LCpl Henry James Cook (Ret'd)

    • RCE Badge circa 1937 - 1952

    We regret to advise that Lance-Corporal Henry James Cook (Ret'd) of Head of St. Margaret's Bay, NS, passed away at home on 15 February 2007 at the age of 85.

    Born in Halifax, Henry served in the Second World War with the 2nd Field Survey Company, Royal Canadian Engineers. After the war. he helped build the Peggy's Cove Highway and then worked for R.S. Allen. He also worked on the waterfront as a Freight Handler. Henry owned and operated his own backhoe for many years and retired from work with the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation at the age of 70. As an active member of the Tantallon Centennial Athletic Club, Henry played ball until his early 70s and umpired many games at the Tantallon Field. He enjoyed hockey and drove the bus to transport the Tantallon boy's team to Chester. Henry was a member of the Canadian Legion Branch No. 116.

    The family received visitors on 17 February and the funeral service was held on 18 February. Committal service to be held at a later date.