It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Alice T. Spence (Melanson), age 85 of River Hebert, NS who passed away peacefully March 8, 2018 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in River Hebert, she was a daughter of the late Amos and Frances (Burbine) Melanson. Alice loved to read and was an amazing cook. She will be sadly missed by her children, Gordon Spence, of River Hebert , Anna Marie Spence of River Hebert ; niece and nephew Eric & Lola Melanson, River Hebert, NS; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert, sisters, Evelyn Spicer, Norena White, Jeanette Hatfield, brother, Harold. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). No Visitation by request. A memorial service was held at St. Paul The Apostle Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. Burial to take place in the St. Denis Cemetery, Minudie, in the spring. The family would like to thank the First Responders, River Hebert & Joggins, the EHS for working on our mother. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Alice's online memorial at www.furlongjones.ca or through the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.