THISTLE – H. Sinclair, 86, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital on December 31, 2013.
Born in Milton, Queens County, he was a son of the late Albert and Florence (Townsend) Thistle.
Clair served with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps enlisting in 1953, serving in the Korean Conflict from 1955 to 1956 and was honorably discharged in 1976. He was a steward for Mersey Lodge, a chauffeur, worked on the silver culture crew and did fire patrols on the weekends for Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited retiring in 1990. He will be fondly remembered for his “crazy” sense of humor, his love of the Blue Jays, even when they were losing, sitting out front getting “some sun” and will be missed by his extended family at Transcotia in Brooklyn.
He is survived by his wife Florence (Weagle); his daughters Sandra (Bruce) Knapton, Tracy (Kevin) Samuels, his sons Gary (Susan), Patrick, Tim (Barb), his grandchildren Cindy (Dr. Rick) Balys, Shelley (Shawn) Gilligan, Braden Samuels, Bryce Samuels, Cory (Amy) Thistle, Craig (Andrea) Thistle, Jennifer ( Scott ) Colbert, Joanne Thistle (Allan Lewis), Darren West, great grandchildren Talor, Jacob, Brooklyn, Chelsey, Devin, Emma, Kayla, Brandon and Lucas. Half sister Gloria (David) Thorne.
Clair was predeceased by his sisters Rachel Balcom and Florence Anthony, his brothers Alec, Ronald, John, half brother Donny and his great grand daughter Chloe.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A private graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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I am very sorry about Clair he will be missed.
Aunt Flo you are in my thoughts and prayers.Even though I didn’t’ get to see you and uncle Claire very often you are never far from my thoughts and memories. I will miss him and his one of a kind personalities . love you
Aunt Florence and Family:
I am sorry to hear about Uncle Clair’s passing. He was one of my favourite uncles. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Love to you all.
Walter and Sherri Miller
Tracy and family:
We are sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing,our condolences to the family
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
To the family:Very sorry to hear of Clair’s passing.We extend our sincere condolence to all his family.
Viv Croft (Whynot)
Tracy sorry to hear about your dads passing.
Lannie and Judy Francis
To the Thistle family, thinking of you in your loss. Keep the memories close to help you through this sad time.
so sorry to hear of your loss , thinking of you all,
may all the good memories comfort you at this time
Arthur and Cathy Anthony
Sorry to hear of Clair’s passing. We had a lot of laughs together.
Sorry to hear about Clair.
Lloyd & Barbara Naugler
We were saddened to hear of your Dad,s passing.He was a wonderful man & will be greatly missed. Our Condolences. Barb & Lloyd .
To Tracy and family just to let you all know that you are in my thoughts at this sad time/ So very sorry to hear the sad news but remember the good times you have spent together.
Geraldine, Harry Cunningham
Dear Florence and family,
So sorry to hear about Clair our thought’s
and prayers are with you.
Shirley,Paul Neals and Dori
Florence, Tracy,Patrick and Cory and all other members of Clair’s family.
We offer our condolences to you all on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. God bless you all at this most difficult time!
so sorry to hear of Clair’s passing; may god be with you in this time of sorrow;
Tracy and family,so sorry to hear of your Dads passing,Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Tracy, thinking of you at this sad time. Take care.
dear Florence and family
so sorry for your loss.Clair will be missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Donna and Kenneth Hatt
all our thoughts and prayers are with you Tracey and Kevin and to all the family take care
Gary, Tracy and families. I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know that you are in my prayers at this very difficult time.
Brian & Pam Foley
Tracy & family, we are so sorry for your loss…our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Florence and family iam so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you during this difficult time
Michael & Sandra Comeau
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
“Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow”
— Author unknown
Our deepest sympathy.
Dear Aunt Florence and Family
so sorry to hear of Uncle Clair’s passing. His funny ,witty ,crazy character will be missed by all that knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you go through this difficult time.
love always …Anna xo
Manson & Nancy White
Tracy, Kevin & families: We are sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless.
Manson & Nancy
Pam and Wayne Westhaver
So sorry to hear about Clair, our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Gary and family,
Very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Keep the happy memories close, during this difficult time.
You are in my thoughts prayers. All the family. Love you all as one of my own.
Robert and Sally Fader
Florence and family:
Very sorry to read of Clair’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Bonnie and David and Sarah McDonald
So sorry to hear of the passing of uncle Clair we will miss him dearly. I (Bonnie) have many great memories of him. our thoughts and prayers go to your family. Love Bonnie and family.
Curtis & Linda Maillett
We send our heartfelt thoughts to the Thistle family. We send our prayers to you Tracy and to all your family. He was a very friendly and quick witty gentleman. He will be missed by all that had the pleasure to know him. RIP Clair
Mike and Sandy Roy
So sorry for your lose Gary,only time heals.Take care ,…Mike and Sandy
Thinking of the ” Thistle” family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Faith DEon ,John Keating
Florence and family, John and i offer our sincere condolances to you and family, so sorry to hear about Clair’s passing.
Ted and Sherri Roy
Dear Tracy and family, We are so sorry to hear about your Dad,
I [Sherri] want to tell you about when I worked at Sobey`s. Clair would always come to the meat dept. and wait until I came out and the he would complain about the meat and say how much better it was at superstore. I would always look at my watch and say I`m on break at 10:15 [or whatever], and I`ll drive you up there if you want! We played this game for many years. One time, I had a new boss that heard this and I almost got in trouble! He got a good laugh over that! He was such a nice person and full of fun. He will always be remembered. Thinking of you all, Sherri and Ted ox
Kevin Whynot & Joanne Dagley
Florence and Family , So sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.He will surely be missed ! RIP Clair. LOL…
Tracy and family.
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry to hear of Clair’s passing. Him and his sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Mike and Sylvia Langille
Dear Florence,Tracy,Pat,Gary & families,
We were shocked and saddened to hear about Claire! Mike has many fond memories of Claire and the family from years ago! Take care and God bless you all. You are in our thoughts!
Tracy and mom and family
Words cannot express how sad it was to hear about your dad….I enjoyed so many times serving him and your mom at the restaurant. We always had a laugh.My heart goes out to all of you.. hugs to your mom…
Doug and Tracey ,Joel and Madison Bowers
Tracy, Kevin and Family very sorry for your loss thinking of you all at this time of sorrow another angel to watch over you all lots of love .
Love the Bowers Family xoxo
Florence, Tracy, Pat, Gary, Sandra & families….I was saddened to hear of Clair’s passing. May you find peace, comfort and strength in all those who surround you during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Clair.
Dennis & Gail Lavender
We are very sorry to hear of your loss and will miss the fun he always made at the transcotia no one can take the place he will leave but we will always have the memories . Our hearts go out to Florence and family . Dennis & Gail Lavender
Flo and Family,
Sorry for your loss. Clair is now an Angel from Heaven watching over you. I will miss him so very much. His smile, his laughters…our conversations.
Dear Cory, I was sorry to hear about your grandfather, It’s never a good time to lose a loved one, but especially hard at this time of the year. Please extend my sympathy to your family as well. Ann Bellefontaine
I am deeply saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. Condolences and peace to you and your family.
David Whynott Mersey Point
I am sorry to hear of clairs passing and extend my condolences to the family at this sad time.
To Florence and Family: Sorry to hear of Clair,s passing and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Karen (Weagle) George
Dearest Aunt Florence, Gary, Pat, Sandy, Tim, Tracy and Families, It is with a heavy heart that I send my sincere condolences on the passing of Uncle Clair. He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have known and loved him. I will certainly miss seeing he and Aunt Florence drive slowly by the old homestead on Brunswick St. checking to make sure I was doing alright after returning home and daddy had passed. I’ll actually miss being called badness or stinky or smelly and never could I count the number of times he greeted me with nothing more than silly face.. and we all know he had many. He was a good man and he loved his family dearly.. Keep your memories close. Hugs and kisses to you all ..now and always. Rest in Peace Uncle. Karen xo
I wish I could be there with you’s, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. He always made me smile he was a wonderful man God Blessed by letting us have him in our family and hearts he will be missed. Rest in Gods Arms Uncle Clair
Duncan & Goretti Mac Isaac
Dear Tracy, Kevin & Family,
We were saddened to read Sinclair’s obituary. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Going to miss Uncle Clair. He was always the highlight of our Nova Scotia trips. Always a good laugh and usually at your own expense. I’m so glad my wife, Anita, and my son Ryan got to meet him. It probably explains to them where I sometimes get my quirky behaviour. My condolences to you Aunt Florence. You have a great family near to you to help you through these difficult times. My condolences to the balance of the family, my cousins. Your all in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Jo and Bernie Rumbolt
Thinking of you and your family during this sad time. Our sincere condolences….
Kathy and Bernie
Florence and Family,
Sorry to hear of Claire’s passing. Sending my condolences to you.
roy & margaret wentzell
Florence & family sorry to hear about Clair will miss his stories xo
Billie Wamboldt ( Merideth) & Our Family
We were so sorry to hear of Uncle Clair’s passing. Florence and family you are in our thoughts and prayers.
ellen and jack macleod
What can I say about one so full of life and laughter but that he will be missed. Condolences to the family. Ellen and Jack……
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Ronald & Sharon (Murray ) Verge
Florence and Family , So sorry to hear about Clair,s passing, we extend our sincere sympathy .You will all be in our thoughts and Prayers.
Sharon & Ronald
Florence, Gary and Family, So sorry to hear of Claire`s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
Ronald & Sharon ( Murray) Verge
Florence and Family, we were very sorry to hear of Clair,s passing.,
our sincere condolences to you and all the family.
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Sharon & Ronald
Donna & Richard Bollivar
To all the family….We are so sorry to hear of your loss…Take comfort in knowing he is in a place now with no pain…Thinking of you all….
Bruce & Edith Dauphinee
Florence and family…sorry to hear of Clair’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
I am very sorry for your loss. I remember Clair. He was a close friend of my brother Max
Tracy and family,
Sending all of my love, thoughts, prayers and hugs to you all. Keep your memories close and watch for those signs. Love you.
Valerie, Doug& Family
Angela Morton Roy
Dear Tracey, Gary and families.
Sorry to hear of your loss. Sad news indeed. Sending hugs and prayers from Alberta.
Thinking of you
Angela and Jeff
Sory to here about your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you
Gary and Paula thorburne
Doug & Pat Lohnes
To the Thistle Family Sorry to hear of Clair’s passing please accept our sincere condolences. Doug & Pat Lohnes
Tracy & family… Please except my condolences. My thoughts , prayers and love is with you all At this time xo
We were all shocked and deeply saddened by Clair’s passing. He was so concerned about what he was going to eat for four days while I was closed. We miss his humor and will always miss his “ENJOY”. only Clair could say it right. Please take care.
Florence and family, so sorry to hear of Clair’s passing.My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Bridget & Brian Dorey
Florence and family, so sorry to hear of Clair’s passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Treasure the memories.
Florence and family, so sorry to hear of Clair’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
I was so sorry to hear about Clair’s passing. We always seemed to be bumping into each other at differnt restaurants. My condolences to his family
Becky Long (Jollimore)
Pat So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.