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Emma Diana Pender


Emma Diana Pender

Pender, Emma Diana, 70, of Bible Hill, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mildred (Roode) Doyle. Diana worked as an LPN for over 40 years and retired from the Colchester Regional Hospital. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. After the passing of her beloved daughter, Heather, in 2011, she was honoured to raise Cameron as one of her own. She loved talking on the phone and spending time with her family, collecting snowmen, doing crossword puzzles, shopping and getting the best bargains possible. Diana was a very private, hardworking and resilient person who always put others first. She is survived by her daughter, Tricia (Mike) Livingston, Fredericton, NB; son, David (Kelli) Pender, Quispamsis, NB; grandchildren, Cameron, Cole, and Ben Pender, Brooke and Kate Livingston; beloved dog, Zoe; former husband, Ian Pender; siblings, Marlyn (Ron) Wolfe, Norma (Marshall) Frizzell, Arthur "Butch" (Nancy) Doyle, all of Bible Hill, Phillip Doyle, Ottawa, Shelley (Kent) Archibald, Valley; and close friend Susan Dennis. She was predeceased by her daughter, Heather Pender; brothers, William "Bill", Keith "Sonny", and Donald "Duck" Doyle. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro, from where the visitation will be held from 2 – 4 pm on Saturday, September 15, and from where the funeral service will be held at 12 pm on Sunday, September 16 with Rev. Joe Lucas officiating. A reception will follow at the funeral home and a private family interment will take place at the Bible Hill Cemetery. Donations in Diana’s memory may be made to the IWK, The Children’s Wish Foundation or to a charity of choice. Private messages of condolence can be sent to the family by viewing Diana’s obituary and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:


Service Date
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Service Time
12 pm
Service Location
Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro

Sep 15, 2018
Visitation Time
2 - 4 pm
Visitation Location
Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro

Burial Date
Sep 16, 2018
Burial Time
Private family interment
Burial Location
Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill NS

Requested Charity
IWK, The Children’s Wish Foundation or to a charity of choice.