Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Obituaries

BARTLETT, George Howard

BARTLETT, George Howard

At the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, NB, March 21, 2015, George Howard Bartlett; husband of Bessie (Hamilton) Bartlett and son of the late Robert and Alice (Davis) Bartlett.
Survived by his wife, Bessie; one daughter, Brenda Hatt (Steve) of St. Stephen, NB; two sons, Brian Bartlett (Barb) of St. Stephen, NB, Perry Bartlett (Yvonne) of St. Stephen, NB; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Thelma Purdy of BC, Winnifred Beaseman of CA, Lillian Fahey of Old Ridge, NB; one brother, Arthur Bartlett of ON, several nieces and nephews.
Resting at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main St., St. Stephen, NB, from where the funeral service will be held on Friday, March 27 at 2 p.m.
Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday, March 26 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.
Interment at Pomeroy Ridge Cemetery, Pomeroy Ridge, NB, at a later date.
For those who wish, remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Charlotte County Cancer Society, or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca.
Funeral arrangements in care of The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main St., St. Stephen, NB.


BOONE, Douglas A.

BOONE, Douglas A.
At Vancouver, BC, Jan. 13, 2015, Douglas A. Boone passed away. Formerly of St. Andrews, NB, he was a son of the late Herbert James and Katherine Vaughnetta (Graham) Boone.
He is survived by his daughter, Darlene; granddaughter, Jenna; sisters, Hazel (Bud) and Charlotte; his brother, Richard (Barbara); his uncle, John Howe; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by two sons, Darren and Robbie, his brother James Robert, and his parents.
A memorial service will be held at the St. Andrews United Baptist Church, 210 Parr Street, St. Andrews, NB on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2 p.m. Passamaquoddy Branch #8 Royal Canadian Legion will hold a Tribute to a Veteran Service immediately following the memorial service at the church.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca
Funeral arrangements in care of The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB.


CLARK, Donald Samuel

CLARK, Donald Samuel
The unexpected death of Don Clark of Pennfield, NB, husband of Alice (Young) Clark occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on March 13, 2015. He was born on June 17, 1949 in Westfield, NB to the late Samuel and Inez Clark.
Don worked as an operator for NB Power at Point Lepreau for over 25 years. He was a member of Pennfield United Baptist Church where he served as Deacon. Don loved his church and his church family. He was past-master of the St. George Masonic Lodge #12 and past-worthy patron for the Eastern Star. Don was actively involved in Fundy Minor Hockey, coaching when his children were young. Above all he loved and was very proud of his family.
Besides his beloved wife of over 35 years Alice, Don is survived by his sons, Jeff (Selina) of Pennfield, Andrew (Krystle) of St. George and Adam (Daphne) of Quispamsis; grandchildren, Janessa, Ethan, Jayden, Colbey and Sophia; brother, Robert (Kathy) of Mill Cove; sister, Viola DeBow (Donald) of Grand Bay-Westfield, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George NB (755-3533). Rested at the Pennfield United Baptist Church on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Masonic Tribute Service was held on Monday starting at 6:45 p.m.
The Funeral Service will take place from the church on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Reg Ward officiating. The interment will be held in the Pennfield Rural Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Charlotte County Cancer or to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be placed at www.stgeorgefh.ca






COLLICOTT, Herbert Austin

COLLICOTT, Herbert Austin (April 14, 1938 – April 1, 2015)
On April 1st, 2015, in his 77th year, Herbert Austin Collicott of Moose Jaw, SK, transitioned to his new home in the Great Beyond. Herb is a Suncor OSG retiree - following his retirement, he founded his own successful company, Collicott Construction, Inc.
He was predeceased by his parents, Manus G. and Edna E. Collicott; sisters, Alta Rogerson, Elda Johnson, and brothers Gilbert, Manus and Winston Collicott. Herb will be sorely missed by his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Collicott; daughter and son-in-law, Shawna and Howard Plante, Ft. McMurray, AB; grandchildren, Ryan (Tanya), Brett, and Raechel Plante, and great-granddaughter, Bailey Jane Plante; his son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Laurie Collicott, Moose Jaw, SK; grandsons, Austin Collicott, Jordan Collicott, Travis Bittner, and Tailor Collicott; his brother, Leslie Collicott, Deep River, ON; his sisters-in-law, Marian Stewart, Betty Collicott, Deborah Collicott, Shirley Kanne and Rita Jacobs; his brothers-in-law, John Kanne and Joe Jacobs; 11 nephews, six nieces, as well as many first and second cousins and grand nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service, with Legion Rites, for Herb will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 2 p.m., in St. Andrew’s United Church, 60 Athabasca Street East, Moose Jaw, SK with Reverend Jim Tenford officiating. A reception will follow. Interment at a later date will be in the Canterbury Cemetery, Canterbury, New Brunswick, beside his parents.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: FHHR Home Care – Palliative Care Program, c/o Home Care Dept., FHHR, 455 Fairford Street East, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1H3. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane; James Murdock, Funeral Director (306) 693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com.




CUMBERLAND, Dana Lloyd

CUMBERLAND, Dana Lloyd

At the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB, March 23, 2015, Dana Lloyd Cumberland; husband of Melody Ann (Olsson) Cumberland and son of Doreen Carson and the late Elmer Franklin Cumberland.
Survived by his wife; stepson, Christopher Olsson of Calais, ME; mother, Doreen Carson of St. Stephen, NB; mother-in-law, Lillian Olsson of St. Stephen, NB; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Resting at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main St., St. Stephen, NB, from where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Knights of Pythias International Lodge #61 will hold a tribute service on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Interment at Old Ridge Cemetery, Old Ridge, NB, at a later date.
For those who wish, remembrances may be made to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca.
Funeral arrangements in care of The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main St., St. Stephen, NB.


DALTON, Ellen

DALTON, Ellen

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ellen Dalton, wife of the late Bill Dalton of St. Andrews, NB at the Saint John Regional Hospital on March 30, 2015, surrounded by her family.
Ellen is survived by her parents, Fred and Thelma Titus; her son, Benjamin (Margherita) Bedard; grandchildren, Julianna and Joseph; siste,r Faith (Duff) Boyd; brothers, Glen (Mary Louise), Andrew (Kathrine) and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
Ellen worked for a number of years at the Royal Bank and later co-owned a pottery gallery in St. Andrews. Her dynamic, outgoing personality turned this shop into one of the most vibrant businesses in the community. She was a generous and friendly person with a concern for other people. Over the years, she was a member of various community groups and committees, and was also a candidate for public office. Ellen was instrumental in the establishment of the St. Andrews trail. She will be missed.
As were her wishes, there will be no visitation. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Food Bank or to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home (634-7424), 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB www.brenansfh.com.






DINSMORE, Kenneth Douglas

DINSMORE, Kenneth Douglas
It is with saddened hearts the family of Kenneth Douglas Dinsmore announce his passing, peacefully at his home, on March 28, 2015. Doug was born June 16, 1931, son of the late Muriel L. Dinsmore.
On Nov. 19, 1960, he married Margaret Joan (Newlands) and together they raised four children, Kevin Dinsmore (Kim), David Dinsmore (Amanda), Susan McKnight (Tom) and Lisa Thompson (Brian), all of St. Stephen, NB. He was a loving grandfather to Danielle (Scott), Luke Dinsmore (Kayla), Morgan and Mallory McKnight, Paige Dinsmore, Christina and Isaac Thompson, and special grandson, Hunter Daigle. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Dinsmore (Pauline), nieces and nephews, cousin, Barbara Whittier (Ralph).
Predeceased by his sister, Eleanor (Dinsmore) Langley.
Funeral service will be held at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 2 p.m. By request, there will be no visiting hours held. Interment at St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen, at a later date.
For those who wish, remembrances to the IWK, Cystic Fibrosis or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca.




ELDRIDGE, Mary Amy Margaret

ELDRIDGE, Mary Amy Margaret
At the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, NB on March 28, 2015, Mrs. Mary Amy Margaret (Birch) Eldridge, wife of the late Gilbert “Gib” Edwin Eldridge of Beaver Harbour, NB. Born at Miscouche, PE on July 16, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Sophia (Gallant) Birch.
A loving mother, grandmother and sister, Amy is survived by her son, Allan (Dawn) Eldridge of St. George, NB; three granddaughters, Amber (Justin), Ashley (Kyle) and Wendy (Rahul); great-grandchildren, Savannah, Georgia, Daisy, Dixie, as well as additions in May and July; her sister, Marion Tidd; brothers, Reggie and Albert, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins; special nieces, Shirley and Elaine, and special friends, Marlene and Sherman Wadlin.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Gib in 2004; brother, Earl and sister, Theresa Sullivan.
Prior to her retirement, Amy worked at various jobs, including waitressing and packing at Connors Brothers. She was a former member of the Brunswick Curling Club in Blacks Harbour and the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary Branch #39. She also enjoyed knitting, quilting and playing crib, and spending time in her sewing circle.
Rested at the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533), 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB from where the service was held from the Memorial Chapel on Monday at 2 p.m., with Brad Doskas officiating.
Visiting at the funeral home was held on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment in the Pennfield Rural Cemetery in the spring.
In Amy’s memory, donations to the Charlotte County SPCA, New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. (www.stgeorgefh.ca)






FARNHAM, Paul Edwin

FARNHAM, Paul Edwin Farnham (November 29, 1930 – March 6, 2015)

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Paul Farnham at age 84.
He was predeceased by his parents, George Henry and Eva, and a sister Elsie.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Esmé; his brother, John (Joan) of Calgary; sisters, Shirley of Golden Grove, NB, and Theresa of Fredericton; daughters, Patricia (Mike) of Sidney, BC, Wendy of Victoria, Catherine (Trevor) of Sorrento, and grandchildren, Tanner (Nytasha), Miranda, Catriona, Alanna, Samara, and Heather.
Paul was born at home in Milltown, NB. The family moved to a farm at Bayside, NB where he attended an eight-grade school in Bartlett Mills and then high school in St. Andrews. He worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia in NB and in Vancouver before moving to Kamloops in 1953. Here he worked for two associated sawmills, Kamloops Lumber Ltd. and Fadear Creek Lumber Co. Ltd., and later at Talisman Cedar Ltd. (Blue River), W.J. Ellis Co. Ltd., and Roger Webber, doing bookkeeping and accounting. With his longtime friend Fred, he owned and ran a land development company, Leafar Lands Ltd.
Paul married the love of his life, Esmé Richards, in 1960 and raised their three daughters. He enjoyed hiking, hunting, gardening, cutting firewood, summers at the Shuswap, cross-country skiing, and playing bridge and darts with friends. He was a member of the Kamloops Outdoor Club, the Overlander Ski Club, and the Anglican Church.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, at Schoening Funeral Service, 513 Seymour St., Kamloops, BC. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice, in memory of Paul. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com


GILCHRIST, James Albert


GILCHRIST, James Albert
It is with sadness that the family of James Albert Gilchrist, of Norton, NB, husband of the late Erma Gilchrist, announces his death which occurred at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, NB on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the age of 77. He was born on November 04, in 1937, a son of the late Colin and Bertha (Campbell) Gilchrist of Riverbank, NB.
Jim began his childhood in Riverbank, then moving to Midland; spending most of his years growing up there on a family farm. Jim married the love of his life, Erma Tays, on July 28, 1962. They moved to Norton in 1964 where they lived their lives together and raised their three children, Colleen Ruth, James Christopher and Robert Gordon.
Jim spent his life as a husband, father, and grandfather, dedicating himself to his family. He loved spending time with his family and was always at Erma’s side planning, organizing and attending family gatherings. His grandchildren, Cole, Hannah, Claire, Matthew, Jonathan, and Joshua, were such a source of pride and joy for him. He took such an interest in their activities and accomplishments and took part in as many events as he could. He would often be heard talking to people about his children and grandchildren, and held such pride and love for them.
Jim was very involved in his church, St. Andrew’s United, in Norton, wherein he held many roles over the years. He was active within the community and government, and participated eagerly in working with others for the betterment of these. He was proud of his community and was always willing to lend a helping hand in any endeavor. Over the years, Jim worked at a wide variety of jobs, including: logging, picking tobacco and potatoes, harvesting Christmas trees, cemetery caretaker, Irving shipbuilding, and 30 years with the Department of Transportation as an equipment operator and roads worker.
Jim enjoyed hunting, walking, and gardening, and in recent years would spend countless hours enjoying the outdoors as he swung in the swing on the deck at his house in Norton.
Special interests were making his beautiful Christmas wreaths each winter and nurturing his vegetable garden and flowers each summer.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Colleen and Wayne Winchester of St. Stephen, NB; sons, Jamie and Donna Gilchrist of Norton, NB, Rob and Paula Gilchrist of Ottawa, ON; grandchildren, Cole, Hannah, Claire, Matthew, Jonathan, Joshua; his brother, Robert and Carolyn Gilchrist of Norton, NB; sister, Mary and Bill Reicker of Moncton, NB, and several nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as his much loved furry companion, Lassie.
He was predeceased by his wife, Erma, and brothers, Donald, Murray and Dalton.
He rested at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Sunday, March 29 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral service, conducted by Rev. Tom Robinson, was held from St. Andrew’s United Church, Norton at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 30. The organist was Shirley Hall and the congregational hymn was “Precious Lord Take My Hand”. Marie Short sang “There Will Be Peace In The Valley”. Ora Buchanan played “Amazing Grace”. Family memories were presented by Jim’s son, Rob. The honourary pallbearers were Russell Webster, Peter Reid, Vernon Floyd, Bill Oliver, Olive and Charlie Dunn. The active pallbearers were Gary Gilchrist, Kevin Gilchrist, Danny Reicker, Roger Luttrell, Kevin Tays and Kent Tays.
Following the service there was a reception held at the Norton Legion, catered by the church ladies. Interment will take place in Riverbank Cemetery in the spring.
Donations in memory of Jim, may be made to St. Andrew’s United Church, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the memorial of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through SherwoodsFuneralHome.com


HANLEY, Harold Manton

HANLEY, Harold Manton

At Lincourt Manor, St. Stephen, NB, on March 20, 2015 with his loving wife at his side, Mr. Harold Manton Hanley, husband of Mrs. Mary Lou (Andrews) Hanley of L'Etete, NB passed away. Born at St. Stephen, NB on Aug. 17, 1940, he was a son of the late Beverley and Pauline (McCarty) Hanley.
A loving husband, brother, uncle and friend, in addition to his wife, Mary Lou, he is survived by brothers, Ronald (Hilda), William, Garry (Jean), Royce (May), Cyril (Norma), Clifford (Ella Mae), Carl (Gloria), all of Back Bay, NB and Elery (Donna) of St. George, NB; one sister, Beryl (Calder) Huchins of Grand Manan, NB; one brother-in-law, Keith (Myra) Andrews of L'Etete, NB and their sons, James (Trudy) Andrews and family of Moncton, NB and Douglas (Jen) Andrews and their family of Riverview, NB and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Prior to retirement, an Insulator by trade, Harold worked on many projects throughout New Brunswick. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #12 F&AM in St. George where he was a Past Master and was also active as a Shriner. He will be sadly missed by his wife and best friend, Mary Lou, and by his large loving family.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533), 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB. Rested at the funeral home with visiting on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Masonic Tribute service was held at the funeral home on Monday at 6:45 p.m.
The funeral service will be held at the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Gilles Mullen officiating. In Harold's memory, donations to the Green's Point Lighthouse Association or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be placed at www.stgeorgefh.ca









HATT, Shirley Luella (Craig)

HATT, Shirley Luella (Craig)

Shirley Luella (Craig) Hatt passed peacefully at the Fundy Nursing Home late Thursday evening, 02 April, 2015. Shirley was in her 84th year, having been born 18 August, 1931, the youngest daughter of the late Harry Adelbert Craig and Marguerite Alice (Daisy) Townsend of Bonny River, NB.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Clinton Samuel Hatt, and is survived by her children and grandchildren: June (Jim) Goddard and Joleen Droste (Steve); Blaine (Pierrette) and Kara Aina (Stephen), Kalie Hatt-Kilburn (Colin), Kendra Cosman (Randy), Justin (Kaiti), Jarom (Hannah) and Jonan; Allen (Lynne), Craig (Claudine), Charla Hatt-Thompson (Chris) and Charlane Hatt (Jeremy Barnet); Russell (Beth), Mandy Barry (Chris), Jamie (Angela) and Jennifer Bannerman; Carla Dwyer (Gary), Aaron (Christina), Sarah Mirsky (Charles), Ashley and Mark; Terry (Denise), Ryan and Jordan; 19 great-grandchildren; her sister, Florence (Craig) Chambers, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Clinton, she was predeceased by grandsons: Jordan Hatt and Danny Bannerman, and by sisters, Mary Steen, Mildred MacDonald, Frances Justason, Edith Hamilton, Eileen McLellan, and by one daughter-in-law, Renie Hatt.
She was a lifetime member of the Saint George United Baptist Church and enjoyed playing the piano and organ at church services in Saint George and Bonny River. Music was an important part of her life and playing the accordion with friends and family was a special attraction at family and community gatherings.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533), 26 Portage Street, Saint George, NB. Rested at the funeral home on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and at the Saint George United Baptist Church on Monday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Jason Hooper officiating. The interment will take place at the St. George Rural Cemetery at a later date.
In Shirley's memory, donations to the Saint George United Baptist Church, the NB Heart & Stroke Foundation or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be placed at www.stgeorgefh.ca.



HIGGINS, Joseph Eugene

HIGGINS, Joseph Eugene
It is with great sadness the family of Joseph Eugene Higgins, 1938-2015, announce his passing at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB on March 28, 2015. Born in St. Stephen, NB on August 5, 1938 he was a son of the late James and Marion (Richardson) Higgins.
Joe is survived by his wife, Mary Evangeline (Legacy); children, Susan Hall (Roswell), Maggie Hanley, Cathy McKinley (Danny), Jim Higgins (Marci), Marilyn Blanchard (Rickey), and Aldena Higgins-Harris (Dennis); grandchildren, Tammy, Patti, Bryan, Aimee, Joel, Joey, and Dawna; great-grandchildren, Dustin, Zack, Tori, Makayla, Sarah, Karma, Brooklynn, and Kain; one brother, Stephen (Carol), and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, James and Marion (Richardson), Joseph is predeceased by siblings, Walter, Aldena, Les, Bernard, Richard, and son-in-law, Farren Hanley.
Joe knew from an early age what his career path would be. His love for numbers resulted in him starting his career at the Bank of Nova Scotia and then onto Connors Brothers Limited where he spent 38 years as Paymaster. He often said the best part of the job was the people he worked with and meeting the many employees on his visits through the factories. He enjoyed being outside, taking long walks through his property, clearing woodland, gardening, or checking on his blueberries. Each year he could hardly wait for the berries, with his son at his side.
Even though work took most of his time, he would always find time for his family. He was also involved in church activities at Christ Church Pennfield, early on as Sunday school superintendent, a church warden, treasurer, and a choir member. He did a term as a member of a Board of Directors for the Fundy Health Centre. During his spare time, he was active in the Pennfield Volunteer Fire Department as one of the original members, a level II firefighter, a fire marshall, and also took on the role of treasurer. He enjoyed the sport of curling as well and socializing at the Brunswick Curling Club in which he was a lifetime honourary member and the club treasurer.
A special thank you to Extra-Mural support from Sheri and the staff on the Palliative Care Unit at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Also, a huge thank you to the many family and friends who visited and showed support in the last six months; all of this support truly meant a lot to the family.
Arrangements in care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533), 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB.
Resting at Christ Church (Anglican), 68 Route 778, Pennfield, from where the service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Canon Keith Osborne officiating.
Visiting at the church took 14place on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The interment in the parish cemetery will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Charlotte County Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences and donations may be placed at www.stgeorgefh.ca.





HOLMES, Barbara

HOLMES, Barbara
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother and loving wife, Barbara, also known as Babs. Death occurred at the Charlotte County Hospital on Sunday, April 12th, 2015 at the age of 89. Barbara spent most of her near 68 married years in the town of St. Stephen with her loving husband, Norman. Barbara was born on October 19th, 1925 in Newport, Wales, and was the daughter of the late John and Ellen (Barnes) Miles of Newport, Wales. Barbara is predeceased by her brother, Eric Miles.
Barbara served in the British ATS Signal Corps in Wales during WWII where she met her husband-to-be, Norman, who was serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Barbara came to Canada as a war bride and she and Norman wed in a little country church in Waweig, NB.
Barbara is survived by husband, Norman; her two children, son Philip of St. Stephen and daughter Carolyn Messer (Dayle) of Saint John; two grandchildren, Kim Messer (Kirsten Johnson) of Toronto and Chris Messer (Sarah Taylor) of Saint John, and four great-grandchildren, William and Ethan Messer and Joah and Colby Elizabeth Messer-Johnson of Toronto, along with several nieces and nephews.
For a while Barbara worked for NBTel as a telephone operator and was the first married woman to do so, as hiring a married woman at that time was frowned upon. Most of her life was dedicated to caring for her family which she did with wonderful home cooked meals and a loving heart. Visits from the grandchildren were very special and when great-grandchildren came along there was always lots of hugs to go around.
Barbara was a member of Kirk-McColl United Church, IODE Atlantic Charter Chapter and the Royal Canadian Legion. She served on the St. Croix Public Library Board for many years and enjoyed judging the children’s special works and Remembrance Day essays. Barbara was a proud participant in Remembrance Day parades and often visited the schools where she and Norman would share stories of war time. She loved bridge club, playing and singing at the piano and often played at the legion to lead in the Canadian anthem and God Save the Queen. In later years she became a member of the St. Stephen Golf and Curling Clubs. The backyard gazebo was her favorite spot to watch the birds and enjoy nature’s beauty in their beautiful garden. We will miss Mom’s laughter and loving way. She was a friend to all and always taught us to think positive and anything is possible with hard work and lots of love.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Humphreys’ Funeral Home, 20 Marks St., St. Stephen, NB (506-466-3110) with visitation on Wednesday from 7 - 9 p.m. only.
The funeral service will take place on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Kirk-McColl United Church in St. Stephen with Rev. Dr. Mark Hatfield officiating. A reception will follow.
For those who wish, remembrances could be made to the St. Croix Library in St. Stephen, Kirk-McColl United Church building fund or charity of donor’s choice. Online condolences to the family or donations can be made at www.humphreysfh.com



LITTLE, James Alexander

LITTLE, James Alexander
At the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB, April 12, 2015, James Alexander Little; husband of the late Margaret Pearl (Bartlett) Little and son of the late Bruce Alexander and Dorothy Edith (Forsythe) Little.
Survived by his children, Pam Eldridge (James) of St. Stephen, NB, Audrey Lee (Andrew) of Stony Plain, AB, James Brent Little of Grand Bay-Westfield, NB, Lisa Glynn (Wilbert) of St. Stephen, NB; grandchildren, James Eldridge, Christopher Lee, Kristen and Rachel Glynn; three brothers, Gray Little (Ann) of NS, William Little of Ontario, Maxwell Little (Sandra) of Ontario; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, his parents, one son, Alexander Forsythe Little, and one brother, Bruce Alden Little.
Resting at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB from where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
For those who wish, remembrances to Charlotte County Cancer Society, Epilepsy Foundation or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca.


LORD, Ina Audrey


LORD, Ina Audrey

The death of Ina Audrey (Wilson) Lord, wife of James Linwood Lord of Deer Island, NB occurred at Fundy Nursing Home, Blacks Harbour, on March 22, 2015. Born on Grand Manan on June 5, 1930, she was a daughter of the late John and Eva (Cossaboom) Wilson.
She is survived by her husband, James; two daughters, Mary Ann Mitchell of Deer Island, and Melanie Warren of St. Stephen; one son, John Warren of Pennfield; two stepsons, Daniel (Liana) and Thomas (Christa) Lord; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ina was predeceased by her first husband, Franklyn Moses; her second husband. Charles Warren; one stepson, Alan Lord; two sisters, Emeline and Madge, and by two nephews, Carl and Glen.
Prior to retirement, Ina worked for Connors Bros., both in the office and as a packer, for many years. She wrote in her journal daily and enjoyed documenting the events that shaped her life. She loved music and could often be heard singing whatever song came to mind. Ina was a member of the Fairhaven United Baptist Church.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533), 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB. A graveside service will be held at the Fairhaven Community Cemetery, Calder's Head, on Wednesday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Maurice Hatfield officiating.
In Ina's memory, donations to the Fundy Nursing Home, the Canadian Mental Health Association or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be placed at www.stgeorgefh.ca






McCULLOUGH, Herbert Lorne

McCULLOUGH, Herbert Lorne
Herbert Lorne McCullough passed away at his home in Palm Bay, FL on March 23, 2015, after a period of failing health. Born October 2, 1944, son of Eleanor Marie (Ning) and Everett McCullough in St. Stephen, NB.
Lorne is survived by sons, Trevor (Kerrie), Chris (Jill), Alan (Tammy); special nephew, Brian; father, Everett (Lorraine); brothers, Greg (Lois), Timothy (Kerry); sisters, Barb (Roger) and Lynn (Charlie); sister-in-law, Audrey. Grandchildren are Ravyn, Cedar, Sara, Haley, Josh, Bradley, Alanna and Sydney. He also leaves aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.
Predeceased by his mother, Ning; stepfather, Ken; brothers, Everett and Wayne; grandparents, Dora and Lional, Herb and Mabel, and Mildred; also his Aunt Osla and Uncle Lloyd.
At Lorne’s request there will be no public service. There will be a celebration of his life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Charlotte County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 292, St. Stephen, NB, E3L 2X2.


McNEILL, Shirley Elizabeth

McNEILL, Shirley Elizabeth

At the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, NB on March 8, 2015, Mrs. Shirley Elizabeth (nee Rogerson) McNeill of Old Ridge, NB, formerly of Chocolate Cove, NB. Wife of the late Mr. G. Stanley McNeill. Born at Steeves Settlement, NB on May 10, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Atwood and Madelyn (nee Steeves) Rogerson.
A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Shirley is survived by her two sons, Scott (Linda) McNeill of St. Stephen, NB and Paul (Krista) McNeill of Lambertville, NB; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband Stan, she was predeceased by her daughter, Deborah, one brother, Earle, and by sisters, Louise, Annabelle and Elizabeth.
Prior to retirement, Shirley worked in the local fishing industry as both a sardine packer and a salmon processer. She was truly the heart and soul of her hometown of Chocolate Cove and was proud to be an Islander and always enjoyed watching the sunrise over Campobello. Shirley was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed to be in the company of friends and family.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533), 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB. Resting at the Fairhaven Baptist Church on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
A graveside service will take place at the Fairhaven Community Cemetery, Calder's Head, on Thursday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Maurice Hatfield officiating.
In Shirley's memory, donations to a charity of donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be placed at www.stgeorgefh.ca




MERRITHEW, Elizabeth

MERRITHEW, Elizabeth

Calais: It is with great sadness that the children of Elizabeth Merrithew announce her passing. Elizabeth passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 6, 2015 at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Bette was born in Toronto, Ontario on July 7, 1934, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Hedley) Myers of Belfast, Ireland. After attending secretarial school in Toronto, Bette migrated with her first husband, Charles Kirk, to Baileyville, Maine by way of Clearwater, Florida. In 1985 while being employed as office manager at the OSB Plant in Baileyville, she married Eugene Merrithew and retired in 1996 to their home on Meddybemps Lake.
In addition to her parents, Bette was predeceased by her husbands, Eugene Merrithew and Charles Kirk, as well as seven brothers and sisters. Surviving are her four “children in heart”, Susan Mariello and husband Joseph of Schenectady, N.Y., Denise McShane and husband Joseph of St. Stephen, N.B., Eugene Merrithew of Spokane, WA., and Beth Merrithew of Calais, Me.; six grandchildren, Bethanie, Lindsey, Ashley, Julianne, Jillian and Lauren; three great-grandchildren, Brahm, Lily and Roenan; two sisters, Barbara Trapell and Ruth Roderick of Toronto, Ontario and special niece and nephew, Lisa and Tony Bouquillon and their children, Erik, Lily, and Sophie, and Ross Kirk and families of Ontario.
Bette was an avid supporter of Special Olympics and the local Paws shelter as well as both the Meddybemps Christian and Calais United Methodist Church. She leaves to mourn many dear friends, particularly special to her heart are her physician and personal friend Tom McHugh and wife Ann of Baileyville, Me. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Ocean View Nursing Home in Lubec, Me., Washington Place in Calais, Me., Dr. Norman Lister and Charlotte County Hospital in St. Stephen, N.B. and their staff. Words cannot express our heartfelt appreciation for the compassion, care and respect you provided to and for our “Mom” and for this we are eternally grateful.
Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. (U.S. Time) Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, where a celebration of Bette’s life will be held at 1 p.m. (U.S. Time) Friday. A spring burial will take place in Woodland Cemetery. Donations to Special Olympics Maine, Attn: Linda, 125 John Roberts Rd. #5, South Portland, ME 04106, Frank E. Beckett Center, PO Box 384, Calais, ME 04619, Paws Bravehearts, 368 South St., Calais, ME 04619, or charity of your choice in Bette’s name would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.






MUIR, May C. (Groom)

MUIR, May C. (Groom)
At Lincourt Manor, St. Stephen, NB on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, May Christina (Vail) (Groom) Muir, formerly of Heathland, NB; wife of the late Marshall Groom and the late Jack Muir. Born in Norton, NB she is the daughter of the late Talmadge and Lily (Tait) Vail.
May is survived by her daughters, Lorraine Hallowell (Dale), Cheryl Dempsey (James), of St. Stephen, NB, Nancy Gillespie (Herb) of Pennfield, NB and Roxanne MacAllister (David) of Quispamsis, NB; 14 grandchildren, Todd, David, Jill, Heather, Mike, Julie, Mark, Johnny, Jenna, Taylor, Matthew, Andrew, Luke and Allyson; several great-grandchildren; brother, Talmadge Vail (Joanne) of Ontario; sisters, Viola Maxey of Victoria, BC, Ina Russell (Mel) of Bath, NB, Fern Armstrong and Gerna McCullum, both of Norton, NB; also two sisters-in-law, Priscilla Mires of St. Stephen and Audrey Lunn of Boston, Mass.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
May was predeceased by her first husband, Marshall Groom, and her second husband, Jack Muir; her daughter, Marilyn Groom; a brother, Murray, and a sister, Trudy “Gert”.
In May’s earlier years, she worked as a Registered Nurse with Charlotte County Hospital, first serving in surgery, then in obstetrics, finishing up her career of many years in the nursery. She was a long-time member of Kirk-McColl United Church, serving in the choir.
By May’s request cremation will take place. A graveside memorial service will take place at a later date at St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, followed by a reception at Kirk-McColl United Church hall, time and date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Charlotte County Cancer Society, NB Heart & Stroke Foundation, or charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences to the family or donations can be made at www.humphreysfh.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB, E3L 2B2 (506-466-3110).




MUIR, MAY C. (GROOM)

MUIR, MAY C. (GROOM)

At Lincourt Manor, St. Stephen, NB on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, May Christina (Vail) (Groom) Muir, formerly of Heathland, NB, wife of the late Marshall Groom and the late Jack Muir.
A celebration of May’s life and a time to visit with her family will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 2 – 4 p.m., at Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB (506-466-3110) www.humphreysfh.com.





NASON, Harriet Carol Lynn

NASON, Harriet Carol Lynn

At the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, NB, April 5, 2015, Harriet Carol Lynn (Anderson, Bailey) Nason; daughter of the late Hazen Grimmer and Violet (Cook) Anderson.
Survived by two sons, Robert Bailey (Pat) of Plymouth, MA, Ross Bailey (Edie) of Fredericton, NB; one daughter, Alice Bailey of St. Stephen, NB; grandchildren, Robert Jr. Bailey (Christan), John Bailey, Amy Bailey, all of MA, Denise Gaines (Craig) of SC, Sarah Sheppard (Jesse) of Keswick Ridge, NB; three sisters, Credwyn Densmore of Lynnfield, NB, Shirley Anderson of Quispamsis, NB, Avis Simpson of Mactaquac, NB; one sister-in-law, Charlene Anderson; several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by John Bailey, Jim Anderson, Bill Anderson, Alice Hunter, Rachel Cleghorn and one niece, Diane Harris.
Rested at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB from where the funeral service was held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11 a.m.
Visiting hours were held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 7-9 p.m.
For those who wish, remembrances to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca.
Funeral arrangements in care of The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main St., St. Stephen, NB.





NEEDHAM, Roberta Virginia (nee Taylor)

NEEDHAM, Roberta Virginia (nee Taylor)
Jan. 13, 1939 – Valentine’s Day, 2015 – It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Roberta “Robbie” Needham, daughter of Garfield and Elizabeth Taylor of Bocabec, NB. After a long illness, she passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family.
Roberta leaves her husband of 50 years, Michael J. Needham; her children, Elizabeth, Catherine and Richard; her daughter-in-law, Naomi Kono, and son-in-law, Rob Carscadden. From a large family, Roberta leaves four brothers, five sisters, an uncle, four aunts, including Selma Taylor of Barrie, ON and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Roberta also leaves beloved members of the Kowalsky family, particularly Helen and Connie, sisters of her first husband, Glenn.
Roberta devoted much of her life to her family; she especially supported educational opportunities for her children and grandchildren, and for many of her and Michael’s kin.
Roberta was highly practical and had a keen eye for business – the true daughter of a New Brunswick lumberman. Indeed, it was her $5,000 savings that seeded Michael’s entrepreneurial ambitions at the start of their marriage, and it was Roberta’s confident raising of their family that allowed Michael the freedom to fulfill their shared dreams.
Those who know Roberta admired her frankness, determination and courage. Whether studying as an adult to attain her B.A. in English at Glendon College (a labour of love that took 20 years), calming rambunctious children, or battling the challenges of multiple myeloma, the strength of Roberta’s character was clear.
Finally Roberta left us in no doubt as to the question: why was I born? For her, it was her six grandchildren: Oliver, Emma, and Alistair Carscadden, and Musashi, Taka, and Sola Needham. Their love for “Gammy” was deep, her life’s great task and greater reward.
Celebrations of Roberta’s life will be held in New Brunswick and Toronto in the spring. Condolences can be sent to: The Needham Family, 6 Warren Road, Toronto, ON M4V 2R5.
If friends so desire, a donation in Roberta’s memory would be appreciated to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Hematology Clinic), Toronto, whose amazing support kept her quality of life high for over a decade longer than expected.


RAYMONT, Francis (Frank) Alvin

RAYMONT, Francis (Frank) Alvin

Francis (Frank) Alvin Raymont died peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Charlotte County Hospital in St. Stephen, NB. Born Nov. 6, 1927, Frank was the second of four boys of the late Gladys and Alvin Raymont of Essex, Ontario.
Frank is survived by his daughter, Barbara; son, Bruce; daughter-in-law, Allison, and three grandsons, Blake, Garrett and Cameron. He is also survived by his youngest brother, Bob, as well as several nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, and two of his brothers, Chuck and Bill.
Frank, a retired purchasing agent, spent most of his career at Firestone in Hamilton, Ontario, where he and Alice raised their family. They retired on Tower Hill in Alice’s family farm in 1989. They entertained friends and family alike at their Oak Bay cottage during the summer and spent several winters in Florida.
Frank was an avid angler and hunter and enjoyed re-telling stories about his adventures. He was a serious man with a tender heart when it came to his wife and children. Frank was a very social man who loved the company of good friends and his family. You knew where you stood with Frank.
He will be remembered for his knowledge and love of history, mainly military history, especially infantry and cavalry, as well as his love for a great western (noted by his collection of Louis L’Amour books). Books and Frank went hand-in-hand.
He had a full and wonderful life.
Funeral service was held at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 2 p.m. By request there were no visiting hours held.
For those who wish, remembrances to the Moores Mills Cemetery, Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca.





RICHARD, Jeffrey “Heapster” Neal

RICHARD, Jeffrey “Heapster” Neal
At Bobby’s Hospice, Saint John, NB, April 11, 2015, Jeffrey “Heapster” Neal Richard; husband of Shari (LeBlanc) Richard of Saint John, NB, and son of Ray (Sharon) Richard of Moores Mills, NB and Linda Richard of Saint John, NB.
Survived by his wife, his parents, one sister, one brother, one stepbrother, one stepsister, several nieces and nephews, mother-in-law and father-in-law, and his K-9 friend, Koda.
Family and friends are all invited to attend a celebration of Jeff’s life at the Moores Mills Community Hall, Moores Mills, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
Jeff was passionate about all animals, so for those who wish, remembrances to your local SPCA would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca
Funeral arrangements in care of The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB.



RUSSELL, Ina Marion

RUSSELL, Ina Marion

It is with great sadness that her family wishes to announce the passing of Ina Marion Russell, formerly of Oak Hill, NB, at the River View Manor in Bath, NB on Easter Sunday morning, April 5, 2015.
She was born in Norton, NB on March 18, 1925, the daughter of the late Talmadge and Lily (Tate) Vail and is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Melvin Russell; children, Sheila (Douglas) Lloyd and Brian (Gail) Russell; grandchildren, Jenifer (Ken) Allen, Jason (Neely) Lloyd, Justin (Lori) Russell, Siobhan (Brennan) Russell, Scott (Joanna) Morse, and Jessica (Joshua) Reichenbach; 12 great-grandchildren, Megan, Erin, and Camryn Acheson, Rowan Lloyd, Whitney and Austin Russell, Xander, Peyton, Mattea, and Kiptin Reichenbach, and Georgia and Zoey Morse; siblings, Viola Maxey, Fern Armstrong, Gerna MacCullum, Talmadge Vail, and many nieces and nephews, neighbours and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents; siblings, Murray Vail, Gertrude O’Neill, and May Muir, as well as her granddaughter, Amy Lloyd.
Ina was a proud retired Registered Nurse. She had pursued her training in Montreal, Quebec and at the Chipman Memorial Hospital in St. Stephen, NB and enjoyed a wonderful career as an Obstretrics and Nursery RN. At the Charlotte County Hospital, she loved working with the babies and was very proud to have welcomed so many into the world during her career. She also served in her community, helping many neighbours who were ill over the years.
She was a lifetime member of the Oak Hill United Church and the Maple Leaf Pythian Sisters. Ina loved crocheting and loved to make baby sets for friends, neighbours, and family, as well as quilts. She loved her family and her community, and will be greatly missed.
There will be no visitation at this time. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to The S.O. Mehan and Son Funeral Home, St. Stephen, and a Memorial Service and burial will take place later in the spring.
Donations in her memory may be made to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation, Oak Hill United Church and Cemetery Fund, or charity of choice. The family would like to thank the staff of River View Manor for the wonderful care that Ina received during her stay there and also for all those who have been so kind and supportive through this difficult time with calls, messages, visits and prayers. They are very much appreciated.



SCRIBNER, Margo Elaine

SCRIBNER, Margo Elaine
Fort Myers, FL, Margo Elaine (Smythe) Scribner was called to the Lord on March 1st, 2015 at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers. She was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada on June 4th, 1938., the daughter of Hazen and Irene (Beckerton) Smythe.
In 1978 she married Carl S. Scribner, they resided in Meddybemps, ME and later in Fort Myers, FL. Margo worked in hospitals in Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON and St. Stephen, NB and when they moved to Florida, Margo worked at the Marriott and Southwest Florida International Airport.
She was a great fan of South Fort Myers Basketball teams and a member of the Booster’s Club.
She was predeceased by an infant sister and brother, her brother, Norman, of Halifax, N.S., and her parents, Hazen and Irene (Beckerton) Smythe.
She is survived by husband, Carl; three sisters, Marilyn, Frances and Janie; four brothers, Robert, David, Gerry and Ross; three stepdaughters, Carla, Kim and Kelli, and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at a later date in Alexander, ME. Donations in her memory may be made to Make a Wish Foundation of Maine.




SPICER, Catherine Ruth

SPICER, Catherine Ruth

It is with sadness, but tremendous love and gratitude for her life, that we announce the passing of Catherine Ruth Spicer on March 13, 2015. Left to mourn are her children, Linda Spicer MacFawn MacDonald and John Spicer (Anne), both of Calgary, and her grandchildren, Jen Spicer of Panama and Matthew MacDonald of Calgary. She was predeceased by her parents, G. Edison and Catherine M. (Cameron) Cumming of Fredericton, her brother, Dr. L. M. (Bud) Cumming, and her former husband, Stanley T. Spicer. She was educated at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton and, in 1975, completed her degree in Canadian Studies at Glendon College, York University, Toronto, ON.
From her beginnings in Joggins, NS, to the culmination of her life in Charlotte County, NB, she developed a wealth of close friendships and network of colleagues throughout Canada, through her many personal interests, volunteer commitments and her work. As an author, curator, historian and speaker, her deep appreciation for, and love of, history was acknowledged when she was a recipient of the Award of Merit from the Association of Museums NB. She became a particular authority on Charlotte, York and Sunbury Counties in NB, and Pictou County in NS, and generously shared her research and knowledge with all who shared this interest. Additionally, the largest resource of pre-1950 Canadian cookbooks in NB is the Ruth Spicer Cookbook Collection at King’s Landing Historical Settlement.
A broad range of personal interests and volunteer commitments were reflected in her participation in numerous groups -- from church and youth groups, to the arts, to a gourmet cooking club to ensuring the building of a public swimming pool in Queen’s Square in Fredericton, and many, many more. She contributed much to the communities in which she lived and worked, and will be missed by all who knew her.
A memorial service will be held in early summer at the Wesley United Church in St. Andrews by-the-Sea, NB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or to St. Paul’s United Church Restoration Project, Fredericton, NB where she had installed a Cumming memorial stained glass window in honour of her parents.
Funeral arrangements in care of The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB





TOPOLOSKY, Nancy Anne (McGarrigle)

TOPOLOSKY, Nancy Anne (McGarrigle)
Nancy Anne (McGarrigle) Topolosky (81) passed away on April 6, 2015 at the Madigan Estates nursing facilities, with her family at her side, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Nancy was born on Feb. 22, 1934 in Milltown, NB, Canada.
Nancy’s passion in life was her Roman Catholic faith. She passed her love of Christ onto her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. During her life she was fully involved in the prolife movement. She supported and participated in innumerable rallies, 40 Days for Life, and prayer vigils both in the US and Canada. Her cousin, the late Rev. Michael McGarrigle, was well known in the Houlton area.
For 27 years Nancy ran the family business – the Elmwood Motor Lodge in Boscawen, NH. Her family will always treasure her beautiful and lovingly knit sweaters, afghans, and Christmas stockings. She learned to knit during WWII as a little girl – knitting stockings for the Canadian soldiers. Her family she leaves behind will have fond memories of her superb home cooking and the special dishes she always prepared for each of her children and grandchildren. All appreciate Mom/Grammie passing on to her family her homemaking skills and the exemplary example of wife and mother that she always demonstrated to her children.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 61 years, John (Jack) Topolosky of Hodgdon, ME. Nancy was always and forever will be a “Bride” to her loving and devoted husband. She is also survived by her six children and their families: Peter and Leanne Topolosky of Bow, NH, their daughter Amy and Justin Campbell and their children Jackson and Nicolas; Susan (Topolosky) and Brian Mason of Concord, NH, their children Rev. Matthew Mason, John and Sarah Mason (their children James, Marc, and Benjamin), Mary, Elizabeth, Catherine, Joseph, and Daniel; Michael Topolosky of Manasses, VA and his daughter Ashley; Theresa (Topolosky) and Brian Griffin of Hodgdon, ME and their children Stephen, Paul, Greg, Melanie, Rebecca, and Joseph; Paul and Kathy Topolosky of London, England and their children Hannah and John; Joe Topolosky of Myrtle Beach, SC. She is survived by her older sister, Evelyn McPherson of Fredricton, NB, and her special niece, Philipa Corning.
She was predeceased by her parents, Mary Bridget and Arthur Cyril McGarrigle, and by her siblings Muriel Benz, Arthur McGarrigle, Richard (Dick) McGarrigle, Alice Melanson, Eileen Hepple, Clara McGarrigle, and John McGarrigle. Also, she was predeceased by her very cherished great-granddaughter, Anna Catherine Mason.
Friends called from 5-7 at Bowers Funeral Home on Monday, April 13. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 14 at 11a.m. at St. Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church with the Revs. Matthew Mason and David Raymond celebrants. Gifts may be made in Nancy’s memory to Pregnancy Care Center of Aroostook, PO Box 1553, Presque Isle, ME 04769 or to Catholic Charities Maine, PO Box 10660, Portland, ME 04104-6060.
A very special heartfelt thank you to all the staff of Madigan Estates who lovingly cared for Nancy and supported Jack during Nancy’s long illness.



WATKINS, Eunice Fae

WATKINS, Eunice Fae
At Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, NB, April 10, 2015, Eunice Fae Watkins passed away. Wife of the late Herbert Edwin Watkins and daughter of the late William Richard and Annie Matilda (Ross) Hallett.
Survived by her son, Richard McConkey ( Sylvia) of St. Stephen, NB; stepchildren, Nancy Graham (Walter) of Bethel, NB, Fred Watkins (Jan) of Kingston, ON, Jimmy Watkins (Suzanne) of Quispamsis, NB; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at the Christ Anglican Church, Prince William Street, St. Stephen, NB on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Visiting hours will be held at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 7-9 p.m.
Interment at St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen, at a later date.
For those who wish, remembrances to Christ Anglican Church or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolence may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca.


Watson, Helen Jean (Cameron)

Helen Jean (Cameron) Watson
Helen Jean (Cameron) Watson, age 82, passed away peacefully Jan. 13, 2015 at the IOOF Seniors Home in Barrie, ON. A memorial service was held Jan. 17, 2015 at St. Paul’s United Church in Midland, ON.
Helen was born Aug. 5, 1932 at Tower Hill, NB, the youngest daughter of Bill and Ethel (Brown) Cameron. She attended school at Tower Hill and graduated from St. Stephen High School in 1949.
After school, Helen worked at Ganong’s, the Cotton Mill and the telephone office. She later moved to Toronto where she worked as a telephone operator for “Ma Bell” for many years.
She married Frederick (Ted) Watson on Sept. 12, 1964 and was a loving mother to sons, David and Gary. In later years, Helen worked for the Red Cross at the hospital in Midland. She was an active member of St. Paul’s United Church in Midland, as well as the Order of the Eastern Star. Helen loved attending her sons’ hockey and ball games, playing TV/Radio Bingo and going to community suppers. She had many close friends and was very kind and thoughtful to everyone.
Helen is survived by her sons, David (Lisanne), of Barrie, ON and Gary, of Sarnia, ON; grandchildren, Emma, Meghan, Tyler, Geneviere, Kennan and Olivia; great-granddaughter, Ella; sister, Marguerite Giddens, of Tower Hill, NB; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Ted, and daughter-in-law, Vanessa. Her sister Pauline Messer passed away Feb. 17, 2015.
“By love they are remembered and in memory they live.”