SPIRES, Belinda Ann (Stickney) – Belinda passed away peacefully, with family at her side, on February 16, 2021. Born in St. Stephen, NB, January 31, 1950, Belinda was the daughter of the late William John (Jack) Stickney of St. Andrews, NB.
Besides her father Jack, Belinda was predeceased by her dearest aunt, Emma (Stickney) Winans, who played a major role in her upbringing, and her infant brother, William James.
Surviving, besides her husband Bryan of 50 years, Belinda leaves behind her daughter Barbara and son-in-law Mike England of Chamcook, NB, daughter Bridgette and partner Jeremy Wallace of Halifax, NS and her only special granddaughter Sydney England of St. Andrews, NB. Belinda was comforted and truly treasured by her special brothers and sisters-in-law, Daryl and Christine Spires of St. Stephen and Stephen and Tammy Spires of Creasey Lake, NB, as well as nephew Jarvis and niece Brooke.
Belinda worked as office manager, receptionist and chairside Dental Assistant at her husband’s Dental office at the St. Andrews Health Centre for 46 years.
As a lifetime member of All Saints Anglican Church, St. Andrews, Belinda was a former chair member, Junior Girls Auxiliary Leader and for many years, Church Envelope Secretary. Belinda was a former member of the Heather Curling Club of St. Andrews, a former board member of the Ross Memorial Library and a past drama member of the St. Andrews “Music, Art, Drama” club.
Belinda and her husband Bryan were founding members of the “By-The-Sea Rounders” Round Dance Club. They are past presidents of the “Round Dance Leader’s Association of NB” and past presidents of the “Maritime Caller’s and Cuer’s Association” and past presidents of the “Town and Country Square Dance Club” of St. Stephen, NB. Bryan and Belinda taught and cued for 35 years in the three Maritime provinces and Maine.
Belinda was an avid reader and loved many different genres. She was also an avid knitter who made many a kitty blanket over the many years for her “grand kittens” and the SPCA. She also knit scarves for family and her granddaughters’ hockey teams.
Belinda’s love of family, sense of humour, empathy for others and her way with teaching others, as well as placing her family and others before herself, is a true tribute to her. May she rest in peace.
Following cremation, a private family service of Christian Burial and interment will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Charlotte County Cancer Society 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).