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Dr. Ross MacInnis Had a Major Impact on the Village of Shubenacadie

Mon Oct 20, 6:16 AM

On October 11th Shubenacadie lost one of its Patriarchs - Dr. Ross MacInnis. 

He was passionate about his community and the people in it.  His actions over the years tells this story, making house calls long after most doctors had stopped - the health care he provided to the Village as a Medical Doctor.  When we were celebrating Olympic Athlete Tracy Cameron - Doc MacInnis (as he was affectionatley known) in his greetings shared that he was the very first person to every see Tracy. 

Dr. MacInnis worked as a Municipal Councilor and was the driving force behind Shubenacadie being one of the first smaller communities in the area to get Water and Sewage.  He sat on many boards including School Board as well as others.  He was one of the founding members and leaders on the creation and development of the Tin Shop Museum in Shubenacadie.  He contributed and supported that project for years - he and Gerry Williams were the best story tellers making the history of Shubenacadie interesting for anyone that would listen.

The MacInnis Trail was another act of kindness with donating the land to provide the Village with a beautiful nature trail for families to enjoy for years to come.

For so much of what Ross has done - the Community and its residents have benefited.  His wisdom, insight, fair and balanced approach to opportunities and obstacles alike and his passion and dedication to Shubenacadie will be greatly missed.

We want to let Madeline and the family know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.  We also celebrate with you the life of you beloved husband, father and grandfather... 



Shubie River Park Event Stage - Opening

Mon Oct 06, 6:07 AM

Saturday we enjoyed the opening of the new Event Stage / Snack Bar / Washrooms at the Park by the Ball Field.  The Old Ball Building was totally renovated and an Event Stage was added t othe back of it facing the Ball Filed.

We enjoyed the HERH Band under the direction of Bruce Campbell - they played for the singing of O' Canada - then some other great music.

Ged Stonehouse thanked those that had worked hard to make the project happen.

  • The NS Department of Commuities, Culture and Heritage - they provided funding for the project
  • East Hants through Albert Flemming provided a contribution through his beautification fund
  • Scotia Metals - Dan & Danielle Chassie contributed the metal siding and roofing that started the whole project off
  • Ettinger's Home Hardware were the main supplier of of building supplies and provided a significant discount on all materials
  • The Hall & Grounds Committee - Jennifer Kennard - Bea MacMillan were a big help as well
  • Neil Barr provide his expertise in some of the design ideas and recommendations
  • The Construction Team - Derek Taylor led this and did an amazing job - Bill Dixon for the Electrical and Andy Gilmor for the plumbing
  • The Volunteers - Richard Ashton and a team of young guys tore the old top off the buildings saving the project about $1,500 - thank you guys
  • Margaret Miller - our MLA brought greetings from the Province and then cut the Ribbon officially opening the facility - Margaret told a story of how much this park meant to them as kids growing up on the farm just out side of town.
  • A Celebration Cake was served - it was donated by the Village Bakery - Thanks Jennifer - thanks Betty Stonehouse for your help with everything and serving the refreshments

This will be such a great facility for - Concerts - Canoe to the Sea - Canada Day - Anouncing Ball Games - and much much more....

Thanks to EVERYONE....