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ROBERT EDISON ARCHIBALD

A celebration of life for the late Robert Edison Archibald, 90, was held August 3 in Kirk Memorial United Church in Aspen, with Reverend Derek Elsworth officiating.

Mr. Archibald died July 14, 2019, in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.

Born November 16, 1928, in Antigonish, he was the son of Merritt and Katie (Henderson) Archibald. He resided in New Town, Guysborough County, for his entire life. He attended the NSAC and worked briefly for the Maritime Lumber Bureau. In 1954, he married Margaret Isabel Reid. Together they raised six children on the family farm. He possessed a strong work ethic and expected the same in others. He was a faithful member of Kirk Memorial United Church, Aspen. He had a keen interest in genealogy and was an avid reader. He enjoyed watching Jeopardy or the news and stayed current on world affairs.

He is survived by, Marie (Robert) MacLeod, Stellarton; Ian (Cathy), Garden of Eden; Karen (Anthony) Waugh, Lower Truro; Helen (Fraser) McCallum, Tabusintac, New Brunswick; Susan (Denis) Langford, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan; Dale (DaLene), New Town; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, John (Nicole) MacLeod and  Wesley Archibald; Keith MacLeod; Jenna (Stephen) Burris and Marett Isabel; Jelisa (Darby) Sheehy; Jonathan (Melanie) Waugh; Robyn McCallum (Ryan Taylor); William (Emily), Katie (Marcus) and Daniel (Meagan) McCallum;  10 step-grandchildren, Kristy, Jeremy, Jan, Katlyn, Adam, Adeline, Jonathan, Amos, Erin, Katie;  five sisters-in-law, Catherine (David) MacLean, Alice Hewitt, Helen Cruickshank, Mary (Gerald) Romsa, Ruth Douglas.

Memorial donations may be made to Kirk Memorial United Church, Aspen or St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.



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