Aubrey Pettis

Born: Tue., Mar. 24, 1942
Died: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Family to do services at later date

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Aubrey Stewart Pettis
North Sydney

It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Aubrey Stewart Pettis, age 77, on Monday, February 10, 2020, at the Halifax Infirmary, with his loving partner Judy by his side.
Born in North Sydney on March 24, 1942, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Hardy) Pettis.
Aubrey worked on the Great Lake Boats in his younger years. He also worked at the slip in North Sydney, and the Yacht Club.
The summertime would find Aubrey camping, sitting around a fire, having a few beers, and telling a few stories. He had a wonderful sense of humour, and was always good for a laugh. He always enjoyed a cup of Tim’s coffee with his friends, of whom he had many.
Aubrey is survived by his loving soulmate of 22 years, Judy Donato, his children Tina, Aubrey and Troy, grandchildren Katilin, Haley, Vanessa, Justin and MacKenzie, all from Ontario, his brother Kelvin (Jean), Moncton, his sister Ead (Ted), Sydney Mines, several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Aubrey was predeceased by a sister Mary in infancy.
My heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff of the CCU at the Halifax Infirmary. You are all Angels with unseen wings. Thank you.
At his request, cremation has taken place. There will be no wake or funeral. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at

Of all the special gifts in life
However big or small
To have you as my partner
Was the greatest gift of all.

May God speed you home Aubrey!

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Eileen MacKinnon
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
Dear Judy:

I was saddened to read of Aubrey's death. You two made such a great couple. He loved you so much and I hope the memories you hold in your heart will give you comfort. May he rest in peace.

Tara and Chris Ivey
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
Thoughts and Prayers are with you Judy. Aubrey was a wonderful uncle and will be dearly missed. Love you xoxo

Debbie Marsh
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
My deepest condolences to Judy n all his family RIP Aubrey

   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
I am sorely saddened to learn of your loss, Judy. May God hold you and your family in His loving hands and bring you joyous memories and comfort during this difficult time.

Jane & Jeff
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
Dear Judy, thinking of you at this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jane & Jeff

Anna Martin
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
Dear Judy & Family:
I was so sorry to here about Aubrey’s passing. I did not know him, but; everyone that knew him said he was a lovely man. May God bless you all in such a difficult time in your lives.

Judy Sheppard
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
Dear Judy...we are shocked to hear this news!! We are so sorry for your loss..Aubrey was a sweet man who always had a smile on his face ...Stay strong my dear friend...and know that you are in our thoughts today and always...
Rest In Peace dear Aubrey, 💔
~~Judy & Johnny~~

Peter Russell
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I knew Aubrey very well and we had many conversation together. He was a man who you could truly relate too. In the last conversation we had together, he and I talked about my brother Danny to whom Aubrey had been a very close friend and also about the time he and Johnny Bona went to Halifax together. It was quite a trip as Aubrey tells it and thinking of Johnny I believe he included all the good time they had on that trip. We often met at the Grocery store or the Mayflower Mall. I was not aware that he was so ill and was a little shocked by this sad news. Rest my good friend and say a big hello to my brother and Johnny for me. You guys have a lot to catch on and maybe a beer or two to share.

Cassie Brochu
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
Judy,So sorry for your loss.You are in my thoughts and prayers.Cassie

Steve Clarke
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
Sad to learn of Aubrey's passing. We shared the same doctor so I know he had a rough time. I always looked forward to having a chat with Aubrey at the doctor's, the flea market, or when he rolled up in front of the house for a "chat" (any conversation always included a reference to Judy whom I know he loved very much). I will certainly miss Aubrey. Thinking of you, Judy, at this difficult time.

Shirley ( Jackson) MacLeod
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
Dear Judy & family, I'm sorry to read about Aubrey's passing. I remember him from high school.I saw him a few times when he would be home on Peppett St, to visit his family. That would be during the time he was working on the Lake Boats. It's a difficult time for you, Please accept my condolences & may he rest in peace.

annmarie hopkins
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
so sorry for your loss Judy. annmarie

Mike Ratchford
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Aubrey was always funny and great to me when i was around the house. He could be seen on his front step.....shirt off and aviators on......catching some rays. When he'd see me coming to get Troy he'd yell : " Hey red! How ya doin"? Always got a kick outta that. My heartfelt condolences to the members of the family. Take care of each other.

Gloria Cheetham
   Posted Sat February 15, 2020
Aubrey and Family I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing prayers going out to you and your family during this difficult time.

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