Obituary of Annie Caroline Manley
MANLEY - Annie Caroline (Sanford), aged 90, of East Noel passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at CEHHC, Truro on February 3, 2018 after a brief illness. Annie was born on January 4, 1928 in Cheverie to the late Cliff and Edna (Smith) Sanford, and grew up in Walton. She started teaching at the young age of 16, marrying and moving to East Noel shortly afterward. She lived her life there, raising her family and making music – the two loves of her life. A self-taught musician, Annie played regularly to dances in her younger years and continued right into her early 80's. She instilled this love of music in all of her children, the older ones joining her on stage once they learned an instrument or displayed vocal ability. Annie loved her family unconditionally. She was our rock. We will miss her gentle, loving ways, her guidance, and her amazing sense of humour. Annie is survived by her daughter, Mary Bond (Darrell), East Noel; son Jack (Mary), Bible Hill; son and primary caregiver, Fred, East Noel; and daughter-in-law, Maxine Manley, Lower Selma. Annie’s family had five generations. She was the proud grandmother of Brenda Bond (Gordon Rines), Riverside Corner; Jackie d'Entremont (Marc), Moose Jaw, SK; Bill Bond, East Noel; and adopted grandson Roary Manley, Bible Hill; great grandmother to Evan d'Entremont (Celia), Elmsdale and Danielle d'Entremont, Moose Jaw, SK; great great grandmother to Farah d'Entremont, Moose Jaw, SK; Clark d'Entremont, Elmsdale, and Ava Feder d'Entremont, Newmarket, ON. She is also survived by her sisters, Jean Neuman, Comox, BC; June Card (Charlie) and Barb Gould (Malcolm), both of Falmouth, NS. Besides her parents, Annie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Fred; brothers Bill and Danny Sanford; sister Phyllis (Sanford) Johannes; son, Cliff Manley; and great grandson Adam d'Entremont. As per Annie's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place; a private family burial will take place at a later date. The family would like to thank Dr. Jan Sommers, nursing staff on 2E, especially Courtney, Katie, Julia, and Cindy, Carla from Social Work, and John Gatto from Palliative Care for their compassionate care over the last week. Rev. Natalie Buchanan-Rutherford provided spiritual guidance and words of comfort. The First Responders of the Noel & District Volunteer Fire Dept. and EHS also deserve our heartfelt thanks. All of you made a difficult time much easier. The care provided by the VON homecare team and nurses during the last two years allowed Annie to remain at home until the end, exactly as she wished – for this, we are forever grateful. To our extended family and friends – your thoughtfulness and acts of kindness during this process are appreciated more than you can know. Donations in memory of Annie may be made to Noel Cemetery Fund. C/o Bev Patterson, 5264 Hwy 215, East Noel, RR#1 Maitland, N.S. BON 1TO. Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 354, Kennetcook, ph-1-902-362-2440 or please visit our website at www.allenfh.ca to sign the guest book and send private condolences.