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Gwendolyn "Gwen" Irene KEHOE
February 22, 1921 - May 10, 2014
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<div itemprop="description">KEHOE...... <br /> <br />Gwendolyn Irene (nee: Brown) Kehoe, age 93 of Windsor, Hants County, passed away peacefully at her home in the Windsor Elms Village, Falmouth, on Saturday, May 10th, 2014, with family at her side. <br /> <br />Born February 22nd, 1921, in Newport Corner, Hants County, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Corrine (Nelson) Brown, and the last surviving member of her immediate family. <br /> <br />She is survived by her son, Michael (Brenda) Kehoe of Dartmouth; and two grandchildren, Ryan and Cynthia Osborne; also many nieces and nephews. <br /> <br />Besides her parents, Harry and Corrine (Nelson) Brown; Gwen was predeceased by her husband, Walter Edward Kehoe (1995); as well as her sisters, Alice Dearman, Hazel Burgess, Dorothy Robinson, Millie Burgess, Lillian Forrest, and Beulah Brown (in infancy); her brothers, Frank, Minard, Owen, and Burton Brown. <br /> <br />The family wants to express thanks to those who helped Gwen live with assistance at Victoria Hall and Caritas in Halifax. We sincerely want to thank the nurses and other staff at the Windsor Elms Family Village in Falmouth, for all their kindness and care they provided to her and our family, especially in her final days. We will forever be grateful. <br /> <br />Gwen was born and raised in Newport Corner. She moved to Halifax during the war and that became her new home, but her heart was still in the valley. She worked for Simpsons in Halifax until the birth of her son, at which time she became a dedicated house mom. Family was always important to her and most weekends were spent visiting her brothers and sisters. When the need arose, her home was open to family who needed a place to stay for a few weeks or even years. Gwen thrived on taking care of people, and she did this for almost 20 years for a special niece, Beulah who was only four years her junior. When Walter retired in 1983, they moved back to the valley, settling in Martock. She returned to the city in 2009, to an apartment closer to Mike and family, where she stayed until requiring more care. Victoria Hall and the Caritas Residence were home until her move to the Elms in 2013. She had always wanted to spend her final days at the Elms. <br /> <br />Gwen was the youngest of a large family. She was the last of that generation, but a little bit contemporary as well. She was the only one of the Brown girls to get her drivers licence, and the first to use an ATM. She did have a cell phone for awhile, but you had to remember to charge it. She never did take to the internet. She just couldn&rsquo;t find this information super highway they once talked about. All the Brown girls loved to cook and bake and she was no exception. They all had their own special dishes, Gwen&rsquo;s were baked beans (had to be Jacob&rsquo;s cattle), date squares (Ryan&rsquo;s favorite), butterscotch pie (Cynthia&rsquo;s), brown sugar fudge (Brenda&rsquo;s) and heavenly hash squares (Mike&rsquo;s). Her home in Halifax was always a stopping point for anyone from the country visiting the city. You had to stay for a cup of tea and a sweet. There was always something to eat at a moment&rsquo;s notice; it was a time when people just dropped in. Gwen will be missed for many reasons, her cooking, her desire to give advice, her sense of right and wrong, and just how things should be done. Recipes were just a rough guide, you would know by the look, the taste, or the smell. <br /> <br />Cremation has taken place under the care of Lindsay&rsquo;s Windsor Funeral Home (902-798-2232), 194 King Street, Windsor. <br /> <br />Funeral service will be held at 11 am. Friday, May 16th, 2014, in Lindsay&rsquo;s Windsor Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Debra Mosher officiating. Interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. <br /> <br />Donations in memory of Gwen, may be made to the Windsor Elms Village Chaplaincy Fund or a charity of one&rsquo;s choice. <br /> <br />To add your condolences, click on &ldquo;Contribute&rdquo; <br /> <br /></div>