Obit: HENWOOD, Ralph Gleason

Ralph Gleason Henwood

It is with sadness we must announce the passing of Ralph Gleason Henwood,
age 92, of Springhill. Ralph passed away at Gables Lodge on Thursday,
February 19, 2015. Born in Wharton, NS, he was a son of the late Thomas and
Ethel (Graham) Henwood.

He moved to Springhill Junction where he received his schooling, later
moving to Springhill, where he worked in the coal mines from 1939 - 1958.
After the mine disaster, he moved with his family to Pointe Aux Tremble,
Quebec, where he worked for Texaco Oil Refinery until his retirement in
1979. Following the death of his wife, the former Susan Welch, he returned
to Nova Scotia to reside in Parrsboro and later moved to Springhill.

He will be sadly missed by his second wife the former June Jackson;
daughter, Ellen Henwood, Lower Sackville, NS, and son Stephen of Pointe Aux
Trembles, PQ; sisters, Muriel Brine, Amherst, Christine Summers, Oxford and
Olive Henwood, Burnaby, BC; brothers, Harold (Bessie) Henwood, Springhill
and Cyril (Eileen) Henwood of Amherst; grandchildren, Timothy Poirier,
Halifax, and Rosemary Poirier, Calgary, step daughters, Judith Laurie and
Crystal Dunn both of Springhill, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife Susan Welch, a daughter, Barbara Ann
and a brother Victor.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Service, 5
McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902 597 2361). There will be no visitation or
funeral service. Burial in Hawthorn-Dale Cemetery, Pointe Aux Trembles,
Quebec at a later date.

If so desired, donations in Ralph's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's
Society or Canadian Cancer Society.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
or through the funeral home Facebook page.

[Collected by DAW, 20 Feb 2015]