Westhaver, Etta Melba, 78, of Hunts Point, Queens County, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 31st, 2014, at home, surrounded by her loving family after a five year battle with cancer.
Born on the beautiful Magdalen Islands, she was a daughter of the late Glenson and Jane (Burke) Craig.
Her love of life was only exceeded by the love of her family that was unconditional. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Etta lived by the motto that giving is better than receiving. She enjoyed spending countless hours over the years volunteering in her community. She performed many acts of kindness that were unknown to many.Etta received many awards over the years for her volunteering, but she was very humbled to receive the 125th Anniversary of Confederation of Canada Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for her exceptional volunteer service. She was a past warden of both St. James Anglican Church, Hunts Point and Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool for many years.
She is survived by a daughter Zona (Stephen) Hatt, of Milton; son Donald (Sue), of Hunts Point, Nova Scotia and Eckville, Alberta; step daughters Lynn, Cindy, Daphne, Christy; grandchildren Samantha, Tashauna, Stephen Forde, Jason, Chyanne, Joshua; great grandchildren Leah, Alexa; sister Anna Rowen, of Scarborough, Ontario; she will be missed by her faithful Boston Terrier Nixon.
She was predeceased by her husband Maurice Westhaver; son Forde; brothers Alton, Harold; ex husband John Turner.
As giving in life, she continues to do so in death by donating her body to science so others may learn. A Celebration of Etta’s Life will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool, NS. Reverend Judy Cross officiating. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to St. James Anglican Church, Hunts Point or to The Lodge That Gives, Halifax. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Shirley and Paul Neals
Zona and family members, So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady and it was always obvious how much she loved her family! God bless you all at this sorrowful time.
To Ettas family,i only knew your mom for a short time,meet her trough Reggie Burke and my sister Rose,she was one of the most beautiful ladies I know,.so kind and always thinking of others,had her at our home for lunch last sept and have some nice pictures which I never got to share with her..so sorry to hear of her passing,may god be with you all at this sad time.
Thinking of you at this time of loss, sending our love and condolences. God’s Blessings. She’ll always be near in your heart and memories.
Barb Kempton Fralic
To Etta’s family.
Sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
Brenda and Ira Huskins
Zona, and family, sorry to read of Etta’s passing. Brenda had some dealings with her in her volunteering, she was a lovely woman.
Ivan & Marilyn Huskins
To Etta’s Family
Ivan & I would like to say how sorry we are to hear about the
passing of your mother. She had done a lot for the people she
new, especially the ones in the manor. It makes it hard to say
good-bye to the one you love, but she has gone through a lot
this pass year, but now she is in a better place. May God be
with you at this difficult time.
To Zona and Donnie…me heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mom. She was a lovely lady and I have nothing but fond memories of the time I spent at your home(up behind the high school) when Forde and I were friends.
The last time I saw her was when Laurie and I drove across Canada with all our kids in tow. We had a wonderful time at her place out by Hunts Point when she had a corn boil for the MS society. I have some wonderful pictures of that time. 🙂
God has another angel sitting beside him ♥
Leon & Norma Robertson
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She was a pleasant lady and very kind. Our deepest sympathy to all Etta’s family.
Leon & Norma
My deepest sympathy to Etta’s family. She was a wonderful lady that will never be forgotten……Rest In Peace Nana Sis….love Willa & Karina
Geraldine and Will Burke
With deepest sympathy for your loss. She was a remarkable woman and will be greatly missed.
Zona and family – I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady and it was always a pleasure to have a chat with her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sorry for your loss
I am so sorry to hear of Etta’s passing. What a wonderful lady! I will never forget her kindness, smiling face and of course, her delicious baking! She was “one in a million”!
Karen Turnbull and Family
Our Deepest Sympathy’s to the Family of Etta (Sis) Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Gloria Rankin larke
to Zona and all your family you have all my sympathy . I knew your mum for many years and she was always the same always had a smile on her face and so kind . every summer when she came home here to the islands I always made sure I seen her .I used to work for your grandmother Jane and every summer they came home it was a great pleasure to see her and all the family together . she will be missed and her trips to her home here on the islands will be missed . God be with you all till we all meet again
Zona, Donnie and families…. Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a great lady and you will miss her dearly.. You are in my prayers..
My deepest symphathy to all Etta,s family . iam very sorry to hear about Etta,s passing she was a lovely lady and we are all going to missed her at Trinity Anglican Church on Sunday,s morning and the Bible study on Wednesday ,s mornings may she Rest in peace and she is now in heaven flying with the angels Love David Whynot and family
boyd matthews gaetane pealey
our deepest sympathy to zona donnie and familys
Ron & Barb Campbell
Zona & Family
We are saddened to hear of Etta’s passing. She was a great lady & will be missed by all who knew her. We always enjoyed our chats with her.
To the family,
We were so sorry to hear about Etta’s passing. She was a true , brave lady.
Thinking of you all
Cathie and Kevin Wentzell
To Etta’s Family,
We were saddened to learn of Etta’s passing. The world and especially Queens County is a better place because of Etta. Take comfort in knowing how much she meant to so many.
Gloria Rankin Clarke
Zona I did not get the C in Clarke on the sympathy I sent to you if you Gloria Rankin Larke it was suppose to be Clarke
My deepest Sympathy to Sis’s family and her many many friends .Her annual visits to the Islands and well has her visit to have her hair done will be missed She always made her appointments well in advance of her visit as she told me” it was one of the highlight of her visit We would catch up on the past year ” When she found out she had cancer she asked me to pray for her But to do it quietly as she has not told her family as then RIP Sis
Kerry and Irene
Zona and family, I am so sorry for your great loss. Please remember all the great times and keep them close to your heart.xoxo
phyllis & Yorke Tutty
Zona and family, we are very sorry to hear of Etta’s passing.
She was a lovely lady and will be missed by all who knew her.
Barbara Ann and Billy Burke
Zona, Donny and families, we were sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful, caring person. Will miss her visits home and phone calls..She will be missed by many but we all have our memories..
Dear Zona, and family, I’m sorry to hear of your precious loss. Your Mom was a wonderful lady. Sincerely , Anne
Ruth (Dickson ) Rivers
Deepest Sympathy to all the familyYour Mom met my daughter Cathy while they were both getting Chemo. Cathy passed away on June 1st in 2010 from Ovarian Cancer.Your Mom and i both came from Grosse Isle,Magdalen Islands.Treasure all the wonderful memories you had with her.Hugs to you all.
susan mosher richards
Dear Zona and family,so sorry to hear of Etta’s passing.I know she will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.Thinking of you.
Zona and family,
I’m terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Thinking of you.
Margaret and Winston Turnbull
Our deepest sympathies to Etta’s family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Zona and family. Etta was one of my favourite people. Always positive, said good things about others, her passion for the communities she served and her love for her family and friend is admired. My sincere condolences.
sylvia verge forbes
To Ettas family;
so sorry to hear of your moms passing; she was a lovely person’
Remember the good times;hugs
Doug and Linj
We will miss Etta .always loved being in her company. She was clever , funny and so warm and friendly always.She loved her family and friends and is a sad loss. Take care family. ,We are thinking of you and sharing your loss Doug, and Lin
Jennifer & Wendell Turnbull
Zona,Donnie and families,So sorry to hear of your moms passing..She was a lovely lady.. She will be missed ….
My deepest sympathy to all Etta’s family and friends. She had brought many many smiles to everyone. She will be missed by many. May you spread your wings Etta and share all your love to everyone in heaven. xoxo
Zona and Donnie – please take comfort in knowing that so many people have such wonderful memories of your mom, for all the good deeds she accomplished within your community, always with a smile and a desire to help, no matter how big the task. My heartfelt condolences to you and all of the family. .
Stan & Nalom Clark
To Etta’s Family,
With our deepest sympathy . In the short time that we had known Etta it felt like a life long journey of the best values any human being could have and demonstrated to the fullest. Etta was one of the most positive people that we have met.In our hearts she went above her motto in so many ways. Such a judicious beautiful Lady.She will be in our thoughts and prays forever.She will rest in peace.
God Bless you all.
Dear Zona,, I can only imagine the great loss you feel. Your Mom is finally at rest, free from pain. I’m sure she s looking down at you with a loving smile, knowing how much you cared for her.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Zona, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Treasure all the memories.
Evie and Ed Fisher
To Etta.s Family. Sorry to hear about your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
The Lodge That Gives - Canadian Cancer Society
Deepest Sympathy from Staff and Volunteers at The Lodge That Gives – Canadian Cancer Society.
lewis and vicki conrad
zona and family
so sorry to hear of your moms passing she was a very lovely lady and like by all that knew her our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
Kurt and Anne Sarty
Zona and falily,
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Zona,Donnie and families:Sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother.
Shirley & Paul Shot
To Etta’s dear family: You all know you were her everything! Her will to keep fighting the horrible disease that finally took her life showed her strength and perseverance. Her smile and twinkle in her eye will always be remembered by those that knew her. Your strength at this time will come from her steadfast love and your many memories. God Bless!
Pat& Doug Lohnes
To Etta’s Family We are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Etta was a lovely lady, we knew her well when we were in the Lions Club. Sincere condolances to all of you.
To the family of the late Etta Westhaver,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. You’ve lost someone who was a special part of your family. May you find comfort in each other and in all the compassion that comes to you at this time.
With deepest sympathy,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
The quality of mercy is not strain’d. It droppeth as the gentle rain from Heaven; apon the place beneath ; it is twice blessed.
It blesses those that giveth and those that taketh.
To Zona and All of Etta’s family; I didn’t know Etta very long, I didn’t have to. It was immediately apparent, that she was a very decent and good human being. I thought that this Lady would certainly be blesses as would the people who looked after her with such love and devotion. Her family,friends and her two wonderful caregivers it was a pleasure to have witnessed such mercy and loving-kindness. You are all surely blessed.
Gary Trimm & Mavis Delorey
Ours thoughts and prayers are with Zona, Steve, Steve jr. and family at this time. Thinking of you at this time of loss, sending our love and condolences.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
I like to say I am so sorry to the family of Etta’s passing.I knew her for a long time.She had me collecting for Kidney Foundation,etc.A persuasive woman and a great one she was!Sorry about your Grandmother,Samantha and family
Dear Zona and Donnie:
Sending my deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother. She was a lovely woman and will be missed by many. Keep the happy memories of her life close and go to them when your heart saddens. My thoughts are with you and your families. xo
Joy (Dobson) Melanson
Donnie, Susie, Samantha & Tashauna,
I am very sorry to hear the sad news.
Etta was an amazing person, always so warm and kind.
I will always remember the fun we had at Etta’s as kids!
Hearing her call me (and everyone else) “dear” will be etched in my memory.
Please know that you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.
Rose & Philip Decker
Dear Zona & family
So Sorry to hear of your moms passing . She was a very giving person and will always be remembered by all who knew her.
Our deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rose & Philip Decker
Rudy de Ruyter
Dear Zona , Steve and Steve jr , so sorry to hear of your loss . I know she meant the world to you both . You sure looked after her so well Zona . Take care …Rudy and Brenda
Carole and Leo (Sam). Sampson
To the family of Etta Westhaver.
Please know that our thoughts, and prayers are with you,
at this time.
My condolences on your loss.Truly a lovely lady.
Mike and Donna West
Zona and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Zona and family…I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Etta had a long, hard road to travel but now that her journey has ended, she is at peace. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Debbie Noel.
Dear Zona and family:
So sorry to hear of your moms passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Tom And Barb Moffatt
We would like to send our condolences to the family of Etta. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Zona and family, Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing .My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Jean & Darrell Newton
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Sis was a wonderful kind and caring person. She will be greatly missed . Our Love and deepest sympathy to all the family. xoxo
Zona and family my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of Ettas family at this sad time.
MaryAnn Faulkner Oldham
Zona, Donnie and families, So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was such a giving lady, reminds me alot of my mom, guess thats why they were such great friends. Thinking of you during this difficult time, take care,
Shirley Croft & family
I was sorry to hear about your mom passing. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by all. Our prayers are with you and your family.
To Zona. Donnie and Family
Sincere Sympathy .So Sorry, your mom was a wonderful friend to me, and I will never forget her, she was the one who got me back to church again. We had a lot of good times together.
Zona, Donnie and families . So sorry to hear about Mom .She was a wonderful person , and very well looked after by her family . I have known Etta for a long time , goes way back to June and Walter Mosher day’s . They were great friend’s of mine .My prayer’s and thought’s are with you .Take care . Brenda Lawrence
Zona, Donald and families,
So very sorry to learn of the sad news of your mom.
Thinking of you
Alice (Baker) Frauzel
Upper Chelsea NS
Becky Jollimore Long
Zona and Etta’s family
I’m so sorry to hear of Etta’s passing. I worked with your mom years ago at Canadian Tire. We had a lot of fun together. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Cheryl and Bill Bouges
Donnie and family,
Sorry to hear the news that your Mom passed away.
Cheryl and Bill Bouges
Zona, I only met your mom a couple of times in church and she was a lovely lady, she will missed by everyone who knew her and how kind and sweet she was. I am so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are being sent to you.
Zona, and Family My thoughts and prayers are with you….. XXOO!
Zona and family
It is so difficult to say good-bye to a loved one regardless of failing health. Knowing how caring you were in my Mom’s last days, I know you were wonderful with your own Mother. Time replaces sorrow with wonderful memories. My thoughts will be with you and the rest of your family over the coming days.
My sincerest condolences to the family. I have such great memories of Etta going back many years, she will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.
Shirley & Paul Shot
To Etta’s family: We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing and will continue to uphold you and your family in prayer. You have our heartfelt sympathy. May God grant you comfort and peace of heart through this difficult time.
Sheila smith (fancy)
I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing,my thoughts are with you.take care,god bless
Becky (Jollimore) Long
Zona Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.
We had lots of good times at Canadian Tire. My prayers go out to you at this time.