John Aubrey Caldwell

March 6, 1917June 29, 2013

John Auburn 'Aubrey' Caldwell 96

The passing of Aubrey Caldwell occurred Saturday, June 29,2013 in the Glace Bay Hospital with his loving family at his side. Born in Dominion, he was the son of the late John and Sarah Caldwell. During WW 2 Dad served with the Army Signal Corps on both coasts. In 1947 he began work as a lineman with MT&T and retired as construction supervisor in 1980. He was a longtime Odd fellow, legion member and telephone pioneer and adherent of Knox United Church. Dad loved the outdoors and enjoyed watching and participating, his favorite sports being hockey, baseball and snowmobiling. A model of participaction and fitness he rode his bike, walked and played golf well into his 80's. In retirement he had time to develop his talents as an oil painter and master gardener. He loved the bungalow in Round Island summering there for over 70 years and enjoying boating and fishing with family and friends. He and mom wintered in Florida for over 20 years and made many wonderful friends there. Dad was by nature a people person and had a genuine interest in and concern for family, friends and neighbors. His positive caring attitude and his ability to make the best of each day will be an inspiration to his family forever. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother Melvin; sisters Melva MacAulay, Verna Wadden, and Eileen Larkin. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years Marguerite; sons John (Isabel) and Lloyd (Cathy); daughter Vera Burke (Pat). Grandchildren, Rick, Elizabeth, Jeff, Chris, Amy, Kate and Bree; great-grandchildren, Jessie, Jack, Cole and Caden. The family would like to express our thanks to Taigh Na Mara for their wonderful care as well as Dr.s Spenser and MacLean. Visitation will be at Pattens Funeral Home, Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., July 2, 2013. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, 2 p.m. July 3 at Knox United Church, Glace Bay. Internment at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Taigh Na Mara, Knox United Church or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Marion Judson

July 6, 2013

Dear Marguerite, John, Vera and Lloyd,
We are all so sad to hear about Aubrey's death. Aubrey was truly a wonderful man and the whole Pennington family were blessed to have him as part of our lives for so long. Aubrey and Marguerite were Dad and Mom's very best friends as long as they lived and he was certainly considered family by all all of us.

Aubrey was a sweet, charming man and he will be greatly missed on this earth. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.


Marion ( Pennington) Judson

July 3, 2013

Marguerite, John, Vera, Lloyd & Families. Sorry to hear about Aubrey's passing. Our thoughts are with all of you at this sad time.
Sincerely, Bill & Carmen Cote

frankie brenda ashe

July 2, 2013

Brenda and i are so sorry for your lost..Our prayers and condolences go out to the family..The times we seen him he was kind and pleasant and now he's in God's hands...

Vince Purcell

July 2, 2013

Marguerite, John, Vera, & Lloyd and families. Very sorry for your loss. Aubrey was one of the good guys. What a joy it was to sit with him on occasion to catch up. He was always pleased to see you and he made you feel welcome and important to him. We had many good times in Englewood and fishing on my boat in Halifax. Thinking of you all in your grief. See you Wednesday....Vince

Dolena/Keith AuCoin

July 2, 2013

Vera so sorry to read of your Dad's passing. Condolences to the family and know we will remember your Dad in our prayers...Dolena and Keith AuCoin,Windsor