Hébert (Copp), Mary Adrienne, Aged 84, of West Amherst, NS, passed away on October 8, 2021 in the Halifax Infirmary at the QE II.
Born in Amherst on June 9, 1937, Adrienne was the only child of William (Bill) Copp and Marie (Smith) Copp.
Adrienne was raised in River Hebert and attended River Hebert Rural High School. It was there that she met the love of her life, Gordon Hébert. Following graduation, Adrienne worked at Nova Scotia Power as a key punch operator in the billing department.
In 1957, Adrienne and Gord married and moved to Halifax where they started a family. Halifax would be home for the next 20 years before they relocated to West Amherst. As a young wife, mother, and home maker, Adrienne quickly made friends with other young mothers in her neighbourhood. These women, and their families, would become her cherished circle of friends for life.
Adrienne was very active in her church. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School and supported several charities. An avid reader, Adrienne assembled an impressive collection of fiction and non-fiction books. A love of reading and literature was a passion that she passed on to her children. She also loved animals, especially cats. She took great pleasure in providing food and shelter for cats that had been abandoned in her neighbourhood.
In 1977, Adrienne and Gord moved to the home they built in West Amherst. This was the home they shared together until the Spring of 2021.
Adrienne and Gordon loved to travel and over the years they had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout North America, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom. Following Gord’s retirement, they happily returned to Barbados every winter for the next 20 years where they enjoyed the company of one other and a close-knit group of Bajan friends.
In her later years, Adrienne was diagnosed with dementia; a condition that slowly robbed her of many memories and simple pleasures. While she continued to be a very social person, her world gradually shrank. As she had always supported Gord in his career & business life, he supported her in her time of need, becoming her fiercely protective advocate and primary care giver. When Gord was no longer able to care for her due to his own illness, Adrienne moved to Melville Lodge in Halifax.
She is survived by her children; Patricia (Kerry) Morash of Beach Meadows; son John (Rose) of Dieppe, NB; and daughter, Michelle Hébert of Halifax. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Laura Morash of Toronto, Kathryn (Alex) Wolf of Pictou, Amanda Hébert of the UK, Ainsley & Elliott Boyd of Halifax; as well as cherished great-granddaughters, Arabella & Hayden Wolf.
In addition to her parents, Adrienne was predeceased by her loving husband, Gordon, on August 1, 2021.
Mom, you will always remain with us in our memories and our hearts.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777) Public Funeral Mass will be celebrated from St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Joggins, on Thursday, October 14th at 11 a.m. A private family burial will follow in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery. After the burial, all are welcome to a reception at the Joggins Legion.
In keeping with COVID-19 Restrictions, all people attending the funeral will be required to provide proof of Double Vaccination and Government ID in order to enter the church. Masks must be worn at all times.
Donations in memory of Adrienne may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at www.jonesfamilyfuneralcentre.ca or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.