Obituary of Avard Lake Sr.
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Avard Murry Lake Sr. 77 of Bramber, Hants County Passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 9th, 2023, at home in Bramber with his Wife (Maude) and Daughter (Leona). Avard was the son of the Late Mercia Lake (Deal) of Bramber. He leaves behind his wife, Maude (Morris) of Bramber, his name sake son, Avard Jr. of Bramber, daughters; Leona (Walter) , Pembroke ; Gaylene, Hantsport and honorary son, Chris (Ida) , Goderich Ontario. He is also survived by brothers; Wesley (Patty) Deal, Windsor, Harry (Carrie) Deal, Drayton Valley. Grandchildren; Jacqueline, Hantsport, Leslie (Mickayla), Gore, Cody (Kayla), Bramber, Laura (Tyler) Mt. Densen, Amanda (Scott) Scotch Village, Tracy (Chad) Stanley, Hannah, Windsor, Christina (Mark) Burlington, Melissa of Alberta. Andrea (Jake) of Alberta. 11 Great Grandchildren. He will be sadly missed as Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brother, and Friend to many. He was predeceased by his Grandparents Sherman Lake (Dorthey) who raised him as their own. Mother Mercia Lake (Deal) and Stepfather Albert Deal, Wile Settlement. Aunt Marilyn (Everette) Wile of Wile Settlement, Aunt Glenda (Clifford) Hill of Summerville, and Uncle Gerald (Helen) Lake of Bramber. Family would like to extend an extra special thank you to neighbours and friends, especially Sherry (“Special Nurse”) & Norman Lake of Bramber for care and help above and beyond the call of duty. Avard had a fierce work ethic. He started his career driving truck for his Uncle Everette (Midland), then on to own a Titan Cabover for whom he worked for Hertle and Jumbo Transport. He left trucking and went into the Crane Operating Industry for many years holding a Journeyman Ticket. He went to work for Sagadore Cranes (A.W. Leil) in Dartmouth in the late 70’s where he worked mobile and heavy cranes for many years. Some accomplishments to his credit being the Confederation Bridge where he had the great pleasure of working with his son, Avard Jr., both operating heavy ringer cranes on Barges (Buzzard) and (Weeks 526). He spent time in the N.W.T. Diamond Mines and a lot of different locations in western Canada. He was so proud to have worked side by side with Avard Jr. and his son Cody, who both followed in his footsteps. He was a proud member of the I.U.O.E 721 for many years until his retirement. He was also an avid musician, very giving often donating money and time to the church and cemetery and any other projects in the neighbourhood in his younger years. He was always happy to play in a benefit for anyone in need and loved the jam sessions and festivals. He was a member and President of the neighbourhood Seniors Hall group. He could often be found picking his guitar during any down time he could find and was known by some as the “life of the party”. Cremation has taken place and a public graveside committal service will take place on July 23, 2023, at 1:30 pm in the Bramber Cemetery, followed by a celebration of life in the New Horizons Hall, Bramber, N.S. Music By Todd Macumber, Jeff Bezanson and Ashton Crawford Rev. Mike Poworoznyk officiating. Family flowers only In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bramber Cemetery Fund, COPD Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society Family would like to offer a very special thank you to the Nurses and Dr’s, of the 200 Ward at Hants Community Hospital for special care given during his stays. Also, a very special thank you to Amber Phillips, Outpatient Palliative Care Nurse. Your support care and concern kept us going. Special thanks to VON & Northwood Home Care. He could not have stayed at home with out your continued support.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Avard Lake Sr., please visit Tribute Store
Sunday, July 23, 2023
Bramber, Nova Scotia, Canada
Celebration of Life
Following the Service a celebration of life will take place in the New Horizons Hall, Bramber, N.S.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bramber Cemetery Fund, COPD Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society
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