Edith M. Doyle
It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Edith May Doyle, 68, of East Amherst, NS. Edith passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 19th, 2020 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Truro, NS, she was the daughter of the late Russell Alton and Doris Helen (Tattrie) Henderson.
After graduating from Truro Senior High School with a two-year business diploma and a celebratory yellow dress from her dad, Edith embarked on her first day of a 50-year career in the financial services industry. Beginning with a 27-year career with the Bank of Montreal, and concluding with an 18-year career with Community Credit Union as Vice President, Corporate & Lending Services. Edith was respected and dedicated throughout her lengthy career focused on the management and leadership in Retail, Commercial and Agricultural Banking. This brought her to Halifax, Toronto, South Western Ontario, Truro, and finally to reside in Amherst with her beloved husband and best friend of 39 years. Together throughout life’s many adventures, including raising their two strong-willed girls, running a small farm operation in Ontario, and creating a second home in Largo, FL., will remain amongst many memories forever cherished. Edith’s unwavering dedication, strength of character, and zest for life will be just a few of the finer qualities that will be fondly remembered by all that knew her.
Above all, Edith cherished time spent with her family. Most notably, Edith spoke fondly of the family’s last Christmas together at their Florida home.
Edith will be dearly missed by her husband, Barrie, East Amherst; daughters Krista Doyle (Richard Manthorne), Brookdale, NS, Sarah Doyle, East Amherst, NS; brothers Danny (Margot), Salmon River, NS, Gordon (Anne), Bible Hill, NS, and Roy (Starr), Hilden, NS; brothers and sisters-in-law; Kevin Doyle, Tara, ON, Sheldon (Debbie) Doyle, Halifax, NS, Allyson (Paul) Svenningsen, Truro, NS, Nancy Baker, Kingsville, ON, as well as several nieces and nephews and her special Holly cat.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by father and mother-in-law Edward and Mary (Gillis) Doyle, her brother John Henderson and brother-in-law Wendell Doyle.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the health care providers at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, as well as the Cumberland VON for the care and compassion extended to Edith throughout this past year.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where visiting hours will be held on Monday, November 23rd, 2020 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Edith's funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 at 2:00pm. Please call the funeral home at 902-667-8777 to pre-register for the funeral service. Masks are mandatory. Burial will take place in the Amherst Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a donation in Edith's memory may do so to the Cumberland VON, or the CRHCC Palliative Care.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Edith's online memorial at www.jonesfamilyfuneralcentre.ca or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.