Arlene Donna Poplar
It is with great sadness and heavy
hearts that we announce the passing of Arlene
Poplar, at the age of 58, one day short of her 59th
birthday. A beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and
friend. Arlene passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre after a long battle with
Arlene was the first born child to the
late Russell Gogan and Judy (Capson) Gogan.
Born in Amherst, Arlene grew up in Lower
Maccan. Graduating from RHDH in 1978, this was also the year she met
the love of her life Michael, and decided to start their family. In
1985 the family ventured West, settling in Saskatoon. Over the next 17
years, Arlene could be found working at the local bowling alleys and
watching her daughters bowl; she was also often seen either working or
trying her luck at the bingo hall. In 2001, her and Michael decided to
move back home to Nova Scotia. After moving back, Arlene was employed
at Ropak in Springhill for 12 years, where she met her dear friend
Joyce (Dean) Ruddick. For her last years she enjoyed semi retirement
spending time between the cottage at Jackson’s Point and the
family home in River Hebert. She really enjoyed Friday card nights
playing Chase the Ace with her many friends including Stacey Webb,
Wallace and Stella Chiasson, at Jackson’s Point, and April
Porter and Ryan Vansnick of River Hebert; Who all held a special place
in her heart.
Arlene is survived by her loving husband
Michael, her daughters Melissa (Mohammed) and Brandy (Will), her
grandson Tyrell (Danieka), and step-son Shannon (Jennifer).
She is also survived by her mother Judy, sisters Karen, and Wanda
(Lou), grand children Sontaye, Suraya, Jaden, Konrad, and Benjamin.
Along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and
She was predeceased by her father
Russell, and brother Edward.
Arrangements are under the care and
guidance of the Jones Family Funeral
Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where
the family will receive visitors and celebrate Arlene’s life during an
Afternoon of Remembrance on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm with
a special sharing of memories at 3 pm.
Should friends desire, memorial
contributions may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of
Arlene’s family would like to extend
heartfelt thanks to Dr. Ferguson and her palliative nurse Carla
Blakney for all their care and support.
Sharing of memories and condolences may
be sent to the family by visiting Arlene’s online memorial
at www.jonesfamilyfuneralcentre.ca or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Arlene Donna Poplar 19602019..
Décès pour la Ville: Amherst, Province: Nova Scotia