Richard Clyde Tibert
Richard Clyde Tibert - age 78, of Kentville, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 with his beloved "Tiger" wife, Rita, by his side after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Tillman B. and Freda (Elliott) Tibert. Richard was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 42 years, serving Branch No. 92, 20 and 06. He was also a member of Valley Gardeners for several years and Kentville New Horizons for 16 years and St. James Anglican Men’s Club for 18 years. Besides his wife of 56 years, Henrietta "Rita" (Ramsey); he is also survived by daughters, Tammy-Lynn (Vernon) Provencal, Vicki Ellen Tibert (Howie O’Hara), both of Kentville; son, Jayson (Pamela) Tibert, Cambridge; daughter-in-law, Lisa Tibert, Saunderstown, Rhode Island; grandchildren, Spencer Welch, Taylor (Noor) Welch, Roland Provencal, Isaac (Kelsey) Tibert, all of Kentville; Nicholas Tibert, Waterloo, ON; Ryan (Missy) Bradford, Canning; Mason Bradford, Waterville; Lindsay (Ali) Milbury, Arlington; Vanessa (Jason) Crocker, Rachel Provencal, both of Kentville; Dylan (Ellery) Tibert, Stanardsville, VA; Chloe Tibert, Bend Oregon; Riley Tibert, Saunderstown, Rhode Island; great-grandchildren, Caden, Chloe, Sophia, Alex, Conner, Jack, Oliver and Lily; sisters, Brenda Deaves (Charles Davey), St. Catharines, ON; Diana (Gord) Jones, St. Catharines, ON; Sheryl Crocker, Calgary, AB; Joanne (Billy) Howard, Freeport, Digby County; brothers, James Tibert, Central Grove, Digby County and Ross Tibert, Halifax. He was predeceased by son, Neil; brother, Andrew; son-in-law, Michael Welch; brothers-in-law, Harry Neil, Fred Deaves and sister-in-law, Martha Ramsey. Cremation has taken place. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 in the St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, Reverend Shirley Cole officating. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to VON – Annapolis Valley, Valley Regional Hospital Foundation or the Valley Hospice Foundation. The family would like to thank Dr. Paul Yaffe, Dr. JP McCarthy, Dr. Julia Merryweather, Dr. Hollandhorst, radiation department of the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, the amazing team of palliative care, VON nurses, caregivers for respite and home support Dr. Lori Burgess, Dr. Karen Burch and Paulette Bennett, as well as Red Cross for use of equipment and Pharmasave Berwick for the hospital bed. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Mullen, family physician, who was here when we needed him without hesitation. Thank you to everyone who came to visit or call on both of us, especially to Winston Upshall, Ken Layton and Virginia Redden who came to visit every Thursday afternoon for the past year and a half. God Bless you all. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.