19 Sep 2020
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of John Andrew Eldridge at his home in Lake Utopia, New Brunswick on September 19th, 2020. John...
19 Sep 2020
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of John Andrew Eldridge at his home in Lake Utopia, New Brunswick on September 19th, 2020. John was born in Newmarket Ontario on March 29th, 1966 and was the son of Ann and the late Myles Eldridge.
John is survived by his loving wife Lisa (Nee Tighe) and his children Abby and Elias. He is also survived by his sister Susan, brother Mark, nieces, nephews and other family.
John grew up in the small community of Beaver Harbour on the shores of the Bay of Fundy and it is there that his intense love of the sea was cultivated. In those formative years, he, along with his close-knit family and friends, explored and grew to respect the ocean and the abundant marine life in and around it. It was these early years that would chart the course for his future life.
As a young man, John attended the Canadian Coast Guard College and graduated Suma Cum Laude in 1987. Following his seagoing career, he was assigned to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax where he continued to contribute to the safety of Canada’s waters.
In 1995, John and his wife Lisa launched Quoddy Link Marine, an eco-tourism business operating out of St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Over the years the company has grown and flourished and, as was their dream, introduced thousands of people to the wonders of the ocean and its inhabitants.
A born innovator, John was always looking for ways to improve the “state-of-the-art”. He worked with boat designers to develop unique hull forms and configurations that would improve the experiences of his whale watching clients, while increasing safety and efficiency.
Perhaps the most notable of John’s many professional achievements was playing the lead role in the development of hybrid propulsion for ships. His initial concept, which was intended to reduce air and noise emissions from his tour boats, became the foundation for what would become the world’s first hybrid marine propulsion system.
John was an enthusiastic participant in any activities that grabbed his attention and everyone that worked with him developed an intense respect for his intelligence, work ethic, compassion and wit. In his local area, he earned a reputation for tirelessly advocating on behalf of his industry and working toward the betterment of the community. He remained respectful and professional in his interactions with others and was humble in spite of his many accomplishments.
For all of his professional successes, John’s life revolved around his family and friends. He was incredibly proud of his children and their many achievements and loved travelling with his family and sharing with them his love of the world and the people in it. Never one to leave his hands idle, either professionally or personally, he always had a pet project on the go, and he delighted in drawing the people he loved into experiencing the project with him.
John was an avid sailor, diver, basketball player, Raptors fan, carpenter, motorcyclist and outdoorsman – there were very few days that saw him with nothing to do.
John had many loyal friends both at home and around the world that will forever remember him as a quiet and gentle man who could be relied on in both good times and bad.
His legacy will stand the test of time.
Fair winds and following seas John – we will miss you.
There will be a celebration in honour of John’s life commencing at 2:00pm, Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the Market Wharf in St. Andrews.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. Online donations and condolences may be placed at www.stgeorgefh.ca
It is with profound sadness but gratitude for a life well lived that we announce the passing of Laura Burrows (Gallant), 87, of Saint John N.B. after a very bri...
It is with profound sadness but gratitude for a life well lived that we announce the passing of Laura Burrows (Gallant), 87, of Saint John N.B. after a very brief stay at the palliative care unit of the Saint John Regional Hospital due to failing health.
Laura is survived by her well-loved children, Debbie Montgomery (Mike) and Earle Burrows (Gina), two cherished grandsons, Harrison and Reid Burrows, her loving sister, Jeannine MacDonald of Edmundston, N.B., a large number of devoted nieces and nephews and many dear and faithful friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Bill Burrows, parents Benoit and Evelyn Gallant, brothers Marcel and Raymond (Ti-Noir) Gallant, sisters, Micheline Gagnon (Lionel), and Georgette Gallant.
Laura was born in Edmundston. N.B. on Oct.18th. 1932. In 1957 she married Bill, the love of her life. They embarked on a lifelong adventure that took them to Toronto, back to Edmundston, on to Saint John N.B., then to Florida and finally back again to NB, to the small community of Grand-Bay Westfield, where they spent their retirement years doting on their two grandsons, taking unabated pride in the accomplishments of their two happy and successful children and their spouses. In their uniquely unpretentious, modest and deeply caring way, Bill and Laura always gave more than their share to their community, their friends and family and all who came to know them.
Laura and the word favorite are often spoken in the same sentence. From an early age, she was everyone's favorite. From favorite dance partner, to favorite classmate, favorite mom to her children's friends, (she is known to her grandchildren's friends as Mére), favorite aunt, favorite employee, favorite neighbor, favorite friend, confidante, adventurer, cheerleader, gym patron, patient, parishioner, senior home resident, and the list goes on. If she wasn't your favorite, then it was because you had not been lucky enough to cross paths with her. Laura did not need a welcome mat at her door. It was written all over her face and captured in that big genuine grin on her face when you showed up at her door, expected or unexpected, friendly or needy or both. Her generosity knew no bounds. Laura had a reservoir of inexorable and unwavering strength that belied her pin-sized stature. And no one left her home without having their thirst quenched, even if you never mentioned that you might be thirsty.
Laura understood the meaning of what it is to love and be loved. She was one in a million; unforgettable, irreplaceable and forever etched in the heart of all who knew her.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Bay View Funeral Home, 1461 Manawagonish Road, Saint John, NB (634-7425) Respecting the guidelines regarding Covid-19, a private funeral liturgy will be held for family only. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the SJRH Stay Strong Oncology Exercise Program, and online condolences may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com.
22 Sep 2020
1932 – 2020
Adeline Belmont, 88, of Auberge du Soleil in Dieppe and formerly of Moncton, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the Dr. Georges–L.–...
22 Sep 2020
1932 – 2020
Adeline Belmont, 88, of Auberge du Soleil in Dieppe and formerly of Moncton, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the Dr. Georges–L.–Dumont UHC. Born in Grande–Digue, she was the daughter of the late Jules and Fedora (Breau) Poirier.
She is survived by one son, Jean (Lisette) of Moncton; two sisters: Eva Bourque (Alonzo) and Andréa Noiseux, both of Grande–Digue; four brothers: Donald (Doris) of Dieppe; Georges Poirier (feu Cécile), Jules (Bernice), and Jean–Marie, all of Grande–Digue; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph “Tony” (2005).
A private funeral service will be celebrated at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton (858–1900) on Saturday, September 26 at 10:30 am. The funeral service will be streamed live; to view the funeral, go to her obituary on our Website. Interment will be in Grande–Digue parish cemetery.
In memory of Adeline, a contribution to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated. Words of comfort and donations may be made at www.frenettefuneralhome.com
21 Sep 2020
1934 ~ 2020
Shediac River, – Donald LeBlanc, 86, passed away peacefully at the Villa Providence in Shediac on Monday, September 21st, 2020. Born in Petit–Ca...
21 Sep 2020
1934 ~ 2020
Shediac River, – Donald LeBlanc, 86, passed away peacefully at the Villa Providence in Shediac on Monday, September 21st, 2020. Born in Petit–Cap, NB, he was the only son of the late Adolphe and the late Ada LeBlanc (born Arsenault).
Donald was a fisherman and a welder by trade. He was a hard worker all his life and was always ready to help everyone in need. He was a man with a big heart, very devoted and generous to his family and friends. He greeted his acquaintances with a warm smile and often in a teasing way. The staff of the Villa knew him as a quiet and loving person.
He loved to play hockey, starting to play at a very young age and played until he was 73. He also loved to attend the Wild Cats and Aigles Bleus games and always made sure he bought his season’s tickets in time.
He was a member of the Lion’s Club in Cap–Pelé, a 50 years member of UA Local Union 325, a member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd degree council no. 7535 in Grande–Digue and a member of the Grande–Digue Golden Age Club.
He was a great and wonderful husband, father and grandfather, he will dearly be missed by his loving wife, Claudette; his children, Victor (Gloria), Wendy (Richard Brine) and Linda Boudreau (Serge); his grandchildren, Amélia and Véronik (Dominic) LeBlanc, Sébastien and Alexie Boudreau; his step–children, Cathy Brydes (Gilles Richard), Danny Brydes (Susan), Janice Brydges (Nathalie); his step–grandchildren, Justin Hébert (Julie), Stéphane Hébert (Dani), Bradley Brydges, Mélanie Cormier (Aaron) and Christian Cormier; his two step–great grandchildren, Madison and Logan Hébert; also by several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides his parents, Donald was predeceased by his first wife, Yvonne.
Visitations will be held at Passage Funeral Chapel in Shediac Bridge on Friday, September 25th, 2020 from 2pm until 4pm and from 7pm until 9pm. The Funeral service will be held at La Visitation RC Church at Grande–Digue on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at 11am. Note that there will be no visitation the day of the Funeral.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Villa Providence for all the love, care and support provided to Donald and to his family during the hardest moments.
Everyone attending the visitation and the Funeral service will be mandated to wear a face mask.
Donation can be made to the Alzheimer Society, Lunch box grandpa or to a charity of your choice. The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.
Funeral arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Co–operative and Cremation Centre 3754, Route 134, Shediac Bridge, NB, E4R 1T3 Tel: (506) 532–1050
20 Sep 2020
With her children and soulmate by her side, the peaceful passing of Melanie (Dunphy) Trider of Keswick, NB, occurred on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Dr. Everet...
20 Sep 2020
With her children and soulmate by her side, the peaceful passing of Melanie (Dunphy) Trider of Keswick, NB, occurred on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. Born on June 8, 1962 in Fredericton, NB, she was the daughter of Fred Dunphy (Betty) and Janet Burns (Marven).
Melanie is survived by daughters Krista Dunphy and Kendra Dunphy (Warren Condie); son Jesse Dunphy and their father, and her lifelong soul mate Gary Claybourn; son Devon Trider (Mya Soderman) and his father Ken Trider; brother Brent Dunphy; sister Cindy Gardner (Mark Currie); grandchildren Terrell, Brooklyn, Kyeren, Aiden and Jackson; her niece Breanne Dunphy; nephews Jeremy Wynia (Kara) and Joel Gardner and many other loved ones.
Melanie had a beautiful soul. She was an extraordinarily strong, positive, loving woman, who selflessly devoted herself to anyone in need. She was an inspiration to all who met her. Melanie enjoyed exploring her artistic abilities and loved spending time with her family; especially while hosting and cooking big meals for family gatherings, which will never be the same without her. You fought long and hard mom. You didn’t lose your battle with cancer, your soul just decided that it was ready for bigger and better things. You will be deeply and forever missed.
Melanie’s faith in the Lord was strong and had many loved Verses from the Bible. One of her favorites was, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
Due to the current health situation, a Funeral Service by invitation will take place at York Funeral Home’s T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 2 pm. The public are invited to attend via. www.yorkfh.com funeral webcast.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Women in Transition House or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com
21 Sep 2020
After a brief battle with cancer, Thomas David Longon sadly passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on September 21st, 2020. Thomas was born in Saint Jo...
21 Sep 2020
After a brief battle with cancer, Thomas David Longon sadly passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on September 21st, 2020. Thomas was born in Saint John on 2nd August, 1942, son of the late Russell Longon and Bessie (Brown) Longon.
Tom was a life long resident of the South End and graduated from Saint John High School in 1960. He then attended U.N.B before taking a position at Lantic Sugar Refinery in 1965 and worked there until his retirement in 2000. Upon retirement he enjoyed going to the Aquatic Centre and meeting at the Market with the coffee gang. Life long passion for Mustangs, he loved taking drives with the top down on beautiful summer days and evenings.
Tom is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carreen (Clarke) Longon and his two children, Jeffrey (Linda) Longon and Jennifer Longon both of Saint John; two sisters–in–law, Rosemary (Arthur) Weddell and Carollee (James) Carnell, along with several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John NB (634–7424) with visitation on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM. Guests are asked to enter the funeral home using the courtyard entrance, where staff will greet and assist you with Covid–19 protocol. A private family service will take place at Brenan’s Chapel. Interment will take place in Fernhill Cemetery.
For those who wish, remembrances in Tom’s name, can be made to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation – The Give or a charity of the donor’s choice. WWW.BrenansFH.com.
1955 – 2020
It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of Jean–Paul Chiasson. Known to his many friends as J.P. He worked as a mechanic, was a te...
1955 – 2020
It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of Jean–Paul Chiasson. Known to his many friends as J.P. He worked as a mechanic, was a terrific guitar player and loved music. He was a kind and gentle man, a born again Christian, and the son of Léo and Évangeline Chiasson.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Gérald and his wife Rose Marie.
He is survived by his daughter Louise; two sisters: Angela (Ronald) Poirier, Linda (John) Jackson and one brother: Leo Paul (Lucie) Chiasson.
At the family’s request, there will be no visitation due to Covid–19.
The family is grateful to Dr. Bandyayera for his compassion during these trying times.
Arrangements entrusted to Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB (857–1901) www.chartersville.com
19 Sep 2020
20/3/1932 – 19/9/2020
Au centre hospitalier universitaire Dr–Georges–L.–Dumont, le samedi 19 septembre 2020, à l’âge de 88 ans, est décédé paisib...
19 Sep 2020
20/3/1932 – 19/9/2020
Au centre hospitalier universitaire Dr–Georges–L.–Dumont, le samedi 19 septembre 2020, à l’âge de 88 ans, est décédé paisiblement René Babineau entouré de sa famille. Il demeurait à l’Auberge du Soleil à Dieppe, N–B. Il était ancien résident de la rue Gaspé pendant 43 ans. Il était fils de feu Alphonse et feu Mai (née LeBlanc) Babineau.
Il laisse dans le deuil son épouse bien aimée de 67 ans Thérese (née Melanson) Babineau; ses deux filles : Claudette (Daryl) et Lise, tous deux de Dieppe; trois sœurs : Janine (feu Aimé), Aline (Pat) et Claire (Léonard); quatre frères : Adrien (feu Carmen), Paul (Jeanne–Mance), Louis (Maria) et Roger (Alphonsine); cinq petits–fils : Sébastien (Jocelyne), Luc et Martin (Alfia), Louis–Phillipe (Rachel), Gabriel (Samantha); ainsi que cinq arrière petits enfants si précieux : Nicola, Eva, Sophie, David et Teddy; sa fille Monique, sa sœur Angéla, ses deux frères : Raymond et Oscar, son neveu Roland l’ont précédé dans la tombe.
Avant sa retraite, René à travaillé comme gestionnaire chez Lane’s Bakery (Ben’s) pendant 35 ans avec fierté et dévouement. Il à été membre de plusieurs activités professionnels et communautaire. Il fut ancien président du Club d’Age d’Or de Dieppe pendant quelques années. Il est aussi fier récipient de certificat et médaille reçus pour ses dons de sang pendant plusieurs années. Sa plus grande passion était d’être entourée de sa famille. Ses beaux yeux pétillants, son beau sourire nous baignait de son amour.
Les visites auront lieu à la Maison funéraire Chartersville, 363 rue Amirault, Dieppe, (857–1901), le jeudi 24 septembre, 2020 de 19h à 21h SEULEMENT. La messe des funérailles aura lieu en l’Église Sainte–Thérèse, Dieppe, le vendredi 25 septembre 2020, à 11h. L’inhumation se fera au cimetière Notre–Dame–du–Calvaire à Dieppe. Un don à la Fondation d’Alzheimer ou la Croix Rouge serait appréciés de la famille.
Les arrangements ont été confiés aux soins professionnels de la Maison funéraire Chartersville, 363 rue Amirault, Dieppe, (857–1901). www.chartersville.com