Donald Bond

Obituary of Donald Harry Bond

BOND, Donald Harry – age 86 of Upper Nine Mile River, passed away on March 18, 2023 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Upper Rawdon, he was a son of the late Harry and Muriel (Custance) Bond.

Donald was employed with Municipal Construction Company for 20 years but found his real passion for life when he purchased a dairy farm from his brother, Jim and became the proud owner/operator of Bonderosa Farms in Upper Nine Mile River for the remainder of his life. Donald was a John Deere man. He also loved to dance. He faithfully read the Chronicle Herald from front to back every single day. He enjoyed his monthly card games with his good friends.

Donald is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jean (Lantz); daughter, Krista Kempster, Lower Sackville; son, Gregory (Amy), Upper Nine Mile River; grandchildren, Jacob, Halifax; Jaime, Ottawa, Ontario; step grandchildren, Lindsay and Faith; sister, Mary Withrow, Windsor; sister-in-law, Elsie Bond, Upper Rawdon.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Carl, Lloyd, Robert, James, Gordon; sister, Marjorie.

Visitation will be held from 6 – 8 PM on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie. Cremation to follow. A funeral service will be held at the same location at 2 PM on Friday, March 24th, 2023. Rev. Kim Curlett officiating. Interment to follow in Upper Rawdon Cemetery.

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Donations in Donald’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Upper Rawdon United Church, 2129 Highway 14, Rawdon, NS, B0N 2N0.

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Ettinger Funeral Home Chapel
2812 Highway 2
Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada

Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday, March 24, 2023
Ettinger Funeral Home Chapel
2812 Highway 2
Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada