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)
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
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
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.
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.
the family requests a scent reduced
Burial in the
parish cemetery in the spring.
donations may be made to the St. Andrew’s Parish Social