Evelyn Rosabel Estabrooks
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Evelyn Rosabel Estabrooks, 99, of Riverview, and formerly of Sackville, NB, at the Moncton Hospital on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Born in Shirley Settlement, NB, Evelyn was the only daughter of the late Quinton and Victoria (Barker) Somerville.
Evelyn was a member of the Lower Fairfield Quilting Club, and had an avid interest in rug hooking, cooking, sewing and knitting. She had a delightful sense of humour, and enjoyed playing cards, scrabble, dice and going to the horse races with her husband, Francis. Evelyn was very fond of animals and always had cats and dogs in her home.
She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
Evelyn will be dearly missed by her children, Wayne, Edmonton, AB, Gail Estabrooks, Riverview, Gregory (Sharon), Quispamsis, Garnet (Linda), Lower Sackville, NS, Janet (Ron) Smith, Riverview, Lorraine (Allan) Smith, 150 Mile House, BC; nine grandchildren, Shawn, Craig (Jen), Leah, Tracy (Chris), Tammy (Jonathan), Garnet (Shawna), Michael (Tami), Carrie (Alex) and Bonita (Al); sixteen great grandchildren; a brother, Bill, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Francis G.J. Estabrooks; an infant daughter Glenda; a grandson, Gregory; a granddaughter, Aimee; two brothers, Sterling and Nelson; a half brother, Jim; daughters-in-law, Betty and Pat, as well as her sisters-in-law, Ruth, Vivian, Linna, and Idabelle.
Arrangements for Evelyn are under the care and guidance of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville (506-364-1300) from where a time of visitation will take place on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 1 pm until the time of the funeral at 2 pm. Interment will be held in the Sackville Cemetery in the Spring. Pastor Dan Basham presiding.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Bandyayera, the staff of the Moncton Hospital and Spencer's Nursing Home for their compassion and care.
Donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Evelyn's online memorial at www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.