Pictou Advocate Obituaries

HISLOP, Vesta Eileen


HISLOP, Vesta Eileen – 90, Scotsburn, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.

Vesta was born in Rockfield, growing up later in Elmfield, Pictou County. The youngest daughter of the late George and Agnes Jane (Carson) Hislop, she became part of the Gammon family at the age of 16 when she began housekeeping for Stella, Sanford and John in Scotsburn.

She was a loving “Da” to the children, grand and great-grandchildren. Vesta is remembered for her gentle kindness. She was a faithful member of Bethel Church, Ladies Aid and Grace AMS. She was known for her knitting, especially the many afghans and her delicious baking.

Vesta enjoyed travelling, music and later singing in the choir at the Oddfellows Home where she resided in recent years.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as her extended family, Beverly Gammon, Pictou; Derek (Jayne) Gammon, Scotsburn; Brian (Brigitte) Gammon, Victoria; Jade (Tim) Grayson and Mason Murray, Edmonton; Dara Gammon, Edmonton; Taylor, and Jonathan Gammon, Owen Sound; Ariana and Gabrielle Gammon, Scotsburn; and her dear friend, Phyllis Matheson, Toronto. She was predeceased by her parents, her sisters, Annie MacCara, Irene Hislop, Janie Henderson, Georgie Beckwith, Ella Neath, Margaret Henderson, Charlotte MacLeod, Ethel Sutherland, Drucella Langille, Gladys Langille, Zelda Hansford as well as Sanford, Stella and John Gammon.

Funeral was held October 29 from Bethel Presbyterian Church, Scotsburn. Donations in her memory may be made to the Bethel Presbyterian Church or to a charity of your choice.

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