Dolores Mary Little
1934 - 2021
Dolores Mary Little
Service Information
Service Date
Monday, August 2, 2021
Service Time
11 am
Service Location
Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home Chapel
Burial Information
Burial Date
August 2, 2021
Burial Location
Watson Cemetery
Requested Charity
Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation
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Surrounded by her family, Dolores Mary Little passed away on July 11, 2021 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro at almost 87 years of age. Dolores was born in Halifax on July 22, 1934 to Norman Floyd Eisan and Lillian Ellen Spears. She was the devoted wife and road trip companion of Bernard William Little for almost 59 years until his death in 2017. Dolores was also a loving mother to Susan (Edward Javinsky), Kevin (Cheryl Ellis), and Michael (Gia Klironomos). It was our good fortune to have her as our mother. Dolores loved spending time with her grandchildren, Matthew Little, Tori-Rose Javinsky, Benjamin Javinsky, Nicholas Little, Alexander Little, and Lillian Little and she enjoyed being foster grandmother to Renae Watters. She is survived by sisters, Heather Cutten (Mark), Rosalee Dyer (William), as well as many nephews and nieces. She is also survived by step-grandchildren, Trevor Cloney (Lisa), Chris Cloney (Kellie), and Cloney step-great grandchildren, Julia, Ella, Charlie, Owen, and Amy. She was predeceased by her siblings Marjorie Garrison (Cecil), Floyd Eisan (Harriet Jenkins), Karen West (Willie), and Joanne Eisan.

Bernie and Dolores ran the B&D Little convenience store in Debert for many years before they retired to live in Ottawa with their daughter’s family in 2001. But you couldn’t keep them away from Nova Scotia. In 2015, they returned to the province they loved to live in Truro.

With their young children in the back seat, Dolores saw almost every drivable road in Nova Scotia with Bernie behind the wheel. It is for this reason that none of us can get lost in Nova Scotia for longer than a few minutes. We know our dad is in the driver’s seat right now, re-exploring some favorite area of the province in search of another yard sale, with our mom dutifully napping beside him. May her memory be a blessing.

We wish to thank the doctors and nursing team at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Palliative Care unit who cared for Dolores so compassionately. We are especially grateful to the nursing team for their kindness to us and our mother.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a funeral service will be held 11 am Monday, August 2, 2021, Jane Magrath  officiating. Interment will be in Watson Cemetery followed by a reception for the family. (Due to Covid-19 restrictions, seating is limited and we ask that you call 902-893-3177 to reserve a seat for the funeral; thank you for your understanding. Masks must be worn and physical distancing will apply. Webcasting of the funeral service will be available on this website starting at 10:55am, Monday, August 2, 2021 and will remain on our site for some time afterwards.) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dolores to Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation ( Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Dolores’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence at:

Dolores Mary Little