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Jayne's Funeral Home

Highway No 1, Weymouth, NS

OBITUARY

Avery Alfred Mullen

May 22, 1945June 6, 2020

Avery Alfred Mullen 75 of New Tusket passed away June 6, 2020. Born in Easton, he was the son of the late Edmund and Josephine (Gavel) Mullen. An avid hunter, fisherman, woodworker and devoted Christian.

Avery loved spending time with his family, especially his children, grandchildren and nieces. Teaching them how to hunt, fish, canoe or just to pick fun at. A contagious laugh and smile. Always ready to lend a hand or just a hug. He could always be found in the shop tinkering, whether it be a canoe, table, carving or making a bowl. When he wasn’t in the shop he could be found at the cabin.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Linda; children, Timothy (Steph), Tamara (Don); daughter-in-law, Denise (Scott); grandchildren, Paul, Megan (Nate), Avery, CJ, Aleaha, Brooklynn; great-grandchildren, Trenton, Leland, Malachi, Paisley, Camden, Nylah; sisters, Lillian (Mel), Roberta, Nancy (Jim), Vera; brothers, Heman (Joylene), Richard; many nieces, nephews and many children that came and became family. Besides his parents Avery was predeceased by his brother’s, Harris, Fraser; sister-in-law, Sheila; brother-in-laws, Harold, Edgar, Nieces, Ambra and Geraldine; nephews, Gary, Brady, Nathan, Delany and Tyler.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the VON nurses, the palliative care team and the Doctors at the Kentville Hospital. Donations can be made to the IWK Foundation, The Canadian Cancer Society, The Diabetic Association of Canada or charity of choice. Leave a memory or share a condolence at www.jaynesweymouth.com

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Tim & Susan O'Blenis

June 14, 2020

Linda & The Family
When we first moved to this area over 20 years ago, Tim was into Canoe building. Avery was one of the first people he met. Tim has had many conversations with him and has appreciated him very much over the years. We both have always appreciated Avery & Linda very much. A few years ago we moved just up the road from them. I, (Sue) would walk our dog by their place almost daily. Several times I would see Avery working at something in the garage. He would give a wave and say hello. We are so saddened that he is gone but so thankful for the memories. We pray that the God of all comfort would comfort you during this difficult time. Love & Prayers - Tim and Sue

Annette Hill

June 12, 2020

Dear Linda, Timmy and Tammy

I am so sorry for your lost. I remember Avery, your husband and dad always having a smile that led into a laugh. May Avery now lay in peace with no suffering and you all know how much he loved you. Thinking of you all.
Annette Hill

Carol Gaudet

June 11, 2020

It's been serval years since Don and I have seen Avery, but he always brought smiles to our faces and his laugh was infectious. Avery always seemed to know when I baked a chocolate cake. Our condolences to Linda and the family. Rest in peace Avery

Eric &Ruby Olsen

June 11, 2020

So sorry to hear of the passing of this fine man. He always had a hug and a beautiful smile even if you just met him. He did so much good when he came to L'Etete and helped with our penny sales and helping to raise money. We certainly know that Avery is with the Lord now and our Prayer's are with his family.

Lynn Gaudet

June 11, 2020

So sorry for your loss Linda. I have very fond memories of when you and Avery lived in Tyrone. Hugs.

Jeannie Gaudet

June 10, 2020

Linda I am so sorry for your loss and I know so many will miss him everyday . He was a special person in so many ways and over the years has touched many hearts in wonderful ways . I will always remember him for many reasons but especially his teasing , his laughter and his smile .
My deepest and sincere sympathies to you and all his family and friends .
Love Jeannie xoxo

Delia Mullen

June 10, 2020

It is with great sadness and a broken heart that Uncle Avery has left us ... I know GOD is the one in control ... Avery was the Kindest , Caring ,Giving , Loving Man , Husband , Father, Papa ,Brother ,Uncle and a Great Friend to so so many. He had a Heart for the Lord and shared the Lord with everyone. He had sermons in Church delivering a Great Message. He had Bible Studies in his home those of us who were there took in the messages He will be missed so much but will " NEVER "be forgotten .
Delia and Rodney Mullen

Goldie Tidd

June 10, 2020

Hugs to you Linda, I will always remember Avery's smile, it was contagious.

Virginia George Crawley

June 10, 2020

I will always remember Avery for his wonderful moving sermons in the Tiverton Christian Church, Every summer that George and I came home we always awaited Avery's sermons very heart felt Always big hugs and lot of enjoyment . H will always be remembered in heart . Fly with the Angels Avery

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Biography

      Avery Alfred Mullen was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed him to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, he possessed a tough-minded, “take charge” attitude. He had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and he was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. Avery always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable and pleasant, Avery was an individual who enjoyed life’s challenges.

      Avery was born on May 22, 1945 at Easton, Nova Scotia in Easton. His parents were Edmund and Josephine(Gavel) Mullen. Avery was raised in Easton. Always able to express himself well, Avery possessed strong interpersonal skills. He was optimistic in his outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in his communication. Armed with a great wit, Avery was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic.

      Blessed with a balanced attitude, Avery was able to relate well with others. His occasional role as family mediator gave him the opportunity to ease tense situations when they occurred. Avery was raised with 8 siblings. He had Harris, Lillian, Roberta, Fraser, Heman, Richard, Nancy, Vera. Avery had a strong desire to be treated fairly and would readily offer others the same fairness in return.

      As a young child, Avery showed his creative ability in many ways. He was outgoing and animated. Avery enjoyed new activities and pursued a variety of interests. He took part in boxing in his middle school age. In his spare time he liked to baptize friends in the fields of long grass and basements full of water in Easton.

      Friends and acquaintances found Avery an easy man to get to know, and those close to him would often praise his open, practical style of communication and relaxed approach to life in general. Avery was uncomplicated and straightforward in his relationships, which allowed him to accept people for what they were. While growing up, some of his best friends were Bobby, Ron, Harold, Sankey,Sherman. Later in life, he became friends with Clark, Emile, Alton, Giles, Merle, Mike.

      On August 31,1968 Avery exchanged wedding vows with Linda Diane Izatt at the Pickering United Church of Pickering, Ontario. Avery was attentive to Linda's feelings, and he charmed Linda and others with his gift for being able to give freely and generously. A good listener with an engaging personality, Avery was able to bring pleasure and unexpected humor to the relationship.

      Very much like a kid himself, Avery identified with the inquisitive and creative side of his children’s personalities. He was able to direct his energy and spontaneity towards helping his children acquire added common sense skills. Avery was blessed with 2 children, Timothy and Tamara. They were also blessed with 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, Paul, Megan, Avery, Aleaha, Brooklynn. Great grandchildren Trenton, Leland, Malachi, Paisley, Camden, Nylah.

      Avery was a flexible worker who was able to draw the best from others around him. A persuasive individual who was quick to make necessary decisions, Avery’s strengths included being able to think on his feet. He could be a leader who sought impact for his decisions. Gifted with an incredible ability to read body language, Avery was able to positively manipulate situations and motivate others in order to get a task completed. He was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. Avery could multi-task, and he was endowed with entrepreneurial spirit, allowing him to think beyond standard norms when it came to resolving issues in his work environment. His primary occupation was labourer and lay Minister. He was employed for many years by Stoney Creek Fur Farms, and was a lay Minster for 8 years.

      Avery enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. He had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that he did. He put this creativity toward all of his pastimes. His favorite pursuits were woodworking of all aspects. As in building canoes, building furniture, decks, carving bowls, critters. He loved hunting and fishing. Going rabbit hunting with Jody, Mike and his brothers. He was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

Avery enjoyed bowling leagues with his team the Bushwhacker's.

      Avery was a gifted problem solver who worked hard to help accomplish group goals. This skill made him a wonderful asset to the various groups and organizations to which he belonged. Avery severed on the board of directors of West Isle Ministries, and held the position of Vice president.

      Avery was a generous man who prized that same quality in others. So it’s little wonder that he was so active and giving in his community. For several years Avery, family and friends would put together a Christmas Eve Santa run event. They would start in Weaver Settlement and end in Corberrie. They would do up bags of candies for all the children and would have roses for all the women. They also passed out fruit baskets, that were given to those who we sick or had lost a loved one.

      Avery held close traditional values and as a result, faith was important to him. He was a member of the Southville Church of Christ for 20 years. During that time, he was was a lay Minister for the Tiverton Christian Church for 7 years.

      Travel and vacations were experiences that Avery truly enjoyed. He preferred to seek out excitement wherever he went and he was partial to vacations that were casual and laid back with an atmosphere of “live and let live.” He was willing to leave his plans open and flexible, just in case something more interesting came along. He enjoyed trips to Ontario and New Brunswick to visit family. He and Linda took a trip to Newfoundland with Giles and Susan.

Avery enjoyed all animals of all shapes and sizes. The family had multiple cats and dogs, also horses, foxes, bunnies, pigs, chickens, turkeys, squirrels.

      When Avery’s retirement finally came in he retired at 65 due health reasons. Still, he was able to easily adapt to possible changes and enjoyed just having fun and being relaxed. In retirement, he found his old pleasure in woodworking, hunting, fishing, canoeing, spending time at Burntland Lake with family. Staying an active member in church. He also learned how to use YouTube on his phone, which led to more projects in the shop.

      Avery passed away on June 6, 2020 at passed away at home peacefully. Avery fought a 11 year battle with cancer. He is survived by loving wife Linda, children Tim(Steph), Tamara(Don). Grandchildren Paul, Megan(Nate),CJ, Avery, Aleaha, Brooklynn. Great grandchildren Trenton, Leland, Malachi, Paisley, Camden, Nylah. Services were held at Southville Church of Christ. Avery was laid to rest at his place of rest, the cabin at Burntland lake.

      Avery was the kind of person who could win others over easily. A concrete communicator, he relied on his senses to increase his involvement and awareness of others. He was always able to provide amusing repartee to his friends and acquaintances, offering a seemingly endless supply of quips, anecdotes, jokes and stories. If Avery had a theme song written about him, it might well have been “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” He enjoyed his life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember Avery Alfred Mullen.