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Adam Forbes Rae


Adam Forbes Rae

Adam Forbes Rae, 87 years of age, of Amherst, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 26, 2020 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Born in Rogers Hill Pictou County, he was the son of the late James & Effie (Forbes) Rae.

Forbes grew up in River John, Pictou Co where he received his early education. He was a graduate of the Nova Scotia Teachers College and Mount Allison University. He later went on to become Guidance Counselor and became director of guidance at River Hebert District High School. Forbes was then appointed principal of both River Hebert District High and River Hebert Elementary Schools.

He was awarded the Dora Baker scholarship in 1960-1961 which was made to a teacher who shows scholastic eagerness and classroom adequacy as well as community interest and skill in pupil-parent teacher relations.  Forbes was a member of the River Hebert curling Club and was made a Honorary Life Member of the club. He enjoyed his summers at the cottage in Minudie. Forbes was a faithful member of the River Hebert United Church and its choir.

Forbes is survived by his wife, Shirley (Burbine), sister, Beth King of Oshawa, brother in law, David Graham, Westville as well as nieces and nephews and a special aunt, Lina Forbes.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Vivian Boehk, Heather Graham, brother in laws Robert Boehk.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777).  A funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 2p.m. Please respect the family and other attendees by wearing a mask. Burial will take place in the King Seaman Lakeside Cemetery, Minudie.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Forbes's online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Monday, July 6, 2020
Service Time
2 p.m.
Service Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre

Burial Location
King Seaman Lakeside Cemetery, Minudie , NS

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society