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Alda M. Jenkins
1916 – 2019
Alda Marie Jenkins, wife of the late Bernard Jenkins of the Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home and formerly of Eel River, NB passed away at her residence on September 2, 2019 at the age of 102.
Born in Baie Ste Anne, NB, on October 4, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Camille and Louise (Boudreau) Arsenault. Before Alda was married she moved to Montreal and worked at the Munish Factory, loading bullets during the war before moving back to Eel River in the early 1940’s. She was a homemaker and then became a School Teacher. She was a member of the Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Escuminac and later St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, Baie Ste Anne.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her four grandchildren: Robert, Paul, Michael and Cathy; many great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, great great great grandchildren and great great great great grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Bernard Jenkins, one son Orville Jenkins, two brothers: Fred and John Arsenault and one infant sister.
Visitation was held from Baie Ste Anne’s Slumber Room, Baie Ste Anne, NB on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 2-4 pm and Mass of Christian Burial to followed from St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, Baie Ste Anne at 4 pm with Father John Keoughan as Celebrant. Music for the service was provided St. Anne’s Church Choir and the hymns were “Be Not Afraid”, “Amazing Grace”, “Alleluia”, “Hail Mary”, “Holy, Holy”, “Le Seigneur Est Mon Berger”, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art”. Scripture reading was read by Lillian Jenkins and the Prayers of Intercession was given by Bonnie Martin. The eulogy was presented by Charline Jenkins.
The pallbearer for the Urn was Paul Arseneault. Bouquet of flowers was carried by Phyllis, a picture of Alda was carried by Shawn Jenkins and the crucifix was carried by Ivan Jenkins. Interment was held in Escuminac Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone (506) 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to www.adamsfh.ca