WITHERS, Wal­ter

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North Syd­ney

It is with heavy hearts that we an­nounce the peace­ful pass­ing of our dear fa­ther, grand­fa­ther, great grand­fa­ther, un­cle and friend, Wal­ter Withers, age 91, on Fri­day, May 26, 2017, at the North­side Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily. Born in Marys­town, NL, he was the only son of the late John and El­iz­a­beth (Hooper) Withers.

Wal­ter had been em­ployed as a painter and car­pen­ter with the main­te­nance de­part­ment of the North­side Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal for many years un­til his re­tire­ment.

He was a tal­ented wood worker and took great pride in every­thing he built, es­pe­cially his fam­ily home.

He was a quiet, easy go­ing man with a dry sense of hu­mour. He en­joyed fish­ing in Mar­ga­ree and Lake Ains­ley; lis­ten­ing to Lawrence Welk and New­found­land mu­sic and play­ing his har­mon­ica.

Wal­ter is sur­vived by his lov­ing chil­dren, Vic­to­ria ‘Vicky’ (Art) Bon­nell, Regina, Saskatchewan, John (Denise) Withers, Marys­town, NL, Mar­lene MacIn­tosh (Joe Skin­ner), North Syd­ney, Elsie (Steve) Sully, Lethbridge, Al­berta, and his nine grand­chil­dren and 13 great grand­chil­dren.

He was pre­de­ceased by his wife, Net­tie (Ongo) Withers in 1987; two sons, Paul, in in­fancy, and Frank Withers; his grand­son, Ni­cholas; long­time com­pan­ion, Ly­dia Fitz­patrick, and three sis­ters, Vic­to­ria, Emily and Mary.

The fam­ily would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank Dr. John Kirk­patrick for his many years of car­ing for Wal­ter and also to our sis­ter Mar­lene, for al­ways be­ing there to care for Dad.

Vis­i­ta­tion for Wal­ter will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tues­day, May 30 in the W.J. Doo­ley Fu­neral Home, 107 Pleas­ant St., North Syd­ney. Fu­neral will be held 10 a.m., Wed­nes­day, at St. Joseph Church North Syd­ney, with Rev. Pa­trick O’Neill of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low in Holy Cross Ceme­tery, North Syd­ney.

Memo­rial do­na­tions may be made to the Nova Sco­tia Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to www.wj­doo­ley.com.

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