Reverend Howard Eugene McCormick
Reverend Howard Eugene McCormick – age 96, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 in Heart of the Valley Long Term Care Centre, Middleton. Born in Bear River, Howard was the eldest son of the late Ross Eugene McCormick and Pearle Marion (Coombs) McCormick. He was predeceased by his sister, Evelyn Gertrude; and brothers, Reverend Roland Keith and Gerald "Sonny" Arthur. He was predeceased by his first wife, Muriel Catherine (Nicholl) and second wife, Jean Phyllis (Dimock, Cogswell). He is survived by his daughter, Robin (Allan) Rogers; sons, David (Catherine), Christopher (Carla) and Carroll (Diane); as well as two stepsons, Tim (Pam) Dimock and Tom (Anne) Dimock. He had nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He graduated from Toronto Bible College in 1949 and from Acadia Divinity College in 1957. Ordained in 1967, he served as Pastor of Churches of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches until he retired in 1991, often filling in as Interim Pastor when needed. He was given the title of Minister Emeritus from Pereaux and pastored in many churches in Nova Scotia, as well as pastored in Saskatoon. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. He loved to sing and was involved in many singing groups over the years.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Heart of the Valley Long Term Care Home and Annapolis Valley Home Care for their care and support over the years.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2022 in Pereaux Baptist Church, Pereaux. Reverend Doctor Mark Parent officiating. Interment will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bear River at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.