Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Well-Known Engineer Passes Away

A key part behind the construction of the South Shore Regional Hospital has died. Arthur MacKenzie Dechman of West LaHave passed away early this morning at age 89. He spent 40 years at Acadia Road Builders and Acadia Construction, the group which helped build the Bridgewater hospital in 1988. Dechman attended Acadia University before entering the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. He was also known as an avid yachtsman and competitive sailor, racing the offshore circuit as a long time member of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron. Dechman was also Past Commodore and Honourary life member of LaHave River Yacht Club and enjoyed the sights and sounds of Chester Race Week. A celebration of life will take place at the Bridgewater United Church on Friday.