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RAWDING – Herman V., 98, of Liverpool, Queens County, passed away peacefully with his children by his side in Queens General Hospital on Monday, April 25, 2022 after a life well lived.
Herman was born in Pretty Mary Lake, Queens County, the son of the late Sheldon and Grace (Smith) Rawding.
Herman joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1941 as part of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and proudly served his country during World War II from 1941- 1945 as a member of the Saskatoon Light Infantry. He returned home to Nova Scotia as a decorated soldier where he met his wife, Georgina. They married on October 14, 1948 and settled in Liverpool to raise their family.
Herman was proud to start work at the Bowater Mersey Paper Company in Brooklyn, NS in 1950. He retired as foreman of the Groundwood Department in 1986 which allowed time for he and Georgina to explore the world in one of their many R.V.’s, bus tours and cruise ships.
Herman participated in local activities that included bowling, broomball and curling. He served as president of the Liverpool Lions Club, and the Queens Arena Association and was a member of the Zion United Church in Liverpool.
Herman was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He was known as a generous, spirited soul. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends at his cabin on Cameron Lake. Herman enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, traveling, curling and was an avid sports fan. Herman will be greatly missed by his family and friends and will always be remembered in their hearts.
Herman is survived by his daughters Lynn (John) Curphey of South Brookfield, Dawne Rawding (Shelley Nagle) of Halifax and his son Gary (Joyce Bowers) of Pentz. Grandchildren Stephanie (Jason) Kerr, Candace Curphey (Ryan Gall) and Ragan (Steve) Callahan and eight great grandchildren. His sisters Arlene McBride of Kempt, Jeanette Oickle of Dartmouth, Velda (Ronald) Forrest of Kempt. His brother Eldon (Suzanne) of Sherbrooke.
Besides his parents, Herman was predeceased by his wife Georgina who was his soul mate for 73 years, his sisters Marie Kempton and Shirley Dowling and his brothers Kendall, Glen and Leon.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS. A memorial service for Herman and Georgina will be held Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Burial will be in Zion United Cemetery, Payzant Street, Liverpool. No flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com. Masks are strongly encouraged when attending this service in person. Live streaming will be available on the day of the service at service time.
The Rawding family would like to once again extend our sincere gratitude to all the staff at Queens Manor and the medical team at Queens General Hospital for the wonderful care our father received.
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To The Rawding Family: I am so sorry for your loss. At 98 years young he lived a fully life . He used to go to Queens Place to walk and quite a few of us would get together either before or after walking to sit and have a coffee and chit chat. This was before covid hit. Treasure all the good memories as they are yours to keep. My Sincere Condolences to you all.
So sorry for your loss..It’s been a pleasure to look after Herman. Will be missed at Queens Manor.
Allan & Beth LaRocque
To The Family.
We are very sorry to hear of Mr. Rawding passing. He was a great person and made us laugh often. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Gary and family
I was deeply saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Dave & Jocelyn
Dear Gary & Joyce:
Sending you heartfelt condolences & much love ❤️
Dave, Jocelyn, David & Candace
Gary & Family:
Sorry for your Loss. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Gordon & Andrea Veinot
So sorry to hear of the loss of Herman.Please accept our sincere condolences.May your wonderful memories give you comfort at this sad time.♥️
Doug and Pat Lohnes
Dear Lynn, Dawne and Gary and families:
We are sorry to learn of Herman’s passing but He and Georgina are together once again.
We became friends during our years in the Lions club and found Herman always friendly and willing to help in anyway he could. He was always encouraging to the younger members. . So sorry for your loss.
Our sincere condolences.
Bill and Leora Cavanagh
Gary we are so sorry to read the passing of your Dad . Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time
Lana and Paul Bowers
So sorry for your loss…..Sure going to miss this guy at the manor….he had such a great sense of humour.
Condolences to the family
Lynn and family
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father.
Chris and Buzz Vey
Lynn and family
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father.
Chris and Buzz Vey
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Gary, Lynne, Dawne and families, we are very sorry for your loss. He was a great friend to many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Wanda Seldon and family
Thinking of you all with a heavy heart. Hold on to the precious memories, they help you find that one smile when the tears want to fall hugs to all ❤️
Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth
Lynn, Dwayne & Gary … so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
Judi & Ken Minard
Our sincere condolences to Herman’s family. We always enjoyed our chats with Herman. A grand gentleman.
Doug & Dot
Sorry for your loss. We worked on the same shift for years. Lots of good memories and a few pretty good stories as well.
You are all in our thoughts enjoy all your good memories knowing your mom and dad had a life well lived
Kim Lohnes CCA RQHS
Sending my deepest condolences to the Rawding family. Herman and Georgina were the sweetest couple. I always enjoyed my visits with them.
Keith and Carolann Harvey & family
Dear Lynn, Gary & Dawne – We are very sad to hear this news of our dear friend and neighbor. Herm was a wonderful man and always so friendly. He is will be remembered always and sincerely missed. Our deepest condolences and thoughts with you all at this sad time.
Love Keith and Carolann.
Dawne, so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. It must be even harder with the recent loss of your mom. My condolences to you, your siblings and your families.
Gary and family: My sincere condolences on the passing of your dad.
Rest peacefully now dear souls. Thank you for the time you gave us and the imprints you left on our hearts.
Gary and all the family
Losing one is hard enough, but to lose both so close, I just can’t imagine. My thoughts are with you all.
Ray & Evey Wolfe
Sorry to hear about Herman. Worked with him at Bowaters. Please accept our condolences
Gary , Lynn, and Dawn. Your mom and dad are together again.They certainly lived a wonderful life, and you had them for so long. You will miss them all the same, always loved meeting your dad. Always made me laugh, and his happiness was infectious . Take care of each other.
Sincerely, Lin Lucier
To Herman’s Family, so sorry for your loss, I worked at their house at one time … lovely couple !
Dawne, my thoughts are with you as I recall you lost your Mom also a few weeks ago.
The Lions club put on a dance for kids in grades 5 and 6 around 1975 or so- I still remember going with Jane Thies to it- I bet your Dad was involved in organizing that. The Lions Club also put on a public speaking contest that I was involved with, and I bet your Dad was involved with that, so I owe him some belated thanks.
Dawne, it sounds like you were lucky to have great parents- your Dad seemed to have lived a great life.
Robert and Marjorie MacGowan
Gary and Family, Sorry to hear of Herms passing. Sending our condolences.
Butch and Loretta Cook
Dear Dawn and family – very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We use to walk with our wheelers around the track at the Emera Centre. He was always so pleasant and funny – great company. It isn’t easy but I’m sure Herman wasn’t happy without the love of his life. Loretta Cook
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Rhonda and David
Gary so sorry to hear about your Dad.
Janice and Les
To Lynn, Gary and Dawn our thoughts have been with you since we heard about the passing of Herman so shortly after you had to say goodbye to your mom. This is never easy and I would like you to know that they will always be remembered. Herman was a great big brother and I remember the last few years of dad‘s life I think they talked weekly. I remember how much dad treasured those conversations. I have found that they are not no longer here with us in one way but also that they are never far away. We all have so many wonderful memories. Nothing can take those away. Hugs to all of you and your families during this difficult time.
Love from Janice and Les♥️♥️♥️
Don & Pat Canning- 'Selig
So sorry to hear of Hermans passing, condolences to the family
Robert & Sally Fader
To the Rawding family:
Sincere condolences on the loss of Herman. A great guy and always so friendly.
Garth and Sherri Macbride
We were saddened to hear of Hermans passing.He always had a broad smile and it was obvious that he adored his wife,family and life itself.May he rest in peace.
Shirley, Sally & Brenda
Condolences to Lynn, Gary & Dawne. Uncle Herman was a sweetheart just like Aunt Georgina and we will miss them both. We are thankful for his service. Love from Shirley, Sally & Brenda
So sorry to hear that Herm passed away.
Sincere sympathy to Lynn , Gary and Dawn .
May Your Mom and Dad RIP .
They were a lovely couple . Treasure the memories .
Donna (Minard) Hartling
To Herman’s Family, I was saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing, and especially so soon after your Mom. Herman was a great family friend and always kind and friendly with everyone. I always enjoyed talking to him. Please accept my sincere condolences and hope your special memories will help you through this difficult time. Donna
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
Sending sincere condolences to the family, take care❤️
Valerie & Roger Wilcox
To the Rawding family,
We were so saddened to learn of Herman’s passing. Liverpool has lost another remarkable
citizen! He will be greatly missed by “ all “ who knew him! Your mum and dad are now together ,no doubt exchanging some laughter! Please accept our sincere sympathy.
To the Rawding Family:
I was so very sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing especially having lost your mother just a few weeks ago. They were a great couple and always the life of any party. They are together again and I am sure they are enjoying a good laugh. Try to remember the good times, it really does help and may God go with you as you move forward. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Joanne and Kevin Colp
Gary and family
Kevin and I are sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Know that we are thinking of you
Gary and Family Sorry for your loss
Mervin Bernadette Hartlen
So sorry to hear of Herman’s passing We met your Mom and Dad in the Lion’s club they were great people. Always so nice and willing to help out in the community. They are now together again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Willard and Peggy Woodworth
To all of Herman’s family,
Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Nina & Doug
Gary & family, we were very sorry to see that your Dad has passed away. Sincere condolences.
I was very fortunate to grow up with both Herman and Georgina as my neighbours…. It saddens me to hear that both have passed. Their passion for life was admired by us all. At times like this I think back to those childhood times with fond memories, thanks to them
Philip& Holly Smith
Gary and family,
Philip and I were saddened to read of your Dad’s passing..so difficult for you all, but perhaps they just wanted to be together again.
Your father was a really nice man; always so very pleasant and interested in his community. He and your Mom were good folks who raised a good family. Wishing you all peace in the days ahead.
Holly and Philip
Herman was a lovely person, please accept my sympathy
Lynn, Gary, Dawn and families; So sorry to hear of your Dad’s and your Mom’s passing in such short succession. You were so luck to have them so long. Making it into one’s 90’s is indeed a feat and to 98 really remarkable. Liverpool will miss them both. They made a difference. All the best to you all and have a wonderful celebration of their lives in June.
Paul & MaryLou Smith
Gary, Dawne and your families,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad and also recent loss of your Mom. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and we are sorry for your loss. May the many wonderful memories ease the grief you feel. May the blessings be.