Joseph "Allan" Tate
1937 - 2022
Joseph "Allan" Tate
Visitation Information
June 16, 2022
Visitation Time
2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Friday, June 17, 2022
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, NS
Burial Information
Burial Date
June 17, 2022
Burial Location
St. Peter's Parish Cemetery, Tracadie, NS
Requested Charity
Charity of Choice
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Tate, Joseph Allan, Antigonish – March 24, 1937 – June 12, 2022

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Joseph Allan Tate, age 85, at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.

Born in Grosvenor, Guysborough Co., Allan was the son of the late William John and Mary Ellen (Gerrior).

Allan will be deeply missed by his wife of 56 years, Velma (Carr), son Ken (Natalie), Port Hastings and daughters, Cheryl (Dennis), Fort McMurray and Paula (Ron), San Francisco; grandchildren: Andrew, Jenna and Cameron, whom he loved deeply as well as many nieces and nephews, and Meagan Kenny.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers: Edward (Josephine), Colin (Janet) and sisters, Theresa (William John) and Irene (Joe).

Allan worked for Digdon Trucking for many years during the construction of the Canso Causeway, as a painter at St. Francis Xavier University, and as a private contractor until his retirement.  For many years he sold Christmas trees, stemming from his love of Christmas.  Boy, did he love Christmas! He gave everything he had to his family at Christmas time.  He would call the radio station every year on December 1st asking them to play Christmas music.  Allan loved music, especially Newfie Fever on a Saturday night at the local hall with friends and neighbors. He was a man of simple values and had a big heart.  He loved a good sweet after his dinner.  He had a passion for horses and even owned a few as a child on the family farm.  He loved watching the horse pull at the fall fair every year.

Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral Mass will be in St. Ninian Cathedral on Friday at 11:00 am with Reverend Danny MacLennan presiding.  Burial to follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Tracadie.

Donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice.  Online condolences:

Joseph "Allan" Tate