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Richard James "Dick" Turner


Richard James "Dick" Turner

It is with great sadness that the family of Richard James Turner announce his passing on June 24, 2020 in Port Williams, NS at age 88. Dick was born and raised in Hantsport. He had a 42 year career in the fruit and vegetable processing industry with Avon Foods Ltd, retiring in 1991 as the firm’s President and CEO. In 1952 Dick married his beloved Frenie and they raised their four children in Hantsport, and later moved to Lower Canard. Dick was an active member of the Masonic Lodge and, over the years, the Hantsport, Pereaux, and Port Williams Baptist Churches. He and Frenie shared a great love of family, gardening, hiking, canoeing, cottage life, world travel and the beauty of the Annapolis Valley and its nearby mountains and lakes. Dick will be fondly remembered by daughters, Jan (Rob), Terry (Steve); sons, Jim (Laura), Jeff (Connie); granddaughters, Shannon (Dan), Haley (Neil); grandsons, Zachery (Deanna), Caleb (Emma); great-granddaughter Georgia; brother Paul and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife and soulmate, Frenie, his parents, Tom and Reta Turner; sisters Ruth, Doris, Norma, Patricia; brothers Tom, Harry, Fred. Cremation has taken place. A private gathering of immediate family is planned.  Memorial donations may be made to charities of choice.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. 

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