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Edith C. McNeil


Edith C. McNeil

Edith C. McNeil (Keddy) - Kentville/Habitant, lovingly known as GG to family and friends, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2018 at the age of 93. GG was always unapologetically authentic. There was never a doubt about what she was thinking because if she thought it…she said it. Whether it was a delicious meal or a horrendous haircut you could always trust GG for the honest to god truth (unless the question was if she smoked). During WWII she proudly served her country as part of the Canadian Women’s Army Corp. She had a long and accomplished career at Waterbury Newton & Johnson in Kentville, was a dedicated member of the St. John’s Anglican Church and for many years a devoted volunteer at Fidelis House. GG was a gifted story teller, a world traveller, and an accomplished quilter, whose handmade treasures have landed all over the world. She was a dedicated member of the Anglican Church Women’s group and especially enjoyed attending the Monday sewing sessions with her dear friends. Edith is survived by her son, Neil (Wanda), Kentville; siblings, Gerald (Colleen), Whitby, ON and  Geraldine Porter (Stan), New Glasgow, NS; grandchildren, Tara (Fraser), Habitant, NS; Lindsey (Chris), Grande Prairie, AB; and a great grandson, Kaylan, Habitant. Edith was predeceased by husband, Harold McNeil; father, Harry Keddy and mother, Myrtle (nee Forbes) Keddy Russell and step-father, Stephen Russell; brother, Douglas and sister-in-law, Linda; brother, Vincent and sister-in-law, Marie and a sister, Alice. A special thanks to Palliative Care, EMS, Centennial Pharmacy, Valley Regional Hospital - Emergency Department and Medical A Unit, Dr. David Nunn and staff, Dr. Robert Mullen, Dr. Michael Keough, and Shirley Barkhouse who helped care for GG in the last few weeks. Special thanks also to Reverend Maya Bevan for her thoughtful visits and spiritual support. Thanks and gratitude as well as  to Tara and Fraser Caldwell whose unwavering dedication and care for GG allowed her to remain independent and active until the end of her life, their kindness allowed GG to have more fun in her 90’s than most could hope for. She will be sadly missed. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. The funeral service and reception will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in St. John’s Anglican Church, Church Street, Port Williams, Reverend Maya Bevan officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings County. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John’s Anglican Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. 

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Service Date
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Service Time
3:00 p.m.
Service Location
St. John's Anglican Church, Church Street, Port Williams, NS

Visitation Location
There will be no visitation, by request

Burial Location
Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, NS

Requested Charity
St. John's Anglican Church