James Allwright

Obituary of James E.F. Allwright

ALLWRIGHT, James Ernest Firman "Jim" - 86, Berwick, Kings Co., it is with heavy hearts that the family announces his passing after a lengthy, well-fought battle with cancer, on Monday, February 6, 2012, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Montreal, Que., he was a son of the late Ernest and Ida (Stone) Allwright.Left to mourn Jim's passing are his loving wife of 58 years, Alexandra R. "Sandra" (Bentley) Allwright, Berwick; sons, Bill (Carla), Paris, Ont.; David (Elaine), Victoria Beach, Man.; daughters, Elizabeth (Vince) Porter, Valrico, Fla.; Jennifer Allwright, Brandon, Fla.; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a second great-granddaughter due to be born this week; sister, Lil Berry, Alma, Que.; sister-in-law, Charlene Bentley, Berwick; aunt, Mildred Clarke, Woodville; many nephews and nieces; much loved cousins in England and the United States. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Clara D’Albenas and Ethel Lockyer; nephew, Kenneth D’Albenas; brother-in-law, Ronald Luckman.Jim was a graduate of McGill and Acadia Universities. He was a well-respected teacher and Principal for 33 years, in Quebec and the last 16 years in Ottawa. Jim and Sandra retired to Berwick/Donnellan’s Brook in 1985. He fell in love with Nova Scotia and the family spent many of their summers on the Fundy coast or on the Bentley farm in South Berwick. A great source of happiness and comfort in Jim’s retirement years was ‘his church family’ at Aylesford United Church of which he was a proud member. Jim will also be remembered by his darling Boston Terrier, MacKenzie.Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Bryce Johnstone and DeMont Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service (902-538-8317). There will be no visitation. Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 11, in the Aylesford United Church, 2414 Hwy No. 1, Aylesford. Rev. Brenda Nesbitt officiating, with interment at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aylesford United Church or to the Kings County S.P.C.A. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the "Guest Book" at: www.familycare.ca 

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