George Francis Gratto
George Francis Gratto – 69, Truro Heights, passed away Saturday morning, February 3, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Francis and Anna (Kinny) Gratto.
George was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a retired member of Cobequid District Fire Brigade and a very active and enthusiastic ham radio operator. (VE1GFG)
George is survived by his wife, Anne MacDonald; siblings, Barb (Kevin) Carvell, Saint John, New Brunswick; Lorraine (Bruce) Raymond, Truro Heights; Rose (Steve) O’Connell, Victoria, British Columbia; Gloria Gratto (Budd Cotton), Amherst; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his uncle, George Gratto.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Cobequid District Fire Brigade will conduct a Firefighter's Tribute Service at 5:30 p.m, Friday, February 9, 2018, followed by visitation from 6-8 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2018, also at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, February 10, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 148 Evergreen Drive, Truro, President Steve Brogan officiating. Reception will follow. Spring interment in Truro Heights Baptist Church Cemetery, 343 Truro Heights Road, Truro Heights.
Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in George’s memory to Diabetes Canada or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing George’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com