Obituary of Evelyn Leona Mowat
It is with heavy hearts but with appreciation of a life well lived, that the family of Evelyn Leona (Jones)Mowat of Cumberland Bay, New Brunswick announce her passing on March 11, 2023, at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Born in Sunny Brae, N.B. on July 26, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Frankand Mildred (MacArthur) Jones and the wife of Donald Mowat, who predeceased her in 2020. Evelyn lived the majority of her life in Minto, moving to Cumberland Bay later in life.
She is survived by her daughters Wendy (Dwight) Northrup of Rothesay, Karen (Jim) Sloan of Jackson Point, NS and Peggy (Kim) Chase of Gaspereau Forks. Her cherished grandchildren, Donnie (Eden) Ferris of Moncton, Nicholas (Lindsay) Ferris of Gaspereau Forks, Josh (Kelsey) Northrup of Fredericton,Katie Northrup of Rothesay and great-grandson Gage Ferris of Gaspereau Forks.
She will be dearly missed by her brothers and sisters: Twin sister Eileen Meyer (Gordon – deceased) of Noonan, Roy Jones (Greta) of Fredericton, Glendon Jones (Ruby) of Quispamsis and Brenda MacDonald (Joel) of New Maryland; also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Also left behind are her Mowat in-laws who were very dear to her.
Evelyn and Don operated Mowat’s Well Drilling for 50 years, providing water to families and businesses across central & southern New Brunswick and the south shore of Nova Scotia. We are ever grateful to Mike Perry. Mike treated Mom & Dad as if he were a son and his dedication and support to them over the years and especially in the last few years, ensured that Mom could remain in her home as she wished.
Mom was a master gardener and enjoyed growing her beautiful gardens at their home on Grand Lake. Many gatherings were held at their home for family and friends, from family reunions and celebrations toevenings enjoying live local musical entertainment; many with delicious feasts prepared by Mom.
In keeping with Mom’s wishes, a private family graveside service will be held. Interment will take place in the Full Gospel Pentecostal Cemetery, Minto, NB.
For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Full Gospel Pentecostal Cemetery, Minto Resource Centre, MEMS Breakfast Program or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.