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Edward Emmanuel McCarron


Edward Emmanuel McCarron

McCarron, Edward Emmanuel, age 90, of Big Marsh, Antigonish County, passed peacefully away on August 28 in St Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Eddie was born on Christmas Day, 1929, to Jack and Alice (Grant) McCarron of North Grant, the fifth of fourteen children.

Eddie grew up on the family farm in North Grant. He spent his adult life working as a woodsman, also repairing power saws and small engines. Eddie always took great joy in restoring antique equipment and his projects which ranged from waterwheels to constructing a working windmill. His skill as a water diviner was well known. Throughout his life Eddie was a devoted church attender with the Christmas season having a special meaning for him.

Eddie is survived by three brothers: Hugh (Margaret) North Grant, Blaise (Martine), Halifax, Jerome (Judy) North Grant, godson Daniel MacGillivray and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Alice (Grant) McCarron, brothers John (Florence) North Grant, Leo (Mary) Lower South River, Leonard (Mary) Lanark, sisters Mary (Basil) McCormick, New Glasgow, Sadie (Lawrence) MacGillivray, Maryvale, Marie (Fred) Walschot, Chicago, Rita (Everette) Cavenaugh, Maryvale, Phyllis (John) MacGillivray, Maryvale, Evelyn (Jack) Chisholm, Hamilton, ON and an infant sister, Rita.

An outdoor funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Maryvale, Tuesday, September 1 at 2:00 pm with Rev Andrew Boyd officiating. Donations in Eddie’s memory may be made to the Cemetery Fund of St Mary’s Church, Maryvale.

The family wish to give special thanks to the staff of the Highland Crest Home and the Palliative Care Unit of St Martha’s Hospital for the kindness they have shown him.

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Service Date
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Service Time
2:00 pm
Service Location
An outdoor Funeral Service at St. Mary's Church, Maryvale

Burial Date
September 1, 2020
Burial Location
St. Mary's Cemetery, Maryvale, NS

Requested Charity
Cemetery Fund St. Mary's Church, Maryvale