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Elizabeth (Williamson) Devison

July 22, 1923 ~ December 31, 2020 (age 97)


Devison (Williamson) Elizabeth Walker Robertson

North Sydney

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great, great grandmother, Elizabeth Walker Robertson (Williamson) Devison who passed peacefully on December 31st at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney, at the age of 97.

Born in Scotchtown, New Waterford on July 22, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Emily (Crombie) Williamson.  She is survived by her children John (Evelyn) North Sydney; Emily Smith, North Sydney; Henry (Patricia) Halifax; Mary (Donald) Hood Halifax; Barbara (Ronald) Bullen Bridgewater; Richard (Michelle) Fort McMurray; along with 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. She is also survived by her brothers Morgan (Cherry) Regina; Thomas (Marion) Scotchtown, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Patrick Devison, son William, and newborn infant son. Brothers Roland; Joseph (Ella); Crombie (Betty); Sisters Adelaide (Harold) Currie; Margaret (William) Bullock; Christine (Burt) Blake; Rebecca (Alphonse) Fraser; son-in-law Norman Smith and by great granddaughter Andrea (Devison) Walker.

Elizabeth was active in her youth with the CGIT and as a Sunday School Teacher. She was a member of Saint Andrews United Church in Little Bras d’Or West, and was an active member in the UCW Group.

We would like to thank the Northside Guest Home for the excellent care that our mother received over the many years while being a guest there.

Arrangements entrusted to the W J Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on January 5th at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. Covid restrictions will be in place, wearing of masks will be mandatory and seating will be limited. In memoriam donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.  

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                                                                My Mothers Garden

My Mother kept a garden, a garden of the heart;

She planted all the good things, that gave our life its start.

She turned us to the sunshine, and encouraged us to dream;

Fostering and nurturing the seeds of self-esteem.

And when the winds and rains came, she protected us enough;

But not too much, she knew we’d need, to stand up strong and tough.

Her constant good example, always taught us right from wrong;

Markers for our pathway to last our whole life long.

We are our Mother’s garden, we are her legacy.

And I hope today she feels the love, reflected back from we.

By Anon


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Funeral Service
January 5, 2021

2:00 PM
St. Matthew Wesley United Church
2 Peppett St.
North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 2M7

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