Obituary – Henry Charles Clothier

Obituary – Henry Charles Clothier

Age 78 from Windsor Road community of Chester, passed away peacefully August 28, 2020, with his loving wife Germaine by his side in South Shore Regional Hospital. Henry (Dad) was born April 7, 1942, the eldest child of the late George and Greta Clothier. Henry (Dad) has taken many different avenues to support his family. At a very young age he joined the Militia with the Halifax Rifles. He then pursued his journey with the Naval Auxiliary he operated on board of the Quest the Saint Charles, after which he decided to take another avenue to be home more with his family. He then chose to try the taxi service in which he owned and operated his own taxi for many years serving the Halifax Area. His last avenue in which he retired from was employment at the Halifax Housing Authority. He survived by his wife Germaine (Hudson ), 55 years of marriage; his daughters, Susan (Ken) Ontario; Tracey (Barry), Marriotts Cove; Cheri (Curtis),Chester; and his grandchildren, Blair, Kyle, Stefan, Amy, Ronda, Dillion and Kierra; six great- grandchildren; sister, Joan (Ed), Ontario; and brother, Bill (Patsy), Wolfville; lastly his little dog Millie, she was his little girl that he dearly loved. Predeased by son, Ron Clothier; and grandson, Blaine Clothier. Henry (Dad) was a man that always wanted the very best for his family, always there to give advice. He loved family suppers and making his famous Fish and Chips to feed the whole crew. He left us all with a lot of his strong will and touched each and everyone of his family and friends in many ways. He was a man like no other and we all loved him for that. Extra special thanks goes out to Dr. Chiasson, 3rd floor nursing staff Shelby and Morgan for all your care and support, you truly were our angels during such a difficult time. To fulfil Henry’s (Dads) wishes, there will be no funeral. Donations in his memory can be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation or charity of your choice. Arrangements are under direction of Davis Funeral Home, Chester.

Charming Island Cottage Rental

This charming and elegant cottage is available for rent throughout the year. There are 2 bedrooms – one with 2 single beds and one with a king-sized bed as well as 2 bathrooms, one of which has a washer/dryer. The cottage is fully equipped including Wi-Fi.

The deck faces the ocean and has a BBQ and an awning. The cottage is situated a short walk from the island’s main beach.

While short term rental will be considered, weekly rental is preferred. The weekly rate (7 nights) is $1200. For any additional information or to book, please call Lesley at 902-228-2174.

580 Big Tancook Island Rd

580 Big Tancook Island Rd


Big Tancook Island is a great place to relax and enjoy. This home sits on a hill with amazing views of the ocean and the ferry wharf. Located within a short walking distance to the school, community centre, post office and places to eat out during tourist season. Updates that have been done to this home over the last 5-10 years include; electrical panel upgraded to 200amp, generator panel installed, ducted heat pump installed, drainage system installed in the basement by Ridgeback, all windows except 3 picture windows replaced with vinyl windows, new windows installed in the 2 storey 30X20 storage building, replaced hot water tank, pressure tank and foot valve, home insulated by Maritime Insulators, roof re-shingled and new 12X16 shed built for garden/lawn equipment. This place would make a great full time home or occasional retreat. Time to come and enjoy island life! (id:1937

Sheila’s Hooked Rugs

There is a handful of traditional rug hookers on Big Tancook Island. Sheila Rodenhiser is one of them. Sheila’s rugs can be seen in the gallery below and are available for sale.

The rugs are hooked with fleece and are washable. The average size of the rugs is 22″ x 30″. The price of most of these rugs is $125. (Stripe and Red Fish are $75 as they are slightly smaller in size.)

If you are interested, please send a message to or call Sheila at  902-228-2729

“Hooked on Tancook” A Revival of Rug Hooking

The official finale of our “Hooked on Tancook” project is an exhibition at the Tancook Rec Centre that opens on Tuesday.
We are so pleased with the revived interest in rug hooking, especially when Tancook has always been well known for this art form. We are grateful to the local rug hooking experts who gave generously of their time and shared their talents with the Tancook’s next generation of rug hookers.

Born of Necessity, Rug Hooking Is An Important Link To The Past, One That Tancook Island Is Trying To Revive


1792 Documents for Big and Little Tancook and Star Island

Thanks to Glenn Stevens who made us aware of the following documents. A “Warrant to Survey”, “Surveyor’s Certificate” and “Surveyor’s Report” dated 1792 for Big and Little Tancook and Star Island.

NS Archives – Warrant to Survey. Surveyor’s Certificate. Surveyor’s Report: 660 acres. Three Islands in Mahone Bay: Great Tancook, Little Tancook and Star Island. County of Lunenburg. 330 acres to John Henry Fleiger. 330 acres to George Grant.