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September 8, 1928 - March 28, 2017
Way, Eileen May – age 88 of Dartmouth. It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Eileen May Way, our beloved, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt on March 28, 2017 in Bissett Court Enhanced Care in Cole Harbour with her daughters by her side. Born in Dartmouth she was the eldest child born to the late Peter and Minnie (Sheaves) Johnson. She married the love of her life the late Austin Way. Raising six children of her own she was a devoted wife and mother, her true passion was surrounding herself with children. She loved to go on road trips with her sisters and friends. Her most memorable trip was to Norway with her sisters to meet their father’s family. Surviving are her children, Douglas (Evelyn) Way, Kelona BC, Sharon (Frank) MacRae, Port Coquitlan BC, Nancy (Michael) Bezanson, East Chezzetcook, Margaret (James) Shand, Cole Harbour, Richard (Kathy) Way, Chezzetcook.; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; siblings, Peter Johnson, Bernice Warren, Diane (Ken) Joy; many nieces and nephews. She was also adorningly known as “Nanny Way” to 14 other children that she helped raise while working as a Nanny. She was predeceased by her husband, Austin; son James, brothers, Donald, John, Kenny, Douglas; sisters, Shirley Hatcher and Betty Eavis. Special thanks to the staff at Oakwood Terrace and a heartfelt appreciation to all the staff at Bissett Court who barely got to know Mom but were very compassionate and exceptional with her care. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held 2:30pm Sunday, April 2 in Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main Street. Reception to follow. Private family interment in Mount Herman Cemetery 1pm Monday. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Dartmouth Chapel)