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Clara (Nowlan) Jefferson


Clara (Nowlan) Jefferson

With love, sadness and peace, we announce the passing of Clara (Nowlan) Jefferson, 92 years, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Born in Wolfville on May 31, 1928, she was the daughter of the late George C. Nowlan and Miriam (Chisholm) Nowlan. Acadia, her church and politics were dear to Clara. She graduated from Acadia in 1948. In 1960, she graduated from Cornell University with a Master of Science Degree in Foods and Education. Clara had a career as a clinical and teaching Dietician. She taught at Acadia School of Home Economics for 11 years. The highlight for Clara was receiving an Honorary Degree of Civil Laws in 2010 from Acadia. Clara was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Jefferson. Together they hosted family gatherings at their cottage at Huntington Point. Clara had a great love for her three deceased brothers, George, Charles and Pat. She is survived by her youngest brother, Mike and his wife, Shirley. They have been close to Clara in recent years. Clara had a great interest and love for her 11 nieces and nine nephews. They were an important part of her life. We offer our sincere gratitude to Drs. Mullen, Abraham and Lee. The devotion and care provided by caregivers enabled Clara to stay in her own home, for which she was very grateful. Donations in memory may be made to Carey Me- Valley Regional Hospital Foundation (in support of palliative care in the home), George C. Nowlan Memorial Scholarship at Acadia or Wolfville Baptist Church. Cremation has taken place. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions, a private graveside service will be held in the Willow Bank Cemetery, Wolfville. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. 

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Service Location
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private graveside service will be held in the Willow Bank Cemetery.

There will be no visitation, by request.

Burial Location
Willow Bank Cemetery, Wolfville

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