Cora Helena Brown

Female 1924 - 2020  (96 years)


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  • Name Cora Helena Brown 
    Born 1924  Bishopville, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Aug 2020  Hants Co., Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • ETTER (Brown), Cora Helena

      A shining light has been extinguished. Cora Helena Etter (Brown), of Shubenacadie/Belnan, passed away on August 19, 2020. Born in Bishopville near Hantsport in 1924, she was the daughter of late James and Cora Brown. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Malcolm Etter; second husband, Walter Withrow; brothers, Arthur, Acil, Jimmie, Avery; and sisters, Shirley and Phyllis. She was the last surviving member of her family. Cora was an active member of Shubenacadie United Church, and taught Sunday school and Explorers. She was a Charter Member of the East Hants Historical Society, East Hants Chamber of Commerce and a founding member of the Shubenacadie Tinshop Museum. Cora graduated from Provincial Teachers College in Truro and then the Maritime College of Pharmacy as a Certified Pharmacy Clerk and with her husband Mac they operated the Shubenacadie Drug Store and Elmsdale Pharmacy. She later opened Stewiacke Pharmacy and over the next number of years she operated many businesses and assisted many other women entrepreneurs. Cora pursued her interest in politics and public affairs all her life and served as Municipal Councillor in East Hants representing Shubenacadie for almost 20 years and was elected as MLA for Hants East in the Nova Scotia Legislature in 1984. Cora was one of the first women to be inducted into the Atlantic Business Women’s Hall of Fame and in 1993 was honoured by the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, as the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award. After Cora retired from business she continued to volunteer, travel and spent time with her family. Away from public view she helped many others. Cora firmly believed that there was no limit to what women could achieve. She will be remembered as an incredible woman whose entire life changed when she was widowed at age 47. She played a difficult hand very well. We will always miss you Mother. A private family-only burial will take place on Thursday, August 27th and a public celebration of life will take place in Shubenacadie United Church in September.
    Person ID I14372  Hantsport Families
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2020 

    Father James Arthur Brown,   b. Abt 1891, Newville, Cumberland, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Cora Amanda Vaughan,   b. 3 Aug 1892, Halfway River, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1979  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1915  Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F2568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Malcolm Etter 
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F5014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Walter Withrow 
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F5015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S38] The Chronicle Herald, 22 Aug 2020.

    2. [S2009] Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics, (website), Registration Year: 1915 - Book: 1824 - Page: 176 - Number: 138.