PLEASE NOTE: The Celebration of Life will continue at 2:00pm Thursday regardless of weather.
Moffatt, Thomas MacLean died peacefully in the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia on December 23, at the age of 83. Tom is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara, and children, Victoria (Robert Selfe) of Riverport NS, Leslie (Edwin Conrad) of Pleasantville NS, Timothy (Debbie Moffatt) of Trenton ON, and his brother Bill (Freda) of Blacks Harbour NB. He is also survived by six grandchildren (Angela, Cory, Tara, Sarah, Evan, Kyle) and three great grandchildren (Jada, Raya, Mason). He is preceded in death by his parents (Thomas and Edna Moffatt), first wife (Ann), and son (Tony). Tom was born on February 9, 1934 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. At the age of 17, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served in the Korean War on the HMCS Iroquois, staying in the Navy for 5 years. After his discharge he worked within the Pulp and Paper industry starting with Bowater Mercy in Liverpool NS in 1956. In 1964, he accepted a position as Purchasing Agent for new mill constructions in various locations such as Saint John NB, New Glasgow NS, Mactaquac NB, and St. George NB. In 1975 he settled with his family in Bridgewater to take a position at Michelin and finished his working career as co-owner of HyWay Market in Hunts Point. He will always be remembered for his positive demeanor, sense of humour and eternal optimism, which stayed with him till the end. His good nature and big heart could always be counted on by family and friends. He took pleasure in reading, golfing, playing bridge and solving crosswords and puzzles. Over the years he enjoyed memberships in the Kinsmen and Legion. Always being there for others, he assisted in various fundraisers such as the Glen Murray Charity Golf Tournament, raising money for local Olympians to participate in the Calgary Special Olympics and for the Bridgewater Blues Senior Hockey Team. A Celebration of Remembrance is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 4 th at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 24 (78 Churchill Street, Bridgewater, NS). Pastor James Haughn will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Tom’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the South Shore Regional Hospital, or charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the 3 rd floor for his care and support, as well as his numerous friends for phone calls and visits over the last two months.