04 Aug 2020
Fred passed away peacefully at his home in Sussex on August 4, 2020 after a period of declining health. Fred was born on the family farm in Picadilly on October...
04 Aug 2020
Fred passed away peacefully at his home in Sussex on August 4, 2020 after a period of declining health. Fred was born on the family farm in Picadilly on October 21, 1927 to Thomas Whalen and Teresa O'Leary, the fifth of six children.
He attended grade school at Picadilly’s one room schoolhouse, completing grade 8 in 1941. Following his graduation from Sussex High School (honours) he then chose to attend St. Joseph's University in the Memramcook area, mainly due to its proximity as well as its reasonable fee structure. He graduated from St Joseph’s in 1948 with a BA in Liberal Arts, and a minor in Philosophy (logic).
During his final year in college he became increasingly aware of his own good fortune and felt a strong desire to give back to society. The vehicle he chose was the priesthood in the Catholic Church, a natural choice considering his family's Irish Catholic heritage. He was accepted as a candidate for the priesthood and in September 1948 he began his four year studies at Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax. He was ordained in 1952 at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Saint John along with Fr. Bernard Stack and Fr. Lawrence Murphy, both deceased.
Over the next 15 years he was assigned to various parishes throughout the diocese of Saint John, including Chatham, which had in the meantime become part of the diocese of Saint John. Early in this period Father Clarke of St. FX University, knowing Fred’s interest in all things scientific, suggested he subscribe to a magazine called Scientific American, which he did. The magazine chronicled the rapid rise in computer development and usage. Computer programming was the skill required to enter that profession and Fred became very interested in this field of endeavour.
In 1967 he resigned from the diocese and moved to Washington DC, which he knew was a hub for the burgeoning computer industry. Fred worked for various computer companies in the DC area and eventually formed his own company, Whalen Systems Inc. He settled in McLean, Virginia. Much of his work was with The Pentagon where he developed programs to assist in staffing and payroll for their employees in the Washington area.
In the early 1980’s, while still living in McLean Va., Fred bought a property on Church Avenue in Sussex . From its back deck he could look across the valley to the Picadilly mountain which he and his schoolmates used to climb at noon hour. From there he could also see the tops of the blossoming apple trees in the orchard on his boyhood farm.
He continued to work in the Washington area but on smaller projects until his retirement in 1991 when he moved permanently back to Sussex. Back home he rekindled his passion for gardening including the cultivation and grafting of his fruit trees. He shared the bounty of his labours with his family and the community.
Fred was a friendly man with a contagious laugh that usually ended with the words “Oh Dear!”. He loved a stimulating conversation that could include anything from the weather to politics to the latest in DNA CRISPR technology. He was very passionate about science.
Fred is predeceased by his parents and all of his siblings: Mary Whalen, Rita McGinnis, Teresa Whalen, Carson Whalen, Gerald Whalen, and Thomas Whalen (deceased in infancy).
He is survived by his nephews and nieces: John McGinnis (Beth) of Fredericton, Tom McGinnis, Mary Smith, Eleanor McGinnis, Paula McDonough (Pat), Geraldine Newman, Christine Kelly (Pat), Caroline McGinnis (Mike Ryan), all of the Saint John area, and Carmel McGinnis of Halifax as well as numerous grand nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex, NB (506) 433-1176.There will be no visitation or church service. The interment will take place at Wards Creek Cemetery, Ward's Creek on September 19, 2020 at 11:00am.
31 Aug 2020
The passing of Ernest “Ernie” John Garnier of Jemseg, NB, husband of Gladys “Eva” (Steeves) Garnier occurred on Monday, August 31, 2020 at the Dr. Evere...
31 Aug 2020
The passing of Ernest “Ernie” John Garnier of Jemseg, NB, husband of Gladys “Eva” (Steeves) Garnier occurred on Monday, August 31, 2020 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. Born on June 22, 1944 in St. Fintan, NL, he was the son of the late Ernest and Margaret (Fraser) Garnier.
Ernie served in the Canadian Military working for the Department of National Defence for 25 years (MCpl).
In addition to his wife, Ernie is survived by his sons, Eric Garnier (Wendy) of Carter’s Point, NB and Jason Garnier of Fredericton, NB; grandchildren, Ethan, Angus and Mason; sisters, Teresa Gillis of Corner Brook, NL and Claudine Dessurreault of St.-Tite, QC; brother, Raymond Garnier of Norris Arm, NL; several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Ernie was predeceased by his sisters, Lorraine Cuff, Gloria Fudge and brother, Frank Gillis.
Due to the current health situation a Memorial Service by invitation will take place at York Funeral Home’s T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel, Fredericton, NB on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Chris Bennett officiating. Interment will take place in Fair Haven Memorial Gardens, Moncton, NB at a later date.
For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com
31 Aug 2020
It is with heavy hearts the family of Ethel Muriel (Paterson) Sleep announce her passing on August 31st, 2020 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. She passed on...
31 Aug 2020
It is with heavy hearts the family of Ethel Muriel (Paterson) Sleep announce her passing on August 31st, 2020 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. She passed one day shy of her 100th birthday. Ethel was born September 1st, 1920. The daughter of Robert and Mary Paterson of Cannan, NB and a devoted wife (the Bride) to Arnold William Sleep for more than 75 years. Arnold predeceased her December 18th, 2013.
Ethel adored her children and is survived by Ashley Sleep (Theresa) and Sandra Trecartin. She was predeceased by four children Wayne (late Anne) and three infants: Ina Maxine, Myrna and Eugene. Ethel was a cherished Grandmother to Timothy and Angela Trecartin, Yolanda Mullett (late Gary), Leah Mercer, Arnold Paul Sleep, Donald Anderson (Wendy) and Marilyn Wynn (Kevan) She was also a dearly loved Great and Great Great grandmother.
Ethel was a member of the former LOBA and Coles Island Senior Citizens Club. She was the clubs last surviving charter member. In her early years of marriage Ethel would accompany her husband working as the cook in lumber and sawmill camps. Throughout her life she worked as a baker and cooked in various restaurants. She was a hair stylist by trade, but cooking was her greatest passion. She loved to feed her family and friends. There was always a place at Ethel’s table.
A treasured Aunt to several nieces and nephews. Ethel was the last surviving member of her family. She was predeceased by three brothers and eight sisters.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex, NB (506-433-1176) At Ethel’s request no visitation will be held. A celebration of Ethel’s life will be held from Coles Island Cemetery on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 1:00pm.
Donations in Ethel’s memory can be made to the Sussex Community Church (Salvation Army) or the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through WallaceFuneralHome.com
The family would like to express their deepest thanks to the home care workers that allowed Ethel to stay in her own home. All of their kindness, care and support will never be forgotten.
30 Aug 2020
Robert Ellis "Bob" Charters peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario on Sunday, August 30, 2020, Dad went to be with th...
30 Aug 2020
Robert Ellis "Bob" Charters peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario on Sunday, August 30, 2020, Dad went to be with the Lord. Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick on February 12, 1935, Bob lived in Priceville, New Brunswick as a child with his loving and caring grandparents, the late Hartley and Susan (Beek) Price.
He was an employee of J.M. Schneider in Kitchener for 36 years and after retirement enjoyed many summers at the cottage at Davidson Lake, New Brunswick. Bob always enjoyed family get-togethers, playing his guitar and singing. His gentle manner and great smile will be missed by family and friends.
Bob is survived by his loving daughters, Anita (Paul) Amatruda and Alisa Charters (Rob Hoban), and step-sons Randy (Cathy) MacKenzie and Rick (Cathy) MacKenzie. Loved Grandpa of Camden and Kaylyn Amatruda, Matthew MacKenzie (Lauren), Melissa Boyd (Brandon), Shaun MacKenzie, Amanda MacKenzie and Great-Grandpa of Mason, Ruby and Mackenzie. Bob is also survived by his brother William (Joyce) Charters of New Brunswick, sisters Pat Wield of Manitoba, Joan (Ivan) Renton of Ontario, and brother-in-law Gerry Cavanagh.
Bob was predeceased by his first wife Kathleen (Schwartzentruber) Charters, second wife Ruth (Lockhard) Charters, sister Jean Cavanagh, and brother-in-law Patrick Wield.
Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, Ontario.
Condolences for the family and memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.
01 Sep 2020
1927 – 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Evelyn Jean Black, (nee Cooke) on Tuesday, September 1, at her residence in Moncton. She ...
01 Sep 2020
1927 – 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Evelyn Jean Black, (nee Cooke) on Tuesday, September 1, at her residence in Moncton. She was sleeping peacefully and surrounded by her family when the Lord took her home. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, great aunt and friend. Evie is the daughter of the late Beulah (nee Cutler) and Everett Cooke.
Evie chose to leave her beloved career as a Registered Nurse to dedicate herself to her family. She supported her husband Ron as he was promoted and transferred throughout NB and NS. They settled in Moncton and when Ron retired, they bought a cottage where they enjoyed years of fun making new friends and hosting family events.
Before moving to Moncton, she was a member of the Kings Chapter O.E.S.#21 in Sussex. Once settled here, she became a member of St. John’s United Church and held several positions there including Chairperson of the Church Official Board, church board of Stewards, U. C.W. and Girl Guides. Evie was also a member of the Sir Charles G. E. Roberts I.O.D.E. Mom was an avid lover of flowers, gardens and birds which gave her great joy for many years.
Evie was predeceased by her loving husband Ronald of 54 years, her sister Mary Terceira and husband Tessie, sister Connie Buchanan, brother Ted and grandchild Adam Thurber.
She will be forever loved and remembered by her sisters, Beulah (Bea) Price (late husband Clarence), Beth Keefe (late husband Jack), sisters-in-law, Irene Black (late husband Ralph), Ruth Kirke (late husband Ken), brother-in-law, Joe Buchanan, as well as Gordon Stone. Evie and Ron treasured their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Dawn and her husband George Somers and their sons Kendall and spouse Ali (children Connor and Reece), Keith; William (Bill) Black and spouse Monique McTiernan-Black and their sons Mark and spouse Marise (children Emma, Matteo, Caleb), Neil and spouse Meghan (children Adrian and Sienna), Greg and spouse Leanne (baby Parker), Scott and spouse Brittany (child Paige); Heather and her husband Bill Thurber and their daughters Jennifer and fiancée Chris Burry, Sara and husband Chris Keirstead (children Clara, Chloe); Lynn and husband Danny Reade and their daughters Amanda and Kimberly. Evie is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Reverend Aaron Billard, Evie’s friends and the many individuals who cared for her in hospital and her residences over her many years of failing health. A special thank you goes out to the staff at The Briarlea on Ryan for their compassionate care of mom, especially over the last several weeks.
No visitation by request of family. A private funeral will be held at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm. The Reverend Aaron Billard presiding. COVID restrictions will be observed and the wearing of a mask is strongly encouraged.
For those who wish, and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences can be made on Fergusons Funeral Home Facebook page or at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com
26 Aug 2020
Maureen Ann "Moe" Olsvik, 63, passed away in Hospice Halifax on August 26, 2020 after a long battle with liver disease. Born in Chatham, Miramichi, NB she was t...
26 Aug 2020
Maureen Ann "Moe" Olsvik, 63, passed away in Hospice Halifax on August 26, 2020 after a long battle with liver disease. Born in Chatham, Miramichi, NB she was the daughter of the late Peter and Doris (Reid) Boyle.
She is survived by her husband Brian, sons Craig and Andrew, Bedford; sisters Marilyn, Theresa, Kathy, Patricia, Tanya, Chatham, Miramichi, and Tammy, Whitehorse; brothers Peter, Danny, Paddy, Mike, Miramichi, and Paul, Moncton; many other family members including a step-son and two grandchildren, a step-daughter, many brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Maureen married her Air Force husband in 1982 and was a stay at home mom who devoted all her time and efforts into raising her two sons. They were the joy of her life. On their final posting to Shearwater in 1997, she found her calling and began her career in the health care sector as a PSW (personal support worker). After a short time with Northwood she moved on to Mount Saint Vincent caring for the Sisters of Charity and later to Shannex. She was a very gregarious and caring person and was loved by all who were fortunate to know her. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will always be in our hearts.
The family wishes to thank all the staff at the QE11 Health Sciences Center and Hospice Halifax for their overwhelming support and compassion over the past months.
Arrangements under the care of J A Snow Funeral Home, Halifax. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Michaels Basillica, Chatham NB, Tuesday the 8th of September at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Saint Michaels Basillica, or a charity of your choice. To leave an online condolence please visit www.jasnowfuneralhome.com
30 Aug 2020
1929 - 2020
At the Dr. George-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, on Sunday, August 30, 2020, Roger A. Cyr, husband of Paryse (Boucher) Cyr, passed away at t...
30 Aug 2020
1929 - 2020
At the Dr. George-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, on Sunday, August 30, 2020, Roger A. Cyr, husband of Paryse (Boucher) Cyr, passed away at the age of 91 years and three months. He resided in Moncton, New Brunswick. Born in Saint-Basile, NB, he was the son of the late Béloni and the late Euphémie (Thériault) Cyr.
In addition to his wife, he leaves behind a son, Jean-Roch (Françoise Caron), three daughters: Myriam (Scott Morton), Hélène (Mike MacNeill), and Natalie (Karim Kamel), seven grandchildren: Olivier, Maxime, Nicola, Benoît, Patrick, Younès, and Lamia, two great-grandchildren: Benjamin and Charlotte, four sisters-in-law: Alvine, Laurette, Reine, and Winnie, as well as several nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his three sisters: Anne-Marie, Anita and Donata.
Roger was a loving husband and devoted father. After a career of more than 30 years as an electronics and communications technician, he devoted himself more fully to his passions: reading, painting, music, running, swimming and, of course, his family.
The family would like to thank the nursing and support staff at the Moncton Residence and the Dr. George-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre for their kindness and commitment.
Due to current health measures, a celebration of life will take place at a later date.
A donation in Roger’s memory can be made to the Foundation CHU–Dumont, the Donata-Lajoie Bursary or to a provincial charity.
Arrangements entrusted to Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe (857-1901). www.chartersville.com
01 Sep 2020
With great sadness the death of Rosetta "Rose" Louise (Mott) Gillett of Hoyt, NB occurred Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 at the Chalmers Regional Hospital. Born i...
01 Sep 2020
With great sadness the death of Rosetta "Rose" Louise (Mott) Gillett of Hoyt, NB occurred Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 at the Chalmers Regional Hospital. Born in Tracy, NB she was the daughter of the late Worden and Margaret (Jones) Mott.
Survived by her loving husband, Freeman Gillett; daughters, Wanda Harding (Duane), Terri Coulombe (Yves) and Sally Mallet (Robert); brothers, Claire (Nadine), Robert (Pauline), Winston (Susan), Dean (Anne) and Raymond (Vicky); sisters, Janet Griffiths, Carol Reid (Ernie) and Dawn Marie Mowry (Blaine); brother in law, Albert Golden; sister-in-law, Lenora Mott; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Rose was predeceased by infant daughter, Anne Gillett; brothers, David and Kevin Mott; sisters, Ellen Golden and Jane Yerxa.
Resting at Sunbury Funeral Home with visitation on Friday from 2 to 4PM. Funeral Service will be held 2:00PM Saturday, September 5th, 2020 from Sunbury Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Blissville Cemetery.
For those who wish, donations made to the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
To protect our loved ones from COVID-19 and meet the guidelines of Public Health, please wear a mask and respect social distancing. Condolences: sunburyfuneralhome.com