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Emily Vina Pike

Corner Brook, NL It is with great sadness that the family of the late Emily Vina Pike announce her passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 in her 86th year. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories
Corner Brook, NL It is with great sadness that the family of the late Emily Vina Pike announce her passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 in her 86th year. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband, Cyril Pike of 65 years; her sons: Clyde (Clarice) of Steady Brook, NL, Kevin (Debbie) of Pugwash, NS, and Brian of Dartmouth, NS; surviving spouse of Roger, Lori Brown of Ontario; her grandchildren: Gregory Pike of Steady Brook, NL, Christie Pike (Ben Hoogendoorn) of Squamish, BC, Mandy (Dan) Spry of Halifax, NS, Amber (Garrett) Festerling of Mannheim, Germany, and Adam Pike (Allyssa Wells) of Corner Brook, NL, and Kristen Janes of Ottawa, ON; her great-grandchildren: Evelyn Spry, Jakob Spry, Ruby Festerling, Kensley Wells-Pike, and McKenna Wells-Childs; her brothers and sisters: Isabel (Alfred) Pretty of Dildo, NL, brother Albert (Greta) Newhook of Corner Brook, NL, Margaret Mercer of Blaketown, NL, Raymond (Maxine) Newhook of Old Shop, NL, Bruce (Laura) Newhook of Old Shop, NL; her brother-in-law Eric (Adeline) Pike of Whitby, ON; and also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Emily was predeceased by her mother and father: Albert and Elsie Newhook; her son Roger; her brother Leroy (Kathleen); her sister Rita (Melvin) Mercer; her brother-in-law George Mercer her parents-in-law: James and Margaret Pike. At Emily’s request, cremation has taken place. Visitation for family and friends will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 2018 from the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12th, 2018 at the Salvation Army Temple at 2 pm with Majors Frank and Rita Pittman officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Patricia. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted and/or memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army Temple Memorial Fund or the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care. The family guestbook may be signed by visiting www.country-haven.ca. In her teens, Emily left Old Shop, Trinity Bay and moved to Corner Brook. She thoroughly enjoyed working at the hospital and always said that she would have loved to be a nurse. It wasn’t long before her high-school sweetheart, Cyril, followed her and shortly after, they were married. Between them they created a happy and loving household for their 4 boys. Emily, probably a bit ahead of her time, took charge of the family finances and made sure everything ran shipshape, was spic and span, and that no one did without. As anyone can tell you, Emily was happiest when her loved ones were gathered around her table enjoying food that she had prepared. Everyone was made welcome in her home. Although she could turn her hand to most anything, she was truly a fantastic baker and cook... but it has to be said that her pies were simply second to none. For all their married life, Emily and Cyril looked forward to going camping. Emily would have everything packed in the trailer so they could take off as soon as Cyril got home from work. In the early years, they piled into a tent with the boys but eventually they moved up to the comfort of a travel trailer. Once the boys grew up, they found the perfect spot at Father Kelly’s Pit. They loved their 40+ years there with friends, new and old. Many a time we heard that “Mom and Dad were headed up to Birchy.” They spent many days boating across the lake, fishing, picking berries and having boil ups with friends. Those were happy times for sure. In later years, they also became members of the Pasadena Seniors club, where Emily was known to shoot more than a few “bulls.” They loved the fun, the pot lucks and the camaraderie this group offered. Emily had a genuine spark for life, with an infectious laugh. She loved a good joke told around the campfire. Emily strived to live a good life, as the Lord would have wanted, and was kind to all. She was a long-time member of the Salvation Army Home League Ladies and was faithful to the beliefs of her church. A gracious lady, Emily will be deeply missed by her loving husband Cyril, her children and their families, as well as all who knew her. Tim McGraw recently wrote a song called “Humble and Kind.” The words are very much how Emily lived her life: Hold the door, say please, say thank-you Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie I know you got mountains to climb but Always stay humble and kind.

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