Reginald 'Peak' Walsh
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 9th, 2012
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Reginald Earl Walsh of Sydney on Aug. 9, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, following a brief illness.
Born in 1917, Reg was the son of the late Lawrence and Celeste (Bagnell) Walsh.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Anna (MacLeod) Walsh; his daughter, Debbie (George) Burton; sons, George (Claudia), Lawrence (Jean) and Kenneth. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Shelley (Andrew), Scott (Jennifer), Stephanie (Leo), Jennifer, Annie (Justin), Kyle; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Faith, Grace, Leo and Alexis. Also survived by his brothers, Garfield, Doug and Vernon, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Reg was predeceased by his sister, Vivian, brothers, Jim, Bill, Ernie and Eddie.
Reg was the last surviving member of the Barstead Housing Group, where he built his home.
As an veteran of the Second World War, he served in the Canadian Army with the Provost Corp from 1942 until his discharge in 1946.
He was employed as a manager of meat cutting departments at several Sydney establishments.
Reg kept busy all is life, was a master of many trades, but his all consuming passion was putting new life into old cars and getting them “back on the road,” which he happily did even well into his 90s.
Reg was a gentleman. A man who asked so little for himself, his greatest pleasure was giving to his family who loved him dearly.
He was a longtime member of First United Church, Sydney.
Reg looked forward to spending his summers relaxing, camping in Ingonish and later at his trailer in Wreck Cove on the North Shore.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, from 1-2 p.m. with a service following at 2 p.m., in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Wade Reppert officiating. Family flowers only please.
Donations may be sent to First United Church, Sydney, or a charity of one’s choice.
A special thanks for their compassion go out to Dr. Alison Archibald, Dr. MacMullin, Rev. Wade Reppert and all the team at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, ER and ICU units. Interment to follow in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
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