Emerson, Starr Huskins

Emerson Starr Huskins

Emerson Starr Huskins passed away peacefully September 3rd, 2006.  He was predeceased by his father Charles Delbert Huskins 1983 and his mother Lena Marie Huskins 2001.

He is survived by his brothers Delbert (Nada) Prince Rupert, BC; Ira (Brenda) Port Mouton, NS and sister June (Andrew) Decker, Prince Rupert, BC.;  Nieces and Nephews and Great Niece and Nephews.

Emerson (Emmy) was born August 18, 1937 to Charles and Lena Huskins in Central Port Mouton, Nova Scotia.  He was the oldest of his 4 siblings.  He came to Prince Rupert in the 1950’s when his father decided to fish in Prince Rupert and move there from Nova Scotia.  He was well known for his involvement with lapidary work and the beautiful pieces he created out of stone.  He also spent a lot of time nurturing his African Violets which he loved.  He was an avid reader and could often be found reading encyclopedias.  He also commonly had in his hand his fountain pen that he used to pursue his passion of crossword puzzles and it is fondly remembered that he always had his Wrigley’s spearmint gum on hand. 

In the 1980’s Emerson moved to live the rest of his life in Terrace, BC first at Osborne House and then at the Terraceview Lodge.  He has made many friends both in Prince Rupert and Terrace.  During his last few years he spent time visiting with his cousin, Phyllis, who kept an eye out for him and I am sure brightened his days with her company and news from family.

Donations can be made in Emerson’s memory to the Terraceview Lodge.

A service was held Thursday Sept. 7th at Terraceview in Emerson’s memory.

The family would like to thank the Terraceview Lodge staff for taking good care of him.

Terrace Standard

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