April 18th, 2020 we lost an amazing woman - Alice Mae (Jones) Wheaton. Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Aunt. She was ready but our hearts were not. Our selfishness wanted to keep her forever. She lived 91 great years and left us quickly and peacefully. Just a month ago, she was attending Church, Legion Dinners, Chase the Ace, Family-Get-Togethers, and drives to get her Tim's coffee, DQ chocolate shake and her A&W onion rings. As in previous winters, she even got to watch Cameron play hockey this past winter.
She loved her puzzles (loved it even more when someone came into her room to help her with the puzzle). She loved to play cards and has been accused of swinging the score her way on more than one occasion as she was always the score keeper.
But most of all, she loved her Family and always "had our back". She was our Family's biggest supporter.
Mum never complained and never said "I told you so" even though she had many occasions to do so while her Family was growing up. She never judged anyone and all were equal in her eyes.
Ninety-one years has allowed us so many good memories! She will be forever in our hearts. That amazing smile she was so quick to share with everyone, will be greatly missed.
Born in Steeves Mountain, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Bridget (Sullivan) Jones. Alice was a longtime resident of Wheaton Settlement and was retired for many years from NBTel after 33 years of service. She was a member of the Wheaton Settlement Baptist Church, the Wheaton Settlement WMS, the Frank H. Tingley #6 OES Lodge and Royal Canadian Legion Auxillary.
She is survived and sadly missed by her daughters Brenda Armstrong (late Wayne) , Petitcodiac and Sandra Wheaton-Cox (Victor), Intervale; son-in-law Ivan MacCallum, Alberta; sister-in-law Blanche Jones, Hampton; grandchildren Pamela Eleniak (Michael), Peter MacCallum, Dani Wheaton (Carol), Becki Carter, Shanda Hopper (Bruce), David Cox (Shannon) and Jason Cox (Marie); great grandchildren Alicen Eleniak, Sheldon Eleniak, Blake Wheaton, Cameron Wheaton, Ryanne Hopper, Hayden Cox, Paige Cox, Breagha Cox, and Samantha MacCallum-Lamb and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Chester (2007); daughter Barbara MacCallum (2007); sisters Catherine, Lena and Gladys; brothers Everett and Robert. Alice was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Due to restrictions, a private family graveside service will take place at Wheaton Settlement Cemetery at a later date.
If desired, donations to a local food bank or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangments are in the care of the Salisbury Funeral Home (372-4800).