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IGA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-23 published
KEATING, Charles V.
Died Tuesday, November, 22 at Dartmouth General Hospital following a brief illness. He was 72. A widely-known and respected businessman, civic leader and philanthropist, Charles was a man deeply devoted to his family, his community and his church. He was a charismatic man, with a striking presence and ideas and energy to match. Charles was a visionary and a builder who could bring people together and make dreams happen. Best known, perhaps, for pioneering and building the cable industry in Nova Scotia, Charles' many business interests included land development, commercial real estate, venture capital, inter net and telephone distribution through VOIP Star, Choice sales and installation, beauty products and courier/logistical service. He was particularly proud of his association with Shaw Communications Inc. since 1975 as a director. Charles was a man of humble roots who remained humble although his accomplishments were prolific. He especially treasured two honors that reflected his pride in his nation and his province: induction into the Order of Canada in 2003, and induction, in 2004, into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. Charles was born in Dartmouth, September 17, 1933, to Charles Cornelius and Beatrice Lena (REDMOND) KEATING, and grew up on Gaston Road. He attended St. Peter's school and was greatly influenced by the Sisters of Charity. After high school he was employed with William Stairs, son and Morrow. He then attended St. Francis Xavier University as a mature student, 1956-1958, graduating with a diploma in engineering, a lifelong respect for the priests who ran the university, and Friendships that continued to his death. After St. F.X., he enrolled in Nova Scotia Technical College but left due to illness. He later moved to Moncton where he worked as a travelling salesman in the Maritimes for Moncton Foundry and Machines Co., and sang with the Pat Patterson Quintet. In the early 1960's Charles, along with his Redmond uncles, opened an IGA store at Porter's Lake. This grew to become Lakeview Shopping Centre Ltd. and included other retail stores Charles owned and operated. That foresight helped open the Eastern Shore and signaled a commitment to the area that continues to this day. Over the years, Charles became known as a champion of Dartmouth and the Eastern Shore. Charles seldom found himself a stranger no matter where he travelled. He had a magical ability to connect with people from all walks of life and always acknowledged their gifts. Charles cultivated Friendships around the world and cherished his special bonds with employees and business colleagues. At the time of his death, Charles was founder and chairman of Landmark Development Corporation Limited; founder and chairman of Lakeview Home Hardware Building Centre; chairman, Shannondale Realty Limited director, Shaw Communications, Inc.; director, Altimax Builder Ltd; chairman, Altimax Venture Capital; chairman, Altimax Courier Limited; chairman, Altimax Network Service Limited; director, Canadian Medical Association Holdings Inc.; director, Heritage Gas; chairman, Glamour Sources Limited; director, GrowthWorks Atlantic Venture Fund. Charles led many organizations during his career. He was a past chair of the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Nova Scotia Hospital Foundation, Atlantic Canada Plus, Dartmouth Chamber of Commerce, Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce, Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, Dartmouth and Eastern Shore Tourist Association, Shearwater Development Corporation, and the Oland Exports Junior 'A' Hockey Club. Charles was deeply devoted to community and to making place. He served on more than 40 community boards and life. One of his best known contributions resulted in the Millenium Centre at St. Francis Xavier University. There some visible, some not so. the world a better charities during his Charles V. Keating were many others, His current activities included, director, Saint John Ambulance for Nova Scotia; honorary chairman, Shearwater Air Museum; honorary chairman, Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia; honorary chairman, Prince Andrew High School P.A.W.E.E.C.A. Group; honorary chairman, Dartmouth Literacy Network; director, Bras d'Or Aquarium; chair, Major Gifts, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Foundation Working Miracles; chairman, Advancement Nova Scotia; director, Nova Scotia Tattoo; chairman Glace Bay Miners Museum Campaign honorary patron, Black Cultural Centre. He was recognized as the Outstanding Individual Philanthropist in Atlantic Canada in 1994; was honored as an Officer of the Order of Saint John Ambulance in 1995, received an Honorary Degree from Saint Francis Xavier University in 2000 and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. He was on hand in 2000 to celebrate the opening of the Charles V. Keating Millennium Centre at his cherished alma mater - Saint Francis Xavier University. In addition to Charles' inductions into the Order of Canada and the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame, his list of honours and achievements includes, recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia, member of Canadian Cable Television Association; Pioneers' Club Canadian Cable Television Association founding chairman of the Nova Scotia Hospital Foundation and the annual fund raiser 'Festival of the Trees'; The Ambassador Award 1988, The World Trade and Convention Centre; Honorary Constable, Dartmouth City Police, 1981; finalist Entrepreneur of the Year, Atlantic Division 1998; Honorary Diploma Nova Scotia Community College, Akerley Campus, 2000; major sponsor Breast Cancer Awareness, 2001; Roasted by Arthritis Society and Raised $300,000; member of Young Presidents Organization. For many years, Charles played an active role in politics at all three levels. He served as a director of both the Nova Scotia Liberal Party and the Liberal Party of Canada. Although his political profile lessened over the years, his interest never waned and he remained an influential figure. In addition to being active behind the scenes, he was once a candidate in a mayoralty campaign in Dartmouth. Charles honored his commitments to family and Friends with integrity and a generous heart. He balanced the responsibilities of business and an extensive public life with cherished time at family dinners to celebrate birthdays, feast days and other special events. He loved to sing and all who loved him loved to hear him sing, any time, any place. He took particular joy in expressing his love of his Irish heritage in song and delighted in creating a festive mood for all to enjoy. Charles also cherished his cottage 'Shannondale on the Wentworth' and beauty of nature and the birds surrounding it. He loved to welcome family Friends to Shannondale and, as was his way, became part of Wentworth nearby communities through Friendships made there, in particular through connection with St. Cornelius Parish. the and and his Charles was passionate about hockey as a fan and as a financial supporter. He was known on occasion to leave a late afternoon meeting in Halifax in time to catch a St. F.X. home game then drive back from Antigonish after the game to be in the office early next morning. After Charles received the diagnoses of his illness on September 16, his desire was to live with gratitude for each remaining day. He found great strength in his relationship with God and much comfort surrounded by family and Friends. He retained his ability to teach life lessons along the way, always with a sprinkling of humour and a few good stories. Charles was deeply moved by the love and support of family and Friends. It validated his abiding belief in the essential good within everyone. He was incredibly grateful to all the people who rallied arou

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IGA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-18 published
HUTTON, Catherine " Nadine" (née GOW)
In loving memory of Catherine Nadine HUTTON who passed away suddenly on August 17, 2005 at the Intensive Care Unit - St. Joseph Health Centre at the age of 76. Beloved wife of William (Bill) Henry HUTTON, predeceased 1977 (Owner Chelmsford IGA.) Daughter of Alban J. GOW and Catherine Isabel PETTITT, predeceased. Loving, caring and understanding mother of Cathy of Whitby, Bruce (wife Elizabeth BRICK) of Sudbury and Robert (wife Theresa ETHIER) of Blind River and devoted and caring grandmother of Keith William and Daphne Anna. Nadine was born in Godfrey, Ontario on March 20, 1929 and lived there before moving to Kingston when she entered high school. In Kingston, she joined Bell Canada and worked there for a number of years. During this time, she met Bill who worked for Dominion Stores and they married on August 1st, 1959. Shortly after they married, they moved to Peterborough and then later to Sudbury and then in 1972 they moved to Chelmsford where she has resided since then. Nadine was known for her laughter, love of camping and gardening. She was gifted in conversation and was always there to listen, support and celebrate achievements. She especially enjoyed travelling with her family and in later years was always excited to travel with her grandchildren as they explored new destinations together. Resting at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. Funeral Prayers in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Saturday, August 20th, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment in the Chelmsford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the 4th floor Sudbury Regional Hospital - Transfusion Day Care would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday).

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