Loretta Mae (Butler) DeAdder
Loretta Mae (Butler) DeAdder, age 83, of Kentville, passed away in Evergreen Home for Special Care in Kentville with loved ones by her side on August 29, 2020. Born in Kentville, she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Edith (Barkhouse) Butler. From the day she was born, Loretta was "Snookie" to her father, a name to which she responded even to the end. Growing up in Forest Home on John Lane Road, her siblings became her best friends. She attended the one room schoolhouse in Blue Mountain from grades primary to grade 8, and then on to the "new" Central Kings High School. Loretta excelled at school, and loved it so much that she became a school teacher for three years: two years at Blue Mountain and one year in South Alton while starting her family and moving to South Alton, where she and Roy built their home and lived for the next 60 years. The master of many things, whether sewing, cooking, or gardening, she was always modest about her abilities. Church was an important aspect throughout her life, and she was church clerk in Alton for over 50 years. She enjoyed working and the sense of accomplishment it gave her, spending over 20 years working at Sears. She loved her family intensely, both immediate and extended. She loved her granddaughters dearly, and in the regrettably short time that she had with her great-grandchildren, they brought joy to her life and a smile to her face.
Loretta is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Eugene "Roy" DeAdder; daughters, Debbie (Gerald) Vermeulen, Dawna DeAdder (Fenn Pretty) and Karen Diane DeAdder (Glenn MacLeod); siblings, Mazie Russell and Everett (Gail) Butler; grandchildren, Laura (Saami) Siddiqui, Kristina Vermeulen (Adam Cruickshank) and Elise Vermeulen; great grandchildren, Zafar and Maryam Siddiqui; many much loved brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Richard "Dick" Butler; sister-in-law, Shirley Butler, and their son Todd; and brother-in-law, Marvin Russell.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. A private funeral service will be held in the White Family Funeral Home Chapel, Reverend Virginia DeAdder officiating. A video webcast of the service will be available at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2020 and can be accessed online at www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com. Donations in memory may be made to Evergreen Home for Special Care or the Alzheimer’s Society of NS. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.