Mechanic 02

William Henry Plaster

October 11, 1956 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 64)


Plaster, William Henry Sheldon

It is with great sadness that the family of William, better known as Bill, born on 11 October 1956 in Newcastle, NB, announce his sudden but peaceful passing on 4 January 2021 while watching TV at home in Dartmouth, NS.

Bill was definitely a jack-of-all-trades who could almost always find a silver lining to just about anything.  He loved hearing and telling jokes to his father.  He was an avid motorcycle rider and for many years was the Chief Motorcycle Instructor for all of Nova Scotia.  He was an active member of the Veterans Canada (motorcycle club) of Nova Scotia and Royal Canadian Legion Branch #55 in Fredericton Junction, NB.  But undoubtedly, his most favorite past time besides riding was watching movies – sci-fi, horror, comedies, you name it, he watched it.

In 1980 while living in Dartmouth, Bill decided to join the military.  Over the next several years, he was stationed in Oromocto, NB, Lahr, Germany and Calgary, AB.  Eventually Bill left the military and became the owner/operator of his own garage / auto repair shop.  A few years later the family moved back to Nova Scotia.

As a mechanic, Bill was never out of work and he did everything he could to help out those in need: like fixing generators during White Juan, or helping family or friends with various vehicle repairs on a weekend.  He loved talking shop.  In more recent years, many may have seen Bill on one of the bridges when he was employed by the Commissionaires and worked as the tow truck driver for Halifax Harbour Bridges or as the extra tall “good morning wave” person at the McKay tolls.  His last job was as a tow truck driver with various companies in and around Dartmouth.


Bill is predeceased by his mother, Dorothy (Wallace) Plaster and infant sister Julie Ann Plaster.  He is survived by his partner of 10 years, Cathy (Kontuk) Comeau, daughter Melissa (Ken) Dearman, son Patrick (Tonia) Plaster, sisters Patricia (Bob) Saulnier, Cindy Plaster, father Charlie Plaster, step-daughters Jessica (Nate) MacDonald, Christina Comeau, step-son Mike (Candace) Comeau, 7 grandchildren, 2 aunts, and former spouse Mary (Sullivan) Perry.

Due to Covid-19, the family has expressed there will be no visitation or funeral service.  A private memorial service and interment will be held at a later date.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Huntington Society of Canada, the Nova Scotia SPCA, or a charity of your choice.

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