We, the family regret to announce the passing of our beloved mother, Idella Best, age 74, on Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Sydney, Idella was the daughter of the late Harold and Annabell (Gero) Kirton.
Idella was a mother to Kim, Whitfield, Robert and Missy. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary, Joyce, Julie, Lena, Allistar, Wanda and Annabell; father of her children, Whitfield Best; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Idella was predeceased by her sister, Charlotte and brothers, Alonzo and Eleazor.
Mom’s whole life was her family. She was an active member of St. Philips African Orthodox Church, Whitney Pier. She loved church bingo, darts and aerobic fitness classes. She enjoyed going for breakfast and day trips with her friends especially, Friday grocery shopping with her sister. Mommy’s biggest joy was spending time with family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation for the late Idella Best will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. in St. Philips African Orthodox Church, Whitney Pier, with Patriarch Vincent Waterman officiating. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 128, Whitney Pier. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date.
Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, hospital staff and friends who provided special care to our beloved mother during her time of need.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Idella may be made to St. Phillips African Orthodox Church, Altar Guild.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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My heartfelt condolences to the Best Family in the passing of their mother, Idella. She was such a nice and loving person and always smiling. Her beauty shone through her family .
From: Victor Tomiczek
Words will never express what you and your family are feeling at difficult time like this, so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family
From: Donna French
Many wonderful memories, growing up in Whitney Pier of Della & Family. Sending our deepest sympathy at this time.
A.F.F.A. Doddy & Bobby Keel (Truro) Hollohan Robert & Nick Keel ( Edmonton) "Whitney Pier"
Lena and Family, sorry to hear about Idella, Keeping you and yours in our Thoughts and Prayers. God Bless Wendy and James
My deepest condolences to the Best and the Kirton families on the loss of your Mom, sister, Grandmother and friend..RIP Della, RIP
From: Carol Ann Marsman
Kim, Kendall and the Best family. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. Take care; Debbie, Bryant, Jennifer and Kevin Cormier
On behalf of my wife, Sonja, family, the officers and members of Tracadie United Baptist Church, I send heart felt christian sympathy, to the family, friends and the many acquaintances, of the late Adella Best. We will hold all of you in our prayers, remember in your time of sorrow draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to all of you, may the love, grace and peace of GOD our heavenly Father, fill your sad hearts with his everlasting joy. Sincerely; Deacon Alonzo Reddick
Kim, Whitfiels and Families Sincere condolence on the passing of Idella. She will be missed greatly. She is at the Lord's side now.
From: Raymond Ettienne
We celebrate with you on Idella's Homegoing. May The God of all Comfort be with you at this time.
From: Valerie Crawford. Sons, Darrell & Kerry (Toronto)
Kim...Whitfield..Robert...and Missy...I am so sad to hear of your mom's passing...God has gained another angel....Your mom was so cheerful and time she stopped to talk ...she greeted everyone with open arms and was loved by all in the younger years she was like a second mom to my brothers, Scott, Tracey, Brent and Trevor ...her meals were always so good....Sorry i can't be there but know my heart is with all of you.
Love Wendy Burke and Family
Remembering her wonderful gentle soul that will remain in our hearts RIP. My most sincere condolences.
From: Chester Borden Jr.
Kim, Whitfield and Family, We are saddened to hear of Della's passing. May she rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless. Hugs Gwen and Greg