Starratt, Wilbur Hedley-86 of Sackville, formerly of Hantsport. It is with sad hearts we announce Wilbur’s passing on June 16, 2020, peacefully at home with loved ones close by. Born in Hantsport, NS on November 30, 1933 was the son of the late Lloyd and Leonore (Bishop)Starratt.
During his lifetime he wore many hats including: Mechanic, Carpenter, Entrepreneur, Teacher, Counsellor, Chairman of KCSB, Assistant Engineer-Gypsum Boats, Mechanical Superintendent-National Gypsum, Wheeler Dealer, Owner/Operator of a General Store and 2 Service Stations. Wilbur settled into semi-retirement during winter in Arizona, enjoying the hot dry climate golfing and meeting new friends. Out-going by nature, he was quick witted with a playful sense of humor, strong work ethic, a commitment to fair play and a deep love of country music. He was one of the founding members of the band “Ebb Tide” that became well known on the Shore and surrounding area for their dances, fundraisers and entertaining in Seniors’ facilities. A jam session always occurred whenever family or friends dropped by. In his early years he was heavily involved with playing hockey and baseball for local teams. He played for and later coached the Hantsport Shamrocks when they won the Eastern Senior A Men’s Baseball Championship in 1961.
Family was especially important to Wilbur. Gatherings, special occasions, and reunions were always filled with music, laughter, and good food. He taught important life skills such as his common-sense attitude, wisdom, honesty, compassion for and love of animals and farming. If questioned he would reply, “I may not be right, but I am never wrong.”
Wilbur was a much-loved husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his loving wife Charlotte (Harvie) Lower Sackville, daughters Cheryl Levy B.C.,Pamela (Wayne)Marks Alta, Sarah McMillen Alta, sons Raymond (Patricia) NS, Bernard Alta, special son(nephew)Duane McLellan NB, brother Richard(Dick), sisters Zelda McLellan, Mary Lee(Terrance)Coldwell, grandchildren Aaron, Raeanne, Joshua, Julia, Angela, Laura, Garett, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter.
Wilbur is predeceased by daughter Ruth Ann Bernard, son in law Alan Levy, brother in law Ivan (Whitey)McLellan
There will be no public service or visitation upon Wilbur’s request. A celebration of life will be announced at a future date. Due to current Nova Scotia Health regulations concerning Covid-19 Virus a private family internment will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sackville NS. Donations in memory of Wilbur made be made to Hantsport Shamrocks, Hantsport Baptist Church Building Fund, or charity of choice
Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home,Hwy 215,Summerville,NS phone 1-902-633-2431 or please visit our website at www.allenfh.ca to sign the guest book and send private condolences
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There will be no public service or visitation upon Wilbur’s request.
A celebration of life will be announced at a future date.
Due to current Nova Scotia Health regulations concerning Covid-19 Virus a private family internment will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sackville NS.
Donations in memory of Wilbur made be made to Hantsport Shamrocks, Hantsport Baptist Church Building Fund, or charity of choice