1934 - 2019
After a wonderful Christmas with her family, Gene transcended this earthly life as she had lived it, full of faith and hope, on January 7, 2019 at the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born on October 1, l934 in Manchester, U.K., Gene was the daughter of Eugenie Baker and Ralph Gill. A caring and faithful friend to many, Gene partnered with her husband in ministry for over half a century. A pillar of hospitality, she was also a dedicated teacher, both in England and in Canada, and a tireless volunteer. Gene loved Wolfville from that first Sunday evening in August 1966 when she arrived as a new bride. Gene also loved children – all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities. She was delightfully imaginative in her relationships with her grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sister-in-law, Ruth (Charles). She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Allison; sons, Jonathan (Suzanne) and Ian (Shoko), and grandchildren, Rachel, Evan, Benjamin, Gill and Eugenie; sisters-in-law, Mary Steeves (Max) and Lois Nicholson, as well as many nephews and nieces. The family is deeply grateful for the compassion and care of friends and neighbours, including the Wolfville Baptist Church fellowship, the other churches of town, the community at large, and every member of the medical teams, both in the Valley and in Halifax. We are especially thankful to Gene’s family physician, Dr. Andrea Mossman. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral, followed by a reception, will take place at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2019 in the Wolfville Baptist Church, the Reverend Dr. Scott Kindred-Barnes officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Wolfville Baptist Church, Acadia Divinity College, Valley Hospice Foundation, or the Wolfville and Area Food Bank. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.