It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Zenaida "Zeny" Bitely of Douglas, NB on September 23rd, 2021, at the Doctor Everett Chalmers Hospital. She was 79. Born in the Philippines. She was a daughter of the late Magtanggol Valmonte and Micaela Estefanio.
Zeny began her career teaching in the Philippines at the University and public schools home economics. She moved to the US where she thought cosmetics at John Jay Beauty school in New Orleans. She moved to Canada and married Pastor Gary Bitley in 2003. She assisted in the church, and she ran the Ladies for Christ group at the church.
Zeny leaves behind her loving husband of 18 years Pastor Gary Bitely; 2 children, Earl Cunanan (Cherrie) of Norfolfk VA and Dr. Earlyn Noll (Robert) of Davis CA, 8 grandchildren; Janlyn, Jacie, Caleb, Joshua, Stephen, Phillip, Joshua and Emma as well as several sisters nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private celebration of life will be held at Word of Faith Church with Rev. Albert Hood officiating. Interment will be held in the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Word of Faith Building Fund.
Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be expressed at www.bishopsfuneralhome.com