Dickie (Eaton), Goldie Eileen – Age 94, of Middle Musquodoboit, died April 12, 2017, in Northwood Centre, Halifax. She was a daughter of the late Fenwick Eaton and Margaret (Eaton) Cooper.
She will be greatly missed by her children, Florence (Dick) Irwin, Bedford; Leslie (Sharron) Dickie, Cole Harbour; Sandra (Ed) MacKay, Lantz; Rod (Pam) Dickie, Enfield. She was affectionately known as “Gram” by her grandchildren, Tony (Heather), Angela (Donald), Rick (Erin), Keri (Andrew), Ryan (Becca), Michael (Wendy), Evan (Ashley). “GeeGee” will be missed by her great-grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, Dylan, Jacob, Lily, Sylvie, and Madeleine. She also leaves her nephews, Wayne (Marie) Eaton, Gary Pooley; and nieces, Sheila Eaton, Pam Pooley, Betty Gibson, Trudy (Laurie) Cleveland; and many cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Lester; sister, Jean Pooley; brothers, Bev and Earle Eaton; nephew, Don Pooley.
She was an active member and fundraiser for Brookvale Ladies Aid, Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, as well as other organizations. She found great delight and satisfaction in helping and looking after others. Her community and the people in it were very important to her. She enjoyed handiwork, reading, nature, especially feeding birds, and it seemed that every stray cat knew where to find a good home and food. Many will remember her cookie jars were always full. Mom was also known for her “big hugs”, and no one left her home without one.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Monday, at 2 p.m., in Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, Rev. Dr. Linda Yates officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Higginsville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation – Hospital, Northwood Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
Our special thanks to Dr. Barry Giffin for all the years of medical care and the staff of Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital who looked after her with much care and affection during her time with them. Mom became a resident of Northwood Centre in November and received exceptional care from Dr. Summers and all the staff on Cedar Lake Center. We will be forever grateful for all who treated her with compassion and affection, making her final days comfortable.
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