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R. Michael Rochford

R. Michael Rochford

Michael passed away, on June 21st, at home, in Hunts Point, Nova Scotia.

Born in Montreal, to the late Francis Michael Rochford and Bertha Niven.

He is survived by his loving wife “P.A.”, his two sons, Tyler (Nancy) & Ryan (Ioana), his four grandchildren, Gabrielle & Romy, and Alexandra & Matteo, his sister Lois Rodger, his many nieces and nephews, along with dear friends.

Michael was a kind and compassionate soul, a true gentleman, as well as, a gentle man, who was devoted to his family and loved ones.

Michael had boundless energy and vitality, along with his continuous amazement of the world’s smallest of wonders which reflected in his deep love of life. He loved books, sports, nature, and to travel the world, of which, he always considered himself so fortunate to see much of. He loved to learn, and considered himself, a lifelong learner. He had the curiosity and inquisitiveness of a youngster. Michael would say he lived a full life, with much passion. He was forever grateful for all the blessings he had in his life, and never took any of them for granted.

Michael had a very rewarding career at BMO Nesbitt Burns, that spanned over 51 years, of which, he was, so very proud.

He was also past President and long-time member of the Royal Montreal Curling Club.

We would like to express our gratitude to the entire Palliative Care Team. Special thanks to Nurse Natalie Brooks and Dr. Jamie MacKinnon, for their exceptional care and compassion, during this difficult time.

Thanks also goes to Queens County Transit and the VON.

If desired, donations may be made to Queens County or Queens General Hospital

A celebration of Michael’s life will take place, Saturday, September 3rd, from 2pm-4pm at The Quarterdeck Resort, ‘Ocean Room’, 7499 Lighthouse Rte # 3, Summerville Centre, NS B0T 1T0.

Please wear something colourful!

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal”.


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