Elizabeth Sarah Rafuse
Elizabeth Sarah Rafuse - age 89, of Sheffield Mills, passed away on February 8, 2020 in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Baxter’s Harbour on July 12, 1930, she was a daughter of the late George and Alice (Schofield) McCulley. Elizabeth grew up on the family farm in Baxter’s Harbour and was later employed as a waitress in Kentville until she and Bud were married in 1950. She was a stay at home mom in Lower Canard, Upper Canard and Sheffield Mills. Elizabeth was a devoted member of First Cornwallis Baptist Church as Sunday School teacher, Sunday School treasurer, Senior Auxiliary and WMS member. She was also on the Deacon’s Board, served as a Trustee and was a member of the Social Committee. At the time of her passing she was an Honorary Deacon. Elizabeth became a member of Gideons International in Canada in 1987 and held an active part until health hampered her activeness. She is survived by her husband, Lochlan "Bud" Rafuse, Sheffield Mills; daughters, Dianne Rafuse-Bennett (Chris) Bennett, Coldbrook; Eleanor (Richard) Marsters, Truro; sons, Glendon (Corrina), Kentville; Bruce (Twana), Welsford; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; brother, Carl (Heather), Baxter’s Harbour. She was predeceased by sisters, Laura Martin, Lola Schofield, Dorothy Barkhouse, Gertrude Compeau and Sadie Heaslip; brothers, Wylie, Wesley, Nelson, Nathan, Joseph and Harold. There will be no visitation, by request. A funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2020 in the First Cornwallis Baptist Church, Upper Canard, Pastor Stephen Wheaton officiating. Burial will take place in the Canard Burial Ground. Following the burial, a reception will be held in the church vestry. Donations in memory may be made to Gideons International or First Cornwallis Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.