Lindy "Len" Merlin Plourd
1951 - 2012
March 1, 1951 – November 10, 2012
We celebrate the life of Lindy “Len” Merlin Plourd, age 61, which came to a peaceful end in the early morning of November 10, 2012, at the Prince Edward Palliative Care Unit in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Len put up a valiant fight from injuries sustained many years ago while serving with the Royal Canadian Navy. On October 23, 1969, at 8:20 a.m., the HMCS Kootenay was in the North Atlantic when there was an engine room explosion and fire — nine seamen lost their lives, others were seriously injured, many with Len, trapped in the cafeteria full of thick black smoke and flames. The survivors suffered PTSD, as well as long- term physical and medical difficulties. Len was transferred to CFB Summerside, Slemon Park, to await a transfer to a different ship — around the same time his future wife Cora moved to the base. It was love at first sight — they met January 16, 1970, engaged February 7 before Len was transferred back to sea duty.
Len and Cora were married on December 19, 1970. In early 1971, Len was medically discharged from RCN and moved to his home town Lethbridge, Alberta. Len and Cora enjoyed their early married life and many friends in Lethbridge and then moved on to Cora’s home province Prince Edward Island in the summer of 1993. Len was an easygoing man with a great smile and laugh, always willing to help anyone in need. He was a terrific husband, supportive partner to his wife of 42 years, loyal friend and a committed pet “dad” to Niki, Freddie, and Sassy.
Left to treasure his memory are his wife Cora (Nicholson) Plourd; his brothers, Paul (Gail), Coalhurst, AB, Trevor (Carolyn), Lethbridge, AB; sister, Shelley (Conner), Calgary, AB; aunt, Ev Plourd (Victoria, B.C.). Len will be missed by in-laws Alan and Jan Nicholson (Regina, SK), Blair and Barb Nicholson (Ottawa, ON); Cynthia Nicholson, (Mt. Pearl, NF) and a host of nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews.
Len adopted P.E.I. as home including Nicholson relatives Dave and Paula and Ron and Mary Duchesne, Mrs. (J.P.) Grace Nicholson and their extended families. Also, the surviving crew members of the Kootenay, We Are as One.
Len was predeceased by his parents Paul Vincent and Haroldine (Sorensen) Plourd, Lethbridge, AB., and his parents-in-law Douglas and Maude (Smith) Nicholson of Rocky Point, PE.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Len can be made to The Cat Action Team P.E.I. or the P.E.I. Humane Society, or Lethbridge Animal Shelter.
Out of respect for Len’s final wishes, there will be no visiting hours or formal funeral service. Honouring his wishes and looking after final arrangements is MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Alger S. Pollard
1930 - 2010
Peacefully at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Saturday, May 1, 2010 of Alger S. Pollard of Charlottetown, in his 80th year. Veteran of The Korean War. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee MacDonald). Dear father of Alan (Joyce), Barry (Heather) and Kent (Paula). Poppy to Jessica, Whitney, Jarad, Jonathan, Patrick, Lucas, Madelyn and Cheyenne. Brother of Dalvay (Lorna predeceased) and brother-in-law of Erma , Elva, Gordon, and Oscar. Predeceased by sisters Ruth, Gertrude, Beryl, Wilma (Lloyd), Barbara and Jean; brothers Sterling, Lewis, Arthur (Jr) and Melville.
Resting at the MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Funeral Wednesday from Trinity United Church at 2 p.m. Interment in Cornwall United Church Cemetery. If so desired memorials to Trinity United Church would be appreciated. Visiting hours Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Service at the MacLean Funeral Home at 6:45PM on Tuesday 4 May 2010.
Frederick Russell Pound
1924 - 2011
Peacefully at the Atlantic Baptist Nursing Home on Friday August 5, 2011 of Frederick Russell Pound of Charlottetown, aged 87 years.
Veteran of the Second World War.
Beloved husband of the late Wilma Florence Pound (nee Pursey). Dear father of Velda and Boyd Bernard and loving grandfather of Rebecca Bernard. Fred is also survived by his sister Aletha Martinell.
Fred was predeceased by his parents Murilla and Mark Pound his sisters Helen Pound, Dorothy Dickie and brothers Vernon, David and Fulton.
Resting at the Cutcliffe Funeral Home. No visitation or funeral service by request. A grave side service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the family plot at Peoples Cemetery, Charlottetown.
In Lieu of flowers donations in Fred’s memory may be made to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Equipment Fund or the charity of choice.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Graveside Service at the People's Cemetery at 2:30PM on Sunday 7 August 2011.
Wendell M Profit
1922 - 2017
Veteran of WWII RCAF
Service Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Service Time: 11:00 a.m. from Trinity United Church
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Peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Sunday, March 19, 2017 of Wendell MacMurdo Profitt of Charlottetown in his 95th year; veteran of WWII RCAF. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Allen) Profitt. Loving father of Judy Profitt (the late Ron Hughes) and Dr. Allen Profitt (Sue). Cherished grampie of Chelsea McBride (Derek) & Jordan Profitt (Leah Conrad) and adoring great-grampie of Grace. Dear brother of Georgie Simmons (Walter). Lovingly remembered by special friend Helen MacPhail and former housekeeper Patricia Axworthy.
Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Funeral Monday from Trinity United Church at 11 a.m. Interment later in Summerside Peoples Cemetery. If so desired, memorials to the Island Nature Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation or Trinity United Church, Charlottetown would be gratefully appreciated. Visiting hours Sunday from 3-5 p.m. The Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service of remembrance at the funeral home on Sunday at 2:45 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com
George Michael Prowse
1958 - 2016
The death occurred at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Friday, September 23, 2016 of George Michael Prowse (Master Warrant Officer, Ret.) of Charlottetown, age 58 years.
Beloved partner of Mary Catherine Thomson (nee MacDonald). Loving stepfather of Ashley Tuplin (Nick), James Thomson (Valerie) and David Thomson. Loving poppy to Cameron, Liam and Elise Tuplin. Mike is survived by brother Blair Prowse (Debbie) as well as nieces and nephews.
Mike was predeceased by his father Joseph, mother Clara (nee Gauthier), and brothers Louis and Larry.
Resting at Hennessey Cutcliffe Charlottetown Funeral Home until Wednesday afternoon, then transferred to St. Dunstan's Basilica for funeral mass at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.
If so desired, donations in memory of Mike may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
Sterling Bruce Pursey
1940 - 2014
At the Provincial Palliative Care Unit On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 of Sterling Bruce Pursey, Charlottetown, age 74 years. Best friend of Freda White. Dear father of Debbie Cormier (Mario). Loving Grampie of Amy and Ian. Brother of Roy (Noreen) and Merrill. Brother-in-law of Bob Younker (Gloria), George Younker (Sally) and David Younker (Marion). Lovingly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife H. Doris (nee Younker), by his parents Stanley G. and Lettie Mae (Ford) Pursey and by his siblings Wilma Pound (Fred) and Leonard. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home for visitation Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Friday from Park Royal United Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Winsloe North Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Winsloe North Cemetery or Park Royal United Church. Family flowers only. Due to severe allergies please refrain from wearing scents.
Philip William Louis Quinn
1925 - 2018
The death occurred peacefully at his home in Winsloe, P.E.I. on Monday, May 28, 2018 of Philip William Louis Quinn, formerly of Entry Island, Magdalen Islands, age 93 years. Loving father of Craig (Audrey), Harry (Kim), Stanley (Libby), Carolyn and Edwin. Loving grandfather of Jarrett (Caroline), Nigel, April (Pierre-Luc), Dana (Bane), Alexander, Aleesha, Blair and great-grandfather of Nyema, Nolan and Emmy. He thought the world of his loving and wonderful caregivers Mary Ellen and Eunice. Predeceased by his wife Eleanor Quinn (nee Chenell), brother Ivan and infant children Danny and Debra. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home. Visitation Wednesday 5-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at a later date on Entry Island. Interment in All Saints Church Cemetery, Entry Island. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society – PEI. The Charlottetown Branch No.1 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a Service of Remembrance at the funeral home on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
E. Reginald "Reg" Reid
1926 - 2008
The death occurred peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Friday November 7, 2008 of Mr. Reginald “Reg” Reid of Charlottetown and formerly of Murray Harbour North age 82 years.
Dear husband of the late Margaret [MacDonald] Reid. Beloved father of Barclay [Helene], Malcolm, Paula [John] Ling and Ann [Billy] Jameson. Reg is also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Max, Caroline and Sam Reid; Reid, Malcolm and Jon Thomas Ling; Reggie, Maggie and Derek Jameson; sisters and brothers Ethel Sweeney, Priscilla Richards, Sterling Reid and Gordon [Margaret] Reid; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters Lloyd, Rena Stewart, Alexia King, Ivan, Gordon [infant brother], Stewart and Annie Reid.
Resting at the Cutcliffe Funeral Home until Tuesday afternoon then transferred to St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church for funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in the family plot at Sherwood Cemetery.
If so desired, memorial tributes in Reg’s memory may be made to St Mark’s Presbyterian Church or Charity of Choice.
Visiting hours at the funeral home on Monday 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Service at the funeral home at 6:45PM on Monday 10 November 2008.
Earle "Bruce" Riggs
1933 - 2014
At the QueenElizabethHospital on Sunday, February 1, 2015 of Earle “Bruce” Riggs, Charlottetown aged 81 years. Beloved husband of Beverely (Somers). Dear father of Janet Roach (Joe). Loving grandfather of Travis Roach (Laura Sherry). Brother of Betty Lowe and brother in law of Ferne Riggs. Lovingly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Earle and Gertrude (Paynter) Riggs, by his siblings Lois Fortin (Roger), Joyce Bowie (Ted), Carl, Ronnie, Barry, Doris Sherren (Doug) and by his brother in law Morven Lowe. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 2pm. Interment later in Breadalbane Cemetery. No visiting hours by request. Memorial donations may be made to Spring Park United Church or the Charlottetown Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion
John Vincent "Pud" Roach
Passed away peacefully Saturday, September 8, 2012, at the QEII Hospital.
Born in Charlottetown, January 25, 1922, he was the son of the late Captain James Owen Roach and Bridget Murnaghan.
Pud grew up in Charlotteown and attended Queen Square School, St. Dunstan's and Prince of Wales College. As a young man, he was a keen hockey player and won the Maritime Junior Hockey Championships with the Charlottetown Royals and the 1942 Halifax Canadiens. In 1962, he coached the Halifax Kingfishers in their epic series with the Ottawa Montagnards. He also played Scotian Reserve hockey.
Pud joined the Navy in Halifax and later worked at the Fleet Post Office, EMI Cossar's and the Halifax Housing Authority. He was a veteran of the Second World War and he was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
He enjoyed his cottage at Shad Bay and Rocky Point, P.E.I.; P.E.I.'s Annual Old Home Week horse races and winters in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Pud was predeceased by his parents, young brother, Michael, and brother Jim, who was killed in action in 1943.
He is survived by his wife, Erma (Andrew) of 72 years; his son, John (Brenda); and his daughter, Anna St. Clair; grandchildren Donnie (Kelly) St. Clair, Suzzette St. Clair, Jason Roach all of Halifax, and Susan (John) Rowe of Charlottetown; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. There will be visitation at the Cutcliffe Funeral Home, 35 Longworth Avenue, Charlottetown, on Saturday, September 15, from 1-3 p.m., followed by interment at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Peter's Road, Charlottetown.
Family flowers only.