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Victor Nason
1902 - 1954
Husband of Clara Hartt Nason
Victor Nason 1902-1954
A Fredericton Junction man was killed almost instantly Monday afternoon, March 8, 1954, when he fell 11 ft from a crane at the West Saint John dock area. He was Victor Nason, 52, a mechanic employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Nason had been working astride the boom of the crane when a bar on which he was standing split causing him to lose his balance and tumble over backwards. He had been one of a number of men working on the crane. A, McIntosh, Woodstock was operator of the crane. Other crewmembers were George Alston 228 St. George St., West Saint John; Lorne Shaw, 632 Centre Street, Lancaster, and Raymond Jamieson a mechanic’s helper on the CPR boarding train. No Inquest Decision No decision has been made regarding an inquest. Saint John detectives are investigating the fatality. Mr. Nason was born August 3, 1902 at Fredericton Junction and was the son of the late Wesley and Hattie (Smith) Nason and had been a resident of that community most of his life. He had been employed with the Canadian Pacific Railway for 32 years. A member of the Fredericton Junction Baptist church, he was also a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance and Way. Surviving are his wife the former Miss Clara Hartt; three daughters the Misses Mirian, Glenna and Carol Nason all at home; four sons, Vernon, Walter, Ross and Burton Nason all at home; four brothers J. Marshall, Baton Rouge, Louisana.USA Earl, Bliss and Dana Nason, Fredericton Junction, two sisters Mrs. Mennel Goodwin and Mrs. Otis Redstone, Fredericton Junction. Three half-brothers Parker Nason, Fredericton Junction, Hollis Nason, Harvey Station, and Lewis Nason, St. George and two half-sisters, Mrs. Harry Peterson, Greenville, Me. and Mrs. Thomas Hartt, Fredericton Junction, as well as several nieces and nephews. Unless an inquest is called, the body on its release from the morgue will be taken to Fredericton Junction to rest at the home. The funeral will be held from the Fredericton United Baptist Church Thursday afternoon with service at 2:30 o’clock. Internment will be in Gladstone Cemetery.
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