Jessie A. Laba-Purcell
Laba-Purcell (Butler), Jessie
Our lives have been changed with the passing of our dear mother Jessie who has finally been freed from her suffering and pain after a long battle with Alzheimers. Jessie was the oldest daughter of Joseph Butler and Agnes Hogg. She was born in Halifax on March 23, 1927. Jessie loved her family. She raised her three brothers and had four children of her own. She was born in Halifax and moved to Lower Sackville in her retirement years. Throughout her life she worked in retail and was blessed to have a creative gift for sewing, knitting and needle work. She will always be remembered for her kindness, generosity and devotion to family and friends. Jessie was married to the love of her life Joseph Laba Senior for 52 years and then remarried her childhood sweetheart Keith Purcell for 11 years. She had four children, John Laba (Carol), Joseph Laba, Jacquelyn Boudreau, (David) and Jocelyn Scallion, (Barry). She is survived by her brother Robert (Bobby) Butler (Ontario). She was predeceased by parents Joseph Butler, Agnes Hogg, husbands, Joseph Laba Senior and Keith Purcell, brothers, Alexander (Sandy) Butler and Joseph (Finley) Butler. She had eight grandchildren, Joseph Laba Jr, Kimberly LeClerc, Shawn Laba, Shane Laba, Kelly Scallion, Tracy Boudreau, Courtney Boudreau and Ashley Boudreau, 8 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.
There will be a service held at Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road 11 am, Tuesday, Nov. 13 where a reception will follow Burial will take place at Oakridge Memorial Gardens, Middle Sackville. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
The Family would like to express their gratitude to White Hills Long Term Care staff for their comforting love given to Jessie throughout the years who are devoted angels watching and caring for our loved ones. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Halifax chapel at www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Jessie A Laba-Purcell 2018..