1923 - 2014 (90 years)
||Nettie Pearl BAKER |
||4 Nov 1923
||Beach Point, Lot 64, Kings, P.E.I., Canada 
||Obituary - Williams, Nettie Pearl - Peacefully at the Kings County Memorial Hospital, with her daughter Debbie by her side, the passing of Nettie Pearl Williams (nee Baker), age 90, of Beach Point, Murray Harbour, wife of the late Newton Williams, occurred on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Born in Beach Point, Murray Harbour, on November 4, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Phoebe (Penny) Baker. Nettie is survived by her loving daughter Deborah Buell and son-in-law Raymond, sisters Ada E. MacKenzie, Edith MacDonald, Adeline Livingstone; sister-in-law Norma Baker; brother-In-Law Wendell Mill, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers William, Warren, Stanley; sisters Melida MacCallum, Eliza Mill; brothers-in-law Chester MacKenzie, Wallace MacDonald and Raymond Livingstone. |
Resting at Ferguson Logan Montague Funeral Home with visiting hours on Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at 3:00 pm, from the Murray Harbour Church of Christ. Interment to take place in the Beach Point Cemetery, at a later date. Donations to the Kings County Memorial Hospital, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
"A life well lived with love and kindness."
A LIFETIME DEVOTED TO GOOD DEEDS
A Beach Point woman learned the Golden Rule in church more than 80 years ago and she is still "Doing Onto Others" to this day. Nettie (Baker) Williams has been a force for good in her community throughout her life. Helping others, says 88-year-old Nettie, has always been a part of my life.
"I think that is what you're put here for is to be nice to others whether they're good to you or not," she told Jim Day of The Guardian who wrote a feature story about her.
Nettie has been an active church member all her life. She started attending the Murray Harbour Church of Christ as a child and is still active in it today. When she grew up she taught Sunday school for more than 20 years, an activity she says that allowed her to learn a lot about the Bible. She attends church regularly and has been in charge of the church's "In Memoriam" fund since the late 1970s.
Ruth Dempsey says her aunt has always been eager to help. "If a job needed doing, Aunt Nettie would be quick to volunteer, whether it was teaching Sunday school, cleaning the church, cooking or consoling bereaved families at a funeral."
Nettie joined the Beach Point Women's Institute in 1952, and sixty years later, she's still at it. She's a past president of the organization and still attends the monthly meetings, donates baked goods and acts as an auctioneer to raise funds to assist people and places in the community. And she has no intention of stopping. "Why fold up?" she asks. "There's no point in folding up."
Nettie was the fifth-oldest of the nine children of Stanley Baker and Phoebe Penny. She attended a two-room school, but left after grade eight to help with the family income. She worked for more than 20 years in the local fish plant with a starting wage of $3 a day. She spent most of her time weighing lobsters and splitting tails. "Tough on your feet standing on cement all day," she recalled.
Nettie married Newton Williams, a fisherman, who died in 1985. She helped by baiting lobster traps for him, and knitting woolen socks for him and other fishermen.
Ruth Dempsey says her aunt has cared for countless family members and friends in time of sickness, staying with many until the time of their death. She adds that the kindness of her aunt has not faded with advancing years. "Not even a broken hip at age 85, followed by a broken wrist, could dampen Aunt Nettie's spirit of giving. Never one to complain about her own circumstances nor dwell on aches and pains, she was eager to get through the long recovery phase and resume meeting the needs of others."
Sarah Jackson, a Beach Point neighbour, points out that the newspaper story failed to mention Nettie's only child, her daughter, Debbie Buell. Sarah says, "Debbie is a wonderful daughter and does an awful lot to help her mother." Sarah adds Debbie takes her mother everywhere including shopping and to church. When Nettie broke her hip she stayed with Debbie and her husband, Raymond. Sarah says they seem more like girlfriends rather than mother and daughter. "You mostly see the both of them out together. It's nice to see a daughter so good to her mother."
Helping others appears to be a family trait.
||Church of Christ |
||19 Feb 2014
||Kings County Memorial Hospital, Montague, Lot 59, Kings, P.E.I., Canada
||24 Feb 2014
||Beach Point Community Cemetery, Lot 64, Kings, P.E.I., Canada
||Reid Family | David's side of the family
||24 Feb 2014 |
||Hugh ‘Stanley’ BAKER, b. 8 Apr 1889, Guysborough, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada d. 20 Jun 1960, Beach Point, Lot 64, Kings, P.E.I., Canada (Age 71 years) |
||Phoebe Jane PENNY, b. 11 Feb 1890, Cape Bear, Lot 64, Kings, P.E.I., Canada d. 14 Dec 1956, Beach Point, Lot 64, Kings, P.E.I., Canada (Age 66 years) |
||30 Oct 1912
||New Glasgow, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949; Nova Scotia, Vital Records, 1763-1957; Vol. 1833, Pg. 92
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Birth - 4 Nov 1923 - Beach Point, Lot 64, Kings, P.E.I., Canada
|Death - 19 Feb 2014 - Kings County Memorial Hospital, Montague, Lot 59, Kings, P.E.I., Canada
|Burial - 24 Feb 2014 - Beach Point Community Cemetery, Lot 64, Kings, P.E.I., Canada
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- [S382] compiled by Kathie Sencabaugh, Descendants of Guernsey Island Settlers to Prince Edward Island in 1806 (May).