Brian Mahoney
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Brian Michael
1947 - 2022
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Obituary for Brian Michael Mahoney

Brian Michael  Mahoney
Brian Michael Mahoney
June 3, 1947 - Oct 22, 2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Michael Mahoney of Truro, Nova Scotia.

Brian was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick and raised in the village of Bath. He was the oldest son of the late John & Rita Mahoney and made Truro his home in 1970.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years and best friend Lucille (Aucoin) Mahoney, and his children Michael (Cynthia) Mahoney of Painesville, Ohio; Steven (Alexis) Mahoney of Halifax, NS; Louise (V.J.) MacDonald of Windsor Junction, NS, and his special grandchildren Kathryn & Jackson Mahoney, and Cormac, Breton & Flora MacDonald.

He is also survived by his siblings Colleen (Eric) Peake of Calgary AB; John (Eva) Mahoney of Los Cabos, Mexico; Sharon (Bob) Lampard of Red Deer AB; and Rosemary (Brian) Brennan of Bath, NB.

Family was always the most important thing to Brian with a loving and beautiful extended family of in-laws, nieces and nephews, cousins, and many more relatives and friends.

Farming and gardening were Brian’s life, and he attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro to earn a Diploma in Plant Science in 1968 and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine in 1980. It was those early days of dances between the NSAC and the Nova Scotia Teachers College that Brian and Lucille met, making Valley/Truro their home, building their house, and raising their family. Brian worked for the NS Department of Agriculture for his entire career and when he retired, kept on working in various endeavors helping others, including driving a school bus for 10 years.

Brian was a devout Catholic, a past volunteer member of the Valley-Kemptown Fire Brigade, served a term as President of Truro Minor Hockey Association, canvassed for the Heart & Stroke Foundation, volunteered for senior tax reporting, continued to be an avid curler at the Truro Curling Club, and enjoyed his annual Cape Breton fishing trip.

Brian could always be found helping others. If it involved building, fixing, or renovating - he always helped with a calm, quiet and caring quality and never stopped until the job was done.

Camping, gardening, walking the beach, and playing cards with good fiddle tunes playing, were his absolute favorite pastimes, with Lucille always by his side. New Brunswick and Cape Breton hold special roots for them, but he was always up for an adventure, taking his family on big road trips across Canada, and many trips to the states, always finding time to camp close to the beach.

Brian was a huge believer in donating blood, and did so over 100 times in his life receiving a special recognition of the generosity of giving of himself so that others could live.

Keeping up with everything his grandchildren were doing gave him great joy and pride. He could be found at band concerts, hockey rinks, feis competitions, and anywhere they were - even virtually. “Grandad” will live on in their hearts forever. He was incredibly proud of his children and their spouses - wanting to know all aspects of their life and work. He was a true family man.

The Mahoney and extended family would like to thank the incredible ICU team at the QEII for their compassionate care, and kindness to our family while Dad was in the hospital. You made an extremely difficult situation have moments of peace and quiet love, the qualities we adore so much about Brian.

Visitation will take place at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro NS on Thursday Oct 27th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.
A Celebration of Life Service, presided by Father Billy Brennan will be held on Friday Oct 28th at 10am with a reception to follow at Immaculate Conception Parish in Truro, NS.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Blood Services, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Red Cross or a charity of your choice.