Bridgewater.
Jill was a nature woman; she loved camping, especially at the Evolve Music Festival where she grew to be known as “Yodamama” She was a lover of music and a musician herself playing guitar and singing. She took on many projects as either an entrepreneur, activist or advocate. Jill graduated from vocational school but later returned as an adult learner, graduating from NSCC with a certificate in Human Resource Management in 2006. She utilized many of those skills at Admiral Insurance in Halifax. Jill was a light. When she loved, she did so with every part of her heart and she will be missed with every part of ours.
Surviving besides her parents are her spouse Diane Pringle; her daughters Chloe (Dustan) and Jade (Ronnie); her grandchildren Warren and Abigail.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. In Jill’s memory, donations may be made to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlerfuneral.com.
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Robert & Sally Fader
Merrill & Elsie:
So sorry to hear of your daughter, Jillian’s, passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Merrill and Elsie, so sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Donald and Judy Joudrey
So very sorry to hear this sad news our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
merrill and Elsie please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of Jill my thoughts and prayers are certainly with you
We were saddened to hear of Jillian’s passing. We were her neighbours when she and her lovely family lived in Blandford. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. She will be missed
Paula and Chris
Lois and John Whitehouse
Elsie and Merrill and the rest of Jill’s family : We are thinking of you at this very sad time and send our sincere sympathy. Lois and John Whitehouse
Moyle and Marjorie
Merrill and Elsie our thoughts and prayers are you and the family.
My sincere sympathy goes out to you in your loss. I lost two of my children when they were young,and only a parent who has suffered this kind of a loss can understand.May God hold you both in the hollow of His Hand at this sad time.
We were shocked and saddened to learn of Jill’s passing. We are heartened however to hear of Diane and her comforting presence in Jill’s life. To Merrill, Elsie, Diane, Chloe, Jade, Warren and Abigail. We loved Jill and her free spirit. We have many happy memories spanning 59 years.
James, Fred, and Bill McAvoy, Fernand and Lynette
Nancy and Gerald Dagley
Merrill and Elsie So sorry to hear of Jill’s passing. Thinking of you and the rest of Jill’s family at this sad time.
Clayton and Marilyn
Elsie * Merrill and family,
To let you know ,that we are thinking about you ,our prayers are with you ,in your time of sorrow.
Clayton and Marilyn , Hugs to all
I was deeply saddened and surprised to read about Gillian’s passing. She was a good woman. I am sorry for your loss.
jade and chloe…memories of you both and your mom in mahone bay days…wooden boat festival…ice cream store…mug and anchor and brainstorming on how to sell more of our artwork…and the memory that stands out most is when she hitched a ride with me to new england (we were trying to make a few of those yankee dollars !!). jillian’s favorite spots on that trip were boothbay harbor in maine and marblehead, massachussets.
although I’ve not seen you in so many years,. please know that I miss you and your mom and your collective “gift of the giggle”
Jill and I were friends in high school and had long talks about spirituality. She and her parents lived 2 blocks up from my family home. We kept in touch over the years and became reacquainted through social media in October of 2015. Jill was a wealth of information and always “had my back”. She is a guiding light to many. I am grateful!