Frederick Carmen "Fred" Davis
It is with great sadness we announce the peacefull passing of Frederick Carmen "Fred" Davis on Friday, March 1, 2019 in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan, Born in Springhill he was a son of the late William Wallace and Rose Elizabeth (Ryan) Davis.
After an adventurous youth in Springhill, N.S., Fred took on many challenges during his working life. In his early years, he was a Coal Miner in Springhill and was a Dragermen (rescue worker) after the Springhill Mine Explosion on November 1, 1956. After leaving the mines, Fred joined the Canadian Armed Forces. Initially, Fred was in the Army Signal Corp, and then as a Fireman in the Air Force. Fred and his family had several postings during his military career, including four years in France with the Canadian contingent of NATO. On retirement from the military, Fred was a Correctional Officer at both Dorchester and Springhill Penitentiaries. Throughout his life, Fred was an extraordinary provider and protector of his family.
In 1967 Fred completed construction of the family centennial project: a cottage at Heather Beach. Needless to say, Fred and family had many years of fun and happiness at the "beach".
For many years in Toronto, Fred was a minor league coach of both baseball and hockey. He was a passionate leader and mentor, emphasizing both competitiveness and fun. After moving to Amherst from Greenwood, N.S., Fred developed a passion for the Junior A hockey team "Amherst Ramblers". Fred was an executive on the management team, benefactor, fund raiser, and fan.
In 1994, Fred was appointed to the Amherst Board of Police Commissioners. During his tenure, he supported many police and community initiatives, including relocation of the police station to temporary facilities while a new police station was under development. Fred retired from the Amherst Police Commission as Chairman in 1998.
Fred was an avid deer hunter and awesome rough carpenter/handyman.
Fred is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Carole (Hayes), son Paul (Francine), daughter Cindy, a sister Rosanna, sister-in-law Shelly Hayes, brothers-in-law Jim Hayes and Tommy Henwood, several nieces and nephews, and many good friends.
Besides his parents, Fred was predeceased by brothers William "Billy", and Walter Davis.
Our family appreciates the compassion, and professional care provided by Care Givers, Nurses, and Doctors of Centennial Villa, Gables Lodge, and The Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Cherish today, for we know not what tomorrow will bring.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the A H Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902 597 2361). No visitation by request. A Graveside Service will be held in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date.
Those wishing to make a donation in Fred's memory may do so to the Parkinson's Society, The Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre or to the charity of your choice.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Fred's online memorial at www.brownsfuneralhome.com or through the A H Brown Funeral Home Facebook Page.