The 1863 Lake Map. Lot 3. Source: Note Centerline Road is marked "Proposed Road"

Friday, February 17, 2012

Lila Mountain Squarebriggs


     Peacefully at the Maplewood Manor, Alberton, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, of Lila Mellicent Squarebriggs, beloved wife of the late Ralph Squarebriggs, age 95 years.
     Born in Alma, on Feb. 6, 1917, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Miriam Janetta (nee Horne) Mountain. Dear sister to Hattie (late James) Johnston of Summerside; Beth (Preston) Neil of North Milton; and Blanche (late Keith) Bowness of Alberton.
     She was predeceased by her sister, Muriel (late Jack) Nisbet of Saint John, N.B. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Resting at the Rooney Funeral Home, Alberton.
     Visiting hours Friday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral on Sunday Feb. 19, from the Gordon Memorial United Church, Alberton, at 2 p.m. Rev. Robert Lockhart officiating. Interment will later take place at the Montrose United Church Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorials to the Maplewood Manor Equipment Fund or to the Montrose United Church Restoration Fund would be gratefully appreciated.

Lila Mountain Squarebriggs Obituary appeared in the Journal Pioneer one year later.
     Friends and family were saddened to learn of the passing of Lila Squarebriggs at Maplewood Manor, Alberton on Feb. 15, 2012 at the age of 95 years.  Born in Alma on February 6, 1917 to her parents John E. and Janetta (Horne) Mountain.  She was a devoted daughter, loving sister and cherished aunt to 18 nieces and nephews.  With the exception of several winters in Halifax and Toronto, she lived in Alma, where she helped on the farm and took care of her parents in their later years.  Lila was a member of Montrose United Church, and a firm supporter where she held office in different capacities.  She was a life member of the U.C.W.  She married Ralph Squarebriggs on Nov. 16, 1984 and he moved to Alma.  He pre-deceased her in May 1994.  Lila moved to Alberton in 2004 and she and Blanche shared an apartment which she enjoyed.  About three years later she broke her hip and moved to Maplewood Manor where she was cared for by the loving staff.  She loved music and used to sing with several staff, especially Amazing Grace.  And she used to play the piano at the Manor for past time.  Lila loved to see friends drop in, and was always ready to share a cup of tea or a meal.

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