Obit: GAMBLE, Herman Alfred

Herman Alfred Gamble 1925-2013
Herman Alfred Gamble - 88, Bass River, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Friday evening, April 19, 2013, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, as a result of complications from suffering a stroke. Born February 23, 1925, in Castlereagh, Colchester County, he was a son of the late Cameron and Mary (Newton) Gamble.  In 1940 at the age of 18, Herman joined the Army and served with North Nova Highlanders. He was transferred to RCEME where he spent the remainder of his 20 year career. His rank at retirement was Sergeant. He also served time with the Peace Corp. in Egypt. After he retired from the Army, he became a plumber which he did until his retirement. He also had a mechanics course and body and fender. In 1996, he moved back to Nova Scotia where he remained until his death. He was a veteran of the Second World War and was a member of Corinthian Lodge 63, AF&AM, Great Village and Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 45, Parrsboro. He enjoyed baking
bread, gardening and working on antique cars. Herman is survived by his partner, Vina Jackson; sister, Madeline Gamble, Truro; daughters, Bonnie (Barry) Hunter, Mississauga, Ontario; Madeline (Kevin) Primeau, Whitby, Ontario; son, Cameron (Rita) Gamble, Bradford, Ontario; grandchildren, Matt Martin, Cindy Kennedy, Jeffery Parsons, Stacey Godin, Ontario; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Charlotte MacFarlane; brothers, Lawson, Bernard, Norman, Malcolm. The family wishes to thank Dr. Karen Ewing, staff of Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Bass River Pharmacy, terrific girls at VON, staff of Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, his driver Harvey for the many trips to Halifax and to all who helped him in any way, especially Randy. Herman’s family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2013, at Riverside United Church, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River. Prior to visitation, Corinthian Lodge 63, AF&AM,
will conduct a Masonic Lodge Tribute Service at 6 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 45, Parrsboro, will conduct a Legion Tribute Service 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2013, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., also at Riverside United Church, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Interment in Riverside United Church Cemetery. Reception to follow in the church basement. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Herman’s memory to Bass River Medical Centre, Riverside United Church or Veterans Memorial Park are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Herman’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:
[Sunday, 21 April 2013 Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, Truro, NS]
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