In Memory of

Obituary for EARL MCGINNIS

MCGINNIS, EARL - The death of Earl McGinnis, age 86, of Norton, NB, occurred at home on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. He was the loving husband of Beatrice (Given) McGinnis. Earl was born in Southfield, NB, the son of the late John and Annie (Campbell) McGinnis, on October 23rd, 1922. Earl is survived by his loving wife and five children Eugene and Joan, Bloomfield, Austin and Jan, Sussex, Anita and Richard Pollock, Norton, Lorena and Leonard Roy, Norton, and Sherry McGinnis and Glen Gray, Midland; his eleven grandchildren who were his pride and joy, Lisa and Greg, Cheryl and Jason, Barry and Nicole, Jamie and Melissa, Darren and Tricia, Shannon and Taylor, Leanne, Tara, Kayla, Michelle and Nicole; six great-grandchildren Blake, Brianna, Addison, Sera, Abby and Avery; brother Gerald and Doris of Southfield; sister Doris Monahan of Norton; sisters-in-law Eunice and Stan O'Donnell of Norton and Catherine McGinnis of Rothesay; as well as many special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Agnes and Ruth; brothers Willie and Joe. Earl was employed by CNR for 34 years. Earl's great passion in life was hockey, his forever cherished Montreal Canadiens and his "Norton Kings", and all his faithful players that he coached for over 30 years. His second passion was music, he will forever be remembered for his wonderful rendition of "Waltz Across Texas". Resting at Sherwood's Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Thursday from 6 to 8 pm and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Norton, on Saturday, July 4th, 2009 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery followed by a reception at the Parish Hall. Donations to the memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be made through: