John Feltmate

Obituary of John Francis Feltmate

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FELTMATE, John F. Millsville The family of the late John Francis Feltmate are sad to announce his passing on March 8, 2024, at the Palliative Care Unit in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. John was born on July 12, 1948, to the late Essie and John Feltmate. He was born and raised in Goshen, Nova Scotia, where he spent time from a young age farming and running the saw in the woods. He was predeceased by siblings, Eldridge, Kenny, Janet, Stuart. John met the love of his life Marion (Campbell) Feltmate and married on November 14, 1970. They moved to Toronto, Ontario, where they had their son, Kevin Feltmate. They shortly returned to Pictou County and were residents of Valley Woods, Stellarton for a number of years while Kevin was growing up. In later years, John and Marion moved to her family’s farm in Scotsburn, Nova Scotia, where he remained until his passing. They spent a wonderful 54 years together. John had a hard work ethic both at Michelin and his cattle farm; often working double shifts to do it all. He had a love for animals and being outdoors. He was known for his sense of humour and ability to cleverly provide everyone he met with a nickname. In his retirement, John enjoyed taking care of the land and working on the farm alongside his son Kevin. They spent many hours together in the garage fixing vehicles and farm equipment. He loved spending time throughout his life with his wife Marion, grandchildren, and their spouses. John valued his family and always took care of them. He will be dearly missed by his family beloved wife, Marion Feltmate; son, Kevin Feltmate (Shelley), grandchildren, Paige Feltmate (Brandon Grant), Chelsea Feltmate (Patrick Rafters), Dylan Feltmate (Morgan Walsh) and great-granddaughter, Marceline Feltmate. He is survived by his siblings, Thelma Ann (Wade) and Gary (Edith); sisters-in law, Christine, Charlotte and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Colleen O’Sullivan and the ICU team for their kind and compassionate care of John during his time at the Aberdeen Hospital. As well as Dr. Thomas Park who provided him excellent care as his family physician for the past 45 years. As per John’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral. The family will celebrate his life privately at another time.