John H. G. Anstey
It is with deep sadness that the family of John H.G.Anstey announce the passing of their beloved Father on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Halifax. Nova Scotia. Born in Twillingate, NL in 1926, John is predeceased by his wife Julia and sisters, Mabel Dickson, Lucy Keeping, Flora Broderick and Amy Peyton. John is survived by his 3 Children – Son Wayne (Theresa) of Barrie, Ont; daughters Sandra Jardine (linda) of Tugun, Austrailia and Beverley (Bill) of Halifax, N.S. as well as Sisters Marjorie Haynes of Goose Bay, NL, Rose Walsh of Gander. NL and Dauphnew Chafe (John) of Twillingate, NL.
John also leave behind 6 Grandchildren and 10 great-Grandchildren. John had been a very successful businessman who worked as an Accountant with Bowater Paper Company and at Eastern Provincial Airways. Later he became Manager of the Gander Co-Op Store, operated the first Irving Gas Station in Gander and then built his own grocery business in Gander known to all as Anstey Supermarket. John had also been the Mayor of Gander.
Upon his retirement, John returned to his beloved birthplace - Twillingate, Nl. Where is also served as the Town Mayor. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a past Master of the Twillingate Lodge.
John has been entrusted to Isles Funeral Home, Twillingate, NL where a visitation will be held from 7 – 9 pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am at the Saint Peters Anglican Church on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. This will be a combined service for both John and Julia, after which they shall be buried together in the Church Cemetery. Please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com