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Fales, Douglas

  • Person
  • 1929-

Douglas Fales began his career in 1943 as an apprentice at the Bishop St. studio of Adam Sherriff Scott. After school, he followed a brief stint at The Gazette before joining Morgan's and later Ogilvy's as a professional illustrator. There he worked for 40 years, sketching men's fashions and other works until his retirement in 1985. As an artist, Fales works with oil and pastels and conté. Fales created artwork for the Spencers Island Lighthouse relating to the Mary Celeste. His work is also featured at Lunenburg and various Montreal galleries.

Fletcher, Roy Lesmere

  • Person
  • 1931-2018

Roy Lesmere Fletcher was born in 1931 in New Salem, Cumberland County, NS, to Carl and Gertrude (Atkinson) Fletcher. Roy left home at fourteen and went to London, Ont. where he worked for the city of London. He later joined the Canadian Armed Forces. Roy was a well decorated soldier who served in the Korean War. He lived in London, Ont. for 38 years, moving back to New Salem, N.S. in 1977. He moved to Parrsboro in 2003 and to Amherst in 2005. He worked as a Commissionaire for the Sand River Correction Centre, and retired in 1990, when the Centre closed. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Emily Baker in 2007; sisters, Cora, Marion, Olga; brothers, Roland, Sydney. He passed away on August 19, 2018, in Upper Nappan, Cumberland County, NS.

O’Flaherety, Margaret

  • Person

Margaret O’Flaherety was the daughter of Aldon Collins and Berenice Lewis. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Wilson, Dave

  • Person
  • 1930-2020

The Wilson Family owned several businesses including: Wilsons Heating, Propane, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Security, as well as Wilson's and ESSO Gas Stations. Dave Wilson started the Kerr Controls Ltd. at the age of 20 and developed what is now Ski Wentworth with his father. He co-founded the Truro Bearcat Rugby Team in the late 1950's and was involved in the creation of the Cobequid Spartans Gymnastics Club in the 1970's.