EDITH MAY WEAVER Born May 1896 Died 1980 Came to Canada in 1906
Edith May (Weaver) Pearson was born in May 1896, the daughter of Thomas and Nellie (Quiney) Weaver, Birmingham England. Upon the death of her mother, Edith entered the Middlemore Home where she resided for eight months. Here, she received ample care.
Edith came to Canada in 1906 with her belongings packed in a “Little Brown Trunk”. Her brother William remained in England. She soon lost contact with him.
Edith told a story about arriving in Saint John, being met by a man with a long beard. She was afraid of him so she spent three days with this man’s sister before going to Midland, NB. This was where she was to spend the next two years. Edith was moved to Highfield where she made her home with the Ward family, Margaret, Jimmie and Wilbur, a sister and two brothers. Here she was treated as a family member.
In 1917, she married Joseph Pearson and raised a family of four, Jim, Hazel, Mary and Reta. In 1938, she became a widow with the youngest child being only eleven months of age.
Family came first in her life. Being accustomed to lots of hard work, Edith carried on the family farm with the help of older family members. In 1946, she moved to Apohaqui, where she resided until her death in 1980.
Our Mom did not talk much about her early childhood, leaving her family behind in England and coming to a strange Country of complete strangers. However she did share a few details, always focusing on the positive. We were blessed to call her Mom