Obituary of Arthur Ernest Lapthorne
Arthur Ernest Lapthorne was born in Halifax on April 8, 1938 to the late Ernest and Ola (Carlton) Lapthorne. Arthur, aged 82, passed away on April 22, 2020 after a brief stay at Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax.
For several years prior to being admitted to Parkstone, Art suffered with Parkinson’s related diseases but remained home with his loving wife, Anne by his side.
Art is survived by his wife, Anne (Tanner); children, Edward (Lynn), Lantz, Deborah (Mike) Callaghan, Bedford, Tracey (Derrick) Williams, Dartmouth and Michael (Genevieve), Edmonton, AB; grandchildren, Jason (Katie) Lapthorne, Dartmouth, Steven Lapthorne, Dartmouth, Logan Currie, Bedford, Alexander Williams, Dartmouth, Oliver Lapthorne, Edmonton and Brittany Williams, Dartmouth; great grandson, Anderson Lapthorne, Dartmouth; brother, William (Judy), Ontario and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Art was predeceased by his sister, Elsie Collins – Barzilay and niece, Patricia Collins.
Art worked for 45 years in the grocery business and was well respected for his dedication to his work. After retirement, Art had time to enjoy his family, gardening, watching sports; especially baseball and football as he was an avid sports fan. He also enjoyed his years of playing Bridge with the club in Bedford-Sackville.
Above all, Art was a family man, nothing was more important to him. He idolized his grandchildren and his great grandson and loved every moment spent with them. Nothing could brighten up Art’s day better than a visit from his children and their families.
We would like to thank the homecare ladies, Patricia and Jennifer for their help with Art in our home over the past several years. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Parkstone Enhanced Care; for your care and understanding during Art’s stay. Thank you for all of your support.
Cremation has taken place and a service of remembrance will be held at a later date. Donations in Art’s memory can be made to Parkinson’s Canada or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.