It is with great sadness that the family of Aldena Tracey Darrah of Chipman, NB announce her passing at Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 92 years. Aldena was born in Chipman, NB on April 14, 1927 daughter of the late Harry (Emma Mannett) Baker. She is survived by her sons, David (Carole) and Greg (Colleen); sister, Dorothy Simpson; grandchildren, Matthew, Britney, LeAnne, Step-Grandchildren, Jamie and Dylan; many nieces and nephews.
Aldena was a retired school teacher. She taught school for over 30 years in many of the small school’s in Chipman and surrounding areas. She was best known for being a grade 5 teacher at the Chipman Elementary School. She also taught Sunday school in her younger years at the Chipman United Church.
Predeceased by her husband, Alfred in 1998; brothers, Reid, Ed and Don; sisters, Beatrice, Margaret and Mabel.
Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium (28 Northrup Drive) on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A celebration of Aldena’s life will be held at the Chipman United Church on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Betty-Jean Friedman officiating. Following the interment at the Red Bank United Church Cemetery, there will be a reception at the Church.
In Lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Aldena made to the charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. A special thank you to Dr. John Pendergrast and all the staff of the North Minto Residence and the staff of the Dr. Chalmers Hospital.
Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home Ltd. & Crematorium. (339-6612) Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not meant to be,
So he put his arms around you,
And whispered “Come to me”.
With tearful eyes we watched you,
and saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,
we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.