d’Entremont, Benjamin Zacharie, age 97 of Lower West Pubnico, died Friday, March 22, 2019 in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Lower West Pubnico, he was a son of the late Louis and Edith (Amirault) d’Entremont. He is survived by sons; Clyde (Jaqueline), Evan (Judy), Oscar and Lee (Belinda) all of Lower West Pubnico, daughters; Marlene (Emile) d’Entremont, Laurel (Sherman) d’Entremont, both of Lower West Pubnico and Ruth (Bill) Lucas of Chambly, PQ, brothers; Guy (Aggie) Lower West Pubnico and Gabby (Evelyn) of Yarmouth, sisters; Jeanne d’Entremont, Villa St. Joseph du Lac, Yarmouth, Angéle Vacon, Ste Anne du Ruisseau and Caroline d’Entremont, West Pubnico, 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Theresa Genevieve (Surette) d’Entremont, a daughter Wilma, 12 years of age in 1967, a great granddaughter Ellie Hiltz, a brother Anaclet, sisters; Eunice, Aline, Imelda and Clothilde. Visitation will be Monday, March 25, 2019 from 6:30-9pm and Tuesday from 9-10am in the West Pubnico Funeral Home, Middle West Pubnico. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, at 10:30am in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Middle West Pubnico with Fr. Cyrille Assihou officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made in memory to St. Vincent de Paul or the Gilles Boudreau and Friends Cancer Help Fund. On line condolences may be forwarded to the family at westpubnicofh.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the West Pubnico Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middle West Pubnico. 902 762-3407
With the passing of his father and being the oldest male in his family, Papa at the age of 16 became the man of the house and provided for his family, helping with the farm in their time of need. He worked hard as a fisherman, raising his second family "La Tribe" as he frequently called us. He began fishing in the early 1940s, lobster fishing, swordfishing, dragging and scallop fishing on boats such as the Barbara Howell, Ocean Swell and the Lady Denise. He became a well respected captain and was visited fairly often at his homestead by former crew members. He retired in 1986. Papa was a kind, generous gentleman who was tolerant of others. He enjoyed visits from his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, golfing and watching TV, especially sports, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. We were indeed fortunate to have him with us for many years and hope we have inherited his sharp mind.