AMHERST – A longtime Amherst businessman has died.
Vaughan Coates died Thursday at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. He was 88.
Coates graduated from the Nova Scotia Agriculture College in Truro and owned and operated several businesses during his life, including a dairy farm, Fletcher Coates Dairy Ltd., Coates Dairy Bar and a riding stable.
He remained active in land development until his death.
He was an active member of Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church, serving as treasurer for many years.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Campbell’s Funeral Home (98 Church St.).
His funeral is set for Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church with Rev. Byron Corkum officiating.
Donations can be made to Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church or a charity of choice.