Dalton Vance Gertridge, 79 of Gaspereau, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 after a brief stay at the Evergreen Nursing Home in Kentville. Born March 7, 1939, he was a son of the late Budd and Mamie (Schofield) Gertridge.
He spent his earlier years driving truck, he then took over his family farm. He became very proficient in making Kraut and continued to develop this trade until his health interferred.
Dalton is survived by his loving wife of fifty-three years, Sandra (Rockwell) Gertridge; sons Donald (Jodi-Lyn Newcombe) and Shawn (Fonda Forsythe); the love of Dalton’s life are his grandchildren, Chloe Ann and Lachlan Forsythe-Gertridge; brothers Gerald Schofield and Wayne Gertridge, both of British Columbia; sister Carol Sheffield of New Minas; several nieces and nephews.
At Dalton’s request, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4P 1B9 (902-679-2822).
Miss Me but Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little-but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me-but let me go
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me but let me go.