Flemming, Ilene May – of Halifax. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Ilene May Flemming, in the quiet morning hours of September 4, 2017, a few days past her 97th birthday. Ilene was a daughter of the late John Henry Bennett and Lottie (Patterson) (Bennett) MacLeod.
Ilene was predeceased by her husband, John Edgar Flemming; sons, Patrick, Gary, Arthur; sister, Helen Mason. She is survived by children, Robert, Douglas, Elizabeth (Tom Sanderson), all of Halifax; Lynn (Anne), Lower Sackville; David (Colleen), Truro; Susan, Halifax; Brian, Dartmouth; Nora (Howard Vautour), Saint Louis de Kent, N.B.; daughters-in-law, Ellen, Halifax; Patricia, Chéverie; Faye, Bashaw, Alta.; and by 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren.
Ilene was thankful for and enjoyed her years as Mail Clerk with the Department of Education, where she made many friends. Special thanks to the wonderful staff of Bluenose Cove at Ivany Place (Northwood), Bedford West, especially Nadine, Nicole and Joan.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. There will be no visitation by Ilene’s request. A family graveside service will be held in Herring Cove at a later date.
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