Jill McIntyre

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Jill (Weallans, Ashton) McIntyre “Everyone who knew Jill loved her, and she genuinely loved everyone. She was a true lady who valued good manners, proper grammar, and kindness. She delighted in her family and always told us how lucky she was and how much she loved us all. What wouldn’t we give for one more hug”! Your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. With heartfelt sadness the family of Jill (Weallans, Ashton) McIntyre of Bridgeville, Pictou County, announce her passing on January 27, 2022 at Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow Born in England on June 13, 1933, she and her mother Janet Weallans emigrated to Montreal in 1937, where Jill grew up and was educated. Jill met and married George Ashton, and eventually moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1958 Jill and family moved to Pictou County, where she had a successful 34-year career as a branch accountant with Warren Maritimes Paving Ltd. In 1966 she took up residence in her beloved home on the hill in Bridgeville and soon after married George McIntyre. . Their happy years together would benefit their community, where both were deeply involved in the East River Valley Fire Dept. and established the Bridgeville Community Centre for local youth. Jill’s strongest gifts were her non-judgemental love she gave freely, she only seen the best in people, and her true appreciation of beauty of nature all around her. The smallest things brought her much joy. Jill was a deeply spiritual woman who loved time spent with her “Earthy Angels” in Bible Study. A true servant, she gladly served the Springville Presbyterian Church and her surrounding communities. Managers, Building Committee, Church Choir, Sunday School, Church Suppers, Hunters Breakfast. She treasured Cursillo and it brought her great peace and fulfilment. Her generous spirit was evident as she supported the SPCA, worked at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, teaching crafts to elementary school children and filling many Christmas Shoeboxes for overseas families. She is survived by sons Rick (Pam), Cornwall, P.E.I., John (Charmaine) Bridgeville and Jason (Chelsea) Bridgeville. Grandchildren Richard (Juanita) , Christopher, Nathan (Claire), Aron (Meghan), Abby (Matt), Joel(Amanda), Brittany (Braedon), Jordan, Alan, Joseph, Pearl, Dalton. Great-grandchildren, Kadynce, Augyst, Mehlyn, Kevin, Aiden, Hunter, Macy, Rudy, Rae, Blake, Theo, Rayah and Jack. Her sister and law and friend Freda McIntyre, and special friends and neighbours Sheila, Bert, Joyce, and Lillian. The family would like to thank the staff at Glen Haven Manor for their loving and caring attitude. A celebration of Jill’s life will be held at a later date.
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