It is with sadness that the family of Ada Hamilton, age 94, of Erb’s Cove, NB, announces her death which occurred on Friday, May 8, 2020 at her home. Born in Kingston, NB, on November 30, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Myrtle (Taber) Scribner.
Mom lived in a different era. She walked to a one-room schoolhouse at Nutter’s Wharf (now Whiting Lane). At home, she helped her dad on the farm. This served to prepare her for the busy life of farming, being a wife, and a mother. Mom gave Dad a hand at whatever needed to be done. She helped him in the woods, the fields, and she had the task of washing the cream separator daily. We always had enough food for the winter with the large gardens that we produced. We can remember picking berries and washtubs full of peas and beans. They made maple syrup, butter, jams, and pickles. She rarely ever left the area except for a couple trips to visit family in Boston and Toronto. Although she couldn’t get out much over the past few years, she enjoyed keeping in touch with family and friends on the phone. Our family is used to having large gatherings for holidays and birthdays and in her younger years she was known for cooking big meals and homemade pies. A staple of hers was buckwheat pancakes for breakfast.
Her grandchildren will treasure many special memories. Although Nannie didn’t have a driver’s licence, she always drove the big truck around the field carefully, picking up the bales of hay. Sometimes, we grandchildren, were on the back of the truck with an adult or building hay forts in the field. We remember walking, skiing, four-wheeling, or cycling to Nannie’s house. She would always make sure that we had enough to eat, and one of everyone’s favourites was her homemade bread. While going to Nannie’s house you always felt welcomed and loved. She was so happy seeing people come to visit. Nannie and Grampie’s love for each other during their 70 years of marriage has left us with a valuable legacy.
The family would like to thank our brother Harvey, for his care and dedication towards Mom and Dad over the past several years.
Ada is survived by her children: Mae White (Bill), Gordon Hamilton (Rita), Harvey Hamilton, Eileen Duncan, and Alma King (Marven); grandchildren: Angela (Joel) Willett, Andrew (Jacqueline) White, Christopher (Tracey) Hamilton, Jeffery (Angela) Hamilton, Michael (Michelle) Duncan, Jeremy (Jessica) Duncan, Melissa King and Travis (Kristina) King; great grandchildren: Levi, Isaac, Autumn, Olivia, Emily, Austin, Zoë, Harper, Lincoln, Landen, Lucas and Samuel; niece Carol Erb; and nephew Donald Hamilton. Besides her parents, Ada was predeceased by her loving husband Lloyd Hamilton in 2016; son Scott Hamilton in 2003; sister Beulah Thompson; son-in-law Malcolm Duncan; nephew Allan Thompson; and niece Doreen Marks.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB, and due to COVID-19 restrictions private services will be held. Donations in memory of Ada may be made to the Erb’s Cove Baptist Church Cemetery or to the memorial of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through ReidsFH.com