Loretta Wood

Loretta Ann Wood

Friday, December 15th, 1939 - Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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Wood, Loretta Ann, Raynardton, passed away peacefully, October 22, 2020. Born, December 15, 1939, she was a daughter to the late Bruce and Mary (Gordon) Eldridge. Loretta was an accomplished photographer and quilter, she also created many professional pieces in needlework, knitting, and rughooking. She loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren at the beach, visiting museums, and just hanging out. She graciously took great pride in everything she did. She is survived by her loving husband, Nelson; daughters, Lori (Stephen) Cross, Alberta; Jennifer (Rob) Stevens, Alberta; Stephanie (Jimmy) Bungay, Cape Breton; son, Stephen (Denise) Wood, Yarmouth; sister, Donna Lee (Scott) Cain, Lake Annis; grandchildren, Melissa; Michelle; Ashley; Cameron; Jordan; Colin; Joshua; Elijah; Tori; Felicity; great grandchildren, Taylor and Chloe. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. Visitation will be held, Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 5-8pm followed by a funeral service, Friday, October 30, 2020 at 2pm, both in the Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel, Yarmouth. Eric Whitehouse officiating. Interment in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Gavelton. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Operation Smile. Online condolences may be sent to, or you may sign the guest book online at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, October 30th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, October 30th, 2020 2:00pm
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    567 Main Street
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    Pastor Eric Whitehouse
  • Interment

    Greenlawn Cemetery
    Gavelton, NS
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Donations are being accepted for: Operation Smile Canada Foundation.


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Lou Nickerson

Posted at 11:54am
So sad & sorry to be told of Loretta's passing today, my Prayer thoughts be with you all
during this difficult time. Louis

Pam Trask

Posted at 11:09am
Sending sympathy and hugs to you all as you face the hard days ahead. I hope your precious memories and the love you shared help you through this sad time.

Tracie Mood

Posted at 10:04am
To Loretta’s family: My deepest sympathies on the passing of a wonderful woman. Although I had not seen her in many years, I drive by their house on occasion and always remembered the times I was there to hang out with Lori. May you find comfort in the memories you share.

Joyce Rogers and family

Posted at 08:52am
Sincere condolences to Loretta's family from Joyce C. Rogers and family,
Raynardton, N.S.

Lori Cross Posted at 09:20am

Thank you.


Posted at 10:17am
Loretta and I were childhood friends,I have not seen here in many years . I have such wonderful memories of our times together. We spent many hours at each other’s homes. My condolences to her family at this sad time. May your happy memories sustain you and bring you peace. Sincerely Nancy Hamm Knox

Lori Cross Posted at 02:01pm

Thank you Nancy.

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