It is with great sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing our mother, Edith ‘Edie’ Marie (Antinello) Fifield, on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, surrounded by her family. It gives us peace to know that mom is now reunited with our dad, Alvin, who was the love of her life.

Mom was the strongest, most selfless person. Family was everything. Her love for us knew no boundaries.  Mom took care of every one of us…always. She was at her happiest when our family was together, while she served up her lasagna, or a pot of spaghetti with apple pie and her famous chocolate chip cookies.   We were so fortunate to have had the whole family together this past summer. We have a lifetime of beautiful memories and lots of laughter that we will cherish forever.

Edie was born in Whitney Pier where she and Dad raised our family.  She was a devoted mother, who returned to work when her children got older.  She worked at Hudson’s Bay, then at the Whitney Credit Union where she stayed until her retirement.

Mom loved to be surrounded by people.  She had a love for travel, a good shopping trip, afternoons at the casino, and a friendly game of cards and Rummoli.

Mom is survived by her three children, Susan (Lee) Stewart, Wayne (Paula) Fifield, Debra (Geoff) MacLeod, all of Sydney; the pride of her life, her grandchildren,  Christopher (Chantell) Stewart, PEI, Megan (Alex) Illar, Pittsburgh, Brandon (Katie) Stewart, Sydney, Benjamin and Nicholas MacLeod, Sydney, Faith Pyke, Sydney;  great grandchildren, Fiona Stewart, Norah and Barret Illar; siblings, Jeanette (Walter) Chapman, Sydney; Joseph (Barbara) Antinello, Hamiliton, Elizabeth Chambers,  Massachusetts, Eric (Carol) Antinello, Hamilton; her cherished niece, Lisa (Stephen) Leblanc, Sydney; her lifelong friend, Simon (Helen) Dodick, Sydney and Kim MacNeil, Sydney, who she loved dearly.

Mom was predeceased by our dad, Alvin; our grandparents, Joseph and Mary Jane Antinello and her brother, James (Sally) Antinello.

Our family would like to thank all of mom’s caregivers, from City Homemakers, the VON, Palliative Care and all of her ever-thoughtful friends and neighbors.

Mom, thank you for all the laughs, and unconditional love.  Thank you for being there for us when you couldn’t even be there for yourself.  Thank you for persevering every day, for wearing a smile on your face throughout your pain.  Until we meet again, we love you.

Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Edith Fifield will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 4 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.

For those unable to attend, Live Streaming will be available on our website.

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Donations in memory of Edie may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Online Condolences

Wish you all the strength, peace and hope you want at this time. Your mom was a beautiful person inside and out. Her smile could and did light up every room she entered. Know that Tom and I are thinking of you all.
From:  Wilma Pyke

Debbie, Jeff, Ben, Nicholas n family – I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Sending hugs n love your way!
From:  Tammy Marshe

Our sincere condolences to Susan and her family, it was a pleasure to have know Edith over the years, our prayers and thoughts are with all of you, R.I.P.
From:  Darlene and francis rozicki

I was saddened to read of Edie’s passing. My condolences to her children and all her family – I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
From:  Phyllis Rudderham

Very sorry to hear of Edie’s passing. Our condolences to the family and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:  Nicholette & Stan MacLellan

My condolences to Edie’s family. She was a beautiful lady who always had a laugh to share.
From:  Anna Doolan

So sorry to learn of Edie’s passing ~ my sincere condolences to her family. Edie was a very personable
Lady. RIP Edie.
From:  Barbara Currie

Wayne & Family,
So sorry to learn about the passing of your mother. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
From:  Dawn & Pat Donovan

Sorry Debbie to hear about your mother. You will always have her in your heart all your life time. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.
From:  Kym Mac Leod