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‘Pete’ Willis Bernard Marcott

Funeral service for the late ‘Pete’ Willis Bernard Marcott, 76, Port Hood, Inverness County, was held December 30, in St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, with Father Vincent vanZutphen officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Mr. Marcott died December 26, 2018, at the VG Site, QEII. Born in Stellarton, Pictou County, he was the son of the late Nora (Keddy) and Henry Marcott. He moved to Canso, where he met the love of his life, Mamie. He did on-the-job training to pursue his career as a fisheries officer in Canso. In 1973, he moved his family to Port Hood, where he continued his career with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, retiring 35 years later. Following retirement from fisheries, he spent another 15 years fishing with Melvin on the New Moon. He played hockey, coached and followed his children and grandchildren on their athletic endeavours. He loved camping, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and spending quality time with his family and friends. He would always be the first to lend a helping hand, for anyone in need. He was never short of words and enjoyed telling a good story. Always on the go, whether it was a trip to the rink, drive down to the pond to check the boats, a visit at the ceilidh or a backroad tour. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, ‘Daisy’ Mamie Avery; two sons, Pete (Lucille), Paul, both of Port Hood; daughter, Sonya, Halifax; eight grandchildren, Kristen (Robyne), Kiley (Paige), Keegan, Katie, Baillie, Cole, Jackson, Matthew; four great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Everly, Rory, Cohen Pete; sister, Maureen Lamey ‘Cookie,’ Springville; brother-in-law, Victor (Senie); many cousins, nieces and a nephew; dear friend, Joe Anthony. Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA or a charity of your choice. Online condolences: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

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