Avis Colpitts

Avis Geraldine Colpitts (McLellan)

Sunday, August 29th, 1954 - Monday, June 10th, 2019
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Colpitts, Avis Geraldine, 64 of Lower Truro, passed away June 10, 2019 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, Nova Scotia.
She was born in East Noel on August 29, 1954. She was the daughter of the late Delbert McLellan and Hazel McLellan (Densmore).
Avis was a very loving and kind woman. She loved spending quality time with her husband, their 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Over the years Avis enjoyed having a hand in raising neighbourhood children in her home after school hours. She was strong in her faith, compassionate, generous, warm and friendly. She loved fishing and walks in the woods with her husband, gardening, cake decorating, chatting to friends and family on the phone, visiting with her sisters and brothers and sitting around the fire with her family during warm summer nights. Above all, Avis believed that: "Life is a gift, respect it."
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William "Bill" Colpitts, her children, Maurice (Amanda Bent) Colpitts, grandchild Cynara Phillips, Jolene (Mark) Brown, grandchildren Mia and Brysen Brown, Scottie (Heather MacLean) Colpitts, grandchildren, Harley and soon to be Baby-Colpitts. She is also survived by her siblings, Erma White, Terry (Valerie) McLellan, Archie (Patricia) McLellan, Joy (Charlie) White, Pam (Randy) Starratt, sisters-in-law Joan McLellan, Kathy Dornadick and Bonnie McLellan.
Predeceased by brother Leroy McLellan, Wilfred McLellan and brother-in-law Willis White.
Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13th and the funeral will be at 3:00pm on Friday, June 14th at the Colchester Community Funeral Home located at 512 Willow Street, Truro, Nova Scotia. A private family interment will follow the service. A reception will be held at the Cobequid District Fire Hall, 3830 Hwy 236, Lower Truro following the interment.
If so desired, donations can be made to Palliative Care at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Live webcasting of the service will begin at 2:58 p.m. (Atlantic Time) and is available along with condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 13th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Thursday, June 13th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    TRURO, NS B2N 5H2
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  • Service

    Friday, June 14th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Friday, June 14th, 2019 3:00pm
    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    TRURO, NS B2N 5H2
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Webcasting will begin at 2:58 p.m. (Atlantic Time)
  • Interment

    Old Barns Cemetery
    Rte 236
    Old Barns, NS
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    Following the funeral service.
  • Reception

    Cobequid District Fire Hall
    3630 Hwy 236
    Lower Truro, NS
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Following the Interment.

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Private Condolence

Jenn Hamilton

Posted at 01:33pm
Bill, Maurice, Jolene, Scottie and Families, my deepest condolences. I am so sadden over Avis’ passing, I am so incredibly grateful that we go to see her a couple of weeks ago and have a good visit and chat. Avis was such a loving, caring and thoughtful person, and always made me feel welcome when invited to family gatherings. Please know that I am thinking of you all during this most sad and difficult time. Lean on each other, cherish and find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have all made. Sending warm thoughts and prayers xo Jenn Hamilton

Stacey Brenton

Posted at 09:40am
Sending our thoughts and condolences to the Colpitts Family! Stacey Brenton & Sam Works

Carol MacKinnon

Posted at 09:32am
Sending condolences to all of Avis' family. Carol and Floyd MacKinnon

Gwen Salter

Posted at 12:44pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this really difficult time...Take comfort in all the memories that you have made and shared over the years..

Lori Taylor

Posted at 12:24pm
Maurice and family: I was saddened to hear of your Mom's passing, especially at such a young age. Avis always had a big smile which got even bigger when she was talking about her family. Wishing you comfort in all of the memories you shared over the years. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Lori (Moore) Taylor and Garry Atkins

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Avis Geraldine Colpitts Funeral Service

Webcasting will begin at 2:58 p.m. (Atlantic Time)
Friday, June 14 2019 at 03:00 pm