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Arnold Daniel HALEY
Père : John T. HALEY
Mère : Violet B. Donnelly
Décès le : 2006-09-24
Parution : 2006-09-26
Paru dans : Telegraph Journal, St. John, NB

HALEY, ARNOLD DANIEL - Many friends will be saddened to hear, of the passing of long-time Fredericton public servant Arnold D. "Arnie" Haley, 24 September. Born 19 December 1921, at home 110 Ludlow Street, West Saint John, he was the youngest son of the late John T. Haley and Violet B. (Donnelly) Haley. His father was Marine Superintendent for the Furness-Withy Steamship Co. during the Depression and World War II. Arnie obtained his early education at St. Patrick's school and St. Joseph's High School. His summers were spent at the family cottage, Grand Bay, and he enjoyed youthful holidays at the Donnelly farm, Barnesville. He continued his high school education at St. Joseph's College, Memramcook, and from there entered Mt. Allison Academy and University. He was the first Catholic student accepted at that institution. Active in university athletics and student affairs while at Mt. A., he was class secretary and was a member of the varsity (rugby) football and hockey teams, playing scrum-half and goalie, respectively, and serving as captain of the hockey team. In 1942 he left Mt. A to join the navy (R.C.N.V.R.). After basic naval training at H.M.C.S. Brunswicker he was selected for officer training at H.M.C.S. Kings, Halifax. He served in 1943 as gunnery officer on H.M.C.S. Melville, on the Triangle Run between Halifax-St. John's-New York. In early 1944, in anticipation of the Allied invasion of Europe, he volunteered to captain a landing craft. Instead he was promoted Lieutenant and trained in the new ASDIC (sonar) warfare. He was transferred to be anti-submarine officer on H.M.C.S. Charlottetown, serving in Caribbean, as part of convoy Escort Group 16 in the North Atlantic, and in sub hunting in the North Sea, English Channel and Mediterranean. After the war he returned briefly to Mt. A., and then studied accounting at McGill University. He was a founding partner of the Fraser-Brace Airline Co., operating between St. John's and Manhattan, and was employed for a number of years in the Federal Income Tax Dept. in Montreal and Sydney, C.B. In 1952 he married Pauline E. Pearson, daughter of Ralph T. Pearson of Sussex, N.B. Promoted to Lieutenant-Commander on the navy reserve list, he joined the regular Navy during the Korean War in 1953 to serve in various training and staff positions at H.M.C.S. Stadacona, Halifax; H.M.C.S. Cornwallis, Annapolis; H.M.C.S. Carleton, Ottawa, and as R.C.N. traveling recruiter for the Maritime Provinces. Returning to private life in 1958, he worked as an agent for various firms including Mead-Johnson and Merck Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Haley entered the N.B. Dept. of Finance during the premiership of Louis Robichaud and in 1964 moved his family to Fredericton. In 1974 he was appointed Director of Pensions and over the ensuing decade he labored successfully to institute the indexing of pensions and established fully-funded pension plans for teachers and nurses. Following his retirement in 1986 he remained a member of the Pension Advisory Board, served as local chairman of the United Way, and enjoyed time at his cottage on Wildwood Island, Magaguadavic Lake. He followed sports and politics keenly, and was a life-long and active Liberal until recent years, particularly as a fund raiser. Although the party had been out of power for nearly twenty years, he raised record amounts for the successful 1987 and 1991 provincial campaigns. Mr. Haley was well-known throughout the province and over his long life he made many fast friends and interesting acquaintances in all walks of life, in the Maritimes, Canada and the United States. He was a member of Order of the Good Time, the Naval Officers Association of Nova Scotia, and the United Services Institute. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Club, and was a charter member of the Fredericton I.O.O.B. He was predeceased by his wife Pauline in 2002, and by two brothers and one sister; Pilot Officer James F. Haley, R.C.A.F., killed overseas in 1942, William J. Haley of Saint John, in 1988; and Helene C. McGirr of Saint John, in 1972. He is survived by a daughter, Mary H. Rogers (Denis) of Moncton, and three sons, John T. Haley of Fredericton, James A. Haley (Anne) of Oromocto, and Lieut.-Cmdr. A. Gregory Haley MD, C.F.B. Gagetown; six grandchildren, Haley (Matthew) McDonald, Megan Rogers, and Erin Rogers, and William, Kathleen, and Patrick Haley; also one great-grandson, Jake McDonald. One nephew, Kenneth W. Haley (Pam) of Parrsboro, N.S., and one niece, Heather I. Mason (John) of Saint John also survive. Visiting will be held at McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton, on Tuesday 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at Holy Family Church, Thursday at 2 p.m., with reception at the church and interment at the Hermitage Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial tributes may be made to the United Way Forever Endowment Fund or the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Fund. (458-9170) www.mcadamsfh.com [The Telegraph-Journal]

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