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Vernon Magee

Born In: Eureka, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: April 11th, 1928

Passed in: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: April 20th, 2019

Vernon Munro Magee
April 11, 1928 – April 20, 2019
Vernon Munro Magee of Valley View Villa, formerly of Sutherland’s River passed away at the age of 91 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Vernon was born in Eureka and was the son of the late William and Hazel (Munro) Magee.
He is survived by his wife Alice (Stewart) Magee and his three children Valda (Allan) Jackson, Churchville; Vernon (Sharon) Magee, Penticton, BC; and Nauldine (Robert) Martell, North Carolina. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Allison (James) Jackson-O’Farrell, Christopher Jackson, Dustin (Megan) Magee and Natalie and Andre Martell; two great-grandchildren Gillian and William Jackson-O’Farrell. As well he had nieces, Rhonda, Shona, and Nadine and nephew Kelvin all of Ontario.
He is predeceased by his brother William Magee and sister-in-law Betty Magee, sister Iva Roper and brother-in-law James Roper.
Dad worked at plumbing in his early life and after marrying he and Alice moved to Northern Ontario where he worked as a telegrapher for the CNR. He continued this work in Hopewell when they returned to Pictou County.
Dad graduated in 1964 from the Maritime Forest Ranger School and was employed with the Department of Lands and Forests out of Pictou County. During his career as a Forest Ranger he was involved with many aspects of forestry work including land and wildlife management and fire suppression. After receiving his pilot license, he became a pilot for the Department which involved various types of work such as wildlife surveys, search and rescue and fire detection. Later he flew a beaver aircraft which was used for water bombing forest fires as well as other work needed.
An avid outdoorsman, he loved fly fishing, hunting and trapping. He was well known as a gunsmith which he worked at for many years. After Dad retired from the Lands and Forests Dad had a keen interest in woodworking.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. A private family burial will take place at a later date in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are un der the direction of the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
www.angusfuneralhomes.com

 
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