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Patten Funeral Home

71 Union Street, Glace Bay, NS

OBITUARY

William Calder Chant

November 3, 1928October 2, 2019
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Calder, age 90, of Glace Bay passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on October 2nd. Calder fought a long and courageous battle with bladder cancer. Born in Glace Bay, at the Glace Bay General Hospital, he was the son of the late Christy Ann and Herb Chant. Dad lived most of his life in Glace Bay before moving to Sydney 28 years ago to 312 Esplanade Street and most recently, Rideout House Assisted Living. Dad worked for Thompson & Sutherland, Chappells Building Supplies, and later Briand's Cab Company. Dad was a member of Epworth United Church and most recently, St. Andrew's United Church where he was involved in the men's club serving as president. Dad would greet you with a smile and loved to laugh and talk about old times. He was involved in sports in his younger years including curling, bowling, and baseball. He was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan which was clear to see by the memorabilia that filled the walls in his apartment. One of Dad's favourite and most noted sayings was "This is the year". Aside from the Leafs, Dad enjoyed a good roast beef dinner, scratch tickets, pull tabs, and music. Dad is survived by his son, Gary (Lori), daughter, Pam, grandchildren; Jill, Nicole (Ewen), Kim (Anthony), Jennifer (Terry), John James, Justin, Laura Lee and Brian; great-grandchildren, Danica and Blakely. He is also survived by his special friend, Lorraine Barnaby, who he truly adored. Dad is also survived by his great friends and neighbours for several years, Harvey Dupe and Earl MacVicar. Calder was predeceased by his wife, Carol (Phillips), daughter, Marlene, son, Brian, and siblings; Marge, Stan, Herb, Mabel Campbell, and Effie MacMullin. We would like to thank his long time doctor, Dr. John Archibald. Special thanks to Dr. Ron MacCormick, Dr. Asim, staff at the Cape Breton Cancer Center, and nursing staff on 4A and 4D. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Patten Funeral Home on Saturday, October 5th from 6:00-9:00. Funeral service will be held at Patten Funeral Home on Sunday, October 6th at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Center. Online condolences can be send to www.pattenfuneral.com . “GO LEAFS GO”

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Gatha Munroe

October 5, 2019

Gary, Lori & Family,

I would like to extend my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Gatha Munroe

Shirley Taylor

October 5, 2019

Gary, Lori and family, We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your Father, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time . Shirley and Claude Sydney

Heather MacNeil

October 5, 2019

I am sorry to hear of you Father’s passing. Calder was a sweet and loving man to our MacNeil Family. He so loved coming to our Christmas Eve gatherings, and we loved having him! He was always so jolly! Him and Gerald had many “Leaf” conversations! They were both die-hard Toronto fans. He will be missed...condolences to you all from all our Families.

Jim Maclellan

October 4, 2019

I worked at Chappell's doing odd jobs when I was a boy maybe 1970 or so. My father Angus MacLellan worked there a long time and kibitzed with Calder regularly. One day I had to wash the windows near Calder's office space upstairs. He told me I should get some Bon Ami if I was going to properly clean windows. I had no idea what Bon Ami was and told Calder so. He laughed and said, "The windows must be dirty at your house if you've never heard of Bon Ami." All in fun of course as was Calder's way. Every inch a gentleman! My condolences on the passing of this lovely man.

Harold Gillespie

October 4, 2019

To Gary Chant, So sorry to hear of Calder’s passing. My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. Harold Gillespie

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