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M. K. Emma Rolfe


M. K. Emma Rolfe

It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Mary Katherine Emma Rolfe, age 97, of Amherst.  Emma passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 with family by her side at Gables Lodge.

Born in Upper Aboujaghan, NB, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Crescente (Bourque) Cormier.

Emma was a member of the Holy Family Parish, as well as the CWL.  She enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.  A 5 generation family, she loved spending time with everyone, especially her grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters Kay (Earl) Carter, Point De Bute, NB, Lillian (Greg) Gonnella, Hartland, NB, Hilda (Don) Rayworth, Amherst, NS; sons Billy (Debbie), Maccan,  Joseph (Janet), Amherst; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; sisters Lydia Landry, Sackville, Lillian (Fred) Bourque, Ontario, Mary Louise Cormier, Ontario, Sarah Reynolds, Moncton, NB, Bella Melanson, Cap-Pele, NB, several nieces and nephews.  

She was predeceased by special friend Corby Dowe, daughter Betty Rolfe; sons Gerald, Norman, Allan and Gill, granddaughter Tammy, 3 brothers, Julien, Arstead and Joe; sister Doris LeBlanc.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, March 6, 2020, with Parish Prayers taking place at 7:30 pm.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11 am, Deacon Howard Gotell officiating.  Burial will take place in the United Cemetery in Parrsboro at a later date.

Emma's family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to everyone at Gables who helped care for her during her stay there.

Those wishing to make a donation may do so to the charity of your choice.

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

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Service Date
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Service Time
11 am
Service Location
Holy Family Parish Church, Amherst, NS

Visitation Time
6 to 8 pm
Visitation Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre, Amherst, NS

Burial Location
Parrsboro United Cemetery

Requested Charity
Charity of your choice