It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Harvey Minard Kempton on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in the Veteran’s unit of Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg.
Born in Milton on December 9, 1925, he was the eldest child of the late Thaddeus S. and Roberta D. (Minard) Kempton.
Harvey attended Milton School, worked for Mersey Paper Company for one year and, in 1943, at the age of 17, joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he proudly served his country for the duration of World War II. Following his discharge in 1946, he returned to Mersey Paper Company where he continued to work in the paper industry until 1987 when he retired with the position of papermill superintendent and 44 years faithful service.
His volunteer activities included officer/instructor for the Liverpool Air Cadet Sqaudron #545 for 12 years, member and past master of Milton Masonic Lodge #29, A.F. and A.M. for 62 years, member and past King Lion of the Liverpool Lions Club, shareholder and member of the Liverpool Curling Club and former deacon of the Liverpool United Baptist church. A generous supporter of worthy organizations and needy individuals, Harvey was, indeed, a kind-hearted, honorable gentleman who will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
Harvey is survived by his sons David of Greenfield and Jamie of Waterloo. Granddaughter Krystal, grandson Benjamin and great grandson Stacey, sisters Alice (Ramsay) Armitage of Shediac, NB, Eileen (Paul) Andrews of Calgary, AB. Brother John (Elizabeth) of Lindsay, ON.
He was predeceased b y his wife of 64 years, Florence “Roberta” (Robart); infant brother Gerald and brother Ralph.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A private graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in Pine Rest Cemetery, Greenfield. No flowers. Donations may be made to the Chelsea United Baptist Church Sunday School or the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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