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Stanley T. SPICER
Père : Stanley W. SPICER
Mère : Irene Thompson
Décès le : 2007-06-02
Parution : 2007-06-04
Conjoint(e) : Gwen Wilson
Paru dans : Ottawa Citizen, ON

SPICER, Stanley T. - 83, of Spencer's Island, Nova Scotia passed away Saturday, June 2, 2007 at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Canning, he was a son of the late Dr. Stanley W. and Irene (Thompson) Spicer. Stan was a graduate of King's County Academy, Kentville. He later received a B.Sc. at the University of New Brunswick, B.Ed. at Acadia University and a Masters degree in Physical Education at Springfield College, Springfield, Mass. He was also designated an honorary doctorate of Civil Laws from Acadia University in 2000. During the war he served with the Merchant Marine in 1941 and with the Canadian Army in 1945. In 1947, Stan was appointed New Brunswick's first provincial Director of Physical Education. In 1961, he founded the Legion Athletic Leadership Training Program for High School Students, a program that continues to be offered each summer throughout New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. In 1966, Stan joined the Fitness and Amateur Sport Program of Health and Welfare Canada holding positions as Educational Materials Consultant, Manager of Program Operations and Regional Officer for the Atlantic Provinces. Throughout his distinguished life, he received numerous awards and recognitions for his work in physical education, history and community involvement. Stan was dedicated to the preservation of Maritime history of the Age of Sail. He is survived by his wife, the former Gwen Wilson; daughter, Linda MacDonald, Calgary, Alta.; sons, John (Anne), Dewinton, Alta.; Neil (Sue Ann), Nepean, Ont.; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer MacFawn, Calgary; Matthew MacDonald, Calgary; Kaitlin and Tara Spicer, Ottawa. He was predeceased by half brothers, Eugene and Whitney; a sister, Margaret. Visitation was held 7-9 p.m. Monday at Spencer's Island Union Church where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Donald Hirtle and Rev. Sandra Riddell officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Age of Sail Museum, Port Greville, the Spencer's Island Union Church or the Fieldwood Heritage Society, Canning, NS. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com . Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 6/4/2007

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