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HUGH ALLAN MacQUARRIE



MacQUARRIE, Hugh Allan
Westville, Feb. 26 - Friends throughout the province learned with regret of the death today at his home in Westville of ex-Mayor H. A. MacQuarrie. He had not enjoyed good health for several years but was actively engaged in business until a few weeks ago when a heart ailment became acute and he was confined to bed. Gradually he weakened, although retaining his customary cheerfulness, until his death at noon today. Widely Known Hugh Allan MacQuarrie, known as "Allie" to his friends, was one of the best known men in the province. Large in physical and mental stature he possessed a genial nature and was highly regarded. Born at Stellarton 69 years ago, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John MacQuarrie, he was educated in the Stellarton schools and Pictou Academy and later was associated with his father in business. About 35 years ago he took over the business in Westville and has been engaged as an undertaker and in the furniture business during all the intervening years. He was one of the town's most active citizens and entered whole heartedly into every phase of its activities. He was a member and staunch supporter of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, a Past Master, treasurer, and trustee of Western Star Masonic Lodge, and a member also of the Masonic Chapter. He was a member of Scotia Lodge, I. O. O. F., and an honorary member of the Canadian Legion. Intensely interested in sports, he was a past president of the Nova Scotia Baseball Association and for 30 consecutive years was president of the Westville Amateur Athletic Association. He was an enthusiastic member of the Westville Curling Club and took part in many bonspiels throughout the Maritimes. Serving at various times as president at the time of his death. President of the East Pictou Conservative Association, he was one of the staunchest of Conservatives but numbered among his friends the most ardent of Liberals for even in the height of election campaigns he retained his sense of humor and fair play. He served as a member of the local Legislature for Pictou County from 1929 to 1933. Always interested in civic affairs he served both as mayor and town councillor on various occasions, and it was during his term as mayor that the present town hall was erected. Surviving are his wife, formerly Minnie Walters; his stepmother, Mrs. John MacQuarrie, Stellarton, and a brother, Herbert C. MacQuarrie, Stellarton. The funeral will take place from St. Andrew's Church at two o'clock on Sunday afternoon with Rev. G. S. Mitchell officiating.


[Halifax Daily Star, Feb 27 1942]
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