“Exemplary teacher” and “avid student” describe Emily well. Ever the consummate learner, throughout her teaching career she also furthered her own education while fulfilling her responsibilities as principal. She is fondly remembered by students from Tilley, New Denmark and Perth-Andover. In keeping with ‘who’ Emily was, a true teacher at heart, she also taught Sunday School, and served as Sunday School Superintendent for years at the Perth-Andover Wesleyan Church, as well as being an active board member for years. When DeVerne pursued his business venture, creating a boutique women's shop, “House of Emae” was born, honoring his mother ‘Emily Mae’. Many will always remember shopping House of Emae.
Emily, we know that Friday morning, your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ stretched His hand for you to come and you could not but answer his loving call. Though we will miss you, we’ll remember you fondly and know you are forever home, reunited with George, DeVerne, your baby boy and so many loved ones welcoming you, home in heaven forever.
Born on April 29, 1931 in Perth-Andover, N.B., Emily was the daughter of the late Harold and Gladys (Loose) Tatlock. She and her late husband, George DeMerchant, had two sons, DeVerne and an infant son, (both deceased). Emily had three sisters, Betty Dewitt and Lily Mockler, (both deceased), and is survived by her sister Lucy Smith of Grimsby, Ontario, her stepson, David Burrell (Viota) of Riverview, NB, three sisters-in-law, Roberta DeMerchant of Perth-Andover, NB, Dorothy DeMerchant of Ontario, and Marion DeMerchant of Florida, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Due to the restrictions imposed because of Covid-19, a private graveside service will be held at the Lerwick Cemetery. A more formal celebration of Emily's life will be held as soon as it becomes possible.
For those who wish, memorial donations to the Southern Victoria Cancer Assistance Fund would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover, NB.
Southern Victoria Cancer Assistance Fund