Walter Bird Newcombe It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Walter Bird Newcombe, age 87, of Amherst. Walter passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Gables Lodge where he has happily spent the past 5 1/2 years. He has enjoyed the camaraderie and many friendships he had among the staff and residents of Gables Lodge. Born in Brookdale, NS, he was the son of the late Almon and Bessie (Bird) Newcombe. His career spanned working for CPR, then Dorchester Penitentiary. After retiring, he made a new career in the antique business. We will always remember his kindness, generous spirit and clever wit. He will be dearly missed by his sisters Marie McBrien, Amherst, NS, Jean Siddall, Lorneville, NS; nieces Elaine (Ernest) Fage, Hastings, NS, Pauline (Francis) Verstraten, Lorneville, NS, Brenda (Alan) McGee, Barrie, ON, Ruth (Scott) Murray, Moncton, NB; grandnieces and nephews Jillian, Isaac, Adam Fage, Christiane, Robert and Teressa Verstraten, Andrew and Jack McGee, John-David and Calum Murray; great grandniece and nephews Kaya, Orion, Caden and Clark Fage as well as many cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by nephew Douglas McBrien. Arrangements have been entrusted to Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). At Walter's request, there will be no visitation or funeral. Those wishing to make a donation in his memory may do so to the charity of your choice. Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Walter's online memorial at www.furlongjones.ca or through the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.