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William S. CROOKER
Père : William S. CROOKER
Mère : Edna USHER
Décès le : 2005-11-09
Parution : 2005-11-11
Conjoint(e) : Joan Matthews
Paru dans : Fair Haven Funeral Home, Moncton, NB

William "Bill" S. Crooker October 07, 1934 - November 09, 2005 Funeral arrangements by Atlantic Funeral Home (Dartmouth) CROOKER, William S. "Bill" - Passed away on November 9, 2005, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Musquodoboit Harbour on September 7, 1934, he was the son of the late William S. and Edna (Usher) Crooker. Bill attained many degrees including a certificate from NSLS in 1958 and a Diploma in Engineering from Dalhousie University, also in 1958. He was granted a life membership NSLS in recognition for outstanding contributions, and was president of NSLS in 1973. He was granted a Certificate of Honor by NSLS in 1973. In 1961, he received a Bachelor of Engineering from Nova Scotia Technical College (now TUNS). He became a member of the Association of Professional Engineers on Nova Scotia in 1963. He was also a life member of NSLS from 1999 to present. Bill's first love was steel guitar playing and he was also an accomplished dobro player, having recorded a CD of his music. Bill loved the ocean in 1964 joined the Armdale Yacht Club. He enjoyed cruising around Mahone Bay, first on the "Scotia Lass" and later on the "Four Wynds", always with family and friends. He recently received a tribute of appreciation from the Hank Snow Society. Bill became a member of the Halifax Radio Control Club and was pursuing the craft of flying remote control airplanes. He enjoyed painting seascapes and had a degree of success in selling a number of his paintings. He was the author of many books, the most notable being "Oak Island Gold", also "Tracking Treasure", and his most recent being "Pirates Of The North Atlantic". He and his wife Joan enjoyed loading up their Jimmy and their trailer and going on musical excursions throughout Nova Scotia. Surviving Bill are his loving wife of 45 years, Joan (Matthews); sons, Mark (Nadiya), Burlington, Ont.; Scott, Hamilton, Ont.; daughter, Shelley (Chris Webb); loving grandchildren, Melanie, James, and Elizabeth; sisters, Margaret Corkum and Joanne Fraser. He was predeceased by sister, Emily MacLeod. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, November 12, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Bill's memory to Pulmonary Fibrosis Association. Special thanks to the nurses of 5.2, Intensive Care Unit, New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

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