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Anna Louise Cote (nee. Rattray)


Anna Louise Cote (nee. Rattray)


It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the Cote family announce the passing of Anna Louise Cote on March 26 2024. Louise passed peacefully in her sleep at Beach Grove Nursing Home in Charlottetown PEI. She was 93. As per her request, there will be no funeral, but a Celebration of Life will be held at Hennessey Cutcliffe Funeral Home in Charlottetown on Monday, April 15, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Louise leaves behind her husband of 70 years, John Henry Cote, her 3 children – Lisa MacDonald (Danny), Diane, Bob Cote (Doreen), 7 grandchildren – Craig (Emily), Krista (Justin), Brad (Amanda), John (Amanda), Melinda, Michael, Shawn (Melanie) and 13 Great Grandchildren – Aiden, Maggy, Elizabeth, Samantha, Rylee, Emily, Anna, Lyla, Macayla, Paisley, Piper, Dillon and Mia.

Louise is survived by brother Doug and sister Valma.

Louise grew up in a family of 11; her parents were Emma and Harry Rattray of Hazel Hill, Nova Scotia and her siblings were Arthur, Douglas, Edith, Eira, Flora, Hutton, Jack and Valma. Louise lived in the small village of Hazel Hill, NS and went to school in the town of Canso, 3 kms away. They all enjoyed a carefree and fun-filled childhood and once Louise graduated, she took on the job of school teacher for grades 1-6, in the 1-room schoolhouse there, with just a wood stove for heat in the 1940’s. She then left for Winnipeg at the age of 19 to join the Canadian Air Force as a Wren. It was at a military function that Louise met her future husband, John Henry Cote, and they married in 1953 in Quebec City, and stayed happily married for over 70 years.

They traveled many times across Canada with her husband’s job in the Canadian Military, and so they were able to meet numerous people, many who remained good friends throughout the years.

Louise loved to be a homemaker and she was a great cook and baker and looked forward to getting out each Saturday evening for Square Dancing fun and socializing with their many friends. She made numerous matching outfits for their Square Dancing events as well as other dress-up functions over the years and took great joy in these beautiful creations.

Louise loved to spend time puttering away at all types of crafts, quilting, sewing Raggedy Anne Dolls, card-making, Christmas ornaments and composing poetry. She also loved walking on the beach and beach-combing, swimming, going for drives and picnics, spending time with her family, gardening, and she especially enjoyed her ice cream cones on a hot day!

Louise was well-loved and had excellent care in Beach Grove Nursing home in Charlottetown PEI during the last few years of her life. She had a beautiful smile (as testified by the nurses at Beach Grove) and had a wonderful, caring friend there by the name of Stuart. Thank you so much Stuart and thank you so much Beach Grove nurses and staff for your daily supportive care!

Louise was loved by all who met her and she will be greatly missed. The hole in our hearts will never be filled, but we know that she will be creating crafts, making friends and walking the beaches in her next life. Until we can all be together again Mom.…. have fun!

Your loving family.

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Monday, April 15, 2024
Visitation Time
1-3 p.m.
Visitation Location
Funeral Home