(1915 - 2018)
Donald Armstrong A dairy farmer all of his working life, Donald Armstrong was forced into early retirement in the 1980s because of poor health. After paying a visit to Percy Bezanson, a well known and highly respected carver of horses and oxen, Donald decided to try carving as a way of passing the time, and purchased some carving tools. Although he had never done any carving before that time, he discovered he had a natural ability to work with wood.

Donald's favourite subjects were horses and oxen, and the farm machinery, carts and carriages pulled by them before the advent of motorized equipment.The authenticity and accuracy of his work was important to Donald, and he travelled extensively throughout the farming areas of Nova Scotia searching for old farm equipment to study and to use as models for his carvings. He kept several of his best pieces for display in his workshop.

Donald passed away at the age of 103 in 2018.

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