Eileen Doris Halse (nee Gold) was born in London, England in 1925 and died peacefully at the Passamaquoddy Lodge in Saint Andrews, NB, Canada on Monday, August 13, 2018.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, George Alexander (Alex) Halse, by her eldest son, Jonathan George Halse, by her daughter, Angela Katherine Halse and by her great-grandson Elijah Joakim Halse.
She leaves behind a loving family that includes sons: Godfrey Halse (Julie) in Lamphey UK, and William Halse (Leena) in Dawlish UK; daughter-in-law Nell Halse in Royston BC; grandchildren: Jonathan Halse in St. Andrews NB, Joel Halse (Ane and great grandsons Jacob and Elijah) in Saint Andrews NB, James Halse (Jenny and great grandsons Jonah, Amos, and Gabriel) in Sheffield UK, Marika Galik (Kurt and great grandchildren Madelaine, Gillian and Benjamin) in Royston BC, Miia Thomas (Chay and great grandchildren Eini, Aili, Wilfred and Iida) in Shaldon UK, Meghan Halse in York UK, Minna Edwards (Cai) in Pontypridd, UK and Darryl Halse(Danielle and great
grandchildren Johanna and William) in Vancouver BC.
Eileen was the only child of George and Violet Gold and enjoyed an early career in music and dancing before she met and married Captain Alex Halse and moved with him to Sidmouth, Devon, England. They emigrated to Canada with their young family and initially settled in
Ottawa, a city she grew to love. Alex’s career brought them to Nova Scotia where they lived in Halifax and Glen Margaret.
Eileen was devoted to her family, to her faith and to her church
community. She was a generous host and many friends and family were blessed by her hospitality and her delicious meals. Her concern for the welfare of others continued throughout her life.
She will be remembered for her delightful sense of humour, her constant faith in God, her love of music and antiques, and her quiet concern for others.
She was eager to meet with her Lord and Saviour and it was time for her to leave us. We are filled with sorrow as we say goodbye but
also with gratitude for the way she has enriched our lives.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Passamaquoddy Lodge for their compassionate and tender care of Eileen in these last months of her life.
Eileen’s ashes will be interred at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Cemetery in Hacketts Cove, NS in a few weeks with service details to be made public when they are available.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Bible Society or a similar charity of your choice.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Eileen Doris Halse November 30 1925 August 13 2018..