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Irene M. Spencer

SPENCER, M. Irene – 94, East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash, formerly of Great Village, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday evening, February 7, 2013, at East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born April 20, 1918, in Great Village, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Marion (MacLachlan) Stevens. Irene was a member of St. James United Church, Great Village, where she sang in the church choir and taught Sunday school. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge and worked at Layton’s General Store for many years. Her love for her family and their love for her was abundant. Irene is survived by her children, Reginald (Diane) Spencer, Wawa, Ontario; Logan (Audrey) Spencer, Fronz (Wilfred) Miller, Great Village; adopted daughter who she raised from the age of three months, Gail (Leon) Mattatall, Tatamagouche; grandchildren, Phillip (Nicole) Spencer, Stephen Spencer, Melissa (Tom) Terris, Troy Spencer, Barry Spencer, Michael (Penny) Spencer, Patti (Harold) Sharpe, Scott (Mindy) Miller; Gail’s son, Nathaniel; 12 great grandchildren; niece, Marjorie; nephew, Warren. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Eldridge Noble Spencer; sisters, Fronz Stevens, Marjorie Hagen, Frances Scott. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in St. James United Church, corner of Highway 2 and Great Village Lornevale Road, Great Village, Reverend Dan Gunn officiating. Reception will follow in the church basement. Spring interment in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Irene’s memory to St. James United Church or a charity of choice are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Irene’s obituary on-line and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


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