Behind each death caused by the pandemic, there is a life story. And in this series, CBC Nova Scotia aims to tell them all.

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Doug Rosborough, 91

Over three decades, Doug designed more than 100 wooden vessels and built up a family shipbuilding business. In retirement, he moved to an off-grid log cabin and spent his time writing poetry and building trails and treehouses for his grandchildren. More>>

Paul Sullivan, 86

Paul didn't like sitting still — even when he was in a wheelchair after he moved to Northwood. His family remembers he was always building something, like backyard hockey rinks each winter or extravagant Christmas candelabras for his church. More>>

Evelina Upshaw, 94

Evelina was well-known in her home community of Mulgrave Park where she ran a children's hot lunch program for 33 years. She went on to volunteer at a breakfast program and the local food bank. More>>

Hilda Webber, 96

Hilda was always willing to go the extra mile for her family. She worked multiple jobs to bring up three children on her own, and would often forgo her own meals so they had enough to eat. More>>

Derrick Carvery, 37

Derrick is among the youngest in the province to die of COVID-19. He loved Michael Jackson songs, drives with his dad in his Jeep and boat cruises in Halifax harbour. More>>

Gena Hemsworth, 78

Gena loved to bowl, play darts and bingo and take road trips. She worked at the Nova Scotia Community College for almost three decades and cared deeply for animals. More>>

Bunny Tanner, 84

Bunny survived lung cancer a year before her death from COVID-19. She worked as a hospital cleaner and at department stores over the years, but her favourite job was being a grandmother. More>>

Jean Harrigan, 90

Jean was a lifelong Haligonian who was the oldest of eight children. She enjoyed long, early morning walks well into her retirement and loved to people watch. More>>

Gerald Jackson, 84

Gerald was a 21-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy. He loved to sing and dance, and was a descendant of the Jackson family who lost 46 members in the Halifax Explosion. More>>

Hermance Cormier, 87

Hermance loved music and her five sons remember French songs were always ringing out in their home growing up. She sung herself to sleep just a few days before she died, nurses told her family. More>>

Thelma Coward-Ince, 86

Thelma was one of the first residents of Halifax's Northwood long-term care home to die of COVID-19 on April 17. When she was just 16, she joined the Royal Canadian Navy and became the first black naval reservist and later the first black manager and the only female manager in the Ship Repair Unit Atlantic. More>>