OBITUARY

Robert Gerald Deegan

November 27, 1932October 29, 2017

Deegan, Robert G. “Bob” Bob died at the age of 84 on October 29, 2017 in Parkland at the Gardens. He was born in Halifax and was the younger son of the late Thomas and Margaret (Stokes) Deegan.

Bob attended Alexander MacKay School, St. Patrick’s High School and Saint Mary’s University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1954 and Bachelor of Commerce in 1955.

Following graduation Bob enrolled in the Chartered Accountants Program, articling with H.R. Doane and Company. He received his CA designation in 1958. Except for 4 years as Comptroller of St Mary’s University, Bob spent his entire career at H.R. Doane and its successors. Bob retired in 2002. He was very active in the finances of the Catholic Archdiocese of Halifax serving for over 30 years as the treasurer of the Particular Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Hope Cottage. Bob served 8 years as treasurer on the Board of St. Vincent’s Guest House appointed by the Archbishop.

Bob was a quiet man with a quick wit and a generous spirit.

Bob was predeceased by his wife, Mary Eileen (Anderson) and his brother Thomas (Tom); two sister-in-law, Audrey and Kay (Laurie Smith). He is survived by his nieces Donna (Tony Smith) of Mississauga, Ontario, Karen (David Dorman) of London, Ontario and his nephew Brian (Diane) of Toronto; his sister-in-law Edith (James Warner) and many Stokes and several McGinn and Deegan cousins.

The family extends its thanks to all who enabled Bob to remain in his home until recently.

There will be no visitation. The Funeral Service will be held at St Agnes Parish on Mumford Road, Friday November 3 at 10am followed by a family internment at the Gates of Heaven cemetery.

Donations in memory of Bob may be made to St Vincent de Paul Society (902-422-2049) or Hope Cottage (902-429-7968).

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, November 3, 2017
  • Committal Service Friday, November 3, 2017
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Robert Gerald Deegan

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Darlene Raney

November 1, 2017

It is with great sadness that I read of Mr. Deegan's recent passing. My prayers and sympathy go out to his family. I was one of his careworkers from WeCare for over 5 years until my retirement. He was a great man and I felt privileged to have known and worked for him. May God grant him eternal rest. Darlene Raney

October 31, 2017

Robert G. Deegan, Honorary Life Member of KofC Halifax Council 1097, shall evermore be in our prayers!

On behalf of entire Knights of Columbus, Halifax Council 1097, and Nova Scotia brotherhood, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Brother Knight, Robert's family and friends.

ETERNAL REST GRANT HIM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM. MAY HE AND ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED, THROUGH YOUR MERCY AND GRACE, REST IN PEACE.

Paul MacNeil, Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus, Halifax Council 1097

FROM THE FAMILY