VEINOT, Hilton Dyson


Hilton Dyson Veinot, age 79 of Hemford NS, died peacefully at home on February 6, 2018. Born July 21, 1938, in Hemford, Nova Scotia, Hilton was the youngest child of John and Ila (Crouse) Veinot. He lived his entire life in the house that his father built in the early 1900s. At age 15, his father died at home, and Hilton began his working life, working in the woods for 25 cents a day. Later, he worked with the highways on a surveying crew, followed by working with Harding’s Real Estate as a laborer. Afterwards, he drove a truck for the construction company that built the sewer system in New Germany. He worked for Kirk’s Christmas Trees for 25 years, and in the later years, he was responsible for his own crew. He was a patient, quiet, hardworking man, who loved fishing, motorcycles and, skidoos. He was proud to be the owner of one of the first snow-blowers in the area. When CB radios were popular, he enjoyed talking with his CB buddies. He was quite inventive. He made his own dipole antenna for his CB, from wire and the ends off of two toothbrushes. He also was known to fashion car body parts, like the front fender of a 65 Ford Falcon, out of sheet metal. One of his more modern inventions was to tie dryer sheets to the ceiling fan to freshen the room. He loved yard-sales. Hilton was a homebody who loved to fish in the brook near his house. He could always be counted on to return from a few hours of fishing with a basket full of brook trout. He always had a smile and, being blessed with a great memory and quick wit, he had lots of stories and jokes to tell. He could always be counted on to come up with something crazy. He loved his extended family and especially his dog, Buddy. Hilton loved to play guitar and go to jams, country music shows and would travel as far as Port George to take them in. He is survived by his second wife of almost 18 years, Carolyn (nee Armstrong). He is also survived by children whom he shared with his former wife Diane (nee Simpson); John (Sandra); Blair (Sherlyn); Wade (Tracey) and Kelly (Kim); 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Surviving him as well are brothers Alfred (Norma); Cyril (Ellen); numerous nieces and nephews; stepchildren and step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by both parents; siblings Clifford, Roland, Grace; half-siblings, Warren, Greta, Leaman, Jean, Frances, Gerald and, Paul. He was also predeceased by his former wife Diane (Simpson) Veinot. CARD OF THANKS Thanks to everyone who made it possible for Hilton to have his last wish, to spend his final days in the comfort of his home. Thanks Tadpole, for giving him all the laughs, and to his many visitors who also brought their smiles and goodies. Special thanks to palliative care, Jennifer Riis NP, the VON nurses, the New Germany and Area Lions Club, and the Canadian Red Cross. At Hilton’s request, no services will be held.

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