HIRTLE, Gilbert Lester


Age 89, Dublin Shore, Lunenburg Co., passed away on September 30, 2017, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater surrounded by his loving family. Born August 19, 1928, on Hirtle’s Island, he was a son of the late James Ralph and Mae Orene (Powers) Hirtle. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Ola Myrtice Publicover; daughter, Kristine Louise Hirtle, Cherry Hill; son, Cory Joseph (Kimberley), Dublin Shore; grandchildren, Marielle Guerrero, Krista, Carson and Cameron Hirtle; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, IzahGairdino, Marjorie Selig and twin sisters in infancy, Rosabelle and Clarabelle; brothers, Dawson, Mansfield and Byron. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m., Tuesday evening in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 4, in Knox Presbyterian Church, Dublin Shore. Rev. Sandy MacDonald officiating and Rev. Robert Seamen assisting. Private family interment will follow in Brookside Cemetery, West Dublin. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church, South Shore Regional Hospital or Hope for Hirtle. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

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