SWAN, Ge­orge Wil­liam

Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam -

It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of our fa­ther, Ge­orge Wil­liam Swan, at age 89. He passed away in Shan­nex Nus­ing Home in Hal­i­fax on May 6, af­ter a long bat­tle with Alzheimer’s dis­ease. Dad was born in Tata­m­agouche, Nova Sco­tia in 1928, the son of Leonard and Vi­ola Swan.

He was pre­de­ceased by three broth­ers, Earl, Arnold and War­ren.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Es­ther; his daugh­ters, Dawn Wood­man (Mark), Cheryl Cham­bers (Dave Hard­ing) and Ellen MacLel­lan (Rick); his grand­chil­dren, Jef­frey, Ti­mothy (Dal­las) and Michael (Ash­ley) Cross, Christo­pher (Tammy) and Shan­non El­lis (Greg Erk­vaara), Mi­randa and Mitchel MacLel­lan; great grand­chil­dren, Kennedy, Lon­don, Ryleigh, Lark, Mar­ley and Co­hen, and his good friend, Phillip Mur­ray. ‘He for­got our names but we re­mem­ber his love.’

Dad spent the ma­jor­ity of his adult life in Cape Bre­ton, where he was a lo­cal busi­ness­man and ac­tive mem­ber of the com­mu­nity. He owned and op­er­ated sev­eral small busi­nesses, had po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tions, and was a long­time mem­ber of the Kins­man Club. Dad en­joyed life to the fullest. He has touched the lives of many and will be re­mem­bered for his wit and his charm.

Ge­orge re­quested that his body be do­nated to Dal­housie Univer­sity for the ad­vance­ment of science. An out­door memorial cel­e­bra­tion will be held on Au­gust 7, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. at 40 Birch Cres­cent, Ge­orges River.

The fam­ily wishes to thank the staff of Sul­li­van’s Lane at Parkland for their care and kind­ness. A spe­cial thank you to daugh­ter Dawn for her con­tin­u­ous love and de­vo­tion. ‘To the world she is but one per­son, but to our dad, she was his world’.

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