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Henry Shirley BOOTH
Père : BOOTH
Décès le : 2004-07-23
Parution : 2004-07-26
Paru dans : Ottawa Citizen, ON

BOOTH, Henry Shirley Shirl passed away July 23 in Oakville, Ontario at the age of 91. Born in Hazel Hill, Nova Scotia in 1913, he went to sea at the age of 15. During the depression, he joined the Federal Department of Transport as a wireless operator. He saw service in Nova Scotia at Camperdown Marine Radio Station, Albro Lake and three times on Sable Island preceding and during WWII. Following the War, he served again at Camperdown, on Nottingham Island in Baffin Strait, was OIC of Camperdown and held positions in Moncton, NB and from 1960, in Ottawa, until his retirement in 1973. He was a member of the team which commissioned Canada's first satellite ground station at Mill Village, N.S. in the mid-sixties and one of the first CRTC employees when the agency was formed. He remained in Ottawa until 2003. Always thinking and ever clever, his hobbies were reading, mathematics and gardening. He was one of the world's great putterers. His sharp mind and intellect only waned at the very end. Predeceased by Elsie, his beloved wife of almost 60 years, in 2000, he is survived by his son Rick in Oakville and granddaughters Robin and Alison Booth, both of Toronto. For the past year he lived at West Oak Village in Oakville. Special thanks go to the staffs of OTMH's "4 Central", who made his last days comfortable, the Redwoods in Ottawa and West Oak Village, in particular Katherine, Judith, Diane, John and the many others long on patience and kindness. Many thanks must also go to Doctors Nicole Delbrouck and Jan Davis of Ottawa and Danny Sapir of Oakville. Without their determination, talent and insight he would have left us long ago. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Ave at Richmond Rd on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28th. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in Shirl's name to the Parkinson Society of Canada, the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. The Ottawa Citizen

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