James Elson Perry
1939 - 2022
James Elson Perry
Visitation Information
Visitation
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Visitation Location
1-3 pm at Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home & 6-8 pm at Bible Hill Village Hall
Burial Information
Burial Location
Private family burial at Bible Hill Cemetery
Requested Charity
Bible Hill Fire Brigade
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The family of the late James "Elson" Perry are saddened to announce his passing, surrounded by his family, on November 4, 2022 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre.

Elson was born in Economy and was the youngest son of the late Laverne and Margery (Elliott) Perry. Dad was employed at many jobs over his lifetime, retiring from his last job at Wilson’s Fuel after 31 years of service. He was known to many as "my oilman from Wilson’s".  He was proud of the years he worked there and all of the friends he had made over the years, and always spoke highly of Dave Wilson.

Dad had also been an active and honorary member of the Bible Hill Fire Brigade family for many years, where he made many lifetime friends and enjoyed taking part in any fire hall activities. He had received the Golden Long Term Service Award from the Village of Bible Hill for 50 years of volunteer services to his community.

Dad really enjoyed getting together with the guys, his early morning coffee breaks, a good game of crib or darts and attending Bearcat games.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 63 years, Mary Anna (Baird), his children, Cindy, Jim (Georgette), Janice (James), John (Fania) and Steve (Lisa); 13 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; sister, Barb Gorman; sister-in-law, Isabel Perry; honorary brother, Bob Young; and many nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by brothers, Malcolm, Wilfred; sisters, Annie Ida, Linda Joyce (in infancy), Marie and Violet.

We would especially like to thank Dr. Chris Cook, the staff on 3E, with special thanks to Tasha.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where there will be a Celebration of Elson’s Life from 1-3 pm on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at the Bible Hill Village Hall. Private family interment will be at Bible Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in Elson’s memory to Bible Hill Fire Brigade are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Elson’s obituary online and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

James Elson Perry