Lil­lian Lucina Heighton, 96

The News (New Glasgow) - - COMMUNITY -

RIVER JOHN – It is with sad­ness the fam­ily of Lil­lian Heighton, River John, an­nounce her pass­ing on Novem­ber 11, 2017, at Wil­low Lodge Home for Spe­cial Care, Tata­m­agouche, where she had been a res­i­dent for the past two years.

Lil­lian was born in River John on May 17, 1921. She was the last sur­viv­ing mem­ber of her im­me­di­ate fam­ily and was pre­de­ceased by her par­ents, Arthur and Mary Heighton, as well as sib­lings and adopted fam­ily mem­bers, Daniel, James, Chris, Everett, John, Clarke and Lind­say.

Lil­lian left River John as a young woman to work in Bos­ton where she was a depart­ment store de­tec­tive and re­turned to River John in 1963 to care for her fa­ther and John, fol­low­ing the death of her mother. She worked at the River John Co-op un­til her re­tire­ment. She was a mem­ber of Saint John’s Angli­can Church and Re­bekah Lodge, River John.

She was par­tic­u­larly close to nephew and nieces, George (River John) and Shirley Ann (Au­gusta, Maine) and who en­abled her to re­main in her home un­til she was 94 years of age, as well as Nancy (Pic­tou). She is af­fec­tion­ately re­mem­bered by nieces and neph­ews who live in Nova Sco­tia, New Brunswick and United States. She leaves them with many fond mem­o­ries of her love and de­vo­tion to fam­ily, as well as items of her hand­i­work that in­cluded doilies, afghans and wool socks. She was a no­table cook and baker and al­ways made sure ev­ery­one was well fed whether they came for a visit or to stay awhile.

The fam­ily will re­ceive visi­tors at Lil­lian’s fam­ily home, at 1538, Route #6, River John from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 16, 2017, where her re­mains will rest un­til her fu­neral at 2 p.m. on Fri­day, Novem­ber 17, 2017, at Saint John’s Angli­can Church, River John. Burial will take place at the Moun­tain Road Ceme­tery im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the fu­neral. A re­cep­tion will be held at Lil­lian’s fam­ily home fol­low­ing in­ter­ment. Do­na­tions may be made to Saint John Angli­can Church, River John or Pic­tou County Food Bank, Pic­tou. Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of McLaren Fu­neral Home, Pic­tou.

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