CROFT – James Avery, 95, of Western Head, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Veteran’s Unit, Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg on Friday, December 18, 2020.
Born in Western Head, Avery was a son of the late William and Frances (Gerhardt) Croft.
Avery was a veteran of World War Two serving with the Royal Canadian Army Corps. Following the war, Avery returned home and began fishing for a number of years until he went to work with the former Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited as a dock worker. In his spare time, Avery enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.
Avery is survived by his daughter Marilyn (Glen) Whynot of Milton; son Walter of Western Head; grandchildren Michael (Lesley) Whynot, Kyle Croft and Tyler Croft ( Paige Mansfield); great grandson Blaine Whynot and daughter in law Angie Croft.
Besides his parents, Avery was predeceased by his wife Jean Marie Levy, sisters Verna White, Viola Henley, Alice Croft and brothers Roger and William.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date with Reverend Judy Cross officiating in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Bog Road, Liverpool, No flowers. Donations may be made to any charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Dear Marilyn and Walter…..so sorry to hear your loss. I feel so bad for your loss at this time of year. I lost dad on the 20th of Dec. Big hugs to both of you. Treasure the memories.
Richard and Oly March
I’m very sorry for your loss. If it’s any consolation he is in a better place now after having lived a long life surrounded by a loving family.
Dear Marilyn and Walter along with your families….Thinking of you during this difficult time and you are in our prayers. Avery was a great man and we will all miss him and chatting with him.
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
To Marilyn, Glenn and Family,
So very sorry for your loss, sending sincere condolences to all of you , take care❤️
Jordan and Bella Oickle
To Avery’s family
So sorry to hear of Avery’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P. Avery
Walter & Noreen MacDonald & Phyllis Wolfe
Marilyn, Walter & Families: We want to send our deepest sympathy on Uncle Avery’s passing. He touched our hearts and we will miss him dearly.
Ron & Barb Campbell
Marilyn & Family,
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Marilyn and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. Hugs.
Marilyn, Walter and families, so sorry for your loss. We have many memories of past years in the neighborhood . Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Deepest sympathies from the Backman families.
To the family
So sorry Marilyn to see that your father has passed away. Sincere condolences to all of his family. Take care and be safe.
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Marilyn,Walter and Family: Very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad.I always enjoyed a chat with him whenever we met.Our sincere condolences to all Avery’s family.
Rip great uncle
Diane and Donald White
Marilyn and Walter and families so sorry for your loss.
Our sincere condolences to you all.
Diane and Donald
Amy And Glenn
Marilyn, Walter and Families
Glenn and I are so sorry for your loss
June, Ron Deidra and Meghan
We were saddened to hear of Avery’s passing….we will remember him fondly as the nice man he was. Our sincerest condolences to you and your families…I am sure you have lots of great memories to cherish.
Marilyn, I was sorry to read of your Dad’s passing.
My condolences to you & the family.
Kevin Cole and Ruth Anne Zwicker
Marilyn, Walter , and Families
So sorry to hear of Avery’s passing. I worked with Avery on the Dock for many years until his retirement. He was great to work with and I learned a lot from him over the years.
Lance and Karen
Dear Marilyn ,Walter and your family’s we were so saddened to hear of your dads passing please except our sincere condolences We are thinking of you all at this sad time
So sorry to hear of Uncle Avery’s passing. Hugs to the family. ❤
Stephen and Marilyn Anthony
Sorry for your loss
Marilyn, Walter and families, we are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp.
To Marilyn and all of the Croft family on the loss of Avery, our deepest sympathy. Beverley used to enjoy his chats with him when he would see him. Take care and keep your memories close to help through the days ahead.
Loved this man and his wit when he and Jean came to the restaurant. Always looked to see how his garden was coming along compared to mine. Sorry for your loss
Maryann and Scott Rhyno
Marilyn ,Walter and families,
We’re sorry to hear about your dad. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Maryann and Scott
I remember Avery fondly. My sincerest condolences to Michael, Marilyn and family.
Marilyn & Walter my sincere condolences to you both.
Marilyn and Family:
Very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My sincere condolences to all of the family.
I am so sorry to hear of Avery’s passing. Thinking of you all.
Marilyn, Walter & families – I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad.
Marilyn so sorry to hear about your father. God be with you
Marilyn and Walter,
So sorry to hear of Uncle Avery’s passing. He was such a sweet man but strict in so many ways. Loved to have family around. He will be missed. My condolences to you and your families
Charlotte and Bob Kelley
Marilyn, Walter and families. Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dad and grandfather. May the wonderful memories of him help you get through the difficult days ahead. Hugs to all.
Patti and Reid Emenau
Marilyn and family,
We send our sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. He lived a long life and left you all some cherished memories. Take care.
We are so sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences.
Elsa and John Toplis
Sorry to hear of Avery’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the family.
Walter and Marilyn – so sorry for your loss – I met Avery and Bimmy at the wharf at the mill many years ago. I’m sure you have lots of great memories to share with your friends and family. He lead a great long life. Hugs to you both.
Bruce and Charlene
To Marilyn, Walter and all of Avery’s family.
We have many fond memories of your Dad…spending time in the neighbourhood. He was a kind and gentle man with that little twinkle in his eye. We extend our deepest sympathy.
So sorry for your loss, Marilyn and family,
Thinking of you, Jan
My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Barbie
Janet and George Fletcher
Marilyn and Walter. We were sorry to hear about Avery. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
So sorry to hear about your dad. I always enjoyed my conversations with Avery, he always made me laugh, he will be missed. Thinking of you.
To All of Avery’s Family,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. It is always hard to lose someone you love. From World War II to 2020 – Avery lived to see many, many changes in our world – a long life, well lived. He will be missed, especially on Sand Beach Road.
My sincerest condolences,
Pam and Wayne Westhaver
Marilyn,Walter and Families,Sorry for your loss.Thinking of you at this sad time.
Marilyn and Family
So sorry to hear of your Fathers passing, my thoughts are with you all.
Esther Doggett (Tarr)
To Marilyn, Walter and all of Avery’s family.
Condolences to all of Avery’s family. I have found that grief is not a quick process but the wonderful memories will help you get through the difficult days and years ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Duncan Neil MacIsaac and Goretti MacIsaac
Sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Duncan & Goretti MacIsaac
Peggy and Richard Hatt
Richard and I would like to send our deepest sympathies to Avery ‘s family .Marilyn ,rest easy in knowing that you spent as much time as you could with your dad,which was a lot .We saw you at the restaurant on Sundays and you were at the hospital when you weren’t working . Know that we are thinking of you .Sincerely Peggy and Richard
John and Trina Langley
So sorry to hear of Avery’s passing.Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Anna Greek and Carla Roy
To all of Avery’s Family…
Please accept our sincere condolences.It’s never easy losing a parent no matter how long they have been with us.May the memories that you made together help you through the coming weeks.
Kurt and Anne Sarty
Marilyn, Walter and family.
So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May he Rest In Peace.
Diane. And Ian. Munro
Dear Marilyn; We were so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. Ian, Paula and I send our condolences to you and the family. Take care of yourselves. Most sincerely Diane and Ian
Billand Anna Cox
Marilyn, Walter and families
Sorry to read of your father’s passing but he had a good long life. We extend our deepest sympathies.
John & Nancy LEEFE
Avery was a fine gentleman, always friendly, always ready for a chat. He will always be remembered with a smile.
Kimberley A Foley
I was really sorry to hear of Avery’s passing.He was always fun to be around and always had that twinkle in his eye.I remember him fondly from many years ago.Treasure the long life he had and the time you got to spend with him.Thinking of you all with fond memories.
Kim and Dale Foley
Marion and I send our condolences to the Croft family.
So sorry to see that your father passed.Sincere condolences to all his family.Take care and keep your memories close to help through the days.
So Sorry Marilyn and family. So hard , especially near Christmas. Thinking of you with sincere sympathy
Doug and Pat Lohnes
Walter ,Marilyn and families:
Sorry to learn of Avery’s passing . Always enjoyed our conversations. Pat and I send our condolences.
Charlotte and Bobby Kelley
Marilyn, Walter and families. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the wonderful memories of your dad help get you through the difficult days ahead.
december 19, 2020
to marilyn and walter and families,
so sorry to hear of avery’s passing. my thoughts and prayers are with you
at this sad time.
Marilyn and family.
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember you father and mother very well. I always enjoyed having a chat with them when we met.
Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Linda & Raymond Wentzell
Bev and Chris Amirault
Walter,and Marilyn and family so sorry for your loss . Thinking of you all . Hold all the .memories of Avery close . He was one of the lucky ones to have lived a long life . Hugs to you both
Marilyn ,Sorry to hear about your Dad.Our sincere condolences to you all.
Boomie and Brenda
Dear Marilyn and Walter
So very sorry to hear of your loss our deepest sympathy to you and your families .
Boomie and Brenda
Bob and Brenda Lohnes
Marilyn and Family: Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Bob worked with him many years ago at Bowaters and always spoke of him kindly. May your many memories help you through this sad time.
Daryl and Gladys Williams
Marilyn and The Croft Family
So sorry to hear of Avery’s passing. We offer our sincere condolences.
Marilyn and family
So sorry for your loss. Norman and I send sincere condolences to you and your family.
Nancy and Manson White
Marilyn and Family,
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take care.
NANCY AND MANSON
Jeff and Erin
Marilyn and Walter
So sorry for your loss.Sending our sincerest condolences to you and your families.
Deàr Marilyn ,Walter And Family So Sorry For Your Loss, Sending Sincere Condolences , Aunt Shirley.
George and Carolyn Parnell
Sincere condolences to the family.
Lillian Darlene (Hubley) Godfrey
Marilyn and family, I was sadden to hear of your Dads passing. Please except my condolences.
Marilyn & Walter. & Families. I was so sorry to read of Uncle Avery,s passing .I know he had a long and fulfilling life but will be dearly missed by all his family & friends. He was a Special person &I will always remember his smile and twinkle .RIP Uncle
David & Judy Whynott of mersey point
To walter, marilyn and all of Avery’s family we are very sorry to hear of your loss. Avery was always a pleasure to chat with and had some interesting stories to pass on.he was one of the first people I would go to the lake in summer to chat with for the evening when we moved out here. He will be missed by all who knew him.Bless you all for you loss.
Marilyn and Family,
My sincere condolences on your Dad’s passing. Let the wonderful memories of him help
to comfort you during this time.
Donald & Debbie Stevens
I’m very sorry to hear that your Dad passed away. I will always remember him stopping his gardening to wave every time I drove by. He is loved and will be missed.
Donald and Debbie
Marilyn and Family. Sorry for the loss of your Dad. He lived a long full life. Thinking of you all at this time. The last of his siblings. Linda Marsh (Viola’s daughter)
Barry and Sharon Levy
Marilyn, Walter and Families,
So very sorry to hear of Uncle Avery’s passing.
Sending heartfelt condolences to all of you
Bob & Janet Robar
Marilyn & Walter. I am so sorry to hear of you Dads passing. Although I have not seen Uncle Avery for many years I remember him as good person who loved to spend time in his garden and workshop. I’m sure he and your mom are now happily reunited. Take care.
Darren Whynot & Lisa Tarr
to all the family we are sorry for your loss
Marilyn,my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father . He was a great gentleman and I always enjoyed the times we had together at family gatherings .I will miss seeing him. You and Avery are in my prayers .May he Rest In Peace
Shirley & Ralph Conrad
Dear Marilyn and Walter
Our deepest sympathies to you and you families in the passing of Uncle Avery. I will remember him fondly growing up in Western Head. We have lost another great person in our family. Cherish the memories, Ralph & Shirley Conrad
Laurie and Georgina Naugler
Marilyn, Walter and family
We were sorry to read of Uncle Avery’s passing. Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and the Croft and Whynot families. I remember his smile, wit and have fond memories of Uncle Avery during the earlier years of growing up in Western Head. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this sad time. May he Rest In Peace.
Nellie Crouse, Bernie, Kathy Rumbolt
Sorry to learn of Avery’s passing…our sincere condolences.
Nellie Crouse, Kathy and Bernie Rumbolt
Dear Marilyn and. Walter
So sorry to hear of Avery,s passing.our thoughts and prayers are with
You at this difficult time. Please hold on tight to your memories.
So sorry to read of your father’s passing. May your many memories help you in the coming days.
Sincere Condolence to Marilyn and family god bless you all
To Walter, Marilyn, and families
I just read about your father, and wanted to express my sincere condolences on Avery’s passing. It’s very hard to lose someone close. And it never goes away. We all deal with problems every day, but these times are worse. Take care of each other.
Deepest regrets and respect