Edith I. MacQuarrie, 83, of Lakeview Manor, Riverview, and formerly of 212 Sumner Avenue, Moncton, NB, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at The Moncton Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born in Moncton, she was the daughter of the late Bramwell and Mary (Fox) Richards.
Edith was a former employee of Dominion Stores Ltd. and Mountain Way Grocery. She was a member of St. John’s United Church, The Sanctuary Choir, the Ladies Choir and The Greater Moncton Chorale.
Edie was a homemaker and mother of four boys. Creating new recipes was her speciality, like fruit cake wrapped and preserved. She was always ready for church activities, UCW, community events and she still found time for knitting, crocheting, home and school, bowling and a family card game. She also loved watching the Jays and Maple Leafs, cross country skiing, but mainly watching curling. When the World Curling came to Moncton, she and Bob volunteered and purchased the workers uniforms. This provided them an opportunity to see a lot of matches. She was a member of The Moncton Ladies Probus Club, loved travelling and RVing in the Maritimes, a trip across Canada, the New England States, Tennessee, Florida and Texas, until she discovered Europe and enjoyed three memorable trips.
Edith will be sadly missed by her husband, Robert "Bob" L. H. MacQuarrie of Riverview. Children, Les (Pam) of Dieppe, Dr. Michael (Tad Ritchison) of Tennessee, Brent (Deborah Milton) of Carrolls Crossing, NB and Donald (April) of Berry Mills. Grandchildren, Kyle, Jason, Dr. Andrew "Drew", Dr. Evan, Dr. Cameron, Jonathan "Jon" (Mai), Zoey and Hannah. Brothers and sisters, George Richards (late Betty) of Truro, NS, Ethel MacQuarrie (Earl) of Moncton, John Richards (Barbara) of Barrie, ON, Norman Richards (late Lorena) of Moncton, Robert Richards (Bernice) of Moncton, Charles Richards (Carolyn) of Moncton, Frank Richards (Linda) of Moncton, Ronald Richards (Theresa) of Riverview and Ruth Gallant (Eric) of Riverview.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Lloyd, Edward (Bucky) and Lewis.
Visitation was held at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. A Service to celebrate and honour Edith's life will be held from Fergusons Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00 am. The service will be live streamed on the Funeral Home website. Reception in the Funeral Home Reception Centre following the service. Interment will be in Fair Haven Memorial Gardens.
In memory of Edith, donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org) or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca) would be appreciated. Online condolences for the family may be shared on Fergusons Funeral Home Facebook page or at