Ambrose Stephen Wallace
1932 - 2021
Ambrose  Stephen Wallace
Visitation Information
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Visitation Time
2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonishm NS
Service Information
Service Date
Monday, September 13, 2021
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, Nova Scotia
Burial Information
Burial Date
September 13, 2021
Burial Location
Parish Cemetery
Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society
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Wallace, Ambrose Stephen, New France, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 10, 2021, after a brief illness. Born in Merland, he was the son of the late Owen S. and Anne (Haley) Wallace.  

From a young age Ambrose possessed a strong work ethic while employed as a laborer in both forestry and construction, a trait he instilled in each of his children.  

A natural musician, his legendary fiddle playing has graced stages in dance halls and wedding receptions throughout Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It was while performing that he caught the eye of the woman who would be the love of his life for 62 years.  

Ambrose and Marie raised their nine children on their New France homestead while working the land that provided for their young family. Their house was always a home to extended family, friends, and travellers alike. Visitors could always expect a lunch and guided tour of Ambrose’s trophy case while he regaled stories of performances for the Queen.  

Ambrose’s many years of teaching his fiddle class ensured that his love of music will carry on for many generations through his students.  

Grampie was happiest "down home" on Sunday afternoons with the house full of grandkids, food, and music.  

A man of unwavering faith, Grampie will be sure to arrive at the gates of heaven to a chorus of angels grateful that the fiddler has finally arrived.  

He is survived by sisters Beatrice Delorey, Julia MacMillan, and Brother Thomas Wallace O.S.A.; his children, Billy (Gloria) Frasers Grant, Kathy (Gerard) Antigonish, Stevie (Cathy) New France, Joanne (George) Antigonish, Deborah (Tom) Lower South River, Rodney (Judy) New France; grandchildren, Ryan, Crystal, Theresa, Lindsay, Amanda, Rodney, Sheena, Lesley, Holly, Cole; great grandchildren, Alexis, Willow, Denton, Felicity, Brogan, and Lainey; son-in-law Dee; daughter-in-law Tammy.  

Besides his parents, Ambrose was predeceased by his loving wife, Marie (Cunningham); his children, Patricia, Marlene, and John Allan, as well Margaret Ann and Ambrose Charles in infancy; grandchild, Ambrose Gerard in infancy; stepmother, Bertha (Greencorn); brothers, Mac, Willie Patrick, Owen, Arthur, Tommy; sisters, Rita, Theresa, Hilda, Emily, Anne in infancy. 

Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish on Sunday, September 12th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral Mass will be held in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton at 11:00 am on Monday. Burial in the parish cemetery. Social distancing protocols must be followed, and masks are mandatory.  The funeral will be streamed live on the funeral home website. Memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences: 

The family would like to thank Fr. Andrew Gillies, Dr. John Chiasson, as well as the staff, doctors, and nurses at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital for the compassionate care they provided for Dad/Grampie. Your professionalism and kindness will not be forgotten.

Ambrose  Stephen Wallace