Ethel Jeffrey

Funeral Service

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Hampton United Church
24 Robb Court
Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of Ethel Jeffrey

It is with great sadness that Ethel Mildred Jeffrey’s family announce her death which occurred on January 20, 2024, at the Dr. V.A. Snow Centre, Hampton NB. She was born in South Branch, NB on January 24, 1938, a daughter of the late Roy and Mary (Burns) Kyle.

Ethel loved her family and was always up for a visit or adventure.  She had many interests and talents, including being an accomplished seamstress, knitting and crocheting.  She loved country music and is remembered for always having music playing and singing along.  Playing cards was a passion and she had two perfect ‘29’ hands in cribbage. 

Ethel returned to school in her early 40’s, earning her High School Equivalency in 1982 and Beauty Culture certificate in 1984.  She enjoyed hairdressing, and after the sale of her business in 1995, she continued on a ‘mobile’ basis until a fall in 2018 required her to have full-time care.  Ethel is remembered for her sense of humour, competitive spirit and generous nature. 

The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff of the Dr. V. A. Snow Centre.  Ethel lived with them the last 5 ½ years of her life and she experienced nothing but loving care.  The family is especially thankful for their kindness and love during Ethel’s final days.  They ensured that a difficult time was full of comfort, music, love and laughter. 

Ethel will be greatly missed by her children: Richard Taylor (Joanne) of Hampton, NB, Bruce Taylor (Susan) of Halifax, NS, Debra Campbell (Robin) of Hampton, NB, David Taylor (Gwen) of Hampton, NB, Mary Beth Taylor (Kerry) of Welsford, NB, and Deanna Hallett (Stewart) of Darlings Island; step-children: Curtis Jeffrey (Maryann), Tracey Reynolds, and Scott Jeffrey (Andrea); step-daughter-in-law Tammy Jeffrey; her cherished grandchildren Michael, Jennifer, Mitchell, Justin, Hilary, Carrie, Christopher, Kathleen, Robert, Lauren, Matthew, Allison and Lana; great-grandchildren Jessica, Jayden, Ciara, Aliyah, Cooper, Bruce, Hayden, Braxson, Max, Maren, Finn, Eleanor and Audrey; and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; sisters: Shirley Pollock (Ernie) of Sussex, NB & Eve Carter of Moncton, NB, sister-in-law Reta Kyle, brother-in-law Donald MacKenzie, beloved niece Tami Moran (Robert), as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Ethel was predeceased by her much-loved husband Earle Jeffrey, brothers: Lewis, James, and Angus Kyle; sisters: Marion Mitton-Breau and Pauline Bourque; brother-in-law Ron Carter; sister-in-law Gladys Kyle, stepson Randy Jeffrey and step-grandson Colby Reynolds.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 1:30 PM from the Hampton United Church. Following the service there will be time to visit with the family at the reception.  The interment will take place later in Riverbank Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Ethel may be made to the Snow Centre Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and charitable donations may be made through:

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