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William 'Bill' Harnish

Passed in: St. Peter's
Passed on: December 21st, 2013

Bill passed away peacefully surrounded by people who loved him at the QEll Health Sciences Centre, Halifax on Saturday, December 21, 2013.
Bill lived most of his life in St. Peter’s and was a son of the late Kitchener and Ida (MacRae) Harnish.
Bill studied Engineering at Mount Allison University, at which time he was offered a job with the Department of Transportation, retiring after 34 years of service. During this time, he obtained his land surveyor’s license. Bill was a past member of St. Peter’s Lions Club; past member and chair of the St. Peter’s Village Commission; treasurer of Lakeview Cemetery; member/elder of St. Peter’s United Church; member of East Richmond ATV Riders.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Donna (MacAskill); brothers, Basil and Robert (Rosena), Sydney; sisters, Ronola Stone, St. Peter’s; Bessie (Walter) Cullen, Florida; Shirley (Cliff) Brannan, Thunder Bay, Ont; Mary (Allan) Blois, Harrietsfield; Carolyn (Frank) Jones, Elsie (Jack) MacLeod and Sandra Murrin, Sydney; Lynn (Dennis) Barnhill, Greenfield; brothers-in-law, Alex (Buddy) MacRae, Halifax; Larry Hosanna, Thunder Bay, Ont; Ian (Linda) MacAskill, Dundee; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother, Earl; sisters, Eileen MacRae and Rebecca Hosanna and brother-in-law, Leo Stone. Bill was a wonderful son, brother, and husband.
He was always willing to “lend a helping hand” and will be greatly missed by many extended family members and close friends.
There will be no visitation. A celebration of Bill’s life will take place on Saturday, December 28 at 2 p.m. from St. Peter’s United Church, St. Peter’s with Pearl Miller officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s United Church, Lakeview Cemetery or East Richmond ATV Riders.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, 26 Centennial St., St. Peter’s.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.


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