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Obituary of Eldon Leroy Archibald
Jan 21, 2022- Eldon Leroy Archibald passed away peacefully at home with the love of his life and wife of 62 years, Olive (Sutherland) by his side. Born June 19, 1932 in Lochaber, the 11th of 13 children of the late Alexander Fisher Archibald and Elizabeth C (Bessie) Fenton, he lived his entire life in Denver Guysborough County. He attended Newtown School and began working at an early age with the family business F. Archibald and Sons Saw Mill with his father and brothers, where he worked until about 6 years ago. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter Charlene (Clinton) Porter, Denver. -Sons: Kurt (Diana), MacPhersons Mills, Kerry(Linda), Glenelg, and Sheldon (Debra), Lochaber. -Grandchildren: Kristin(Greg) tenBrinke, Kraig (Cora) Porter, Kurtis (Krista) Porter, Blake (Nadia) Archibald, Carla Archibald, Kaitlin (Joel) Breen, Bradley (Jessie) Archibald, Emily and Jorden Archibald. -Greatgrandchildren: Kenna Archibald, Ashlyn and Everly Breen, Luca, Jake, Brooke and Henry Porter. -Brothers- in- law: Eldon Taylor, Russell Porter, Vernon Sutherland (Fauline). -Sisters- in- law: Marilyn Archibald, Wanda (Les) Sutherland and Pauline Sutherland. Many nieces and nephews and extended family. The last surviving member of his immediate family, he was predeceased by brothers: Joe (Margie), Clarence (Joyce), Frank (Muriel), Bob (Ethel), Ray, John(Inf.) and Harold and sisters: Vera (Sterling) Taylor, Hazel (Stewart) Gunn, Isabel Porter, Muriel Taylor and Ruth (Jimmy) MacKay. -Granddaughter: Kiera Porter - Brother-in-law: Doug Sutherland. A lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan, he enjoyed watching his sons and grandchildren play minor hockey and other sports and dance. Eldon was a man of strong faith, a long-time member, Elder and Clerk of Session and Chairman of the Board, Kirk Memorial United Church, Aspen. A member of the St. Mary's Male Choir 1984-2004 and Greenfield Oldsters Club participating in Guysborough County Older Adult Games for numerous years. Eldon was the first fire chief of St. Mary's Fire Department, Glenelg. He worked for the phone company and Department of Transportation for a short time but always returned to the woods and saw mill. A woodsman and avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed camping, trapping, fishing at Hardwood Lake, moose hunting trips to Cape Breton, hiking, family drives in the van, Stan Rogers Folk Festival, trips to Newfoundland and PEI, telling stories, playing cribbage, doing crossword puzzles, participating in hymn sings, family reunions and in his eighties, he developed a love for travelling south to family weddings in Cuba and Dominican Republic. He loved to be anywhere people were present and food was served! Memorial donations to Kirk Memorial United Church, C/O 350 College Rd., Newtown, NS B2H 5C8 or Evergreen Cemetery C/O 201 Glenelg Church Rd. Glenelg, BOH 1E0 would be greatly appreciated. Family flowers only please. A private family funeral will be held at Kirk Memorial United Church followed by burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Aspen with Rev. Derek Elsworth officiating. Due to Covid a public celebration of his life will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank Dr. Ackermann and Dr. MacLean, Melrose Continuing Care/Home Care and St. Mary's Palliative Care for support and care received. angusfuneralhomes.com