Pauline Rae Sanford
*In respect to family and friends' health all services are postponed until such a time that we can celebrate her with hugs and love.*
Pauline Rae Sanford, of Coldbrook NS, passed away peacefully at home, knowing the love of her family, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. She was born on October 5, 1927 in Sherbrooke, Quebec to Walter and Girlie (Leone) Buddell who loved her dearly. After moving to Kentville with her parents at the age of 10, she attended Kings County Academy and Mount St. Vincent University, and became a social worker with the Children’s Aid Society in Kentville. She and Ken were married on April 30, 1953 and enjoyed 60 years with each other. They moved to Montreal, for a short time, while Ken was completing his Master’s at McGill University. During that time, she supported the family while working in the offices of the Ladybird Knitting Mills. As her children were born, she cared for her family and was integral in the development and operation of Ravenswood Farms Ltd. in Coldbrook. Throughout her life she volunteered with organizations such as the Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of the Glooscap Curling Club and Aylesford Lake Yacht Club. She coached junior curling and was successful in coaching a team that represented Nova Scotia at the Canadian National Championships. She actively participated in her children’s pursuits watching and being a driver to many swimming, hockey, curling, and sailing competitions. Mum was behind the scenes in everything we did. We all felt she was the strength of our family and the strongest woman we knew. Our home and cottage were always filled with friends and family and Mum made sure everyone was looked after and well fed. Christmas was special for us because of Mum. Many friends have fond memories of spending Christmas Eve at our house. We were thankful to have this past Christmas with Mum and carry on some of the traditions. She was always interested in what people were doing and never forgot to ask about their lives. People who knew her truly loved her and many who met her for the first time would always comment on what a wonderful person she was. She is survived by her son, Peter Sanford (Mary), Coldbrook; three daughters, Pam Sanford (Kevin Bourke), Halifax; Dale Sanford (David Fraser), Glenmont; Lynda Sanford (Stephen McDow), Aylesford Lake. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Sanford and infant son, Paul. Mum was looked after in the latter part of her life by a special group of people that she called "her girls" who became part of her family. Thank you to all who allowed Mum to be at home and especially Tammy, Carolyn, Joanie and Shirley who were with her in the latter months. Thank you to Dave and Janice Nunn who were always available when she needed them. Mum was a person who touched many people and especially her family. Our hearts are broken, and we miss her deeply. Please join us in celebrating a beautiful person and a life well lived. Arrangements have been postponed until a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valley Hospice Foundation, SPCA or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.