Earle Joseph O'Halloran

Was a Radio Operator (RO) for the Department of Transport and the Coast Guard

Worked in various locations including

Churchill, St. Paul Island, Whitehead and Glasgow Head

Was at The Eddy Point Marine Traffic Centre when he retired after 36 years



Passed Away in 2011 - Scroll Down for Obituary  

Décès en 2011 - Avis de décès au bas de la page  


Above is an aerial photo of St. Paul Island where Earle worked around 1955. I don't have a photo of Earle. I met him a few times in the 1970s when he worked at the Eddy Point Marine Traffic Centre in Guysborough County and I worked as a Radio Inspector in Sydney, Nova Scotia. I made frequent visits to Eddy Point in order to investigate electrical interference to marine radio traffic. From what I remember, Earle was a fine gentleman and a great radio operator. We talked about St. Paul Island where he worked in 1955 and I told him about my desire to go there on a DXpedition. I came close to realizing my dream in 2005 when I joined a DXpedition to St. Paul island. Unfortunately a family issue came up a few days before departure and I had to remove myself from the team.


Donald Courcy

May 16, 2017



Earle Joseph O'Halloran

1926  -  2011


O'HALLORAN, 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.


Born in 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.


 For 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.


Following 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 many conversations.


He is 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.


He was 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.


Memorial donations may be made to Star of the Sea Parish Cemetery Fund, Canso, NS., B0H 1H0.


A sincere 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.


Funeral arrangements by Green's Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.


Source: Green's Funeral Home

Last update: May 16, 2017

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