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Myles Leroy Rushton

Myles Leroy Rushton

Rushton, Myles Leroy, age 91, Truro; It is with deep sadness that Myles' family makes known his passing, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro, on Monday, January 25, 2016. Born in Westchester Station, Cumberland. Co., he was a son of the late Oliver and Charlotte (Weatherbee) Rushton. Myles attended school in Westchester and finished school in 1942. He worked for DND during summer months of 1940 and 1941, while attending school. After finishing high school, in 1942, he returned to work for DND for a year, then joined the RCNVR Medical Branch and served in WW II until discharge in 1946. After serving the Navy, he was employed with Postal Services for 20 years, employed with Colchester Property Assessment Department until taking a job with Social Services Province of Nova Scotia in 1965. He also served on the Bible Hill Village Commission. He retired in 1986 after 44 years in the work world. Myles was always interested in community and national affairs and was a volunteer in Special Needs Workshops, E.M.O., past President of Colchester VON, and Colchester Mental Health Board. He was always an active lay person in church services as well as Legion and Lodge - being an over 60 year member of North Star Masonic Lodge #74 and over 60 year member of Cobequid Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Myles thoroughly enjoyed retirement with Georgie, the love of his life of 69 years, and their trips together in Northern Alberta, BC, the Northwest Territories, and 13 winters in Florida. He loved his family dearly – his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a treasure to him. Myles greatly missed their only son David, who passed away in 1972, due to a car accident. He was the last remaining member of his family of 13. He is survived by his sweetheart, Georgina “Georgie” (Lane) Rushton; daughters, Evelyn (Jack) Patriquin, Sutherlands Lake, Cindy (Glenn) Matheson, Bible Hill, Ginny (David) Sullivan, Bridgewater; grandchildren, Lisa, Kevin, David, Mark, Marla; great-grandchildren, Grace, Faith, Kamryn, Mackenzie, Oliver, Hunter, Lily, Alicia, Mikayla; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved son, David Myles Rushton; sisters, Edna, Cyretha, Grace, Ruby, Kathleen, Ida; brothers, Ralph, Clarence, William, Carl, Alton, Oscar. Myles’ family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of the West Wing of Wynn Park Villa, for all their care and compassion; as well as special thanks to Dr. Michael Murray, for his wonderful care. Visitation will be held 3:30 – 5 pm Friday, January 29, with a Masonic Service at 5 pm, Legion Tribute Service 3 pm Saturday, January 30, followed by a celebration of life service, all in the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Rev. Natalie Buchanan-Rutherford officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Interment at a later date in the Mahon Cemetery in Great Village. Family flowers only. Donations in Myles’ memory may be made to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation Truro, or to a charity of your choice. Private messages of condolence can be sent to the family by viewing Myles’ obituary and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


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