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Delbert Leroy Turner


Delbert Leroy Turner Delbert Leroy Turner

Turner, Delbert Leroy; Of Truro, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre Truro. Born June 28, 1932 in Westchester Station, he was the eldest son of the late George Eldon and Mae Christina (Rushton) Turner. He was a member of First United Church Truro. He worked several jobs in his younger years including driving Layton’s Taxi. He then went to work at Truro Fire Department for 43 years, retiring in 1996. He liked to go to auctions, gardening, and for drives in the country with his wife, Shirley. He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley (Mingo) for 67 years; children, Marvin (Leta), North River; Anthony (Wendy), Loon Lake; Kevin (Shauna), Truro; Wanda (Danny) Clyke, Toronto; Deborah Weatherbee, Bible Hill; grandchildren, Travis (Jennifer), Surrey, BC; Melissa, North River; Lyndsey, Edmonton, AB; Adam (Jill), Lower Sackville; Daniel, Toronto; Sara (Justin), Bible Hill; Vicky, Halifax; great-grandchildren, Weston and Riley, Surrey, BC; Ashley and Alivia, Edmonton, AB; Tate and Harlow, Lower Sackville, Halifax; several cousins, nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Doris (Ralph) Burns, PE; Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Murray Turner. No visitation by request. Donations in Delbert’s memory may be made to the Bible Hill Cemetery, or to a charity of your choice. Graveside service will be held 1 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2020, at Bible Hill Cemetery, 41 Warren Drive, Bible Hill, Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating; all are welcome to attend. (Due to Covid-19 and Public Health requirements, a maximum of 250 people will be permitted to attend and face masks are required. Please bring your own chair, practice physical distancing and register with one of the funeral directors upon arrival.) Webcasting of the graveside service will be open to all and may be viewed from this site at 4 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2020; this link will remain active for some time after the service. To access the webcast, click on "Video of Funeral" link to the left of this obituary. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Tributes, words of comfort and memories can be shared by viewing Delbert’s obituary and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:




Service Date
Friday, November 20, 2020
Service Time
1 pm
Service Location
Bible Hill Cemetery, 41 Warren Drive, Bible Hill, NS.

No Visitation

Burial Date
Nov 20, 2020
Burial Location
Bible Hill Cemetery, 41 Warren Drive, Bible Hill, NS.

Requested Charity
Bible Hill Cemetery, or to a charity of your choice.