Obit­u­ary

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DEN­TON

Den­ton, Reta “Jeanette” (O’Brien) - born June 30, 1922, in Port Mait­land, Yar­mouth County, passed away peace­fully on Oc­to­ber 28, 2017, in Wolfville at the age of 95. She was the daugh­ter of War­ren Thomas and Anna Lorenda (Goudey) O’Brien. Mum grad­u­ated from Yar­mouth County Academy, and at­tended Aca­dia Univer­sity, grad­u­at­ing with a B.A. in 1942 and B. Ed. in 1943. She taught school in Dart­mouth, Nova Sco­tia, and in Mon­treal, Que­bec. She moved to Wolfville in 1951 with hus­band, Dr. G. Dou­glas Den­ton. She was an ac­tive vol­un­teer with sev­eral groups, par­tic­u­larly the EKM Health (Hospi­tal) Aux­il­lary, serv­ing two terms as Pres­i­dent, Girl Guides of Canada, Wolfville-Kings County, as a Cap­tain and Di­vi­sion and area Com­mis­sioner, and for sev­eral years with the Wolfville His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. Mum was an avid fan of the Aca­dia Univer­sity Men’s Bas­ket­ball Ax­e­men. She was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Dr. G. Dou­glas Den­ton, and brother, Stan­ley E. O’Brien. Sur­viv­ing are her four chil­dren; son Richard (Karly), Wolfville; daugh­ters Nancy (War­ren), Lums­den Dam, Peggy (David), Ch­ester, and Janet, Wolfville; grand­chil­dren, Anna, Josh, Stephen, (Amanda), Beth (John), Adam, Erin (Duc), step-grand­chil­dren Jen­nifer, and Jil­lian (Guillo); great­grand­chil­dren, Ben, Kaylee, Lu­cas, Lau­ren, Joaquin, Danilo, Eve­lyn, and Ben­jamin; sis­ter-in-law Louise O/Brien, neph­ews Michael and Tommy, and niece Ch­eryl. We would like to thank Dr. Roger Hamil­ton for his care of

Mum over the years, and to ex­tend a very spe­cial thank you to the won­der­ful and car­ing staff at the Wolfville Nurs­ing Home where Mum resided the past two years. Even though Mum had lim­i­ta­tions with hear­ing and sight, she re­mained a very car­ing lady and lov­ing mother. There was a vis­i­ta­tion on Satur­day, Novem­ber 4, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm in the Wolfville Fu­neral Chapel. A pri­vate in­ter­ment ser­vice will take place at a later date in Lit­tle River, Digby Co. Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to Seren­ity Fu­neral Home, Wolfville Fu­neral Chapel, 568 Main Street Wolfville (902-542-4656). We would like to in­clude the fol­low­ing quote that Mum shared with us, from Ge­orge Bernard Shaw, en­ti­tled A Vari­a­tion of Faith: “I have a cathe­dral within my heart. My joy and re­li­gion is in plant­ing a seed and see­ing a flower grow. It’s in lis­ten­ing to the birds sing. It’s based on Na­ture. I think I re­spect Mother Na­ture more than any­thing else in this World. That’s my re­li­gion.” On­line con­do­lences may be made by vis­it­ing: www.seren­i­ty­fu­ner­al­home.ca

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