19 Oct 2020
It is with broken hearts that the family of Michael Nickerson announces his unexpected passing on October 19, 2020. Born in Saint John on April 25, 1954, he was...
19 Oct 2020
It is with broken hearts that the family of Michael Nickerson announces his unexpected passing on October 19, 2020. Born in Saint John on April 25, 1954, he was a son of the late Walter and Winnifred (Gaudet) Nickerson.
Mike will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Margot; children: Delaney (Laurie) Haynes, Peter Nickerson, Kim Hamilton, and Rob (Jill Lanteigne) Hamilton; brothers: John (Ellie) Nickerson, and Brian (Faye) Nickerson; sisters: Judy (Bill) Wallace, Cathy (David) Jagoe, and Kim Nickerson; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion and best friend, Tucker the dog.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424) where visitation will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. Guests are asked to enter through the courtyard where staff will greet them and assist them with COVID-19 protocols. Masks will be mandatory. For those that may be uncomfortable attending visitation, you are encouraged to leave a condolence for the family on the website. Due to the restrictions of the current pandemic, a funeral service will be held only for family. A livestream for those who cannot attend will be available on the website on Sunday, October 25, 2020 beginning at 11 AM. Donations can be made to the Saint John SPCA or Bobby’s Hospice. www.BrenansFH.com
19 Oct 2020
It is with sadness that the family of Frances Edna (Kelly) Horgan announces her passing on Monday, October 19, 2020. Born in Saint John, NB on September 24, 19...
19 Oct 2020
It is with sadness that the family of Frances Edna (Kelly) Horgan announces her passing on Monday, October 19, 2020. Born in Saint John, NB on September 24, 1928, Frances was the eldest daughter of the late S. Roy Kelly, Q.C. and Gertrude (Cullinan) Kelly.
Frances was a cherished wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all who had the good fortune to know her. As a long-time member of Holy Trinity Parish, Frances contributed many hours to the CWL and to the community Head Start program. When her children were older, Frances worked for a number of years at Commercial Union Insurance, which she very much enjoyed and where she made many lasting friendships and memories.
Frances will be lovingly remembered by her children, Elizabeth, Susanne (Don), Stephen (Christianne), Mary-Therese (Rick) and Kevin (Christine); adored grandchildren, Alexandra (Justin), Emily, Katie, Meagan and Ben; her dear sisters, Joanne Connolly, Colleen Hoyt, Susan Malone (Thomas) and Patricia Coughlan (Richard); sister-in-law, Janice Bryan (Gerald) and brother-in-law, Gerald Horgan (Roberta) and several nieces and nephews.
Frances was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Gregory Horgan and her daughter, Catherine Mary Ellen who passed away at the age of six in 1958.
Frances’ family would like to extend their thanks to Joan’s Home Care, Brenda Lavigne and Chris Thompson. Your support and kindness over the last number of years is greatly appreciated.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a family graveside service will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery and a celebration of Frances’ life will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424).
In lieu of flowers and for those who wish, donations may be made to Romero House, Bobby’s Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice. www.BrenansFH.com
16 Oct 2020
E. Christina “Chrissie” Best, 60, of Melanson, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, October 16, 2020. Born and raised in Upper Caverhi...
16 Oct 2020
E. Christina “Chrissie” Best, 60, of Melanson, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, October 16, 2020. Born and raised in Upper Caverhill, New Brunswick, she was the beloved daughter of Ruby Hiltz and the late E. Frank Hiltz.
After moving to Nova Scotia upon her marriage to Willis, her husband of 43 years, Chrissie raised her family in Melanson, working for Hostess Frito–lay until her retirement in 2015. Chrissie loved people, spending time with them and learning their stories. She was like sunshine in the lives of those who knew her, lighting up the world for everyone around her. She always found the bright side and was ever willing to believe the best of others. She will be remembered for her warmth, kindness, selflessness, and her sweet gentle manner. Even in her final days, Chrissie only wished she could do more for others. Above all, she loved and cherished her family.
Chrissie will be dearly missed by her mother Ruby Hiltz and her loving husband Willis; her children, Bonnie (Jason) Halverson and Tim (Sheena York); her grandchildren, Kael, Emma and Cyndel; five sisters, Margaret (Don Clark) Springer; Stella “Sandy” (Bill) Rickard; Eldena (Albert) Landry; Elva (Dave) Kay; and Mary (Stuart Doucette) Hiltz–Doucette; two brothers, John Hiltz and Daniel (Kelly) Hiltz; five brothers–in–law, James (Elizabeth) Rogers; Tony Zimmer; George Springer; Bill (Marie) Best; and Hal (Debbie) Best; and two sisters–in–law, Louise (Wendell) Pineo and Sharon (Brian) Barkhouse. Chrissie will also be forever remembered by the rest of her New Brunswick and Nova Scotia families: her many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family; her unofficial “other” family; her best friend Debbie Stevenson, and countless other dear friends.
In addition to her father Frank Hiltz, Chrissie was predeceased by her two sisters, Jean Rogers and Ruth Zimmer; two brothers–in–law, Gordon Best and Wendell Pineo; and parents–in–law Arthur and Mabel Best.
Heartfelt thanks to Chrissie's Palliative Care Team led by Paulette, attending paramedics Donna and Isaac, and all the wonderful people who provided such compassionate care during a difficult time.
In keeping with Chrissie’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private gathering for celebration of Chrissie's life will be held by invitation only due to Covid restrictions. Arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home in Kentville, NS. Interment will be in Upper Caverhill Cemetery, NB. Albert Clark will lead the service.
For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Chrissie, donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada at www.cysticfibrosis.ca by clicking on “Give In Honour”. Online condolences for the family may be shared at www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com
20 Oct 2020
The death of Geraldine Myrna (Sherrard) Fitzpatrick RN wife of the late William “Bill” Fitzpatrick of Losier Hall and formerly of Sunny Corner, NB, occurred...
20 Oct 2020
The death of Geraldine Myrna (Sherrard) Fitzpatrick RN wife of the late William “Bill” Fitzpatrick of Losier Hall and formerly of Sunny Corner, NB, occurred on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the age of 88. Born in Whitney, NB, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas “Jack” and Bernetta (Whitney) Sherrard.
Geraldine was a Registered Nurse who was employed with Metropolitan Hospital in Ontario from 1954-1981. After moving back to New Brunswick, Geraldine volunteered at the Miramichi Hospital and also was the President of the Hospital Auxiliary. She also was involved with many other groups and organizations including: Nurses Alumnae, Retired Nurses, Sunny Corner Lionettes, St. Philip’s U.C.W., President of General U.C.W., Hospital Foundation Board, Whitney Willing Workers and looked after the Hospital Gift Shop Volunteering and staffing.
Geraldine is survived by: two daughters: Heather Liffiton (Patrick) of Sunny Corner, NB; Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick (William Watton) of Calgary, AB; two sons: Stephen (Dianne) of Sunny Corner, NB; William (Suzanne) of Thunder Bay, ON; two sisters: Lorna Connell of Sillikers, NB; Yvonne Trites of Losier Hall; one brother: Vernon Sherrard of Boom Road, NB; 10 grandchildren: David, Jacqueline, John, Steve, Jason, Thomas, Jeryd, Justin, Jordan and Kelsey; 17 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband: Bill, Geraldine is predeceased by: daughter: Karen Fitzpatrick Miller; brothers: Russell Sherrard (Reen) and Wilson Sherrard and sister: Minerva Murray (Aubrey).
Due to Covid-19 there will be no visitation and a memorial service to celebrate Geraldine’s life will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in the St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Cemetery.
In Geraldine’s memory, donations may be made to St. Philip’s United Church Cemetery or St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Cemetery. Messages of condolences can be sent through our website: www.bellsmeadows.com
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Bell’s Funeral Home, 651 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB. Telephone: 506-622-3600.
A special thank you to the Kelly Court staff at Losier Hall. They cared for Geraldine with love, respect and tenderness.
A tradition of service to the families of Miramichi and surrounding communities since 1922.
16 Oct 2020
It is with breaking hearts and overwhelming sadness that the family announces the tragic passing of Andrew William Gnazdowsky on Friday, October 16, 2020, in Sh...
16 Oct 2020
It is with breaking hearts and overwhelming sadness that the family announces the tragic passing of Andrew William Gnazdowsky on Friday, October 16, 2020, in Sheet Harbor, Nova Scotia. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 12, 1994, to Glen and Richel (Munroe) Gnazdowsky, Andrew truly was an angel on earth.
The family moved to Rothesay, New Brunswick in 1996, where Andrew grew up with Nicole, his sister, best friend and partner in crime. He graduated from Kennebecasis Valley High School in 2012 after which he returned to Saskatchewan, to complete his Civil Engineering Degree at the University of Saskatchewan, giving him the opportunity to spend time with his extended family. Andrew returned to New Brunswick after graduating in 2017 and met the love of his life, Allison Curwin; the Curwin family welcomed him with open arms into their family. He worked a brief period of time for WSP based out of Moncton; and in 2019 he was thrilled to get a job with Brunswick Engineering giving him the opportunity to return to Rothesay, and make this his home. He bought a house, had two dogs and a cat, and was so excited about the future; he had recently bought an engagement ring and was planning to ask Allison to be part of his life forever. He had never been so happy.
Andrew loved to have fun! He had an amazing group of friends, both in Rothesay and Saskatoon. He loved hanging out with his friends and playing board games; when he couldn’t be with them in person, they played video games online. He loved to golf and there were many father-son tournaments where the sons were beginning to overtake their dads. He was so proud of his new back yard and loved having friends and family over to enjoy a bonfire. Andrew loved food and he was becoming quite the grill master. He loved music, the tunes were always cranked and he sang along; and not being shy, he could often be seen ‘showing his moves’. Andrew loved going ‘home’ to Saskatchewan to hang out with his cousins; he was a die-hard Rider fan and every game day he proudly wore his green and white. He loved to travel and we are so grateful for the many wonderful family vacations that we had a chance to share.
Anyone who could see past his differences had an opportunity to be part of an incredible journey. Andrew taught us all how to live -- how to love life to the fullest, to be in the moment, and to find the beauty in everything around us. Andrew lit up a room when he walked in; he welcomed everyone with outstretched arms and gave the greatest hugs. Even though he struggled with many health issues throughout his life, he was the most positive, upbeat person. He had an uncanny ability to make people laugh and he had a laugh that will never be forgotten. There was never a goodbye without a ‘luv ya’.
In addition to his parents, Andrew will be never be forgotten by his sister Nicole Gnazdowsky of Halifax, NS, grandfather, ‘Gido’ Bill Gnazdowsky of Saskatoon, SK, uncles Edward (Cheryl) Gnazdowsky of Belize and Lewis Gnazdowsky of Edmonton, AB; grandmother Patricia Munroe of Moose Jaw, SK; uncles Larry (Valerie) Munroe of Moose Jaw, SK, Richard Munroe of Millet, AB, Robert (Teresa) Munroe of Moss Bank, SK, and Jason (Colette) Munroe of Consort, AB., and cousins – Doug (Janelle), Travis (Alysha), Trevor Munroe; Jerrod Eberts and Nadine (Robbie) Seims; Michael and Alysha Munroe, Mat Shaw, Ashley, Abby and Justin Byers; Colson, Josée and Kirby Munroe; John (Alysha) Goudreau, Leif (Kristen) and Marshall Olsen – their significant others and beautiful children; great-uncle Doug (Janet) Cantelon of Regina, SK and numerous extended cousins throughout the world. He will also be lovingly remembered by our many Saskatchewan friends and our special New Brunswick friends who have adopted us into their lives and we are so grateful to have them to lean on at this difficult time. Andrew truly touched the lives of so many people.
As we say goodbye, Andrew joins his ‘Baba’ (grandmother) Elizabeth Gnazdowsky and grandfather Stewart Munroe.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis (849-2119). Due to COVID restrictions, a private Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 from Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 AM. For those unable to attend, please visit www.kennebecasisfh.com, where a livestream of the funeral will be available on Andrew’s obituary. Interment to take place at Fernhill Cemetery, Saint John, NB.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Shriner’s Hospital in Montreal.
17 Oct 2020
With sadness the passing of Richard David Mazerall of Fredericton, NB took place on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the DECRH. He was born on March 2, 1946 in Qua...
17 Oct 2020
With sadness the passing of Richard David Mazerall of Fredericton, NB took place on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the DECRH. He was born on March 2, 1946 in Quarryville, NB.
He is survived by his daughter Cindy (Andrew) Mills and his son Scott (Darcy) Mazerall of Fredericton, NB, his grandchildren Aaliyah Hayes, Madeline Mills and Parker Mazerall and his grandson Nathaniel Mazerall all of Fredericton, NB. His sisters Nora (Doug) Banks of Fredericton, NB and Iris LeBlanc of Thunder Bay, ON, his brothers John (Antoinette) Mazerall of Saint-Lazare, QC and Brian (Nancy) Mazerall of Bedell, NB, the mother of his children Louise McSheffrey. Several nieces and nephews.
At Richard’s request there will be no visitation.
For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Cancer Society. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com.
18 Oct 2020
The passing of John Henry Fasquel of Noonan, NB, husband of 52 years to Shirley (Davis) Fasquel, occurred on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the Saint John Regional...
18 Oct 2020
The passing of John Henry Fasquel of Noonan, NB, husband of 52 years to Shirley (Davis) Fasquel, occurred on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born on January 23, 1947 in Minto, NB, he was a son of the late George and Eva (Colette) Fasquel.
John loved spending time with his family and it was of the utmost importance to him. Whether it was, at the camp, by the pool or just at home, family time was treasured. John was a Sgt. of the RCMP and retired after 26 years of service. He was a lover of the outdoors. He guided hunters, cut wood on his wood lot and enjoyed hunting and fishing all his life.
John is survived by his daughters, Tracy Power (Tom) and Terri Noble; beloved grandchildren, Kurtis Moore, Katie Nunley (Jimmy), Jonathan and Justin Noble, Jessica Kirkbride (Bradley); cherished great-grandchildren, Mason Noble and Landon Kirkbride; his three other brothers; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his sister, Catherine Colwell; and brother, Jules Fasquel.
John’s family would like to send a special thank You to Dr. McCann and Dr. Kolyvas, Nurse Kendra and the rest of the team at Saint John Regional Hospital.
In keeping with John's wishes there will be no visitation or service.
For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com
20 Oct 2020
May 1949 – October 2020
Jean, 71, passed away peacefully at home on October 20, 2020 with her loving husband Ray by her side. While we are saddened to lose Je...
20 Oct 2020
May 1949 – October 2020
Jean, 71, passed away peacefully at home on October 20, 2020 with her loving husband Ray by her side. While we are saddened to lose Jean from our world, we rejoice with her as she is now with her Lord and Saviour and has been reunited with her parents and younger sister. Born in Moncton, NB, she was the middle daughter of the late Douglas and Bessie (Tandy) Geldart.
She was raised in Allison, NB, where she attended Allison Baptist Church as a girl. After meeting the love of her life, Ray and Jean married and settled in Irishtown, raising their two boys on a hobby farm before moving to Lower Coverdale. Jean had a very strong faith in God and was a member of Lower Coverdale Baptist Church for many years.
Affectionately called Nana by her beloved, precious grandchildren Jean greatly enjoyed family gatherings. Many summers were spent at Cape Enrage with her family - her favorite place on earth. Jean loved the water and for a few years boating on the Saint John River system was one of her favorite solitudes. Jean worked with CN after graduating high school. She drove a school bus for a few years, safely delivering many children to and from school in the Irishtown area. Jean was also an entrepreneur in her own right. She would get up at the crack of dawn making home milk deliveries in Albert County. She and one of her long-time, faithful friends, Dianne, created and sold custom gift baskets and greeting cards; at Christmastime they made the most beautiful, fresh, full Christmas wreaths. Her unique Nativity stable creations from old barn wood and bark were second to none and no two were ever alike. Jean would help anyone in need, no questions asked. Ray and Jean’s door was always open – for family, friends, friends’ families, pets, and church youth. Jean volunteered with the youth groups at church, nursery and young children over the years and was a positive, loving, godly influence over them all. Jean played guitar and took up photography as hobbies later in life. She loved to cook and her homemade spaghetti sauce and lasagna were family favorites.
Jean will be deeply missed by her husband Ray, with whom she celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year, her sons David (Misti Stultz) Riverview, NB and Timothy, Ottawa, ON, and her precious grandchildren, Joel, Julie, Benjamin, and Adrianna. She is also survived by her loving sister Sandra Tingley, Fredericton, her mother-in-law, Ruth (Kelly) Murray, sisters and brothers-in-law Paulette and George O’Neill, Lee and Shirley Murray and by several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Jean was predeceased by her younger sister Denise McWilliam in 2017 and her father-in-law Paul Murray.
Over the past year the outpouring of love by her community was demonstrated through devoted prayer chains and the delivery of many wonderful meals. To all of those involved the family would like to express their appreciation. Gratitude is also expressed to a dear friend, Amanda Wilson who very graciously gave weeks of her time to care for Jean through some very difficult times. Jean’s family would also like to thank the staff of Extramural who were so caring and helpful over the past year. There are no words the family could possibly express to Jean’s loyal, faithful friend, Jackie Gould, who selflessly left her own home in Nova Scotia and moved in to lovingly care for Jean (and Ray) these last few months. You are loved and appreciated more than you know. Thank you.
At Jean’s request there will be no visitation. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private family memorial service will be held at Lower Coverdale Baptist Church.
Donations in Jean’s memory may be made to Lower Coverdale Baptist Church, The Dr. Sheldon Rubin Oncology Clinic at the Moncton Hospital or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fair Haven Funeral Home. A book of online condolence’s may be signed at www.fairhavenmemorial.ca