It is with great sadness the family of Mrs. Elva Geraldine Saunders, at the age 95, announces her unexpected but peaceful passing at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Friday, November 26, 2021.
Born in Saint John on July 1, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Gladys Saunders. Elva lived on the Meenans Cove Road all of her life, bringing up a family of eight children. Her home was always open to all, all times with tea always on. She loved feeding the birds, and enjoyed reading, but mostly was always there for her family and neighbours. A great listener and willing to lend a helping hand when needed. She was especially proud of her little man, her great grandson, Lundon Wright.
Elva is survived by her sons; Roy and Stanley of Quispamsis, daughters; Mary Hebert (Dennis) of Louisiana, and Elizabeth Saunders of Saint John, sisters; Jessie Saunders, and Thelma Saunders both of Saint John. She is also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Elva was predeceased by Thomas Hartley Saunders, her soul mate of 54 years Gordon Sparks, her sons; Tommy and Paul Saunders, daughters; Marilyn Cochrane, and Gladys Davis, brothers; Burphy, Murray, and George Saunders.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff of 3CN for their kindness and compassion she received while in their care.
Resting at Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis (506-849-2119) with visiting on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral Service will take place at Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM. Interment to take place at St. Luke’s Anglican Cemetery, Quispamsis.
For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed and can be viewed by visiting Elva’s obituary at www.kennebecasisfh.com
Due to Covid-19 health measures placed on indoor gatherings by the Government of New Brunswick, all those 12 and older attending the service will be required to show proof of vaccination and a piece of a government-issued ID or proof of medical exemption.