Earline Daley, long-time resident of Stonehaven, NB, passed away on Tuesday January 7, 2020 at the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst, NB. Born in Stewiacke, NS, her birth mother was the late Gertrude Ambrose and adoptive parents were the late Harry and late Lois Miller of Salmon Beach.
Earline will be sadly missed by her children: Lois Scott (Mark Rooney) of Shediac Cape; Keith Daley (Chantal Marquis) and Richard Daley (Lori Thibault) of Stonehaven and Rumford, Maine; son-in-law Edward Hitchman (Vivian) of Lower Newcastle; Grandchildren: Todd Scott (Alison), Michael Hitchman (Tina); Debra Hitchman, Deborah Teed, Alysa Collins (Andrew), Lauren Daley (Riley Baechler), Jillian, Hannah and Spencer Daley; and great-grandchildren Katelyn and Carmen Scott, Jennessa, Jack and Emerson Hitchman, and, Trent and Hudson Collins. Earline is also survived by her half-brother and sisters, who she met for the first time in 1996: Donnie Helpard, Karen Higgins and Susan Shelton of Nova Scotia and Jean Thompson of Ontario.
In addition to her birth mother and adopted parents, Earline was predeceased by her husband Ivan Daley; daughter Vivian Hitchman, son- in-law Gary Scott, daughter-in-law Charmaine (Landry) Daley; grandson Christopher Scott; half-brothers, Ralph, Richard and Lorne Helpard.
Earline worked for many years as a sales associate at Schrier’s Style Center and as manager of the Women’s Clothing Department at Lounsbury’s in Bathurst. A career which was a perfect match for Earline who loved meeting and helping people and who, throughout her life, maintained a keen interest in women’s fashions.
Earline was an active member of the Downshore community. In particular, she had a flair for hosting large get-togethers to celebrate the successes and special life events of family members, friends and neighbours. She was a longstanding member of the Gloucester County Women’s Institute and Central United Church; she rarely missed a meeting of the Ladies’ Aid and United Church Women. For several years, she served as a member of the Church’s Board of Stewards.
Visitation will be held at Elhatton’s Funeral Home, Bathurst on Friday January 10, 2020 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral service will be held at Central United Church, Clifton on Saturday January 11, 2020 at 11 am with Rev Sue White presiding. A reception will be held in the Church Hall following the service. Interment will be in the Stonehaven-New Bandon Union Cemetery in the spring.
If so desired, donations can be made in Earline’s memory to the Stonehaven-New Bandon Union Cemetery, Central United Church, or other organizations of the donors’ choice. Condolences for the family can be made at www.elhatton.com.