HIRTLE, Dorothy Florence

The Chronicle Herald (Provincial) - - OBITUARIES -

Age 84, of Bi­ble Hill. It is with heavy hearts we, the fam­ily of Dorothy Hirtle, an­nounce her peace­ful pass­ing on Thurs­day evening, May 7, 2020, fol­low­ing a coura­geous bat­tle with cancer. Mom was a reg­is­tered nurse, grad­u­at­ing from the Nova Sco­tia Hospi­tal class of 1958. She ex­celled in her cho­sen ca­reer and was known to be car­ing and com­pas­sion­ate. In her re­tire­ment years, mom and dad spent count­less days on the road trav­el­ing in their fifth wheel trailer and mak­ing friends at ev­ery stop. She also loved to cook and bake and would reg­u­larly en­ter­tain fam­ily and friends with amaz­ing home-cooked meals, BBQS, lob­ster boils or sim­ple snacks around the pool. This was a la­bor of love for mom; she would do al­most ev­ery­thing sin­gle-handed and we knew bet­ter than to get in her way in the kitchen. Mom is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band of 60 years, James Wil­liam "Billy" Hirtle, Bi­ble Hill; her grate­ful chil­dren: daugh­ters, Kelly (Wayne) Lynds, Bi­ble Hill; Lana Hirtle (Dou­glas Churchill), Hal­i­fax; Kenda (Greg) Maccal­lum, Val­ley; son, Peter (Tanya) Hirtle, North River; her pride and joy, her grand­chil­dren, An­drew Lynds, Salmon River; Ben­jamin Lynds, Bi­ble Hill; Matthew (Dayna) Maccal­lum, Bed­ford; Con­nor Maccal­lum, Val­ley; Emma Churchill, Hal­i­fax; Rachel Hirtle, Leth­bridge, Al­berta; Cameron Hirtle, North River; step-grand­son, Matthew Churchill, Summerside, P.E.I; sis­ter, Shirley Morin, Mon­treal, Que.; brothers, Dar­rell (Glo­ria) Mur­dock, North River; Robert (Carol) Mur­dock, Bi­ble Hill. She was pre­de­ceased by her mother, Bella Mur­dock (Mar­shall); sib­lings, He­len Mur­dock, Lau­rie Mur­dock, James (Mar­ion) Mur­dock, Mar­ion (Harry) Mac­nutt. We would like to thank Dr. Don Rowe, Mom’s friend and fam­ily doc­tor, Lisa Weather­bee and the Pal­lia­tive Care Team and Vic­to­rian Or­der of Nurses for their care, love and sup­port that al­lowed us to keep our Mom at home. Due to cur­rent Covid-19 re­stric­tions, a grave­side ser­vice will be held at a later date in Earl­town Vil­lage Ceme­tery. If so de­sired, do­na­tions to the Leukemia and Lym­phoma So­ci­ety of Canada or Alzheimer So­ci­ety of Nova Sco­tia are wel­comed. Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to Mat­tatall - Varner Fu­neral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Pri­vate mes­sages of con­do­lence may be sent to the fam­ily by view­ing Dorothy’s obit­u­ary on-line and se­lect­ing "Send A Con­do­lence" at: www.mat­tatal­l­varn­erfh.com

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