Dr. John Myers DeLong
Dr. John Myers DeLong, 59, of Kentville, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, September 7, 2020, surrounded by the love of his family. Born in Sussex, NB he was a son of Frank DeLong and the late Marye (Myers) DeLong. John worked as an agricultural research scientist at the Kentville Research Station. He was heavily involved in post-harvest research with Honeycrisp apples and other fruit projects. He recently earned an award from the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association for his significant contributions to the apple industry. John was first and foremost a man of God and family. He always admitted to having three addictions: Christ, Colleen and coffee. He was a passionate and much-loved Sunday school teacher for high school and young adults. He inspired others to love God’s word and live a life of integrity and faith. He served in many leadership roles in the church including the leadership team, the governance board and numerous teaching roles. John was well known for his wisdom, his kindness and his love of reading, learning and archery. He could often be found puttering in his workshop or out in the garden or having a good theological conversation. We will always cherish the time we had with John and he will be missed by many. In addition to his father, John is survived by his wife, Colleen (Carron); children, Danielle, Sean (Laura), Emma, Sophia and Michael; siblings, Jeff (Roberta) DeLong, April (Dave) Capper and Stephen DeLong (Cheryl Thomas); several nieces and nephews and numerous friends. "Due to the Covid pandemic, there will be no visitation. A private funeral service will be held at New Minas Baptist Church, New Minas at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020. A live stream of the service will be available at that time by visiting http://www.nmbc.ca/livestream-delong. A recording of the service will be available online at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020 by visiting www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com." Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to the New Minas Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.