Twilah Ethel Keddy
Twilah Ethel (Turner) Keddy of New Ross, died on July 26, 2022 at the Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness from vasculitis, an autoimmune disease. Twilah was not afraid of death and her family surrounded her with love, prayers and songs as she left this world to meet her Lord and join her husband.
Faith was Twilah’s anchor and prayer was her principal tool, which she used to greet and end each day. At the top of her prayer list was family: her children, Carole (Randy Reeves), New Ross; Lana (Danny Banfield), Wileville; Nova (Angus Ells), Sheffield Mills; Ryan (Jess Keddy), Sebeka, Minn.; her grandchildren, Mitchell Reeves (Kyla), Tiffany Fudge Ferris-Osborne (Aaron), Brenton Fudge (Kyla), Taryn Fudge, Tessa Fudge, Luke Morine (Rebecca), Amos Morine (Rebecca), Emma Ells (Ben), Briana Morine, Nathan Ells (Victoria), Alex Keddy, Becca Keddy, Julia Keddy, Matthew Keddy, Andrew Keddy, Caroline Keddy; her great grandchildren, Tucker, Owen, Zoe, Ava and Eamon; and her second family, sister Carole Meister (Roger), Craig, Shelley (Jim), Verne and Dana.
Service was the second tool of Twilah’s faith and it looked like baked brown bread or mayflowers delivered to people who were sick or needed cheering, visits to elderly within the community or in nursing homes, or serving as a deacon, choir member, Sunday School teacher or any capacity needed at the New Ross Baptist Church.
Twilah was predeceased by her parents, Chester and Stella Turner, and her husband of almost 55 years, Garnet. They shared an unparalleled love that has been the model for their children, grandchildren and others who knew them.
In the six years since Garnet’s death, Twilah found joy in walking in Garnet’s Christmas tree lot behind her home (after she mowed the trail by hand to reduce ticks), walking - everywhere, to the lake lots she had given to her daughters, to the cemetery, the post office and Ruby’s Trail, or playing cards and Scrabble, keeping in touch with friends and family by texting and FaceTime (after finally saying yes to an iPhone), but mostly in spending time with her family.
The family would like to thank the Health Care Team at the Valley Regional Hospital ICU for their specialized and compassionate care of Twilah. We would also like to thank friends, family and co-workers for their support over the last few weeks.
Cremation has taken place. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at the New Ross Baptist Church, followed by a reception at the Forties Community Centre. Masks are requested by the family due to the vulnerable health of a family member. For those unable to attend, a video webcast of the service will be available on Sunday, July 31, 2022. A private family interment will take place at the New Ross Baptist Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the New Ross Baptist Church, the New Ross Fire Department or the New Ross Baptist Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. To view the video webcast and for on-line condolences please visit: www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.