Harry  Pettipas

Obituary of Harry Milford Pettipas

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Harry Milford Pettipas, Age 87, of Terence Bay passed away March 12th, 2023 at the Victoria General Hospital. Born in Terence Bay, Nova Scotia, he was the son of Della & William (Mick) Pettipas, and brother to 9 siblings who loved each other unconditionally. Our legendary “Poppy” was beyond beloved by those who knew him, and most of all by his family. Poppy was a well-known bus driver in our community, and many often share warm stories about these bus rides. Before this, he was a fisherman, and also worked for Halifax City Field. Poppy was the most caring husband to his wife of 63 years, Marge, and spent many days going “on-tour” with Nan, and following their children, grandchildren and great-grandchild around to almost everything! He enjoyed many years of hunting and camping with his buds in Cooks Brook. Later, he would share summer memories with us all at Molega Lake. Poppy was indeed a home-run hitter, and enjoyed many ball games playing with the Terence Bay Thunderbirds. He loved the sound of the guitar, and some good ol’ Smiley Bates. He was the best story teller, and loved to share drinks with the kind people of the community. In Heaven, we suspect he will continue to use his burn barrel, and we would ask he keep away from those ticks. Poppy was a gentle soul, and one of Terence Bay’s finest men; words cannot express how much we will miss him. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Welsh) of Terence Bay; son, Perry Pettipas; daughter, Debbie (Dennis) Slaunwhite; brothers, Wilfred “Spike” (Leona); granddaughters, Ashley (Jeff), Kailee (Dylan); great-grandchild, Graydon. He was predeceased by brothers, Stanley, Murdock, William, Wilfred, Seldon, Raymond and Joe; sister, Muriel (Collin) Slaunwhite. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks to Jeanna and the amazing LPNs at the Victoria General, and to Trevor & the team at T.J. Tracey Cremation who was very comforting during this time.