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Willard Fletcher Spencer

Willard Fletcher Spencer

SPENCER, Willard Fletcher – 89, Portaupique, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday morning, November 15, 2017, at home. Born in East Portaupique, he was a son of the late Minor and Laura (Chisholm) Spencer. Willard was a woodsman for many years before going to work at a gold mill in Quebec. He later worked with Davison’s Transport in Portaupique and was finally employed with Dominion Chair Factory in Bass River as a truck driver for 39 years. Willard was the last surviving member of his immediate family and is survived by his daughter, Rose (Leon) Moore, Truro; son, Aubrey Spencer, Fernie, British Columbia; grandchildren, Tammy Moore (Terry Higgins), Tracy Moore, Truro; Amanda (Aaron) Smolana and Charles (Crystal) Spencer, British Columbia; great grandchildren, Jordan, Sheridan, Sarah, Damien, Ashlyn, Payton, Shayden, Rylen; sister-in-law, Coryl Spencer, Bass River; brother-in-law, Lyndon (Annette) McLellan, Bass River; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Beulah Iona (McLellan) Spencer; sisters, Verna Sutherland, Bernice Rushton, Pearl Rushton; brothers, Arnold Spencer, Norman Spencer, Roderick Spencer. Willard’s family would like to express their deep appreciation and thanks to his special friend and caregiver, Evelyn Sutherland, for her care and devotion. As well, we wish to acknowledge Dr. Michael Murray, Palliative Care Team and VON. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Willard’s family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, November 18, 2017, and funeral service 3 p.m., Sunday, November 19, 2017, Reverend George Irving Luke, II officiating. Interment in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. If so desired, donations in Willard’s memory to IWK (Cystic Fibrosis Clinic) or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Willard’s obituary on-line and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


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