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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Edward Brenton Marshall, Port Hawkesbury, age 90, which occurred at The Inverary Manor, Inverness, NS on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. He passed peacefully with family members by his side. Our father was born in Sydney, NS, January 17, 1932. He spent his younger years delivering newspapers and groceries, until his first job at the Sydney Steel Plant as a train brakeman, where his father and grandfather worked before him. He then transferred these railroad skills to the CNR, as a brakeman and a conductor for over 20 years. After a train injury he started his second career operating a taxi business in Port Hawkesbury, which he did up until he retired Ed’s Taxi at age 88, arguably retired as the oldest active cab driver around. His love for driving vehicles likely started in the military as a young man as a driving instructor. He and our loving Mom also enjoyed many leisurely road trips around Nova Scotia and surrounding areas. Dad was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 50 years, and also proud of his military career in the Reserves and Cape Breton Highlanders. He was also a proud member of AA where he mentored many people. But he was particularly proud of his Marshall roots and his railroad livelihood. He was known for his kindness to those in need, his charm, his sense of humour, and his love for his family, especially the children. He is survived by his children, Brent (Deanna), Halifax; Donna, Dartmouth; Kevin and Karen (Albert), both of Port Hawkesbury; brother, Robert (Mary), Sydney; his grandchildren, Jamie (Gary), Cora, Ashley (Sean), Shauna (David), Reginald, Ronald, Tylicia, Mataya, Shanta; step-grandchildren, Olivia and Adam, and 15 great-grandchildren. Lacy, Myles, Monte also knew him as Grampy. He was an adored uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Margaret; son Keith; father Ralph; mother, Grace; brothers, Jack, Ralph, Leaman, and George. At this time we wish to express our sincere thanks to the medical staff at Strait Richmond, and the wonderful and compassionate staff at the Inverary Manor, Inverness. Visitation will take place 4-7 pm Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will take place at St. Mark’s United Church, 504 Bernard St., at 1 p.m., Sunday April 10, 2022, with burial to follow in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery. Reception will take place afterwards at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 43. A live broadcast can be viewed at St Marks United Church Live Broadcast . Due to rising Covid cases face masks are required at all these locations. Words of condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com . In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Port Hawkesbury Food Bank, or a charity of your choice. Visitation Information Visitation Saturday, April 9, 2022 Visitation Time 4-7 p.m. Visitation Location Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, 724 Granville St., Port Hawkesbury Service Information Service Date Sunday, April 10, 2022 Service Time 1 p.m. Service Location St. Mark's United Church, Port Hawkesbury Burial Information Burial Date Sunday, April 10, 2022 Burial Time Following funeral service Burial Location St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury
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