Alice Gertrude (Companion) Howell, passed away suddenly in her home in Aylesford, NS on Friday November 24, 2017 at age 80.
Born December 19, 1936, in Corner Brook, NL to Leo and Anne (Mercer) Companion, she was the second eldest of seventeen children. In her early days she enjoyed nursing at Western Memorial Hospital, Corner Brook, NL and later became a homemaker. She loved her puppy Snuggles who gave her great joy these past number of years. Her passion was sewing in particular making Grenfell style Duffle and Canadian mist coats. Alice was an active member of the UCW Aylesford and the Cancer Support Group of Kingston. She loved square dancing and served as co-chair with her husband, of the Rainbow dancers of Welsford as well she enjoyed curling with the Berwick seniors Curlers for a number of years. Our cabin at Robinsons River, NL was dear to her and we spent at least a month each year there for the last 25 years previous to that it was just about every weekend plus vacation there.
She is survived by husband Baxter, daughter Maxine (Randy) Pike and sons Keith (Geralyn) and Roger (Lori); four grandchildren Angela (Nick), Gillian (Alma), Rebecca (Cody) and Jeremy (Chantel); also, four great-grandchildren Jaxon, Reed, Owen and Aleski; five sisters Marie, Dot, Fran, Leona and Mary and six brothers Tom, JR, Paul, Bill, Ted and Brian.
Alice was predeceased by parents and five siblings
A visitation will take place on Nov. 28, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Nov. 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Aylesford United Church, Highway #1, Aylesford, NS with a reception in the Church Hall for family and friends, Rev. John Moses officiating. Interment in the Aylesford United Cemetery is private for family only. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a Charity of One's Choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr. (902-679-2822).