It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Audrey Stewart, 93, from Elgin, NB at the Moncton Hospital on January 23, 2021. Born in St. Martins she was the daughter of the late Graydon and Dora (Brown) Gillcrist.
Audrey was predeceased by her husband John who she was married to for 46 years. She spent many years as a homemaker on the family farm where many memories were made. In her younger years she enjoyed quilting with her mother-in-law and hosting family dinners. Audrey enjoyed knitting hats for newborn babies and donating them to the hospital. There are many kids around today that are wearing the mittens she had made. Audrey took great pride in being a lifetime member of the Elgin Women’s Institute. She loved to go for Sunday drives and the first thing she would ask was "where are we going to eat". Audrey was fortunate enough to live in her own home until the age of 90 before moving to Kodiak place in Petitcodiac where she made wonderful friends. Special thanks to the caregivers and staff at the Silver Fox Estates in Salisbury where she resided the last six months.
Audrey will be deeply missed by her children Linda Steeves of Elgin, Laurie Stewart of Petitcodiac, and Darrell (Darlene) Stewart of Lincoln, NB. She will live on in the hearts of her cherished grandchildren Lorie (Bruce) Paterson of Havelock, Brad Steeves of Elgin, Jody (Rebecca) Stewart of Havelock, Jolene (Chris) O’Blenis of Petitcodiac, Alicia Stewart of Fredericton, NB. Audrey took great joy in watching all her great grandchildren grow; Mattea, Tyler, Dylan, Connor, Jackson, Lincoln, Wyatt, Chase and Chandler and great great grandchildren Isabelle and Alphonse. Survived also by siblings Jessie Bennett, William Gillcrist, Mildred Dupree and Ward Gillcrist and sister-in-law Roberta Wood.
Besides her parents, Audrey was predeceased by her Son-in-law Garry Steeves, Daughter-in-law Sherry Stewart, Grandson Nathan Stewart and siblings; Roy, Murray, Clayton, Harvey, Lawrence, Douglas, Helen and Dorothy.
Special thanks to the staff on the third floor and palliative care unit at the Moncton Hospital.
Due to the current restrictions with COVID-19 a graveside service to celebrate Audrey’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of the Salisbury Funeral Home (372-4800).
If so desired, donations to the Elgin Fire Department or any non profit organization of your choice would be appreciated.
Personal condolences and memories can be made at www.keirsteads.ca.