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Victor L. Swinimer

Victor L. Swinimer
It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Victor, at age 59, of Pine grove, Lunenburg Co., on Thursday, October 20, 2016, after a two-year battle with cancer.

Victor was born in Martins Point, Lunenburg Co., to the late Laurie Arthur and Vivian Mae (Barkhouse) Swinimer.

He followed in his father’s footsteps and was a painter by trade. His real passion, however, was karate. He started and continued to operate the Bridgewater Uechi-Ryu Karate Academy in 1989 where he touched the lives of many students over the years and became part of an amazing karate family. Victor was a seventh-degree black belt. Victor found relaxation through his gardens and plants, truly gifted with a green thumb, and also enjoyed cheering the Leafs and the Blue Jays.

Victor was a proud and dedicated father to his only son, Aidan, whom he loved dearly, always ensuring Aidan came first.

Besides Aidan, he is survived by his sister, Judy (Bob) Oakley; brother, Jamie (Dominique); nieces, Melissa, Laura (Geir), Lillian; nephew, William.

As per Victor’s request, there will be no visitation or service; however, a celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 2-5p.m. at Atlantica Oak Island Inn, Western Shore, where we can listen to some of Victor’s vinyl collection and share some stories.

Committal of his ashes will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to:

Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division Office, 5826 South Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1S6 Tel: (902) 423-6183 / 1 800 639-0222 / Fax: (902) 429-6563 / E-mail:


SHAID Tree Animal Shelter, 450 LaHave Street, Unit 17, Suite 138 Bridgewater, NS B4V 4A3 950 Mullock Road, Whynott's Settlement Telephone:(902) 543-4849.

Online condolences may be made by visiting Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay at: www.mahonefuneral.

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