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Conrad Kevin Sarty

 SARTY, Conrad Kevin    Conrad Kevin Sarty, 77, passed away peacefully September 15, 2019 at Northwood Terrace, in Halifax. He entered hospice care a week earlier due to complications from Multiple System Atrophy. Born March 2, 1942 in Moncton, NB,
SARTY, Conrad Kevin Conrad Kevin Sarty, 77, passed away peacefully September 15, 2019 at Northwood Terrace, in Halifax. He entered hospice care a week earlier due to complications from Multiple System Atrophy. Born March 2, 1942 in Moncton, NB, he grew up in Halifax. In his early years, he enjoyed spending time at the family homestead in Lapland and summers at the family cottage on Sandy Lake. Later, he attended Queen Elizabeth High School where he was a stand-out football player. He continued to play 'ironman' football for both Acadia and Dalhousie universities, where he was a 'BMOC', joining the Zeta Psi fraternity, making lifelong friends there. He was drafted by the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, but chose to pursue a career in engineering, graduating from the Nova Scotia Technical College with a Civil Engineering degree. He followed jobs at Fundy Gypsum and NS Dept. of Highways before settling in Truro, to raise a family and begin a 20+ year commute to Dartmouth where he had a successful career, retiring as manager of the Dartmouth Water Commission. He was active in the Truro community, serving with the local Kinsmen club, as a leader with the 6th Truro Cub Scout Pack, and as an usher in the First Baptist Church, building a large network of friends along the way. He and Pat proudly raised their three boys, spending many enjoyable years travelling them around to hockey rinks, ball fields, ski hills and 'cheering for the home team' at SMU and St. F.X. football games. He loved to ski in Winter and sail in Summer. He loved spending time at the Smith Cove cottage he built with his family. He was quick to lend a hand and loved to have a laugh with you. Though his flame flickered in his final years, it burned brightly for a good long while. His heart was felt, his actions will be remembered, and his spirit will live on in those who loved him. Survived by his brother, Derek (Noreen); sons, Peter (Heather), Steve (Gail), Todd; grandchildren, Meg, Sky, Hannah, Sierra, Luke. Predeceased by his parents, Melbourne and Clara; sister, Karen; brother, Seaton. Thanks to the many healthcare professionals in Truro and Halifax who provided excellent care for Dad in his last years. His final act of generosity was to donate his remains to science through the Dalhousie Human Body Donation Program and the Maritime Brain Tissue Bank. Donations in his memory can be made to the Truro TAAC Revitalization Project, or a charity of one’s choice. Friends are invited to gather at the Truro Golf Club Sunday, September 29 from 2-4 p.m. to remember Conrad's life.

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