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Sarah Lavinia Atwood
December 30, 1918 - May 15, 2016
Sarah Lavinia Atwood (nee Nickerson), Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia passed away on May 15th, 2016 in her 97th year. Born in Oak Park, Shelburne County on Dec 30, 1918, Sarah grew up in Barrington Municipality and also lived in Roxbury Massachusetts for part of her childhood. She remembered those years in Roxbury fondly, partly she said, because there was a movie theater and a library. She continued to love reading and watching movies throughout her lifetime. Sarah was a wonderful baker, winning many ribbons at the winter fair for her biscuits, bread and cookies. Her gumdrop and war cakes were an integral part of family Christmas celebrations. She was a talented knitter and enjoyed bowling, bingo and crossword puzzles. Many of her neighbours fondly recall her sitting in her rocking chair with a cup of tea. Sarah was a WW2 veteran, serving in the RCA as a corporal. Sarah and her husband George were longtime, well known residents of Sackville. During her younger years she worked in retail. She also did volunteer work with Meals On Wheels, the Maritime Fiddle Festival and the Senior Olympics, among others. Sarah had an indomitable will and until a stroke at the age of 92 she was active in TOPS and yoga. Sarah was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, George Atwood, an infant son, parents Lloyd and Elmira Nickerson, sisters Florence Nickerson and Thelma Coughlin, brother Alvin Nickerson, and son-in-law Phillip Pointon. She is survived by brother Lloyd, children Louise Pointon and Janice Atwood (Gilles Duhamel), grandchildren Jennifer Myra (Kirstin Nucklaus), William Pointon ( Roberto Priolo), Sarah Pointon and Krista Smethurst (Darren); and great-grandchildren Sam, Cole, and Jessica. Special thanks to the loving and caring staff at Parkstone Enhanced Care where Sarah resided for the past four years. As well, special thanks to Jack Hatcher and Sylvia Wile Fraser for all their support. Visitation will be held Friday , May 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville. A funeral service will be held 1 pm Saturday from Sackville United Baptist. Rev. Marlene Knowles officiating. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, with a reception to follow at the church. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Online condolences may be made by visiting the website www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com and selecting the Sackville Chapel.