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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.

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.

O’Flaherety, Margaret

  • Person
  • 1940-

Margaret O’Flaherety was the daughter of Aldon Collins and Berenice Lewis. Born and raised in Parrsboro, N.S., she was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and studied Meteorology.

Shaw, Gayle

  • Person
  • 1945-2020

Gayle Shaw nee Colpitts was born in 1945 and raised in Port Greville, N.S. Gayle moved to British Colombia as a young adult. There she met and married Terry Shaw 1949-present. Once retired they returned to N.S. to care for family. They owned the Port Greville Shaw Country Market and Ebb Tide B&B from 2000-2015. Both Gayle and Terry were very involved in the Port Greville community.

Collins, Alex

  • Person
  • 1870-unknown

Alexander Collins, was born in Liverpool, N.S. He took to sailing at an early age and worked on engines and boilers on ships. He spent many years in Wards Brook, N.S.

Dewis, Sinclair

  • Person

Sinclair Dewis is the Great Grandson of Captain Robert Dewis and Emily Spicer. He has taken an active role in gathering the Dewis family history for years.

Seaman, Charles

  • Person
  • 1905-2000

Charles Dimock Seaman was born August 8th 1905 in Parrsboro N.S. to Alonzo Seaman and Lilliam (McArthur) Seaman. Brought up in Parrsboro, his parents owned and operated the Ottawa House Inn. Charles was a graduate of Mount Allison University in 1923 and spent most of his working years with a credit bureau in Salem, Massachusetts. Retiring in 1965, he moved to Florida to spend his retirement years.

Cochrane, Freda Marie

  • Person
  • 1931-2016

Cochrane, Freda M. (nee Wagstaff) passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Northwood Care Centre, Halifax. Freda was born in Port Greville in 1931 to the late Gilbert and Rebecca (Parsons) Wagstaff. She attended school in Port Greville and Parrsboro before continuing her education at the Provincial Normal College in Truro from 1949-50. In 1951, Freda married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) and they enjoyed 48 years together raising their two children in Port Greville, Sheet Harbour and Brookfield. Freda taught school for 9 years touching the hearts of all her students. In 1960, she made the decision to be a full time stay-at-home Mom, dedicating her life to her family. Freda played an active role in her church and community always willing to selflessly donate her time and efforts. She was a member of Unit 7 UCW in Brookfield, a life member of the Grace United Church Women's Group in Port Greville. Freda started volunteering with the Port Greville Age of Sail Museum in 1992 and served on the regular board until 2012 when she became an Honorary Board Member. Freda was devoted to the history of the area and a life size cutout of Freda and her husband, Bob stand in the museum's schoolroom display at the Age of Sail Museum. She was a wonderful baker, homemaker, seamstress and knitter and her friends and family were the lucky recipients of many homemade treasures over the years. Freda was instrumental in establishing the Robert Cochrane War Memorial in Port Greville.Freda was also the daughter in-law to Ken Cochrane who owned and operated the Cochrane Shipyard. Freda is survived by her son, David , Advocate; daughter, Anna Marie Bates, and her husband, Brent, Fall River; grandsons, Gregory (Kristin), Edmonton, Alta.; Garrett, University of Regina, Sask.; brothers, Millard (Marguerite), Port Greville; Henry (Jackie), Edmonton, Alta.; sisters, Jean Thomas, Stoney Creek, Ont.; Dorothy Evans, Parrsboro; special family member, Sarah Wetmore, Fox River; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; a son, Robert John in infancy; a brother, Charles Wagstaff; sister in law, Millie Wagstaff; brothers in law, Tommy Thomas and Phil Evans.

Slater, Hazel

  • Person
  • 1911-2006

Hazel Eugenia Slater was born in Ward's Brook, Cumberland County, NS. She was a daughter of the late John and Elsie (Canning) Slater. She was a school teacher.

Bowser, Dara

  • Person
  • 1956-

Dara Garfield Bowser was born in 1956 to Josephine Slater and Garfield Bowser. He is a descendant of the Cannings, Slater and Hatfield families of the Parrsboro Shore, N.S.

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