January 20, 1920 - January 9, 2020

DEVEAU (BABIN), Chantal Évangeline “Eva”

Born January 20, 1920

Mother to: Dianne (Donnie) Nickerson, Argyle, Simone (Phillip) Cooper, Antigonish, and Joan (The Late Gerald) Tufts, Meteghan.

Eva, 99 years and 11 months, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2020 in Yarmouth Regional Hospital surrounded by family and caring staff.

A daughter of the late Jim and Rose Anne (Comeau) Babin, she was the last living sibling. Besides her daughters, she is remembered fondly by her 7 grandchildren, Yvelle (Timmy) Tufts-Comeau, Liette (David) Deveau, Adrien (Monique) Tufts, Melanie (Dave) Telka, Lana (Colin) Boyd, Meghan (Joel) Nickerson, and Devan (Amy) Nickerson; 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-granddaughters.

We will always remember our mom who inspired us by making our world a better place with her perseverance, wisdom, compassion and faith.

As a teacher, in the one room school house in Briar Lake, she continued to share knowledge, coach, encourage, counsel, and make us believers in dreams.

In her later days at Foyer Celeste, you would never find her without her rosary in hand, reminding us to pray for others less fortunate than us.

Our mom joined our father, her loving husband, Eddie Deveau, in heaven along with three children who passed away shortly after birth as well as her son-in- law, Gerald Tufts.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph and Fred Babin; sisters, Beatrice and Sr. Estelle Babin (Petite Soeur de La Sainte Famille), Evelyn Penney and Clara Saulnier.

I, will forever miss asking her how to make her favorite recipes and celebrating Christmases with her.


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