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Mary " Louise" Smith Scott

April 5, 1926 ~ May 29, 2020 (age 94)

Obituary

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Louise passed away peacefully with family by her side in her 94th year at St. Joseph’s hospital in Saint John on May 29th, 2020.

Born in Weymouth Falls, NS; she was a daughter to the late Hezekiah(John) and Grace(Irving) Smith.

She attended a one room school called the Sam Langford Elementary School, learning times tables by singing like a rap song and she enjoyed the Spelling Bees. At the age of nine the family moved to Bear River. School days for Louise were most interesting and she gained many friends who knew what she stood for, especially if someone called her names; they certainly had to take the consequences. One day, a school chum annoyed her so badly, she chased him right to his mother's door and gave the parent a "piece of her mind". Another boy thought that he could call names and run without being caught. He ran swiftly across the Bear River Bridge and when he saw Louise creeping up on him, he jumped in the river. He was lucky that the tide was out and that he could swim. 

Louise was an athletic person, strong and energetic. She loved sports, volleyball, baseball, track and field, high jump, also skating and running races.

As a teenager, Louise continued attending school while babysitting in her spare time, she also worked four years for a Druggist; his wife wanted her to wear a maid's uniform and cap. Louise told them she would serve them as a waitress, but not as a maid. Someone else would have to do the housework. On her days off, she visited her step-sister Cora, in Jordantown, Digby County and would also visit her Aunt Lavinia and Uncle Charles who lived in Saint John. 

In 1946, Louise accepted a job at the "Loyalist House" in Saint John, New Brunswick; her responsibilities were to take telephone calls and take care of a sick lady and her infant baby. Once the lady passed on, Louise worked for many other prominent families and businesses and made valuable friendships. This is where she also met the Love of her life and began raising her family.

Louise belonged to many social clubs over the years in Saint John including, "The Happy Gang Club", The Women’s Auxiliary of the Black Community (WABC) and was active in many organizations. Louise was an outstanding seamstress, making wedding gowns, drapes and uniforms for the Canada Games which were held in Saint John in 1985. She also worked on costumes backstage for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She loved to volunteer and had a big heart, helping anyone she could.

Louise loved to travel and made many trips to the US to visit her sister Irene creating many friendships there.

Her most memorable trip was abroad to Germany to visit with her son who was in the Army and family.

She travelled to Regina several times and for her granddaughters’ graduation, making more friends on the West coast. She loved sports and attended almost all her grandson Jaleel’s basketball games and was mentioned in the SJ High newsletter as the “oldest Greyhound fan!” Louise also enjoyed singing, drives to Rockwood park, bowling and dancing with her two daughters and son in Saint John. Her son Glenn was her guardian and protector and spent valuable time with her in the last year. Louise lived with her 2 daughters Jocelyn and Janice for years creating lasting memories enjoying hyms, having her hair curled, drives to see lifelong friends and to Halifax right up until her last year. Mom will be missed dearly by her family and all the special friends she made over her lifetime. She has her wings and is watching over us now.

When asked one day "What was the happiest moment of your life?"
Her reply; “I don't know. I guess it would have to be when my first child was born. I'm old now, and I've lived my life, but I still get to see my five children live theirs. One of them is a retired soldier, and they all finished high school without even jigging! I was just looking at all of their pictures on my wall this morning, and I am still so proud of them. Treat your kid’s right, because when it comes to it, they will do the same for you."

She is survived by her sister Elizabeth (Gordon) Wright, Dartmouth N.S, Churchill (Olga) Smith, Dartmouth N.S. Her children; Stephen Gregory (Lynda) Bath Ontario, Janice, Glenn (Rachael) Saint John, Judith, Regina SK and Jocelyn, Saint John. Grandchildren, Gregory (Shelley), Jaleeza (Josh), Jessica, Lakezha, Jaleel, Brayden, Shayla. Great grandchildren; Keshaun, Andre, Aaliyah, Jayda and Elayna. Many nieces and nephews; including; Roxanne, Dale, Darlene, Richard, Brenda, Robert, Tyrone and Kyle in Nova Scotia and in other parts of Canada. A special mention to extended family Marilyn Scott, Kenneth, Stacey and families. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Julian Scott, brother Jonah Smith, sister Irene Watson and sister Florence Bauld.

The family would like to thanks the nurses, doctors and her extended family from the CAM unit at St. Joseph’s, who cared for mom and made her comfortable during her final days.

Visitation will be at held at Fundy Funeral Home on Saturday September 24, 2022 from 11:30-1:30pm. A Celebration of her Life will follow in the Fundy Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 2pm.  For those who wish, you can view the service at the following link:  https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=532719a7-4ba9-472d-ad91-c0f94d9814fd Interment will take place in Cedar Hill Ext. Cemetery. 
 

 


Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 24, 2022

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Fundy Funeral Home
230 Westmorland Road
Saint John, NB E2J 2G3

Celebration of Life
Saturday
September 24, 2022

2:00 PM
Fundy Chapel

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