J. Daniel « Dannie » Hood
It is with sadness we announce the
passing of James Daniel « Dannie »
Hood, age 81, of Amherst, NS. Dannie passed
away at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Wednesday,
August 28, 2019.
Born in New Glasgow, NS, he was a son of
the late Daniel and Jennie (Campbell) Hood.
Dannie began his career in labour
relations simply working as a carpenter, soon to become their union
representative. He moved on with a short term in the loan
management field only to come back to the labour field as a negotiator
with the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union, sometimes negotiating
contracts against his wife in management. Dannie worked with
NSGEU for a number of years. Dannie was a man of trust,
dignity and commitment, shown by his being able to move from labour to
management. He ended his career as Chief Negotiator with the
Nova Scotia Department of Labour, retiring in 1998.
Dannie was a great golfer, starting at a
very young age, and was a member at the Amherst Golf Club.
He was inducted into the Pictou County Sports Hall of Fame for his
participation in hockey in the 1950’s. Dannie was an active
volunteer with the local Food Bank. He and his wife spent 12
winters at their winter home in the Rio Grande Valley of
Texas. He loved music and was a member of the Trailblazers
men’s choir at Trails End Community in Weslaco, Texas.
Following retirement, Dannie worked with
junior golfers, the local food bank and was a member of St. Vincent de
Paul. He was a 4th degree knight, a man of faith and had an
easy way of being on earth. He supported children overseas
He will be dearly missed by his wife
Barbara Hood of Amherst; sisters Diana Rauh, New Glasgow, NS, and Mary
Elizabeth Sutherland, Dartmouth, NS; niece Lisa Keeping (Doug Brown),
Arrangements have been entrusted to
Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church
St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where visiting hours will be held
Friday from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at
the Holy Family Parish Church on, Satuday, August 31, 2019 at 11 am,
Father Craig Christenson officiating.
Those wishing to make a donation in
Dannie’s memory may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Lung
Association, or the charity of your choice.
Sharing of memories and condolences may
be sent to the family by visiting Dannie’s online memorial at
www.jonesfamilyfuneralcentre.ca or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de J Daniel Dannie Hood..
Décès pour la Ville: Amherst, Province: Nova Scotia