Obituary of Melinda Ettie Abbott
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beautiful Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, E. Melinda Brown Abbott (nee Hiscock), who passed away at Pleasant View Towers on January 17, 2023 at the age of 92 with her children by her side.
Melinda is predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Eleanor Hiscock, her husband Jesse Clarence Brown, father of her children, her eldest daughter, Judy Yvonne Cochrane, her second husband Chesley R. Abbott, her brother Wilbert (Carrie) Hiscock, Sisters Bertha Hiscock, Frances (Edward) Follett, Clara (Ron) Milley, Rose (Harry) Head, and Emma (Frank) Chaulk.
Leaving to mourn with wonderful memories are her brother, Donald Hiscock, her children Leonard (Christine) Ontario, Don (Janet) St. John’s, Sharon (Valerie) Mount Pearl, Barbara, and Ernest (Marian) in Paradise as well as Son-in-Law Bill Cochrane, St. John's. Grandchildren David (Amy) Cochrane, Steve Cochrane, Kerrie (Mark) Bragg, Krista (Matt) Petch, Karen (Neil – deceased) Paquette, Nikola Allen, Melissa Glavine and Scott Brown. Great Grandchildren Nathaniel, Malcolm, Owen, Billy, Leo Jude, Jesse, Blake, Alexis, Abigayle and Jack as well as nieces and nephews.
Melinda grew up in Grand Beach and married Jesse Brown. Together, they raised six children in Port au Bras. In later life, after the death of her first husband, Melinda married Chesley Abbott. All who knew Melinda knew that she was a very strong woman. She dearly loved her children, and she considered them her greatest accomplishment. She always put them first. For them, she was a strong advocate and a fierce defender. She was a marvelous cook, and could put a taste on anything. All were welcomed at her table. If she knew someone needed a meal, she ensured they were fed. She never wanted to see anyone hungry, including any animals that would wander their way up to her house. Melinda had a very kind heart. She was also very witty. Being in her company was always entertaining. She also had a wonderful sense of style and it was important to her that she was properly put together whenever she went through the door. She loved getting dressed in her finest and putting her makeup on. Throughout her life, Melinda gave a lot of her time to community organizations and she thoroughly enjoyed every moment. She was a member of the Burin Peninsula Ladies Auxiliary, Seniors Resource Center and the Masons and Shriners. She always loved a game of bingo and was later introduced to cards. She enjoyed competing and more importantly she loved winning.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Staff at Pleasant View Towers, Clare Penton NP, Dr. Patel, Dr Essaji, Kristan King RNBN, Candy Cheung RNBN, and all the staff at 3SW for their professionalism and kindness. A thank you to special friends Harry and Olive Brown, Emma Kennedy, Mary Dibbon and Connie Heffernan all who gave Melinda support through her difficult times. As well, a thank you to her friends and the staff at Karwood Retirement Center.
Melinda will be waking at Serenity Funeral Home in Burin. Visitation will take place
on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 2 – 4 PM and 6 – 8 PM. On Sunday, January 22, 2023, 2 – 4 PM and 6 – 8 PM.
Funeral Services on Monday, January 23 at 2 PM at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church with interment to follow at St. Andrew’s Anglican Cemetery in Port au Bras. Mom dearly loved her garden and as such flowers are kindly accepted in her memory.
The most beautiful thing about her cannot be seen. It is not found in her measurements
Or the clothes that she wears. It’s in the depth of her thoughts,
content of her character, and the serenity of her soul
Morgan Richard Olivier
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home. We listen, we learn, we walk with you.