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Lois Isabelle (nee Peacock) Trenholm


Lois Isabelle (nee Peacock) Trenholm

The death of Lois Isabelle (nee Peacock) Trenholm, 94, of Port Elgin, and formerly of the Murray Road, occurred on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Westford Nursing Home.

Lois was born in 1924 on Murray Road to Leonard Peacock and Emma Chapman.  attending high school at Fredericton, she continued on and graduated from Normal School.  Following a family tradition of teaching, she taught in several one room country schools (six to eight grades) prior to their closure and continued on at elementary schools in Port Elgin where she served as principal and vice principal - music teacher prior to retirement after thirty-three years in the classroom.

In addition to her teaching, she and husband LeRoy farmed and raised two sons and saw them attend college and enter careers in their chosen professions.

During earlier retirement years with husband LeRoy, she enjoyed local and distant travel, dancing, and socializing with many friends.  She was a member of the local Silver Pioneer Senior Citizens and she served on the executive of the provincial Senior Citizens Federation for several years.  She also served on committees instrumental in the development of Westford Nursing Home and Cape Jourimain Nature Centre.  A significant passion during retirement was exploring her families' genealogy.  She enjoyed gardening and nature at the family farm on Murray Road well into her eighties.

In addition to her church organizations she was a member of the 1st United Church, Murray Corner, she served many years as Sunday School superintendent and over fifty years as church organist, carrying on from her mother.

She was predeceased by husband LeRoy, father Leonard Peacock, mother Emma Chapman, and younger brother Stephen Peacock.  She is survived her her sons Randall (Diane), of Ottawa, and Brian (Marlene), of Lower Jemseg; younger brother and sister, Hugh (Laetitia) Peacock of Pembroke, ON, and Eleanor Chapman of Nanaimo, BC; grandchildren, Kim and Andrew of Ottawa, Barbra of Fredericton, Jorilee and great grandson Kaden of Hampton.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jones Funeral Home, Sackville and Port Elgin, NB (506-538-2241).  A time of visitation will be held from their Port Elgin location, 3 West Main St., on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 6-8 pm with a funeral service to be held on Wednesday at 11 am.  Interment to take place in the Fernwood Cemetery.

Family extends thanks to Westford Nursing Home management & staff for the wonderful care provided during her stay there.

Donations in memory of Lois may be made to the 1st United Church, Murray Corner; Westford Nursing Home

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Lois' online memorial at or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Service Time
11 am
Service Location
Jones Funeral Home, Port Elgin

Visitation Time
6-8 pm
Visitation Location
Jones Funeral Home, Port Elgin

Burial Location
Fernwood Cemetery

Requested Charity
1st United Church, Murray Corner; Westford Nursing Home