Arden Douglas Wheadon
1925 - 2021
Arden Douglas Wheadon
Visitation Information
Visitation
May 14, 2022
Visitation Time
12 PM
Visitation Location
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, 42 Brunswick Street, Truro
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Service Time
11:00 AM
Service Location
Hilden Cemetery, Highway 2, Hilden
Burial Information
Burial Date
May 14, 2022
Burial Time
11:00 AM
Burial Location
Hilden Cemetery, Highway 2, Hilden
Requested Charity
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro
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A graveside service at Hilden Cemetery will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022, April Hart officiating. Reception will follow at 12 p.m., at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, 42 Brunswick Street, Truro. 

Arden Douglas Wheadon – 95, formerly of Hilden. Son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, veteran and a very good man, Arden passed away peacefully at Camp Hill Veterans Hospital, Halifax on Thursday, August 19, 2021.

He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis (Crowe); sisters, Letha, Fran, Doris; brother, Clifford. Arden was born in Truro to the late  Clifford and Frances (Greene) Wheadon, one of five children.

At the age of 18, in February 1944, he enlisted in the Canadian Army. After basic training and further training as a gunner, he served in England and Holland before returning to Canada and finishing his service at York Redoubt. Arden married Phyllis Crowe, his loving wife of 65 years, on February 14, 1947.  Shortly after, in 1948, they moved just outside Truro to Hilden, where they built a house and made their life and where Arden continued to live until 2016.

After his discharge from the Army, Arden worked odd jobs until he found permanent employment with Canadian National Express. He worked at CN until his retirement in 1981. In Hilden, Arden and Phyllis raised two children, Mike and Arlene. Mike and Arlene built their own lives, Mike marrying Marlene McNutt and settling in Hilden and Arlene marrying Don Fox in Calgary and settling in Toronto. Mike and Marlene’s children, Wade (Misti Rutherford) and Julie (Bobby Wood) each blessed Arden with great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Sage and Tavish (Wade and Misti) and Makayla and Kaitlyn (Julie and Bobby), and continue to live in the Truro area. Arlene and Don’s children, Joel (Lesleanne Blakely) and Tess (Jason Minster) live in Toronto.

While living in Hilden, Arden and Phyllis enjoyed camping and fishing and, later on, playing cards with friends. Arden was an avid sports fan and watched all his favourite teams on TV as much as he could (and Phyllis would allow).

As a veteran, Arden became a proud and long-time Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro. Arden was a kind and generous man with a quick wit and a strong dedication to his community.  He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and acquaintances. 

The family would like to acknowledge all of the excellent care, kindness and company that the staff of Camp Hill Veterans Hospital provided to Arden during his stay there.

A graveside service at Hilden Cemetery will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022, April Hart officiating. Reception will follow at 12 p.m., at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, 42 Brunswick Street, Truro. If so desired, donations in Arden’s memory to Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro, are welcomed.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Arden’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

Arden Douglas Wheadon