Ge­orges River, NS

Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam -

It is with great sad­ness that we, the fam­ily, an­nounce the sud­den pass­ing of our beloved hus­band, fa­ther, grand­fa­ther and friend, Robert Glen Ket­tlewell, age 85, on Fri­day, April 28, 2017 at the QEII Health Sci­ence Cen­tre, Hal­i­fax In­fir­mary Site.

Glen is sur­vived by is his wife of 57 years, Mil­dred (Cartwright) Ket­tlewell; his son, Glen Robert (Kim­ber­ley), Quis­pam­sis, NB; his daugh­ters, Nancy (Tim) O’Brien, Waver­ley, NS, Audra (Chris) Gal­lant, Beechville, NS; his two grand­chil­dren, Liam and Brenna Ket­tlewell, and many nieces and neph­ews.

Glen was born in Walk­erville, Es­sex County, On­tario on Fe­bru­ary 23, 1932. He was the son of the late Lorne and Erma Ket­tlewell and step-son of Mar­jorie Ket­tlewell. He was em­ployed with the Chrysler Canada as a Qual­ity Con­trol In­spec­tor in On­tario and later as a steve­dore with CN Marine, North Syd­ney. Glen was an avid gar­dener, he and Mil­dred took great pride in main­tain­ing their flower and veg­etable gar­dens as well as their prop­erty in Ge­orges River. He was an ac­tive vol­un­teer in his com­mu­nity for many years. He was a mem­ber of Car­man United Church, Syd­ney Mines and par­tic­i­pated on sev­eral com­mit­tees in­clud­ing the Board. He also en­joyed singing in the church choir. Glen was a mem­ber of the Ki­wa­nis Golden K Club in Syd­ney Mines and was an ac­tive par­tic­i­pate in club events in­clud­ing chair­per­son of the Meals on Wheels pro­gram for 15 years. He en­joyed bowl­ing from an early age. He bowled in the CN Marine Bowl­ing League, and en­joyed trav­el­ling with his team­mates to bowl­ing tour­na­ments. In his younger years Glen was in­volved in Scouts Canada and was rec­og­nized as a ‘King Scout’ and went on to be­come a Scout Leader.

Glen was a hum­ble man, al­ways putting oth­ers ahead of him­self. He en­joyed spend­ing time with his fam­ily, es­pe­cially va­ca­tion trips and fam­ily gath­er­ings. He and Mil­dred loved the spirit of the hol­i­days and es­pe­cially en­joyed dress­ing in Hal­loween cos­tumes ev­ery year to en­ter­tain the lo­cal trick or treaters.

He was pre­de­ceased by his fa­ther and mother; his step­mother, and one sis­ter, Glo­ria Ket­tlewell.

Vis­i­ta­tion for Glen will be held on Fri­day, May 5, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Doo­ley Fu­neral Home, 107 Pleas­ant Street, North Syd­ney. A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 2 p.m. Satur­day, May 6, 2017 at Car­man United Church, Syd­ney Mines with Rev. Nick Phillips of­fi­ci­at­ing. A re­cep­tion will fol­low in the church hall. A pri­vate fam­ily burial will be held at Lake­side Ceme­tery, North Syd­ney.

In lieu of flow­ers memo­rial do­na­tions may be made to Car­man United Church or Nova Sco­tia Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to the fam­ily at www.wj­doo­

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