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Edith Louise Long


Edith Louise Long

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Edith Louise Long, 89, of Sackville, passed away at the Sackville Memorial Hospital on Saturday, October 20, 2018.  Born in Hillsborough, NB, Edith was a daughter of the late Edward and Jessie (Snelgrove) Govang.

Edith was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and a past member of the Sackville Lioness Club.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who happily kept herself busy tending to the needs of her family and friends.  Everyone who knew her called her mom. She loved to skate and was passionate about knitting for everyone. 

She will be sadly missed by her sons, Bill (Diane), Bob (Claudette); two daughters, Gail (Sidney) Baker, and Jane (Maurice) Theriault, all of Sackville; ten grandchildren, Christa, Susan, Michael, Patti, Angela, Kenneth, Melissa, Justin, Matthew, and Melanie; twenty-seven great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; a sister Evelyn Jonah, Hillsborough; a daughter-in-law, Peggy; a special friend, Armand Therriault, as well as  several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Gerald, her son David, and a brother Wilfred.

Arrangements for Edith have been entrusted into the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville, (364-1300).  Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.  The funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday from the funeral home.   Pastor Morris Mills officiating.  A light lunch and time of fellowship will follow, all are invited to attend. Following the service, Edith will be laid to rest alongside Gerald in the Sackville Cemetery.

Those wishing to do so may make a donation to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Salem Baptist Church

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

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Service Date
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
Jones Funeral Home, Sackville

Visitation Time
2-4 & 6-8 pm
Visitation Location
Jones Funeral Home, Sackville

Burial Location
Sackville Cemetery

Requested Charity
Heart & Stroke Foundation, Salem Baptist Church