It is with deep sadness that we must announce the passing of Erma Estabrooks, age 86, of Amherst. Erma passed away peacefully at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Chignecto Mines, she was a daughter of the late James and Minnie (Vance) Delahunt.
Erma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who devoted her life to her family. She was a member of Immanuel United Church and a life long Pythian Sister.
She will be dearly missed by her sons Raymond, Port Howe, NS and Rick (Helen), Brookdale, NS; grandson Chad Lowther, Amherst; granddaughter-in-law April Lowther, Amherst; great granddaughter Emma-Lee Lowther; sisters Susie (Jerry) MacDonald, New Lowell, ON and Irene "Jum" Morrison, Amherst; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Raymond, an Infant Son; brothers Vance "Dudge" and James "Jiggs"; sister Elsie Stanley.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where visiting hours will take place on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The Pythian Sisters will hold a memorial service at 7 pm at the funeral home. The funeral service will be from the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 2 pm. Burial will take place in the Maccan Cemetery in the spring.
Those wishing to make a donation in Erma's memory may do so to the Immanuel United Church, the Maccan Cemetery and the Cumberland V.O.N. or a charity of your choice.