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JENNEX, Captain Earl Thompson

Captain Jennex

1927 - 2018

Age 91 of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 in Parkstone Enhanced Care. Born May 27th, 1927 in Oyster Pond, Jeddore, he was the second youngest son of a large family of the late James and Mary (Marshall Tracy) Jennex.

Typical of his generation, Earl left school early to work in a lumber mill and the dockyard. During WWII he served in the Merchant Marines. After the war, he stayed on the sea and travelled the world on tankers and cable ships. During this time he worked towards attaining continual levels of certification. In the 50’s he started his career with what became the Canadian Coast Guard, serving as Captain on many vessels within the fleet, starting with the Sambro Light Ship, and including the Sir William Alexander and the Sir John A. MacDonald. In 1973 he joined the Halifax Pilotage Authority as a Harbour Pilot. Earl came ashore to stay with his beloved wife Clara, in 1988. 

 In retirement Earl was actively involved with First Baptist Church Dartmouth serving faithfully with the Food Bank, the Seniors and Outreach ministries. He enjoyed singing with the Dartmouth Men’s Choir, playing golf, bridge, bowling, wood carving and spending time with his friends and family. Earl took great joy in his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Earl is survived by his daughter, Ramona Jennex, Coldbrook; son, Phillip (Colleen), Port Hawkesbury; grandchildren, Kira Williams (Micheal Comeau), of Port Williams, Cameron (Kim) Williams, Mount Pearl, NL, Brianne Williams (Jake Durrwachter), Toronto, Ont., and Courtney Jennex (Kenny MacPhee), Sydney, and great grandchildren, Rhys Ansems, William Comeau, Josephine Williams; and many loved nieces and nephews. 
He was predeceased by his wife, Clara; grandson, Fraser Williams. Earl was the last surviving member of his generation. 

Visitation will be held from 12-1pm followed by the funeral service 1pm Saturday, December 8th, Rev. Martin Zwicker officiating, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception in Atlantic Funeral Home. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Dartmouth, Tourette Canada, Fraser Williams Memorial Fund (NSCC), or Diabetes Canada. The family wishes to thank the staff at Parkstone Enhanced Care for his loving care and also to the Royal Canadian Legion Fairview Branch 142 and Edith Devlin (FBC) for their faithful visits.  

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