Eva Mae Marks

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Marks, Eva Mae – It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Eva Mae (Nauffts) Marks, Ship Harbour on January 27, 2019, at the age of 86. Born in Spanish Ship Bay, she was a daughter of Minnie (Spears) and Captain Ronald Nauffts.

Eva is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Douglas; her children, Linda (Peter), Cathy (Wayne deceased), Ronald (Rhonda), Myretta (John D), Frank (Karen); grandchildren, Hollie (Ryan), Jeff (Robyn), Elspeth (Jacob), Chrissie (Eddie), David (Charnell), JD (Maria), Keaton, MacKenzie; great-grandchildren, Myla, Cleo, Maeve, Nolan, Duncan, Max, Everette; sisters-in-law, Elva (Bob), Janetta (Lloyd deceased); many nieces and nephews. She was the last of a family of seven siblings, Douglas, Albion, Roderick, Edgar, Bruce and Pamela.

Eva was a devoted member of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church and enjoyed meetings of the Ship Harbour Stitch Club. She loved family gatherings, gardening, quilting, and many trips with her husband and family. Eva was a “doer”, always busy and willing to help. She worked at several jobs throughout her life time, retiring from Twin Oaks Hospital after 17 years of service.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Friday, February 1 from 6-8 p.m. in Ship Harbour Community Hall, and funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, with Rev. Andrew Mortimer officiating. A reception will follow in the Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Anglican Church.

Special thanks to Eva’s caregivers for their kindness, and to emergency staff and Unit 7-4 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

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