Oldfield (Robertson), Joady Anne, lost her lengthy battle with ovarian cancer on Friday, March 19, 2010 at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. Born on November 1, 1958 in New Glasgow, Joady was the daughter of Elsa (Cahoon) Robertson of New Glasgow and the late Bill Robertson. Joady is survived by her husband Jim Oldfield; mother Elsa Robertson; brothers: Dale and Bill Robertson; nephew Derek. Joady graduated a Civil Engineer from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1982 and went on to apply her skills to projects in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. A consummate adventurer who never backed away from challenges, Joady ran a half-marathon in Montreal, adventure raced in Toronto, rappelled in Elora Gorge, Ontario and hiked and scrambled up the Rocky Mountains surrounding Canmore, Alberta. Joady and Jim were married in a private ceremony on a mountaintop near their Canmore home in 2006. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow where visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 pm Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial 11 am Wednesday in Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow with Father Gary MacPherson officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences at: www.rhporter.ca
1939 to 2014
Father of our Captain
for the Calgary Space Workers
In Memory of
Neil Armstrong who Died Saturday August 25 ,2012 at 2:45pm
Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step on to the moon. The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter million miles away has died. He was 82.
Armstrong died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, a statement Saturday from his family said. It didn’t say where he died.
Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969, capping the most daring of the 20th century’s scientific expeditions. His first words after setting foot on the surface are etched in history books and the memories of those who heard them in a live broadcast.
“That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong said.
In those first few moments on the moon, during the climax of heated space race with the then-Soviet Union, Armstrong stopped in what he called “a tender moment” and left a patch commemorate NASA astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts who had died in action.
“It was special and memorable but it was only instantaneous because there was work to do,” Armstrong told an Australian television interviewer in 2012.
NASAApollo 11 commander Neil A. Armstrong prepares to board the Saturn V space vehicle for the beginning of his mission to the moon on July 16, 1969.
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