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Thomas Edward Wallace

Funeral service for the late Thomas Edward Wallace, 84, Antigonish, formerly of Heatherton, Antigonish County, was held July 2 in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Father Andrew Gillies officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Merland. Mr. Wallace died June 28, 2018, in R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. Readers at the funeral Mass were Robin MacInnis, Jessica MacDonald and Carmie MacInnis. Scott MacInnis, Miranda Wallace, Joshua MacDonald and Malcolm Wallace presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Heatherton Choir, Tyrus Wallace, George Wallace, Ambrose Wallace and Stephen Wallace. Pallbearers were Robert MacArthur, Rodney Wallace, Earl Wallace, Nicholas Wallace, Francis Wallace and Hunter Kaiser. Born May 22, 1934, in Merland, Guysborough County, he was a son of the late Owen Stephen and Annie (Haley) Wallace. Coming from a large family of 12 brothers and sisters, he learned from an early age that work was a part of life. In his early years, he worked in the woods for MacCullugh’s Lumber, CN Rail and finally with the Department of Transportation until his retirement. He lived on Afton Road in Heatherton for most of his life, before moving to Greenwold Manor and then the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, where he lived the last 13 years of his life. He had a love of horses, a deep faith and enjoyed music, cards and checkers. He is survived by four sons, John Owen (Claire Reeves), Tyrus (Stacey Farrell), Robert (Karen Grant), George, all of Antigonish; three daughters, Carmelita (Barry) MacInnis, Purl Brook; Marilyn (Anna MacDonald), North Ogden; Carolyn (Darrell Ogilvie), Harbourville; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ambrose, New France; Brother Thomas, OSA, Mary Lake, Ontario; two sisters, Beatrice, Merland; Julia, Springfield. He was predeceased by his stepmother, Vertie (Greencorn) Wallace; four brothers, Malcolm, Owen, William Patrick, Arthur; four sisters, Rita, Theresa, Emily, Hilda. Memorial donations may be made to the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of choice. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

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