Nathan Bertram Squires
Obituary for Nathan Bertram Squires
Nathan, age 81, passed away peacefully at home in Dartmouth on December 6, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
Nathan (Nate) was born and raised in Topsail, NL. Growing up, he had a head for numbers and started his career as an auditor with Revenue Canada Taxation, (Canada Revenue Agency) in 1967. After earning his degree as a Certified General Accountant in 1970, he worked his way through the ranks which included moving his family to Sydney and then Dartmouth Nova Scotia, where he retired in 1995 as the Director of the Halifax Tax Services Office (Canada Revenue Agency).
Nate was a lover of books, world history, politics, global events and staying current watching CBC and CNN.
As an avid golfer, Nate was a member of the Hartlen Point Force Golf Club in Eastern Passage where he enjoyed many rounds of golf. He loved many family vacations to Prince Edward Island and one of the highlights was his hole-in-one at Stanhope Golf and Country Club. As the cold Atlantic weather approached (he truly disliked winter), he was lured south by the warm weather of Florida. Nate loved planning his yearly trips to Florida with his wife Shirley until her passing and then with Gail until 2016.
Nate is survived by his four children, whom he loved and was very proud of; Debbie McCaughin (Barb) Dartmouth, Lynn Squires (Tammie Murphy) Middle Sackville, Karen Morash (Todd) Cole Harbour and Keith Squires (Liz) Middleton and four cherished grandchildren; Natasha, Haylea, Taylor, Rowan and great grandchild Kayden. Also survived by his niece Edna Higham (Peter) Sackville NB.
He was predeceased by his wife Shirley (Thompson), common law spouse Gail Williams, parents Hubert and Margaret (Button) Squires, brother William Boland, sister Emma Hopkins (Boland) and nephew Harry Hopkins.
Cremation has taken place. No service at his request.
Donations in Nathan’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice.
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