FOOTE, Iris Gwendolyn — 82, Merigomish, passed away April 25, 2017 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Winnifred (Lewis) Church. She was a member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Merigomish, where she was serving on the Board of Managers. Iris was a faithful member, volunteering in various ways. She served as treasurer for many years and was a 50-year member of the choir. Iris was an avid reader who enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. She possessed a social consciousness and treated all equally. Iris enjoyed participating in community and church activities, especially the social aspect. She was a wonderful lady who leaves a legacy of love. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Albert Foote; son, Stephen (Vivian Soetikno) Foote, Markham, Ont.; daughter, Ann Foote, Merigomish; brothers, Roy Church (Jennie), St. John’s, Nfld.; David (Lynne) Church, Halifax; Paul Church, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Albert and Ernest Foote, Christopher and Alexander Harper; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brother, Lewis Church; sisters-in-law, Judy, Claudia and Joan. Funeral was held April 28 in St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Merigomish. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Merigomish.