Cpl Robert Austin (Ret’d)

    • Cpl Robert Austin, Stewartdale Cemetery, NS
    • RCE Badge circa 1937-52

    We regret to advise of the death of Corporal Robert Austin (Ret’d) of Whycocomagh, NS at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck, NS on 5 July 2003 at the age of 79.

    Robert was born in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.  He was a WW II veteran who served overseas in the Royal Canadian Engineers.  In 2002 Robert was one of the veterans who received the Netherlands Commemorative Medal as a thank-you from the Dutch government for liberating their country.  Robert was a retired postmaster with Canada Post in Whycocomagh. He was a Life Member and former President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #123 in Whycocomagh. 

    Robert was active in many service clubs throughout his life -- a past Zone Commander of  Sircom Masonic Lodge 66; a 25-year member of the Scottish Rite; a charter member and past president of the Causeway Shrine Club;  and past president of Whycocomagh CO-OP. 

    Visitation will take place in the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh on 7 July 7:00 to 9:00 PM and 8 July 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM including a Masonic Service at 7:00 PM.  A funeral service will be held at the Stewart United Church with interment in the Stewartdale Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Children's Travel Fund or a charity of one’s choice. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: info@haverstocks.com{dcJan2017gd} [zpp, zpi,zsd]