Martha Belle Nelson
Martha Belle Nelson of Lower Cape passed away peacefully on January 16, 2021, just 13 days after her 100th birthday. She passed away at home, with her family by her side.
Martha was born in Lower Cape, Albert County, NB, in January 3,1921, the daughter of the late Henry and Frances "Fanny" (Tingley) Nelson.
She started work at the County Tax Office in Hopewell Cape and ended her career with Town Planning for the province of NB out of the Moncton Office until her retirement.
Martha has lived her whole life in Lower Cape. She was known throughout the community as a lady who would do anything to lend a hand. She and her sister Marie had a very special bond and have lived together in the old homestead all their lives, often you could not say Martha without saying Martha and Marie. They had a love of knitting, quilting and spent many hours doing just that. They made hundreds of handmade quilts and made many mittens, argyle socks, scarfs, hats and crocheted many doilies over the years. Everything was made with love and the time they spent on every stitch was worth it for them. She also had a love of animals, especially her cats. Martha always said she wanted to live to be 100 and she reached her goal. She was a very determined lady and usually when she set her mind to something she got it done. She never had any children of her own but was very lucky to have several nieces and nephews who she cared for dearly. She knew what they were all up to and made weekly if not daily calls to some to see what was happening in their lives. She loved travelling and never turned down a chance to go on a road trip. Martha herself said she had a great life as she enjoyed the simple things. She also enjoyed company and could talk for hours. Think of all the changes she has seen over her 100 years, but one thing never changed and that was her love of Albert County and her home. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday, which she so much enjoyed and appreciated. Her family would like to thank everyone for their visits, cards, flowers, gifts and phone calls on her special day. She was so happy to hear from you all! In her own words, "It was a Great day." May she rest in peace and find happiness in her eternal home.
She will be deeply missed by her sisters, Marie Nelson of Lower Cape, Ruth O'Blenis (George) of Boundary Creek and Frances Douthwright of Riverview; nephew, Edward Douthwright and his wife Darlene of Lower Cape, where she resided at the end of her journey. She will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by sister, Lucinda Mills (Robert); brothers, Roy (Pearl), Jack (Geraldine), Clark (Marion).
Honoring Martha's own wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. A graveside service will take place at the Mountain View Cemetery, Lower Cape, NB at a later date.
Donations to the Mountain View Cemetery or to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2 734-2780
No funeral service
Mountain View Cemetery or charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated