Cole, Marie Elizabeth

It is with the heaviest of heart that we the family of the late Marie Elizabeth Cole announce the passing of our dear beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Meme, aunt, sister and friend to many. Mom passed away peacefully at Strait Richmond Hospital on Wednesday, March 7th surrounded by all those who loved and cherished her. Elizabeth was a member of St. Joseph Parish, Petit De Grat and a member of the Little Anse Social Action Centre. Mom had great faith all her life and her faith never wavered even in the lowest moments during her illness. Mom’s greatest joys were her family and she loved each in her own special way. Mom loved doing things for not just her family, but for everyone who needed help. She was often known for knitting socks or slippers, hemming pants or putting on a zipper on someone’s jacket to making many apple pies. She loved going blueberry picking by the lake which brought her peace. Mom had so much love for all God’s creature big or small, but the one that brought her joy was her fur baby Sasha who comforted her before and during her illness. She also loved cats Millie and Lilly and many birds. There has been one organization that our mom felt a great connection and that was the IWK. She felt the importance of providing the premature babies with homemade sweaters and hats to comfort and keep them warm. She also made thousands of finger puppets for the children who visited the IWK. Mom also made many teddy bears which were provided to First Responders to comfort the children. Our mom’s life was a true gift to all those who loved her. Even though our mother has left us her legacy and perseverance will forever be etched in each of our hearts. Her wish would be that we celebrate her life and never to forget in her famous words to say “I LOVE YOU”. Mom will be sadly missed by her companion and best friend, Claude Timmons, Little Anse; daughters Linda (Matt) Boudreau, Catherine (Ronnie) Warner, Nancy (Paul) Day, Michelle (Randy) Cole all of Port Hawkesbury, Beryl (Keith) Boudreau, Alderney Point; son Robert (Carol) Cole, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Lindsay, Ashley, Crystal, Tara, Kyle, Aaron, Madison, Ron Jr., Chantelle, Josette, Avery and Alyssa; great grandchildren Olivia, Sophia, Jerrett, Brayden, Parker, Payton and Ethen; brother, Alexander, Little Anse; sister Mary Helen Boucher, Alderney Point. She is also survived by her son in law Gerard Boudreau, Petit De Grat. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph Adelore and Mary Stella (Boudreau) Samson; husband, Donald Joseph Cole Jr.; brothers, Wilfred, Dennis, Francis, Nicholas, Vernie, Wayne, Bobby and Leon in infancy; sisters, Priscilla, Annette and Catherine in infancy; great granddaughter Jordan Taylor Boudreau. Visitation was held in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat on Monday March 12th from 2 – 9 pm. Mass of Christian Farewell was held on Tuesday morning March 13th at 11:00 am in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Petit De Grat with Rev. Michel Exhalant officiating. Burial to be held in the Star of the Sea Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the IWK Neonatal Unit or to the Make a Wish Foundation. The family would like send a special thank you to Dr.  Stephen DeRoche for his never-ending treatment and compassion, you are one of a kind and we will never forget how great you are. To Nancy Cameron, Hope David-Boudreau and the amazing nurses at the Strait Richmond Hospital. Burial to be held in the Star of the Sea Cemetery at a later date. To send words of comfort for Elizabeth or to light a candle in her memory, please visit