Harnish, Della St. Claire – Age 66, of Hilden, went “gentle into that good night” on April 29, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Upper Stewiacke, she was a daughter of the late Sinclair Martin and Nina Marion (Fleming) Gault. Della was a graduate of Musquodoboit Rural High School. She worked at Zellers for a number of years and then at Searle’s Garden Centre, which she enjoyed immensely. She enjoyed working in her flower beds for hours on end, and visiting others to view their flower gardens.
Della is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Ben; daughter, Catherine (Vincent) Langille; granddaughter, Kayla MacDonald (Joseph Fielding); and great-grandchildren, Ethan, Avery, McKenna and Theo. She is also survived by brother, John; sisters, Joyce (Earl) Taylor, Gloria (Calvin) Brown, and Linda (Gordon) Black.
In keeping with Della’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. If you wish to honour her memory, please make a donation to the local SPCA or Parkinson Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
The family would like to especially thank Dr. Smith and the team in the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their kind and loving care of Della in her final days.