30 Aug 2020
1920 - 2020
Notre-Dame, N.-B. – Au Centre de santé des anciens combattants à Moncton, le dimanche 30 août 2020, à l’âge de 100 ans et 7 mois, est déc�...
30 Aug 2020
1920 - 2020
Notre-Dame, N.-B. – Au Centre de santé des anciens combattants à Moncton, le dimanche 30 août 2020, à l’âge de 100 ans et 7 mois, est décédé paisiblement, Thomas LeBlanc. Né à Moncton, N.-B. il était fils de feu Blair et de feue Élodie LeBlanc.
Thomas était un homme chaleureux, taquin,vaillant et généreux. Il était philosophe à ses heures, très curieux et passionné pour la nature. Il était beaucoup impliqué dans sa communauté tél que membre du bureau de direction de la Caisse Populaire de Notre-Dame et président à maintes reprise du club d’âge d’or de cette même paroisse, il était également membre des Chevaliers de Colomb 4ième degré (conseil 9545). Thomas valorisait énormément l’activité physique. Il aimait la vie et la vie l’a aimé.
Thomas manquera beaucoup à ses fils: Thomas (Alberta) et Armand (Gladys) tous les deux de Dieppe; ses filles: Cécile LeBlanc de Gatineau, QC et Jacqueline Kenny (Donald) de Dieppe; ses petits-enfants: Gino (Allison), Chantal (Gilles), Pierre (Geneviève), Mélanie (Louis), Katherine (Jayson), Véronique, Richard et Sébastien; ses arrières-petits-enfants: Émilie, Raphaël, Océane, Pierre-Luc, Diane, Christophe, Isabelle et Dominic; sa soeur, Germaine Léger (feu Armand) de Cap de Cocagne; ses deux belles-soeurs: Jeannita LeBlanc (feu Frank) de Grande-Digue et Alice Boucher (feu Emery) d’Oshawa, ON; ainsi qu’à plusieurs nieces, neveux et amis (es).
Outre ses parents, il fut précédé dans la tombe par son épouse, Laudia Elodie (née Boucher); ses soeurs: Rita, Yvonne (Odule), Louise (Sylvain), Sarah (Raymond) et Elnora; ses frères: Laurie (Marie-Anne), Léo (Léda), Frank et Blair (Aurelda).
Toutes les personnes présentes aux visites et aux funérailles devront pratiquer la distanciation sociale et porter un masque. Veuillez apporter le vôtre.
Les visites auront lieu au Passage à Shediac Bridge, le mercredi 2 septembre 2020 de 14h à 16h et de 19h à 21h. Il n’y aura pas de visite jeudi matin. Les funérailles auront lieu à l’Église St-Pierre-de-Cocagne à Cocagne, le jeudi 3 septembre 2020 à 10h30. Le service sera diffusé en continu et pourra être consulté en direct sur la page Facebook à l'adresse www.facebook.com/PassageFH/ pour que tous les autres puissent participer de chez eux. Le service restera également disponible sur la page Facebook de Passage après le service.
Au lieu de fleurs, un don peut être fait à la Fondation Canadienne de la Dystrophie Musculaire, à la paroisse de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur ou à une œuvre de charité de votre choix. Les condoléances peuvent être transmises sur Internet www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca dans le « Livre des visiteurs ».
Les arrangements funéraires ont été confiés aux soins professionnels de la Coopérative Funéraire Passage et Centre d’incinération 3754, route 134, Shediac Bridge, NB, E4R 1T3 Téléphone: (506) 532-1050
31 Aug 2020
It is with appreciation for a peaceful end that the family of Francis Norman “Norm” Nickerson announces his passing on August 31, 2020, at Bobby’s Hospice...
31 Aug 2020
It is with appreciation for a peaceful end that the family of Francis Norman “Norm” Nickerson announces his passing on August 31, 2020, at Bobby’s Hospice, surrounded by his loving family. Born in St. Stephen on July 9, 1934, he was the son of the late Samuel Norman and Alice “Corie” (Laing) Nickerson.
Norm, or as he was known by his grandchildren, “Grampy-Sir!”, was a devoted family man and teacher. Norm was really accomplished in his youth, having graduated from school two years earlier than his peers, and at the tender age of 18 he travelled alone to the University of British Columbia by train. He went on to become an educator, and eventually also acted as adjutant in the rank of Captain in the 3rd Field Regiment, The Loyal Company. He taught for over 30 years at Beaconsfield Junior High - and went through many a yardstick in his days. An exceptional science teacher, Norm’s students would enter high school with university-level education under their belts. Norm played a very active role in the NB Teachers Association, locally and provincially. He played a key part in the negotiation of contracts and assisting and mentoring past presidents. He was strict but caring in his ways. He had a passion for drama which lead him to co-found the New Brunswick Drama Festival. He took a lot of pride in building sets for their shows and was so proud of his students when they’d win competitions. Norm eventually retired early due to his heart condition, but he by no means let that slow him down. He co-founded the NB Heart Peer Support Group and helped build a community of volunteers who, along with himself, would visit patients scheduled to undergo heart surgeries and give them valuable insight into his experience with the procedure. He was a strong man and never let pain stop him. Norm also loved sports and was an avid Red Sox and Blue Jays fan. In his younger years, he and friends would rent a van to go catch the games, and later flew down with his own grandson and went to the hotel in a limo! Norm’s softer side included a love for music, and he could always be found reliving the good old days listening to Big Band and Classical. He is one of a kind and will be deeply missed.
Special thanks to the staff and volunteers of Bobby’s Hospice for their care and compassion for Norm during his brief stay. The care was exceptional and exceeded expectations.
Norm will be lovingly remembered by his children: Deborah Nickerson (Robert) of Saint John, and David Nickerson (Elspeth) of Quispamsis; grandchildren: Michael (Jennifer), Joseph, and Sophie; sister-in-law: Crystal Nickerson of PEI.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424) where a visitation will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020, from 6 to 8 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020, at 10 AM in the Brenan’s Chapel. In keeping with the protocol for COVID-19, guests are asked to enter the courtyard at Brenan’s and exit through the front door during visitation, and please wear masks if attending the service.
Donations may be made to Bobby’s Hospice and condolences can be placed at www.BrenansFH.com
24 Aug 2020
We are devastated to announce the sudden death of Kees de Gier of Halifax, N.S. on August 24, 2020 in Midland, Ontario with his heartbroken wife, son and daught...
24 Aug 2020
We are devastated to announce the sudden death of Kees de Gier of Halifax, N.S. on August 24, 2020 in Midland, Ontario with his heartbroken wife, son and daughter–in–law by his side. This amazing father will be missed by so many family members and friends. Kees was known to drop everything and go immediately to help out when asked. He was the go–to guy when you had a problem that required electrical or mechanical expertise. He was born on September 20, 1950 in Truro, N.S., the second of seven children of Maryka and the late Gert de Gier.
He is survived by his wife (whom he adored) of 37 years Monica (Levangie) de Gier, their son Michael de Gier, daughter–in–law Maria Mendoza, his unborn grandson Izaak (due in November), his mother Maryka, his siblings Bea Carlson (Detlef Klahm), Lolo (Frank) Doane, Hinka (late Rick) Chapman, Dick (Carolyn) de Gier and Ada de Gier, his father–in–law Paul Levangie and his sisters and brothers–in–law, Judy and Dave Smith, Cindy and Archie Morrison, Bill and Darlene Levangie, Mary Lou and John O’Connor, and David Levangie and Margaret Anne Smith, and many loved nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother Mike de Gier, his father Gert, his sisters–in–law Patricia and Paula Levangie and his brother–in–law Rick (Glenn) Chapman.
Kees worked for 33 years in the Mechanical Department at CN Rail in Halifax, Truro, Moncton and Toronto, where he made many lifelong friends. After retirement, he and Monica moved back to the Maritimes, living in Halifax and travelling regularly to Lafontaine, Ontario to visit Michael and Maria. Kees enjoyed camping and travelling and he was a very talented photographer. His annual family calendar displayed some of the results of his photography to be enjoyed all year. His drone photos and videos were awesome. He loved to share his photos taken on trips especially Iceland and Newfoundland & Labrador.
If you wish to make a donation in memory of Kees, the family would appreciate support of the Canadian Liver Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
In honour of Kees’ lifetime habit of helping others, please perform a random act of kindness. A Celebration of Kees’ life will be held at a later date.
Bob was born in Moncton, NB, the eldest son of the late Harry and Bernice (Steeves) Berry. He met and married the love of his life, Grace Lambert, while attendi...
Bob was born in Moncton, NB, the eldest son of the late Harry and Bernice (Steeves) Berry. He met and married the love of his life, Grace Lambert, while attending Gordon College in Boston, Ma. They enjoyed 51 years of marriage before Grace passed away in 2004. Bob leaves behind three sons, Rik (Cathy), Paul (Marla), Glen (Ida), 12 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Bob will be missed by his siblings, Lois Collins, Dale (Shirley), Gerald (Jan), Janet, Duane (Sandy), David (Kathie), Albert; many nephews, nieces and extended family.
As well as his parents and wife, Bob was predeceased by his son Don, brother John, sisters-in-law Joan and Arlene, and brother-in-law, Phil Collins.
Bob was a graduate of Gordon College and Seminary, Fuller School of World Missions, and Acadia Divinity College. He pastored churches in Pokiok, Grand Falls, and Ortonville NB, as well as Calvary (North Sydney, NS) and Forest Hills (Saint John) before joining the executive staff of Canadian Baptist Overseas Mission Board in Toronto, as Promotional Secretary and later as General Secretary.
Bob was the first pastor of North Burlington Baptist Church (Ontario) and in his retirement served as interim pastor at Grand Bay, Hillcrest, Germain St., Edith Avenue, Main St., and Lancaster Baptist Churches in Saint John. When not at work in ministries that took him around the world, Bob and his sons built their cottage on the Washademoak Lake (NB), where he enjoyed 51 summers with his family, including a week this past August.
Every generation of his family was important to him and they knew it. His life impacted countless others in Canada and throughout the world as he served in the name of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Well done, good and faithful servant!
Visitation will take place Thursday, September 10th, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm, with a memorial service on Friday, September 11th at 1:00 pm, all at Grand Bay Baptist Church. For COVID-19 distancing purposes, masks will be required during the service. Live streaming will be available for those unable to attend at www.grandbaybaptist.ca.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Baptist Ministries.
Kathleen “Kay” Klimock passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on December 4, 2019 in The Moncton Hospital, surrounded by her family. Due to COVID–19 whi...
Kathleen “Kay” Klimock passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on December 4, 2019 in The Moncton Hospital, surrounded by her family. Due to COVID–19 which prohibited her family’s travel to Canada, a memorial service had to be cancelled. A virtual memorial gathering was held recently, and a Celebration of Life VIDEO for Kay is now available to be viewed online as well as the full obituary at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca
Her presence will be dearly missed by her family: daughter Sharon Dupuis Lewis and granddaughter Ashley Lewis, both of Riverview; son Gregory (Suellen) Dupuis, of Indianapolis; grandsons Nick Dupuis and Sean (Jocelyn) Dupuis and great–granddaughters Mia and Zoe, all of Indiana. Kay’s memory will also be treasured by nieces Carol Short and Donna Koziel, nephew John Turi, and a large extended family.
To honor Kay’s life, memorial contributions can be made to Friends of Moncton Hospital – Palliative Care Unit.
27 Aug 2020
Paul Edward Leonard, 78, of Saint John, formerly of Riverview, passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Born in London, ON ...
27 Aug 2020
Paul Edward Leonard, 78, of Saint John, formerly of Riverview, passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Born in London, ON he was the son of the late Maudie Fleischauer and Lucien Leonard.
Paul was a retired insurance agent and later had his own business Habatt Health Products.
Paul is survived and sadly missed by his companion, Diane Hegan; children, Jennifer (Brad) Miller, of Saint John, Rose (Wendell) Feit, of Riverview, Michael, Pat, Chris, and Matthew Rogers of ON, several grandchildren, including Brady; sister, Marie (Bob) Campbell of London, ON.
Paul was predeceased by his wife, Dianne Leonard (Harding).
By request of the family, there will be no services held. Arrangements in care of The Salisbury Funeral Home and Crematorium (506-372-4800).
If desired, memorials to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. www.keirsteads.ca
30 Aug 2020
Thomas Owen “Tom” Hennigar passed away in his home in Upper Kennetcook on Sunday, August 30th, 2020 after a lengthily battle with lung disease. Born in Wind...
30 Aug 2020
Thomas Owen “Tom” Hennigar passed away in his home in Upper Kennetcook on Sunday, August 30th, 2020 after a lengthily battle with lung disease. Born in Windsor, NS on April 25, 1944, he was the son of the late Harry William and Geneva Hennigar (Easter).
Tom spent his first five years on a farm in Upper Kennetcook, NS before moving to Shubenacadie where he completed high school in 1961. Like most Atlantic Canadians, he left the Maritimes to find work in Toronto. His first job was with the Toronto Daily Star and he eventually moved to the Bank of Nova Scotia where he spent 12 years in various locations. He then decided to get into a new and upcoming industry, Cable Television. After several years in the industry he took an assignment in Central England where he met and married his wife Carol Ann. His last assignment was situated in Northern Alberta where he was responsible for operations throughout Alberta, parts of British Columbia and Saskatchewan. On completion of this assignment, he and his wife Carol Ann have spent their retirement in Upper Kennetcook.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann; his daughter, Wendy Diane Matchett (Brendan) of Michigan; granddaughter, Lacey Amanda Hennigar Lemon of Fredericton; grandson, Brady Thomas Matchett of Michigan; brother, Warren of Lethbridge and sisters, Barbara Hudson (Thomas) of Ontario and Sharon Touchie (David) of Truro.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Dawn Geneva Hennigar Lemon and brothers, Chester Cyril and William Loran.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. No formal funeral services will be held and Tom’s ashes will be placed in a family plot at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope for Wildlife, 5909 NS-207, Seaforth, NS B0J 2L0 Tributes, words of comfort and memories of Tom may be shared with the family at www.ettingerfuneralhome.com
24 Aug 2020
It is with broken hearts that the family of Jim Mortimer of Saint John, NB announce his death, following a brief illness, at the Saint John Regional Hospital Pa...
24 Aug 2020
It is with broken hearts that the family of Jim Mortimer of Saint John, NB announce his death, following a brief illness, at the Saint John Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit on Monday, August 24, 2020. Born September 2, 1928, in Whitney Pier, Sydney, NS, to the late Munden and Phoebe (Paddick) Mortimer.
Jim was a graduate of Sydney Academy in 1947. He worked his summers delivering milk by horse and wagon for Cape Breton Dairies. After graduating he worked in the Dominion Coal Company’s General Office as a mail boy, studying his way up to their Data Processing department. In 1965 he moved his young family to Saint John, NB, where he worked for various branches of the Irving Company, and later Baxter Dairies, becoming their Data Processing Manager until retirement in 1990. Jim was an active member of Portland United Church. He loved music and sang in church choirs, music festivals, and choral productions until the age of 90. As a volunteer Jim delivered Meals on Wheels for 25 years; he also played the piano for the patients and families at the SJRH Palliative Care Unit and the weekly hospital chapel services for many years. Jim was a member of the Saint John Art Club, displaying his works through them and in four solo shows. Jim was a kind and caring son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Ina (MacEachern) Mortimer of Saint John and their precious children Paul in Saint John and Nancy in Haileybury. Jim will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Alex (Emma) in Taipei, Chris (Kate) in Waterloo, Heather (David) in Calgary, and Benjamin (Valentina) in Guelph. He will also be sorely missed by his great-grandchildren Lizzie, Thomas, Hanna, Robert, Sarah, James, and Damon. Jim also leaves to mourn his brother Stuart Mortimer in Toronto; sisters-in-law Gloria O’Dea, Carolyn Marchand (Louis), and Mabel MacEachern in Sydney; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Along with his parents, Jim was predeceased by his precious stillborn son Stephen James; his brothers Sidney, Fraser, and Ray; his sisters Gladys Ross and Ruby McVicar; and several brothers and sisters-in-law, in Sydney and Toronto.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. (506) 646-2424. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Portland United Church, 50 Newport Cres. Saint John, NB, on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11am. Due to the pandemic, attendance is limited to 46 pre-reserved seats. Please RSVP Fundy Funeral Home at email@example.com or call (506) 646-2424. Face masks are required to attend the service. Interment will be in Sydney, NS at a later date, details to follow.
No flowers please, due to allergies. Donations in Jim’s memory can be made to the SJRH Palliative Care Unit, Portland United Church, or The United Church of Canada Mission and Service Fund. Messages of condolence may be sent c/o www.fundyfuneralhome.com.