Obituary of George Alfred Slaunwhite
George Alfred Slaunwhite, 80, of Hatchet Lake, NS.It’s with a broken heart to announce the passing of my Dad. He passed peacefully with Mom and I by his side. on April 12, 2021 at Hospice Halifax. He fought a hard battle after being diagnosed with Melanoma skin cancer in 2016.
Dad was born in Halifax to Hattie (Nowe) and Ernest (Ernie) Slaunwhite on June 16, 1940. He joined the Military when he was just 17 years old and was very proud of his 35 plus years of service in RCR and Black Watch. Dad always had a joke to tell and had many stories about his time overseas peace keeping. Dad and Mom were happily married for over 50 years. They enjoyed many kitchen parties along the way with their Friends in Terence Bay. Dad enjoyed being outdoors. He and my Brother Thane spent many hours hanging out in the yard landscaping both at home and the camp in Stewiake. We all have many fond memories of spending weekends at the camp. Dad enjoyed Hunting and Fishing with his Brother in law “Uncle Blaine” and Nephews.
The greatest Joy in Dad’s life was his Grandson Sawyer. Dad and Sawyer were best friends from the moment he was born. You might say he had “Pop” wrapped around his finger. Dad was the youngest of 12 children. He was pre deceased by 10 of his siblings, and my Brother Thane. Dad leaves behind my Mom; Judy, Myself; Amanda (Chris), Grandson Sawyer and Sister Sarah Rogers. Dad, your tired eyes are now at rest. I Love you more than words can say. I’m grateful for every second we spent together. Watch over us. You’ll be our hearts forever. Mom and I would like to thank Linda Taylor and Corrina Mitchell for the home care they provided to Dad.
In keeping with Dad’s wishes, a grave site service will be held at Star of the Sea Cemetery, Lower Prospect Rd, Terence Bay on April 17, 2021 at 2pm officiated by Rev. Cheryl Rafuse.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Halifax who provided exceptional care to Dad in his final days. https://hospicehalifax.ca/