It is with deep sadness that we must announce the passing of Charles Elmer "Sonny" Tower, age 85, of Beckwith. Sonny passed away peacefully at the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
Born in Salem, Mass, he was a son of the late Charles and Marguerite (Morton) Tower.
Sonny was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who took great pride in his family. He was kind and gentle by nature and loved by all. At an early age he worked in the woods and spent time working in Labrador. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Engineers for six years which included time in Germany and a one year term as a peacekeeper in Egypt. Sonny then returned to take over the family farm in Beckwith which he ran until his retirement.
Sonny had many interests. He loved music, reading, playing guitar and harmonica as well as discussions on world affairs.
He will be dearly missed by his daughter H. Marliese Kirby, Bridgetown; sons William R. (Janet), Beckwith and Phillip, Oxford; grandchildren Trevor (Michelle), Chris (Virginia), Sarah (Tom) and Emily; Great Grandchildren Annabelle, Charles and Claire.
He was predeceased by much-loved wife Margaret Rose (Hamilton), brother Robert, sister Florenza and granddaughter Sherry Lynn in infancy.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the W Allen Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, NS (902-447-2167) where visiting hours will take place on Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 3 pm, Rev. Gary MacDougall officiating. Burial will take place in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in the spring.
Those wishing to make a donation in Sonny's memory may do so to the charity of your choice.