WHITE - Nelson Merton, of Noel Road, passed away at home on his 74th birthday, March 6, 2017. Born in Noel Road in 1943, he was a son of the late Vincent and Florence (Burgess) White. Nelson enjoyed horseracing and playing cards and was a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays. He will be missed by family and friends, including his best buddy, Snowball. Nelson is survived by his wife, Donna (Scott); children, Lesa (John) Hamilton and Ricky (Beth); grandchildren, Kyle (Charlotte), Megan (Colton), Delaney, Noah, Sophie, and Shanique; siblings, Paul (Marie), Murray (Sharon), Russell (Kathy), and Gwen; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Nelson was predeceased by his brothers, Maurice and Terry; sister-in-law, Linda; and brother-in-law, Royce. Cremation has taken place with no visitation by request. A graveside committal service open to all will be held in St. James Presbyterian Cemetery, Noel Road on Sunday, March 19 at 2pm, Rev. Angus R. MacDonald officiating. Special thanks to the VON, Dr. Michele MacLean, the doctors and nurses at CEHHC and the QEII, St. James Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Gus MacDonald for their care and kindness. Donations in memory of Nelson may be made to St. James Presbyterian Church, c/o Goldie White, White Settlement Road, RR2 Kennetcook, N.S. B0N 1P0. Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 354, Kennetcook, ph-1-902-362-2440 or please visit our web site at www.allenfh.ca to sign the guest book and send private condolences.