Obituary of Pat Crouse
Patience "Pat" Iris Crouse 73, of Conquerall Bank, passed away May 22, 2005, at home. Born in North Brookfield, N.S., she was a daughter of the late Merton and Elsie Baker. Her teaching career started at age 16 in one room schools in Queens and Lunenburg counties. She attended Normal College and later went to St. Mary’s University to improve her teaching skills and acquired her Bachelor of Arts. She worked several years at the Royal Bank in Bridgewater as a teller in the early fifties. She married her present husband, James Crouse in 1956. They lived in Portland, Maine while he sailed on Shell Tankers. While in the United States she also worked in the bank. They returned home to Conquerall Bank in the late fifties. She resumed her teaching career in Pentz Elementary, then moved to Halifax in 1970, where she taught school in Herring Cove for 17 years. They moved back to Conquerall Bank in the early nineties where she took an active role in her husbands business affairs and the Women’s Auxiliary of the fire department. She is survived by her husband and two children, Michael and Sharon; three grandchildren, Justin, Conquerall Bank; Ellen and Ben Griffiths, Halifax; two sisters, Mary MacQuarrie, Jean Lohnes, North Brookfield; many nieces and nephews. No visitation at the funeral home by request, a graveside service for those who wish to come, will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Conquerall Bank, Rev. William Gustafson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society or Shaid Animal Shelter through Sweeny’s Funeral Home Bridgewater, where online condolences may be made at www.sweenysfuneralhome.com
A Memorial Tree was planted for Pat
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Sweeny's Funeral Home Ltd.