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Minnie Sowerby

Minnie Blanche (Beals) Sowerby 1928-2018, formerly of Lakeville, Kings County, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Middleton, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Pearl (Balcom) Beals of
Minnie Blanche (Beals) Sowerby 1928-2018, formerly of Lakeville, Kings County, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Middleton, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Pearl (Balcom) Beals of Truro. She was predeceased by a brother, Alan of Belleville; and a sister, Phyllis of Truro. She obtained her RN, graduating from Moncton Hospital Training School in 1949. Following post-graduate studies at the Jersey City Medical Centre, she held supervisory positions in the Operating Room in Truro and Moncton. She later worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ottawa and Halifax. She belonged to the Moncton Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae and was a former member of the Professional Institute of Canada. Upon retirement, she and her husband, Robert, built their retirement home abutting Silver Lake in Lakeville and wintered in Bradenton, Florida, for many years. In Florida, Minnie was an active member of the Floridana’s Shuffle and Women’s Groups. As an active member of the Billtown Baptist Church, she was a member of the choir and belonged to the Jean Rushton Auxiliary and the Women’s Missionary Society as well as being an active member and supporter of the Lakeville Women’s Institute. She was also a former member of Ken-Wo Golf and Country Club and the Glooscap Curling Club. She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, Deborah (Douglas Owen), Fall River and a son, David (Colleen), Bonita Springs, Florida; grandsons, Michael (Kristy Marie), Bonita Springs, Florida and Blake (HeYan); a great-grandson, Ivan, Nashville. There will be no visitation, by request. A private family burial will take place in the Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeville. A celebration of her life, with reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday November 28, 2018 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Pastor Chris Johnston officiating. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Robert Elder Sowerby (1893-1971) Canadian Scholarship Fund at Gallaudet University or to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.

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