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Rowena Grace Wile

Rowena Grace Wile

Wile (Illsley), Rowena Grace – 82, Parkland Estates, Truro, N.S. formerly of Middleton, N.S. passed away peacefully on August 17th, 2011 following a lengthy illness. Born in Windsor, N.S. on July 17, 1929, she was the daughter of the late William P. and E. Hazel (Hopper) Illsley. Grace graduated from Windsor Academy and Maritime Business College, Halifax. She was employed at N.S. Dept. of Welfare for a number of years before marrying Cecil Deal Wile in 1953 and raising her family. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Cecil Wile, daughters Linda (John) Lunney, Carringbah, N.S.W. Australia, Deborah Churchill, Amherst, Susan (John) Murray, Valley, Shelley (Perry) Marriott, Windsor Junction, sons, Gregory (Lynda) Wile, Auburn, Stephen (Annie) Wile, Fort St. John, B.C. Grandchildren: Mark (Emma) and Paul Lunney, Australia, Vanessa (John Todd) Ferris, Edmonton, Lewis (Danica) Churchill, Edmonton, Amanda Wile, Michelle (Aaron) LeBlanc, Adam Wile, Timothy Wile, Jennifer Wile, Melissa Murray, Kitchener, Ont., Peter Murray, Kristen Marriott, and Hunter Marriott; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Charles (Mildred) Illsley, Falmouth. She was predeceased by an infant brother William. Grace was a member of Middleton Baptist Church where she served on various boards and committees, taught Sunday School, and was a life Deacon. She was also a life member of the Wilmot Garden Club where she served in many offices over the years. She served on the Board of Directors of N.S.A.G.C. and shared the N.S.A.G.C. gardener of the year award along with her husband, Cecil, in 1984. She was a qualified horticultural judge and loved gardening and flower arranging. Special thanks to Dr. David Henderson and Ann McKim with palliative care and the staff at both Edinburgh Hall and Fergus Hall, Parkland Estates, for their kindness, excellent care and compassion during her time spent in Truro; each one of you touched our hearts as well as our mother’s. Special thanks also to Dr. Rajaraman, Dickson Center, for his excellent care over the last 12 years and Dr. Michael Murray for his care since Mom’s move to Truro. The scriptures and prayers shared by Dr. Brian Ross were treasured and looked forward to by Mom. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 21st, from 7pm. to 9pm. in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street, (902) 825-3448. Funeral Service will be held at Middleton Baptist Church, Monday August 22nd at 2pm. with Pastor Danny Smith officiating. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Middleton Baptist Church, N.S. Cancer Society, V.O.N., Valley Regional Hospital, Soldiers Memorial hospital or charity of choice. Online condolences may be made through: www.middletonfuneralhome.com

 

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