Caleb McLain

Obituary of Caleb Leroy McLain

MCLAIN, Caleb Leroy – age 55 of New Cumberland, passed away peacefully at the Valley Hospice in Kentville, Nova Scotia with his hand held tight, and words of love spoken.

Caleb (Cale) was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia on September 13, 1968.  Cale is survived by his partner of 23 years, Connie Woodsworth, two sons, Sean (Christy) McLain, Bridgewater; step son, Brandon Rafuse (Erin), East Dalhousie; proud parents, Jackie, Paulette (Monroe) McLain, New Cumberland; sister, Wanda (James) Anderson, New Cumberland; brother, “J.J.” John ( Krisanne) McLain, New Cumberland; nieces and nephews, Josh Tanner (Meghan), Sabrina, Melissa (Jonathan), and the babies, Callie and Helena.

Many memorable moments were spent with Andy and Elizabeth Baker (lifelong friends) of Conquerall Bank, and Marilyn ”Uncle Marilyn LOL”; Lawrence Crouse of Newcombville.  Cale was pre-deceased by his grandparents Leroy, Freda McLain of Newcombville, William, Freda Monroe of Bridgewater.

Cale was a very large support to his community, and a jack of all trades.  Many came to him for help and guidance.  Most of Cale’s life was involved in mechanical work of all kinds, from large trucks to passenger vehicles, or anything with a small motor that needed fixing.  Many passersby’s would stop if they saw him in his garage, either for a laugh, or the bare hard facts of their problem.  He told it like it was, fix it, or junk it!

Many thanks to Marion, Jacqueline Shaw of Cumberland for their devoted help and support during this emotional time, Valley Hospice for their kindness and devotion during his final hours.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, 35 York Street, Bridgewater.  Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of life and graveside memorial will take place in the near future.  Online condolences may be made by visiting