Irene Clara Deyarmond


Deyarmond, Irene Clara – Age 83, of Upper Stewiacke, passed away peacefully April 3, 2019, in Enfield, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Eastville, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Lyle (McCoul) Ellis.

She was a very loving mom, nana, great-nan, aunt, sister and sister-in-law. Mom was a faithful member of the Upper Stewiacke Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She was a beautiful knitter and passed her talents on to her granddaughters. We have all benefited and will treasure her wonderful creations. Mom loved the game of Yahtzee and played weekly with her best friend, Beverley. She loved country music, especially her favourite singer, Merle Haggard. Mom loved bluegrass and followed the bluegrass circuit for over 35 years, travelling and camping with her bluegrass friends throughout N.S., N.B., and P.E.I.

Mom is survived by her loving daughters, Wenda Cook (Ed), Enfield; Kathy Barter (Irven), Calgary; Arlene Rutherford (Layton), Upper Stewiacke; Shirley Lynn Potts (Craig), Calgary; Mary Cox, Brookfield; Tammy Kent (Andrew), South Branch; Susan Deyarmond (Ray Farnham), Calgary; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she cherished, Jill Turner (Mark), Cameron and Rylan, Brad Cook (Denise), Mason, Tanner and Ashton, Jenna Barter (Mike), Ned Barter, Courtney Hanham (Steve), Calley, James Rutherford (Erin), Addison, Alexandria and Joel Potts, Natalie Petley (Stefan), Levi and Casey, Shanda Glinz (Scott), Samuel, Katelyn David (Brendon), Emmett, Jason Kent (Nicole), Dawson, Alana Kitson (Billy), Brooke Irene, Cody and Brody Farnham. She is also survived by her sisters, Marion Cox, Stewiacke; Shirley Fleming (Bruce), Brookfield; sisters-in-law, Noreen Ellis, Frances Ellis (Garnet), Velma Fisher; brother-in-law, Benny Ouellette; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mom was predeceased by her husband, Eldridge (1976); her brothers, Ron and Alex; sisters, Eva and Anna; brothers-in-law, Curtis Fisher and Wayne Deyarmond.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Lori Wood and nurse Donna, Dr.Singh, Dr. Cortney Smith, Dawn Ross, and the many VON nurses who took such wonderful care of Mom. Special thanks to Jill Turner who took special care of her Nan and our Mom. We would also like to make special mention of Mom’s friends, Shirley and Dave Ogilvie and Geraldine Dunlap for making sure that Mom was taken care of and getting her to the bluegrass festivals when she became ill.

Donations in Mom’s memory may be made to Upper Stewiacke Fire Department or Canadian Cancer Society.

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