Long-time Harbour farmer Emily Tripp passes

FITZROY HARBOUR – Emily Tripp was a long-time Fitzroy Harbour farmer who loved sports, loved her community and loved her husband, a union that lasted more than 73 years.

Emily passed away in her 98th year on Saturday, June 13.

Emily was athletic and loved sports, especially her Blue Jays. She was a talented musician, who loved listening or dancing to it, and most of all, playing. She spent considerable time teaching music and has many younger relatives who are now established and popular musicians.

“A nurse, farmer, volunteer, good neighbour, baker, excellent cook, craftsperson (knitting, sewing, quilting) and homemaker – she excelled at pretty much everything she tried,” her family wrote in her obituary. “She thrived in her church and her community. She was warm, real and lots of fun.”

Emily and her husband Mervyn recently celebrated their 73rd anniversary at the Country Haven Long-Term Care home in Almonte on May 25 and West Carleton Online was there to cover it.

“We never criticized each other,” Emily’s husband Mervyn told West Carleton Online of their union’s incredible longevity at the anniversary party. “We went out together, we did everything together.”

A private funeral service was held Friday June 19 at the Boyce Funeral Chapel in Arnprior. To read Emily’s obituary, click here.