Earle Joseph — 85, formerly of Melford, Guysborough Co., passed away
peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2011, in St. Martha's Regional
Hospital, Antigonish. For the past two years he resided in Green Meadows
Community Residence for Seniors, North Grant, Antigonish Co.
Truro, he was a son of the late Michael Thompkins and Olive Hannah
(Anesty) O'Halloran. His youth was spent in Antigonish where he worked
with his father at the family business, The Home Bakery. He was a World
War Two veteran serving in the Royal Canadian Navy and a member of the
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 59, Antigonish.
A graduate of Saint John Technical
School of Radio Technology, he worked in telecommunications with Transport
Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard as a marine radio operator. He began
his career in Churchill, Man. returning to Nova Scotia where he worked in
various locations including St. Paul Island, Whitehead and Glasgow Head.
After 36 years of dedicated service, he retired from The Eddy Point Marine
Traffic Center, Sand Point, Guysborough Co.
six years Earle was a Municipal Counselor for the District of Hazel
Hill/Dover. He served on various committees and the Guysborough District
School Board, the latter serving as Warden of the Municipality of the
District of Guysborough.
his retirement, he was able to dedicate more time to woodworking and
gardening. He looked forward to the spring of each year for his annual
visits to the local nurseries and continued to do so while he was a
resident at Green Meadows. He was an avid reader and enjoyed watching
sports, the news, and political programs which made him well-versed in
survived by his wife, Ruth McCormick (formerly of Canso); daughters,
Laureen (John) Mooring, Mulgrave; Jane (Marvin) Perry, Fall River;
Patricia (Robert) Freer, Clarenville, N.L.; Jeneen (Richard) Harrison,
Victoria, B.C.; grandchildren, Leah, Erin, Reilly, Rebecca and Liam;
sister, Clare O'Halloran, Antigonish; brother, Paul (Betty) O'Halloran,
Guysborough; several nieces, nephews and numerous cousins.
predeceased by his daughter, Michelle; sister, Marion Mullaley; brother,
Bill O'Halloran. In honoring his wishes, there will be no visitation.
Cremation has taken place with burial at a later date.
donations may be made to Star of the Sea Parish Cemetery Fund, Canso, NS.,
thank you is extended to Dr. David Cudmore, Dr. Leo Pereira, Lee and
Donnie McCarron and staff of Green Meadows Community Residence for
Seniors, Guysborough County Home Support Agency and the nursing staff of
Continuing Care, Guysborough, for their excellent care over the years.
arrangements by Green's Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.
Source: Green's Funeral Home