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902-224-3422
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Mon - Fri 9.00-4.30
Available 24 / 7
Lines Always Open

Arthur Deveau

Arthur Deveau

Arthur had a wonderful wit, sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye that he kept to the very end. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 21, 2021, at the age of 96 years, at the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building in Halifax.

Son of the late Joseph (à Damase) Deveau and Cecile (née Doucet), of Belle Marche. Survived by his sister Jeanne, Ottawa, Ont., two brothers, Robert, Scarborough, Ont. and Leonard, Salisbury, N.B., as well as sisters-in-law Thelma, Cheticamp and Shirley, Sault Ste. Marie. Predeceased by brothers, Willie, Gaston, Gerard, Daniel, Alfred, Eugene and Linus; sisters, Yvonne, Mary Catherine and Agnes. Arthur was also predeceased by his first wife, Anna and second wife, Sylvia.

Arthur is warmly remembered by numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews, and great nieces across the country.

Arthur volunteered and served valiantly in the Navy overseas in WWII aboard HMCS La Hulloise. He subsequently worked many years in the carpentry and construction trades, primarily in Halifax, and later moved to Truro for a few years, before returning to Halifax in early 2020.

Arthur was a long-time member of the Canadian Legion, as well as an active political campaigner, most recently for Lenore Zann, for the Federal election of November 2019. He was a gifted writer and cartoonist of family stories, all including his wit and humor, and an exceptional folk artist, painting ships on fences, building whirligigs and constructing many copies of his famous Cape Breton “two-holer” outhouse.

Sincere appreciation to all the staff of Jubilee 6West at the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building in Halifax for sharing conversations and providing compassionate care. A very special thanks to Thelma, for her unending friendship, and kindness to Arthur through the years, including his time at Camp Hill.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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  • Kimberley Geddes September 3, 2021 7:15 am

    Arthur was the finest kind of neighbor…he quickly became family when he moved to King Street in Truro. My parents were next door and I was across the street and we enjoyed each other immensely. He had the most energy I’ve ever seen in a person, he just couldn’t sit still. He always had a project on the go and a story to tell. What a jokester! He loved to tease. The greatest smile and a twinkle in his eye. He treated my children like his own grandchildren and as he aged and my son got older it was an honour for my son to be able to cut his grass to help him out. Arthur was always doing for others and wouldn’t accept much in return…a meal, a drive…he just wanted to do for others and didn’t want to put anyone out, he never did. We just wanted to return the favour. He was missed terribly when he moved off the hill and especially when he headed back for the city. We love you Arthur, you were the finest kind…our angel has left this earth to soar amongst the others. Your friends, Bruce and Joan Crowe, Kim, Dustin and Emily

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