Issue: October 2020
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Next deadline: October 23

KENNETH M. ISLES, FORMER LONG-TIME RESIDENT AND GREAT VOLUNTEER OF MOUNT UNIACKE HAS PASSED AWAY

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth M. Isles at the age of 90, on April 16, 2020 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Ken proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 29 years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired as a Lieutenant Commander, Marine Engineer. Post-retirement he was an active member of the Naval Reserves and HMCS Scotian. Ken was born in Bear River to the late Arthur and Mary (Claes) Isles. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 70 years, Barbara (Jakeman) Isles. He is also survived by his children, Jim (Bernadette), Joyce (Jeff), Maureen, Harold, Terry (Gail); as well as 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna Morgan and Nancy Ellwood; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Ken was predeceased by brothers, Arthur, Clarence, Harold, Boyd, Robert, Gerald, Fred; and sisters Margaret and Myrtle. Ken's final resting place will be in the columbarium in Christ Church in Dartmouth, the same church where he and Barbara were married June 2, 1950. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family would like to express appreciation to the staff of Dartmouth General Hospital for the care and compassion they provided to Ken and the family during this difficult time. Memorial donations may be made to Christ Church, 61 Dundas St., Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4H5 or a charity of your choice.

IN MEMORY OF KEN ISLES' CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY OF MOUNT UNIACKE

Ken was a great volunteer in our community of Mount Uniacke for many years and gave of himself as a volunteer relentlessly.

Ken, we appreciate everything you did for the community of Mount Uniacke from working so diligently with the Heritage Society of Mount Uniacke (of which you were President) in creating BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS- ie. Annual Highway Spring Clean-Ups; cleaning up the lake behind the Fire Hall of waste materials; creation of Heritage Corner at Highway #1 and Old Mines Road; organizing clean-ups at the entrance to Mount Uniacke at Exit 3 and organizing installation of the original "Welcome to Mount Uniacke" sign and the flower boxes so very many years ago; arranging installation of "Welcome to Mount Uniacke" sign up near Lakelands; cleaning up of the Uniacke Park so very many years ago to become a playground for the children and eventually a park now known as Uniacke Memorial Community Park as a dedication to Private John Curwin; to working to create the walking trails that run from the Uniacke & District Fire Hall over to the walking trails of Uniacke House.

A very special "THANK YOU" to you for your assistance in having arranged for, and directing the Uniacke Newsletter, on how to secure a new plaque for the Uniacke RCL Cenotaph located across from Heritage Corner so that Private John Curwin's name (killed in action in Afghanistan) could be added / honoured on the list of community members killed in action in past wars. Your contributions to the community of Mount Uniacke will never be forgotten. Rosanne Bland