Born In: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: November 15th, 2012
NEW GLASGOW – John Rubin Rector, age 71, of New Glasgow, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 at home.
Born in Thorburn, he was a son of the late John and Verda (Clyburn) Rector.
He worked in the Thorburn Coal Mines and was a former employee of Hawker Siddeley. He was well known at the local dances by all and enjoyed his daily walks.
He is survived by daughters: Violet (Gary) Best, Churchville; Leanne (Robert Bugden), Egypt Road; Rhonda MacKenzie, Fort McMurray; Christine (Jim MacKenzie), Stellarton; Miranda (Jim MacKenzie), Trenton; son: Ross (Kim), Pictou Landing; step-daughters: Judy (Tom) Anderson, Egypt Road; Karen (Derek) Brown, Trenton; Donna Embree, Vancouver; Heather (Bradley) Ross, River Road; Sharon (Ron) Crowther, New Glasgow; grandchildren: Ashley, Megan, Stephanie, Christopher, Devan, Robert, Corey, Kenneth, Jessie, Roddie, Jamie, Marc, Blake, James, Jonathan, Shawn, Nicole, Loriann, Allison and Justin; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters: Annie (Pat) MacDonald, Pettawawa, ON; Joan Malloy, New Glasgow; Bessie (Robert) Simpson, New Glasgow; brother, John Robert Rector (Myrna), Stellarton; sister-in-law, Mary Foote, USA.
He was predeceased by his wife Christine Grace (Conway); son Robert Lawrence; brother-in-law Howard Malloy.
Visitation Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday in Trinity United Church, New Glasgow, with Rev. Dr. Norman Marple officiating. Reception to follow. Burial will be at a later date in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.rhporter.ca