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Elaine Mary Davison (Reilly)


Elaine Mary Davison (Reilly)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our incredible mother, Elaine, on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Westford Nursing Home, Port Elgin, NB.  Born in Port Elgin in 1933, Elaine was the daughter of the late Amos Reilly and Myrtle (Johnson) Reilly.  She was the loving wife of the late George Davison.

Mom was primarily an awesome mother, but she was also so much more. She worked at Atlantic Wholesalers, a caregiver, store clerk, and cook.  During our childhood years, she organized a Youth Bowling league by herself that many Port Elgin participants will still fondly remember.  As an organizer she was instrumental in many events in Port Elgin including the annual Terry Fox Run, Rick Hansen Man in Motion Tour, Summer Breezes, Winter Carnival, National Fitness Challenge, Fitweek Committee, Celebration 88 for Westmorland area, Olympic Torch Committee, and Port Elgin 66th birthday celebration.  For many years she served as a Town Councillor in Port Elgin and worked tirelessly raising funds for the construction of the Westford Nursing Home which became her final home.  

Mom lived a fulfilled life and was content knowing her life’s work was done.  She is at peace resting beside her loving sons Greg and Randy, husband George, mother Myrtle and her beloved kitty Muffin.

Elaine will be sadly missed by her children, Debbie (Doug) Gray, Jimi (Marlene) Trenholm, Natalie (Darrell) Munro, Janice (Robert Lang) Briggs, and Shane (Michelle) LeBlanc; sister Joan (Taylor).  She will also be missed by her grandchildren Kelly, Jennifer, Tanya, Tonia, Jayme, Greg, Rebeccah, Melissa, Christopher, and Hanna; great grandchildren Dylan, Lalla, Graysen, Harlow, Gage, Gabe, Ember and Hayes.

Besides her parents, Elaine was predeceased by her sons, Greg and Randy and her brothers Albert, Donnie, and James.

We wish to thank the incredible nurses and staff at Westford Nursing Home, especially Jessica and Leah who were her greatest advocates.  When she went to live at Westford, she felt like more than a resident; to her, you all quickly became family.  She told us often she loved all of you and told you herself.  Because of the care that was so tenderly given, donations can be made to the Westford Nursing Home in her honor.  

You were an amazing person to so many, and now it is time for you to start your new journey.  We love you so much Mom.   

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Jones Funeral Home, Sackville, NB (506-364-1300).  A celebration of Elaine's life will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 2 pm at the funeral home in Sackville.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this service will be by-invitation-only but will be broadcast to Elaine's obituary on the funeral home website and will be ready for viewing later in the day.

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

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Service Date
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Service Location
Jones Funeral Home, Sackville

Burial Date
July 25, 2020
Burial Location
St. Clement's Catholic Church Cemetery

Requested Charity
Westford Nursing Home