Westhaver, Nellie Dell
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99, of Head of St. Margaret’s Bay passed away on Tuesday April 30, 2019. Born in Halifax she was the daughter of the late Welsford and Pearl Hartlen. She was a member of the St. Margaret’s Bay Baptist Church for 82 years. A lifetime member of the PC Woman’s Assoc., an avid gardener, wonderful cook and a fine homemaker who enjoyed entertaining and never left her home without making a fashion statement. After working as a receptionist at NuWay Dry Cleaner’s in Halifax she moved home to care for her mother for a number of years. In 1967 she married Glendon Westhaver, her husband for 25 years. He was an old friend from Jeddore and the father of five children, three of which joined her in their new home on Masons Point. In later years she enjoyed bingo with friends and spent many hours working on the Lexicon puzzles. At the age of 92 she appeared in the Hubbards Dinner Theatre, and later the National Film Board Documentary “Mabel” beside her dear friend for many years, Mabel Robinson. Truly a highlight of her life.
Nellie was predeceased by sisters, Hazel, Gladys, Irene, Pearl “Polly”, Ella, Ina, Ida and Helen; brothers, Albert, Clifford, Leslie and Nelson; son, Nicholas Westhaver, her loving husband, Glen; grandson, Kevin Conrad.
She is survived by daughters, Mae Conrad, St. Margaret’s Bay; Pamela Westhaver, Chemainus, B.C.; Dale (Foster) Conrod, Calgary, Alberta; Beverly (Arthur) Robar, Torbrook Mines; daughter-in-law, Vicki Frail, Halifax; son, Brice (Crissy) Westhaver, Greenwood; grandchildren, Christopher Conrod, Troy and Paul Westhaver, Scott, Keith Kimball and Trevor Conrad, Robert and Stephanie Wales, Matthew Westhaver, Nicole Veinot, Cody Robar and Nicole Keddy; twenty-three, great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; also a niece, Donna Coolen and nephews, Oscar and Allen Boutilier.
Special thanks to the wonderful people of Melville Lodge for your care, friendship and love.
Visitation will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 5th in the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy’s Cove Road, Upper Tantallon. Service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 6th in the Head of St. Margaret’s Bay Baptist Church, 6374 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Pastor John Purdy officiating. Immediately following the service, a committal will be held in Mason’s Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Margaret’s Bay Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made to www.rawalker. ca