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Edna Dunbar

Abercrombie – Edna Dunbar, 80, peacefully passed away the morning of March 23, 2019, in the Valley View Villa. Born on September 11, 1938 in New Glasgow, NS, to James and Gladys Hayes, she was the eldest of 5 children. She worked as a receptionist
Abercrombie – Edna Dunbar, 80, peacefully passed away the morning of March 23, 2019, in the Valley View Villa. Born on September 11, 1938 in New Glasgow, NS, to James and Gladys Hayes, she was the eldest of 5 children. She worked as a receptionist for Frank Sobey. In 1959, Edna graduated from Payzant Memorial Nursing School in Windsor, NS, and worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, ON, and as a private duty nurse when she returned to Nova Scotia. Her love of her grandchildren was her number one gift. She also enjoyed knitting, baking, playing cards with family and friends, as well as enjoying her love of music, dancing and enjoying the warmth of friends when they visited. She is survived by her children: Howie Dunbar (Cindy); Michael Dunbar; Tom Dunbar (Cindy); Norine Martin (Darren); her grandchildren: Carli Reid (Philip); Richard Dunbar (Charlena); TJ Dunbar (Shannon); Samantha Dunbar; Michael Martin; Kelsie Martin; Lauren Martin; her great-grandchildren: Carli Dunbar; Brett Heatherington; Brady Heatherington; siblings: Jim Hayes (Helen); Jeannie Sampson (Howie); brother-in-law, Kenny Dooley; nieces and nephews: Kent Dooley; Ryan Dooley (Lorena); Derrick Smith; Heidi Hayes; and Harlen Hayes. She was predeceased by her husband Norman "Toby"; a sister, Margaret Dooley; brother, Thomas Hayes; niece, Nancy Lee Hayes. A special thank you to the staff at Valley View Villa for their truly caring ways to both Edna and the family. They made the final leg of her journey an easy one. A public graveside service will be held at 2 pm Sunday, March 31, in Abercrombie Cemetery, with Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Donations in her honor may be made to the Abercrombie Community Centre. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.rhporter.ca

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