27 Aug 2020
With broken hearts, the family of Gerald Leo Vickers of Saint John, New Brunswick announces that he passed away peacefully at Bobby’s Hospice, Saint John on T...
27 Aug 2020
With broken hearts, the family of Gerald Leo Vickers of Saint John, New Brunswick announces that he passed away peacefully at Bobby’s Hospice, Saint John on Thursday, August 27, 2020, surrounded by loving family. Born in Chatham, Miramichi, NB, Gerald grew up in a close family with 12 siblings and was the last surviving son of the late Emma (nee Burns) and Albert Vickers of Nowlanville. He was married for 60 years to the love of his life, Helen. His Hanlon in-laws became a second large and loving group of siblings for him.
Gerald worked for 43 years as a plumbing and heating specialist in Saint John first for Grannan’s Plumbing and then eventually as a superintendent with Security Mechanical, as a member of Pipe Trades Local 213. He was a methodical planner who took pride in his work and was greatly respected by his co-workers. In addition to his work ethic, Gerald also had a terrific sense of fun. It is possible that that he planned some of his practical jokes with as much precision as he did the heating systems of large construction projects. Gerald had a strong social conscience, and volunteered actively with the Knights of Columbus 937, North End Minor Baseball, the St. Patrick’s Society, and Holy Trinity Church, to name a few. Upon retirement, Gerald built a summer cottage at MacDonald’s Point to be shared by his children and grandchildren, the scene of many happy gatherings. He loved to share in the fun, and serve his barbecued chicken to the crowd. He was a devoted husband, father and friend, and was rewarded for that devotion by loyalty and love from many. Gerald’s death will leave an empty seat at the Millidgeville Tim’s, but nothing can erase fond memories of friendship and laughter.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Helen, his five children: Karen (Jon Bidgood), Anne (Dan Connolly), Kathleen, Paul (Virginia Vickers), and Jim; his eight grandchildren: Daniel (Julia), Adam and Ben Connolly, Emily Vickers, Elizabeth and Thomas Vickers, Ellie and Gerry Bidgood, his great-grandson, Sullivan Connolly, and a large and supportive network of extended family and friends.
Besides his parents, Gerald is predeceased by his siblings Bennie (Mary), William (Monica), Mary (Gerald Gill), Burns (Peggy), Allan (Marie), Sister Margaret SCIC, Albert Jr. (Sylvia), Ella (Blair Meahan) and Sister Alice SCIC.
Gerald is survived by three sisters, Sister Charlotte SCIC, Joan Kachel and Alberta (Philip Abud).
Visitation will take place at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) on Sunday, August 30, 2020 between the hours of 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, August 31 at 11 am from Holy Redeemer Parish (316 Somerset Street). Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Gerald specifically asked that his grandchildren act as his pallbearers, and that no honorary pallbearers be chosen.
In death, as in life, he wanted his dear family and friends to know that he valued them all equally. Our family is very grateful for the care of Dr. Mary Jarratt, Cathy LeBlanc and the exceptional staff at Bobby’s Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Bobby’s Hospice would be gratefully accepted. www.FundyFuneralHome.com
26 Aug 2020
Arnold George John Park, 75, of Port Williams, passed away peacefully at home on August 26, 2020 after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Born in ...
26 Aug 2020
Arnold George John Park, 75, of Port Williams, passed away peacefully at home on August 26, 2020 after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario he was a son of the late Arnold and Emma (Weeks) Park.
Arnold served in the Canadian Armed Forces, with the Royal Canadian Regiment for three years. He then worked in the gold mines in Geraldton and Manitouwadge before attending Lakehead University where he earned his BA. He then attended the University of Windsor, earning his MBA in 1973.
Arnold was project manager for various companies in Ontario before moving his family to the Maritimes, ultimately landing in the Annapolis Valley of NS as the Director and COO of Cobi Foods, Inc. He later moved again to begin his long senior management career with McCain Foods, where he held the titles of VP Marketing for McCain Foods (USA) and McCain Foods (Canada); and ultimately served as President and CEO of the Canadian Operations based in Florenceville, NB for a decade, until his retirement in 2005.
While he continued excelling in his professional life, Arnold and Sandra were feeling the effects of an ‘empty nest’. After learning about an organization called Children’s Bridge, they decided to expand their family. Over a period of six years and three trips to China, they welcomed their three youngest daughters Sarah, Molly and Lily.
Settling back in NS Arnold enjoyed some downtime with his growing family. He served on several volunteer boards including Children’s Bridge, Infoway Health Canada, NS Farm Loan Board, and NS Justice High Risk Offenders Community Notification Committee. Working upon the vision of his son, Doug; Arnold helped create Cedar Bay Grilling Company Ltd. in 2009 and took great pride in the success of the company which grew from a small plant in Blandford, NS to an award-winning producer of frozen salmon products bringing the best of Atlantic Canada to homes around the world. Always a businessman, there was no slowing down Arnold even in retirement.
An avid bookworm his collection of books was vast and his love for reading was something he passed on to his children and grandchildren. One of the highlights for the kids at Christmas was opening their books from Dad/Grampie.
Arnold loved hunting and fishing and especially enjoyed his adventures with his brother John in Thunder Bay. A history buff, especially war history, he spent many hours reading and watching documentaries with his younger daughters. He also was adventurous and enjoyed traveling. Between business and his trips with family, he visited over 50 countries, and was proud to tell stories about his experiences.
A strong willed, hard worker; Arnold cherished his family and we will miss him dearly. We could depend on him for anything knowing he would never expect anything in return. He was a very wise man who wanted nothing but the best for the people he loved.
He often sat quietly observing what was going on and could fall asleep anywhere. But he was always on guard when it came to protecting his family. There wasn’t a pond, a snowbank or a coffee table that could pose a risk to his kids/grandkids.
Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sandra (Perry), children Stephen (Charlene), Doug (Barb), Susan (Richard), Michael, Sarah, Molly and Lily; brother John (Suzanne); sister-in-law Cheryl Doi; grandchildren Tristan, Nicholas, Hannah, Christopher, Gretel, Max, Maggie, Logan, Addison, Grayson and Savannah, a niece and three nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by son-in-law Scott Forsythe.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Todd and nurse Ciara, as well as to the home care nurses from VON for such compassionate care.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time.
Donations in memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.
26 Aug 2020
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Halcyon Beatrice “Hallie” Mills announces her passing, which occurred on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at the Loch L...
26 Aug 2020
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Halcyon Beatrice “Hallie” Mills announces her passing, which occurred on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at the Loch Lomond Village. Born April 5, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Darling (Groat) King.
Hallie is survived by her grandchildren Susan Foldi (Stephen), Gerald Tait (Darlene), and Paul Tait (Lise) as well as six great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Aside from her parents, she was predeceased by husband, Edmund Mills; daughters April Mills and Sharon Tait; brothers Joseph and Osborne King.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at The Loch Lomond Village – Cedar House for their wonderful care of Hallie during her stay.
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424). A graveside service will be held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM.
Donations in Hallie’s memory may be made to The Loch Lomond Villa Foundation or to St. Andrew & St. David United Church.
26 Aug 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear Husband, Father, Grampie and Brother. Fred Weston, 76, of Lower Coverdale p...
26 Aug 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear Husband, Father, Grampie and Brother. Fred Weston, 76, of Lower Coverdale passed away on August 26th, 2020 at the Moncton Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born in Riverside, NB on August 15, 1944, the son of the late Wainwright "Pappy" and Ruby (McKinley) Weston.
Fred was employed by Colpitts The Stationer/ Denis Office Products for over 46 years. He was involved with Riverview Minor Hockey for over 10 years, while his son John played. Fred spent many hours at the rink helping with Lloyd Watling and Paul Henderson, who turned into lifelong friends. This continued on in his later years as he enjoyed many hours going to watch his grandchildren's sports from basketball courts for his granddaughters to cold mornings at the rink for his grandsons, he was always in the stands cheering them on. He was their biggest fan. Fred enjoyed being the go-to guy to help fix most anything from toys, bikes, to building sheds, decks, stairs, and his wharf at "Freddy's Pond." After retirement Fred and Norma travelled the US, Ontario, Quebec along with four cruises in the Caribbean with their close friends Doug and Linda Burgess. In his spare time, he taught himself to play his prize possession Taylor guitar. Spending many Friday nights jamming with buddies, Doug, Ron and Brenda. Fred and Norma spent many hours fixing up "Freddy's" Pond by his parents' homestead. He took great pride in making sure there was a white and red lighthouse shining from April to November as a childhood memory of the many years spent living on Grindstone Island.
"His light will live on in our hearts forever and guide us on our journey."
Fred will be sadly missed by his wife and best friend, Norma (Thomas) Weston; his daughter, Angela Lansdale (Ryan), granddaughters, Kaitlynn and Abbygail; his son John Weston (Elizabeth), grandsons, Cole and Mathew; sisters, Freda and Betty; brother, Kenny (Marie); sister-in-law, Sandra and her family; lifelong friends, Lenny and Jeannine Cormier. He will also be missed by several nieces, nephews and by all his extended family.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by brother, Victor; sister-in-law, Maxine Weston and brother-in-law, Donald Kennie.
There will be visitation on Sunday, August 30th from 2 to 4pm at the Albert County Funeral Home. For those wishing to attend, masks are required, social distancing will be enforced and a limited number of people in the building at one time. Please be patient and kind. A Private Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 31st, 2020. Interment will be in the Bayview Cemetery, Harvey, NB.
In lieu of flowers donations to the New Horton Baptist Church or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H 3K2 734-2780 www.albertcountyfh.com
24 Aug 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Derrick Gregory Snow, born May 20th, 1966 in Saint John New Brunswick, announce that in the early morning of August ...
24 Aug 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Derrick Gregory Snow, born May 20th, 1966 in Saint John New Brunswick, announce that in the early morning of August 24th, 2020, Derrick passed away peacefully at the home of his sister in London, ON. Derrick was in his 54th year and passed with family by his side.
Predeceased by father Ralph Snow, step–father in his heart George Howald, brother–in–law Dwaine Pirie and great–nephew Nathan Gray Jr.
Survived by his mother Carol Snow, sister Crystal Pirie (Snow), son Gregory Snow, daughter Katie Brown (Snow), niece Chantel VanderHeide (Snow), nephew Jason Snow, niece Aimee Gallant, nephew Dylan Bourque, in–laws Trevor VanderHeide, Thomas Bourque, Nathan Gray and Jeremy Brown, great–niece Alexa Gray and Dillion Gray and granddaughter Olivia Brown.
The angels came and called his name, it was time for him to go. No more time for pain and peace for Derrick was their goal. He was so brave and strong and fought his illness head on. He went with dignity and grace. His love was unconditional and non–judgmental to all he knew. We will all miss him. He will be forever in the hearts of family and friends and will always be remembered and loved.
Interment at a later date in Saint John, New Brunswick. Arrangements entrusted to Affordable Funeral Options.
26 Aug 2020
June L. Gillard, 82, of Loch Lomond Villa, Saint John, and formerly of Moncton, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Born in Bay du Vin, ...
26 Aug 2020
June L. Gillard, 82, of Loch Lomond Villa, Saint John, and formerly of Moncton, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Born in Bay du Vin, she was the daughter of the late Cloran and Edrie (Williston) MacDonald.
June will be sadly missed by her loving daughters, Sherie Gillard of Vancouver, Shelly Flynn (Rob) of Fredericton and Paula Gillard (Nairn Hay) of Sussex; precious grandchildren, Nathanial Gillard, Evan and Riley Flynn and Liam and Aiden Hay; Dave Gillard, the father of her children and several nieces and nephews.
June was a loving mother to her daughters; a special grandmother to her precious grandchildren and had a soft spot in her heart for all other children.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Carole McKenna (Walter), Faith McKnight and Vivian Lapointe (Ellard); brothers, Richard MacDonald (Marilyn), Coby MacDonald (Evelyn), Kerry MacDonald (Joan).
A private family service to be held at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995).
In memory of June, if you wish, donations to Loch Lomond Villa (Evergreen House), Saint John would be appreciated. Online condolences for the family may be shared on Fergusons Funeral Home Facebook page or at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com
19 Aug 2020
The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, the Redemptorists in Canada, regret to announce the passing of their brother, Father Charles J. “Bud” Goakery, C...
19 Aug 2020
The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, the Redemptorists in Canada, regret to announce the passing of their brother, Father Charles J. “Bud” Goakery, C.Ss.R., on August 19, 2020, at Victoria Hospital in London ON. “Father Charlie,” the eldest son of Charles and Genevieve Goakery, was born in Saint John NB on June 11, 1931.
He is predeceased by his late parents and two younger brothers, Robert and Bernard, and survived by his younger sister, Suzanne “Suzy" Verreau of Edmonton, his late brothers’ children, several cousins and a host of good friends and loving parishioners across Canada.
Father Charlie’s path to priesthood was not a typical one. At 50, he was still at home caring for his aging parents and working as a bricklayer and stone mason. Only in 1982, after his father’s death, did he begin his Theological Studies. In 1984 he formally entered the Redemptorists and, on September 17, 1988, he was ordained a priest at St. Peter’s Church in Saint John, NB. In the following years, he served in St. Teresa's Parish (St. John's, NL), St. Peter's Parish (Saint John, NB), St. Lawrence's Parish (St Lawrence, NL) and several other outport parishes throughout Newfoundland. When he retired from active ministry, he moved to London, ON to work and live at St. Patrick’s Parish with fellow Redemptorist, Father David Furlonger. As his medical and physical needs became more burdensome, he moved to Queens Village where he lived happily until his admission to Victoria Hospital where he died on August 19.
As a result of the present pandemic, there will be no visitation, but a funeral mass will be celebrated for Father Charlie at St. Patrick’s Church in London on Monday, August 31 at 11:00 a.m. His remains will then be taken to Toronto for a service with his brother Redemptorists and, from there, to Alberta for a final service and burial in the Redemptorist plot in Edmonton.
Father Charlie was highly–principled, intelligent and hardworking: an accomplished musician, talented artist and gifted preacher sought out by the laity and priests for his down–to–earth advice and gentle wisdom. His jokes, stories and impish grin will be remembered and missed by all who knew him. May God grant him eternal rest.
25 Aug 2020
Carol DeMerchant died peacefully at the Carleton Manor in Woodstock on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. She was born in Winslow, Maine on February 6, 1931 and grew up ...
25 Aug 2020
Carol DeMerchant died peacefully at the Carleton Manor in Woodstock on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. She was born in Winslow, Maine on February 6, 1931 and grew up on a farm outside of Canterbury, NB with her parents, Dorothy Mae (Fotter) and Guy Willard Grant.
She met her husband, Roy DeMerchant, while teaching in Wicklow and together they raised a family in Bath where Carol taught school, participated actively in the Baptist Church and, after retirement, volunteered at the school.
Carol is survived by her three children, Peter (Gayla), Beth (Sean Gosnell) and Paul (Lori); seven grandchildren, Jody and Corey (Kerrie) DeMerchant; Katie (Oliver), John (Svetlana) and Michael Gosnell and Allison Cox (Zack) and Adam Lovely (Wendy Brown); nine great-grandchildren, Casey and Riley DeMerchant, Cole Nye, Adrian and Addison Lovely, Loewen and Sheamus Ladouceur and Zayden and Jaxon Cox; sister Fran Duncan (Frank); brother-in-law Perley (Sue) DeMerchant and sister-in-law Clara Grant.
She was predeceased by her husband Roy, her parents, her sister Emma Veysey and her brother Daniel Grant.
Carol or “Mrs D” (as she was known to many former students) loved her work as a teacher, enjoyed creative projects for the schools and community, cherished her friendship with Joan Broad and was an avid fan of local basketball teams and the Toronto Blue Jays. Carol lived at the Carleton Manor since 2014 where she was supported with care and dignity by staff which was much appreciated by the family.
Visitation was held from L.R. Giberson Funeral Directors, 207 Burnham Rd., Florenceville-Bristol, on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 6 to 8pm. A private family funeral service was held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 from the L.R. Giberson Funeral Chapel. Pastor Carl O'Donnell officiated. Interment was in the Wicklow Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Valley Food Bank. www.gibersonfuneraldirectors.ca (506)392-1115