John Donald Bellefontaine
John Donald Bellefontaine
John Donald Bellefontaine
John Donald Bellefontaine

Obituary of John Donald Bellefontaine

BELLEFONTAINE, John “Donald”, Janvrin’s Island, passed away at the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home in Port Hawkesbury on August 19, 2022. Born November 17, 1928 in Port Felix, NS, he was the son of the late Cletus and Lucy “Ferilda” (Doiron) Bellefontaine. Donald lived in Mount Uniacke working as a labourer until Dec 1989, then relocated to Janvrin’s Island in 2008 where they spent summers. Donald and Ethel never had children of their own but help raise several children. He was a wise simple man who loved the outdoors, camping, and being around water – boating, fishing, or digging clams. At home, you found him outside or in his garage making up some kind of gadget while listening to newfound and fiddle music. He always had a good story to tell from his daily newspaper or passed on from friends who dropped in. Donald loved good food and sharing meals with family. Once widowed in 2016 he lived independently at his home, driving his car until the age of 93, with the help of family, friends, and home care. Thanks to everyone that helped make this possible in many different ways. Thank you also to his caregivers, Strait Richmond Hospital, and Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home for the care given to him in his final 6 months. He is survived by his siblings, Duncan, Laurie, Patrick, and Ina. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Ethel (Gaudet) of Janvrin Island for 57 years, siblings Placid, Joe, Pete, Lorraine, and Arthur, and stepfather Dan Casey. Cremation has taken place No visitation per request. A Funeral Mass to celebrate the life of Donald will be held September 5, 2022, in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Arichat at 11 am, with Rev. John DeCoste officiating. Burial to follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, West Arichat. A reception will be held at the Acadiaville Hall in West Arichat, following the burial. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home Ltd., Arichat. Tributes, words of comfort, and memories of Donald may be shared with the family at www.chboudreau.com
Monday
5
September

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, September 5, 2022
Our Lady of Assumption Church
Hwy 206
Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 594-2525
Monday
5
September

Burial

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Monday, September 5, 2022
Immaculate Conception Cemetery
Highway 206
West Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 594-2525
Monday
5
September

Reception

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday, September 5, 2022
Acadiaville Hall
Highway 216
West Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada
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