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Remembering Ken Pineo
**The funeral for Ken Pineo has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
The government of Nova Scotia has limited public gatherings to 150 people. Plus all Masonic lodges in Nova Scotia have suspended all meetings and community activities. The Masonic funeral service was to be part of the service for Ken, as being a mason was important to him. Therefore, as I am sure you all understand, the decision was made by the family to postpone. We will keep you all updated as to when it will be rescheduled.**
It is with the heaviest of hearts that the Village Commissioners and Staff announce that our beloved Commissioner, Ken Pineo, has passed away. Ken was a staple here at the office for many years, always willing to lend a hand and bringing his infectious smile and laugh (and if it was national cookie day – cookies!) to make our tough days brighter. He delighted us with many stories, jokes and knowledge of just about everything. Ken had a distinguished career of almost 30 years with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice. Ken was an active member of the community, the secretary for the Association of Nova Scotia Villages and a dedicated Commissioner/Vice-Chair of the Commission for over six years. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Our thoughts are with his loving wife Jan, and daughter Stephanie.
The flags in front of the LMCC have been lowered.
Kenneth William Pineo - age 70, of New Minas, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Kentville, he was the son of the late William MacDonald and Nellie "Blanche" Stuart and the adopted son of John and Edith Pineo. Ken was a teacher for five years before moving on to become Chief Clerk of the Provincial Court and Justice of the Peace and later becoming a District Court Administrator with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, from where he retired. He belonged to 100 Good Men Who Give a Damn; was a member and Past Master of St. George’s Masonic Lodge, District Deputy Grand Master of Kings County; Honourary Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia; a member of Rose Croix for Scottish Rite; a member of Valley of Halifax Annapolis Valley Scottish Rite Club; a member of Victoria Lodge of Perfection and a member of Conclave Order of Secret Monitor for Scottish Rite. He was also Governor of Nova Scotia for DeMolay; an advisor to Fundy Chapter, Windsor, NS; a member of DeMolay Atlantic and a member of DeMolay Canada where he was awarded the Cross of Honour and the Legion of Honour. He was a secretary for the Nova Scotia Association of Villages, a Deputy Commissioner for the Village of New Minas and a past member of the Wolfville Fire Department. Ken was also a ham radio operator and enjoyed geocaching, square and round dancing. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Janet (Ethier); daughter, Stephanie Pineo-Green (Jason); sisters, Laura (Blair) Steele and Dorothy Lawson; nieces and nephews. Also, a special mention to Rikki and Will Jagger, who enriched Ken’s life. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, John "Jack" McDonald. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation, by request. A combined Masonic and funeral service, followed by a reception, will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Burial will take place at a later date in the Willow Bank Cemetery, Wolfville. Family flowers only, by request. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to DeMolay Fundy Chapter Windsor or the New Minas Volunteer Fire Department. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.