WASSON, LALAH WINNIFRED (nee PALMER) -
Maintaining her dignity and unique sense of humour in the face of recent health problems, Lalah Winnifred Wasson of Maquapit Lake passed peacefully away at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Fredericton on February 6th 2012. She died with the dignity with which she lived . . . made possible by the compassionate assistance of staff and family who attended her during her final hours. Born in Astle, NB on November 22nd 1916, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Jane (Hovey) Palmer. Her home and her family were the heart of Lalah’s life! She is survived by her sons, Ted (Betty) of Sypher Cove and Phillip (Kim) of Bradenton, FL; her daughters, Donna Macdiarmid (Roger) of French Lake and Sandra Larsen (Gary) of Edmonton. Known to so many as “Grammy Lalah”, she leaves behind eight grandchildren, Pamela Purves, Jack Purves, Buffy McLaughlin, Kurt Wasson, Candace Hughson, Shelley Cameron, Ben Wasson, Matt Wasson; 12 great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren whom she welcomed into her life. She is also survived by one brother, Laurie Palmer of Taymouth; two sisters, Mavis Dobson (Ken) of Taymouth and Doris Whittingham (Thomas) of Calgary as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Charles Arthur Wasson in 2004; brothers, Forest Palmer, Berne Palmer, Don Palmer, Ottie Palmer and two infant brothers; sisters, Cora Hunter and Janette Palmer. The family will be forever grateful for the care provided by Peter Coakley and the staff at Forever Young Special Care Home at Maquapit Lake and that of the Oromocto Hospital and her family physician of many years, Dr. Vaughn Roxborough. Our appreciation and thanks as well to the staff of Pine Grove Nursing Home who so lovingly provided her final support and comfort.
Resting at Hogg Funeral Services (10 King Street, Minto) where the family will welcome visitors on Friday evening from 6 to 9 pm. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at the Scotchtown United Church, Scotchtown. Interment will take place at a later date. Family flowers only, please. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Scotchtown United Church, the Diabetes Association of New Brunswick (a charity close to Lalah’s heart), or a charity of your own choice. www.hoggfunerals.ca