Harold James Benedict

Male 1927 - 2021  (93 years)


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  • Name Harold James Benedict 
    Born 19 Mar 1927  Canard, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Feb 2021  Port Williams, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Harold Benedict, 93 3/4 of Port Williams, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2021 in his home. Born March 19, 1927, in Canard, grew up in Hantsport and lived his life in Wolfville; he was the son of the late Russell and Emily (Wile) Benedict.

      Harold was a valued member of the Port Williams Community. He worked hard from a very young age and at the tender age of 14-years, he worked in the woods, farming, construction and delivered milk with a horse and wagon. As he became older, he began work with Irving Oil, this spanned over 35-plus years.

      Once Harold retired from Irving Oil, he began volunteering at LRB Fabrications. He would help out in the shop with whatever was required and when things were slow, he could be found in the woodpile. Harold cut and split wood well into his 90’s. He loved to help people, especially his children. Harold played a huge part in the making of Port Williams Park. He spent endless hours helping to ready the area for play equipment that had to be assembled. After the park was done, he then spent many hours taking water down to make sure the flowers and tree made it. Harold was well-known and loved in Port Williams and could often be seen sitting on his swing watching and chatting with the passersby.

      Besides his parents, Harold was predeceased by his beloved wife, Greta (Schofield); daughter-in-law Deborah Benedict; brothers Don, Austin, Paul and Robert; sisters Pauline, Gertie and Mary.

      A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
    Person ID I8226  Hantsport Families
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2021 

    Father Russell Henry Benedict,   b. 25 Sep 1890, Falmouth, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1971, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Emily Victoria Wile,   b. 24 May 1897, Mount Denson, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1940, Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1915  Falmouth, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Greta Schofield 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F5508  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Mar 1927 - Canard, Kings, Nova Scotia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Feb 2021 - Port Williams, Kings, Nova Scotia Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S2009] Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics, (website), Registration Year: 1915 - Book: 1824 - Page: 168 - Number: 16.