WILES – Albert Vaughan, 88, of Liverpool, Queens County passed away suddenly in the QE II Health Science Centre, Halifax on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Neil and Hilda (Vaughan) Wiles.
Bert started his working career as a draftsman then attended Normal College in Truro to become a teacher. He moved to Liverpool in 1948 where he taught math and music until 1957, when he went to work with Bowater Mersey Paper Company, Brooklyn. He worked the finishing floor, but soon moved to the sales department and later became traffic manager. At his retirement, Bert was Vice-President of Canadian Sales for Bowater North America. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was involved in his community serving as a cadet leader and a band leader as well as serving as chairman for the Queens General Hospital Foundation and the Health Board. His love of music was prominent as he played in many local dance bands, The Mersey Band, sang in church choirs and the Queens Chorale.
He is survived by his wife Myra (Norman); his son John (Stephanie) of Liverpool, his grandchildren Ashleigh and Justin; great grandchildren Julian and Achilles; his sisters Carolyn (David) Duff of Burlington, ON; Laura (Eric) Lane of North York, ON; his brother Donald (Elsabeth) of Carleton Place, ON and many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A funeral memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool Reverend Sheila Redden-Smith officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later time in Zion United Cemetery, College Street, Liverpool. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Kevin and Debbie Page
Myra, John and Family, Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kevin and Debbie
Donna and Bucky Norman
Myra and Family:
Thinking of you and the family during this sad and difficult time. May all your memories help you through this difficult time and keep Bert in your hearts forever.
Dear Myra and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers as you travel this difficult road. May your memories of happier days help you get over the bumps in the road and I pray God will bless you.
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Myra,John and Family:Sorry to hear of Bert’s passing.Sincere condolences to all his family.
Brian & Pam Foley
Myra, we are so sorry to hear of Bert’s passing. Such a wonderful, soft-spoken man, with a quiet sense of humor…he will be missed.
Chris and Bev Amirault
Myra , John and Family , sincere condolences on the passing of Bert,thinking of you at this difficult time
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
To The Family,
Sending our most sincere condolences to the family .
Gaven & Carla Whynot
Myra, John & Family
So sorry to read about Bert’s passing. We will miss seeing him on Friday nights at the Country Kitchen. . Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Sincere condolences to the family.
Gaven & Carla
Very sorry to hear about Mr. Wile’s passing .He was a great teacher and i usually was able to see him when i came home Our prayers are with myra and the family
Myra, John, Steffanie and family,
I’m sorry to hear of Berts passing. Although I only knew him for a short time I really enjoyed his sense of humour at the Friday night suppers.
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Betty-Jean & Beverley Colp
To Mr. Wiles’ family we send our deepest sympathy on your loss. A fine gentleman who will be missed by many.
Allan & Beth LaRocque
To Myra and family we were very sadden on hearing of Bert’s passing.He will be missed at our Thrusday morning coffee time at Queens Place.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
Robert & Linda Trainor
Dear John & family,
So sorry to hear of your DAD’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & the family. Take Care & GOD Bless!
Robert & Linda
Robert and Lorraine Quinn
Lorraine and I were deeply saddened to hear this news. Bert was, without question, the best math teacher I ever had. We both extend our sincere condolences to his family.
Anne and Kurt Sarty
Myra and family,
We were very saddened to hear that Bert had passed. I enjoyed my years in the choir with Bert, hearing his wonderful perfect pitch behind me, keeping me in tune. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Anne and Kurt
Dear Myra and Family:
I was so sorry to return home from my hip surgery to hear about Bert. I know he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He has been greatly missed by the choir members at Zion. I will always remember his wonderful humour and broad smile. He was a wonderful musician and gave so much to the whole community. May God be with you and comfort you at this most difficult time.
Liz and Nelson Boland
So sorry to hear of Bert’s passing. He was a wonderful and caring man. Sincere condolences to you and family.
Shirley & Paul Shot
To Bert’s loving family: It is with a heavy heart that I write these words…Bert was a very kind hearted man, and had a smile that would light up a room…he had a gentle way about him…he was very laid back and complained about nothing…we will miss him dearly at Zion, may you R.I.P. my friend…spread your Wings and go Fly High with the Angels…
“Just Remember” when someone you Love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure…
Shirley & Paul
Helen Pickrem (formally Prov. Hearing)
To Myra and family – I was so sorry to read of Bert’s passing. He was always happy and always the gentleman. Remember the good times and the love you shared and know he will always be with you. Love and keep each other strong.
Dear Myra, John and family:
I was so sorry to learn of Bert’s passing. He was a lovely man and will surely be missed in Liverpool. I am in BC and cannot attend the service but my thoughts are with you all; find comfort in your memories…..Beryl
Dear Myra, John and family,
We are indeed saddened to hear of Bert’s passing. Always grounded and even tempered he added value to every endeavor. One of Queen’s solid citizens he contributed tirelessly to making our community a better place. We will miss and remember his smile and bass voice in Zion’s choir. Find peace and comfort in the many gentle memories of your husband and father.
Carolyn & George Parnell
Sending our sincere sympathy to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Phyllis & Yorke Tutty
My dearest Myra and family, we are so sorry to hear of Bert’s passing. He was an interesting
man and lived a full life. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Phyllis & Yorke
Robert & Sally Fader
Dear Myra, John & family:
So very sorry to hear of Bert’s passing. He was such a nice, quiet man and I always enjoyed hearing him sing behind me in the Church choir. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Robert, Marjorie MacGowan
We were sad to hear of Bert’s passing. Bert was very involved in the community and I enjoyed working with him on the hospital and church boards. He always had great foresight and great leadership. Myra and family, out sincere condolences. He will be missed.
I am sorry to learn of Bert’s death. It’s been a long time since he, Myra and the old newspaper gang got to laugh ourselves to sleep. Bert always had a great smile. He had a fantastic sense of humour and the absurd. He was a gentleman and a gentle man. I am glad to have known him and sorry for your loss and pain at this time.
Hugs to all,
To Bert’s Family: My sincere condolences to Bert’s family. I worked with him many years ago in the Sales and Traffic Department at Bowaters. He was always very kind and helpful. We always stopped for a chat when I would meet him on the street in Liverpool. May your memories keep him close to all of you.
To Myra, John and family.
Saddened to read of Bert’s death. He will always be remembered by me as being fair, honest and a great boss. My thoughts are with you.
Philip and Holly Smith
We were saddened to read of Bert’s passing. He was a good man; always so kind and pleasant, so helpful and interested in the community. Thinking of you all as you journey through this sad time.
Kerry and Irma Oickle
John, sorry to hear about your father. I’m sure you have many great memories about him.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Kerry and Irma Oickle
Laurie & Anne Martin
So sorry to hear of Berts passing. Our thoughts are with you all.
Peter and Karen Duff and family
Aunt Myra, John, Stephanie and family…
We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Bert…I have wonderful memories of dinners at the Quarterdeck when we visited Nova Scotia as well as his gentle laugh…which happened often. He will be missed…
Our thoughts are with you…
Peter and Karen Duff
Ruth Anne Zwicker
Myra, John and family…
So sorry to hear of Bert’s passing. He was such a wonderful man and will be missed. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Take care.
Myra, John and Family,
Very sorry to hear of Bert’s passing. He was a great neighbor and always had a cheery smile. Thinking of you both,
My fond memory of Bert goes back to him as my math teacher.
He was tough with me but fair. I learned more than math from him.
When Involved with band as well he continued to receive respect.
He will be missed and my condolences to the family.
Anne Richards Cyros
I’m sorry to hear of the passing of one of my favorite teachers. I can still hear him saying “It’s not a hunertan, it’s one hundred and!” My condolences to his family.