Laurie Walter Spidell, age 79 of Midville Branch, NS passed away January 24, 2024 peacefully at home.
Born in Midville Branch, he was the son of the late Walter & late Edna Spidell.
Growing up in a time when work was hard and men were tough,
Laurie made his living in forestry. From tree to lumber he had sawdust
in his veins.
He traveled across Canada working in his younger years and really enjoyed seeing the different scenery as he loved the outdoors. To his family he was "the rock" we all looked to for guidance and assurance as he always had a way of making things seem "not so bad" as they were. To all his friends he was a great man and friend.
Laurie found a love for horses when he was young. He enjoyed anything related to the old west. He watched Roy Rogers and Dale Evans and anything else with horses when he could and spent time with his uncle Melford Wagner in the blacksmith shop. He had many horses over his life but that one special horse was his beloved Appaloosa stallion, Mahons Taza who he rode in local parades and exhibitions. Laurie had an eye for a good horse and was a well-known spectator at local shows over recent years, making friends everywhere.
He loved to dance and own the floor with his many dancing partners. He had a dry sense of humour, was the King of One Liners and gave us all courage and grit.
He is survived by son Neal Spidell, daughters Lisa Spidell
(Shawn Wentzell) and Karen Spidell. Sisters Yvonne Crouse, Laverne
Cartwright and Leah Tanner (Lindon). Brothers Lee Spidell, Paul
Spidell & Alan Spidell. Grandchildren Colton Wentzell (Aira),
Nathan Wentzell and Ken Spidell. Great-Grandson Coby Wentzell. Nieces
& Nephews Mark Crouse, Darren Veinot, Gena Lee Crouse, Julie
Anne Langille, Phillip Crouse, Natalie Tanner, Hal Tanner Jason Tanner
& Gretchen Tanner.
He is predeceased by sister Carolyn McIntyre.
We will be having a celebration of his life Saturday February 3rd from 2-4 pm at the Midville & District Fire Hall
2110 Upper Branch Road, Midville Branch, NS.
Arrangements are under the direction of the R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, where on-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca