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Melba Eva Margaret MacWhirter
31 juillet 1929 – 06 octobre 2020 - 91 ans
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Melba Eva Margaret MacWhirter at the Centre d'accueil in New Carlisle on October 6th, 2020.

Melba was born July 31st, 1929 in Hopetown, Québec to Chisholm MacWhirter and Lillian Chatterton. She attended Hopetown School up to grade 9, received a scholarship for grade ten in New Carlisle. A second scholarship was offered for grade eleven, but Melba chose instead to go to Montreal to establish a career. She chose accounting for CN in Montreal. She enjoyed her work and had many friends. She joined the CN band, playing the drums and travelling with the band.

in 1953, Melba returned home on vacation and was offered a job teaching. Her real reason for staying was meeting the love of her life, Clifton Skene. They were married in Montreal in 1955.

They raised two children, Stephen and Eva. Melba and Clifton enjoyed visiting the children in New Brunswick. Of course, the trips always involved shopping too.

Melba was a marvellous cook and also enjoyed knitting and gardening. Her flowers are still in bloom.

While her children were growing up, Melba was an active Home and School member, Brownie leader and active member of St. Paul' s Anglican Church while she lived in Shigawake. She was a highly respected member of that community.

In later years, Melba served as a founding member of the Golden Age club. She and Clifton served on the executive for many years. She enjoyed the various excursions with her friends in the club.

In 1973, after their land was expropriated in Shigawake, the family moved to Hope next to Melba' s parents, where she was a great caregiver to her parents in their final years.

Melba resided at home until early September when she, of necessity, went to Maria Hospital, and after transferred to New Carlisle. She spent her final weeks there. Her passing was peaceful.

She leaves to mourn : her devoted husband Clifton, (of 65 years) son Stephen, daughter Eva (Wayne Smith). Brother Gordon and sister-in-law Anne, sister-in-law Audrey, brothers-in-law Winston (Mildred), Joe (Gaby), Conrad Jones and many nieces and nephews who adored her.

Her family and friends will keep her in their hearts forever.

Due to the present situation a funeral will take place in 2021.
Message de Terry Kruse and Lise Loisel 12 novembre 2020

Our sincere sympathies to the family

Message de Centre d'action bénévole Saint-Siméon/Port-Daniel 22 octobre 2020

Our most sincere sympathies to Mr. Clifton, Stephen and Eva, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Melba was a volunteer involve in our organization for several years. Thank you Mrs. Melba for so much dedication, rest in peace.

The board of directors, the director and staff of the Saint-Siméon-Port-Daniel Volunteer Center

Message de Lida Francoeur 12 octobre 2020

Our deepest sympathies to you Mr Skene, and all your family.

Lida & Kevin Dow

Message de Marie-Ange Joseph 12 octobre 2020

Mes sincères condoléances Clifton, Stephen , Eva et aux familles Skene et MacWhirter.
Bon courage Clifton, prends bien soin de toi.

Message de Kenneth Ward 11 octobre 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the family....
Kenneth & Christine (Fraser) Ward

Message de Guylaine Aubut et Clovis Essiambre 11 octobre 2020

Les souvenirs resteront toujours. Nous vous offrons nos plus profondes sympathies en ces moments difficiles. Que nos pensées vous accompagnent dans cette épreuve. Bon courage afin de surmonter une si pénible épreuve ! Nous sommes de tout coeur avec vous.
Que son âme repose en paix.

Message de Paulette Larocque et Réginald Joseph 10 octobre 2020

Nos sincères condoléances Monsieur Skene et vos enfants. Nos pensées et nos prières vous accompagnent lors de cette épreuve. Courage

Message de Suzanne Jones 09 octobre 2020

My deepest sympathies to you Clifton, your children and the McWhirter and Skene families.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in these sad moments.

Message de Solange & Francis Moran 09 octobre 2020

Our sympathy to you Clifton, your children and the MacWhirter & Skene families.

Message de Harry Baird 09 octobre 2020

My deepest sympathies Eva to you and your family. My thoughts are with you at this time.

Message de Stephen and Denise (Dallain) Doherty 08 octobre 2020

Dear Mr. Cliff, Stephen and Eva, the members of the McWhirter and Skene Families; Please accept our most sincere sympathies. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Message de M.Mme Emile Joseph (Diane) 08 octobre 2020

Sincères Sympathies à Mr.Clinfton pour le décès de Mrs Melba, à vos deux enfants ainsi qu’à la famille Macwhirter et Skeene, nous sommes avec vous dans ces moments difficiles

Message de Georgette Castilloux 08 octobre 2020

Toutes mes condoléances, j’espère qu’avec le temps tous les bons souvenirs vous réconforteront.

Message de Gladys Grenier and Brian Major 08 octobre 2020

We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you.

Message de Lise Leclerc ( retired from Laurentian Bank) 08 octobre 2020

My deepest sympathies to Skene and MacWhirter families.

Message de Rita H. Maldemay 08 octobre 2020

My deepest sympathies to Mr. Clifton and the family.

Message de Isabelle LeMarquand Nadeau 08 octobre 2020

My deepest sympathies to Clifton and all the family.

Message de Colette Bélanger 08 octobre 2020

Sincères sympathies à toute la famille et amis! 🙏🌸

Message de Dr Pierre Morissette et Nicole 08 octobre 2020

Our deepest sympathies to you Mr Skene, and all your family.

Message de Diane Aubut 07 octobre 2020

Sincères condoléances à la famille

Message de Dominique Leger et Gilles Lamy 07 octobre 2020

Deepest sympathies to Mr Skene `Steven and Eva and the Macwhirter and Skene family.

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