Eileen Doris Wamboldt, 94 of Kentville passed away on August, 23rd, 2019 at the Evergreen Home for Special Care in Kentville. Eileen was originally from North Alton, Kentville Nova Scotia until she met her Husband John and joined him in the close by community of Canaan, where she made her home until 2013, when she moved to Wedgewood House Home for Seniors and then onto Evergreen Home for Special Care in 2017.
Eileen was a devoted wife, loving mother, committed friend and active community member. She is remembered by everyone as a hard worker on her and John’s farm, where she worked alongside of him on their property raising six children, while maintaining an efficient and welcoming home. Eileen was sought out as a confidante to many who respected her level headedness, common sense and compassionate opinion, she was one who always stepped ahead to help others in her community where she was a member of the Third Horton Baptist Church. Eileen was also a member of the Canaan Community Good Neighbours Club and served as Treasurer for many years contributing her talents of craftswoman raising funds for the Church and the Canaan Community Hall.
In addition to Eileen’s many traits and talents, she will be remembered for her hearty, wholesome and delicious meals she served her family and many others that had the pleasure of sitting at her table that she prepared with efficient ease and will be greatly missed by all who have known her.
Eileen is survived by her children Gail (Allison) Landry; Patricia (Bernie) Balcom; Sheldon (Patricia Dewolfe) Wamboldt; Charlie (Judy Jessome) Wamboldt; Sharon (Brian) Hillier; and Kathy (J. Blair Harvie) Wamboldt; grandchildren Scott (Michelle Boucher) Caldwell; Shawn Wamboldt; Brian (Heather Miller) Balcom; Jason Hillier; David (Lisa MacNutt) Wamboldt; James (Lesley Sue Wilson) Wamboldt; Amellia Atwell; Siobhan Atwell; and Daniel Kaine Atwell; great-grandchildren Devan Caldwell; Jessica Wamboldt; Logan Wamboldt; Dayton Wamboldt; Brayden Balcom; Evan Balcom; Connor Wamboldt; Olivia Wamboldt; Destiny Wamboldt; Tristan Wamboldt; Thomas Wamboldt; and Lola Wamboldt; great great-grandchildren Payton and Greyson; sister Rita (Lester) Lloyd.
Eileen was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Nora (Hiltz) Redden; husband John Wamboldt; brothers Ralph (Alice) Redden; Arthur Redden and sister Lucy (Jouke) Pietersma.
"Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way you always used. Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort, without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well."
There will be no public visitation and a Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to a charity of one’s choice. A reception will be held at Sheldon and Pat Wamboldt’s home; located at #563 English Mountain Road, Kentville, B4N 3V8. Everyone is welcome. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4P 1B9 (902-679-2822).