Mary Ethel Steeves
Mary Ethel Steeves, 99, of Edgett's Landing went to be with her Lord and Saviour on November 28th, 2017, she passed away at the Moncton Hospital with her family by her side.
Mary was born in Meadow, the daughter of the late Rotsford and Lena (Beaman) Steeves. She was a teacher and taught for five years (later supply teaching), including at the school she had attended in Meadow, and then Harrisville- where she met her future husband, Ray Steeves. Mary was a homemaker and took great pride in her home. She was an active member of the Surrey Valley Baptist Church, having taught Sunday School, was a choir director, was a Pioneer Girls (later Awana) leader and a member of the Missionary Society. She played the piano whenever needed. Her other hobbies included, knitting, sewing and quilting, she made hundreds of quilts for those she loved. She had a flower garden and vegetable garden and enjoyed tending to them over the years. One of Mary's greatest joys in life was her family. Her advice for happiness was to "try your best to look on the bright side of things," and to be at peace. "When the Lord calls me," she said, "I'm ready to go." She is now walking the streets of gold and hearing the words "Well done my good and faithful servant."
She will be deeply missed by her daughter, Kathleen M. Kyle (Paul) of Edgett's Landing; sons, Richard A. Steeves (Susan) of Moncton and Gordon R. Steeves (Gerri) of Fredericton; grandchildren, Brent (Valerie), Beth (Reynold), Vanessa, Melanie (Kelly), Melissa (Tim), Jill (Pat); step-grandchildren, Sandy (Steven), Andrew (Chantal), Tim (Megan); several great grandchildren; sister Lena Clarke of Petitcodiac; sisters-in-law, Betty (Trecartin) Steeves of Edmonton and Gloria Steeves of Salisbury. She will also be missed by several nieces and nephews and by her church family.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Raymond P. Steeves; by 3 sisters, Delia, Ada and Bertha ; 3 brothers, Fred, John, Robert and by Edward (who was like a brother to her.)
She will be resting at the Albert County Funeral Home with visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The funeral service will be held at the Surrey Valley Baptist Church on Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 11:00am with Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Green Hill Cemetery, Edgett's Landing, NB.
For those who wish donations to the Surrey Valley Baptist Church or to the charity of the donor's choice would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2 734-2780
Friday, December 1, 2017
Surrey Valley Baptist Church
Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Albert County Funeral Home
Green Hill Cemetery, Edgett's Landing, NB
Surrey Valley Baptist Church or charity of the donors choice would be appreciated.