Lena Gavel (Barr) Obituary

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Lena Gertrude (Singer) Gavel (Barr)

September 20, 1925 - August 17, 2012
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GAVEL (BARR), Lena G. Passed away peacefully in her 87th year on Aug 17, 2012 at Cummings Elder Care Home, Lantz. She was born on Sept. 20, 1925 in North Salem, NS, the forth eldest of thirteen children to parents Currie and Florence Singer. She lived all her life in the Shubenacadie area until 2007 when she moved to Lantz. Mum will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends as someone who unselfishly gave of her time to care for others before thinking of herself. She was a homemaker who welcomed and affectionately provided childcare for working parents. She was a member of Shubenacadie United Church and a Lifetime Member of...
GAVEL (BARR), Lena G. Passed away peacefully in her 87th year on Aug 17, 2012 at Cummings Elder Care Home, Lantz. She was born on Sept. 20, 1925 in North Salem, NS, the forth eldest of thirteen children to parents Currie and Florence Singer. She lived all her life in the Shubenacadie area until 2007 when she moved to Lantz. Mum will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends as someone who unselfishly gave of her time to care for others before thinking of herself. She was a homemaker who welcomed and affectionately provided childcare for working parents. She was a member of Shubenacadie United Church and a Lifetime Member of Shubenacadie United Church Women. Mum loved family times. Through the years we have all appreciated her many gifts of home-baked goodies. She most enjoyed old time music and was always ready for a dance. Mum spent hours knitting and many people were recipients of her completed projects. She gave her time to the community by cooking for both church suppers and community picnics. She enjoyed helping to make the apples pies for the annual church fundraiser. She also volunteered at the Shumilacke Food Bank. She is survived by daughters Audrey (Wolf) Gesell, Martensville, Sask; Betty (Wade) Bower, Lantz ; Karen (Chris) Paley, Malagash Mine, NS.: Shelley (Dennis) Edgett, Lantz; son Ron (Ruth) Barr, Lantz ; loving grandmother to Kim (Ron) Schuster; Brad (Shari) Morpurgo, Jeff (Julie) Bower, Lindsay Bower, Tera (Lennie) Paley-Walser, Lexi (Mike) Juurlink, Tyler and Janelle Barr, Tanner Edgett. Great grandmother to Megan, Nicky, Kristen, Lacey and Bennett; sisters: Dorothy MacDonald, Margaret Ellis, Frances Terdik, Sheila Mills, brothers: Vernon, Lawrence, Keith and Clarence. Predeceased by husband and father of her children, Lowell Barr, second husband James Gavel, sisters Shirley and Helen, brothers Wilfred and Orie. We are most grateful and wish to acknowledge the kind, compassionate care that Mum has received over the last five years from Rose Cummings. Arrangements are under the direction of Ettinger Funeral Home. No visitation by request. Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, August 21st at 2 p.m. in Shubenacadie United Church, Pastor Dale Crawford Officiating. Following the service a private family burial will take place in Brookside Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Shubenacadie United Church or Canadian Diabetes Association. On-line Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ettingerfuneralhome.com

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