Thurlo Ian Munroe
At three quarters of a century, Thurlo (Ian to some) passed peacefully on Friday, April 16, 2021 at the QEII, Halifax.
Born on September 15, 1945 in Greenock, Scotland he was the son of a Canadian Naval Shipwright and Scottish War Bride. Thurlo and Francis followed Beatty to Nova Scotia when Thurlo was only 9 months old. They travelled on the Queen Mary and arrived at Pier 21 in June of 1946. In his early adult life, Thurlo served in the Canadian Navy. He got to travel a bit during his Naval Service and ended up in Quebec City for a retrofit of the HMCS Cormorant. It was in Quebec City/Levis that he met Lise. He hounded her to go out with him and eventually she caved. They were married 9 months later in Nova Scotia. He passed on their forty-second wedding anniversary.
Shortly after marrying, Thurlo left the Navy after 17 years of service, and started the career he would have until his retirement. He was a Sales Representative for a German drafting company. He was responsible for the Atlantic region and made many friends over the years across the four provinces.
Since retirement, you could find him working in his shop, helping his kids with projects, reading and driving everyone around him crazy, showing them jokes on his tablet, oh how we regretted buying him that tablet! He loved to entertain and always wanted to host family and friends on the weekends and holidays. However, when it was time to clean up, he would be too busy telling stories and entertaining his guests. He was always responsible for the BBQ but his son Robin would eventually have to take over as Thurlo would be too busy holding court and the meal would be ruined.
Anyone who knew him understood his love for his family, how much he enjoyed a good joke and his passion for history and boats. No one could tell a story (tall tale) like him and he dreamed of one day sailing again. He had a selfless, giving heart, there is nothing he would not do for his family and friends.
He is survived by the love of his life, Lise (Doucet) Munroe, partner of 42 years; his children Jamie (Stephanie), Kelly (Phillip) Redden, and Robin (Samantha); his brother Bruce (Andrea); his nephews Brian and David; his niece Amelie Doucet; and the lights of his life, his grandsons Carter, Cooper, and Elliot.
Predeceased by the first light of his life, his grandson Connor Moore, and his parents Harley Beatty Munroe and Frances (Matthews) Munroe.
Due to Covid, funeral attendance is by invitation only. If you would like to view the service remotely, it will be live streamed on Faith Baptist Chapel’s Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith Baptist Chapel, Lunenburg.
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