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David Walter Long - 79, The Hound Dog Man of Black River has been reunited with his beautiful Manitoba Rose. On March 21, 2019, by the brilliant light of the Equinox Moon, David took the hand of his beautiful Margie as she led him home. Born on October 20, 1939, David Walter Long was the youngest and devoted son of the late David and Jennie (Nowlan) Long of Black River. David had a strong faith in God. He and Margaret were members of the former Black River Baptist Church and the former White Rock Baptist Church giving from their hearts to help others. David devoted himself to his mother, Jennie until her passing. He did work for the Department of Highways for six years. David was a very articulate poet and story writer and has left a legacy of wonderful stories to share. From taking bribes from his sisters beaus to make himself scarce and doing an Irish jig on the dancing rock with his Uncle Leander. David was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by special nieces, Arlene (Long) Munroe and Zelda (McPhail) Stevenson; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Plett); sisters, Madge McPhail, Ruth Babcock, Grace Allen and Arlene in infancy and brother, James “Jim”. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 25, Reverend Gary Manthorne officiating. Burial took place in the Black River Cemetery. Donations to Diabetes Canada or the Forest Hill Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences or inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com. Beautiful Black River skies All clustered with stars of gold Half of their wonderous beauty Will ever remain untold Beautiful beautiful Black River skies Radiant with heavenly light The most gorgeous of all visions E'er seen by day or night David W Long 1957

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