MANN

The Queens County Advance - - OBITUARIES -

Mann, (Cap­tain) Wal­lace Mur­ray

- 77, of Port Med­way, N.S. passed away peace­fully in Hill­side Pines Se­niors Home Bridge­wa­ter, Nova Sco­tia on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, 2017. Born in the Gaspe Penin­sula Que­bec, he was the el­dest son of the late Calvin and Annabelle (Hot­tot) Mann. In the be­gin­ning of his life as a fish­er­man he spent many years on the sea, her­ring fish­ing, gill net­ting, lob­ster and scal­lop fish­ing, drag­ging then long lin­ing. Many of those years spent with his 3 sons on the boat that he built with his own hands. In his ear­lier years he worked in a candy fac­tory in On­tario and dur­ing the off-sea­son in the win­ter months driv­ing trucks to the United States de­liv­er­ing Christ­mas trees and fish and then re­turn­ing with fruit from the south to the stores in the Gaspe. As well as his pas­sion for the sea, he also had a love of the woods and na­ture it­self. He loved to hunt moose, deer and bear. Dur­ing his early years in the win­ter months when the com­mer­cial fish­ing sea­son ended for the year, he would ven­ture into the woods to trap for furs. Af­ter re­tir­ing from the fish­ing in­dus­try he had re­turned to the sea with a pas­sion for sail­ing the At­lantic Ocean. He went on to con­tinue to fish for trout along many lakes, rivers and streams through­out the Mar­itimes. In later years the boat he built him­self and that he was so very fond of, made him proud once more ap­pear­ing in 2 movie films, “Calm At Sun­set”, and “Si­mon Birch”. He is sur­vived by his five chil­dren David (Mareties) of Nova Sco­tia, Con­nie (Eric) of Bri­tish Columbia, Nor­man (Dawn) of Nova Sco­tia, Peggy (Stephen) of Al­berta and Roger (Kelly) of Nova Sco­tia. His eight grand­chil­dren, Ben­jamin, Carter, Ju­lia, Al­lan, Charles, Ryan, Meghan and Sarah. Fu­neral ar­range­ments were made un­der the di­rec­tion of R.A. Corkum’s Fu­neral Home Ltd., Bridge­wa­ter and Cap­tain Wal­lace M. Mann will be laid to rest in the United Ceme­tery in Shi­gawake, Que­bec fol­low­ing fu­neral ser­vices at Re­jean Belanger & Fils Inc. Shi­gawake, from 2 - 4pm and 7 – 9pm on Sept 26, 2017, Church ser­vices was held at St. Pauls Church at 2pm Sept 27, 2017. Do­na­tions can be made to the Cana­dian Red Cross and/or Di­a­betes Canada.

The Town of Kentville’s down­town core will soon be­come a can­vas for ac­com­plished and as­pir­ing chalk artists alike.

The first an­nual Kentville Fall Chalk Art Fes­ti­val is sched­uled to take place at Cen­tre Square and Web­ster Street Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the event of rain, the fes­ti­val will hap­pen Oct. 15.

“We’re try­ing to bring dif­fer­ent groups of peo­ple to down­town Kentville and make it a re­ally en­gag­ing space,” said or­ga­nizer Alyson Do­brota, a Kentville na­tive who is spear­head­ing this event through her work with the Dart­mouth-based non-profit group PBJ De­sign.

Web­ster Street will be closed be­tween Corn­wal­lis and Aberdeen for the event, which will in­clude a mar­ket, food trucks, a com­mu­nity bar­be­cue and live mu­sic.

“Once we close down the street… we’re just go­ing to try to fill it with chalk. The goal is that by the end of the day you won’t re­ally be able to see the pave­ment,” said Do­brota.

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