MEISNER, Atwood Churchill


Age 101, of New Germany, Lunenburg Co., passed away on Monday, November 6, in Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial Building, Halifax, where he has been residing since the spring of 2023.

Born in Stanley Section, he was a son of the late, Carmon Stephen and Bernice Ruth (Beck) Meisner.

Atwood was a decorated veteran of the Second World War, having served overseas in active duty as a military police officer. Following the war he returned home to New Germany, where along with his brother, they successfully established Meisner’s Poultry Farm and sold eggs for many years until eventually taken over by his son. He enjoyed traveling to many places with Phyllis, his loving wife of 72 years.

He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 102, New Germany, where he received a life-time membership. He was also a member of the Hillcrest Masonic Lodge #93 and the Trinity Lutheran Church, New Germany.

Surviving is his daughter, Marilyn Hibbs, Nictaux Falls; son, Todd (Peggy) Meisner, New Germany; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife; Phyllis May (Jodrey) Meisner; daughter, Cathy Meisner; sister, June Connell; brother, Carmon Meisner, Jr.; and Marilyn’s partner, Charlie.

Visitation for family and friends was held 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, November, 13, in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, 4895 Highway 10, New Germany, where a Masonic tribute service began at 6:30 p.m. Funeral service with a Legion tribute was held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 14, in Trinity Lutheran Church, New Germany. Rev. Wilis Ott, officiating. A private family Interment followed the service, in the church cemetery.

A heartfelt thanks from the family to the special ladies who so lovingly cared for Atwood in his home for many years and to the staff at Camp Hill for their excellent care in his final months.

Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or Trinity Lutheran Church, New Germany. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, New Germany, where on-line condolences and messages may be made by visiting

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