Maxime Joseph d’Eon, 94. We sadly announce the passing of a loving husband and unselfish father, on September 16th, 2022, at Villa Saint-Joseph du Lac, Yarmouth, N.S., surrounded by his family. He was born in Middle West Pubnico, NS, on August 16, 1928.
Survived by his wife of 70 years, Eleanor (Morton), Yarmouth; sons Rory (Janice) Ancaster, ON.; Anthony (Christine), Middle West Pubnico; and Clyde (Dr. Jacqueline), Argyle; and daughter Gretchen (Michael), Upper Tantallon.
He was known as Grampy or Grandpère to his grandchildren Michelle Hunt, Sarah Klassen, Suzanne Zappia, Félix d’Eon, Jamie Amirault, Brandy d’Eon and Shelby d’Eon. He was Great Grandfather to Mason, Emily, Domenico, Lucy, Emmett, Renée and Summer. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and their families.
He’s predeceased by his parents Landry and Mary Odelle; brother Delphis; and sisters Elise Thompson, Julia Zampy, Rita Surette, and Blanche d’Eon.
He was a hard worker and wonderful family provider. For most of his life he was a lobster fisherman in the winter and spring, and conducted mackerel and herring fishing from a weir on Johns Island every summer in partnership with his brother Delphis. The weir sometimes caught valuable salmon and the occasional bothersome tuna. He sold fresh and smoked (from his smokehouse) fish door-to-door, cultivated and sold rhubarb, and grew the most delicious hydroponic tomatoes.
Known for his many skills, he was a great carpenter and cabinet maker, building a few pieces of cherished furniture for his home. He loved to take his family and relatives out handlining. He also travelled Atlantic Canada in search of different varieties of Irish moss. And, he still found time to be a member of the Knights of Columbus.
After his fishing career, he became engaged in what was to be the highlight of his working life—employed as an inventor at Acadian Sea Plants, Charlesville, NS, where he created a pond aeration system, and an innovative moss cutter and drying machine that were essential contributions to the business’s survival.
After retirement, he became an avid ham radio operator (VE1 EON) enabling him to keep in touch with friends and acquaintances far and wide, and repaired sewing machines for the greater Pubnico Area.
Finally, a very special thank you to all the dedicated and caring staff at Villa Saint-Joseph du Lac. Their compassion during this difficult time was greatly appreciated by the d’Eon family.
The family would like to invite everyone to a service in the West Pubnico Funeral Home, Middle West Pubnico at 2pm on Friday, September 23, 2022.
Donations in memory of Maxime can be made online to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Online condolences can be made at www.westpubnicofh.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the West Pubnico Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middle West Pubnico. 902 762-3407