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David C. Black


David C. Black

It is with sadness we announce the passing of David Church Black, age 77, of Amherst.  David passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

Born in Amherst, NS, he was a son of the late Elbert and Esther (Mayne) Black.

He lived and worked as a Property Assessor in Toronto, Ontario most of his life, returning to Amherst to work in Property Management until his retirement.  David enjoyed Art of all sorts, collecting many pieces for his home.  He wrote numerous articles for Arts magazines. He was also a board member for the Cumberland County Museum and Archives. He enjoyed playing golf and was once the President of the Amherst Golf Club. 

He is survived by his siblings Elbert "Lee" (Maureen), Georgetown, ON, Barbara Hood, Amherst, NS, Fred, Amherst, NS, Carol (Brian) Zwicker, Edmonton, AB,; 6 nieces and nephews.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777).  A private family graveside service will take place in the Amherst Cemetery at a later date.

Those wishing to make a donation in David's memory may do so to the Cumberland Palliative Care, or a charity of your choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting David's online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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