It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of our loss. Emily Ann Almond (Gray) passed
away on Friday morning, March 10th, at Maria Hospital with her family at her side. An active,
healthy- and young-looking woman at the age of 85, she sadly left us far too soon She
leaves behind her husband of 65 years, Peter Almond and her children: Debbie (Barry), Judy (Peter), Sandy (Rob),
David (Gina), Tanya (Charlie) and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom miss her deeply.
Emily in Motion
Rushing to and fro.
Lots to do and places to go.
Beds to make and bread to bake.
House to clean and children to wean.
Flowers to seed and garden to weed.
Up at dawn - power switch on.
My mother seemed to be in perpetual motion. She spent her days in service to her family. She was selfless, dedicated, devoted, and she loved us all with great abundance. She taught us to care for each other and because of that I’m fortunate to have a steadfast loving bond with my sisters and brother. She would be pleased to know that we are leaning on each other now during this incredibly sad time.
My mom was creative, she liked to draw and paint. She sketched a picture of me, using charcoal and lead pencil. It was very good, I often thought how far she could have gone had she had the opportunity to pursue that passion. The framed sketch hangs in my room, and I treasure it now more than ever. She was a great conversationalist. Growing up my friends enjoyed coming to our place and talking to my mom. I always heard - man, your mom’s great! As an adult I enjoyed our evening and weekend chats. I will miss them. Favorite topics being next year’s flower garden, new recipes or decorating ideas. The best times were giggle fests when we laughed at silly things; my mom had a great sense of humor, and she was fun to be around.
She loved music and dancing. Often heard singing along to CCR or The Band while working in the kitchen. Feet taping in beat while peeling, hips swinging while chopping and sashaying between stove and fridge. Maybe that passion was the secret spice that made every meal delicious. She loved wearing the color and sparkly jewelry; we often teased her saying she must be part crow.
She was not only kind to people but fury and feathered friends too. Leftovers always brought to the hill by the dining room window, bird feeders kept full. Morning coffee watching her ‘’hummers’’ fly by was a favorite pastime.
She loved us deeply. Never did a call or text end without an "I love you" or telling us we were special, or beautiful, or smart. I mourn this future without having her in it. I’ll miss her encouragement and companionship.
I see you mom; I see you in the siblings and myself left behind. I will remember and celebrate you always and every day because you were simply put - lovely.
Please take note that further information will follow concerning the Celebration of live in the spring.
Message de Pastor Paul and Betty-Lynne Bedford 18 mars 2023
So sad to hear this. Emily was such a sweet woman. She always had a smile on her face and an encouraging word. It was a joy to visit Emily and Peter often over the years that we pastored in Hope Town. She will be missed indeed. Even after we left we kept in touch. Precious is the death of one of His saints. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Message de Anne MacWhirter 18 mars 2023
We were so sad to hear that Emily passed away. She was a joy to be around. Sympathy to all her family and friends.
Message de Ken and Sarah Duguay 18 mars 2023
So saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend Emily, a kind lady with a lovely heart and a warm smile. Our sincere sympathy to Peter and all the family. We have wonderful memories of Emily always referring to me (Ken) as her guardian angel. We will miss Emily. Rest in peace
Ken and Sarah