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William ‘Bill’ Belyea Draper

Funeral service for the late William ‘Bill’ Belyea Draper, Antigonish, was held March 5 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. 
Mr. Draper died March 1, 2019, in
Funeral service for the late William ‘Bill’ Belyea Draper, Antigonish, was held March 5 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Mr. Draper died March 1, 2019, in R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home. Readers at the funeral Mass were Marian Draper, Katie Draper and Mary Lou Hansen. Music was provided by Emery van de Wiel. Active pallbearers were Colin Hansen, Matthew Draper, Andrew Draper, David Draper, Alex Hansen and Lindsay Hansen. Honorary pallbearers were Barry Bowen, Leonard ‘P.D.’ MacDonald, Brendan Hansen, Donald P. Draper, Beverly Davis, William Draper and Donald K. Draper. Born October 30, 1926, in Brandon, Manitoba, he was the son of the late William Ewart and Hazel Belyea Draper. He received his CA designation at the age of 20 in 1946. He was the youngest ever in Canada to receive this designation. He was a senior partner with H.R. Doane and Company. During this time he worked in communities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. He was very active in the business area in the community of Antigonish and the communities where he resided. In Antigonish, he was a board member of the St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation, the Building For Youth and executive member of the Junior Bulldogs in the 1970s.Sports was an important part of his life. He enjoyed tennis as a young man and later golf and skiing. His favourite part of his day was walking his dog, Sheba. He was a talented musician, prolific reader, gardener, carpenter and he enjoyed working in the kitchen. He is survived by four children, Mary Lou Hansen (Tony), Prince Edward Island; Bill Draper (Ann), British Columbia; Donald Draper (Diana), California; Dennis Draper (Marian), Antigonish; 11 grandchildren, Colin, Lindsay and Brendan Hansen, Laurel and Jeffrey Draper, Sarah Sandoval, Wesley Draper, Matthew, David, Andrew and Katie Draper; seven great-grandsons, Alex Hansen, Drew Hansen Murphy, Max and Hank Hansen, Micah, Adal and Ian Sandoval; sister, Beverly Davis (late Jack), Markham, Ontario; brother, Donald K. Draper (late Pat), London, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Connie (Macdonell) Draper. Memorial donations may be made to R.K. MacDonald Foundation, St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

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