Erna Faye Nelson
Erna Faye Nelson, 93, of Hopewell Cape passed away peacefully on May 7th, 2022 at the Moncton Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Erna was born in Salem, NB on April 22,1929 the daughter of the late Lorne and Doris (Hamilton) Steeves.
Erna was a homemaker and she did exactly that. She made a home of love and did so with determination and strength. She had a large family and did what had to be done to make sure everything was perfect for her family. Many would think her husband, Blair, was the head of the household but everyone knew who really had the last word and it was Erna. When things did go wrong she was not one to dwell on the bad but find a positive twist and move on. Her children were her everything. She gave them life, nurtured them, taught them, fought for them, held them , shouted at them, kissed them, but most importantly she loved them unconditionally. Then her grandchildren came along and they knew Grammie was someone they could count on for anything. Her favourite time was family gatherings and she loved to prepare and feed them all. She would work for hours and prepare the meals and she loved every minute of it. Erna was a mother and grandmother who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. She was always putting other people's needs ahead of her own. She was a powerful influence and will continue to live on in the hearts of her loved ones forever. "Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a Mother."
She was a member of the Hopewell Cape United Church for years and then moved to the Hillsborough United Church after it closed. Her faith was very important to her. She was an active member of the Mountain View Cemetery Board and served as Secretary and treasurer for many years. Erna was the oldest living resident in Hopewell Cape and she knew all the history of the area and if you had a question on what happened years ago she was the one to contact. She was so blessed to be in her own home right up until she was called to her eternal home. She has left many lovely memories for all to cherish and we know she is now at peace and walking with her Heavenly Father. "Until We Meet Again."
She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Ellen Pottle of Oromocto, Charlotte Warda (Peter) of Hillsborough, Norah Doucet (Brian) of Sackville; sons, Keith (Cheryl) of Hillsborough, Hugh (Shelley) of Hopewell Cape, Barry (Marla) of Hopewell Cape , Ralph (Kim) of Moncton, Ian (Carolyn) of Moncton and Dana of Hopewell Cape; her treasured 21 grandchildren and 27 precious great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandson; sister, Shirley Teahan of Riverview. She will also be missed by several nieces, nephews and by all her church family.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Blair; brothers Merle and Lorne Jr.
She will be resting at the Albert County Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4,7-9pm The funeral service will be held at the Albert County Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 at 2:00pm with Rev. Peggy Reid officiating. Following the service the family will be meeting with relatives and friends in the reception area for further sharing of memories and for refreshments. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lower Cape, NB.
Family flowers only please, donations to the Mountain View Cemetery or Hillsborough United Church or 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
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Albert County Funeral Home
Monday, May 9th, 2022
Albert County Funeral Home
Mountain View Cemetery, Lower Cape, NB
Mountain View Cemetery, Hillsborough United Church or Charity of the choice would be appreciated.