Marc David Tufts
November 30, 1959 – September 21, 2020
Marc David Tufts
November 30th, 1959 – September 21st, 2020
TUFTS, Marc – Age 60, of Barrington NS, passed away of a sudden cardiac event at his home September 21, 2020. He was a son of the late Daniel and Edith (Comeau) Tufts. Marc is survived by his loving daughters, Caitlin (Jeffrey) Cregg, and Sara (Adam Becher) Tufts. Marc’s family consisted of 15 siblings. He is survived by Paul (Claudette) Tufts, Lorraine (Ernest) Muise, Lucille (Jim) Fitzgerald, Valerie (Nancy) Pelletier, Christine (the late Brian) O’Meara, Claudette (Eric) Priddle, Janice (Paul) Sullivan, Melina (Mike) Boudreau, Yvonne (Stephen) Saulnier, Eric (Debbie) Tufts, Lise (Steven) Gaudet; many loving nieces and nephews, and former spouse, Cecile Baccanale. Marc was predeceased by his sister, Adrienne; brothers, Raymond (Barbara) and Gerald (Joan); brother-in-law, Gilles Boudreau.
Marc’s greatest focus in life was his love for his daughters and his care for animals. Marc was a graduate of Acadia University (Bachelor of Science) and of The University of Montreal (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine). He dedicated his life to helping those who cannot speak for themselves. He practised as a veterinarian for many years and ended his career as a member of the faculty in Animal Science at The University of Connecticut where he was loved and admired by his students. Marc found great joy watching his daughters compete in the sport of polo, so much so, that he did everything he could to ensure they had the abilities to play. He took on the task of running an Intercollegiate Polo program during his time at the University of Connecticut to ensure sustainability for his girls. Marc was greatly loved by all the students who played under his watch, many of whom considered him an advisor or parental figure. Upon his return to Nova Scotia in 2012, Marc found great pleasure in playing golf, strumming his guitar, strapping on the goalie pads, walking the beaches and viewing the beautiful sunsets of “La Baie Sainte Marie”.
* A celebration of Marc’s life will be held in Sacré-Coeur Cemetery, Saulnierville this Friday, the 2nd of October at 2 P.M
*In lieu flowers, donations in Marc’s memory may be made to Baie Ste. Marie Animal Society or the Polo Training Foundation (70 Clinton St, Tully NY 13159)
*Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.meteghanfuneralhome.ca
Friday, October 02, 2020
Saulnierville, N.S. B0W 2Z0
November 30 1959 September 21 2020
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Marc David Tufts November 30 1959 September 21 2020..
Décès pour la Ville: Meteghan, Province: Nova Scotia