ANDREWS, William James "Bill"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 18, 2015
William James "Bill" Andrews - 91, of Cambridge, Kings County, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Winterton, Trinity Bay, NL, he was a son of the late Esau and Selena (Hiscock) Andrews. He worked on the United States Air Force Base in Greenland during the Second World War. He had been employed with the Toronto Transit Commission as Building Superintendent and later worked for various office buildings as a stationary engineer - specializing in heat and air conditioning. He was a member of the Cambridge Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, the former Grace Nickerson; a daughter, Betty Jane (Richard) Gilbert, Ontario; a son, William Jr. (Tracey), Ontario; a brother, Alwyn (Ruby), Moncton, NB; a sister-in-law, Millicent Andrews, NL; nine grandchildren, Aaron, Meghan, Jim, Donna, Tracey, Richard, Amanda Christine and Pamela; 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Rachael Gusher; a daughter, Linda Stockwood; a sister, Clara; six brothers, Roy, Andrew, Cyril, Wilson, Ralph and Alexander. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 19, 2015 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Darryl Dykens officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Winterton.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Annapolis Valley Health Network, especially the caring and compassionate nurses of Medical B at the Valley Regional Hospital and the Transitional Care Unit of Soldiers Memorial Hospital. Donations in memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society, the Cambridge Baptist Church or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
BURDEN (HOWSE), Eileen Gladys
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 9, 2015
age 82, Dartmouth formerly of St. John's, NL, passed away in Bissett Court, Dartmouth on February 5, 2015. Born in Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Violet (Oram) Howse. Eileen was a caring and gracious lady with a passion for the arts and for nature. Her caring nature found expression in her duties as a nurse during training and when she graduated with her RN from the Salvation Army Grace Hospital in St. John's in 1953. She practiced nursing at the Grace and other St. John's city hospitals for several years, but as her family grew, Eileen retired from nursing to devote her energies to caring for her burgeoning crew of children. Her husband's career with Air Canada brought the family to the United States in 1959 and Eileen and her family spent 10 years in the US before returning to Atlantic Canada.
Her gentle touch soothed many a tearful child and her quiet words calmed the adolescent turmoils of her offspring. Her loving embrace and wise counsel helped husband Eugene through the many important worries, decisions and stresses that faced the father of a large family who also carried the demands of a busy career.
While serious when it was called for, Eileen could reduce a room to stitches with her mischievous and insightful sense of humour.
A fine lady who never uttered a selfish word nor performed a selfish deed she always intuitively knew how to meet our separate needs, and found a way to gently care for us in every way. Eileen will be sorely missed by her husband, by her children and by many others.
She is survived by her husband of over 60 years Eugene, children Dr. George Burden, Lori Carroll, (Jim Barton), Diane Burden (Rodney DeBaie), Heather Salsbury (Scott Swain); grandchildren Andrea, Suzanne, Michael, Samuel, Ellie, Ariana; great grandchildren Cole and Charlie; sister Rose Blackwood RN; many nieces and nephews and extended family in Newfoundland and elsewhere. She was predeceased by sister Margaret Thomas and brother-in-law Emmerson Blackwood.
Cremation has taken place under the care of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. No visitation by request, a private family service will be held at St. George's Columbarium, Dutch Settlement at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Eileen may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
The family would like to acknowledge with gratitude, the care provided to Eileen over the past 6 years at Oceanview and Bissett Court nursing homes, and by companion Elsie Warren. A special thank you to Rev. Holly Edsall at Oceanview, and Wenda MacDonald of the Alzheimer Society of NS. Condolences, words of comfort, and memories of Eileen may be shared with the family at www.ettingerfuneralhome.com
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 5, 2015
(November 2, 1926 - February 3, 2015)
Farrell, Calvin Shirley - 88, Meagher's Grant. It is with heartfelt sadness the family announces the passing of Calvin Farrell on February 3, 2015 in the Veteran's Memorial Hospital. Born in Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Minnie (Skeard) and William Farrell. Calvin entered in the Merchant Navy at a very young age and served during WWII. He fulfilled his passion for travelling the oceans as Supply Officer aboard the CSS Baffin at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. His career continued as Chief Cook aboard a fleet of vessels with the Upper Lake Shipping Company.
Calvin was predeceased by his wife Ruby Gladys (Foote); daughter Sharon Elaine Nason; sister, Joyce (George) Piccott; brothers Leonard (Edith), Colin (Lucille) and Lorne. He is survived by his daughter Debbie (Doug) Hurshman; son Calvin Young NL; five grandchildren Tara and Amanda Elliott, Steven Nason, Alexa MacLean AB, Daniel Stevens; two great grandchildren, Alyssa Elliott and Joshua Peterson; sisters, Nina MacGreggor BC, Bernice Andrews ON, and Ruby (Harry) Harbin North Sydney.
Calvin loved his family and his music as much as he loved life, and will always be remembered for his ability to make everyone smile with a glint in his eye and a story or a joke to follow. He had an untapped talent for pen and ink drawings and wowed many of us with his sketches of flora, fauna and sailing ships. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff who cared for Calvin during his three years at 5-W, VMB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held 1:30pm Friday, February 6 at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens 767 Main Street, Dartmouth. A Celebration of Life will follow from 2-4pm, Friday, February 6 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street Dartmouth. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Dartmouth Chapel)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, February 5, 2015
(Died February 3, 2015)
It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Frances Flynn, "Frankie," at St. Vincent's Nursing home, after a brief illness. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret McKee, and was the last survivor of six daughters. She attended school at Notre Dame Convent in Glasgow, and worked in a managerial capacity in the family business for a number of years. She is remembered fondly by her husband, Patrick, her son, Michael (Denise), and her granddaughters, Aislin Anne and Rory McKee Flynn. She is also survived by extended family in Glasgow and Dublin, her brother-in-law Michael Flynn, Greenwich, CT, and the MacDonell family of Antigonish. She was a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas/Canadian Martyrs Parish for over fifty years, was a member of the CWL, and an active participant for many years in the Parish Hope Cottage program, preparing and serving food at their location on Brunswick Street. She was a volunteer with the Occupational Therapy Department at the old Halifax Mental Hospital on South Street. She also volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program for many years. Frankie loved unconditionally. She was a wonderful wife to Patrick, and devoted to her son, Michael, supporting him, always, in his academic, athletic, and musical endeavours. She was a warm and supportive mother-in-law. She was the best "Guggy" to her two granddaughters, Aislin and Rory. The family will miss her humour and enormous generosity of spirit. When anyone needed help, she was there. She lived a life of faith and devotion to God. The family offers many thanks to the staff at St. Vincent's for the excellent care over the years that Frankie was there. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Dartmouth Funeral Home. A requiem mass will be celebrated at a later date, at the Chapel of St. Vincent's Nursing Home; the date will be published in the newspaper when finalized. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be made online by visiting DartmouthFuneralHome.ca
HODDER, Irma Isabel
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 2, 2015
It is with great sadness that the family of Irma Isabel Hodder, 73 of Centre announces her passing on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.
Born in Port au Port, NF, she was the daughter of the late James and Susan (Hann) Martin. She was the youngest daughter of nine children and she married Brett Hodder in 1958 and moved with her family to Lunenburg in 1968. Irma was a member of the Riverport EMO, Newfie Days and St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg. She spent her time enjoying being a mother and grandmother.
Irma is survived by her daughters, Cathy (Will) Osbourne, First South, Kim (Scott) Auld, Nevada; sons, Eddy (Trish) Hodder, Upper LaHave, Ricky (Paulette) Hodder, Lilydale, 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Wendy Hodder, Lunenburg; siblings, Roy Martin, Nora Songal, Loretta Grandy and Lloyd Martin.
She was predeceased by her husband, Brett; son, David and daughter, Karen.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg. A service to celebrate Irma's life will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. from St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Archdeacon, Michael Mitchell, officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Silver's Cemetery, Rhodes Corner.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the family.
LaFOSSE, George Robert
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 16, 2015
LaFosse, George Robert -82, Port Hawkesbury, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015, in the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Cape La Hune, NL in 1932, he was a son of the late James Edward and Abigail (Spencer) LaFosse.
He started working as a Telegraph Operator/Postmaster for 5 years and then went to work for CN Communications for 20 years. During the late 60s and early 70s in Bonne Bay Newfoundland he was a honoured member of the Lions Club where he held most offices including President, Treasurer, Zone Chairman. He was also President of Community Club and responsible for many community improvements. He was well recognized for his achievements upon his moving to Nova Scotia from Newfoundland.
He moved to West Bay in 1974 to operate a convenience store. The following year he started as a security guard at Nova Scotia Forest Industries Mill in Point Tupper for 23 years, retiring at 65. He lived in West Bay for 9 years and then many moves later, he settled in Port Hawkesbury.
Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Ruby (Snow); daughters, Yvonne (Donald) MacKay, St. George's Channel; Elaine (Gerard) Jellow, Cape Jack; Christine (Leo) MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury; sons, Norman (Norma), Gander, NL; Donald, St. George's Channel; Shawn, Port Hawkesbury; brother, Harry (Hazel Kettle), Port aux Basques, NL; grandchildren, Shane, Christopher, Alesia, Amanda, Robert, Jennie, Cindy, Sherri, Natasha; great-grandchildren, Amber, Evan, Alex, Madison, Hannah, River. He was predeceased by infant son, George James; sister, Alice.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday from Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Port Hawkesbury with Rev. Evelyn Knorr officiating. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 18, 2015
(February 2, 1922 - February 15, 2015)
Livingstone, Annie Beatrice - age 93 years of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at the Dartmouth General Hospital on Sunday, February 15, 2015.
Born in Bonavista, Newfoundland; she was a daughter of the late Mark and Lydia (Ford) Keel.
Annie worked for many years until her retirement at National Sea Products. She was a very well-liked woman and will be sadly missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her.
Left with many fond and loving memories are her daughters Daphne Daye (Murdock) of Dartmouth and Lydia Davidson (William) of Oshawa, ON; grandchildren Mark Davidson of Oshawa, ON, Barbara Weir (Dave) of Lindsay, ON, Patrick (Lily) Davidson of Oshawa, ON and Sean (Lisa) Daye of Alberta; great grandchildren Kaitlin, Alex and Matthew Weir, Jordan and Justin Davidson, Paige and Austen McInnis; great great granddaughter Neviah Langley.
In keeping with Annie's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held with interment at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Annie made to the SPCA would be greatly appreciated by her family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, Dartmouth Chapel (771 Main St, Dartmouth).
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhome.ca
MILLS, Jean Madeline
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 21, 2015
(November 23, 1937 - February 20, 2015)
With saddened hearts we wish to announce the passing of Jean (Fudge) Mills, 77, on Friday February 20th. She died peacefully at home, surrounded by her husband of 53 years and her three daughters.
Jean was born in Corner Brook in 1937. She is survived by her loving husband, Archie; her children, Cindy (Dan), Jennifer (Les) and Joanne (Steve). She will be remembered by her grandchildren, Sarah, Ian, Allison, Erin, Simon, and Clara. She was predeceased by her parents, Baxter and Susan Fudge, and her brother, David. She is also survived by her sisters, Sylvia, Phyllis, and Paulette and brothers, Fred and Derek.
She worked in various clerical positions at Bowater Paper Ltd. in Corner Brook from 1955 to 1962 before settling into her role as a full time Mother after Cindy was born. It was in this role that she excelled. She was an active supporter and enabler for her daughters' busy school, social and athletic endeavors. In addition to being a cheerleader and chauffeur, she taught Sunday school at the 1st United Church in Corner Brook and was a "Brown Owl" for her children's Girl Guide unit.
After her children started leaving the nest, she began playing bridge as well as curling and skiing, both downhill and cross country. She became a very avid skier and after Archie retired, they spent most of their winters at the Blow-Me Down X-country trails. They skied up to 3-4 times a week right up until the winter she moved to Nova Scotia in her 75th year.
While raising her daughters she was an excellent sewer and knitter. She made high school grad dresses for both Cindy and Jennifer and knit beautiful sweaters for all of her grandchildren. But she will be mostly remembered by so many for her beautiful Christmas stockings that she knit and personalized for all of her children, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their families. She must have knit over 30 of these beautiful stockings over the years. She will be with all of us in our homes when these stockings are hung each Christmas season.
Jean took great joy, over the last 20 years, in being a grandmother. She was actively involved in helping raise her 6 grandchildren whether it be coming to stay at her daughters homes so they could have a night or weekend away with their husband, baking cookies with them, or through her regular birthday gifts of "fragile dolls" for her granddaughters. "Grandma" loved to give her grandkids baths, sing them special songs and read them stories. Even near the end of her life, she always smiled when one of her grandchildren came to visit.
Her family would like to acknowledge and show their appreciation to the caring and competent caregivers that were involved in Jean's care for the last two years, including Dr. Ken Rockwood, Tina McNamara, Dr. Veronik LePage and our special caregiver, Brenda Foley.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, February 24th at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax from 7-9 pm. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in her home town of Corner Brook, NL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society or to the Corner Brook 1st United Church development fund.
MOORE, Barbara Jean
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 2, 2015
(January 23, 1944 - February 26, 2015)
Age 71, of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully after a long courageous battle with cancer at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends on February 26, 2015. Born in St. John's NL, she was the daughter of the late Ambrose, and Ida Cole.
In her early years she worked with Superior Propane doing clerical duties. She had a love for people and was involved with many charities, it was important to her to give back to her community. Over the years she lived from coast to coast, but to her Nova Scotia was home. So many fond memories made here with family and friends. She travelled to many places, Bahamas, Barbados, California, and Portugal to name a few. She loved playing Bingo, and man she was good at it! She was Passionate about fishing, and usually caught the biggest one.
She was a devoted wife, loving mother, great friend, and best grandmother in the world. Her love of family was beyond, as there is no words to describe how deeply she felt. Her beautiful smile, quick wit, and sense of humour till the end will forever leave an empty space in the hearts of her family and all who knew her. She is survived, and will be sadly missed by her loving husband, John Moore of 53 years. Her best friend and daughter Barbara Moore (Gordon Scott), and the apple of her eye, her grandson, Robert Moore (Andrea Hart). Also survived by her sisters Bernice Hart of St. John's NL, Edna Kennedy of Midland, Ontario, Cheryl Mayor of Rodchester NY; brothers Eric and Gary Cole of Barrie Ont.; sister in law Pheobe Mullet, and several nieces and nephews. Barbara is predeceased by her son Robert John Moore.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the QEII Foundation, Palliative Care Amenities Fund in her honor. Many thanks to Patti MacDougall, Kristine Zinck, Angela Croft, Shannon Janes, VON Canada, Philip, Aliesha, Sonya, and Maureen, Dr. Danny Rayon, Dr. Scott Bagnell, Dr. Horton, Dr. Dempster, Dr. McGregor, Canadian Red Cross, Northwood Home Care, Kaye O'Donnell, Bernie Wood, Cathy Naugle, to cousins Verna Arnold, David Peet, Rick Peet and Ron Rose.
Rest in peace Pixie, you will be forever be close in our hearts.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 5, 2015
(September 18, 1931 - February 2, 2015)
Osborne, James 83 passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Monday February 2, 2015. Born in Belleoram, Nfld. he was the son of the late Julia and John Osborne.
Jim was an avid fisherman, hunter, loving husband, father and grandfather. He came to Halifax as a young man and found the love and light of his life, Theresa. They were married for 53 years and together raised 5 children and watched 7 grandchildren grow around them. Jim instilled in his children a good work ethic and a strong sense of values. He loved to hunt with his sons at the camp and it was his home away from home when there. He loved to play cards, bingo, socializing and teasing those around him. He was an unforgettable grandfather to his grandchildren and they all have stories to tell about granddad and puppy, from bouncing them on his knee singing "I'se the B'y" to cooking a big turkey dinner every Christmas. Jim was most happy when he was surrounded by his family whether it was a full house at his home on Highland Avenue or later on with 5 or 6 visiting him at Ivany Place. Most of all Jim can be described as a Gentle-Man whose kindness and gentleness touched everyone he met.
Jim will forever be remembered by his children, Ricky (Tami), David, Adam (Katherine), Heather (Stewart) Lively, Gary (Juanita); seven grandchildren, Adam, Nicholas, Jessica, Jade, Carin, Justin, Alex and sister, Dorothy Power. He was predeceased by his wife, Theresa, his brother, George Noyer and sister, Emily Noyer.
The family will receive visitors Thursday February 5th from 7-9 pm and Friday, February 6 from 3-5 pm at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, 902-455-0531. Funeral service will be held also at Snow's on Saturday, Feb 7 at 10 am, Rev. Charles Bull officiating.
The family would like to thank the amazing staff at Ivany Place, Northwood. Your caring and compassion for Jim were much appreciated. We always knew he was in good hands. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ward 5 Neighborhood Centre or a memorial of your choice.
PIKE, Vanessa Pearl
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 28, 2015
(November 5, 1974 - February 26, 2015)
PIKE, Vanessa Pearl, age 40, of Dartmouth, passed away on Thursday February 26, 2015 in the Dartmouth General Hospital.
Raised in Isle aux Morts, NL she was a daughter of Vera (MacDonald) and Thomas Harvey.
Vanessa worked for the Canadian Food inspection Agency in Dartmouth. She loved yoga, traveling and attending her children's activities.
She is survived by her husband Kory; children, Daniel and Chloe; sister Stacy (Steffan) Croucher; brother Jason (Vicki) Harvey; nieces, Gracie and Mandi; nephews, Reggie and Robert.
Cremation has taken place. The memorial service will be held on Wednesday March 4 at 2pm St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 8 Locks Road, Rev. Trevor Lightfoot officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Dartmouth General ICU for the care they provided.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com
SULLIVAN, Graham Augustus
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 2, 2015
(July 28, 1940 - February 27, 2015)
Age 74, of Beaver Bank passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife and children on February 27th, 2015, at the VG Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Pouch Cove Newfoundland on July 28th, 1940, he was the youngest son of the late Cecil and Eleanor Sullivan. In 1961 Graham was posted to RCAF Station Beaver Bank where he met the love of his life Dorothy. Following his early days as a radar technician in the RCAF, in 1966, Graham began a 35 year career as an electronics technician with the Department of National Defense at the Halifax Dockyards. Graham valued his involvement in the community and devoted many years to scouting, coaching and volunteering at the Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Policing Station. Graham was a Life Member of the Kinsmen Club of Sackville, and dedicated 44 years to "Serving the Community's Greatest Need".
Graham is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Dorothy (Davis); children Rhonda (Jim) Chapman, Beaver Bank; Gary Sullivan, London ON; and Annette (Steven) Awalt, Beaver Bank; grandchildren Jamie Lynn Chapman, Alyssa and Anne Sullivan, and Kenneth Awalt; brother Owen (Angie) Sullivan, St. John's, NFLD; and many treasured in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Kane and the dedicated nurses of the VG 5th floor palliative care unit for their immeasurable kindness. Cremation has taken place under the care of TK Barnard Funeral Home, Halifax. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday March 4th, at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 28 Trinity Lane, Beaver Bank, with Reverend Cathy Lee Cunningham officiating. A reception will follow at the Sackville Kinsmen Centre, 71 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Graham's memory to The Church of the Good Shepherd, or the Canadian Cancer Society.
WADE, IVAN ALONZO
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 12, 2015
age 72, of Kingston NS passed away on February 7, 2015 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in July 31, 1942 in Gambo, NF, he was the son of the late Rebecca (Barrow) and Samuel Wade. Ivan leaves behind his wife Linda Wade, 3 children - Angela (Andy) Cross, Lawrence Wade and Tina (Philip) Drost; Brothers Jessie and Raymond; Sisters Fronie, Hanna, Floss and Melva, as well as 3 Grandchildren, 2 Step Grandchildren and 1 Great Granddaughter. He was a former member of the Canadian Forces where he served for 36 years. As per his request cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Marks Chapel, CFB Greenwood on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 2pm, Padre Greer officiating. Following the service, a time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at the Kingston Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, Berwick Funeral Chapel, 192 Commercial Street(902) 538-9900.
WALL, Robert Vincent
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 10, 2015
Wall, Robert Vincent, 61, of Chisholm Street, Antigonish, died suddenly on February 6th, 2015 at St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, he was the eldest son of the late Clare (White) and Vincent Wall.
After completing a year of Engineering at Memorial University with the Canadian Militia, Robert joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in July of 1973, where he served as a Peace Officer for 25 years and received several honours including the St. John Ambulance Meritorious Award by the Governor General of Canada for saving a person's life (1980). During this time, he held senior positions with the Kinsmen Club of Antigonish including President, Vice-President, Secretary, Director and Public Relations Chairman (1983-1998), served as a Master Instructor, Vice-President, Treasurer and Member of the Nova Scotia Hunter and Firearms Safety Program and Education Instructors Association (1984-1998), was a member of the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association, achieved his Bachelor of Business Administration at St. Francis Xavier University (1990), and completed Level B French language training (1996). Following his retirement from the RCMP in 1998, he completed his Bachelor of Information Systems from St. Francis Xavier University with First Class Honours (2000). He loved the outdoors and enjoyed travelling, camping, fishing, and canoeing with his family, was a lifelong learner who always had his nose in a book, and enjoyed cooking for friends and family immensely.
He is survived by his loving family, including his wife of 30 years, Isabel, daughter Lindsay (Shane) Burns, brother Wayne (Leslie), sisters: Sandy Wall, Deborah Power, Karen (Dick)Young , sisters- and brother-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his mother, Clare, and father, Vincent.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 13th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish and a Celebration of Life will follow on Saturday, February 14th at 10:00 am in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, led by Lindsay Burns. Donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com