Friday, November 17, 2006

Louise (Van Tassel) McKeil (Stephen John)

Gerald and Dorothy (McKeil) Parsons
We are sorry about the passing of Gerald Parsons on the 13 Nov 2006. May God give Dorothy the strength to mend the hurt that she is going though

Children of Louise (Van Tassel) McKeil
Evelyn McKeil, Louise (Van Tassel) McKeil, Sandra McKeiland Dorothy (Parsons) McKeil, children of Louise 2nd from left the daughter of Stephen John & Maria Elizabeth Van Tassel of Digby, NS.

Posted by Picasa Louise (Van Tassel) McKeil Born 4 Feb 1910 - Sept 27, 2004
She passed away at the young age of 94 in Gloucester Regional Hospital, Truro, NS. She was the daughter of the late Stephen John and Elizabeth (Weagle) Van Tassel. Her first husband Jack Maxwell was lost at sea . They had two daughters - Jean (Donald) Bourgeois, Windsor Junction; Edith Dunn, Ontario; sons - Dennis Maxwell, Ontario; Harry Maxwell, Halifax; John Red Maxwell (deceased) and two sons who died in infancy. She remarried 1 Sept 1943 to Jack McKeil born 19 Aug 1899, died 2 Jun 1976. They had three children Dorothy Mae born 11 May 45 who was a twin. She married 17 Dec 1966 to Gerald Wilbert Parsons born 6 Dec 1946. They had 4 children, two sons and two daughters. Sherry Ann (Parsons) Burke born 20 May 1967, has two sons and a daughter; Bonnie Marie (Parsons)Alber born 19 March 1968 and has one son Jordon Bradley born 23 April 1990; Clayton Harris born 6 March 1967 and has one son; Gerald Jason born 20March 1973 and has one daughter and two sons.Evelyn Diane twin to Dorothy born 11 May 1945, had one child Clayton Dooly and resides in Quebec. The other sister Sandra Vivian born 20 Jan 1944 (nicknamed Pidge) lived with her grandmother and after her demise is now living with her sister Dorothy in Truro, NS. Louise was predeceased by her husband Jack Maxwell, her second husband Clayton McKeil, son John Red Maxwell and two sons in infancy. She was buried in Lower Selma-Noel Shore Cemetery, Lower Selma , NS.

1 comment:

Kim MacSmith said...

Louise van tassel is my great grandmother I'm the granddaughter of John Red Maxwell. I'm looking to get more information about my great grandfather Jack Maxwell who was lost at sea? I have heard he was a merchant marine?? No death certificate that I can find in NS or burial place. Louise's children went into orphanages after their father's death. Any help would be great.