26 Sep 2020
MAIN RIVER, NB – Merrin Reidpath 86, of Main River passed away peacefully at the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont University Hospital Center in Moncton on Sa...
26 Sep 2020
MAIN RIVER, NB – Merrin Reidpath 86, of Main River passed away peacefully at the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont University Hospital Center in Moncton on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Born in Belleisle Creek, NB on November 12, 1933, he was the son of the late Alan Reidpath and late Julia (Boss) Reidpath.
Merrin started his early years in construction in Moncton in the 1950’s then working with his uncle A.M. Reidpath Co. Ltd in Richibucto. A skilled mechanic and not a stranger to hard work, it was easy for him to transition to new areas.
Merrin spent years with Modern Construction in Moncton, Warren’s in South Branch and as a stationary engineer for Stafford Foods in Richibucto from 1970-1980.
Merrin came from a farm family and in 1961, Merrin and Irene purchased their own farm to raise their family on. This farming legacy they started still continues on today with their grandchildren.
Merrin’s welding ability was sought after. He did some work for APEX, J&S Lumber, AA Albert and often told stories of his work on the Rte 11 bridge in Jardinville and how cold it was! There was never a lack of need for farm machinery to be worked on or electrical work to be done, and Merrin was always happy to help anyone, he was a master of many trades.
Merrin was most fondly known as Grampy to many and could capture everyone’s attention by his quick witted remarks, avid storytelling, and vast knowledge of everything from machinery to flowers!
Merrin loved books, never stopped reading, enjoyed gardening, was passionate about farming and all animals, but most of all loved time spent with his family. Cooking big family meals were his favorite. Food was definitely his love language and if you stopped in for a visit you never left hungry.
Merrin thought of his neighbors as family and always spoke of the visits and love they poured into him, especially after losing his wife. He never took a thing for granted.
He would not only give a stranger the shirt off his back, he’d insist on taking his shoes too... he was kind, generous and loved life. If he was ever told your date of birth, he would never forget it. He had an amazing memory and that made for some pretty amazing story telling!
Merrin will be sadly missed by his daughter, Sharon “Holly” Acebo (Rusty) of Jonesboro, Arkansas; his son, Dale Reidpath of Main River; his daughter-in-law Christine Reidpath of St. Norbert; eleven grandchildren, Justin, Patrick, Nicholas, Brock, Alex, Jessica, Peter, Celina, Annika, Rykar, Michael and five great grandchildren, Olivia, McKenna, Lincoln, Ivory and Ella.
He is also survived by one sister, Alaine Bastow (Vic) of White Rock, BC; one brother, Vernon Reidpath (Mary) of Rexton and many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Irene (Campbell) Reidpath; two sons, Danny, Scott; three sisters, Yvonne, Olga, Julia and two brothers, Raymond and Eric.
As per Merrin’s wishes there will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family will have a private graveside service.
Donations in Merrin’s memory may be made to St. Andrew’s United Church in Rexton.
Arrangements are in care of Thompson’s Funeral Home in Richibucto (523-4252).
29 Sep 2020
It is with deep sadness that the family of the late Donna “Faye” Cormier, 81, of Saint John, NB announce her passing at the Saint John Regional Hospital on ...
29 Sep 2020
It is with deep sadness that the family of the late Donna “Faye” Cormier, 81, of Saint John, NB announce her passing at the Saint John Regional Hospital on September 29, 2020. Born in Saint John, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Doris (Queen) Mitchell.
Faye worked for many years as a Nurses Aide at Loch Lomond Villa before her retirement.
She is survived by her husband, Donald J. Cormier of Saint John; her daughters: Donna Ann Cormier of Saint John and Alice Marie Morris (James) of Sussex; her grandchildren: Lindsay Alchorn-Dixon (Brian) and Thomas Alchorn (Sarah Dempsey); her canine companion Chico, all of Saint John; as well as many extended family members and friends.
As well as her parents, Faye was predeceased by her sister Marie Rathburn and her brother Malcolm Mitchell.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424). A private family graveside service will be held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Monday,October 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations in Faye’s memory may be made to Saint John S.P.C.A. Animal Rescue or to the charity of the donor’s choice. To send a message of condolence please visit www.fundyfuneralhome.com
28 Sep 2020
REXTON, NB – Vivian Beck 63, of Rexton passed away at her residence on Monday, September 28, 2020. Born in Rexton, she was the daughter of the la...
28 Sep 2020
REXTON, NB – Vivian Beck 63, of Rexton passed away at her residence on Monday, September 28, 2020. Born in Rexton, she was the daughter of the late James Sherman Beck and late Emily May (Roberts) Beck.
Vivian was employed with the Province of New Brunswick for over 29 years and she was the favorite go-to gal. She loved her family, friends, cats, the beach, traveling and reading.
Vivian will be sadly missed by her son, Colin Beck (Jennifer) of Dieppe; two sisters, Carol Stewart (late Loren) of Rexton, Mary Shortall (Paul) of Sussex; her loved like a sister, Margie McWilliam (Don) of Rexton; brother-in-law, Craig Dickison of Middle Sackville, NS; her many nieces, nephews and also Julia Mazerolle and her son Ben whom she loved as a daughter and grandson.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Veronica.
Visitation will be held at Thompson’s Funeral Home in Richibucto on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. A private celebration of Vivian’s life will be held by the family.
Donations in Vivian’s memory may be made to the Moncton SPCA or the Kidney Foundation and would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are in care of Thompson’s Funeral Home in Richibucto (523-4252)
28 Sep 2020
REXTON, NB – Alleyne LeBlanc 80, of Rexton passed away peacefully at the Stella Maris Hospital in Ste-Anne-de-Kent on Monday, September 28, 2020 a...
28 Sep 2020
REXTON, NB – Alleyne LeBlanc 80, of Rexton passed away peacefully at the Stella Maris Hospital in Ste-Anne-de-Kent on Monday, September 28, 2020 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Lindsay, ON she was the daughter of the late Ernest Warden and late Mabel (Rummerfield) Warden.
Mom and dad ran a successful business (Riverside Shell) for many years. She enjoyed this greatly and has fond memories (and many laughs) with “the boys” that would hang around in the evenings. You know who you are and thank you for the laughs.
Mom could always be counted on to bake pecan pies for the church suppers. She was certainly a fantastic cook and, no gathering would be complete without her potato salad. She took great pride in working at Bonar Law as a teachers’ assistant. She bragged about her students constantly, and with great pride.
Alleyne will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 59 years, Charles “Chuck” LeBlanc of Rexton; one daughter, Sharon McPhie (Scott) of Qu’Appelle, SK and one son, Dennis LeBlanc (Erlinda) of Keswick, ON. She is also survived by one sister, Margaret Brown (Don) of Kelowna, BC; one brother, Jim Warden (Bernice) of Martinsville, SK; sister-in-law, Bea Warden of Newcastle, ON and many, many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by three sisters, Lois, Jean, Barbara and one brother, Hugh.
The family would certainly like to thank Anne LeBlanc, mom’s caregiver, for going above and beyond in taking care of mom. You’re like a sister to her and she greatly appreciated your friendship and dedication. Special thanks to Linda Teakles, who was always in the right place at the right time to help us all out. To Joan LeBlanc, your special friendship is indescribable. She cherished you all and we thank you.
To Dr. Pierre LeBlanc and Dr. John McCleave and the many many nurses and staff at St. Anne’s Hospital who looked after her, we thank you.
Visitation will be held at Thompson’s Funeral Home in Richibucto on Saturday beginning at 9:00 am until departure for the funeral. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Rexton. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be limited seating at the church, guest are asked to kindly call the priest house at 523-9788 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of people in your family bubble. Masks are required while entering and exiting the building. Arrangements are in care of Thompson’s Funeral Home in Richibucto (523-4252).
27 Sep 2020
Douglas Charles Bridge, M.S.M. passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Sunday, September 27, 2020 with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his...
27 Sep 2020
Douglas Charles Bridge, M.S.M. passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Sunday, September 27, 2020 with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his wife and best friend of 60 years Rose Marie (Sorbara) 2011.
Douglas will be sadly missed by his sisters Lois Campion (Jack), Linda McCreary (Bob) and Donna Kramp (Ed). Predeceased by his sisters Helen Bridge (1994) and Shirley Burrows (2013) and Brother–in–law Jack Burrows (2016). Also predeceased by his mother Margaret (Gammie) (1971) and father Melville (1977). He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and countless friends and business associates, the Carere Family and the Sorbara family.
Douglas was a well–known and respected businessman. He was co–owner of Guelph City Realty Ltd. with Chester Carere for many years. His fundraising talents were instrumental in making the River Run Centre a reality and he was honoured by many awards including The Meritorious Service Medal presented by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Govenor General of Canada (2004) and the Golden Jubilee Medal.
A private family service will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020 at Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 4X9. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date to be determined.
A special thanks to the staff at the Guelph General Hospital, Hospice Wellington and Closing the Gap.
Memorial donations may be made in Douglas’s name to Hospice Wellington, the Guelph General Hospital, the River Run Centre or a charity of your choice.
27 Sep 2020
Paul Saulnier, 85, of Cormier Village, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his residence. Born in St-Antoine, he was the son of the late Jacques “Jim...
27 Sep 2020
Paul Saulnier, 85, of Cormier Village, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his residence. Born in St-Antoine, he was the son of the late Jacques “Jim” and Mélina (LeBlanc) Saulnier. Paul lost his biological parents at a young age and was adopted by the Henri Girouard family.
Before his retirement, he was a heavy equipment operator for J.D. Irving Woodland and Gérard Goguen Heavy Equipment.
He is survived by his five children: Paul-Émile (Diane) and Cecile Saulnier (Dave) all of Shediac, Victor and Marcel both of Cormier-Village and Angèle (Paul) of St-André; four granddaughters: Chantal, Jennifer, Christine and Kennedy; two great-granddaughters: Brooklyn and Ashley; great-great-grandson, Jayden, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Louise Saulnier; three children: Angela, Léo and Suzanne; four brothers: Alyre, Aubin, Alphée and Joseph Ulysse; two sisters: Anna and Laudia.
There will be no visitation. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacré-Coeur Roman Catholic, 1356 Route 133, Haute-Aboujagane on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 10:30 am. The funeral mass will be videotaped and the video will be available on his obituary on our Website by the end of the day.
In memory of Paul, a contribution to the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick would be appreciated.
Cremation and funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, Shediac (532-3297). Words of comfort and online condolences may be forwarded through our website at: www.frenettefuneralhome.com
27 Sep 2020
The passing of Avon Lloyd Sellick of Green Hill, NB occurred on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. Born on February 11, 1...
27 Sep 2020
The passing of Avon Lloyd Sellick of Green Hill, NB occurred on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. Born on February 11, 1940, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Gertrude (Elgee) Sellick.
Avon worked in the woods as well as farming over the years. He had a deep love for all animals. Avon was always willing to lend a hand in any circumstances.
Avon is survived by his sister, Bernice Talbot (Leslie) of Nashwaak Bridge, NB; brother, Walter Sellick (Jocelyn) of Cross Creek, NB; nephews, Craig and Martin Button and Frank Jewett; brother–in–law, Ralph Clark and his sisters; and friend Shane Sansom.
Besides his parents, Avon was predeceased by his nephew, Luke Sellick.
A Graveside Service will take place in Cross Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Cross Creek, NB on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11 am with Pastor Gordon Mowry officiating.
For those who wish, donations may be made to the Cross Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or the SPCA. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com
27 Sep 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Irene McKenna, 58, on September 27, 2020 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Helen was born in ...
27 Sep 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Irene McKenna, 58, on September 27, 2020 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Helen was born in Sydney, NS on January 26, 1962.
Helen is survived by the love of her life, Brent and their children, Lisa (Joey Hurley) MacLean, Tanya (Craig) Moore; sons, Greg (Ashley) McKenna and Jeremy Lewis; sisters, Sheila (Roy) Lewis and Linda (Guy) Lewis; brothers, Liam Lewis, David (Pam) Lewis, Lawrence Lewis and Kevin Lewis; grandchildren, Brooklynn MacLean, Travis Vaughn, Victoria Hurley, Oliva McKenna and Easton Moore; her beloved fur babies, Taffey, Bandit, Smokey and Chappo.
Predeceased by her sister, Wanda Lewis.
A private celebration of Helen’s life will be held from their home.
Donations in memory of Helen made to the Fredericton SPCA would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home Ltd. & Crematorium. (339–6612). Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca