Garnet Cranswick McDade

Male 1923 - 2006  (83 years)


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  • Name Garnet Cranswick McDade 
    Born 20 Jan 1923  Parrsboro, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jan 2006  Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Garnet was the third of seven sons of the late Ernest Cranswick and Grace (Getson) McDade. Born in Parrsboro, he attended school there and later graduated from Moncton Business College. In his late teens, Garnet worked for a brief period at the Royal Bank of Canada in Parrsboro. In June 1943, Garnet joined Minas Basin Pulp and Power Company Limited of Hantsport, where he worked for 50 years, permanently retiring in June 1993. Starting as timekeeper, Garnet worked in various divisions of Minas Basin Pulp and Power, eventually becoming Vice-president, President and Chairman of the Board. In public life, Garnet served four years as a member of the Hantsport Town Council. In 1977, he became mayor of Hantsport, a position he held for nine years. He served as secretary-treasurer of the Hantsport Fire Department from 1943 to 1968. He remained an avid supporter of the HFD throughout his life.
      Garnet also served as President of the Hantsport and Area Historical Society. His business career included membership in the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, serving two years as Chairman of the Paperboard section of that organization. Provincially, he served on the Board of Industrial Estates; was a member of the Nova Scotia Business Capital Corporation, Nova Scotia Labour Relations Board and Nova Scotia Forestry Advisory Committee. Garnet was predeceased by his wife of nearly 60 years, Dorie (Turner), in June 2004; brothers, Eugene (1971), Vernon "Bill" (1973), and Doug (2005).
    Buried Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1543  Hantsport Families
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2019 

    Father Ernest Cranswick McDade,   b. 28 Jun 1889, Parrsboro, Cumberland, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1956  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Grace A. Getson,   b. 1886, LaHave, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1916  LaHave, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Doris Mildred Turner,   b. 1922, Hants Border, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 2004, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Sep 1944 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S38] The Chronicle Herald, 26 Jan 2006.

    2. [S2009] Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics, Registration Year: 1916 - Book: 12 - Page: 831.