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Herbert (Herb) Terrence House

Herbert (Herb) Terrence House

Born: December 6th, 1945

Passed on: February 14th, 2019

Charming, talented, creative, affectionate, funny, loving, kind. Herb completed his journey as he lived his life, with grace and humour and he left the most beautiful legacy of love for us all, fittingly on Valentine’s Day. Along with Mazie, he cherished every moment of their entire journey together including the last beautiful chapter spent hand in hand in a cuddle bed on the Palliative Care Unit at WMRH. Together, they welcomed friends and family and celebrated each other and everyone who touched their lives along the way. Herb was well known and admired for creating culinary magic as he lifted a glass of red wine, for his beautiful artwork, his ability to bring music and levity to every gathering, his step-dancing skills and his monstrous drive at golf courses around the world. He grew up in Bellburns and fell madly in love with Mazie, a girl from Port Saunders, the love of his life and centre of his world for more than fifty years. The classiest duo in all of the land, they would turn heads wherever they went, and their love story is perhaps the greatest of our time. Herb understood people deeply, and fiercely loved his family and friends, making every single person feel loved and special. While Herb allowed space in conversations, when he made a point, it was always worth listening to, and when he made a well-timed joke, it was sure to get a big hearty laugh. Herb was passionate about the children in his life, and there were many. He was a deeply loved Papa, an uncle like no other, and as his nieces and nephews would say, “he wasn’t just a regular uncle”. He was a cherished cousin and a most treasured friend. Everyone wanted to be his favourite and most knew that they were; that was his special gift, making his children feel so valued and loved. Herb was a shining example of all that is good and beautiful in the world; showing everyone he loved the truest meaning of family. Mazie’s heart is overflowing with love and gratitude for the gift of friends and family and chosen family and all the love that they have shown in so many ways throughout this journey. Alongside Herb’s dear sister Rachel Pickett and a beautiful circle of family and friends, there is a lifetime of memories to cherish together. Another wonderful circle of love awaited Herb the night he passed; what a reunion! A true celebration of Herb’s life will be held at one of his favorite places, the Blomidon Golf and Country Club, on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 from 2 to 4 PM. Everyone is welcome to gather, raise a glass, share a story and give Herb the wonderful send-off he deserves. Donations to The Western Regional Hospital Foundation will be graciously accepted to help furnish another room with a cuddle bed so other families can enjoy those precious last moments snuggled in together.

“Nothing makes the whole world right like music and friends.”

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