Emma Purdy

Emma Ruth Purdy

Monday, July 30th, 1934 - Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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Purdy, Emma Ruth, age 85 , Passed away on June 16,2020 in The Meadows Home for Special Care , Born in South Ohio she was the daughter of the late Amos and Ruth (Fletcher) Ryerson. Emma worked at the Cotton mill from 1968 until its closure in 1991. When working at the cotton Mill she enjoyed bowling with the Mill team. She was a strong woman who would stand up for her rights. Emma enjoyed gardening, planting trees and family suppers. Emma is survived by her son Greg (Cary Porter) Purdy, Yarmouth; Daughter in law Cathy Purdy; Sister Amy (Garth) Mood; Grand children Melanie Purdy and Tara (Charles) Muise; Great grandchildren Cindel, Bria and Kain. Besides her parents she was predeceased by husband Robert Purdy; Sons Robert Purdy Jr and Amos Purdy in infancy; Sister Irene Hamilton. A special thank you to niece Carmen Crowell for all you have done for Emma, to the nurses of Roseway Hospital, Villa Acadienne and The Meadows Home for Special care for the care given to Emma. Funeral arrangement have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Yarmouth. As per Emma’s wishes no visitation or Funeral service will take place. Donation in memory can be made to Nova Scotia Women’s Choice Clinic or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guestbook on-line at
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Iris muise

Posted at 11:21am
Emma had the abilty to maintain that beautiful smile in the midst of being wilder than a wet hen..her back door was always open..her back- step "words of wisdom" were heard and often heeded..she loved her flowers.... her and Dow took the kids and i under their wings on many occasions ..i know she is at peace now ..❤iris,soliterre and morrell

Paul Duncan

Posted at 09:55am
So sorry to hear of Emma's passing,, she sure was a wonderful lady, My condolences to Greg and the family.

Sueann Deveau

Posted at 04:34pm
Always remember her and her husband in the garden in the summer time. She was a very lovely lady. R.I.P

david trefry

Posted at 03:52pm
i workked with emma in the weave room for 6 years,,we got along very well.she was a very nice women

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