George Carruthers Tellum

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    We regret to advise that George Carruthers Tellum passed away in QEII Health Sciences Centre on 4 September 2008.

    Born in Joggins, Cumberland Co., NS in 1921, he later moved to Sydney Mines, where he attended school. He graduated from Sydney Mines High School where he was prominent in sports. With the outbreak of the WW II, George and his friends enlisted with the 5th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers. They served in England, France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany. George possessed a great sense of humour and was famous for his "one liners". Returning to Canada to civilian life, he was employed at the Point Edward Naval Base Fire Department as Fire Chief, transferring to the Provincial Fire Marshal's Office as Deputy Fire Marshal until his retirement in 1988.

    Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 9 September at 2:00 p.m., in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor St., Halifax. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, 11 September in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.