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Crooker; David Lee

Posted By Obits On March 12, 2011 @ 10:49 am In Obituaries | 70 Comments

Crooker;

CROOKER – DAVID L.    NSLS CLS (retired)  passed away peacefully in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater  Friday, March 11, 2011.

           Born in Brooklyn, Queens County, he was a son of the late Leander and Mary (Waterman) Crooker.

David was an avid volunteer and participated in many organizations in every community in which he lived.  His favourite activities included children, history, the church, and the outdoors.  He was a cub-scout and 4-H leader, member of the South Brookfield United Baptist Church, and a member of many other community organizations too numerous to mention.  He also participated in local and regional politics and was respected in everything he did.  His family and his community were the most important things in his life and he devoted himself to making both the best that they could be.

Survived by: wife, Sharon; daughters; Queena (Ken Smith), Alison(Rawding), Sharon (Tim MacQuarrie), Erin (Jason Mansfield), and Davonna and Murphy; grandchildren; Stephen and David Smith, Kyle and Mason Rawding, Connor and Taegen  MacQuarrie, Avery and Kale Mansfield.  Sisters: Blanche (Pierre) Alaine, Pauline (Gordon) Fevens, Lena (Allen) Oickle, Bertha (Kenny) Wile, Carolyn (Vic) Adams, and Brother  Jim (Anne) Crooker.

He was predeceased by son-in-law Terry Rawding.

Visitation will be this evening (Monday, March 14th, 2011) from 7 until 9 p.m. and funeral service will be Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. both at  South Brookfield United Baptist Church, Highway #8.  Reverend Dean Annis officiating. Burial will be in South Brookfield Community Cemetery. A reception will be held in the Mechanic’s Masonic Hall, Caledonia  following committal.  In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s name can be made to the ALS Society of Nova Scotia or South Brookfield United Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com



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Condolence from judy quinn on March 12th, 2011 2:36 pm

my thaughts and prayers are with you

Condolence from Sharon, Queena, Alison,Sharon, Erin and Davonna and families on March 12th, 2011 2:45 pm

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. ALS is a horrible disease, showing no mercy. David is now free of its ravages and at peace. God bless.

Elaine Frail

Condolence from Bruce and Melanie Inglis on March 12th, 2011 3:06 pm

Sharon and family, please accept our condolences on David’s passsing. Now he can be at peace. He will be well remembered by those he knew in his community.

Condolence from Bruce and Sylvia on March 12th, 2011 3:35 pm

Bruce and I send our heartfelt condolences to David’s family. Though we only knew him a short time from our involvement with the museum David was one who made us feel we knew him for years. He knew so much history of our area and I could listen to him talk all day about it. A great story teller, he had this way that made you feel you were actually standing in the place as he was telling the story or talking to the person of whom he spoke. He had such a passion for history , and put so much of himself into whatever he did, especially his volunteering . He truly will be missed and was one of our areas greatest assets. Rest in peace David , you served your community well.

Bruce and Sylvia

Condolence from Janet and George Fletcher on March 12th, 2011 3:49 pm

Jim; We were sorry to hear about your brother. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Lindsay Murray on March 12th, 2011 5:24 pm

Sharon and Family

On behalf of the Women’s Institutes of Nova Scotia, our deepest sympathies on the passing of David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Tim McDonald on March 12th, 2011 6:54 pm

My condolences to the family during this sad time.

Condolence from Calvin Annis on March 12th, 2011 7:02 pm

To David’s family and friends;

I was saddened to hear today that David had passed away.
.I didn’t know David well as I had left Nova Scotia when we were all very young. However, my brother Dean has kept me up to date on “family” matters and advised me of David’s passing.

I want to express my sincere condolences to David’s family and friends and ask God’s Blessing to everyone at this difficult time.

Sincerely:

Calvin Annis

Calvin Annis

Condolence from Delbert & Mary Weare on March 13th, 2011 4:42 am

Sorry to hear of David’s passing but now he is at rest with no more pain. Please take strength from John 5:28,29 which promises a resurrection when His Master calls him. All our love, Del and Mary.

Condolence from Callie Uhlman on March 13th, 2011 4:49 am

Very sorry to hear of David’s Passing. He went with the most loving family @ his side & you will all find comfort in knowing you blessed him with this.

Condolence from Charlie & Enid MacKay on March 13th, 2011 4:52 am

Bertha sorry to hear of your brothers passing.
Our prayers are with you and Kenny and your family

Charlie & Enid

Condolence from cedric@susan smith on March 13th, 2011 5:25 am

our prayers are with you all david was a very good man that will be missed in the community

Condolence from Carolyn Tufts on March 13th, 2011 5:42 am

Sharon and family ,, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time . Keep his love and memories close to your heart and he will always be with you , RIP David

Thinking of you all
Carolyn

Condolence from Marilyn & Murray on March 13th, 2011 6:21 am

Our thoughts are with you, and your family

Condolence from Anita and Greg MacQuarrie on March 13th, 2011 10:59 am

I’m happy we had a chance to talk to David since he was diagnosed with ALS.It was a comfort to hear him talk about his faith and having no regrets.It must be a comfort to you as well.He taught Bren and Beck in Sunday School and we still remember his words of wisdom.David was so interesting to talk to,because he knew all the details about who was who, where they lived and what impact they had on their community.My favorite memory of David was from an Easter breakfast,long ago.Beck and I couldn’t eat all our sausages and David kindly agreed to eat them.That small act of kindness was what David was all about.He was always the same,no matter what day of the week it was and had we asked him for something monumental,he’d have helped us, with love.I’m thankful you have such a tight knit family to help each other through this transition.I’m also thankful that David is now enjoying the peace and rest,in the presence of The Divine, that he so deserves.

Condolence from Iona Charlton on March 13th, 2011 11:07 am

For David’s family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.Iona and family

Condolence from Stanley & Joan Canning on March 13th, 2011 12:02 pm

Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this very sad time. Please accept out Deepest Condolences.

Condolence from linda crouse on March 13th, 2011 1:09 pm

thinking of you & your family at this difficult time. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to ask as thats what friends are for. God bless you all.

Condolence from Elaine Park on March 13th, 2011 2:07 pm

Erin
The loss of your dad will leave a heartache that no one can heal, but take comfort in the memories he left behind and he will be with you for ever.

Condolence from Craig and Vicki Frail on March 13th, 2011 2:28 pm

Sharon & family – we want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most diffcult time. David was a wonderful person who honestly cared about his family and the entire community. He was a great man!!

Condolence from Win & Lauren Seaton on March 13th, 2011 2:33 pm

Sharon & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Tammy Nickerson (Whynot) on March 13th, 2011 4:22 pm

So sad to hear about your loss. Many thoughts and prayers are being sent your way at this very sad side. Please take comfort in knowing that a little bit of him is living inside each and every one of you.

Condolence from Bob and Merna on March 13th, 2011 4:32 pm

Sharon and family – so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing – our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Condolence from Rob and Sandra Carver on March 13th, 2011 4:34 pm

Sharon and Family

We are thinking of you at this sad time. The family photos of
David spark many fine memories of times we’ve shared with him. He was a fine man and a huge asset to our community. We extend our
deepest sympathy to all of you.

Condolence from Bob and Marlean Rhodenizer, Debbie and all our family on March 13th, 2011 5:03 pm

Sharon and family –
Your sadness is overshadowed by the blessing of knowing
David has passed to his next home and the reward promised.
God bless as you bond together with one another. May
your hearts be blessed by God’s peace. Sincere sympathy,
Bob and Marlean Rhodenizer, Debbie and all the family.

Condolence from Norma Allen on March 13th, 2011 5:05 pm

So sorry to hear of David’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Myrna Crouse on March 13th, 2011 5:54 pm

To all the family:
David will not only be greatly missed within your hearts but within the hearts of all his church families. We certainly will miss him on our Deacons’ Board but we know he is in a much better place now with no illness. May God comfort all of your hearts during these difficult days and know that my prayers and thoughts are with you all. God bless!
Myrna

Condolence from Monica Roberts on March 13th, 2011 5:59 pm

Davonna and family,
Thinking of you at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss

Condolence from Teena Meisner on March 13th, 2011 6:05 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the whole Crooker family! Teena, Larry and family

Condolence from John & Dorothy Hammond on March 13th, 2011 8:03 pm

Dear Sharon,
We are very sorry to learn of David’s passing. May all of your wonderful memories give you and your family comfort and peace. We will miss him. He was always very kind and friendly to us. We will keep you and your family in our prayers and thoughts.
John & Dorothy

Condolence from SOUTH SHORE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY on March 14th, 2011 4:59 am

On behalf of the South Shore Genealogical Society I would like
to extend the sympathy of the Members to the family of
David Crocker. David was a very valued member of the Society.
South Shore Genealogical Society for a number of years.
P>O>Box 901
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
B0J 2C0

Condolence from Cecile Mansfield on March 14th, 2011 5:09 am

Sharon and family:

We were so sorry to hear about David. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Cecile and Lois

Condolence from Mary Ann Hebb on March 14th, 2011 5:26 am

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you every day.

Condolence from Marilyn and Gordon Rose on March 14th, 2011 5:39 am

Dear Sharon,
We were so sorry to hear about David’s death. I know he will be deeply missed not only by you and his family but by the community and church as well. Over the years he made many, many contributions to both. He had such a gentle , quiet spirit and I will always remember his smile. When I think of David I see him smiling. May all the memories you have of him help to comfort your hearts in the days ahead and may God’s peace and strength be with you.
Love, Marilyn and Gordon

Condolence from Al and Sadie Huskins on March 14th, 2011 5:43 am

To Family and Friends of David,
We wish to extend our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to you at this difficult time.Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Al and Sadie Huskins
Bridgewater

Condolence from Michael Emmerson on March 14th, 2011 6:03 am

So sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from Stephen and Kathryn Freeman on March 14th, 2011 6:11 am

Sharon, Queena, Alison, Sharon, Erin and Davonna,

So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Please know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Stephen and Kathryn Freeman

Condolence from Tom Henley on March 14th, 2011 6:20 am

Sharon and Family,

Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in this time of your sorrow. I will always remember David as a dedicated Cub Leader.
May God bless you and your family.

Tom

Condolence from Kimberly Carter and Terri Cooper, ALS Society of NS on March 14th, 2011 6:20 am

To: “David’s Girls”:

At the ALS Society, we bear witness to the most amazing people and families during a truly difficult time in their lives.

David truly has a wonderful family who loved and cherished him making him a very rich man.

Please take care of yourselves and each other.

Condolence from Jamie Baillie on March 14th, 2011 6:46 am

My condolences to the whole family. David was a great volunteer in the community, including to the PC Party, over many years. We will miss him greatly.

Jamie Baillie
Leader, PC Party of Nova Scotia

Condolence from Suzanne Atkinson and David Weintraub on March 14th, 2011 6:52 am

We are saddened to hear of David’s death. Our thoughts are with you during this very challenging time.

Suzanne and David

Condolence from Ronnie & Debbie Uhlman on March 14th, 2011 7:47 am

Sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your Dad, Husband, Grandfather, Father-in-law.

Our caring thoughts are with you in the time of sorrow. May the many years of happiness you all have shared together be always remembered and know that all of those warm memories will help to ease the pain you bear today.

Condolence from Jean and Charlie Ottosen on March 14th, 2011 8:02 am

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Sharon, and the rest of the family. May David enjoy his new home.

Condolence from Jim & Dot Chisholm on March 14th, 2011 8:09 am

Dear Sharon & girls,
We were so sorry to hear of David’s death. We are in Vancouver so can’t be with you at this time but we do want to send our sympathy.
Sincerely, Jim & Dot

Condolence from Jeannette and Wayne Lewis on March 14th, 2011 8:19 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharon and her Family.We
will miss him but he is at rest now and no more suffering.
God bless

Condolence from Lynn Lavender on March 14th, 2011 9:17 am

Dear Sharon and family,
So sorry to hear about David,my thoughts are with you and your family.Take care.

Condolence from George & Pauline Wessell on March 14th, 2011 9:32 am

Dear Sharnon & family,
Please except our deepest sympathy….our thoughts and prayers are with you.
George & Pauline Wessell

Condolence from Susan (Jeffers) Fraser on March 14th, 2011 12:36 pm

Dear Sharon and familly, I am so sorry for your loss, may all your wonderful memories help you through this. I’m not sure if you remember me, but I babysat the girls in Mount Pleasant. Watching the video of David’s life, I can see that he was a very big part of a wonderful loving family. May God bless you all! love Susan

Condolence from Cindy Mazur-MacDonald on March 14th, 2011 12:47 pm

Sorry to hear of Davids passing..My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time

Condolence from alan freeman on March 14th, 2011 3:45 pm

My deepest sympathy to Sharon and all the family .

David has now gone to a better place where there will be no more pain and suffering

Alan Freeman

Condolence from Rev Mrs john r sullivan and son david on March 14th, 2011 4:18 pm

DEAR SHARON & FAMILY
WE ARE VERY SORRY HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING OF DAVIID
WE GOT TO KNOW YOU ALL FROM 1982 TO 1990
AS ONE OF YOUR FORMER PASTOR AND FAMILY AND A VERY
GOOD FRIENDS TO HAVE
OUR LOVE TO YOU SHARON AND FAMILY
WE ARE A PHONE CALL AWAY AND UP THIS WAY
YOU ARE ALL WELCOME
FROM REV MRS JOHN R SULLIVAN AND DAVID
GOD BLESS YOU ALL THE UP COMING DAYS AHEAD
PS 23 THE WHOLE VERSE

Condolence from Heather Anthony on March 14th, 2011 4:35 pm

Davonna and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Ashley Selig on March 14th, 2011 5:06 pm

Sharon,
Thinking of you and your entire family at this difficult time. David was such a vibrant, happy soul who infected everyone with his enthusiasm and zest for life. He leaves you all with such wonderful memories of his stories, wisdom and caring. You all are so fortunate that he has left such a legacy for you to be proud of and remember always. Love, thoughts and prayers to you all. Ashley.

Condolence from lena herman on March 14th, 2011 5:15 pm

Sharon and family,Thinking of you all at this sad time.May your love and faith help you in the days ahead.

Condolence from Gloria (DeWinter) & Sonny Hubley on March 14th, 2011 6:48 pm

Sharon, sincere condolences to you and your families.

Condolence from Karin, Anders and Sarah (Crooker) Åkerberg on March 15th, 2011 2:34 am

Our condolences from Sweden to you aunt Sharon, cousins: Queena, Alison, Sharon, Davonna and Erin. Sorry, we could not be there.

Your husband and father was a very fortunate man to have had so many people who took such good care of him in the comforts of his home and most importantly surrounded by his family.

Our thoughts are with you all in the days ahead.

Condolence from Wayne and Doris Armsworthy on March 15th, 2011 6:06 am

Doris and I are surprised and saddened at your loss,our thoughts are with you. With Sympathy and Caring Wayne and Doris.

Condolence from Lloyd and Sarah Morrison on March 15th, 2011 8:01 am

I wish to send my condolences to the family of the late
David Crooker.
Lloyd and Sarah Morrison

Condolence from Arlyn & Jeanette Turner on March 15th, 2011 8:54 am

Shaon & Families: Please accept our condolences on David’s passing.He will be truly missed by family, friends and anyone who knew him. Sorry we are not at home to attend service. Hugs to All

Condolence from George Demmons on March 15th, 2011 9:15 am

The Crooker Family:

At this time of great loss, your family (indeed all of us) are challenged to live for the ideals David held high – and to carry on those community and church activities he championed.

Deepest and sincerest sympathy.

Condolence from Bantam C on March 15th, 2011 10:23 am

Sharon, Tim, Connor and Taegen,

Our deepest syymphathy goes out to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you.

Bantam C

Condolence from Phyllis Hirtle on March 15th, 2011 11:03 am

Sharon & family,

I am indeed sorry to hear of David’s passing. My sincere condolences to you all at this sad time in your lives. Cherish all the fond memories you have of him – the support of family & friends will certainly help you through this most difficult time.
Phyllis

Condolence from Eric Shields on March 15th, 2011 11:22 am

Sharon/

My sincerest condolences to you & the rest of your family. As you know I worked three summers in the woods with Dave out of the Oxford Lands & Forests depot. The things he taught me I value to this day.

He truly was an old time woodsman

Eric Shields

Condolence from Ralph and Lynne Welton on March 15th, 2011 12:38 pm

Sharon and family:

Ralph & I were very sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was a fine man who will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Michelle Smith on March 15th, 2011 3:38 pm

Dear Sharon and all the Family,

I was very sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was such a fine man, and faced his illness with courage and dignity. May God strengthen you in this sad and difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincerely,
Michelle

Condolence from Philip Smith on March 15th, 2011 4:32 pm

My sister Michelle notified my wife Michelle this evening (Mar. 15) of David’s passing. People like David have made South Brookfield the outstanding community that it is. The video, which is very well produced, shows those contributions to family and community most admirably. My deepest sympathy to Sharon and all
the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Philip Smith
Stephenville Crossing, NL

Condolence from Nancy Bingham on March 15th, 2011 7:05 pm

My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. As a “come from away” person in the community David’s welcoming manner made me quickly become very fond of him. He was a wonderful person & will be greatly missed by many.

Condolence from Violet (Sullivan) Beattie on March 17th, 2011 5:29 pm

Dear Sharon and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss, David was a fine man and he truly will be missed by all.

Watching the slide presentation brought back many memories for me about the wonderful times we spent on the North / South Brookfield Pastorate. What a wonderful celebration of his life.

As I looked at the picture of you and David cutting a cake in the South Brookfield Church there in the background stands my dear Mother, who has been with her Lord for 11 years now. But thanks be to God because of his LOVE for us, we will meet again.

Remember always, that this is not goodbye and its because of God’s mercy and His grace….we will meet again.

My heart goes out to you all at this time, you will be in our thoughts and in our prayers.

Love Always,
Violet (Sullivan) Beattie & Family
xoxoxoxoxoxox

Condolence from Norm Amirault on March 24th, 2011 10:48 am

Dear Sharon (et al);

I was truly sorry to just learn of David’s passing, as I certainly would have been with you all earlier.

The Crooker family has been tremendously important to me personally and professionally, and I will always appreciate the support and friendship you all have shown me.

With David’s passing, our community has lost a truly kind and gentle soul, and I will always remember his love of family, community, history, and the ever-present smile and somewhat
devilish look in his eye. I will truly miss him.

I hope you will accept my sincere condolences at this sad time.

Best Regards,

Norm Amirault

Condolence from Iona Charlton on April 21st, 2011 7:23 pm

To Sharon and Family,
My sincere condolences to you and your family on David’s passing.
Upon viewing his video, it’s very easy to see how much he was loved and will be truly missed by all of you.You have beautiful memories, which always helps a bit to ease the sorrow when you have the loss of a loved one, through a long and difficult period.My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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