Carl Swinamer

Obituary of Carl Davis Swinamer

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Plymouth Park: The family of the late Carl Davis Swinamer announce his peaceful passing on February 18th, 2024 at the Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital (Veterans unit), Pictou. Born on March 1st, 1939 to the late Ross and Annabelle (Robertson) Swinamer, this 10 pound baby boy grew up in Churchville with his two brothers, Hugh Thomas and John Walter. Carl made friends easily with his kindness, generosity, charm and quick witted sense of humour. Leaving for Sudbury then Toronto in his teens he began his working career at Silverwoods Dairy and a cartage company run by Joe MacNeil from Antigonish. 3 little girls later Carl and Kaye (Ross) decided to move back home, settling in Island East River where they welcomed little girl #4. He worked at Electrohome and Clairtone before getting his GED and becoming a millwright. After Receiving his papers he worked at Goldboroh, The Car Works in Trenton and Port Hawksbury. A jack of all trades Carl could do anything from carpentry to plumbing, building our home in Island East River, his garage and all the out buildings. He could fix any type of vehicle taking great pride in his restored 1939 Pontiac. Carl was very athletic playing baseball with the East River Islanders and the Scott Maritimers. He played darts for many years winning trophies in the Stellarton Legion mixed league. He was the best crib player and loved a good game of pool. Not only an avid hockey fan, cheering for Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, Carl loved his Toronto Blue Jays. His favourite hockey player was Gordie Howe. An avid fisherman and hunter Carl always enjoyed the outdoors, telling a good joke and having a laugh. He was a member of the former Zion Presbyterian Church, Eureka and later the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, along with being a member of the Oddfellows Lodge in Springville and Stellarton Legion. Carl also helped build the Trenton connector bridge and when Scott Paper opened he worked there for over 20 years. This is where he met his wife Susan. They packed up and worked in Lloydminister, AB for five years before moving back to Nova Scotia. Carl worked for Nova Scotia Power Commission until his retirement at the age of 75. He was a proud member of Local #1928 and the United Brotherhood of Millwrights ,Carpenters and Joiners. Carl enjoyed his time in Long Term Care at the veterans Unit, playing crib ,bingo and all of the activities as well as the friendships he made there. Surviving Carl are his wife Susan (Mitchell) Daughters: Shirley McKay Edgerton; Lori (Chester) Dewar Elgin; Cindy Swinamer New Glasgow; Tracy Swinamer Toronto and their mother Kathleen (Kaye) Jenkins. Chosen sons: Ivan Moser and John/Jay Lloyd. Stepchildren : Janice Green (John Lloyd) Alma, Scott Wood Linacy Grandchildren: Carlena (Josh); Michelle (Ryan); Joe (Kayde); Jenni; Devon and Haley. Step grandchildren: Elysse Green (Cory Bray) and Lauren Green. Great grandchildren: Evan , Ava ,Isla, Westley ,Neima ,Leo and Brennan. Step great grandchildren: Dana, Damon, Spencer, Darrell, Saige, Adrianna, Anthony, Sienna and Cheyanne. Cousins Anne (Simeon) Avery-MacKenzie and Ross Swineamer. Many special nieces and nephews. Carl’s lifelong pals George {Geordie} Carrigan and Vincent Pye. Carl was predeceased by his parents, brothers and special sister in law, Marie. His family would like to thank the exceptional staff and volunteers at the Veterans unit in Pictou for going above and beyond with his care. God Bless each and every one of you. Donations in memory of Carl may be made to the Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital, Veterans Unit. There will be no celebration of life service or visitation at this time. ……..and the class of ’57 had it’s dream.
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