04 Sep 2020
David Alan Lefurgey, aged 67, passed away on September 4, 2020, at his home after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsey. David was born and lived i...
04 Sep 2020
David Alan Lefurgey, aged 67, passed away on September 4, 2020, at his home after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsey. David was born and lived in Campbellton. He was the son of the late Beatrice and Wilson Lefurgey.
Dave was a passionate railroader and worked as a locomotive engineer for 35 years. An avid fisherman, he loved fly-fishing and spending as much time as possible on the river. When he wasn’t on the Restigouche River, he could be found at the camp in Kedgwick River. In recent years, he also made many fond memories with new and old friends in Mesa, Arizona.
Dave will always be remembered for his kind-hearted nature and gentle way of being in the world. He was a real salt of the earth guy, known for his easy-going personality, a memory that could not be stumped, and the ways he unfailingly showed up for his family and all those around him. His spirit will live on in us, through our acts of kindness, and with his many, many friends.
To our best friend, dad, and companion in life, we say goodbye to you, with heavy hearts and far too soon. Knowing and loving you has been our greatest honour and we will miss you every single day. We love you buckets.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law Bill, mother-in-law Audrey, nephew and godson Bradley, and great-niece Audrey Hope.
He is survived by and will be dearly missed by his wife Kathy and daughters Aysleigh and Mayme. He is also survived by his sisters Judy, Vivian, and Sue (Falle), as well as his sister-in-law Bonnie and his brothers-in-law Scott and John. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews and many friends who loved him dearly.
A graveside service will be held the Campbellton Rural Cemetery located at 106 Duncan St on Friday, September 11, 2020, at 2:00 pm. Family members and close friends are invited to attend a celebration of Dave’s life.
For those who wish, donations can be made to the Restigouche County SPCA or to the organization of your choice in Dave’s memory.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Maher’s Funeral Home. An expanded obituary can be found online at www.maherfuneralhomes.com (506) 789-1699 or toll free (855) 404-1699 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
06 Sep 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Muriel Emma Gray announces her passing which occurred on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the Sussex Health Centre. Born...
06 Sep 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Muriel Emma Gray announces her passing which occurred on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the Sussex Health Centre. Born in Stratford, ONT, on April 8, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Garnet and Annette (Cote) MacKenzie. Muriel had a strong faith and is now resting in the arms of her Lord and Saviour. She was a member of the Norton United Baptist Church and touched many lives as an elementary school teacher.
Muriel loved well and is survived by her loving husband, Joe Gray; children: Lori Kerstens (John) of Fredericton, NB, and Michael Gray (Tara) of Fredericton, NB; grandchildren: Landon, Mya, and Calen; brother, Wayne MacKenzie (Jane) of Burlington, ON; and sister: Mary Anne McGibbon (John) of Sussex, NB; as well as many extended family members and close friends.
In addition to her parents, Muriel was predeceased by her brother, John MacKenzie, and grandson, Cole Gray.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506–839–2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, where visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 9th from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm. Due to COVID–19 restrictions a private funeral service will be held, and a private family interment will take place at Midland Cemetery.
Memorial donations in memory of Muriel may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through: www.sherwoodsfuneralhome.com
25 Aug 2020
It is with profound sadness that the family of Linda Alberta Wilks announced her passing on August 25, 2020 in Kelowna, BC, where she had made her home with her...
25 Aug 2020
It is with profound sadness that the family of Linda Alberta Wilks announced her passing on August 25, 2020 in Kelowna, BC, where she had made her home with her sister Judy since 1999. Born in Moncton, NB in June 1942, she was the eldest daughter of the late Albert and Mabel Wilks.
Linda started her professional life working in the rail industry, starting her career with CN Telecommunications in 1961, later moving to a position with CN Rail and then to VIA Rail until her retirement in 1997.
Linda is survived by her brother George, and her four sisters, Brenda Lavergne (Rodney), Judy Wilks, Dale Wilks–Baker (Ralph) and Dianne Miller (late James); as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Known for her love of gardening and crafts, Linda also enjoyed curling, having once been an avid player herself. She was very familiar to all the vendors at the Kelowna Farmers' Market, as she made a weekly ritual out of supporting the local producers and crafters. While living in British Columbia, Linda traveled extensively with Wells Gray Tours throughout Canada and USA.
Because she always considered the Maritimes her home, Linda has requested that a private burial take place in Moncton at a later date.
05 Sep 2020
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Eric “Ike” Robert Marr, which occurred at St. John St. Stephen Nursing Home on Saturday, Septem...
05 Sep 2020
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Eric “Ike” Robert Marr, which occurred at St. John St. Stephen Nursing Home on Saturday, September 5th, 2020. Born 1941, in Saint John, he was the son of the late Harry and Thelma (Griffin) Marr. Eric worked as a Truck Driver with the City of Saint John for over 40 years. He loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle and enjoyed hanging out with his biker buddies.
Eric is survived by his loving and devoted wife Susan (Grieve) of 49 years; sons Darcy Marr (Angie) of Kingston Peninsula, Robbie Marr of Toronto, ON; daughters Laura Clark (Corey) of Baxter’s Corner, Tammy Marr of Saint John, Brenda Marr of Toronto, ON, Sue Anne Marr of Toronto, ON, Mary Marr (Salyssa) of Saint John; brothers Gary Marr (Linda) of Saint John, Paul Marr (Keri) of Sussex; sister Brenda Haig of Saint John; grandchildren Cassie, Raymond, Ciara, Catlin, Cody, Andrew, Rachel, Rebecca, Austin, Malika, Dawson, Sadie and Jasiah; great grandchildren Nyla and Atticus; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides his parents, Eric was predeceased by his son Eric, brothers Douglas and David and sisters Gloria, Ruth, Sharon and Debbie.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646–2424). Visitation will be held on Friday, September 11th from 12 to 2 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at Rothesay Baptist Cemetery immediately following the service.
Donations in memory of Eric may be made to The Joshua Group or to the charity of the donor’s choice. To send a message of condolence please visit www.fundyfuneralhome.com
04 Sep 2020
It is with peace and love that the family of Elizabeth Emily Sinstadt (née Anderson) of Fredericton NB, announce her passing on September 4, 2020 at Hospice Ho...
04 Sep 2020
It is with peace and love that the family of Elizabeth Emily Sinstadt (née Anderson) of Fredericton NB, announce her passing on September 4, 2020 at Hospice House at the age of 91. Elizabeth, better known as Betty, was born in Perth, NB on November 25, 1928. She was the daughter of the late James McNichol Anderson and Annie Vernis Sullivan.
In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband Donald Vernon Young Sinstadt, sister Marion Giberson, brother–in–law Vernon Giberson, brother Vaughan Anderson, and brothers–in–law William Veniot and Joseph Descouteau.
Betty is survived by her children; Patricia (Bryan Walker), David (Heather Scott), William (Sharon Vautour), Kathryn (Rick Bowmaster), daughter–in–law Francine St–Amand, grandchildren; Erin, Alison, Morgan, Taylor, Nicholas, Annie, Michelle, Justin, Luc, Luke/Aquila, Zéa, and great–grandchildren; Noah, Charlotte, Samuel, Brodie, siblings; sisters Joan Descouteau, twins Emily Flynn (Bill) and Beatrice Crawford (Mac), twins Margaret Rideout and Marjorie White, brother John Anderson (Diana), special sister Ruth Elliott, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews and a large extended family. In addition, we include a special message of love to missing son Christopher.
Betty was the eldest of her siblings, and as such was more than a sister, helping raise and care for her younger siblings alongside her own children. In her youth, she worked as a telephone operator in Andover, NB. One of her favourite stories was of the wonderful December night when she connected a call from a venue where Bing Crosby happened to be singing live. The caller generously told her to leave the line open so that she and her co–workers could listen as he sang White Christmas. Betty married Donald Sinstadt in 1949 at St. Mary’s of the Angels’ Church in Andover, NB. They enjoyed 59 years together, raising their children in Aroostook and spending countless days and nights at their camp on the Tobique river. They later moved to Fredericton to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Betty also enjoyed many years with the Auxiliary of the Canadian Legion at Andover and working as a florist at The Flower Pot. Betty was an excellent cook, and an even better baker, and will be forever remembered by her family for the wonderful pies, gingerbread and orange cakes she made for special occasions and frequent family gatherings. Betty enjoyed gardening, reading and simply being with her family. Some of her greatest loves in life were the many wonderful dogs with which she shared her heart. She was a kind and generous caregiver and neighbor, always looking after those around her. She will be greatly missed by all.
The family would like to thank the many people who supported Betty in the months leading up to her passing; her many personal care workers, extramural nurses and the employees and volunteers at Hospice House Fredericton.
Donations in Betty’s memory can be made to Hospice House in Fredericton where she spent her last days under their compassionate care. Online condolences may be made at www.mcadamsfh.com
05 Sep 2020
In celebration of a life well–lived, the family of Colby H. Fair announces his peaceful passing, which occurred on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at age 101. Bo...
05 Sep 2020
In celebration of a life well–lived, the family of Colby H. Fair announces his peaceful passing, which occurred on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at age 101. Born in Saint John on December 17, 1918, he was a son of the late William and Victoria (Wilson) Fair.
Colby was a member of local 1386 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and worked in the construction industry for many years. He was proud to have worked on the construction of all three of the city’s hospitals. He was a long–time resident of Spruce Lake with a keen interest and knowledge of the history of the area. After retirement, Colby remained active tending his extensive vegetable garden and recording his memories of his community’s past.
Colby will be missed by his children: Glenna Cornford (the late Derek) and Kenneth Fair (Cathy); his grandchildren Dana (Angela), Alison (Andrew) and Kendra (Mark); great–grandchildren Daniel and Lila.
In addition to his parents, Colby was predeceased by his wife Beatrice (Carr); Two sisters Elodia Knox and Alice Evans; and three brothers Otis, George, and Arthur Fair.
Sincere thanks from Colby’s family for the kindness and support of Kindred Homecare and Serenity Cove Special Care Home.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Bay View Funeral Home, 1461 Manawagonish Rd. Saint John, NB (634–7425). There will be no visitation due to COVID–19 and a private family service will be held. Interment will take place at Ocean View Memorial Gardens.
For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com
05 Sep 2020
Surrounded by the Love of her family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful mother, grand–mother and great grand–mother, Obé...
05 Sep 2020
Surrounded by the Love of her family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful mother, grand–mother and great grand–mother, Obéline Lumsden, on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the age of 80. She was the spouse of the late George Lumsden. Born on April 14, 1940. She was the daughter of the late Omer & Lauza (Benoit) Chiasson.
She is survived by her four children: Lise Lumsden Bigras (Gaston), Thérèse Lumsden, Pierre Lumsden (Nancy) of Fredericton, NB and Brigitte Stephen (Jeff) of Hay River, NT; six grand–children: Crystal Harris (Alex), Janelle, Zachary, Amélie, Médéric, Geneviève; two great grand–children: Theodore and Rosalie; four sisters: Adiona Mercier (Jacinth), Alma Duguay, Adrienna Yemen (Terry), Meriza Haché (Brian); three brothers: Elphège Chiasson (Adrienne), Jacques Chiasson (Marie–Reine), Herménégilde Chiasson (Raymonde); and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive family and friends at Bishop's Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Rd, on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Social distancing measures will be in effect. The funeral service will be held at l'église de la paroisse de Sainte–Anne–des–Pays–Bas on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1pm. Interment will be held at St Francis of Assisi Cemetery.
As an alternative to flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Bishops Funeral Home have been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences and the sharing or memories can be made at www.bishopsfuneralhome.com
04 Sep 2020
With heavy hearts the family of Charles “Chuck” Vail of Browns Flat, announce his passing which occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Friday, Sept...
04 Sep 2020
With heavy hearts the family of Charles “Chuck” Vail of Browns Flat, announce his passing which occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Friday, September 4, 2020. Chuck was born January 11, 1955 to the late Alfred and Greta (Bostwick) Vail. He was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed the country life.
Chuck will be missed and is survived by loving sisters Margaret Lindsay, Marilyn DeLong (Borden) and brother Edward Vail (Susan); several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Along with his parents he was predeceased by brothers Arnie, Wesley, Garfield and Beverly.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646–2424). In keeping with Chuck’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Interment and committal service will be held at Browns Flat Baptist Cemetery, Browns Flat on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Due to public health regulations social distancing rules will be followed.
For those who wish remembrances of Chuck can be made to the Greenwich Volunteer Fire Department or charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Reiman, the Staff of the Oncology Dept. of the Saint John Regional Hospital and to the Greenwich Volunteer Fire Department for the compassionate care given to Chuck. Your kindness will never be forgotten.