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Mary Ellen Murray

It is with deep sadness that we must announce the passing of Mary Ellen Murray, age 88, of River Hebert, NS. Mary passed away peacefully at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, on Sunday, November 11, 2012.
Born in Minto, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Queenie (Bannister) Waterall.
Mary loved her family, spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed watching her soap operas and catching up with friends on her computer. Much time was spent in her flower garden and taking long drives through the game sanctuary. Her dog Sookie and cats Cookie and Muffin brought her much joy. A great outdoors woman she enjoyed fishing and camping. She retired from Northern Telecom after over 16 years of service.
She will be dearly missed by her husband, Donald Vance, River Hebert; daughter, Karen Cameron,Amherst; sons, David Jonah, Minto, NB, Gary (Marilyn) Jonah, Chignecto, NS, Charles (Peggy) Murray & Merrill (Andrea) Murray both of Amherst, Marven Murray of Springhill; 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; sisters Geraldine Doherty (Ray), Minto, NB, Joy McKeigan, Amherst; brothers, Jerry (Lena) of Scarborough, ON, John Busch of Saint John, NB; sister-in-law Florence Waterall, Grand Bay, NB.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, Merrill Murray Sr., infant daughter Elizabeth; sister Frances Blizzard; brother Charles Waterall Jr.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, River Hebert and Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). Visiting hours will take place at the River Hebert Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the Furlong~Jones Chapel in Amherst on Thursday at 2 pm. Burial will take place in the River Hebert Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in Mary's memory may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the NS Lung Association or the charity of your choice.

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