Samuel Seymour Skinner Sr.
It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Samuel Seymour Skinner Sr., age 92, of Amherst, Tuesday, October 31st 2017, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst.
Born in Amherst, he was the son of the late Samuel S Skinner and Bertha Mae Doncaster.
His early life was spent in Windsor, Ontario where he was employed with Loblaws and the Ontario School Board. He was an avid outdoorsman, particularly when it came to fishing, a skill he shared with many. Following the death of his dear Flo, he returned to Amherst where he reconnected with many friends at the ballfield, stadium, roots, and his daily walk around town. He was known for his sense of humor and his positive outlook on life. As an avid sports fan, he was particularly proud of the recent drafting of his youngest grandson to NHL.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Florence (Halak), sister Mary Miller (late Charles), and brothers Harry (Patricia) and G. Sydney (Marjorie).
He will be lovingly remembered by his son Samuel S (Susan), grandchildren Stephen, Sarah, Scott, Sandra, Sharon, Shannon, Samantha, Sheldon, Stuart, eleven great grandchildren, sister Betty Boccioletti (late Daniel) as well as many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
Visitation was held on Thursday, November 2nd from 11 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM, at Campbells Funeral Home, 98 Church Street 902-667-9906. Interment will take place immediately following the service at the Amherst Cemetery, with a reception to follow, also at Campbells.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cumberland Hospice Society.
Online condolences can be made at www.campbellsamherst.com, or by visiting the Campbells Facebook page.
To love and be loved, is never to die.
Cheers and loud laughter to all!
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lewis Richard Mitchell, age 71, of Amherst announce his passing on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst.
Born in Parrsboro, he was the son of the late Raymond and Vilda (Forbes) Mitchell of Joggins, NS.
Lewis enjoyed life to the fullest. His passions were clamming, fishing, hunting, dulsing, playing cards, darts, bowling, crocheting afghans, member of the 50’s club and spending as much time as possible with his grandsons in Calgary, AB.
Lewis will be missed by his son Neil (Holly); grandsons Wesley and Ryan; sisters Libby Henwood (Allison) and Pat (Herman) Landry; brothers Jerry (Barbara) and Neil (Darlene); special aunt Hazel Parsons, as well as many nieces, nephews and very close friends.
Besides his parents, Lewis was predeceased by brothers Aubrey, Frankie and Hughie.
A celebration of Lewis’s life will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 2 – 8 p.m. at Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church St. Amherst, 902667-9906.
Donations can be made in Lewis’s memory to The Canadian Paraplegic Association (Nova Scotia).
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the Doctors and staff of the QEII Halifax Infirmary and the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst for all their care and compassion.
Condolences and sharing of memories may be made to the family via: www.campbellsamherst.ca or by visiting the Funeral Home Facebook page.