George Foote, longtime NFHC President dies


On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, George B. Foote died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 83. Born in Berwick, he was the son of the late Henry and Hazel Foote. George was well known around the Atlantic Provinces as a farmer, beekeeper, community advocate, and volunteer. He is survived by his wife, Trina (Rector), five children and thirteen grandchildren.

George served as president of the NFHC for most of its existence, stepping down only a couple of years ago, He led the organization from its humble beginnings through an ambitious building period, so that NFHC currently has eight buildings, all built with primarily volunteer labour over the years. Moreover, these buildings are filled to bursting with hundreds of agricultural artifacts, commemorating the history of farming in the Annapolis Valley. A well-equipped Cookhouse is capable of serving food to all the visitors who come for the NFHC’s special events throughout the year.

George will be remembered for his lively enthusiasm and guidance during this organization’s formative years.

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