Mae passed away at the Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital, St. Anthony after a lengthy illness.
She will be sadly missed by son, Roland (Janet), daughters, MC Gillingham, Millicent (Leslie) Tucker, and Tena Earle; grandchildren, Petula, Tara, Marlene, Myron, Shavonne, Desmond, Andy, Randy and Chad and great-grandchildren, Tyler, Brooke and Ian; brothers Art (Violet) Hill and Abe (Selma) Hill and sisters Ethel Hedderson, Louise (Fred) Bussey and Doris (Joe) Hooper; brothers-in-law Chesley Button, Carl Hillier, Bill Coish and sisters-in-law, Marie Hill, Faye Hill, Nellie Hedderson and Millie Button as well as many other extended family members.
Mae was predeceased by her husband Augustus, son Eric, grandson Ian, son-in-law Ray Earle, daughter-in-law Nancy Hedderson, parents Jacob and Phoebe Hill, sisters Gertie, Sybil and Violet and brothers Frank and Clayton.
Mae raised her family in the traditional Newfoundland way - working hard alongside her fisherman husband, raising cattle, berry picking and growing vegetables . She played a vital and active role in her community, her church and the Orange Lodge throughout her whole life. Mae loved to travel and experience new adventures, new cultures, new countries and gathered friends and nourished friendships wherever she went.
In lieu of flowers, Mae asked that any donations be made to the Memorial Fund of Central United Church. Donations can be dropped off at the church or mailed to PO Box 1, St Lunaire-Griquet, NL A0K 2X0.
Funeral Services will be held at the Central United Church, Quirpon Branch on Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Interment will be held at the Quirpon Interdenominational Cemetery.