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William Maurice "Moe" Brehaut


William Maurice "Moe" Brehaut

William Maurice "Moe" Brehaut, of Kentville, passed away peacefully at the age of 96 on June 22, 2023 in Grand View Manor, Berwick, NS. He was born on September 3, 1926 in Charlottetown, PEI to Marion (Beck) and Chester Brehaut.

Maurice married his first wife Dorothy "Dot" Nesbit in 1951. He worked as an accountant for T. Eaton Co. in Moncton, NB and with a number of General Motors car dealerships throughout New Brunswick. In 1959, he moved his family to Greenwood, NS where he worked for Marshall Motors and gained a number of RCAF airmen as lifelong friends. While living in Greenwood he completed courses to obtain a teaching certificate from the New Brunswick Technical Institute in Moncton, NB. In 1963 the family moved to Kentville where he began his teaching career as one of the first teachers at the Kings Regional Vocational School in Kentville (now the NS Community College – Kingstec Campus). There he taught the Business Education course until 1975 when he left to return to accounting, working for the Doane and Houghton firm in Kentville until he retired.

Moe was an avid HAM Radio operator who’s call sign was VE1-AEM (Able Easy Mike). There was always an ever-present radio in the car, in a room of the house or in the basement "radio room" where he enjoyed talking to people from all around the world. Over the years he was highly involved in the local Kings County Amateur Radio Club.

Maurice is survived by his second wife, Lisa (Raymond); and his three children, Ann Lewis (Hantford), Daniel (Linda), and Donna Messom (Lew). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jacy Lewis (Julien Chiasson), Sondra Brehaut (Mark Munro), Lucas Brehaut (Adam Lomond), Mitchell Messom (Ren McNeil) and Brandon Messom; along with his three great-granddaughters, Sawyer Messom, Ainsley Lewis-Chiasson and Lillian Munro. In addition, he is also survived by one sister-in-law, Nellie Theriault.

Maurice was predeceased by his parents, his first wife; his brothers, Windsor and Keith; and sister, Marguerite MacInerney.

Although his stay at the Manor was a short one the family want to express their gratitude for the excellent care and kindness our father received from all the nursing staff, the doctor and other staff at Grand View Manor. We would also like to thank the Careforce Company and their care-giving staff for the wonderful home care services they provided prior to his move to Grand View Manor.

Cremation has taken place. The visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2023 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. In keeping with Maurice’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. A private burial will be held in Charlottetown, PEI at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Nova Scotia VON Kings County Branch or any charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online condolences and inquiries may be directed to

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Service Location
There will be no funeral service, by request.

Thursday, July 6, 2023
Visitation Time
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Visitation Location
White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Nova Scotia

Burial Date
At a later date
Burial Location
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Requested Charity
Nova Scotia VON Kings County Branch or any charity of choice