Obituary for Fannie Estabrooks
Born in Sackville, New Brunswick, Fannie Mae Estabrooks (nee Towse) passed away peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces in Oshawa under the loving care of the dedicated health care providers. In her 91st year, she was the supportive wife of the late Irvine Archibald Estabrooks, and beloved mother of Warren Estabrooks (Pierre-Roch Cote) of Toronto, and James Estabrooks (Cynthia Estabrooks) of Bethlehem, PA. She was the devoted grandmother of David Estabrooks of Temple Terrace, Fl., and Michael Estabrooks (Sarah Thomson) of Lansdale, PA, and loving aunt, great aunt, and great - great aunt to her extended family of nephews and nieces whom she adored. She was the daughter of the late Vita and Wylder Towse of Sackville and sister of Alice Steeves of Halifax, NS, and the late Jean Ward of Amherst, NS.
Fannie Mae was caring, giving and unassuming, and she worked endlessly and quietly to support her family, many charities and many causes including the Women’s Auxiliary of Local 222, and Harmony Road Baptist Church. She was an advocate of the freedoms and rights of the LGBT community.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hillsdale Terraces for the care and love they extended to her each and every day over the last two years and in particular during her final journey.
A celebration of life will be held in the spring at the Local 222 Union Hall.
Donations in her memory may be made to Harmony Road Baptist Church, Oshawa, Ontario, or to a charity of choice.
Fannie Mae’s ashes will be laid to rest beside her parents, sister and husband in Sackville, New Brunswick.