Ethel Irving Dean

Dean, Ethel Irving – Age 99 of Greenwood, Halifax Co., passed away at the break of day on March 31, 2019 in Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital, Middle Musquodoboit. Born in Dean, she was a daughter of the late Keith and Anna (Irving) Ross.

Ethel was a life member of the session and UCW of St. James United Church. She was a meticulous homemaker, enjoyed being a farmer’s wife, and loved to go dancing. Her infectious wit and humour were a big part of her life.

Surviving are her sons, Gardner (Glenda), Rod (Pam), Dalton (Dorothy); daughter, Martha (Glenn) Barnes; son-in-law, Garnet Higgins; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nephews, Keith Blaikie, Garnet Dickie (Frances); niece, Karen (Greg) Farnell. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill; daughters, Freda, Barbara in infancy; brothers, Robert, Lloyd; sisters, Olive Blaikie, Greta Dickie.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., and funeral service Thursday at 2 p.m., both in St. James United Church, Upper Musquodoboit, with student minister Calvin Burt officiating. Burial will follow in Dean Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. James United Church general fund.

Special thanks to Jean Erskine, Phyllis Newhook, Kim Pratt, Frances Ellis; Dr. Karen Fewer and staff of MVMH.

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

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