The Cape Breton Highlanders
Fredrick Linus Pottie

Fredrick Linus Pottie - 84


The family of Frederick Linus Pottie are deeply saddened to announce his passing on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Linus died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 84.

The son of Alcid Pottic and Helene Chiasson of Cheticamp, Linus grew up in New Waterford. He was spirited and witty, with a great love of cards, darts, and dancing. He was also tenderly devoted, to his wife Viola (nee Roche), his son, Ambrose, his grand-children Clara and Geoffrey, and his many beloved dogs and birds.

After first working in the mines, Linus joined the army and served bravely with the Cape Breton Highlanders in the Second World War. He was later among Canada's first peacekeeping soldiers, stationed in Germany and Egypt, after which he worked in Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax, where he served as Commis­sionaire of Halifax Bridge at Citadel Hill.

He retired to his family house at 428 King Street, New Waterford and became a fun-loving member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club.

Linus was predeceased by his brothers, Joe and Ambrose and his sister, Mary.

He is survived and will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his wife, Viola; his sister, Julia, Glace Bay; son, Ambrose and daughter-in-law, Patricia Pearson, Toronto and by his little grandchildren. Says Clara: "Grandpa's soul is in my heart."