It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Swartz Wiseman at the age of 88. Loved by his wife of 62 years, Margaret; his daughters Bonnie(Wallace) Marina (Bond) Wendy(Ken), he will be so missed. His grandchildren Melanie(Mark), Mitchell(Michelle), Megan(Ian), Mallory(Joshua) Makaily and Makenna, they were his pride and joy and he will be remembered fondly by them all. His great-grandchildren Jonah, Theo, Allison, Sawyer, Harlow, Alex, and Chloe adored him. He also leaves behind brother-in-laws Roy(Phyllis) Cuff, Larry Powers and numerous nieces and nephews who were such an important part of his life.
Born in Bloomfield,NL Swartz spent his early years working in the lumber woods, as well as operating heavy equipment in the construction of the TCH. In 1966, Swartz moved to Labrador City to begin work with IOC. It was here that together with his wife, Margaret, he raised his family in the Big Land. He was employed with IOC for 32 years until his retirement in 1998.
An avid fisherman, he loved boating in his younger years and spent many hours at his cabin on Shabogamo Lake. Known for his musical talents he spent many hours entertaining with his button accordion and guitar. He was a people person and wherever he went it seemed he knew someone. His sense of humour was his trademark and he brought so much joy and laughter to those who knew him. He will be remembered with much love and happiness by family and friends.
Swartz was predeceased by his parents Fredrick & Mahala Wiseman; brothers Bill, Lindo; infant daughter Quenette; parents-in-law Norman & Florence Cuff; and sister-in-law Alma Powers.
We would like to express our gratitude to Dr IJ and staff at the Labrador West Health Centre for their amazing care. Lieutenant Jamie Anstey and Captain Lana Anstey for their visits and support. Also thank you to Nicole for her care over the past months.
Family and friends may visit at Temple's Funeral home 6:00-9:00pm on Thursday May 4th, 2023. Funeral services will be held 2:00pm on Friday, May 5th, 2023 at the Labrador West Salvation Army Community Church. In lieu of flowers, as expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the Labrador West Salvation Army Community Church.