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Ardella Marie (Ash) Desmond, 81, of Lincolnville, passed away, peacefully, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Born in Mulgrave May 2, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Charlotte Mary (Jarvis) Jordan, (John Harvey Jordan, Dad) and George Henry Ash. Ardella is survived and will be missed by her loving family. Children: Sandra (Kenneth Greencorn), Margaret, Linda, Wilfred, all of Lincolnville; George (Dawn), Paq’tnkek; Veronica (David), Diamond (Halifax); Charlotte (Michael), Fraser, Mary (Patrick), James, David (Donna), Robert, Francis, Marjorie, Bernard, Alfred, Allan (Terry), Brenda Jones, Austin (Tracey), Tony, all Ontario; over 100 grandchildren, 130 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lyndale; special great-grandchildren; Kalista and Khasean. Honorary sisters: Jenny Douglas and Patsy Clyke. Many nieces and nephews. Known as the "Mother of Lincolnville" Ardella, was an amazing mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt and friend, with deep rooted family values and ties. She was a well-respected Matriarch. Called "MOM" by all. She had an open-door policy, never turning anyone away in need. Feeding the neighbour kids and even strangers. Ardella was well known for her amazing ability to bake home bread and biscuits, the best in town. She was well respected and liked by all. She will be remembered for her loving and caring demeanor, her love for family, her infectious smile and laugh, and amazing sense of humour. Ardella enjoyed scratching lottery tickets and had a love for Wrestling, The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, and The Family Feud. Moreover, Steve Harvey. Ardella was predeceased by her husband: Wilfred Desmond; Daughter: Brenda Desmond; Sons: Henry and Gordon; Grandson: Cpl. Lionel Desmond; Great-granddaughters Aaliyah, Merci and one in infancy; Sisters: Margaret Clyke, Mary Alice Izzard and Cecelia Douglas; brothers: Thomas and George Ash and Walter Jarvis; Grandparents: Veronica "Vicki" (Jordan) and George Reddick; Margaret Ann (Mombourquette) and George Jarvis. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 6 from 7-9pm and Monday, March 7 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will take place Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 11 am in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Tracadie with Father Barry officiating.. All are welcome. COVID restrictions apply. Masks are mandatory. Burial will take place at the St. Monica Catholic Church in Lincolnville, at-a-later date. The Desmond Family would like to extend a special thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and the Home Care Staff and Palliative Care nursing staff at Guysborough Memorial Hospital and St. Martha’s, Antigonish for the exceptional care and support provided to our mother, Ardella. Heart felt thank you and appreciation to Sandra, Linda, Veronica, Margaret, AND Starr for their tremendous care provided to our, mom, in the last days of her life. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, 724 Granville Street, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com Visitation Information Visitation Sunday, March 6 and Monday, March 7 Visitation Time 7-9pm; 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm Visitation Location Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury Service Information Service Date Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Service Time 11:00 am Service Location St. Peter's Catholic Church, Tracadie Burial Information Burial Date At a later date Burial Location St. Monica Catholic Church Cemetery, Lincolnville
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