William Layton Carey of Fox River


Obituary of William Carey

William Layton Carey

90, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., died Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Hillside
Pines Nursing Home, Bridgewater of natural causes. Bill was born, October
17, 1919 in Fox River to Charles and Eva Maude (Parsons) Carey. Bill grew up
in Aylesford and married Alta (Kinsman), July 26, 1949 in Woodville and
recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. In 1938, Bill joined the
Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Regina, Sask. He had a long and
distinguished career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with postings
all across Canada. The majority of his service was at Eskimo Point,
Coppermine, Aklavik and Baker Lake in the Northwest Territories. He retired
as a Sergeant in Virden, Manitoba. After his retirement from the RCMP in
1961, Bill and his family retired to Bridgewater, where he started the
Co-Operators Insurance Agency in the basement of his home. He grew the
business for 23 years and was joined by his son Danny in 1978. Bill was
extremely proud that his business has expanded into three generations and
will celebrate its fiftieth year in January. Bill was an avid outdoorsman.
He loved hunting and fishing at his camp in Cannan Mountain and Peter
Stillwater or where ever he and friends would go. He was a long time member
of the Bridgewater Hand Gun Club and had a ³reserved² seat at the card table
as it was one of his favorite pastimes to play cards with his friends. He
also loved woodworking and it was often said that anything he made would
never blow away ! Above all else, Bill (Dad, Grampy) loved being with his
family. His favorite time of year was Christmas when he could spoil them by
following his rule: one special gift to be opened on Christmas Eve. He
treasured every special occasion and anxiously waited with his ³boots on²
for Danny to pick him up for the daily trip for coffee. Bill is survived by
his wife, Alta (Kinsman); sons, David (Denise), Danny (Rhona);
grandchildren, Cathy (Jonathan Lewis), Samantha and Danielle; step
grand-daughter, Terry Lynn Hartwell (Shawn); great grandchildren, Madeline
and Clara Lewis, Zoe and Fin Hartwell; sisters, Nita Morton and Ada
DeLouchery; many nieces and nephews. No visitation at the funeral home by
request. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday in Bridgewater United Church, Bridgewater.
Rev. Ivan Norton officiating, with interment in Brookside Columbarium,
Bridgewater. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Bridgewater
United Church or charity of choice. A reception will follow in the
Bridgewater United Church Christian Education Centre. Arrangements entrusted
to Sweeny¹s Funeral Home, Bridgewater where on-line condolences may be made
by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

Source: Retrieved by Dave Winter, 1 Apr 2017