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John Caven


John Caven

John H. Caven, 83, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 in the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, he was the son of the late John and Violet (Byrne) Cavan.

John will be dearly missed by his wife of 55 years, Patricia (Moore); sons, Gary, Kentville; Paul (Sherrie), Stellarton; and Robert (Kim), Hammonds Plains; grandsons, Brett, Christian, Jacob, Aiden, Liam, and Riley Caven; sister, June (Fritz) King; brothers, Eric and Monty Caven, England; sisters-in-law, Rae (John) Montgomery, Sandra Wallace (James), Northern Ireland; cousin, Kenneth Rea; and nieces and nephews in England, Northern Ireland, and Austria.  

He was predeceased by sisters, Phyllis Caven, Olive Schuman, and Alison Ruminak; and father and mother-in-law, Robert and Rachel Moore. 

John made Nova Scotia his home in 1974, where he was employed for 18 years with Michelin Canada.  Following retirement, he worked as a human resource consultant, sharing his expertise with businesses around the province.

John was an active adherent of First United Church, Trenton, where he was also a member of the men’s club.  

John was an active sportsman playing cricket, field hockey, football, and was most passionate about golf, in particular playing it alongside his sons. In later years, he took great joy in playing washer toss and cheering on his grandsons.

Funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, January 11, at First United Church, 81 High St., Trenton, followed by a celebration of life reception. Donations, if desired, may be made in John’s memory to First United Church, Trenton, or Aberdeen Palliative Care Society. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. 

Service Date
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Service Time
Service Location
First United Church, Trenton

Requested Charity
First United Church, Trenton; Aberdeen Palliative Care Society