It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, Loretta, age 78, of Port Hawkesbury, NS. She passed away peacefully on December 16, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Middleton, NS, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Castor River, Newfoundland and Labrador, she was the daughter of the late Edward (Ned) and Maryann (nee Jenneaux) Rumbolt. Survived by her children, Sharon of Middleton, NS, Gary (Tonya) of Winfield, BC and Sherry of Toronto, ON, grandchildren Erica (Kelly), Justin, Jake and Serenity, great grandchildren Breagha, Makayla and Ashton, godchild Crista, brothers John (Eudora), Uriah (Mary), Augustus (Emily), Joseph (Rowena), sisters Imelda Coles (Wallace), Madeline Gaulton, Agatha Tatchell (Calvin), Ellen Scanlon, Elizabeth Tatchell, Lucy Tatchell (Alonzo), Mary Tatchell (Lorne), Rosanne Tatchell, brothers-in-law Gerald, Robert (Pat), Ford (Liz), sisters-in-law Marie Vey, Judy Maracle (Sherwin), Glenda Whyatt, Mary Batstone, Grace Elvik (Garry) and Kim Piercey and  62 nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her loving companion Donnie MacDonald of Long Point, NS. She was pre-deceased by husband Eric in 2000, brother Walter Rumbolt, infant sister Anora Rumbolt, brothers-in-law, Henry Tatchell, Jerome Tatchell, Kevin Tatchell, Thomas Tatchell, Ruben Gaulton, Eymard Scanlon, Vernon Vey, Gilbert Whyatt, Ted Batstone, sisters-in-law, Dorothy Rumbolt, Jenny Rumbolt, Dorothy Piercey, Thelma Piercey and infant Shirley Piercey. She was an active member and volunteer with St. Mark’s United Church. She was previously a long-term volunteer with the Lions Club and a member of the Port Hawkesbury Literacy Council.  She was a custodian with the School Board for 27 years until her retirement.  Dearly loved and adored by her family and friends and affectionately known as Sweet Loretta, she will be sadly missed by all and live in our hearts forever. A memorial service was held at St. Mark’s United Church in Port Hawkesbury, NS, on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00am and reception followed in the church hall. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury, NS. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, St. Mark’s United Church in Port Hawkesbury or to the charity of your choice.