Funeral service for the late Charles ‘Baxter’ Ingraham, 90, Margaree Valley, was held July 14 in Wilson United Church, Margaree Centre, with Reverend Alicia Cox officiating.
Mr. Ingraham died July 4, 2019.
Born Nov. 28, 1928, in Margaree Valley, he was a son of the late Osprey and Mabel (Cranton) Ingraham. He was a farmer, carpenter, mill operator and worked as a pulp scaler for Ethridge & Carmichael for a number of years. He owned and operated Ingraham Brothers Store Museum and was passionate about genealogy. He loved the land and forests, seeing the potential in every tree to become a dish, cane or a beautiful piece of furniture. He was a member of Wilson United Church and contributed to the heritage of the church as a young man, keeping the fires on for services, cutting, transporting firewood (first with horse and sleigh and then with tractor) and storing ice to make ice cream for the many salmon suppers/picnics. He attended Sunday School, Young Peoples’ Group, Men’s Club and served as an elder and church Tteasurer. He held offices in the credit union and the volunteer fire department. He supported with interest the formation of the Sunset Funeral Co-operative. He displayed a great sense of humor with family and friends, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. He had a special ability to turn a serious situation into an adventure. Two of his greatest regrets were that he could not dance or sing. He was a dedicated gardener and flowers from your summer garden would be appreciated. In 1983, he walked on a royal red carpet to board the H. M. Yacht Britannia in Halifax as guests of the Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and Lady Diana.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn Mae (Hart); daughter, Kendra, Margaree Valley; brother, Walter (Kay) Ingraham, Coxheath; sister, Kaye Fraser, Annapolis Valley; sister-in-law Kaye Isenor, Port Hastings,; brother-in-law, Edsel (Carol) Hart, Margaree Centre; 11 nieces, Susan (Jim), Amelia, Jackie (Bill), Jocelyne (Daren), Isabella, Callum, Heather (Christian), Jillian (Glen) Adam, Tracy, Kennedy, Katie; seven nephews, Robert, Erland (Mary), Reid, Jared (Candice), Scott (Susie), Dustin, Cameron.
He was predeceased by stepfather, Clinton Ingraham; twin brother, Layton (Ellie); two brothers-in-law, Arthur Fraser, Gord Isenor; niece, Nancy.
Memorial donations may be made to Wilson United Church or Sunset Funeral Co-operative.
Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com