Myra Ella Elliott
Myra Ella Elliott, 94, formerly of Alma, passed away on November 17th, 2022, at Forest Dale Home where she lived for the past few years of her life. She was born in Waterside on July 19, 1928, and was the daughter of the late Norman and Eva (Cairns) Akerley.
Mom was a housewife, devoting her life to raising her large family. Having come from a family of nine children and wanting to continue the tradition, she had nine children of her own. She was always there for us and had a way of making each of us feel like we were her favorite. She made her family a priority and put our needs ahead of her own. She called each of us daily to see how we and our families were doing and to see what we were all up to.
Mom loved being at our large family gatherings when all of the children and grandchildren were there. She always provided love and support without hesitation, had a wonderful smile, loved to laugh, and was a wonderful cook like her mother before her. One of the most difficult things for mom was when she got to the point where she could no longer make a pot of tea or cook a big meal whenever we dropped in.
She appreciated our efforts to repay all the love she had shown to us as we grew up, by ensuring that she was well taken care in her later years and the love we expressed to her on a regular basis. She eventually got to the point where she talked about wanting to be with her loved ones who had passed on before her. She is now experiencing the joy of that magnificent reunion because of God’s faithfulness.
"…we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8).
The following poem had great meaning for our mother:
"We loved to come to visit, spending time with you,
It never even mattered, just what we chose to do,
For love was all around us, and warmth was everywhere,
And every moment spent with you, we felt your loving care."
We were so blessed because of all she did for us and treasure the love and kindness she showed us. We are forever thankful to have had a MOM like you.
She will be deeply missed by daughters Donna Elliott (John) of Moncton, Ramona Williamson of Moncton, Barbara Morrisey (Hugh) of Hillsborough, and Brenda Hawkes (David) of Edgett's Landing; sons Parker (Verna) of Lower Coverdale, Grant (Phyllis) of
Shepody, and Chris (Tina) of Moncton; sisters Maxine Stevens of Lower Cape, Sharon Turner of Carolls Corner, NS, and Linda Rossiter (Arnold) of Waterside; sisters-in-law Paula Akerley of Alma and Mavis Akerley of Sussex; 18 grandchildren; several great-
grandchildren, step great-granddaughter; and several great-great grandchildren; She will also be missed by several nieces, nephews, and all of her extended family and friends.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by first husband Parker Elliott; second husband Graydon Martin; son Hewlett Elliott; daughter Golda Neufeld; sons-in-law Henry Neufeld and Reg Williamson; grandson Shawn Williamson; step-grandson Kurt
Neufeld; and great-great grandson Graydon; sister Norma Steeves (Freeman); brothers Hewlett, Orley, Winston, and Gerald; brothers-in-law Larry Turner, and Durley Stevens.
She will be resting at the Albert County Funeral Home with visitation on Saturday from 2-4pm. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Sunday, November 20th, 2022 at 1:00pm with Pastor Paul Steeves officiating. Following the service, the family will be meeting in the reception area at the funeral home for further sharing of memories and refreshments. Interment will be in the Alma United Cemetery, Alma, NB.
Donations in her memory to the IWK 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
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Albert County Funeral Home
Saturday, Nov 19th 2022
Albert County Funeral Home
Alma United Cemetery, Alma, NB
Donations to the IWK would be appreciated.