John Bourgeois, Glace Bay

St. Anne's Church

10:00 am
Saturday, August 4, 2018
St. Anne's Church
Main Street
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Church service

Obituary of John Haldane Bourgeois, Glace Bay


John Haldane ‘Hallie’ Bourgeois

Glace Bay


It is with great sadness that we, announce the passing of our beloved father, husband and brother, John Haldane ‘Hallie’ Bourgeois, who passed away on Sunday, May 13th, 2018, age 77, at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor, NS, surrounded by his family.

Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Charles and Thelma (Gratto) Bourgeois.

Hallie was gifted with many talents. He could put his hand to anything and be exceptional as proven by his skill as a barber, pipefitter, small engine mechanic and painter.

He followed in his father’s footsteps for several years, in the barbering profession.

Hallie had a strong faith of the Roman Catholic Religion. He loved taking long rides in Annapolis Valley and Peggy’s Cove and spending time with his family. He was fortunate during his lifetime to have visited places like, Florida, Belgium, France and New York. He was a shy and very quiet man with a big heart.

Hallie will be sadly missed by many friends and family.

Hallie is survived by his three daughters, Colleen Barro (Lowell), Trisha ( Bourgeois) Lowthers (Jake), and Anita (Bourgeois)James (Ed).

He adored his three grandchildren, Amanda, Kent and Tori and his great-grandchildren, Morgan and Connor. Hallie is also survived by a sister, Cora (Bourgeois) Corbett.

Besides his parents, Hallie was predeceased by his wife, Rose Bourgeois (Brown); brothers, Earl, George, Merlin, Charles and Alonzo; sisters, Eloise (Bourgeois) Colson, Edeline Bourgeois. Irene (Bourgeois) Campbell

Cremation has taken under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay.

A Funeral Mass will be held in St Anne Church, Glace Bay on Saturday, August 4, 2018  at 10 am with Fr. Norman MacPhee presiding. A luncheon will follow in the church foyer. Interment will be held in St. Anne's Cemetery.

Family would like to extend a special thanks to the wonderful  nursing staff at the Hants Community Hospital for the exceptional nursing care given to our father during his illness

Donations may be made to the Glace Bay Food Bank and to St. Vincent de Paul Society

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