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Obituary for John St. Clair Backman

John St. Clair Backman

John passed away on October 7, 2021. He was the son of the late Neil and Viola (Zinck) Backman. He was born on Graves Island in Lunenburg County and grew up across the water in Aspotogan. He was a well respected salesman for Ben’s Bakery for 36 years. He was a quiet and caring man with a great sense of humor. The first 21 years of married life were spent in Spryfield. Then the desire to “live on the water” took him to St. Margaret’s Bay. There he enjoyed boating, snowmobiling, and ATVing. His passion for beautiful and well kept vehicles continued all his life. After retirement, he enjoyed bus trips to the U.S. and Canada. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Darlene. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Constance (Kidston); also, his brother, Ira (Nancy), and 4 nephews. Thanks to the staff of St. Vincent Nursing Home, for the care and compassion shown to John for the last 2 ½ years.

The funeral service will be held 2p.m. Wednesday, October 13th in St. George’s Anglican Church, Head of St. Margaret’s Bay with Rev. Brieanna Andrews officiating. Interment will follow approximately at 3:30 p.m. in Emmanuel Anglican Church Cemetery, Sussex St., Spryfield, with Rev. Michelle Bull officiating. Due to COVID 19 restrictions masks and proof of vaccinations are mandatory to attend. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St, George’s Anglican Church, 6310 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Head of St. Margaret’s Bay or Emmanuel Church Cemetery Fund, 322 Herring Cove Road., Halifax, N.S. B3R 1V4, or charity of choice. Online condolences can be made to