Mary Withrow
Mary Withrow
Mary Withrow

Obituary of Mary Elizabeth Withrow

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 WITHROW, Mary Elizabeth (Bond) - age 90, of Center Rawdon, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2024 at the Windsor Elms Village, Falmouth. Born on the family farm in Upper Rawdon on August 15, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Murial (Custance) Bond.

Mary lived and worked almost all her life in Rawdon in the community she loved. She taught school for 35 years starting in a one room schoolhouse at age 16 followed by a few other local schools until she settled herself at Rawdon District Elementary where she taught for the rest of her career. She was a tireless volunteer for the church, a long term UCW member, she loved working with the Firettes, she played an important role in the annual July 1st picnics, and was a proud member of the Eastern Star. After retirement, Mary and John loved their winters spent in Florida and could not wait to get away each year. She loved to bake, she loved to quilt, and she believed in the value of hard work, so her hands were rarely idle. Her family, her community, teaching school and her life on the farm is what gave her life meaning and joy.

Mary is lovingly remembered by her son, Harold (Christine) Withrow; daughter, Ruth (John) Grant; grandchildren, Megan Withrow, Caleb Grant and Isaac Grant; step grandchildren, Cory (Melissa) Millett, Melissa Millett and Michelle Millett; sisters in law, Eloise Withrow, Jean Bond and Elsie Bond.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband and love of her life, John Withrow; brothers, Robert (Dorothy) Bond, Lloyd (Mary) Bond, Gordon (Betty)Bond, Carl Bond, Jim Bond, Donald Bond; sister, Marjorie (Doug)Weir; brother in law, Jim Withrow.

Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Homes, Shubenacadie and Elmsdale.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00pm on Friday, April 26, 2024, from at Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Rawdon Hills United Church, Upper Rawdon with Rev. Darlene Brewer officiating. Reception to follow in the Rawdon Firehall.

Donations in memory of Mary may be made to Rawdon Hills United Church in care of Cindy Withrow, 2257 Highway 14, Center Rawdon, B0N 2N0.

Special thanks to the kind and caring staff at the Windsor Elms Village who helped make her life there wonderful. Thanks, as well to Doreen Weir for her compassionate care while Mary was still at her home in Rawdon.

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, April 26, 2024
Ettinger Funeral Home Chapel
2812 Highway 2
Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Upper Rawdon United Church
9 Old Trunk 14
Upper Rawdon, Nova Scotia, Canada
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