Obituary of Clarence William Musgrave, New Waterford
It is with profound sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of a loving husband, father and grandfather, Clarence ‘Winky’ Musgrave on March 24 2019 at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on June 14 1937 in Sydney, dad was the son of the late Clarence and Martha (Kehoe) Musgrave.
Dad married his soul mate and love of his life, Georgina, 46 years ago and made their home in New Waterford. For many years, Dad took great pleasure spending time at his bungalow in Loch Lomond where he loved to fish, hunt and spend quality time with his family and special friends, Matt and Deanie Hawley.
Dad was also a huge Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox fan and could be found cheering on his favourite team with his boys on any given Saturday night. When not cheering on his favourite team, dad enjoyed playing bingo and loved visiting one of his favourite people, Tina , when picking up his Keno tickets. Dad also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren whom he cherished.
Before retiring, dad worked for CN Railway for 27 years. He was a devoted member of Branch 12 Legion and the New Waterford Pensioners Club. Dad was also a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Dad is survived by our mom, Georgina (MacDougall) Musgrave to whom he was married to for 46 wonderful years. Dad is also survived by sons, Clarence Jr. ‘Dink’ ,New Waterford, Mike (Ellen) ,New Waterford, Robert, Ontario, Derrick (Cherie), Gardiner Mines; daughters , Juanita (Jay), Westmount, Dawn (Derek) Bekkers, Antigonish; brother, Jackie Musgrave, Winnipeg; sisters, Anne Nicholson, Maple Hill Manor, Sandra (Bubby) Rutherford, Sydney; his cherished grandchildren, Amanda, Mitchell, Ryan, Emily, Abby, Matthew and Ally as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, dad was predeceased by his brothers, Frank and Sonny and his sister, Edith.
We would like to take this time to extend our sincere thanks to the nursing staff of the An Cala Unit, Palliative Care for their compassionate care to dad in his last days. Your compassion and care will never be forgotten. We would also like to extend our sincere thank you to the staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Center.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 27 2019 in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 28 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with a luncheon to follow at the Army, Navy, Airforce, Unit 217, New Waterford. Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
As per the family’s request, we would ask that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.