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Hubert W. Osbourne
February 29, 1932 - January 25, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">Hubert Woodrowe Osbourne <br>Age 84. It is with very heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Hubert Osbourne of Shad Bay, on January 25th, 2017. Hubert was born on February 29th, 1932, to the late Betsy (Newhook) and Silas Osbourne in Trinity, Newfoundland. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family which included 18 brothers and sisters. He leaves behind the love of his life Ruth (Pittman) after 62 years of marriage, daughter Linda (Wayne) Joyce, Shad Bay; and sons, Ken (Susan) Osbourne, Brookside; Gary (Darlene) Osbourne, Mount Uniacke; grandchildren Gary (Heather) Joyce, Neil (Patricia) Joyce, Haley (Burke Reed) Osbourne, Nick (Heather McFadgen) Osbourne, Chris (Lindsey) Tomes and six great grandchildren; Arleigh and Sam Joyce, Lettie and Oliver Joyce, Jack and William Tomes. Hubert’s love of and pride in his family, knew no limits. He was always eager to be a part of everything they were involved in and their loudest cheerleader. His true legacy lives on in them. <br>Hubert was a founding member of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church in Hatchet Lake where he served for many years filling various roles including warden, greeter, altar guild, property committee, working tirelessly at all church functions giving generously of his time, talents and treasures. <br>Being a leap year baby was the first sign of the special person Hubert would become. An outgoing, gregarious man, his quick wit, sense of humour, and love of life endeared him to young and old alike. He loved people and having fun, camping, canoeing, never passing up a game of cards, darts, horseshoes or washer toss. His grandchildren, nieces and nephews were always willing to take him on. He was blessed with the gift of conversation. To Hubert, a stranger was only someone he hadn’t chatted up yet as he sat on many “perches” eager to hear your story and make a new friend. A proud Newfoundlander, at the hint of a Newfie accent his first question would be “What part of home are you from?” <br>Hubert was a craftsman working for fifty plus years as a plasterer adding and restoring beauty to many churches, historic buildings and homes in the Halifax area and beyond. <br>Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Harris Crooks his family doctor, the Palliative Care team, especially nurse Cindy Bell, the VON and care workers from Northwood. Thank you also to all those who have been holding Hubert and his family in their prayers since he was first diagnosed with cancer. <br>A celebration of Hubert’s life will be held at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, Hatchet Lake on Tuesday, January 31st at 2 pm with Rev. Kay Knott and Rev. Cheryl Rafuse, with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Timothy’s Church or a charity of your choice. <br>“Well done, good and faithful servant!” <br></div>