William Andrew NELSON
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William Andrew NELSON

May 10, 1930 - February 07, 2006

William Andrew NELSON

May 10, 1930 - February 07, 2006


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Obituary for William Andrew NELSON

Nelson, William Andrew, 75, of Peterborough. Peacefully at the P.R.H.C. on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, surrounded by his family. Beloved Husband and Best Friend of 40 years to Marie (Armstrong) Nelson. Cherished Father to Catherine (Craig) Nelson-Brown, Keene; Debra (Wayne) Taylor, Oakville; Paul (Ann) Beebe, Keene; Shelley ODonaghue (Dave Nelson), Keene; and Brian Beebe, Bailieboro. Proud Grandfather to Cara (Rob) Wood, Crystal (Ryan) Post, Tara, Nicole, Greg and Paul ODonaghue, Charlie and Adam Beebe. Eldest Brother to Jack (Gayle) Nelson, Peter Nelson, Julie (Brian) Taylor. Pre-deceased by parents Fred and Gladys Nelson, and an infant brother Edward. Bill was born on his parents farm near the village of Lang. He attended the one room school in Lang, then transferred to SS#5 Otonabee when the family moved to Keene. He attended PCI, then Queens University in Kingston before working for Reg Blythe Construction. That job groomed him to work with his father (and later both brothers) at Fred Nelson & Sons Ltd., Keene, Ontario, where he worked until he retired when they sold the company in 1996. He was a long-time member of St. James United Church and served as Chairman of their Board of Stewards for many years. He also served on their Board of Trustees. Bill was a member and past Master of the Keene Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of The Scottish Rite. He was a member of the Peterborough and District Old Tyme Fiddlers and Dancers and also the Otonabee Valley Old Tyme Fiddlers and Dancers. Memorial Service to be held at St. James United Church, 221 Romaine (at Aylmer St.), Peterborough at 11:00 am, on Friday, February 10th. Rev. Dr. Paul G. Currie Officiating. A Masonic Service will take place prior to the Memorial Service at 10:15 am. Online condolences to the family, directions to the church, and donations to St. James United Church in memory of Bill may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME at 742-1875.

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