Wayne Nelson Hirtle
Wayne Nelson Hirtle - 75, of Coldbrook, Kings County, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, with his wife by his side. Born in Waterville, he was a son of the late Nelson and Edith (Keddy) Hirtle. In Goose Bay, Labrador, he was employed with Kaizer Construction as well as Shell Canada Limited doing domestic and aviation refueling, prior to being transferred to Halifax. He also spent time in Toronto, ON prior to returning home and graduating from Mack Business College in 1967. Wayne spent the next 27 years with Dominion Paperboard Products Ltd. and Rock-Tenn, both USA paper companies prior to the plant in Northville closing in 1993. Wayne returned to work with Roscoe Construction as a contractor to Michelin, Waterville from 1997 until his retirement in September of 2008. Wayne was an avid sports fan and among others, he played darts and senior fast ball, both in Goose Bay and throughout the valley. The Hirtle family enjoyed many family gatherings before Wayne’s passing with lots of stories, laughs and tears. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Laura Bernice Mitchell; sons, Jason (wife, Jolie) and Todd (wife, Dionne); daughter, Joni, all of Calgary, AB; sister, Mary (Rob) Fisher, Waterville; brother, Brian (Linda), Cambridge. He was predeceased by brother, Norwood, better known as Sonny. "Bumper" will be sadly missed by his grandchildren; Jaxon, Ava and Luke (Jason) and Julien, Kennedy and Dominic (Todd), who loved him so, as he loved them. He enjoyed drives and outings around the valley and shores and of course his Tim Horton’s coffee. His dry wit, humor and kidding, which he passed on to all his children, will be sorely missed by family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will take place from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Interment will take place in the columbarium at the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to Valley Regional Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Red Cross, both of which were wonderfully supportive to both of us during his illness. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line inquires and condolences may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.