Obituary of John Wallace 'Wally' Crowdis, Table Head, Glace Bay
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John Wallace "Wally" Crowdis Table Head / Glace Bay It is with much love and sadness that we, the daughters of Wally Crowdis, on behalf our mother Myrna, announce his passing on January 15, 2022 at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Center with his family by his side. Although residing at Harbourstone the past couple of years, Table Head was always Dad’s home. Born April 19, 1935, in Glace Bay, Dad always said, “you are only as old as you feel” and he never felt 86 years of age. Living with health complications for many years, Dad endured his illnesses with great fortitude showing tremendous strength and a strong will to live life to it’s fullest. There wasn’t a day that went by that Dad didn’t have a smile for us, which we will forever cherish. Dad is survived by our mother and his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Myrna (Ferguson); loving daughter, Gail (Donnie) Clark, Glace Bay; loving daughter, Wendy (Blair) Kelly, Glace Bay; two grandchildren who he was so proud of and loved dearly; Nicole (Cruise Goddard) Kelly; Jonathan (Michelle) Kelly; and one great-grandson, Grayson Kelly. Also surviving are two sisters, Verna (Finlay) MacNeil; Patricia (the late Conrad) MacNeil; sister-in-law, Shirley (the late Edmund) Ferguson and brother-in-law, Wilfred (Sandra) Ferguson, as well, as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Dad was predeceased by his parents Richard and Catherine (Reid) Crowdis; brothers, Hugh, Eric, Richard, Frank, and Reggie; sisters, Concilio, Katie, Sylvia, Mary, Hattie, and Elizabeth. Dad worked for the Town of Glace Bay in his younger years and later retired from the Nova Scotia Power Corporation, where he developed many lifelong friendships, after 32 years of service. Dad was a founding member and President of the Glace Bay Figure Skating Club, he was also a Eucharistic Minister and served on St. Leo’s Parish Council for a number of years. Dad was a loving husband to Mom and a strong, loving, and supportive father and grandfather. Dad loved helping people, and was a jack of all trades, he could always be counted on to lend a hand. In his early years he enjoyed baseball, hockey, bowling, and camping with family and friends. He also loved music and loved to dance, he would often be seen swinging Mom around a dance floor. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends whom he kept entertained with his many stories. He loved working outdoors in his garden/yard and took pride in caring for his home. He was kind and generous; people who met him were struck by his smile. Special thanks to Dad’s life lines, the Home TPN Program, Halifax; the late Dr. Hank Walker; the staff of the Diagnostic Imaging CT Vascular Dept., Sydney, for their excellent care over the years; Dr. Stephen Hall; Dr. James MacLean; Dr. John Rogers, and especially the staff of Steelworkers Lane who treated Dad like family with the utmost of care. We are forever grateful to everyone for the compassion and kindness shown to our Dad. Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Glace Bay. A private celebration of life and funeral mass will be held in St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Duaine Devereaux presiding. Interment at a later date in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca Memorial donations in Dad’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice. “The loss is immeasurable but so is the love left behind”