Mary Kathleen Nelson
Mary Kathleen (Steeves) Nelson, 98, of Fundy Royal Manor, formerly of Baltimore, went to be with her Lord and Saviour peacefully on May 28, 2021 at the Moncton Hospital with her family by her side. Mary was born in Baltimore on October 9, 1922 the daughter of the late Ray and Ola (Beaumont) Steeves.
Mary was a homemaker, married to her husband Elmo, and together they raised their children, Lyn and Lorne with love and dedication. Her family was her world and she took care of her children for all their lives and felt blessed to have them, as they both had special needs.
She loved her Lord with all her heart and was a true example of Godliness. Mary was a member of the Valley Baptist Church and the Victory Bible Baptist Church. In her later years she attended the Dawson Settlement Baptist Church when she was able. She was a lifetime member of the Women's Missionary Society. She was an inspiration to a younger generation of girls when she served as a leader with Pioneer Girls and as staff at the Valley Church Camp, where many were saved with Mary as a counsellor. She served her Lord well.
She loved crafts and enjoyed entering exhibits in the Albert County Fair in many categories- crafts, garden products and homemade food items, often winning prizes. She served on the Albert County Exhibition Board of Directors for 4 years as well as she and her husband Elmo enjoyed being part of the Albert County Historical Society.
Mary's door was always open to welcome all family members. She was a very caring woman who took on a mother role to many. She provided a home-away-from-home for her brother's children, and she was a very special aunt and great aunt to all her nieces and nephews and their children. Mary was very involved, always wanting to know what was going on in their lives and keeping in touch. She always had words of wisdom and guidance for them when needed.
Mary loved her home in Baltimore, her little piece of paradise on earth. She was very proud of the fact that she lived on the original full property grant given to her ancestors in 1818. When she was 78, her niece Kathy and her family moved in with the Nelson family to help meet their needs, which enabled Mary to be in her own home until she was 94, when greater needs required that she move to the special care home Fundy Royal Manor, in Hillsborough. She formed a special bond with her great niece, Leigh-Ann, who will always remember her as Grammie. The two talked daily and made sure to check up on each other. As Mary aged, she and Leigh-Ann had fun with spa days and drives all around Albert County. Leigh-Ann helped make sure all Mary's needs were met.
We know she was ready to move on to her eternal home and be with her loved ones that had gone before her. She is now hearing the words "Well done, my good and faithful servant".
She will be deeply missed by her brother, Donald Steeves (Thelma); nieces, Kathy Nutford (John) of Baltimore, Gaye Kurtz (David) of Saskatchewan, Claire Fry (Alex) of Ottawa, Yvonne Pasquel (Guy) of Quebec; nephew, Michael Steeves (Bernadine) of Saint John and by her grand nieces and grand nephews, and her great grand niece Kari, all of whom she loved dearly.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Elmo ; her children, Carolyn "Lyn" and Lorne; sisters, Evelyn and Gladys Jacobson (Bob); sister in-law Gladys Aiton (Bev); brother-in-law, Seymour Nelson (Bertha) and nephew, William Nelson.