It is with heavy hearts we announce the death of our mother, Gertrude Minnie Greene, who went to be with her Lord on March 13, 2014 at her residence in Lower Coverdale, NB.
Born on April 6, 1925, in Sackville, N.B., she was the eldest daughter of the late Hilyard and Norma (Campbell) Crossman.
She is survived by her children, David (Angella) Greene of Riverview, NB; Seth (Robyn) Greene of Petitcodiac, NB; Ruth (Gerry) Caissie of Lower Coverdale, NB and Philip (Margo) Greene of Riverview, NB and grandchildren Alicia (Lauri) Ketola, Samantha, Chelsea; Hannah, Ashley, Sarah, Katie and Douglas. Sisters, Gladys MacKinnon of Sackville NB and Leona (Hubert) Smith of Moncton, NB. Also by sister-in-laws Gwen Crossman, Marion Crossman both of Sackville, NB and Pearl Crossman Of Riverview, NB as well as many nieces and nephews.
Gertrude was predeceased by her husband Glendon in 1998, eldest granddaughter Alanna in 2012, brothers; Hilyard (Bud), Rouel; David and sisters Mary Lousie Proctor, Barbara Jones and Judith Chambers.
A resident of Riverview for many years, she retired from the Times-Transcript in 1983. She was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church and a past member of Highfield Baptist Church, as well as a Life Member of the WMS. An avid reader with a love for travel, she especially enjoyed her trips to England, Trinidad, Tobago, Venezela, California, Newfoundland as well as her many camping trips. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy and they fondly remember her wonderful stories about her youth. The family is thankful for the exceptional care provided to Gertrude by her daughter Ruth.
She is resting at Jones Funeral Home (506-364-1300), 70 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB., with visiting on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A service of remembrance conducted by Reverend Greg Jones will follow at Jones Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Reception to follow service. Interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alanna Greene Memorial Scholarship Fund. Condolences to the family or donations may be made through www.jonesfuneralhome.ca