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Viola Adelia Parsons

Funeral service for the late Viola Adelia Parsons, 91, Port Hawkesbury, formerly of Troy, Inverness County, was held March 14 in St. David’s United Church, Port Hastings, with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating. Burial will be held at a later
Funeral service for the late Viola Adelia Parsons, 91, Port Hawkesbury, formerly of Troy, Inverness County, was held March 14 in St. David’s United Church, Port Hastings, with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Mrs. Parsons died March 7, 2019, in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. Born in Lunenburg, she was a daughter of the late Teman T. and Harriet G. (Joudrey) Thompson. Her family moved to Red Head, New Brunswick, when she was seven, where she was raised on a farm complete with a team of oxen. She modeled in the store window and later became lingerie manager at Calp’s Department Store in Saint John, NB. She married Malcolm Parsons on New Year’s Eve 1957 and raised their children mainly in Glen Margaret, and later on a farm in Saint Ninian, Cape Breton. After their children moved out, they moved to Darlings Island, NB, where she worked alongside her husband at their jewellery and watch repair store in Market Square, Saint John. They retired to Troy, where she made home-cooked meals, bread, churned butter, baked goods and preserves. She was a talented knitter and had a green thumb, as was demonstrated by her African violets. She was a member of St. David’s UCW. She is survived by three children, Stephen Parsons (Shirley Graham), Timberlea; Darlene (Joseph) Gillis, Port Hood; Travis (Malinda) Parsons, Brandon, Manitoba; seven grandchildren, Nicole Parsons (Tim Gallery), Scott, James and Brennan Gillis, Alexandra, Laura and Kathleen Parsons; great-granddaughter, Riley Gallery; three stepdaughters, Jocelyn, Terry, Joanne; their children and grandchildren; brother, Fred (Judy) Thompson; three sisters, Ruth (Frank) Lahey, Gwendolyn Jones, Edith Morgetroyd. She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm C. Parsons; stepson, Lloyd, Parsons; two brothers, Palmer and Stuart Thompson; three sisters, Marion Graham, Thelma Abrahamsen and Mildred Smith. Memorial donations may be made to St. David’s United Church or a charity of choice. Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

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