Mary Ethel Davidson
Mary Ethel (Phinney) Davidson - age 78, of Wolfville, formerly of Greenfield, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in the Valley Regional Hospital. Born in Middleton, she was the daughter of the late John and Anne (Beckwith) Phinney. Mary graduated from Bridgetown Rural High School and received her diploma in nursing from the Ottawa Civic Hospital. It was while in Ottawa that she met her husband Hugh. Mary was an avid runner and competed in many local and international races including the Boston and Dublin Marathons, the Valley Harvest Marathon and the Cabot Trail Relay Race as a member of the Grey Hounds. Mary loved to spend time out gardening and never missed an opportunity to be around her grandchildren. Her zest for life and positive attitude were contagious for everyone who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dr. Hugh Davidson; daughters, Erica (Lisa) McGill, Jennifer (Dr. David) Ingham, both of Wolfville, Elizabeth (Dr. Trevor) Hove, Yorkton, SK; son, Rob (Mary), Leduc, AB; grandchildren, Megan (Michael) McLean, Cameron, Matthew, Etain, Caleb, Bredin, Samuel, Fiona, Delaney, and Chloe. She is also survived by her brother, Arthur (Carolyn) Phinney and sister, Jean (Bill) Phinney. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a grandson, Jeremy Ingham. A celebration of life followed by a reception will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday March 16, 2019 at the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation, by request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jeremy Ingham Cancer Research Trust c/o IWK Foundation (Suite B220, 5855 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4S2) or online at https://iwkfoundation.org/content/jeremy-ingham-cancer-research-trust. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.