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Kathleen Joyce (Kay) Shand


Kathleen Joyce (Kay) Shand

Shand: Kathleen Joyce (Kay), age 74, of Valley, Colchester County, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at home. Born in Truro on October 31, 1945, she was the second daughter of Smith and Mabel (Matheson) O’Connell. Upon graduating from Central Colchester High School in 1964, she went to work for the Department of Agriculture and Marketing in Bible Hill. She retired from the Farm Loan Board in 1997. During this time she made many lifelong friendships. Times were enjoyed with family at the cottage in Fox Harbour and travelling throughout the Maritimes and New England States. Cooking and crafts were an important part of her life, creating many needlepoint and cross stitched pictures. Kay was a member of the McCulloch United Church in Harmony where she looked after printing the bulletins for 20 years. Kathleen is survived by her loving husband, Henry of 52 years, and daughter, Julie (Ken MacInnis); sister, Alice (Ivan) McKenna; nephews, Dana, Dwayne; great nephew, Colin; brother-in-law, Walter Langille; nephew, Ancel Langille; niece, Heidi Langille. Besides her parents, Kay was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Langille. Special thanks would like to be passed on to Dr. David Henderson, Lisa Weatherbee, all of the nurses who cared for Kay in the Colchester Hospital, all the VON nurses and Home Care Workers. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro, from where visitation will be held 6 ~ 9 pm Friday, February 14, and funeral service Saturday, February 15, at 2 pm, Rev. Dan Gunn officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Interment to be held at a later date in the Crossroads Cemetery in Valley. Family flowers only. Donations in Kay’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to the McCulloch United Church. Private messages of condolence can be sent to the family by viewing Kay’s obituary and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:


Service Date
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro.

Feb 14, 2020
Visitation Time
6 ~ 9 pm
Visitation Location
Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro.

Burial Date
Later Date
Burial Location
Crossroads Cemetery, Valley, Col. Co., NS.

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society, or to the McCulloch United Church.