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Harry Edward Pottie
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Birth: Dec. 26, 1919
Cape Breton
Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Jul. 10, 2012
Nova Scotia, Canada

In Memory of Harry E. Pottie

December 26, 1919 - July 10, 2012
Pottie, Harry Edward It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle who passed away peacefully on July 10th 2012 surrounded by his family. Born on December 26th 1919, he was the son of the late Frank and Evangeline (Mombourquette) Pottie, of L'Ardoise Cape Breton. Harry began working at the Halifax Shipyards at the age of 20 and retired after 45 years as the Chief Stores Keeper. He was an avid sports fan; Harry was widely known as an outstanding softball and baseball player in the 1940's and 1950's. His position as catcher garnered him numerous awards and newspaper write ups which became the centre of many stories he shared with his family and friends; he was also a championship bowler. One of his proudest memories was winning the Maritime Softball Championship as a member of the Halifax Shipyards team. He was devoted to his family and his faith. He always had a smile on his face, a twinkle in his blue eyes and a wonderful sense of humor, which will be greatly missed. He leaves his wife of 67 years, Phyllis (Sears), children Beverly; Greg (Diane); Heather; and Debbie (Paul Carnell); his grandchildren Scott McDonald (Ray) of Vancouver; Kelly McDonald with whom he had a special relationship with; and Michael Pottie and Maureen Pottie; as well as several nieces and nephews; extended family members and his special buddy Tigger. Those who crossed paths with Harry knew what a strong, genuine, loving, kind and caring person he was who never complained and always appreciated everything that was done for him. Harry was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his siblings Frank (Kathleen deceased); Arthur (Mary Deceased); Leonard (Eloise); Clifford (Margaret deceased); Joseph (Marion deceased); Gerald (Margaret deceased); Raymond (Gloria); Edna Westhaver (Frank deceased); Marie Martell (Albert); and Dorothy Ascroft (Allan deceased). Visitation will take place at Cruikshank's funeral home on Windsor St, Halifax on Friday July 13th from 6-8 pm. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, July 14th at 10am at Blessed Mother of Teresa (formerly St. Stephens) Normandy Drive, Halifax. Internment will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Barry Clarke, who was not only Harry's physician but a family friend who guided all of us through this process with caring words and understanding.
Dad/Granddad: God blessed us with a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. We'll forever miss those smiling blue eyes, your quick wit and your strong values and faith. There will never be another like you. We love you with all of our hearts.
Donations in his name can be made to the Advancement Office, Sisters of Charity 215 Seton Rd. Hlfx NS B3M OC9 or to the Bide-a-while Animal shelter, Dartmouth NS.

Visitation
Friday, July 13, 2012 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cruikshank's Funeral Home
2666 Windsor Street , Halifax , Nova Scotia

Funeral Mass
Saturday, July 14, 2012 | 10:00am
Blessed Mother Teresa Parish
Normandy Drive , Halifax, Nova Scotia

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July 15, 2012
Phyllis,
So sorry to hear of your husband's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'll always cherish the fun times we had at Hawthorne School.
Love Carol Fisher
Halifax, Nova Scotia

July 13, 2012
Your presence in our family unit will be missed. Loved you Uncle Harry.
Sharon fisher,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

July 13, 2012
One of the biggest smiles has left the earth but we will always remember him and try to keep his happy positive attitude.
Stephen Pate,
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

July 13, 2012
Dear Mrs. Pottie and Family,
It is with sadness that I learned of Mr. Pottie's passing. I remember the closeness we had as neighbors when I lived on Rosemeade Avenue. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I also remember his smile. He always smiled and was truly an extremely friendly man. I know Mom and Dad and Jim thought highly of both you and Mr. Pottie and your family. May God bless you with His everlasting peace.
Love, Sharon (Mann) Layton,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

July 13, 2012
Dear Phyllis and Debbie,
I am sorry for your great loss. Your husband/ dad was such a friendly, pleasant gentleman and even though I haven't seen him in many years, his smile and kindness has always been a fond memory of mine. God bless you with His everlasting peace.
love,
Patsy Cox

July 13, 2012
Sorry to hear about your father. Nice people come out of lower L'Ardoise.
Bobbie McNeil,
Truro, Nova Scotia

July 13, 2012
Deepest sympathies to your family. I've always admired Harry as a genuinely nice man whose smile enveloped you. My dad (John Pottie) often told us stories of Harry's prowess on the ball field. My thoughts are with you.
Terry Wamback,
Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia

July 13, 2012
Kelly - thinking of you and your family during this difficult and sad time. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely, Scott, Deborah and Morgan MacDonald

July 12, 2012
Mrs. Pottie and Family:
We were sorry to hear of Mr. Pottie's passing. Please accept our condolences.
Rodney and Nancy (Keefe) Lane
Giant's Lake

July 12, 2012
Dear Kelly, I am so sorry to hear of your dear Grandfather's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
Take care, Myrna Drake

July 12, 2012
Greg,Diane and family
Deepest sympathy at this time
St Peter now has a new player on his ball team
Pauline Weldon,
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

July 12, 2012
My most heart felt sympathy goes out to you Kelly and your family. I am so greatful that I was able to meet Grandad and see first hand how unique and truly special he was. Although he is no longer here with us in person, he will continue to participate in every act, thought and decision you will make. Take comfort in knowing that your life will only get better knowing that he has shaped the way. xo
Nicole Drake,
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

July 12, 2012
My sister, Evelyn and I would like to express our deepest condolences for your loss. Evelyn and I are the only surviving children of Helena. I spent a lot of time with Dot at Aunt Maggies and have very fond memories of times with my Mombourquette/Pottie cousins. I have lived in Falmouth (outside of Windsor) for over sixty years and Evelyn has lived in Halifax. We had kept in close contact with Aunt Maggie, but sadly, since her passing we have lost touch. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jackie (Smith) and Tom Pothier
Evelyn (Smith) and J.R. Copp
Jackie Pothier,
Falmouth, Nova Scotia

July 12, 2012
we are so sorry to hear about Harry .. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time . May god wrap you tightly in his arms and comfort you ...love Roscoe and sharon varner

July 12, 2012
WE were all blessed to be part of the life of such a special man. His warm ,welcoming sprit encompassed both family and friends as soon as you met him. I was particularly blessed to have him as a step in father during the war years when mine was overseas.He would always be so willing to pick me up when I would say "Tarry me,Uncle Harry" I 'm sure he is being carried on the shoulders of the Lord now. Love always Diane

July 12, 2012
We were very saddened to hear of Harry's passing. His smile and kindness really were what you always remember when you think of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
Danny and Sheila Mombourquette

July 11, 2012
A truly wonderful man who will be forever missed. We will always have the most fond and special memories of our Uncle Harry. Deepest symathies to Aunt Phyllis and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With our love,
Mary-Lynne and Robert Foley

July 11, 2012
I will miss you,Uncle Harry. My thoughts will be always with you and the family and to the last surviving member of the Pottie's that to me, always represented what a family should be-together through thick and thin Jane Ascroft
 
 
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POTTIE
In Loving Memory
1919 Harry Edward 2012
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Halifax
Halifax County
Nova Scotia, Canada
GPS (lat/lon): 44.64697, -63.6248
 
Created by: Sharon Lavash Hawkins
Record added: Jul 16, 2012
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