Thelma Eunice Steeves- Savoie
Thelma Savoie (Steeves), 91, of Lower Coverdale passed away on October 3, 2017 at the Moncton Hospital with family at her side.
Born May 28, 1926, she was proud to be the daughter of Jack and Sadie Steeves. Thelma fondly recalled a happy rural childhood in Dawson Settlement. Drives through Dawson would bring to mind names, faces and events from her childhood years with Janet, Carmen, Austin and Carl. This was a rich heritage, warm and vivid even in these last years. Thelma retired from Co-operator Insurance in 1987.
Thelma would like to be remembered for loving and caring for her special needs son. Her children remember her courage, work ethic and being taught life lessons through consistent Christian example. Her grandchildren recall wearing her hand knit sweaters (in their younger years), and mittens and socks as adults. She cites her faith in God’s provision as being the source of her strength
Survived by daughters, Carolyn Chafe (Terry), Brenda Wilmot (Mac), Susan (Brad Colter), and sons Wendell Steeves (Roxanne), Clayton Steeves (Debbie) and Kevin Steeves (Carol Ann); stepsons, Claude Savoie (Claudine) and Neri Savoie (Jackie); brother Carl Steeves ( Bonnie ) ; sister-in-law, Olive Steeves. Also missing her will be grandchildren, Jeremy & Shelley, Candace, Kim & Amanda, Julie & Jennifer, Jason, Tim & Matthew, Sarah and Clayton , Jordan, Tyler, Jordan and Josh. Nanny Thelma was proud of her 29 great grandchildren and of her many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband Herman Steeves and second husband Armand Savoie; sons, Burton and Brian and stepson Elmo Savoie.
She will be resting at the Albert County Funeral Home with visitation on Friday from 2-4 pm and 6-8pm. The funeral service will be held at the Lower Coverdale Baptist Church on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2pm with Rev. Ken Rains officiating. Following the service a time of fellowship and refreshments. Interment will be in the Grey’s Island Cemetery, Hillsborough, NB
Donations to the METS ( Adult Moncton Employment Training Services) or donors choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2 (506) 734-2780