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McGinty; Luke Leon

Posted By Obits On February 23, 2020 @ 9:35 am In Obituaries | 42 Comments

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The family of Luke McGinty, age 93, is saddened by his passing on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Stonehaven Lodge, Port Mouton, NS
Luke was the son of the late Lee and Agatha McGinty of Charleston, NS.
Luke resided at Stonehaven Lodge for the past two years being blessed to have such a wonderful home, loved and respected by owners Tim and Gloria, staff and residents, where he truly enjoyed their company.
Luke is survived by his extended family, John, Ann and Connie Uhlman of Lower Sackville, Lisa Uhlman of Dartmouth and Patricia (Scott) Strangward of Summerside, PEI.
Luke was predeceased by his loving companion of nearly 40 years in 2004 Carol Uhlman, David (Val) Strangward in 2003 , aunts Agatha and Kate McGinty and Laura Lambert, of Charleston, NS.
Respecting Luke’s wishes there will be no service with cremation under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.
A sincere thank you to Dr. Woodford for his friendship and devotion to Luke over the many years of knowing him and Carol.

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Condolence from Judi Maillett on February 23rd, 2020 10:35 am

To Luke’s family, so sorry to see of his passing. Seems I knew him all my life. Always liked to see him & Carol out & about, but it’s been awhile. Rest in peace. I’m sure Carol was there to meet you. Judi ( Whynot ) Maillett

Condolence from Aletha James on February 23rd, 2020 12:05 pm

RIP Luke, you will be missed. I enjoyed our chats every Tuesday ♡

Condolence from Dianne (Wolfe) Wamboldt on February 23rd, 2020 12:21 pm

Pat, Val, John & families..

Sending my condolences in the passing of Luke.

Condolence from Heather Anthony on February 23rd, 2020 1:17 pm

My sincere condolences to Luke’s family, cherish your memories.

Condolence from Daphne Wentzell-Albert on February 23rd, 2020 2:05 pm

I have many fond memories of growing up in Charleston/MillVillage and Luke on his bicycle is one of them. I remember both Luke and Carol fondly as customers at Lockwoods Store where I worked for a few summers as well as always seeing them sitting on their, veranda overlooking the Medway river. Rest easy, Luke.
My condolences to Luke’s family.

Condolence from Kevin & Cathie Wentzell on February 23rd, 2020 4:07 pm

I have fond memories of Luke and Carol stopping in home when they were out on their bicycles.
Our condolences to the family. – Kevin

Condolence from Susan Linda Levy on February 23rd, 2020 4:13 pm

My heart was saddened when I heard the news but then I smiled when I thought of Carol waiting for him to get there. I also remember them riding their bikes around Mill Village, always good for a laugh and a chat. My condolences to the family

Condolence from Betty Shupe on February 23rd, 2020 4:19 pm

Sorry to hear of Luke’s passing. Many fond memories. Anne, John and girls he certainly appreciated your love and help over the years. Condolences to Trish as well . RIP Luke

Condolence from Dennis & Sherri Harrington on February 23rd, 2020 4:47 pm

Sending sincere condolences to to Luke’s family, he was a kind, gentle man and will be missed.
Take care❤️

Condolence from Amy Croft on February 23rd, 2020 4:56 pm

John and family, please accept my sincere condolences on Luke’s passing. I considered him a good friend and part of my extended family of Post Office regulars. His stories and gentle sense of humor was always entertaining and informative. I know he will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Rest in Peace Luke.

Condolence from D BLAKE CONRAD & Jo-Anne Wentzell on February 23rd, 2020 5:28 pm

Very sorry to hear of Luke’s passing. He was a friend & neighbour for many years. A lot of stories & history pass away with him.

Condolence from Audrey Spencer on February 23rd, 2020 5:47 pm

Condolences from a distant cousin. Audrey Croft Spencer

Condolence from Valerie ahd Donald Inness on February 23rd, 2020 5:51 pm

Dear Family: My husband and I met Luke at the Stonehaven’s Happy Hour on Saturdays. He was a quiet and soft spoken man. It was our privilege to have known such a gentlemen, he will surely be missed by us all.
Valerie and Donald Inness

Condolence from Dottie (Whynot) Hatt on February 23rd, 2020 6:06 pm

My condolences to the family. Loved having chats with Luke and Carol when she was alive. I haven’t seen him since he moved out of the Village, I know he will be happy now that he is back with the love of his love.

Condolence from June harlow on February 23rd, 2020 6:49 pm

I will miss Luke. He remembered a lot more than me and would keep me updated. Lol

Condolence from Barbara & Charles Corkum on February 23rd, 2020 6:54 pm

Pat, John and families.

Sending our sincere condolences at this sad time. Hold on to your happy memories.

Condolence from Holley & Marguerite Jayne on February 23rd, 2020 7:21 pm

We were both so sorry to hear of your sad loss. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Norma Swim on February 23rd, 2020 7:29 pm

I extend my sympathy to Luke’s extended family. I met Luke at Stonehaven Lodge when my Stepfather was there and after at Lunch times with Luke. He was a kind and Gentle man with a Great smile. Wonderful man all round and will miss him Greatly. Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

Condolence from Doris Lohnes Schnare on February 23rd, 2020 7:29 pm

I was saddened to read today of Luke’s passing. Hadn’t seen him in awhile, but I always enjoyed our conversations and his sense of humour in all the years that I have known him. He was a great guy!
My sincere condolences to all his family!

Condolence from Jordan and Anna-Stell Vaughn on February 23rd, 2020 7:44 pm

We have many fond memories of Luke and Carol when they would stop in for a visit on their drives around the community. They especially loved to talk about their walks in the woods, their love of nature and stories of days gone by. Sending our deepest Sympathy.

Condolence from Ricky and Karen miller on February 23rd, 2020 7:58 pm

Condolences to the family. Luke was a great guy.

Condolence from Francis & Peggy Payzant & Payzant’s Barber Shop!!! on February 23rd, 2020 8:57 pm

Dear John And Extended Families:
Francis & I Are Very Saddened To See That Luke Has Passed Away. We Have Missed Luke Since He Could No Longer Get In For His Hair Cut Due To Ill Health. Francis & Luke Always Had Such Delightful Chats, And He Always Had Such Wonderful Stories To Tell Us And Always With A Smile.!!! John He Always Praised You Up For The Wonderful Care That You Gave Him And For Seeing To His Needs Whenever You Came Home. Luke Is Now With The Love Of His Life (CAROL),And I’m Sure They Are On Their Bikes Heading For Their Next Home Together With The Biggest Smile You Could Ever Imagine. Cherish All Those Memories Of You & Luke From All Those Years, Because He Cherished You!!! May God Be With You All At This Most Difficult Time In Your Lives. Luke Has Earned His Golden Wings And Is Flying High With Carol.
Francis & Peggy Payzant:::: (Payzant’s Barber Shop)

Condolence from Krista Schnare on February 23rd, 2020 9:05 pm

I would like to expand on Luke’s obituary. Luke had a wonderful career in the navy. I am sure the community has fond memories of him peddling his bike around and socializing with everyone. He enjoyed spending time with Aunt Laura, Bud and of course Carol whom fulfilled his life. At the age of 65ish, he finally got his license. That’s brave!
I saw him a few months ago and his mind was very sharp. He hadn’t been back to Charleston for years so I took some pictures and sent them to him. He wanted very much to see and chat which his old friends again. I hope the pictures allowed for some fond memories to resurface.

Condolence from Marilyn on February 23rd, 2020 9:48 pm

John,Anne and girls AndPatricia Luke lived a long and eventful life He and Carol visited us often He looked so we’ll and hardly seemed to have changed when I saw him last yearMy heartful condolences Marilyn McK.

Condolence from Darlene Connolly on February 24th, 2020 1:33 am

To the family –

So sorry to read of Luke’s passing. I have known Luke and his mother since I first
met my late husband, Bill. His mother and Laura would visit Bill’s mom, Daisy, a lot.
Used to chat with Luke and Carol when they were out and about or on Carol’s veranda.
Both were such lovely people. Luke told such interesting stories. He and Carol are
together again. Rest easy my friend.

Condolence from Maureen Anthony McGee on February 24th, 2020 11:12 am

As a child, I can’t remember a time when Luke wasn’t a part of our lives. He was my father John’s best friend and was always so kind to our family. I just spoke of him to my Mother the last time I was home in January, sharing the great memories.

Time passed and he and Carol spent many happy years together. Passing by, seeing them on the porch was always such a welcome sight.

I will treasure his memory and express my sincere condolences to the family.

Maureen Anthony McGee

Condolence from Marie Wambolt on February 24th, 2020 11:53 am

Patricia, John and family.
So sorry to read about the passing of Luke. He was a great guy and a friend to all . Growing up in Charleston he would always visit my parents and tease me about being his girlfriend. Never forget memories of those days and seeing him driving on his bike and getting his license .He and Carol were such a happy couple now they will be together again . Rest In Peace

Condolence from Shelley Deveau (nee Conrad) on February 24th, 2020 4:25 pm

My deepest condolence to Luke’s family. The McGinty’s were a huge part of my life growing up and I have the fondest of memories thanks to them all. I truly enjoyed my visits with Luke and looked forward to seeing him and chatting about all that was happening in our world. I hadn’t seen him in awhile and was saddened to hear of his passing. He was truly an amazing man, a dear friend, and I will miss him.

Condolence from Bonnie Hatt on February 24th, 2020 6:27 pm

So sorry to hear of Luke’s passing.He and Carol spent so many happy years together.He always had a smile.A gentle kind man .Rest easy Luke.

Condolence from Colleen Roy and June MacDonald on February 24th, 2020 7:15 pm

My Mom and I were so sorry to hear of Luke’s passing. Mom and Luke had many conversations about Mills Village and all the people they knew from there. He will be missed by all the residents at Stone Haven . Rest in Peace Luke.

Condolence from Judy and Harold Zwicker on February 24th, 2020 9:42 pm

Dear Trish , John, Anne,Connie, Lisa

We are so sorry for your great loss
We used to have many chats with Luke and Carol
Our deepest sympathies
Judy and Harold Zwicker

Condolence from Billand Anna Cox on February 24th, 2020 9:56 pm

To the family

We were very sorry to hear of Luke’s passing, always enjoyed chatting with him when visiting Stonehaven Lodge. We extend our deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Elizabeth Stone on February 25th, 2020 12:44 pm

My mother, Elizabeth Stone nee Quinn, would like to send condolences to Luke’s family. She was a friend of Luke’s in her youth and remembers Luke and his family fondly. She is so sorry to hear of his passing.

Condolence from Philip Anthony on February 25th, 2020 5:36 pm

Patricia, John, Anne, and family,

So sorry to read of Luke’s passing. Always seemed like this would never happen. He always seemed so healthy and vibrant. I’ll never forget his and Carol’s visits at the farmhouse. I cherish the memories I have.

Philip Anthony

Condolence from Brian and donna on February 25th, 2020 8:09 pm

To john and family. We are so very sorry to hear of Luke’s passing. Our thoughts are with you on such a sad time.

Condolence from Donnie ( Bucky) Vaughn on February 26th, 2020 10:05 am

Dear John & Ann & family…I have such terrific memories of Luke..He was a class act & always left you with a chuckle or joke !! We had a lot of history & I can say without a doubt..enjoyed every moment !! Rest in peace my long time friend !! God Bless !!

Condolence from Dollie Cole on February 26th, 2020 5:28 pm

I have many fond memories of Luke as I have known him all my life. My thoughts are with you at this time Trish and John and family.

Condolence from John & Nancy LEEFE on February 26th, 2020 6:54 pm

Luke was a gentleman to the core, a credit to his Irish roots.

Condolence from Frank and Darlene Vaughn on February 28th, 2020 1:28 am

Our deepest sympathies to Luke’s family on his passing. I will always remember his smile and his willingness to help anyone.

Condolence from Bonnie Henderson on February 29th, 2020 9:06 am

I am so very sorry to read of Luke’s passing. I enjoyed a nice chat with Luke one day last summer.
My sincere condolences to Luke’s loved ones.

Bonnie (Zwicker) Henderson

Condolence from Barbara Burns on February 29th, 2020 10:34 pm

So saddened to hear that Luke passed away. I always enjoyed chatting with him whenever we met. A sweet, kind, gentle man. Rest easy, Luke. Condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.

Condolence from Elizabeth Verwey on March 19th, 2020 2:25 pm

My father, Bob Millard was at sea on the S.S. Vinland with Luke and talked glowingly of those times. He even wrote a book about it! Bob and Mary visited Luke and Carol any time they could.
After Mary’s death, Dad took me to see Luke when we were in Nova Scotia together. We loved his red truck! It was lovely to witness the closeness when Bob and Luke were together. Fond memories.
I visited Luke a few years ago at the comfortable home that Tim and Gloria created. He was pleased that I visited and gave me the gift of a photo of Dad at sea that I treasure! You are missed, Luke!

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