Camille Auguste d’Eon, age 96 of Middle West Pubnico died the 2nd of February, 2024 in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Middle West Pubnico, he was a son of the late Edmund and Hattie (d’Entremont) d’Eon. He is survived by a son Maurice (Suzette) and a daughter Nicole (Toby) both of Middle West Pubnico. Grandchildren; Martine, Renaud, Sylvain and Lucien. Great grandchildren; Alice, Lucie, Travis, Aimee, Xavier and Eloise. He was predeceased by his wife Christina Marie (Tina) (Amirault) d’Eon, a brother Gerard, sisters Zita, Celeste and Henriette and a son-in-law Craig. Visitations will be held Monday February 5th, 2024 from 1 to 2 pm followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 2 pm all taking place in Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Middle West Pubnico with father Cyril Assihou officiating. The service will be live streamed on the West Pubnico Funeral Home and Cremation Services Facebook site beginning at 2 pm. Internment will be in the parish cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Saint Peter’s Church Heating Fund or to a charity of choice. Online 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.
At 17 years old, Camille joined his father Edmund who was building boats. At the age of 24, Camille was already building them on his own as Edmund had retired. At this time, he was mostly building pleasure boats and often talked about his clients and how they kept in touch.
In 1978, Camille's son in law, Craig, started working with him. In 1984, his son Maurice joined the team and a new breed of fishing boats was born. Camille was extremely meticulous in his work and was proud to deliver top-notch boats. Now, Camille's grandson Sylvain has joined the business making d'Eon Boatbuilders a 4th generation business. During his retirement, Camille enjoyed building boats to scale and loved playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all.