Prest, Sidney Wilson

Prest, Sidney Wilson – 1943-2015. Sidney Wilson Prest, 72, a lifelong resident of Mooseland, has parted this worldly earth on December 14, 2015, to join his parents, Boyd Embree and Alice Marie Prest; and siblings who have departed before him, Margaret, Fraser, Marcheta, Burham and Murray; brothers-in-law, Jack Brown and Robin Smallwood; and sister-in-law, Gladys. To carry on his legacy of family values, hard work, and vision, he is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy (Myers); his children, Dawn Marie Lowe (Rob), Dwayne (Tena), Deanna McCullum (Derek); his dear grandchildren who he so loved to visit regularly, Zachary, Sydney, Madison, Monica, Cameron, Marissa, and Mary-Beth. His remaining siblings are Madonna Brown, Donis Prest (Leo Casavechia), Sterling (Valerie), Dougal (Elizabeth); sisters-in-law, Ola, Marilyn; brother-in-law, Henry Decker.

Sid began his working life as a young teenager. His first job was driving a truck. His most recent job was as Member of Legislative Assembly for The Province of Nova Scotia from 2009-2013 to which he dedicated his passion for his community, development of business, and preservation of our natural resources. In between these jobs, he was self-employed in the forestry business, and then as a By-Law Enforcement Officer for Halifax Regional Municipality and in various political roles.

In his spare time he always had a woodpile in some stage of processing, he was always on the look for “good stock” for his garage, he worked on his own vehicles, always had some type of project on the go and thinking about the next one. He thoroughly enjoyed when everyone was home to visit and sitting down to a family meal to celebrate none other than just having us all together. Evenings were enjoyed with a game of cards, talking to his children and grandchildren on the phone, or social functions, especially dances with Nancy. He had many blessings in life, the greatest of which was his family.

Visitation will be in the family home, 4005 Mooseland Rd., 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, Wednesday. Funeral service will be Thursday, at 2 p.m. in St. Thomas Anglican Church, Mooseland. Reception to follow in Mooseland Community Hall. Memorial donation may be made to Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest or Mooseland Community Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

“The homestead is still standing,

the woodpile remains the same.

The only thing missing Dad,

is the link from the chain.”

- Unknown