Nellie D. Grimmer
1926 - 2021
Nellie D. Grimmer
Visitation Information
Monday, November 22. 2021
Visitation Time
2-4 and 6-8 PM
Visitation Location
The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd.
Service Information
Service Date
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Service Time
2 PM
Service Location
The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd.
Burial Information
Burial Location
Moores Mills Cemetery, Moores Mills, NB
Requested Charity
NB Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of one's choice.
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It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear Mother, Nellie D. Grimmer, on Friday, November 19, 2021

Born in Grays, England, she was the daughter of the late John and Violet (Littlewood) Clayden.

Her adventures began at the beginning of WWII when she was only thirteen. Due to the raging war, schools were closed, and she was off to work at the Bata shoe factory where they made boots for the troops. She and her friends did not let a little thing like war and work deter them from sneaking into dances in the evening, where she would meet a handsome Canadian soldier that would later become her husband. Running home from these dances during air raids, they would run from one shelter to another giggling like the young girls they were.

After marrying in 1944, she sailed to Canada as a War Bride. She arrived in Canada the day before her 19th birthday. Fortunately for her, her mother-in-law was also a War Bride, from WWI, and understood the struggles that she would endure. Her love returned from war in September, and they began their lives together, raising three children in St. Stephen. Her love of dancing never ended, and she could be found at the Legion any "Dance night" where she and Ken would dance the night away.

Throughout the many years she enjoyed camping with friends, travelling, playing darts and cribbage and many social clubs including the Junior Ladies Auxiliary, The Women's Institute, The Dancing Grandmas, Creaky joints exercise group, and the Over 45’s dart team. She was a diehard Legion supporter and enjoyed every event that she could there, including kitchen parties and many late nights singing with the "Carry on Crew". Some of her hobbies included knitting, sewing, and gardening.

She had an infectious laugh and a smile that would light up a room! She will be missed by many!

She will be fondly remembered by her son Peter (Karla), daughter Pamela (Sheila), grandchildren Julie (Lennie), Randi (Nick), Nashua, Jacob, sister-in-law, Grace, and several great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Nellie was predeceased by her husband Kenneth, son Kenneth, and sister Violet.

Resting at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St Stephen, NB from where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 2 PM. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday, November 22 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Ladies Auxiliary R.C.L. #9 will conduct a tribute service on Monday evening at 7 PM.

Please be advised, that due to mandatory regulations imposed by the New Brunswick government, everyone 12 years of age and older must show proof of vaccination or medical exemption certificate and government-issued ID to attend the funeral service and/or visitation. Face masks must be worn at all times while in the funeral home.

Interment at Moores Mills Cemetery, Moores Mills, NB.

For those who wish, donations can be made in Nellie's name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count,

it's the life in your years"

Nellie D. Grimmer