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Charles Hersey

Lieu de naissance : Digby, Nouvelle Ecosse, Canada
Date de naissance : 13 août 1921

Lieu de décès : Digby, Nouvelle Ecosse, Canada
Date de décès : 8 mai 2012

Hersey, Charles Henry – 90, of Digby. It is with great sadness that the family of the late Charles Henry Hersey regrets to inform you of his passing on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.Born in Digby on August 13, 1921, he was the son of the late John Frederick and Mary Delina (Comeau) Hersey. A graduate of St.Patrick’s Business College, he was an employee of Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Marine for 38 years and retired as General Agent. In 1996 he received an Honor Roll Certificate and Jewel Pin for faithful membership in the Transportation-Communications Union. Charles served in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp during WWII, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #20 for 57 years. He was a former member of the Digby General Hospital Board and served two terms as a Digby Town Councilor. He was a past member of the Digby and Area Board of Trade as well as the Annapolis Valley Affiliated Board of Trade. He was a member of the St.Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. Charles enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid seasonal fresh water fisherman and hunter. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted daughter Gail and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Marion Esther Raymond, brothers Richard,Robert and Raymond Hersey; sisters Catherine Kenney, Louise Glavin and Mary Williams. Charles will be truly missed by his family and friends and all who enjoyed viewing and receiving the bounty from his unique vegetable garden. Cremation has taken place. A service of Thankfulness and Farewell, and Legion Tribute Service was held on Saturday, May 12 at 11am, from Jaynes Funeral Home, 7 Birch Street, Digby (245-2525) with reception to follow. Father Keith Billard and Rev.Donald Robertson officiating. Family flowers only. A private interment was held in the Woodlawn Cemetery, St.Mary’s Street, Digby. Memorial donations, if so desired, may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 20, P.O. Box 575, Digby, Nova Scotia, B0V 1A0. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book at www.jaynesfuneralhome.com

Garden
To a beautiful garden
Our friend and father has gone,
To the land of perfect rest,
His work is done,
And the setting sun
Has sealed his lifelong quest.
He has left this earthly garden
For a home beyond the sea.
Though he is gone,
He still lives on
In our garden of Memory.

 

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