Obituary of Estella Marie DeLong
DeLong, Estella Marie – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Estella DeLong, age 89, on Sunday January 16, 2022 in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.
Born in Stanburne, Lunenburg County, Estella was one of 14 children born to William and Opal Joudrey. After completing her education at the one-room schoolhouse in Stanburne, she worked at Zwicker’s Store in New Germany until she married Ottis DeLong and moved to the farm at Barss Corner. She was her husband’s partner, helping out wherever needed, all while raising five children and eventually running DeLong’s restaurant in New Germany.
Estella was well-known for her hospitality. She was a great cook, making sure everyone was well fed. She was welcoming to everyone and loved visitors, especially children. She dearly loved her family, and always wanted to keep up with what was going on in their lives.
She is survived by her children, Patricia (Greg) Dickie, Truro; Pamela DeLong, Bridgewater; Ralph (Barbara) Delong; James “Jim” (Tina) Delong, all of Barss Corner; daughter-in-law, Susanne “Sue” DeLong, Peterborough, Ontario; sisters Beulah (Leigh) Dauphinee, West Northfield; Gladys Wentzell, New Germany; grandchildren, Jordan, Caleb, Jean-Eva. Margaret, Thomas, Reuben, Jennifer, Joel, Anna, Benjamin, Isabel, Quinn, Kathleen, and Phillip; 10 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Ottis Lorraine DeLong; son, Dr. William “Bill” DeLong, and sisters Phyllis Ritcey, Alice Durling, Joyce Oickle, Hilda Joudrey, Doris Neily, Ruby Varner, Alma Daury; brothers, Tracy, Garnet, Hudson and Oakley.
No visitation at the funeral home by request. A private service will be held in the Barss Corner Baptist Church with Rev. Sam Jess officiating. Interment will follow in the Barss Corner Community Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations may be made to the Barss Corner Baptist Church, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, New Germany. On-line condolences and messages may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.