Unity Chapter #35mourns the passing of Sister Della Coburn

Sister Della Marie (Thomas) Coburn
Della Marie (Thomas) Coburn in her 96th year, Della M. Coburn of Harvey, NB passed away on February 2, 2024 at Wauklehegan Manor. She was born on October 13, 1928 at Brockway, NB, a daughter of the late Delbert and Annie (Kingston) Thomas.
Della became a Charter Member of Unity Chapter No.35, Order of Eastern Star on Nov 27th, 1951 (72 years ago). In 1967 she was installed as the Worthy Matron and shared the East with Allison Knowlton and in 1983 she received a Grand Representative Commission to the Grand Chapter of Kansas.
Delle was an active member of the Knox Presbyterian Church and she enjoyed bowling, jigsaw puzzles, painting and puzzle books. She began her working career as a school teacher and later was employed with Canada Post.
She is survived by her daughters, Rayma Bernard (Denzil) and Cheryl Main (Jeff); seven grandchildren, Roger Nason (Patti), Robert Nason (Larisa), Danny Nason (Jaime), Patrick Bernard (Julie), Peter Bernard (Laura), Stacey Williamson (Derek) and Billy Kitchen (Amber); great grandchildren, Tori, Violet, Tyler, Aaron, Colby, Ryder, Justin (Lisa), Ryan (Tiffany), Rachel (Jared), Cassidy, Natalie (Parker), Jorja, Zachary, Ethan, Eva, Faith, Gracie, Owen and Karah; great great grandchildren, Auston, Charlotte, Blake, Avery, Sawyer, Lauren Della and Ian; a sister-in-law Carolyn Coburn (late Gordon); several nieces and nephews.
Della was predeceased by her parents; her husband Cecil Coburn, a daughter Anna Nason (late Dean); a sister Dorothy Oliver (late Earl); a granddaughter-in-law, Tabatha Kitchen, a sister-in-law, Thelma Henry (late George) and a brother-in-law, Milford Coburn (late Myrtle).
Visiting hours were held at Swan Funeral Chapel, 1826 Route 3, Harvey Station, NB on Sunday from 3 to 7 pm. Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 5, 2024 at 2 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2412 Route 3, Harvey, NB with Rev. Anne Boudreau officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Cherry Mountain Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested donations in memory of Della to the PCD Foundation, Knox Presbyterian Church or Wauklehegan Manor.

“Another book is closed
Her busy hands are still
Her gentle smile has ceased to shine
A life of grace fulfilled.”