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Age 89, Truro, passed away suddenly on Thursday morning, July 18, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Parrsboro, he was the seventh son of the late E. Cranswick and Grace (Getson) McDade. Eric leaves to remember his children, Bruce (Norbi), Haymarket, Virginia; Jennifer MacDonald, Truro; Evan (Dawna), Burlington, Ontario; grandchildren, Megan, Katie, Michael (Kirsten), Jessica, Heather (Jason), Ian; great-grandson, Liam; brother, Gerald, Onslow, and many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth "Beth" (Marsters); brothers, Doug, Gene, Garnet, Bill, and Bruce. Eric was an enthusiastic sports fan, having served as a past member of the Truro Golf Club, Truro Tennis Club, Willow Street Little League and was involved with the Truro Junior Bearcats during the time the league was established. He was also a lover of the performing arts, having played in the Truro Concert Band for many years. Eric was an avid traveler who, along with Beth, particularly enjoyed ocean cruises and meeting new friends along the way. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Saint Andrew’s United Church, 55 King Street, Truro, Keith Selwyn-Smith officiated. Interment was held in Riverside United Church Cemetery, Bass River. If so desired, donations in Eric’s memory to Saint Andrew’s United Church or a charity of choice are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Eric’s obituary online and selecting “Send A Condolence” at:


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