Edith Pearl (Allen) Jones, age 94, of Amherst entered into the presence of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on November 4, 2012.
Daughter of Eli and Pearl (Whelpley) Allen, Edith was born January 14, 1918 in North Head, Grand Manan, NB. In 1942, she married Donald Jones and they celebrated their 70th anniversary this year.
Edith was a graduate of St. Charles Commercial School in Amherst. She worked at Pridham's Studio and at the aircraft division of Canadian Car and Foundry, before starting a family.
To family and friends, she was known for her hospitality, excellent cooking and many acts of service. She truly lived to serve others.
Edith had many homemaking skills, including sewing, knitting and various other projects. Each summer she harvested many fruits and vegetables, which she sold locally as well as preserved for her family. Her larder was always full of amazing food that could be prepared at a moment's notice.
Through the years, she provided loving, short-term and long-term home care for friends and relatives.
She was a devout follower of her Lord Jesus Christ.
Edith will be mourned by her husband Donald; her daughter Ruth (John) Wakeman of Zephyrhills Florida; and son Phillip (Bev) Jones of Amherst; as well as six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Two special "daughters" she leaves behind are Carol Marshall and Elaine Mattinson, both of Amherst.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where visiting hours will take place on Friday from 6 to 8 pm. The funeral will take place from Furlong~Jones Funeral Home's Chapel on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2 pm, Pastor TImothy Murray officiating. Burial will follow in the Amherst Cemetery.