HAWBOLDT, James Alfred (Jimmy)
HAWBOLDT, James Alfred (Jimmy) - 93, Drummond Road, Westville, passed away Thursday, February 5, 1998, in Northumberland Veterans' Unit, Pictou. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Archibald and Mary (Scully) Hawboldt. He was a coal miner and was the last living survivor of the MacGregor mine explosion. He later worked for Thompson and Sutherlands and Canadian Tire until his retirement. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the Canadian Army in the Artillery Division. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 35, Westville; Westville Heritage Group and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Westville. Mr. Hawboldt was a noted athlete, excelling in running. He held the record for the five-mile track race and had won many awards throughout the area. He was inducted into both the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and the Pictou County Sport Hall of Fame. He is survived by daughter, Wanda (Mrs. Don Chisholm), Truro; grandsons, Douglas, Lower Sackville; Brock, Amherst; great-grandchildren, Jamie, Dawn, Andrew and Alex. He is also survived by sisters, Loretta MacFadden, Viola MacCulloch, both of Westville; brother, Richard, Pictou; sisters-in-law, Muriel MacDonald, Westville; Lottie Wilson, New Jersey; Dorothy Hawboldt, Sydney Mines. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jean MacDonald; brothers, Charles and Chester. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Westville, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Interment will be in Auburn Cemetery, Westville. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to the Jimmy Hawboldt Memorial Trust c/o the Administrator of Northumberland Veterans' Unit.