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Charles Irving Arbuckle


Charles Irving Arbuckle
Born March 20, 1932 in Sutherland’s River, Pictou County, son of Irving and Bertha (Austin) Arbuckle, passed away June 8, 2019.

He was predeceased by all his siblings and his son, Paul.

Survived by his wife of 64 years, Eileen (MacDonald); daughters Kathryn and Heather (Jeff Hopkins); grandchildren, Alex (Hazen Fry) and Stephen Arbuckle; Kristen, Lauren and Ryan Hopkins.

Born into humble beginnings, Charlie valued simple life and enjoyed the richness of family, hard work, the outdoors and a good meal. He loved to tell stories of growing up on the farm in Pictou County and working with the Royal Bank. He joined the bank at age 17, met Eileen while working together in Sydney, married in 1955 and spent a 40 year career throughout Nova Scotia and Newfoundland while raising a family he loved dearly. After retirement he enjoyed many summers at his cottage and in 2004 moved to Mahone Bay to enjoy being closer to his children. He took great pride in taking care of his beautiful yard, being a taxi service for his grandchildren, and loved taking long walks with his beloved dog, Trigger.

Memorial service will be held 2pm, Thursday, June 13th in Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, Marion Mawhinney officiating.

Memorial donations to SHAID Tree Animal Shelter or Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital.

Cremation and arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, P.O. Box 200, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 (902-624-8241). Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:

"Founded in 1883 - Serving the Community for 136 years."

SHAID Tree Animal Shelter
100 High St., Suite 138
Bridgewater Nova Scotia
B4V 1V9
Telephone: 902-543-4849

Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital
Health Services Foundation of the South Shore
90 Glen Allen Drive
P.O. Box 492
Bridgewater, NS B4V 2X6
Tel: 902-543-8065
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Service Date
Thursday, June 13, 2019