Frederick G. Nolan of Waverly, NS Born in Halifax, July 5, 1927, and passed away on June 4, 2016 at the QE2 Halifax Infirmary, after a short illness. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas J. and Catherine (Pierce) Nolan; brothers Thomas P. and Richard T., beloved aunt Mary Prosser (Pierce) and niece Sheelagh Nolan.
His early education was at Oxford Street and College Street schools, as well as St. Mary’s High School. He was one of the first land surveyors in this province to obtain the designation PLS, Provincial Land Surveyor. Along with his brother, Richard, he established and operated Nolan Brothers Surveys. Notable among their earlier projects was the layout of the entire Westmount Subdivision at the site of the old Halifax airport at Chebucto Road. Another, of historical significance, was the site of the first Sobeys store in HRM. Fred had a love for working outdoors and his chosen profession served him well in this regard. Over the years he was involved in the development of many subdivisions, some of which, such as Lewis Lake, he established.
He later developed an interest in the history of Oak Island and its alleged buried treasure. He seriously studied documents and maps gleaned from the maritime libraries and museums of Spain as they related to the lost ships carrying treasure back from the Americas. It was thought that some of these vessels were storm driven into the coast of Nova Scotia. During this exploration of over a period of some fifty years he uncovered numerous unexplained markings and artifacts from Oak Island’s terrain. He maintained his interest in this quest until the end, and in recent years has provided consultation to the producers of the television series, The Curse of Oak Island. Fred was a good husband, father and adoring grandfather.
He leaves to mourn his wife of 53 years, Ora (Miller), son Thomas J. (Suzanne Ryan), granddaughters Catherine and Shannon, brother, Frank (Maureen); nephew Christopher Nolan and nieces Kathleen, Maura and Coleen Nolan, as well as many in-laws on the Miller side of the family.
There will be no visitation but a Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Theresa’s Catholic Church on the corner of North and Dublin Streets. Private family interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.
Source: Atlantic Funeral Home, Halifax Chapel by Arbor Memorial
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