OBITUARY

Barry Merton Baxter

14 September , 19232 January , 2019
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Our Dad, Barry Merton Baxter died peacefully at the Veterans Unit in Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton on January 2, 2019 with two of his daughters and a granddaughter by his side.

He was born to the late Arthur and Ella (Porter) Baxter in Danvers Digby Co. on September 14, 1923. He was one of seven children. He enlisted in the Air Force in September 1941 at the age of 18 years. In January 1942 he went overseas to help in World War II. In April of 1945 he Married, Maria Vos of Eindhoven, Holland. Together they had five children. When the war was over, he returned to Deep Brook and worked at the former CFB Cornwallis as a Transport Driver and for a time as a Fire Fighter but then he returned to driving as firefighting was not for him as he couldn’t sleep waiting for the alarm to ring!

Dad loved gardening and grew enough vegetables to provide produce for a multitude of people. He also loved hunting and fishing and his beloved rabbit hounds. At one time he enjoyed his trout fishing pond on his property. In the earlier years he and mom loved to take their trailer almost every week-end to meet up with their friends at Keji Park. They also loved to travel to Maine and go around the Cabot Trail. In the 1970’s he helped build Clementsport Legion Branch #122 where he was a member for over 50 years.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Maria and his siblings; Audrey, Lester, Ron, Jean and Fred.

Leaving to mourn is his sister, Marilyn in Lethbridge, Alberta. He is survived by his daughters, Betty (Glen Penney) Bridgewater; Deborah (Paul Aucoin - deceased); Digby, Heather (Rod Thibodeau) Yarmouth; Patty, Deep Brook and Son, Wayne (Lavern) Deep Brook. Leaving to mourn are also his eight Grandchildren, Karl (Kelly) Halifax; Karen Penney, Bridgewater; Melanie Mackenzie (Steve Rafuse) Kentville; Michael, Halifax; Devon (Kevin) Stoddart, Barrington; Amy Wilson (Digby); Sarah (Willie Sears) Yarmouth; Michelle (Corey Tidd) Digby Neck. He also leaves to mourn, great- grandchildren, Kelsey, Jill, Kyle, Wyatt, Taylor, Kira, Jacob, Hunter, Brad, Haley and Sawyer.

The family would like to give heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Veterans Unit at Soldiers Memorial Hospital for the wonderful care they provided to dad over the past few years. Memorial service will be held at Jaynes Funeral Home, Digby at 1pm on Monday January 7 with Rev. Jeff White presiding. Interment will take place in Clementsvale Cemetery followed by reception at Clementsport Legion. Leave condolences for the family at www.jaynesfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, 7 January , 2019
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Barry Merton Baxter

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Stewart Hudson

6 January 2019

With sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your father.

Jim Rofihe

5 January 2019

To the family

I was very sorry to read of Barry's passing. I always enjoyed his visits to my shop in Bridgewater. Barry was a fine man, and we always had a laugh together.
My sincerest condolences to all his family.

Peter Keech

5 January 2019

To Heather, family, and friends, my deepest condolence. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pete

Darrell & Myra Spurr

4 January 2019

Dear Betty and family. Our sincere condolences in the passing of your Dad. Prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Myra & Darrell.

Dave MacKintosh

4 January 2019

Sorry for your loss -David

Sharon & Bill Vroom

4 January 2019

Heather & family,
We are sorry to hear of you Dad's passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Bill & Sharon Vroom

Deborah Wilson

4 January 2019

Deborah Wilson

4 January 2019

Deborah Wilson

4 January 2019

Ina Freeman Whitman

4 January 2019

My condolences to the family. Barry and my husband Perry worked together at Motor Transport for years and were good friends as well.

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