Obituary of Albert Tufts
TUFTS, Albert Lloyd— Age 67, of Simpson’s Corner. It is with heavy hearts that we announce his passing, after a long battle with cancer, at South Shore Regional Hospital on September 16, 2018, surrounded by his family.
Born on December 9, 1950, he was the son of the late Ernest and Lillian (Hyson) Tufts. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many. To have known him was something special.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Edna May Tufts, Simpsons Corner; daughters Susie Tufts , Wileville; Peggy Tufts, East Clifford; Brenda (William) Simpson, Hemford; son Lloyd (Shauna) Tufts, Simpsons Corner; grand-daughters Anne and Julia; sister Judith (Michael) Joudrey, Bakers Settlement; half-sister Sheena (Chris) Cross, England; brothers Allen (Ravenna) Tufts, West Dublin; Alden (Sharon) Tufts, Newcombville; many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by sisters Daisy Conrad, Thelma Wile and Mildred Langille; brothers Alfred and Burlin Tufts; half brother Stephen Maden; and 3 siblings in infancy.
Known to many as “Abbie”, he was a hard-working man doing many jobs logging, fixing small engines, Lunenburg Fish Plant, Cameron Construction, Bill Lynch and Calvin Snyder. He finally found a life long career and home at Mosher Motors Ford, working as a mechanic for 40 years. He could fix anything, all he needed was a wrench. He was a “live every moment and have a good time” kind of man. His famous saying was “Let’s go on tour. AIIIEEE!!” He could often be heard singing a tune (with his own words in place of the real ones), playing cards at the kitchen table, and was a great dance partner. He was a man with a huge heart and it was often “Abbie” to the rescue.
By request there will be no visitation. A joint celebration of life for Albert and his wife Edna, will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1 p.m., in the Hemford Fire Hall, located at 2121 Highway 208, Hemford. Pastor Paul Jensen officiating. A private family burial will be held in Hillside Cemetery, Simpsons Corner. Family flowers only. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of C.F. Sweeny’s Funeral Home, New Germany. Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.
He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him.
Card of Thanks
We would like to thank all the doctors and nurses in Halifax, Bridgewater and Palliative Care who helped Dad along the way; all the friends and family who helped out getting things done like cutting, splitting and putting away all his wood, meal preparations and delivery, all the visitors and to anyone who brought out smiles from dad. One thing he never lost through this was his sense of humor. We all carry special memories of this wonderful man and that is something none of us will ever lose