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Joseph Terrance (Terry) Hewitt

 

Petty Officer 2nd Class, Communications Technician, RCN / C.A.F.

 

Born: 08 May 1949, Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

Died: 17 Sep 2019, Dartmouth, NS

 

HEWITT, Joseph Terrance (Terry) - loving husband, devoted family man, 70, of Dartmouth, passed away unexpectedly September 17, 2019. Terry was born May 8, 1949 in Halifax, to Benjamin and Elizabeth (Jollimore) Hewitt. Terry found his love for the sea while working on his father's fishing boat when he was a teenager. He then joined the navy in 1967 and travelled the world, retiring after 28 years of devoted service as PO2, Communications Technician, RCN. On May 26, 1972, in St. Catherine's Church in Halifax, Terry married the love of his life, Beverly Ann MacMullin, much to the joy of his family. Terry had many interests including canoeing, fishing, hunting, fly-tying, target shooting, and most of all tinkering and storytelling. Every task that Terry undertook he did so wholeheartedly and with great attention to detail. Terry, a firm believer that everyone deserves a second chance, was heavily involved in his community, donating his time and energy to the Big Brothers Association, Adult Literacy volunteer, Cub Scouts of Canada, and as Range Officer. Terry is survived by his wife Bev of 47 years; daughters, Kelly Hewitt (Johnny Russell), Kerry Hewitt (Jason Biggin), Kim MacColl (Scott MacColl); grandchildren, Morgan Hewitt, Benjamin and Riley Biggin, and Carter and Hunter MacColl; sisters, Sherry Hodge (Francis Hodge) and Darlene DeCoffe (Mike Thompson); in-laws, Clare and Peter Grant and many extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Elizabeth Hewitt; and brother, John Dale Hewitt. Terry Hewitt will be forever remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, devoted grandfather and helping hand. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on September 23rd and funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on September 24th, all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Following the reception, Terry will be laid to rest in Dayspring Cemetery, Trunk 3, Dayspring, Lunenburg Co., NS B4V 5P6. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bide Awhile Animal Shelter. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald 21 Sep 2019)

 

Ships served in:

HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in Restigouche in the late 1960s

HMCS ANNAPOLIS - Served in Annapolis c1970-1972

HMCS YUKON

NRS NEWPORT CORNER - Served at Newport Corner c1982

HMCS MARGAREE - Paying off crew as a P2 Comm Tech

HMCS ALGONQUIN

 

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