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Minerva Grace Holton

It is with regret we announce the passing of Minerva G. Holton, 84, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at The Moncton Hospital. Minerva was born in the beautiful Annapolis Valley and was a daughter of Elwin and May (Ernest) Lowe.

Minerva was a retired Cashier Supervisor with K-Mart with 13 ½ years’ service, retiring in May of 1987. She was a member of St. Philip’s Anglican Church and attended St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Minerva was a member of Frank H. Tingley #5 O.E.S. and held many offices, one being Worthy Matron. She was a former Grand representative to Wisconsin.

Minerva will be sadly missed by her husband of over 65 years, George Holton; children, Betty Rushton (Charlie), Lloyd Holton Sr. (Shelley), Stephen Holton, Bonnie MacBeath; cherished grandchildren, Lloyd Holton Jr. (Terri), Mark Holton, Tim Holton (Kelly Smith), Angela McNutt (Neil) and Ashley Holton; great grandchildren, Logan and Tori MacBeath, Riley Holton, Cole McNutt, Seanna LeBlanc-Holton and Skyler Holton. Minerva was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In honoring Minerva’s wishes, there will be no visitation hours or funeral service. Committal service will take place at St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Bridgetown, NS at a later date.

Arrangements under the professional care of Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995).

Memorials may be made to the Greater Moncton SPCA, Ostomy Canada Society, Canadian Cancer Society or a memorial of the donor’s choice. Online condolences at


Minerva won the Gread Comebacks award in 2006 and the Unsung Heroes award in 2004. Read the story here.

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