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Woodrow Foch (Woody) Maskell


Petty Officer, 4739-H, RCN


Born: 08 Nov 1918, West Jeddore, Nova Scotia


Died: 19 Mar 2013


MASKELL, Woodrow Foch (Woody) - Passed away peacefully in Northwood Center Tuesday, March 19th, 2013, at the age of 94. Born in West Jeddore, he was a son of Spurgeon and Minnie (Kent) Maskell. Following the death of his mother, he was raised by his sister, Vinnie and George Bowser and brother, John and Nita Maskell. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Marion (Farnell, Kent); daughter, Kaye (Clair) Cook; stepdaughter, Joanne (Ken Lee) Kent; stepson, Douglas (Linda) Kent; grandchildren, Jamie Cook, Jennifer (Cook) Atherton, Carole Rector, Greg (Denise) Rector, Amanda Kent, Melissa (Jeff) Millar and Jennifer Nightingale; great-grandchildren, Peter, Molly, Nathan and Marcus; special niece, Ramona (Maskell) McQuinn along with several other nieces and nephews. Woodrow was the last remaining member of his family. Woody was predeceased by his first wife, Opal (Bonn); daughter, Grace (in infancy); brothers, Raymond, John and Sherman; sisters, Valla, Sadie and Vinnie. Woody was a veteran of the Second World War and Korean War with the Royal Canadian Navy, and the second last living survivor of the Corvette Weyburn torpedoed in the Mediterranean. He enjoyed playing cards, cutting his own fire wood and his garden. He was a long-time member of Harbour Lites Senior's Center in Musquodoboit Harbour. Family will be receiving relatives and friends in Rowlings Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour, Monday, March 25th, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 26th, at 2 p.m. in Rowling's Funeral Home with Rev. Joan Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in West Jeddore Cemetery and a reception in the Harbour Lites Senior's Center in Musquodoboit Harbour. Special thanks to all the staff of Northwood who looked after Woody in the last part of his life. Family flowers only, please. For those who wish to do so, donations may be made in Woody's memory to Harbour Lites Senior's Club, 167 Highway 357, Meagher's Grant Rd., Musquodoboit Harbour, NS, B0J 2L0, Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Northwood Foundation or charity of your choice.


Ships served in:

HMCS WEYBURN - Survived the torpedoing of HMCS Weyburn


The Halifax Mail-Star, Wed, 14 Sep 1949

Researched by / Courtesy of George Newbury



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