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Robert Martin ‘Bobby’ Gunn

Funeral service for the late Robert Martin ‘Bobby’ Gunn, 87, East River St. Mary’s, was held April 2 in Bethany United Church, East River St. Mary’s, with Reverend Derek Elsworth officiating. Burial was in East River St. Mary’s Cemetery. Mr. Gunn died March 30, 2019, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born September 6, 1931, in New Glasgow, he was the only child of the late Herbert and Margaret (Vaughn) Gunn. He was a resident of East River St. Mary’s most of his life. He was an active member of Bethany United Church, where he served as treasurer for more than 30 years. He graduated in 1961 from the Maritime Forest Ranger School and was employed for 30 years with the Department of Lands and Forests out of Pictou County. Much of his career was involved with the management of crown land, wildfire suppression and assisting with ground search and rescue. He was one of the founding members of the North Eastern Christmas Tree Association and also a founding member of the East River St. Mary’s Fire Department. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, trapping, nature, bird watching, star gazing, astronomy, reading, playing cards. In his retirement, he enjoyed his Christmas tree lot, woodlot and blueberry fields and travelling on his four-wheeler to enjoy time on the multi-generational family homestead. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Grace (Greene), East River St. Mary’s; daughter, Irene (Charlie), Upper Economy; son, Ian (Melissa), East River St. Mary’s; two grandsons, Cameron, Colton. Memorial donations may be made to Bethany United Church, East River St. Mary’s, or a charity of choice. Online condolences:

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