RIDEOUT, Roy Al­lis­ter, B.A., B.Ed., M.A.

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

“Well done thou good and faith­ful ser­vant…

En­ter into the joy of your mas­ter.”

We re­gret to an­nounce the pass­ing of Roy A. Rideout on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 6, 2018. Born in Glace Bay, Nova Sco­tia, he was the son of the late Ch­es­ley and Is­abella (Tren­chard) Rideout. Roy was mar­ried to the late Phyl­lis (Com­mins) Rideout and was a lov­ing and ded­i­cated care­giver to Phyl­lis for sev­eral years un­til her pass­ing in April 2017.

Roy had a life­long love of learn­ing and chose teach­ing as his life’s pro­fes­sion. He couldn’t walk through town without be­ing greeted fondly by for­mer stu­dents.

He was a mem­ber of the Re­tired Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion and served as pres­i­dent of that or­ga­ni­za­tion from 1986-88.

He had a great love of mu­sic and in his younger years, he per­formed in many Ro­tary Pro­duc­tions. He was a for­mer mem­ber and As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor of the Coal Town Cho­rus and past Di­rec­tor of the Le­gion­naires Male Cho­rus. He was a man of tremen­dous faith and was a very de­voted and highly val­ued mem­ber of New­som United Church. He was a mem­ber of the choir and served as choir Di­rec­tor since 1964. He was a mem­ber of Branch 3 Le­gion where he served on the Ex­ec­u­tive Board and Colour Party. He was a past sec­re­tary and for­mer di­rec­tion of the Le­gion Choir.

Roy was a mem­ber of Tyr­ian Youth Ma­sonic Lodge for 46 years and has served as mas­ter, Dis­trict Chap­lain and Grand Chap­lain. He served as Chap­lain for over 30 years and was pre­sented with the Mer­i­to­ri­ous Ser­vice Award. He was an ac­tive mem­ber of the An­cient and Ac­cepted Scot­tish Rite of Canada. He was made an Hon­orary In­spec­tor Gen­eral of the Rite of Canada as a tes­ta­ment to his ded­i­cated ser­vice. He was also a mem­ber of the Shriners.

He is sur­vived by his broth­ers, Ralph (Deb­bie), Glace Bay and Doug (Port Hawkes­bury); sev­eral nieces and neph­ews and sis­ter-in-law, Rhoda Com­mins, Illi­nois. Be­sides his par­ents and wife, he was pre­de­ceased by a brother, Clay­ton.

Vis­i­ta­tion will take place at Pat­ten Fu­neral Home on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Ma­sonic ser­vice will take place be­fore the evening vis­i­ta­tion. Fu­neral ser­vice will take place on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15, 2018 at 2 p.m. in New­som United Church Glace Bay. Re­cep­tion to fol­low at the church hall. Memo­rial do­na­tions can be made to New­som Church. On-line con­do­lences may be made to the fam­ily at www.pat­ten­fu­neral.com.

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