LeMert Leslie Carey
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of LeMert Leslie Carey, 83 of Coldbrook, Kings County, NS. LeMert passed away peacefully in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville with his loving wife at his side on Sunday, December 30, 2018. LeMert was born on December 1, 1935 in Avonport, he was a son of the late Leslie Dean Carey and Marion Benita (Lockhart) Carey. LeMert attended schools in Avonport and Hantsport. He worked in the Masonry Trade for 52 years, working in all the Maritime Provinces as well as Newfoundland, Vermont, USA, and British Columbia, retiring when he was 73. LeMert was a Gentle Gentleman inspiring others with his love of life, courage and strength of faith. LeMert was a member of the Avonport Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon for 16 years. He loved music, singing in the choir and dancing. Although his work took him away from home, his priorities were his family and home. The loss of two sons was devastating to the family but Faith helped with healing and being able to live a full life making great memories. He took pride in and enjoyed renovating his home and improving his property in Avonport. LeMert enjoyed sports, having played Hockey for both Hantsport High School and the Wolfville Falcons. He enjoyed family camping, travelling and gardening, in his later years he liked to watch sports on TV. He also enjoyed following the Blue Jays and having many discussions about the ups and downs of the team with whomever he came in contact with. He enjoyed reading and curling, always looking forward to going to Summerside with his curling team in February. Moving to Coldbrook in 2013 he became part of a new community and made many new caring friends. Suffering a stroke in 2015 he had great determination to improve his health and ability with a great attitude, enjoying each and every day. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sons, Carson Lee and Randall Bradford; sisters, Benita Rogers (Dick), Joyce (Len), and Anna. He is survived by his wife, Donna (Rathbone); a daughter, Michelle (Jim) Wile; granddaughter, Victoria (the light of his life); siblings, Enid Fung (Bob), Fran (Linda), Sandi (Tom) and brother-in-law, George Warwick. A celebration of LeMert’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. We would like to thank NS Health facilities for their care throughout LeMert’s healing journey over the past three years including the hospitals, Rehab, doctors, nurses and the VON. Donations in memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, the VON, Avonport Baptist Church, or a charity of one’s choosing. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.