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MacIntyre; Norman Elwell “Cork”

Posted By Obits On November 18, 2015 @ 2:14 pm In Obituaries | 16 Comments

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MacINTYRE – Norman Elwell “Cork”, 83, of Labelle, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 with family by his side.
Born in Blackville, NB, he was a son of the late George Duncan and Sydney (Wood) MacIntyre.
“Cork” attended Blackville Junior High school until the age of 14 when his father died and went to work in the lumber camps as a cook, teamster, cutting pulp wood, working on trucks, painting bridges, picking potatoes and laying steel for the railway. In 1949, at the age of 17 and a half, Cork joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He served on HMCS Iroquois during the Korean Conflict and saw action when the ship was hit by artillery fire. Cork served on various ships during his career, such as HMCS Ontario, HMCS Portage, HMCS Penetang, HMCS Outremont, HMCS LaHulloise, HMCS Provider, HMCS Fraser, HMCS Annapolis, and HMCS Yukon. After 25 years at sea, Cork retired in 1975 and began another 20 year career with Canada Post. After his second retirement, he spent time in Florida where he trapped wild pigs and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He and Shirley returned to Nova Scotia and settled in Labelle where he worked for various families doing general maintenance and yard work. In keeping with his naval career, his son Terry served with the Royal Canadian Navy for 20 years and his son Jerry is currently serving his 37th year with the Canadian Coast Guard. Cork became his daughter Cheryl’s own personal fishing guide, showing her all the best places to cast a line.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Shirley (Gallant); his daughter Cheryl Gillam (Tommy Singer) of Shubenacadie; his sons Terry (Cheryl) of Nine Mile River; Jerry (Margaret) of Lake Echo. Grandchildren Shawn (Tina), Lee-Anne (Jeff), Mandee (Scott), Troy, Jennie (Alex), Jaime, Stephanie (Darrell), Michelle; great grandchildren Trent, Sawyer, Sarah, Mason, Lily, Brianna, Tristin, Jon and Regan. His sister Elizabeth “Betty” Conners of Ottawa and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers George and Tom.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Greenfield United Baptist Church. Pastor Tom Davidson and Pastor Wade Harvey officiating. Reception to follow. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Greenfield United Baptist Church or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Terri Longmire on November 18th, 2015 4:08 pm

Shirley, Cheryl, Terry, Jerry, and their families

Norm “Cork” was a wonderful man. He had lots of wonderful and interesting stories to tell. He will be sadly missed by everyone. Keep all of your wonderful memories of Norm close to your heart and he will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Norm.

Condolence from Carolyn Hudson on November 18th, 2015 4:51 pm

Norm will be greatly missed. He was a great friend to those of us in the Church and community of Greenfield that knew and loved him. May God bless him and watch over his family.

Condolence from Val Lenethen on November 18th, 2015 7:26 pm

Shirley and family,

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Val and Carson

Condolence from David Whynott on November 18th, 2015 11:06 pm

I cannot express how sorry I am to hear of Norms passing.it was always a pleasure to talk with Brother Norm at our Lodge meetings.Norm always had a conversation about many topics especially his fishing trips. I will always remember him as the great person he was.Bless you all at this very sad time.

Condolence from Crystal Hagen, Gabriel and Hannah on November 18th, 2015 11:15 pm

Sending out heartfelt condolences to you all
In this time of sadness. Norm was a true hero to all the children of Greenfield School, mine included, and he will be missed greatly by all of us who knew him.
May god bless him and comfort you all.

Condolence from Stephanie Harnish (MacIntyre) on November 19th, 2015 7:05 am

Always on our minds, forever in our hearts. Pop (my grandfather) was an awesome man. He always knew just the right thing to say in any crisis to make you feel better. I’m lucky to have spent the time with him, and am forever grateful to have had him in my life. I’m sure he’s eating fried bologna and potatoes wherever he is, as that was his favorite meal! May you forever rest in peace. Love you to the moon and back. XoXo
Love your granddaughter Stephanie & husband Darald
Great grandchildren Briana, Tristyn, Jon & Regan

Condolence from Joe & Loretta Lahey on November 19th, 2015 9:32 am

Our sincere condolences to Shirley and the MacIntyre Family. We enjoyed visiting with Norm and Shirley when we were at our cottage, listening to the many stories that Norm had to tell. I also worked with Norm at Canada Post and have many great memories of him, over the past thirty or so years. I know he will be sadly missed by all of his family members and friends.
Rest in Peace Norm!

Condolence from W. KevinHeffler on November 19th, 2015 11:01 am

To Shirley and family . Worked with Normie at Canada Post until he retired . I helped to arrange his retirement party . He was a A-1 worker and A-1 guy . Saw him a few times when I went down to Guys cottage with Guy and Terry Power . I remember when he did the cottage patrol and being in contact with the RCMP . All the best to the family at this difficult time . Kevin Heffler

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on November 19th, 2015 11:07 am

To the family of Norman MacIntyre, I would like to convey a sincere expression of sympathy in your time of great sorrow. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

With Sincere Condolences,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Richard Gallant on November 19th, 2015 12:54 pm

Uncle Cork has always been a great man and influence in my life. From my first time on a submarine to ice cream eating contests and so much more. Love and prayers to aunty and cousins.

Condolence from Vicky Gallant Rankins on November 19th, 2015 2:12 pm

Have only good memories of Uncle Cork. Glad family could be there to say goodbye. Much love and virtual hugs from me and Tyrone.

Condolence from Tracy and Mark MacPherson on November 19th, 2015 2:20 pm

Dear Aunt Shirley and Family,

So sorry to hear of Uncle Cork’s passing. I always enjoyed his stories when you visited the Miramichi when I was little. He was always so welcoming and friendly. I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Love,
Tracy, Mark, Julia and Marin MacPherson

Condolence from Al and June White on November 19th, 2015 8:32 pm

BZ my friend thanks for you amazing service, enjoyed our talks

Condolence from Bruce and Melanie Inglis on November 20th, 2015 9:44 am

Shirley, please accept our sincerest sympathy at this time of sorrow. Norm has been a wonderful friend the past several years. I have told many people that Norm forgot more about trout fishing than they will ever know. His good humour and friendly disposition will be missed by many.

Bruce & Melanie

Condolence from David Slmpkin on November 20th, 2015 7:10 pm

My deepest condolences to you and all of your family Terry… Your Dad was a great guy who lived life to the fullest. He will be truly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Michael Higgs on November 30th, 2015 2:22 pm

So sorry to hear the news of Corks passing. We were neighbors for many years on Devon Crescent and my Mom and Dad often spoke of you after we moved to New Glasgow. Some of my most pleasant memories are of our days on that street growing up with your family. I trust life has been good to you all.

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