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Eunice Mildred "Millie" (Pulsifer) Burrows

Eunice Mildred "Millie" (Pulsifer) Burrows

BURROWS (Pulsifer), Eunice Mildred “Millie” - Beaver Brook, Colchester Co., died at Colchester East Hants Heath Centre, Truro, on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at age 96. She was born in Wittenburg, Colchester Co., to the late James and Miriam (Richardson) Pulsifer. She attended Normal College in Truro, and in 1944 came to Beaver Brook to teach where she met and married Clifford Burrows in 1945, and settled on the farm in Beaver Brook. In 1972, after many summer schools and correspondence courses she got her BA from Mount Allison University. She taught in Wittenburg, Beaver Brook, Old Barns, Cobequid Elementary, Central Colchester, and moved to Cobequid Educational Center when it opened, retiring from teaching in 1983. After her teaching career, she started writing local histories: Wittenburg, Beaver Brook, The Green Oak area, Princeport, Clifton and Old Barns, and Lower Truro. She also wrote My Pulsifer Ancestors tracing her family tree. She wrote articles and letters to the editors which appeared mostly in Nova Scotia publications. She was an avid flower gardener. Over the years, she had been involved in Truro United Church Presbytery, CFUW, UCW, book clubs, study groups and for many years was known as the cookie lady at ASTE. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine (Rev. John A.C. Wilson); sons, Lorne (Beckie), Jim (Leslie); grandchildren, Andrea, Joel, Hannah, Catherine (Kevin Alexander), Alexander (Lacey O'Toole), step-granddaughter, Rev. Tara Ann Gourson; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Zoe Salter; daughter-in-law, Mary Martin; sister, Miriam Larkin; sister-in-law, Joan (Frank) Hoyt. She was predeceased by husband, Clifford (1980); son, Lloyd (2009); brothers, Willard, Ralph (Yvonne), Morrill, Lloyd; sisters, Bessie (Layton) Dodsworth and Lora (Lewis) Wood; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Harry (Mary), Robert (Phyllis), and Dollie (Ed) Archibald. Millie’s family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Old Barns United Church, 2603 Highway 236, Old Barns, and funeral service 2 p.m., Sunday, November 5, 2017, Reverend Dan Gunn officiating. Reception will follow in the church hall. Family interment will be held in Fisher Creek Cemetery, Green Oak. Donations in memory may be made to Old Barns United Church or Fisher Creek Cemetery. 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 Mildred’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

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