WILE, Mildred Helen – Age 103, Waterloo, Lunenburg Co., passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Harbour View Haven Nursing Home, Lunenburg, where she had been residing. Mildred was born and raised in Buckfield, Queens County to the late Robie and Cora (Arenburg) Freeman. When she married, she moved to Waterloo, Lunenburg County.
She was the last surviving member of a large family that included her late parents, half-sisters, Margaret “Maggie” Morgan, Ada Eastwood; brothers, Wilfred, Lincoln, Charles, Banford, Hardy, George, Everett; half-brothers, Arthur, Ralph, Clarence and Samuel. She was a good wife to her late husband, Bert Starr Wile. She was a much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother to which her legacy will live on through her daughter, Lorna (Charles) Crouse, Middle Stewiacke, grandson, Donnie Crouse, his wife Michelle and their son, Corbin; grandson, Steven Crouse and his wife Margie; granddaughter, Karla Crouse; son, Merrill (Kathy) Wile, Waterloo; grandson, Sean Wile, his wife Michelle and girls, Ashlyn, Lucilyn and Adalyn; grandson, Neville Wile and Dayna Bowman and their son, Greysen.
Over the many years she worked for and supported many causes, such as Women’s Institutes of Nova Scotia and the Lunenburg West PC Women Association, she was a lifetime member of both; the Lapland and District Fire Department Auxiliary also came under her support; but near and dear to her heart was the Waterloo Community Hall and the many suppers, teas and most importantly card parties, which were held. It did not matter if the card party was at the hall, her home, or someone else’s home, sandwiches and squares were whipped up to be enjoyed after the playing was done. She was an avid quilter for most of her life and all her family has a lovely sample of her work. In later years, Betty Wile, Shirley Crouse and Phyllis Weagle would get together most week days to quilt both for individuals and many different causes; she was seen many times around town in malls and stores selling tickets on some of those quilts to raise money for those causes.
The will be no visitation at the funeral home by request. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, January 18 in Sweeny’s Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater with Rev. Willis Ott officiating. A private family burial will take place in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Waterloo Cemetery, All Saints Lutheran Church or Harbour View Haven Nursing Home. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.