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Croft; James Avery

Posted By Obits On December 18, 2020 @ 2:18 pm In Obituaries | 88 Comments

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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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Condolence from Bridget Dorey on December 18th, 2020 4:14 pm

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.

Condolence from Richard and Oly March on December 18th, 2020 4:20 pm

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.

Condolence from pamela mansfield on December 18th, 2020 4:46 pm

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.

Condolence from Dennis & Sherri Harrington on December 18th, 2020 4:48 pm

To Marilyn, Glenn and Family,
So very sorry for your loss, sending sincere condolences to all of you , take care❤️

Condolence from Jordan and Bella Oickle on December 18th, 2020 5:34 pm

To Avery’s family
So sorry to hear of Avery’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P. Avery

Condolence from Walter & Noreen MacDonald & Phyllis Wolfe on December 18th, 2020 6:03 pm

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.

Condolence from Ron & Barb Campbell on December 18th, 2020 6:10 pm

Marilyn & Family,
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Tasha Huskins on December 18th, 2020 6:14 pm

Marilyn and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. Hugs.

Condolence from Marion Clattenburg on December 18th, 2020 6:20 pm

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.

Condolence from Darlene Connolly on December 18th, 2020 6:40 pm

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.

Condolence from Gordon and Jackie Eisnor on December 18th, 2020 7:17 pm

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.

Condolence from Eddie Greek on December 18th, 2020 7:38 pm

Rip great uncle

Condolence from Diane and Donald White on December 18th, 2020 7:58 pm

Marilyn and Walter and families so sorry for your loss.
Our sincere condolences to you all.

Diane and Donald

Condolence from Amy And Glenn on December 18th, 2020 8:11 pm

Marilyn, Walter and Families

Glenn and I are so sorry for your loss

Condolence from June, Ron Deidra and Meghan on December 18th, 2020 8:15 pm

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.

Condolence from Anne Peverill on December 18th, 2020 8:33 pm

Marilyn, I was sorry to read of your Dad’s passing.
My condolences to you & the family.

Condolence from Kevin Cole and Ruth Anne Zwicker on December 18th, 2020 8:37 pm

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.

Condolence from Lance and Karen on December 18th, 2020 9:43 pm

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

Condolence from Dawn Hanley on December 18th, 2020 9:57 pm

So sorry to hear of Uncle Avery’s passing. Hugs to the family. ❤

Condolence from Stephen and Marilyn Anthony on December 18th, 2020 10:09 pm

Sorry for your loss

Condolence from Billy Joudrey on December 18th, 2020 10:21 pm

Marilyn, Walter and families, we are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp. on December 18th, 2020 10:42 pm

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.

Condolence from Rika Bolivar on December 18th, 2020 11:00 pm

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

Condolence from Maryann and Scott Rhyno on December 18th, 2020 11:02 pm

Marilyn ,Walter and families,
We’re sorry to hear about your dad. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Maryann and Scott

Condolence from Kerri Nickerson on December 18th, 2020 11:03 pm

I remember Avery fondly. My sincerest condolences to Michael, Marilyn and family.

Condolence from Walter Miller on December 18th, 2020 11:14 pm

Marilyn & Walter my sincere condolences to you both.

Condolence from Linda Whynot on December 19th, 2020 6:43 am

Marilyn and Family:

Very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My sincere condolences to all of the family.

Condolence from Wanda Levy on December 19th, 2020 6:48 am

I am so sorry to hear of Avery’s passing. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Conrad Valerie on December 19th, 2020 6:51 am

Marilyn, Walter & families – I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad.

Condolence from Laurie Lethbridge on December 19th, 2020 7:26 am

Marilyn so sorry to hear about your father. God be with you

Condolence from Sandy Cross on December 19th, 2020 8:01 am

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

Condolence from Charlotte and Bob Kelley on December 19th, 2020 8:04 am

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.

Condolence from Patti and Reid Emenau on December 19th, 2020 8:08 am

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.

Condolence from Joanne Rushton on December 19th, 2020 8:16 am

We are so sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences.

Condolence from Elsa and John Toplis on December 19th, 2020 8:20 am

Sorry to hear of Avery’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the family.

Condolence from Donna Denison on December 19th, 2020 8:44 am

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.

Condolence from Bruce and Charlene on December 19th, 2020 8:53 am

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.

Condolence from Jan Winchester on December 19th, 2020 8:57 am

So sorry for your loss, Marilyn and family,
Thinking of you, Jan

Condolence from Barb Fralic on December 19th, 2020 9:00 am

My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Barbie

Condolence from Janet and George Fletcher on December 19th, 2020 9:24 am

Marilyn and Walter. We were sorry to hear about Avery. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Bonnie Mitton on December 19th, 2020 9:46 am

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.

Condolence from Ruby Stevens on December 19th, 2020 10:09 am

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,
Ruby

Condolence from Pam and Wayne Westhaver on December 19th, 2020 11:04 am

Marilyn,Walter and Families,Sorry for your loss.Thinking of you at this sad time.

Condolence from Bruce Theriau on December 19th, 2020 11:13 am

Marilyn and Family

So sorry to hear of your Fathers passing, my thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Esther Doggett (Tarr) on December 19th, 2020 11:17 am

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.

Condolence from Duncan Neil MacIsaac and Goretti MacIsaac on December 19th, 2020 12:27 pm

Croft Family;
Sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Duncan & Goretti MacIsaac

Condolence from Peggy and Richard Hatt on December 19th, 2020 1:06 pm

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

Condolence from John and Trina Langley on December 19th, 2020 1:24 pm

So sorry to hear of Avery’s passing.Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Anna Greek and Carla Roy on December 19th, 2020 1:37 pm

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.

Condolence from Kurt and Anne Sarty on December 19th, 2020 1:49 pm

Marilyn, Walter and family.

So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May he Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Diane. And Ian. Munro on December 19th, 2020 1:52 pm

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

Condolence from Billand Anna Cox on December 19th, 2020 1:57 pm

Marilyn, Walter and families
Sorry to read of your father’s passing but he had a good long life. We extend our deepest sympathies.

Condolence from John & Nancy LEEFE on December 19th, 2020 2:47 pm

Avery was a fine gentleman, always friendly, always ready for a chat. He will always be remembered with a smile.

Condolence from Kimberley A Foley on December 19th, 2020 3:01 pm

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

Condolence from Gary Davis on December 19th, 2020 3:07 pm

Marion and I send our condolences to the Croft family.

Condolence from Fred&Connie Hynick on December 19th, 2020 3:09 pm

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.

Condolence from Linda Lucier on December 19th, 2020 3:44 pm

So Sorry Marilyn and family. So hard , especially near Christmas. Thinking of you with sincere sympathy

Condolence from Doug and Pat Lohnes on December 19th, 2020 3:59 pm

Walter ,Marilyn and families:
Sorry to learn of Avery’s passing . Always enjoyed our conversations. Pat and I send our condolences.

Condolence from Charlotte and Bobby Kelley on December 19th, 2020 4:05 pm

Marilyn, Walter and families. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the wonderful memories of your dad help get you through the difficult days ahead.

Condolence from gloria aulenback on December 19th, 2020 4:17 pm

gloria,
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.

Condolence from Linda Wentzell on December 19th, 2020 4:24 pm

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

Condolence from Bev and Chris Amirault on December 19th, 2020 4:39 pm

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

Condolence from David&Bonnie Hatt on December 19th, 2020 4:58 pm

Marilyn ,Sorry to hear about your Dad.Our sincere condolences to you all.

Condolence from Boomie and Brenda on December 19th, 2020 5:24 pm

Dear Marilyn and Walter

So very sorry to hear of your loss our deepest sympathy to you and your families .

Boomie and Brenda

Condolence from Bob and Brenda Lohnes on December 19th, 2020 8:09 pm

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.

Condolence from Daryl and Gladys Williams on December 19th, 2020 8:34 pm

Marilyn and The Croft Family

So sorry to hear of Avery’s passing. We offer our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Bonnie Wentzell on December 20th, 2020 8:47 am

Marilyn and family
So sorry for your loss. Norman and I send sincere condolences to you and your family.
Bonnie

Condolence from Nancy and Manson White on December 20th, 2020 10:03 am

Marilyn and Family,

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take care.

NANCY AND MANSON

Condolence from Jeff and Erin on December 20th, 2020 2:44 pm

Marilyn and Walter

So sorry for your loss.Sending our sincerest condolences to you and your families.

Condolence from Shirleylevy on December 20th, 2020 2:47 pm

Deàr Marilyn ,Walter And Family So Sorry For Your Loss, Sending Sincere Condolences , Aunt Shirley.

Condolence from George and Carolyn Parnell on December 20th, 2020 3:59 pm

Sincere condolences to the family.

Condolence from Lillian Darlene (Hubley) Godfrey on December 20th, 2020 4:16 pm

Marilyn and family, I was sadden to hear of your Dads passing. Please except my condolences.

Condolence from Barbara Naugler on December 20th, 2020 4:17 pm

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

Condolence from David & Judy Whynott of mersey point on December 20th, 2020 7:25 pm

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.

Condolence from Bonnie Henderson on December 21st, 2020 9:20 am

Marilyn and Family,

My sincere condolences on your Dad’s passing. Let the wonderful memories of him help
to comfort you during this time.

Sincerely,
Bonnie

Condolence from Donald & Debbie Stevens on December 21st, 2020 9:33 am

Walter
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

Condolence from Linda Marsh on December 21st, 2020 12:41 pm

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)

Condolence from Barry and Sharon Levy on December 21st, 2020 4:22 pm

Marilyn, Walter and Families,
So very sorry to hear of Uncle Avery’s passing.
Sending heartfelt condolences to all of you

Condolence from Bob & Janet Robar on December 21st, 2020 8:44 pm

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.

Condolence from Darren Whynot & Lisa Tarr on December 22nd, 2020 8:50 am

to all the family we are sorry for your loss

Condolence from Raeburn Hall on December 22nd, 2020 10:31 am

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

Condolence from Shirley & Ralph Conrad on December 22nd, 2020 11:11 am

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

Condolence from Laurie and Georgina Naugler on December 22nd, 2020 12:17 pm

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.

Condolence from Nellie Crouse, Bernie, Kathy Rumbolt on December 22nd, 2020 6:34 pm

Sorry to learn of Avery’s passing…our sincere condolences.

Nellie Crouse, Kathy and Bernie Rumbolt

Condolence from Cindy&Theodore Hanley on December 23rd, 2020 6:07 pm

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.

Condolence from Sheila Feakes on December 23rd, 2020 9:14 pm

Marilyn
So sorry to read of your father’s passing. May your many memories help you in the coming days.

Condolence from David Whynot on December 28th, 2020 9:53 pm

Sincere Condolence to Marilyn and family god bless you all

Condolence from Brian MacNutt on January 10th, 2021 12:35 pm

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
Brian

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