FREEBORNE, Emma Jane
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Emma Freeborne on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Emma passed peacefully at the Northside General Hospital after a lengthy illness at the age of 74.
Emma was born on May 5, 1943 in Grand Bank, Newfoundland, the daughter of the late Bert and Edith (Hickman) Cumben.
Emma is survived by her children, Kim (Wayne) Strickland, Sherry (Jimmy) Brown, Wade (Pam) Freeborne and Amanda (Jeff) Lavery, as well as her sister, Effie (Tom) King, and brothers, Jack (Frances) Cumben and Harold (Ann) Cumben. Emma is also survived by her sisterin-law, Stella Cumben, as well as many nieces and nephews. Emma’s greatest joy was her 11 grandchildren who she loved and adored.
Emma was predeceased by her daughter, Tracy (Freeborne) Williams; sister, Violet Cumben, and brother, Harry Cumben.
The family of Emma would like to thank the staff of 4D at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and 5 West of the Northside General Hospital for the kindness and compassion shown to both Emma and her loved ones during a difficult time.
In accordance with Emma’s wishes there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Julio Martin officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to NS Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation or any charity.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.