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The Family Attic

Updated: March 16, 2007

Veterans of Guysborough County

Diana Lynn Tibert
daughter of Second World War Veteran
Private Stephen Ellsworth Tibert of Liscomb Mills

Diana was born at Cole Harbour, Halifax Co., NS. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in several magazines, including Canadian Gardening, Plant and Garden Magazine, East Coast Gardener and Saltscapes Magazine. Her Garden Tales column appears in four Nova Scotia newspapers.
Diana resides with her husband and three children in Milford Station, NS.
Diana is the daughter of Laura and Stephen Tibert. Her father was born at Liscomb Mills, the son of Eva and William Typert, and served overseas with the West Nova Scotia Regiment for three years during the Second World War.


Stephen Ellsworth Tibert was born March 15, 1922 at Liscomb Mills, Guysborough County, NS. He was one of seventeen children of Eva Selina McDonald and William Clarence Typert. Private Steve Tibert (F/30464) enlisted with the Halifax Rifles on July 31, 1940. He served time in Newfoundland with the PEI Highlanders and then was posted overseas. While in England, he was transferred to the West Nova Scotia Regiment and shipped to Italy where he saw almost two years of action. Steve was wounded twice, and although he lost a lung in September 1945, he returned to his unit in November. 

The WNSR moved into northern Europe for the liberation of Holland. After the war was over, Private Tibert signed up to go to the Pacific Ocean, but the war against Japan ended before he could join the forces. He remained in Holland for several months serving with the Canadian Provost Company until January 1946, then returned to England and then to Canada where he was discharged on March 28, 1946 at Halifax, NS.

Shortly after his 67th birthday, on May 6, 1989, Steve passed away from lung cancer. He was living at Cole Harbour, Halifax County, NS where many of his family of eleven was born and raised.

During the Second World War, Stephen’s brothers, Everett, Leonard and John; cousins Donald, Raymond and William Mailman also served.

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