Author Topic: A Sad day for Nova Scotia!  (Read 4055 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Perry

  • Global Moderator
  • Gold Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 7381
  • Thanked: 389 times
  • Gender: Male
    • Brandt's Bees
  • Location: Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia
A Sad day for Nova Scotia!
« on: December 21, 2013, 11:20:20 am »
I usually keep things light-hearted here, but I do have sad news for us here in Nova Scotia.
When I was hired on as a part-time inspector this past summer I worked with the Provincial Bee Health Adviser, Joanne Moran. Joanne's immediate supervisor was a gentleman named Alexander Shalin, who essentially was responsible for all aspects related to the keeping of bees (health, imporatation, exporting, regulations, etc.) in the province. I met Alexander on two occasions and came away both times with a tremendous admiration for the work he did, his dedication to that work, and the gentle demeanor with which he was blessed. He was so engaging and kind that he stood out.
We have been inundated with terrible weather here the last few days, resulting in a terrible highway accident a half hour from here. It is with regret that Alexander was lost to us as a result.
I don't ask often or at all for that matter, however if those that do could keep his family in their thoughts at this time it would be appreciated.
He was a Gentle man in every sense of the word.

http://www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/84609
"It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor."      
Forum Supporter

Offline riverbee

  • Gold Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 8924
  • Thanked: 410 times
  • Gender: Female
  • ***Forum Sponsor***
  • Location: El Paso Twp, Wisconsin
Re: A Sad day for Nova Scotia!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 11:33:47 am »
very sad, my thoughts and prayers to his family.
i keep wild things in a box..........™
if you obey the rules, you miss all the fun.....katherine hepburn
Forum Sponsor

Offline Slowmodem

  • Gold Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1551
  • Thanked: 37 times
  • Gender: Male
    • http://gregsbees.blogspot.com/
  • Location: Ten Mile, TN
Re: A Sad day for Nova Scotia!
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 11:37:17 am »
Sounds like a great man and a great loss.  Condolences to all who knew him.
Greg Whitehead
Ten Mile, TN
Beekeeping at 26.4 kbs

Offline blueblood

  • Gold Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1766
  • Thanked: 39 times
  • Gender: Male
    • https://www.facebook.com/scottshoneyandlipbalms
  • Location: Central Indiana, USA
Re: A Sad day for Nova Scotia!
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 12:01:12 pm »
Thanks for sharing Perry.  Just lifted a prayer for his family.  Life is precious and every day is a gift.

Offline iddee

  • Administrator
  • Gold Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 5960
  • Thanked: 353 times
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Sophia, N. C.
Re: A Sad day for Nova Scotia!
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 02:51:15 pm »
My condolences. Losing one is always hard, but the better ones leave even more pain. Prayers go out to the family.
“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
― Shel Silverstein

Offline Bakersdozen

  • Global Moderator
  • Gold Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 4135
  • Thanked: 397 times
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Olathe, Kansas
Re: A Sad day for Nova Scotia!
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 07:39:03 pm »
How unfortunate for his family, Nova Scotia and the world of beekeeping.

Offline G3farms

  • Bee Wrangler
  • Global Moderator
  • Gold Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 1720
  • Thanked: 36 times
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Concord, TN
Re: A Sad day for Nova Scotia!
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013, 07:44:47 pm »
Prayer and good thoughts sent their way.
Bees are bees and do as they please!

.... --- -   -... . . ...   .-- .. .-.. .-..   .... .- ...- .   -.-- --- ..-   ... - . .--. .--. .. -. --.   .- -. -..   ..-. . - -.-. .... .. -. --.   .-.. .. -.- .   -.-- --- ..- .-.   .... . .- -..   .. ...   --- -.   ..-. .. .-. .   .- -. -..   -.-- --- ..- .-.   .- ... ...   .. ...   -.-. .- - -.-. .... .. -. --.

Online LazyBkpr

  • Global Moderator
  • Gold Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 6690
  • Thanked: 187 times
  • Gender: Male
  • www.outyard.net
    • The Outyard
  • Location: Richland Iowa
Re: A Sad day for Nova Scotia!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2013, 07:54:41 pm »
Thanks for sharing Perry.  Just lifted a prayer for his family.  Life is precious and every day is a gift.

   /signed
Drinking RUM before noon makes you a PIRATE not an alcoholic!

Offline rcannon

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 423
  • Thanked: 18 times
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Ft White, Fll
Re: A Sad day for Nova Scotia!
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2014, 07:13:46 pm »
Prayers sent.