Harold Geddes

Harold Geddes (HM20CT)

Location: Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 3N5 Westmorland County
Country: Canada
Buy Canada flags at Flagstore.com!

N 45° 53.873', W 64° 22.08'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 117 views
Inscription

In Memoriam


Harold Geddes was a local landmark. Small in stature, he stood tall in this community.
Orphaned in the Halifax Explosion of 1917, he was adopted by Charles and Alice Geddes of Sackville.
On retirement from his job as a custodian at Mount Allison University, Harold became the community's volunteer caretaker. For more than 20 years he kept the town centre litter-free.
When work was done, he would sit at a local café, sipping hot tea and reading the daily papers. A keen, if crusty, observer of current events, he was seldom at a loss for a timely quip or comment.
Harold's devotion to civic tidiness earned him Sackville's Good Neighbour Award and, in 2000, the Mayor's Award for his 'pride, initiative, and interest in keeping Sackville neat and clean on a totally voluntary basis.'
Harold Geddes died on September 8, 2004. The streets of downtown Sackville will never seem quite the same. As one friend put it, 'He may not have had big feet, but he left awfully big shoes to fill.'
Details
HM NumberHM20CT
Tags
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 393878 N 5083611
Decimal Degrees45.89788333, -64.36800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 53.873', W 64° 22.08'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 53' 52.38" N, 64° 22' 4.7999999999999" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Bridge St, Sackville New Brunswick E4L 3N5, CA
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?