Theresa Harding

Obituary of Theresa Harding

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HARDING (HOWSE), Theresa Avora 77, of Upper Granville, Annapolis Co., died suddenly on Friday, September 17, 2010, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born August 30, 1933, in Victoria Beach, Annapolis Co., she was a daughter of the late Bernard "Bo" and Clara (Everett) Taylor. Avora was always happiest when helping others, whether it was a sick friend, an injured animal or a customer. She was a familiar helping hand to people in Bridgetown, where she worked for 27 years at Stedman's Department Store on the main street and later at the nearby Bruce's Shoe Store. Cats, flowers and birds had one thing in common at her home, they were all loved and tenderly cared for by Avora. Home and family were the center of her life. She cherished the two partners with whom she shared her life, Floyd Johnson Howse, her husband of 51 years, and Cyril "Cy" Harding, whom she married in 2007. She liked nothing better than to have her children, grandsons, nieces, nephews and all her family at her kitchen table to be treated with her wonderful pies, cookies and cinnamon buns, or a great fish chowder. She drew strength from her faith and Church through life's troubles, and was a caring wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend for others in times of need. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Bessie Agnus Taylor; her husband, Floyd; her grandson, Samuel William Johnson Howse. She is survived by her husband, Cyril; children, Bob (Jan) Howse, Halifax; Theresa (Harold) Kennedy, Enfield; grandson, Joe Howse, Halifax; sister, Joan (Frank) Harris, Deep Brook, Annapolis Co.; brother, Bernie, Edmonton, Alta; nephew, Bruce; nieces, Brenda, Joy, Jill, Susan, Patricia and Samantha; stepchildren, Michael, Bonnie, Brian and Shelly. Visitation will be in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown, 7 to 9 p.m. today, September 19. Memorial service will be in Bridgetown Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Bridgetown Baptist Church or your local animal shelter Online condolences may be sent to
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