Arthur 'Art' Hood
Born In: Canada
Born: August 24th, 1931
Passed in: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 12th, 2010
Passed away peacefully today (Monday, Sept. 13, 2010), at the age of 79, to join his loving wife Camella.
Art spent a good part of his career working for the S&L Railroad. Later as a mature student he graduated From St. FX University earning his BA degree, on scholarship, at the age of 42. A man of integrity he refused to accept an offer of early graduation for his second degree (six weeks shy), to accept employment with the Federal Department of Veteran Affairs, retiring as a veterans councillor.
Arthur leaves behind his daughter, Colleen (Hood) Doyle, husband Gorman, of Halifax; son, Arthur M., wife Pauline, of Dartmouth; sister, Nancy Matthews, husband Milton; nephews, Paul, Vance and Scott of Calgary; and brother, Larry, wife Nancy; nephews, Nicholas and Oscar, of Halifax.
Born Aug. 24, 1931, he was the son of Arthur M. and Helen Hood. Raised in Glace Bay and Amherst, he moved as a young man to Sydney where he met the love of his life, Camella MacDonald, and returned to Glace Bay to raise his family.
Affectionately know as Art by his many friends and relatives, he was lovingly called 'Sonny' by his immediate family.
Art and Camella moved to Dartmouth after retiring to be near their children and grandchildren, Rebecca, and Christopher Doyle, Jessica, Arthur M. and Daniel Hood. His wife, children, and grandchildren were his greatest interest and joy in life.
Art was a pool player, comfortable on a guitar, with a voice easy on the ears. He was an avid reader, crossword puzzle enthusiast, and later in life an avid golfer.
Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 and memorial service 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, both from A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Arthur may be made to the St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay.
To place a message of condolence, you may visit www.mattatalfuneralhome.com.
"Dad will be missed."