Meisner, Charles “Arnold “, Age 88, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully June 3, 2015 at Colchester East Hants Hospital. On this day, Arnold aroused from his sleep to kiss his wife of 68 years Peggy (nee Todd).
Arnold’s love for his family was most important to him and he was a fine role model. He was born March 19, 1927 in Worcester, Mass. to Charles Arnold Meisner Sr. and Florence Grace (nee Powers). Arnold was only 9 days old when his father died and his mother returned home with him to New Germany to a sometimes difficult life. Arnold worked for Mersey Paper Co Ltd.(Bowater) for 41 years beginning at age 17 working in the woods as a scaler. With only grade ten education , Arnold was tasked with developing the lumber business for Mersey in Nova Scotia. He went on to spearhead the building of, and then manage the Bowater Sawmill at Oakhill, where he developed overseas lumber markets and loaded ships in Bridgewater destined for the UK. After retiring from Bowater, Arnold spent 12 years operating Eacan Timber Ltd., a successful lumber sales company he founded with his son, Brad who continues to run the business today, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. He served as the chairman of the board of the Maritime Lumber Bureau for the term1967/68 and was honored as the Bureau’s Lumberman Of The Year award in 1986 and again in 1999. In Liverpool , Arnold was active in Kinsmen, K-40, Curling, Masonic Lodge, Liverpool Baptist Church, the Progressive Conservative Party and also served as Liverpool Town Councillor. Arnold took great pride in building his home and cottage and enjoyed the art of woodworking. In October 2014, Arnold and Peggy moved to Parkland Retirement Home in Truro to be near their children and appreciated the special care and attention they received. In his final days as a patient in the Palliative Care Unit at Colchester East Hants Hospital, he received exceptional and compassionate care from his doctors and nurses.
He is fondly remembered by his daughter Linda (Ross) Hall, and son Brad (Louanne) Meisner; grandchildren Craig Hall, Krista Clair, Evan Meisner, and Jessie Meisner; great grandchildren Colin, Caiden, Liam, and Kierra; sisters-in-law Mary Lou Marshall, Verna Bishop and Donna (Bud) Wefer.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Visitation will be Sunday, June 7th, 2015, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:00 p.m., both in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be Monday, June 8, 2015 at 2;00 p.m. from Liverpool United Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Steven Hopper officiating. A reception will be held in the church vestry immediately following the service. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Liverpool United Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.
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Reid and Patti Emenau
Dear Peggy and family,
We send along our sincere expression of sympathy to all of you. Arnold was a kind and friendly man to all who knew him. Keep your memories close at heart.
Reid and Patti Emenau
Dear Brad and Family,
I was sorry to hear of your father’s passing and offer my deepest sympathy to your entire family.
I had the pleasure of meeting your father at the MLB convention several times and he was certainly a gentleman and very kind man. I always found it impressive that even after so many years of retirement that he would still attend the lumber conventions. I wish you and your family the best Brad and my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Anne and Darrell Conrad
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Arnold was a very special man and will be greatly missed!!
So sorry to hear this news Brad and Linda. No matter how prepared we think we are, the loss of a parent is profound and changes our lives forever. Thoughts are with you.
Brad and all of the family members. So sorry to hear of your Father passing . . An exceptional man . May you all carry his loving memories with you.
Walter and Sherri Miller
Peggy,Brad and Linda: We were so saddened to hear of Arnold’s passing.I used to visit him often when I worked for VON Queens,of course we have known the family for a long time.He will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.Our condolences to you all at this sad time.
David &Judy Whynott
We are sorry to hear of Arnolds passing, knowing Arnold for over forty years and also working with Peggy for ten years I soon learned that Arnold was a man who could always give you good advice.A great guy who will be thought of often and missed by many.Our condolence to all of Arnolds family.
Williams Brothers (2013) Ltd.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Meisner family, on behalf of all at Williams Brothers Ltd. – Cameron Williams, Eric Williams, Joel Williams, Adam Williams
I offer my sincere condolences to the Meisner family. Arnold was an amazing man. I had many talks with him when I worked in Liverpool and I heard how hard he worked to be the successful man he became. It was always a pleasure to see Arnold & Peggy drop by our store and since I moved from Liverpool I have thought of them often. My thoughts are with the family at this very sad time.
Dear Peggy and Family:
I was so deeply saddened to hear of Arnold’s passing. He was such a wonderful man to work for when I worked in the Woodlands Department at Bowater. My sincere sympathy to all of you at this most difficult and sad time.
John and Donna Murray
Arnold’s passing is a sad event . He was a good friend and mentor and I won’t forget his influence on my life. To
Peggy, Brad and Linda and all the family, sincere condolences.
Lloyd & Barbara naugler
Dear Peggy & Family _ We are so sorry to hear of Arnold,s passing into God,s eternal care . May your memories keep Arnold forever in your heart & the love & compation of family & friend,s help you through this difficult time. God Bless .
Jan & Garnett Winchester
We are so sorry to hear of Arnold’s passing. We enjoyed many years in the Kin family and we loved being neighbours in Greenfield. Love to you all, Jan & Garnett
Peggy, Brad and Linda and family:
I am so sorry to hear of Arnold’s passing. He was a very nice man, always a pleasure to speak with. Arnold never hesitated giving his own opinion. When he and Peggy moved to Truro, there was a void in our church congregation. As I sat in the choir loft, I’d see him towering over everyone else in the church pew,sitting in his favourite place. he was so tall. God Bless you Peggy, My sincere condolences. Susan M
Bill & Sandy Journeay
Our sincere sympathy to Peggy and family at this difficult time.We remember him well back in the Mersey days.Take care and our prayers are with you. Sincerely Bill&Sandy Journeay.
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Peggy and Family:It is with great sadness to hear of Arnold’s passing.I have known Arnold for 50 years and can say the he was a great person and true gentleman.Whenever he came to our place of business he always made a point to set down and chat I also enjoyed the many years of curling with him.Condolences to all his family.
Manson & Nancy White
Peggy, Brad, Linda & Families:
Our sincere thoughts are with you during this difficult time. God Bless.
Manson & Nancy
Robert and Lorraine Quinn
To the Meisner Family: The Meisners were wonderful and welcoming neighbours. Arnold was an institution in the community, and he contributed so much of his energy to make Liverpool a better place for all of us. Our sincere condolences to Peggy and the family.
Linda – so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. Brought back fond memories of you and your family, and working at Bowater. Glad you had him in your life for so long. He was an exceptional man – may your memories of him hold you in good stead over the sad days ahead.
Sorry to hear of Arnold’s passing.
I have known Arnold all my life and I know that my father Billy Blinn, thought the world of him, as I did. Again My thoughts are with you.
Bet Dad, Stanley and Arnold will start a limber business in heaven.
Stanley & Joan Canning
We Were so saddened to hear of Arnold’s passing. He was a Wonderful man to all that knew him. Please Accept Our Deepest Condolences at this Very Sad Time. Keep his memories close in your hearts. Only time can heal the pain you are feeling today. God Bless
My sincerest condolences to Peggy and family at this very sad time. Keeping you all in my thoughts.
Charlotte (Rafuse) Pomroy, Ottawa
Sincere condolences, Peggy. You and Arnold were good friends of my parents. Thank you for coming to see my mother after my father’s death. Take care, Charlotte
Dear Peggy and Family:
I was so sorry to read in today’s paper about Arnold’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. He certainly had a successful life and will be sadly missed by all who know him. He was very kind and always had a big smile for everyone he met. Remember the good times it really does help. May God be with you in these difficult times.
Steve and Anne MacDonald
Steve and I would like to express our sincere condolences. Arnold was a sincere pleasure , and priviledge to know. It’s always too soon to loose someone we care for. May good memories, and all the love rise to meet you over time.
Phyllia & Yorke Tutty
Peggy and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Arnold’s passing. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Saddened to hear of Arnold’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing and working for Arnold over the years. He was a gentleman in every sense of the work. Condolences to his family and friends.
Dear Peggy and Family
Heart condolences to all of you. I will miss having a chat with him whenever I am home
Brad & family, I am sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. My sincere condolences to you at this sad time.
Alice and Ramsay Armitage
Dear Peggy and Family:
Our sincere condolences to you Peggy and your family. It is very sad to learn of the passing of Arnold. Among the numerous organizations in which Arnold played a role he served as a Director of the Atlantic Provinces Transportation Commission, an organization in which I was involved. I recall him saying that he enjoyed his participation and I know he was proud to contribute his knowledge to the betterment of cost effective and competitive transportation in Atlantic Canada.
Hugh& Pat Dixon
Sorry to hear of Arnold’s passing.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Heather and Basil Giffin
Sorry to hear of your loss no words can express what one feels
Gerald & Marjorie (Young) Zwicker
Dear Peggy: Sending our deepest and most sincere sympathy to you and the family in the passing of a much loved husband, father and grandfather. We know he shall be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him and loving him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Gerald & Marjorie (Young) Zwicker and all the Young family.
Peggy and family
Please accept my sincere sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Although I moved from Liverpool in 1964, I have many wonderful memories …including the “new” home you and Arnold had built on Old Falls Road..Your children were very young in those days !
Peggy, my love and deepest condolences to you and to your family.
As you celebrate Arnold’s well lived life, may you all be comforted.
Peggy, Linda and Brad,
I am so so sorry to hear of Arnolds passing. My heart breaks for you all. I will forever remember the warmth I felt on my first vist to your home. May he forever live on in your memeories and may god be by your side in your time of need.
Corina & Willis Huphman
Dear Peggy & Family…it’s with heavy heart that I write this…I got the pleasure of knowing Arnold though the PC’s and working a good many elections with him…then I had the pleasure of doing homecare at their home assisting him and Peggy…Arnold was a very kind and gentle man who had a heart of gold….he will be forever remember by all who knew him…go spread your wings and fly…may you R.I. P. …
Allan & Donna Leonard
To the Meisner Family: Our sincere condolences at this difficult time.
Dear Peggy Brad ,Linda and families. So sorry for your loss.Arnold was a wonderful man.He will be missed.
Dear Peggy,Linda and Brad and families
We are sorry to learn of Arnold’s passing. He was a kind and friendly man and welcomed us to Greenfield when we built our cabin many years ago. I always enjoyed his conversations and opinions. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Peggy, Brad, Linda & Families,
Please accept our sincere condolences on Arnold’s passing. He was always ready for a lively conversation and very sociable at any gathering. May your wonderful memories help you through the days ahead.
In Sympathy, Donna & Cam
Message to Peggy and Family –
My sister, Daryl Lindberg, phoned to let us know of Arnold’s passing June 3rd. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
It is never easy to say good-bye to a long-time friend. We are thankful for the many happy memories we have of Arnold. A visit with Arnold and Peggy at the cottage in Pleasantville was always a enjoyable visit.
Arnold was very successful in the lumber business. We found the obituary very fascinating and well written. His family was important to him.
Our genuine sympathy and love,
Art and Gerry Timm
William J. Byrne
I have just read the post and I am deeply saddened by the news.
My condolences go out to both you and the family.
Arnold was unique man whom I admired and respected very much.
Even as an employee he always treated me as a member of his family.
It is a great loss to everyone whose paths he crossed as he was an inspiration to everyone he knew.
He will be always remembered by me and he will be greatly missed
Dear Peggy, Brad and all the family. Please accept my sincere sympathy to you all at this sad time. I have so much admiration and respect for Arnold. He was a gentleman and a very hard worker. He adored his family and was his pride. I enjoyed the short time I worked for Arnold and he was a very respectful boss. Please take this time to reflect over the happy times you have spent together and stay strong during the sad days ahead.
Maxine and Jim Quinton-Clark
A loving husband, father, and grandfather…what a wonderful legacy.
Pat and Coleen (Clancy) Ryan
Peggy, Brad, Linda & families,
We want to add our voices to the long list of tributes to Arnold’s life. He always seemed such a kind man. May you be surrounded by family and friends as you celebrate his life.
Pat and Coleen
Dear Peggy and Family.
We are so sorry to hear of Arnold’s passing. He was a great man.
Sincerely, Nelson and Liz Boland.
Pat Hansen and Family
Dear Peggy, Brad, Linda and families.
I was so sorry to read in the paper of Arnold’s passing. We have many fond memories of all the good times together. Sincere sympathy and our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Sincerely, Pat .
Mark & Terry Hawkes
Brad & Family, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s Passing. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Dear Peggy and family my sincere condolences.
Truly sorry to hear of this sad news Laurie and I send our love and prayers to you Peggy and the family
Barry and Janice Rofihe
Peg and family ,sorry for your loss,he was one great guy. Barry
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Brad.
My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Rob (Bob) & Heather LeMoine
To Brad and Family:
We wish to express our condolences on the passing of your father Arnold. There are fond memories both in business and socially. Will be thinking of you all today. Rob and Heather
David and Linda Veinot
Peggy and Family; We were so saddened to hear of Arnold’s passing. Arnold was a very significant influence in my life and provided me with the opportunity to enjoy a satisfying career. I will always remember and be grateful for the things he taught me and the good times we had at the Oakhill Sawmill. Please know that our thoughts are with you and take heart in knowing that Arnold served a great purpose in life.
David and Linda Veinot
I want to extend my sincere condolences to the family of Charles Meisner. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Dear Brad, Peggy, Linda and your families.
On behalf of the entire Maritime Lumber Bureau organization I would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of dear Arnold. His strengths and leadership abilities combined with his passion for his family, his work and all the collective voices that he dedicated his life to result in extreme compassion for everything and everyone came into contact with. He will be always remembered and missed. I would like to add my personal sympathies as we have developed a lasting friendship over the years. We didn’t always agree, but we always respected one another’s view points. He has left a lasting legacy to the MLB Organization and to all that knew him in business or in the community. Please accept our sincere sympathies.
Diana and Fred Blenkhorn
Bob and Brenda Lohnes
Peggy and Family: Our sincere condolences on the passing of Arnold. He was always so friendly and smiling. May your memories keep him close.
Karen & Wendell Whynott
Dear Peggy, Linda & Brad & families,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. May you be comforted by the love and support of others. Our family has wonderful memories of time spent with the Meisner family. Arnold was a huge presence of kindness, laughter and interesting stories. His presence will be missed by all who knew him.
Love, Karen & Wendell
Carolyn & George Parnell
Sending our sympathy to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Dear Peggy, Brad, Linda and Family
My sincerest condolences on the passing of Arnold.
Arnold was a fine man and I always enjoyed speaking with him when he dropped in our store in Bridgewater, he will be missed. Treasure your memories
To Brad, Louanne, Evan and Jessie,
Our condolences with the passing of your father and grandfather.
Harry and Christine Hogeboom.
Peggy & family. Thinking of you at this very difficult time.
Dear Peggy & Brad and family, So sorry to hear of Arnold’s passing. He truly left his mark on the world. It was a pleasure working with him over the years and listen to him speak with love for his family.
I regret being unable to attend the service on Sunday, especially since Arnold was a friend and colleague in work, Kinsmen and church boards and committees. Our collaborations in Kinsmen shows will be remembered by many. Another picture I have is of Arnold rising to his feet and towering over many, including me, and when he spoke, people listened. He spoke clearly and always with confidence and clarity. Arnold became successful through persistence and hard work, setting an example for others to follow. Sincere condolences to Peggy, Linda, Brad and families.
Dear Peggy and family, so sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. my thoughts and prayers are with.
Eric and jean Williams
Dear Brad and Family. Please accept our sincere sympathy on your father’s passing. It was a pleasure to have known him. Most sincerely, Eric and Jean
I extend sincere sympathy to Peggy and her family on the death of her husband, Arnold. During several years that I was manager of the Atlantic Provinces Transportation Commission, Arnold was one of my Director. I valued his advice and input to the transportation issues before the Commission. My wife, Margaret, and I recall the very pleasant afternoon we spent with Peggy and Arnold at their cottage when we were at Kedgie more than twenty years ago. May many happy memories help sustain and support you in this time of loss. Sincerely. Craig Dickson
I send my sincere sympathy on Arnold’s passing. I have many memories of the times Bob and I spent together with you both. God bless you all.
Hiram and Ruth Carver
Dear Mrs.Meisner and Family,
We noted in the Herald the passing of Arnold. I have known him for many years.
I have never met him socially or in the Lodge when the conversation was not friendly and there was not a big smile. I remember meeting both of you in the Mall at Bridgewater at the time when a new Sheriff was being appointed in Queen’s County. We chatted about the appointment. Then as both of you walked off he said with a big smile. “Do you think”. I said “I do”. The appointment was made.
I was extremely pleased. I counted him as a good friend. I will miss the friendly chats.
You will miss him but you have many, many precious memories to help you move forward with your family.
You need not walk alone. You have many friends and family to walk with you. God go with you.
Hiram and Ruth
Remembering Arnold with kind thoughts. Thinking of your family and you at this sad time.
Faron & Lisa Meisner
Dear Peggy, Brad, Linda & family
We were so sorry to hear of Arnold’s passing . Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time as we know how much he will be missed. Carmon and Ruth always enjoyed Arnold and Peggy’s visits and spoke often of them. Take comfort in all the wonderful memories that you have in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathies.
Faron, Lisa, Lynsey & Lauren
Louis R Comeau
Peggy and Brad
As you know I enjoyed Arnold very much. I have just learned of his passing. He was a good man and great to do business with. Have not seen him for a long time, a shame really. Thinking of you.
To the Meisner Family..sorry to hear of Arnold’s passing, my condolences to you! He left a lasting impression on me as I’m sure he did with everyone!
I saw Arnold’s Passing in the paper and many things came to my mind.Peggy Wayne and i thought so much of you two and now Wayne is gone and now Arnold but we have great memories .My thoughts and prayers go out to all your Families.God Bless Jeannette Lewis
Sheila & Dave Manthorne
Dear Peggy, Linda & Brad: We were so sorry to hear about Arnold’s passing. He was a good friend to both my Mom and Dad as well as Dave’s. He will be greatly missed by your family and his many friends. He lived a wonderful life. May all your wonderful memories of him bring you comfort.
Sheila and Dave Manthorne