Luella Hennigar

Obituary of Luella Jean Hennigar

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HENNIGAR (Burton Weatherbee), Luella Jean   It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved mother on January 20, 2024, surrounded by her family at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre just days before her 97th birthday.  

Born in Upper Kennetcook, Nova Scotia on February 1, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Clerissa (Lantz) Burton.  Mum started her working career as a schoolteacher, working mainly in one room schoolhouses.  She also worked for Co-op in Truro, Shubenacadie and Stewiacke drug stores.  She did homecare for the elderly.  As well, she was the treasurer for St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and for the Parish of Maitland totalling 35 years.  She worked tirelessly for her community dedicating countless hours to the Four Points Rec Centre which she was one of the founding members, President of East Hants Senior Games, ACW, Red Hat Society and in her earlier years Ladies Auxiliary of the Maitland and District Fire Department and Nimble Fingers Craft Shop.  She received recognition in 2003 as the local volunteer of the year for East Hants.  Mum was an avid quilter, knitter, crocheter and loved to sew.  

She will be sadly missed by her only daughter, Beverly (Randy) Bennett, Maple Grove, sons, Melvin Hennigar, Alliston, Ontario/Tucson, AZ, Joel Hennigar, Dartmouth, Stanley (Jean) Weatherbee, Truro, and Robert Weatherbee, Maitland; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; one surviving sister, Marie, Prince George, BC; many nieces and nephews.   

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, Vernon Weatherbee (Korea 1951) and her second husband, James, infant son Norman, sisters Lillas, Lucy, Elsie, Hilda and brothers Hope, Oscar and Tom, daughter-in-law, Zoey Hennigar.  

Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger’s Funeral Home, Shubenacadie, where a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 1PM, Rev Glenn Eason officiating. Live webcasting will be available beginning at 12:55 pm at : or by clicking “View Service Here” next to the obituary on the website.    

 Burial will be held in St. John the Baptist Anglican Cemetery on Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 6:00 PM.  

 The family would like to thank the Emergency and ICU departments of CEHHC, the doctors and nurses for their compassion and care.  Also, to EHS and the MDVFD Response Team.     

Donations may be made in memory of mum to St. John the Baptist Cemetery Fund, c/o Leroy Hennigar, 7159 Highway 236, Latties Brook, NS B0N 1T0 or charity of choice.   

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Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Saturday, January 27, 2024
Ettinger Funeral Home
2812 Highway 2
Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada

Committal Service

6:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Thursday, July 4, 2024
St. John the Baptist Anglican Cemetery
7484 Highway 236
Latties Brook, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Luella Hennigar

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Luella Hennigar

1927 - 2024

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