Freeman, Walter Wile, 83, of Greenfield, Queens County, passed away on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, V.G. Site, Halifax after a brief illness.
Born in Greenfield, he was the youngest son of the late Harry and Leda (Wile) Freeman.
He was retired from Shell Canada living and working in many communities throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. An avid golfer, he belonged to the club in every community where he resided. He was currently an active member of the White Point Golf and Country Club in Liverpool and a past president. He was an active member of the Kinsmen Club and K-40 over the years and a life member of the Halifax Kinsmen Club and also the South Shore Senior Men’s Golf Association. He was a current member of the South Shore Regional Hospital Board, Jolly Ponoquers Seniors Club, a volunteer fireman and a senior deacon of the Greenfield United Baptist Church. Very active in community affairs in Greenfield and throughout Queens County, he served on the Queens County Planning Commission. He was instrumental in the process to construct the Greenfield Baptist Church and Recreation Center of which his son Deryck was the design architect. He enjoyed outdoor activities from an early age and was involved in baseball, bowling, hockey, curling, golf, hunting and fly fishing. Well known for his planked salmon parties, he was asked to be guest “chef” at many local functions. Young at heart, he enjoyed social activities, singing and being involved with his community.
He is survived by his second wife, Shirley; two daughters, Anna (Julien) Albert, of Bathurst , N.B., Jocelyn (Marc) Simard of Halifax. Stepdaughter Elizabeth (Jim) Fraelic of Brooklyn. Stepsons Bill (Heather) Wharton of Chester and Allan Bolivar of Middlefield. Sister Alean Freeman of Greenfield. Daughter-in-law Debbie Clark of Halifax. Sister-in-law Freda Freeman of Greenfield. Grandchildren Justin, Guy, Stephanie, Eric, Joel, Bryant, Logan, Leanne, Scott, Angela, Billy and six great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Joyce (Strum); son Deryck, sister Roxie and brother Harry.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral and Cremation Service, Liverpool. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 11th, 2011, from 2-4 p.m. from the Greenfield United Baptist Church and a Celebration of Walter’s life will be held Monday, September 12th, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception, also from the Greenfield United Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greenfield Recreation Association, Greenfield United Baptist Church or charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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