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Belbin, Hedley Robert (Died on 26 Jul 2013)
appeared in Oakville Beaver, 31 Jul 2013, p. 31

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BELBIN, Hedley Robert Passed away peacefully at his home in Oakville on July 26 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New Chelsea, Newfoundland on December 9, 1917 on a sea battered cliff on the North Atlantic, the youngest boy in a family of five boys and seven girls. At the age of ten he left school to do a man's work - hunting, fishing, chopping wood, and building boats, barrels and houses. When World War II offered the first opportunity for cash wages he went to St. John's to work as a carpenter, sending every dollar he earned back to his family. In 1953 he moved his family from the outport so he could earn a living where his family lived, leaving behind forever the place where for two centuries his ancestors had lived and fished. He endured two more forced migrations before settling in Oakville in 1979 where he lived until his death. He was a loving husband to Ida for 59 years until her death in 2001. He leaves behind four children; Eleanor Thomas (Ed), Evelyn Schilling (Jack dec.), Daphne Tumlin (Ron), Calvin Belbin (Bev); Seven grandchildren, Calvin Belbin Jr. (Anne), Gail Labelle (Jay), Geoffrey Tumlin (Cindi), Gregory Thomas-Tench (Lisa), Karen Tumlin (Justin), Stephen Belbin, Shawn Belbin (Stacey); eight great grandchildren, Samantha and Mitchell Belbin, Cody and Josh Labelle, Iris and Felix Pritchard, Blake and Grace Belbin; two sisters Lucy Furlong and Agnes Laplante. The family gratefully acknowledges the caring support of Anne O'Kane, Dr. Mary Manno and staff, the Red Cross Care Partners, CCAC and the staff of Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 10 A.M. Thursday, August 1 at Evangel Pentecostal Church, 1450 Rebecca St. preceded by a viewing at 9 A.M. Interment will follow at Burlington Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Kerr Street Ministries, 485 Kerr St., Oakville, Ontario L6K 3C6; www.kerrstreet.com.

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31 Jul 2013
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26 Jul 2013
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Belbin, Hedley Robert (Died on 26 Jul 2013)