William Ambrose "Bill" Feltmate
1935 - 2023
William Ambrose "Bill" Feltmate
Visitation Information
Monday, January 23, 2023
Visitation Time
2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Service Time
Service Location
St. Andrew's Church - St. Andrews, NS
Requested Charity
St. Andrew’s Parish Social Action Committee
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It is with broken hearts the family of William Ambrose (Bill) Feltmate of St. Andrew’s Antigonish County announce his passing on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at the RK MacDonald Nursing home surrounded by the comfort of his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Marie (MacIsaac); his 7 children, Beverly (Mike) MacLellan, St. Andrews; Lorraine Feltmate, Halifax; William (Tanya), Fall River; Sharon (Mike) Landry, James River; Mary Catherine "Katie" Feltmate, Fall River; Heather (Brian) DeCoste, Glen Haven; and Jack (Pam) Feltmate, Bedford; his grandchildren, Ginney Ree, Erin, Jack, Angus, Dylan, Brandon, Alex, Devon, Jacqueline, Conor, Emma, and great grandchild, Brooke; sisters, Shirley (Billy) MacGillivray and Loretta (Wallace) Welsh.

He is predeceased by his parents, Bill and Agnes Feltmate; brothers, Maurice (Gwen) and John (Mabel); sisters Kay (Clarence) Venedam, Hilda (George) Gotchall, Annie (Fabian) Hallie, June (Rod) MacDonald, and Pearl Richards; and granddaughter, Alecia Feltmate.

Dad’s passion for farming, vegetable gardening, hunting, and fishing began at an early age while growing up in Glencoe, Guysborough County.

He worked as a carpenter and then worked for the Department of Highways for 12 years until his passion for farming and his desire to have his own business led him to a successful farm and meat wholesale business.  At the age of 80 he developed a new skill for buying and and selling farming equipment with the help of the machine (THE COMPUTER).  It was always a surprise to see what model would appear in his yard and to his wife’s delight would soon disappear.  His children spent many hours driving him around looking for his next purchase.

Dad’s number one love was his wife, children, and grandchildren. He always looked forward to his children and grandchildren’s visits and the special treats they would bring him.  The most important thing to Dad was his family and their happiness. His love for life and quick wit always shone brightly.   Dad always took his rightful place early at the Head of the table.  You could be sure there would be a game or two of cards at the end of every meal.  He enjoyed his weekly card games in various communities and the joy of winning.

A special thank you to Dr. Steeves and Dr. Hickey for their many years of exceptional care and compassion.  Also, thank you to the staff at St. Martha’s Hospital and the outstanding nursing staff, dietary staff, and all those involved in his care at the RK MacDonald Nursing Home. 

Visitation will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm in C.L. Curry Funeral Home 135 College Street, Antigonish.  Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at 1:00pm in St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrews, with Fr. Dennis Lamey presiding. 

Please note the family requests a scent reduced environment. 

Burial in the parish cemetery in the spring.

In Memoriam, donations may be made to the St. Andrew’s Parish Social Action Committee.  

Online condolences:  www.clcurry.com

William Ambrose "Bill" Feltmate