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Janet E. Quinn


Janet E. Quinn

It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Janet E. Quinn, age 72, of Economy, NS.  Janet passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019 in Truro, NS.

Born in Halifax, NS, she was a daughter of the late Honora (Ferguson) Atkinson Dobson.

Janet, along with her husband Angus, owned and operated the popular Hilltop Family Restaurant in Springhill for nearly 30 years, where they made many wonderful friends.  After selling the restaurant, they moved to Lower Economy where they opened the Hightide Bed and Breakfast and operated this business out of their home overlooking the Minas Basin.

Janet was a "people person"; she loved meeting her guests from all over the world and enjoyed hearing all about the countries they came from.  She liked nothing better than showing her guests around the area where she lived.  

Janet loved and enjoyed her children and grandchildren very much.  She passed her love of photography onto her children.  She was never happier than when she had her camera in her hand and was roaming the back trails taking pictures.  It was very rare to see Janet without her camera.  She loved and appreciated the beautiful scenery, wildlife and numerous birds that were so abundant around her home.  Her pictures bear testament to this.

In addition to her husband of almost 60 years, Angus Quinn, Economy, she will be dearly missed by her daughters Elizabeth Cotton, Wallace, NS and Heather (Wayne) Knapman, Halifax, NS; son Paul (Natasha) Bible Hill, NS; grandchildren Amanda (Eric) and Amy Cotton and Madelyn & Logan Quinn; brothers Edward (Valerie) Dobson, Springhill, NS and William (Bonnie) Dobson, Halifax, NS; sisters Heather (Delbert) Warner, Barney's River, NS and Cynthia (James) Pretty, Halifax, NS; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son in law Roger Cotton and life long friend Linda Hatton.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A H Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, NS (902-597-2361) where an Evening of Remembrance will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm.  Burial will take place in the Economy Cemetery in the spring. 

Those wishing to make a donation in Janet's memory may do so to the Heart and Stroke, or the charity of your choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Janet's online memorial at or through the A H Brown Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Friday, February 22, 2019
Service Time
6 to 8 pm
Service Location
A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, NS

Evening of Remembrance
Visitation Time
Friday from 6 to 8 pm
Visitation Location
A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, NS

Burial Date
Burial Location
Economy Cemetery

Requested Charity
Heart and Stroke Foundation