Harold Bartley Lutz (January 20, 1936 – April 21, 2022), age 86, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Valley Hospice in Kentville, Kings County Nova Scotia. He was born on January 20, 1936 to Enoch & Ruth (Baltzer) Lutz at home on Russia Road in Black Rock, Nova Scotia.
Harold grew up with his 3 sisters in Black Rock and was no stranger to hard work. Being the man of the family while his father was away working made him grow up fast. He carried this work ethic with him throughout his life accomplishing many things.
He fell in love with, and married, an American girl at a community dance in Harbourville the summer of 1960. That American girl was Dorothy Saunders who summered every year with Fred & Mae Saunders. Going to the states to pick apples in the fall, they were engaged and then married on December 17, 1960, settling in Kentville Nova Scotia. Harold was well known in the area peddling fish. In 1965 they moved to Marlborough, Massachusetts, then to Hopkinton, Massachusetts where they lived and raised their family for 28 years. They were married for 53 years and raised 3 children.
While living in the states, Harold worked for Dennison Manufacturing Company in Holliston, MA along with many extra jobs. He was a landscaper, property manager, handyman etc always working and providing for his family.
He returned to Nova Scotia to retire, and be with his ailing mother, in 1993 where he enjoyed his time fishing and reconnecting with his friends and family.
Harold was predeceased by his parents, wife Dorothy, daughter Susan Mespelli, grandchildren Heather Lynne Siebert and Carl “CJ” Harris, and sister Mary MacDonald of Garland. Brothers-in-law Robert Shepherd and Calvin MacDonald.
Harold is survived by his son Brian Lutz, daughter Barbara Harris, son-in-law Carl Harris, granddaughter Nichole Perreault and two beautiful great granddaughters Leah and Julia of Effingham, NH, and grandsons Matthew & Collin Mespelli of Upton, MA. Sisters Janet (Arthur) Spinney of Truro and Eileen Shepherd of Black Rock, best friend Alice Hiltz and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He also sadly leaves his faithful dog Emma Lou.
A service will be held at the Black Rock Baptist Church on Monday, April 25th at 2 pm followed by a reception with family greeting friends and relatives at the Black Rock Community Hall, 4404 Black Rock Rd, Waterville, NS B0P 1V0. Reverend John Hannem officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in his memory be made to your choice of Black Rock Baptist Church, 1248 Russia Road, RR#3, Waterville, NS B0P 1V0 or Valley Hospice Foundation, 150-3 Exhibition St, Kentville, NS B4N 5E3. The family would like to thank the staff at Valley Hospice for taking great care of Dad in his final days. Special thanks to niece Brenda Garber and nephew Bruce MacDonald for their daily visits and support during this very difficult time.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).