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Rev. (Captain) Gregory Denton

Rev. (Captain) Gregory Denton

Passed on: August 7th, 2015

DENTON, Rev. (Captain) Gregory Brian B.Th., B.A., M.Div., son of Clayton Denton Sr. and Susan (Manzer) Denton went to his eternal peace to be with his Lord and Saviour on August 7, 2015. After graduating from high school in Digby, Gregory was employed with Imperial Oil Ltd., in Halifax. When the company moved its office to Ontario, Gregory moved back to his home in Little River, Digby Co., where he joined the family fishing business. In 1976 Gregory left the fishing business and enrolled in Acadia Divinity College where he obtained three degrees. He served churches in Falmouth, Yarmouth, Barss Corner, Liverpool, NS. He also served in First Baptist, Campbellton, NB. Gregory served on many Baptist Association Boards and committees. He was a member of the Mission Board of the Convention of the Atlantic Baptist Churches as well as being an active member and later President of the Nova Scotia District of the Canadian Bible Society. Gregory is survived by his wife, Lynda Jean (Churchill) Denton, son, Christian (Kelly Anne), daughter, Jeanne Denton-Cosman (Stephen), granddaughters, Kathryn Cosman and Rachel Denton and brothers, Elwood, Stanley and Richard. Gregory was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Jill; brothers, Clayton Denton Jr., Frederick Denton and sisters, Elsie Gidney and Marjorie Sherman. A private family committal service was held in Little River where Gregory was laid to rest beside daughter, Jill. Gregory has left us a legacy of love, kindness, compassion, honesty, gentleness, determination and a strong enduring faith in God. We will cherish his legacy. Donations in Gregory’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.jasnowfuneralhome.com.


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