BEST, M. Irene

Peacefully, at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, NB, August 7, 2017, M. Irene (Gilbert) Best of St. Stephen, NB. Wife of the late Stewart S. Best. Born April 29, 1924 in Saint John, NB, daughter of the late James F. and G. Josephine (McCormick) Gilbert.
Survived by her children, Stewart Best (Andrea) of Rolling Dam, NB, Karen Armstrong (Robert) of Limekiln, NB, Janet McAuley (George) of St. Stephen, NB; grandchildren, Katrina Best (Nate), Shannon Best, Ryan Best, Jack Armstrong (Megan), Jason Armstrong (Melanie) and Nicole Armstrong (Sebastien); great-grandchildren, Dillon, Madison, Lexie, Evan, Owen and Sutter; sister-in-law, Doreen Gilbert of Saint John, NB; several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents; husband; three brothers, James, Edward and Ralph; one sister, Gloria Connolly.
Resting at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB from where funeral service will be held Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 1 p.m. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 11a.m. – 1 p.m.
Interment will be at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Saint John, NB at 3:30 p.m.
For those who wish, in lieu of flowers remembrances to Alzheimer Society or charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences for the family may be sent to