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200 A. Thyra QUARTERMAIN of Moncton, passed away at her residence on Sunday, December 17, 2006 at the age of 99. Born in 1907 on Grand Manan Island, she was the daughter of the late Murray and Marcia (Small) Lambert. She was a former school teacher having taught in the Moncton area. Thyra was a member of Central United Church in Moncton and a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She is last surviving member of her immediate family. Thyra was predeceased by her husband, William J. Quartermain; two sisters, Ruth Lambert and Connie Bennett; and by a brother, John Lambert. Resting at Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home Lutz St. Moncton with visitation on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Tuttle Brothers Memorial Chapel on Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 1:30 pm with Rev. Dr. Jim MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home, (506) 857-8564. Online condolences can be made via www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca
201 Sherwin Wilmot THOMAS, 82, of North Head, Grand Manan, N.B. passed away Saturday afternoon, February 3rd, 2007,at the Grand Manan Hospital. Born in North Head he was the son of the late Howard and Allean Thomas of North Head. Mr. Thomas was a retired Nurse and spent several years as the Recreational Supervisor at the Toronto General Hospital. He was also a member of the North Head Baptist Church. Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Gillcrist) Thomas at home; one son, Charles (Alice) of Toronto; one grandson, Kevin, of Oshawa; three granddaughters, Karen, Elaine, and Amy all of Toronto; three great grandsons, Jessie, Colin, Bryan of Oshawa; one great granddaughter, Melissa of Oshawa; as well as by several nieces, nephews and several cousins. Mr. Thomas was predeceased by two sisters, Lydia, Bessie; and four brothers, Coney, Marven, Harvey, and James. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Funeral arrangements in care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca
202 Unexpectedly at his residence on January 23, 2007, Mr. John Robert SHELTON, husband of Mollie Irene (Green) Shelton of St. George, NB. Born in Ingersoll, ON he was a son of the late John and Helen (MacLagan) Shelton. A loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, John is survived by his wife; Mollie, four sons; John Jr. (Jessie) of Halifax NS, David (Renata) of Annapolis MD, Thomas (Jana) of Oak Bay NB and Gary Shelton of Dartmouth NS, three daughters; Judy Shelton of Chilliwack BC, Joanne (Gerry) Flagg of Grand Manan NB, and Lori (Mike) Shelton-Krewski of Ottawa ON, 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one sister; Janet Russell of Pocologan NB and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; John and Helen and by two brothers; Gordon and James. Known as Dick in the local community, he was a well known and respected man. Dick was a Chief Warrant Officer in the Canadian Navy for 30 years. After leaving the Navy he began work at the Saint John Shipbuilding until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of; St. George Lodge #12, Past Master Mananook Lodge #38 on Grand Manan, Past District Deputy Grand Master District #5, Past First Principal of Carleton Royal Arch Chapter #1 in Saint John, Past Masters Unit, Luxor Temple and Saint John Shrine Club and Charlotte County Shrine Club, Council of the Holy Order of High Priesthood of NB, Preceptor of St. Stephen Preceptory #115a, St. Stephen Chapter #6, Royal Arch Masons, Past Masters Association Districts 2 & 5 of Calais ME, Granite Chapter #15, Order of the Easter Star, in St. George, Past Vice President Royal Canadian Legion on Grand Manan Island and also a member of the St. Croix Branch #9 RCL St. Stephen NB. A Masonic and Eastern Star Service will be held at the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage St. St. George NB, on Friday at 6:30 and 6:45 pm respectively, from the Gary E. Waycott Memorial Chapel. Visiting will be held directly following the services from 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the chapel on Saturday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Lorne MacLeod officiating. Interment will take place at North Head Cemetery on Grand Manan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory to the Shriner’s Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
203 Donald Earle DENTON, 89, of North Head Grand Manan Island passed away at the Grand Manan Hospital Tuesday, February 6th, 2007. Born in Grand Manan Island he was the son of the late Merrill and Lotti (Laffoley) Denton. Don served in the Merchant Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. Later he returned to Grand Manan and worked as a carpenter and fisherman. He enjoyed working for 26 years as a lighthouse keeper for the Canadian Coast Guard on light stations on Gannet Rock and Machias Seal Island closing out his working career until his retirement. He is survived by his two daughters, Arlene Boroska of Flemington, New Jersey, USA, Patricia Hatt (MacKenzie) of North Head, NB; one sister, Jeanette Lewell (Gordon) of Hampton, NB; three brothers, Merrill of NS; Gerald of ON; and Gordon of Mexico; his grandchildren, Jay, Lori, Kathy, Vickie; and seven great grandchildren, Chelsey, Regan, Logan, Maranda, Ryan, Chelsea, and Katlyn. He was predeceased by his wife, Isabel in 2003; one granddaughter, Penny; and three brothers, Robert, Burnett, and Herman. The family will receive friends and relatives for visiting at Ells Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held from the North Head Wesleyan Church Thursday, February 8th, 2007 at 1:30 pm with Rev. Charles Bain officiating with Rev. Captain Dana Dean assisting. Internment to follow in the North Head Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
204 (Butch) Roland Allan GREEN (63); of Grand Harbour, Grand Manan Island passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital after a brief illness Tuesday, February 6, 2007. Born in Saint John he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis and Marjorie (Chase) Green, he began his working life in the fishery. Working as a fisherman operating his own boat, acquiring and operating his smoked herring stand, and later owned a fish processing plant. Butch's skills as an entrepreneur were always evident, as he demonstrated with his presence in the aquaculture industry in the early 1990's, and more recently with his trucking company. In his home his "green thumb" could be enjoyed with his many plants that he could somehow grow when many couldn't. He was always ready to lend a hand to anyone in need, and if you passed through Grand Harbour most days you would always receive a friendly wave from Butch on his way to the Post Office or walking across the Hill Road to his rental properties with "Drifter" one of his many pets he loved over the years by his side. Always fun loving and able to enjoy a good laugh Butch will be sadly missed and remembered by his many relatives, friends, and neighbors. He is survived by his parents Marjorie and Otis of Grand Harbour, NB; his two daughters Lindsay (Justin) Green Griffin, of North Head, NB; Monica (Stephen) Green Nissen, of Quispamsis, NB; one sister Donna (Robbie) MacPherson, of Grand Harbour, NB; two grandchildren Erik and Grace; one niece Shauna MacPherson of Grand Harbour, NB. His special friend Olga O'Neill of Chapman, NB, and his many friends on and off the Island. He was predeceased by one nephew Randy MacPherson. There will be no service by Butch's request and the family has requested that donations may be made to the Ivan Green Memorial Rotary Scholarship Fund. Condolences and donations may be made through the Funeral Home website. Arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca)
205 At the Saint John Regional Hospital on February 18, 2007, Mr. Eastman Watters FOSTER, husband of Mrs. Bertha Jean (MacDonald) Foster of Blacks Harbour NB. Born on Grand Manan Island NB, on March 26, 1926 he was a son of Prince and Fleda (Ingersoll) Foster. A loving husband, father, grandfather and brother he is survived by his loving wife, Bertha; one son, Rev. Gary Foster of Waterloo, ON; two granddaughters, Jamie and Nicole Foster of Seeyles Cove; one brother, Edward (Marie) Tidd of Elliot Lake, ON; one sister, Marietta (Bud) Wormell of Blacks Harbour and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Eastman was predeceased by one son, Maynard; one brother, Ellis Foster and one half brother, Sherwood Tidd. Prior to his retirement, Eastman worked with Connor's Bros. for 50 years. He loved fishing and the water and attended the Wesleyan Church in Blacks Harbour. Resting at the Wesleyan Church in Blacks Harbour from where the service will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 pm. Interment in the Pennfield Rural Cemetery in the spring. Visiting at the Church on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In Eastman's memory donations to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage St. St. George, NB (www.stgeorgefh.ca)
206 Norma Mildred BANKS, 76, of White Head Island went to be with the Lord after a period of failing health on Wednesday morning, February 21st, 2007 at the Grand Manan Hospital with her children by her side. Born at North Head she was the daughter of the late Wellington and Doris (Dunbar) Lambert. When she married Sherwin in 1952, Norma made her life in the beautiful community of White Head. Being a Christian, she was a devoted member of the White Head Baptist Church, Norma enjoyed and loved the blessings in her life, whether it was caring for her family, spending time with them and watching them grow, tending her garden, or just feeding and watching birds come and go out in the yard. She appreciated life and looked forward to her new life with Christ and will be missed by all who were fortunate to know her until they meet her again. She is survived by two daughters, Melanie (Mark) Colwell, Ann (Phillip) Colwell; one son, Rev. John (Carrie) Banks all of White Head Island, NB.; two brothers, Judson (Eileen) Lambert of Brockville, ON, Herbert (Faith) Lambert of North Head, NB; one sister-in-law, Marilyn (Laurent) Thibodeau of Meteghan, NS; one brother-in-law, Richard Brooks of White Head, NB; seven grandchildren; four great grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Sherwin; and one sister, Molly Myring. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the White Head Baptist Church, and the Funeral Service will take place from the Church on Saturday February 24th, 2007 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Jim Appleby officiating. Interment will follow in the White Head Cemetery. The family has requested that donations be made to the White Head Baptist Church Building Fund. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
207 The death of Ramona Barbara SMALL of Grand Manan, NB, wife of the late Harold Small, occurred on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at the Grand Manan Nursing Home. Born in Sackville, NB on March 9, 1912 a daughter of the late Thomas and Agnes (Watts) Richardson. Survived by a daughter, Patricia (Robert) Martin of Kingston; a granddaughter, Lisa (Roger) Carozza; two great grandchildren, Jordan and Joshua; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Harold in March 1992 and three sisters, Aggie Richardson, Alice Carter and Isabelle Vincent. A Memorial Service will be held from St. Paul's Anglican Church, Grand Harbour, Grand Manan, NB on Monday, March 19, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Capt. Dana Dean officiating. Interment will take place in North Head Cemetery, Grand Manan. Remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor's choice through Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home (506)634-7424, www.brenansfh.com, or ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca).
208 Rupert Gale GRIFFIN, born June 9th, 1922, son of the late Arnold and Faye Griffin (Urquhart) passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Grand Manan Island, March 19, 2007. Rupert was true gentleman to all he came in contact with and a very well respected Captain of the Herring Carrier Andrew & Deane that he owned and operated for many years until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the North Head United Baptist Church, Decorated WWII Veteran, Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #44 and several times Past Master of the F & AM Masonic Mananook Lodge #38. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris (Stott); daughters, Gwendolyn Griffin, Saint John, NB, Nancy Griffin and Gail Miller (Wayne) of Grand Manan, NB; grandchildren Jeremy W. Miller of Castalia, Grand Manan, NB, and Patrick Miller of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Jessamyn and Bailey Griffin, PE; and great grandson Brady Russell, Grand Manan, NB; two brothers Merrill Griffin (Beulah) and Gerald Griffin (Albertine) both of Grand Manan, N.B. Predeceased by his beloved son Master Mariner Capt. Andrew Griffin (2000). Last respects may be made Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, with a Masonic Service at 6:30 pm. All are welcome to attend the funeral service which will be held from the United Baptist Church, North Head, Wednesday March 21st at 1:00 pm with Rev. Ron Ford officiating. Internment to follow in the North Head Cemetery. "Bon Voyage Dad we'll see you on the other side." Memorials and donations may be made to the charities of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca)
209 Flora Wilelma (Cameron) MACDOUGALL passed away peacefully on Grand Manan Island, Friday March 23rd, 2007 at the age of 92. Born October 17, 1914 in Churchville Pictou County, Nova Scotia, She was the daughter of the late Howard and Jeanette Cameron. After spending the earlier years of her life in Cuba where her father was employed with the United Fruit Company of America, she returned to Halifax at the age of sixteen and graduated form the Halifax Academy and Maritime Business College. She made her home in Halifax for most of her life, retiring at age 68 from her position as accountant with the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union. In 1991 she moved to Grand Manan New Brunswick where she was welcomed into the community and made many new and dear friends. Mrs. MacDougall is survived by her daughter and son in law, Sandra and Hugh Campbell, of Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, and three nieces Janet (Richard) Holmes, Bartonsville, Pennsylvania, Linda (Stanley) VanDyle, East Petpeswick, Nova Scotia, and Heather (Alan) Simpson of Dartmouth Nova Scotia. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas L. MacDougall, one sister Elsie Cameron and brothers Clarence and John Cameron. A memorial service will be held at the Grand Manan Nursing Home Monday March 26th, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ron Ford officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the Fairview Cemetery, Halifax Nova Scotia. The family has requested that donations may be made to the Grand Manan Nursing Home and flowers are from the family members only. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2.
210 Nelson Gilbert HETTRICK, 83 of Woodwards Cove, Grand Manan Island, NB. Passed away at the Grand Manan Hospital Friday March 30th, 2007. Born in St. Catherine's ON, he was the son of the late Clarence and Clara Hettrick. Nelson served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942-1945 and later moved to Grand Manan Island and worked as a fisherman then later as a Butcher at the Newton Store, he finished his working career at the Save Easy Grocery Store on Grand Manan where he was known and well liked by his many customers. He is survived by his wife, Theresa; one daughter, Colleen Patterson (Pat) of Musquodoboit Harbour, NS; one son, Chris Hettrick (Rhonda) of Deep Cove, NB; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren also one step-son, Glen. He was predeceased by his brother, Maurice. The family will receive friends and relatives for visiting at Ells Funeral Home on Sunday, April 1st, 2007 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The Funeral Service will take place from the Grand Harbour United Baptist Church Monday April 2nd, 2007 at 1:30 pm with Rev. George Clark officiating. The internment is to follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery. There will be a reception following the service at the Immanuel Pentecostal Assembly in Woodwards Cove and all are welcome to attend for a time of fellowship and refreshments. The family has requested that donations may be made to the Ivan Green Scholarship Fund, the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Charlotte County Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
211 Ruth INGALLS died in Ottawa, on Thursday, March 29, 2007 in her 88th year. She will be greatly missed by her three sons, Earle, Stewart and Milton and their spouses; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many friends. She is also survived by her brother, Fulton Zwicker of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Ruth was born on Grand Manan Island and tragically widowed at the age of twenty-eight. With steadfast faith she was a great mom and friend to her boys. She came to Ottawa in 1966 and worked at Statistics Canada until her retirement at age 65. Ruth was a volunteer at the Civic Hospital, active in Christian Women's Club, faithful member of Fourth Avenue Baptist Church and the Mission Circle there. A Celebration of Ruth's life will be held at Fourth Avenue Baptist Church (at Bank Street) on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment in her family plot at Maple Grove Cemetery, Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick.
212 David Colby CARROLL, 61, of White Head Island, NB passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 2nd, 2007 on his fishing boat, the Golden Daybreak. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Lester & Beth Carroll of White Head Island. David spent his life on White Head and in his early years worked with his father on the Sojourner, providing ferry service from White Head to Ingalls Head, Grand Manan. David had many jobs throughout the fishery and worked hard at all of them. He was well liked and respected by the men that fished along-side of him. Owning his own lobster boat, The Golden Daybreak and fishing gear was his life's work and passion. "Stop by for a Visit" was an invitation always heard from David where everyone was, and made to feel welcome in his home, or when he was at work in his shed. Along with his parents, he leaves behind the love of his life, his wife, Diana, at home; one son, Darren of White Head; one step daughter, Megan Ossinger (Ben) of White Head; one stepson, Stephen Zwicker (Marlene) of Castalia; one sister, Christine Morse (Blake) of White Head. His grandchildren, Alex, William, Hayley, Abbigail, and Elizabeth; several nieces, nephews and many friends. Visiting hours will be held from the White Head Baptist Church on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held from the church on Thursday April 5th, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jim Appleby officiating. Internment will follow at the White Head Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
213 Mildred Leona RUSSELL, (87) passed away Saturday April 14th, 2007 after a lengthy illness at the Grand Manan Nursing Home, North Head Grand Manan Island. Born at White Head Island she was the daughter of Roy and Geneva (Outhouse) Morse. Mildred worked as the Post Mistress in the Woodwards Cove Post Office until her retirement in 1985. After her retirement Mildred spent many hours working with her son Dale and his wife Betty at their grocery store in Woodwards Cove, and was considered a second mother and loved by her many co-workers and customers over the years. In her leisure time she had great love of nature and spent many hours watching and enjoying birds. She was always a very loving and caring Grandmother and Great Grandmother, and always had time to share with her Grandchildren and hear about their accomplishments, and certainly Grammy Minnie will always be remembered for her "squeaky" kisses. Survived by three sons, Bernard (Deanna), Dale (Betty), and Frank (Crystal) all of Grand Manan Island. Four sisters, Lena Morehouse of Pennfield, Vera Hawkins (Arnold) of Beaver Harbour, Phyllis Hawkins of Sudbury, ON, and Flora Zwicker of St. George. As well as 15 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by one son, Scottie and her husband, Hovey. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Immanuel Pentecostal Assembly Monday from 7 to 9 pm, the Funeral Service will be held from the church Tuesday April 17th, 2007 at 1:00 pm with Rev. George Clark officiating. Internment will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery Castalia. A reception will follow at the home of Frank and Crystal Russell and all are welcome and invited to attend. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B.
214 The death of J. David COCHRANE of Fredericton, husband of Dorothy L. (McCaughey) Cochrane occurred on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at the York Manor Nursing Home. Born in Saint John, NB on February 24, 1925, he was a son of the late C. H. and Sheila (O'Conner) Cochrane. Mr. Cochrane was an Industrial Arts school teacher, he had taught at Grand Manan High School, St. Stephen High School, Fredericton High School and Albert Street School, retiring from teaching in 1974. He then worked as a draftsman for NB Power until 1985. He was a Veteran of World War II, and was with the #6 Company Canadian Provost Corps from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4, Fredericton, member of the Gibson Memorial United Church where he was a Deacon, on the Church Board, a Choir Member and was active on church committees. Mr. Cochrane was a past member of the Capital Y's Men Club, Charter Member of the RCMP Auxiliary, member of the NB Society of Retired Teachers, was a Driver Training Instructor, a Commanding Officer of the 242 Fredericton High School Army Cadets and was a member of the MicMac Trailer Club. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Wendy Allen (Bruce) of Edmonton, AB; two sons, David Cochrane (Gail) of Ottawa and Donald Cochrane (Ana) of Fredericton; grandchildren, Meagan (Mike) Cochrane, Courtney Cochrane, Jeffery (Monica) Allen, Christopher Allen, Ethan, Elena and Maia Cochrane; two great grandchildren, Alexander Cochrane and Aurora Allen; one sister, Diana Townsend (Dennis) of Ottawa. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Michael; one brother, Charles; and four sisters, Lorna, Ella, Peggy and Trixie. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 2 pm at the Gibson Memorial United Church with Rev. Boyd Vincent officiating. The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #4, Fredericton will hold a tribute service following the Memorial Service. Private interment will be held in Sunny Bank Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick or the New Brunswick Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com.
215 Peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on April 22, 2007, Vinton Everett WILCOX husband of Mrs. Leona (Robichaud) Wilcox of Utopia NB. Born in Wood Island, Grand Manan NB on February 13th, 1932, he was a son of the late Cecil and Ona (Benson) Wilcox. A loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, besides his wife he is survived by six sons; Michael (Suzanne) of Pennfield NB, Robert (Angie) of Geary NB, Stephen Wilcox of Utopia, James (Rita) and Daniel (Patricia) both of Pennfield and David (Joyce) of Wainwright AB, one daughter; Peggy (Roger) McLaughlin of Saint John NB, 18 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, three brothers; Roger (Lois) of Utopia, Gerald (Marcia) of Saint John, Lloyd (Debbie) of Lincoln NB, two sisters; Mary (John) Thorne of Saint John and Rose Wilcox (Roland Chater) of Utopia, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, Ernie Wilcox. Vinton served with the Canadian Armed Forces as a Crewman for 23 years. He was stationed at Borden, Petawawa and Gagetown. In 1964 he served a peace keeping tour in Cyprus. Both before and after his military career, Vinton also was a fisherman. He enjoyed reading, and loved westerns and war history. Vinton also loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Resting at the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB from where the service will be held, from the Gary E. Waycott Memorial Chapel on Wednesday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Bruce Cheney officiating, followed by interment in the Pennfield Rural Cemetery. Visiting at the funeral home will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 40 will hold a tribute service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. In Vinton's memory, donations to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. (www.stgeorgefh.ca)
216 Helen May BASS, (78) of North Head Grand Manan Island passed away at her residence Tuesday April 24th, 2007. Born in Deep Cove she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Elsie Wilcox. Helen will be remembered with her soft smile and pleasant outlook on life. She was very active in the Grand Manan Community and was seen at and supported as many community social events as she could with her many friends. Community service was a high priority to her as she served as the Chairperson of Rotary Isle Estates; former Chairperson of the Grand Manan School Board; former President of the Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 44. Also she served as a Board member for the Grand Manan Hospital; Grand Manan Archives; Grand Manan Historical Society; Grand Manan Nursing Home; Grand Manan Museum; Grand Manan Tourism Association; and also the Grand Manan Helping Hands. Faithful to God and a loving Mother, Wife, and Friend, she will be missed by all who were fortunate to know and be a part of her life. Survived by her husband of fifty-seven years Lester; one daughter Kimberly Miller (David) of Toronto, ON; three sons Gary Bass (Ruth) of Langley, BC; Philip Bass (Karen) of Yarmouth, NS; and Kevin Cormier of St. George, NB. One sister Mrs. Maude Hunter of Deep Cove, NB; one daughter-in-law Jocelyn Brown of Grand Harbour, NB; one aunt Helena Wilcox of Pennfield, NB; five Grandchildren; one Great Grandchild, and several nieces, nephews, and many friends. She was predeceased by her brother Albert. Visiting hours will be held from Ells Funeral Home for the family Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm and then for the public on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will take place from the Grand Manan Community School on Friday April 27th, 2007 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Charles O'Reagan and Rev. John Hiltz officiating. Internment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery Castalia. The family has requested that donations in memory of Helen may be made to the Grand Manan Historical Society, or Rotary Isle Estates. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
217 Peacefully at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen NB on May 7th, 2007, Richard Thetus SMALL, husband of the late Thelma May (Moses) Small, of Blacks Harbour NB. Born in Grand Manan NB on April 3, 1913, he was a son of the late Frank and Lola (Urquhart) Small. A loving father and grandfather he is survived by one son, Roger (Joan) Small of Quispamsis NB; one daughter, Morna (Wayne) Linton of Winnipeg MB; four grandchildren, Kevin Small of Blacks Harbour, Kelly (Bill) Conley of St. Stephen NB, Paul (Michelle) Linton and Michael (Heather) Linton all of Winnipeg, MB; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by two brothers, John and Herbert; and two sisters, Francis Mason and Lona Anderson. Prior to his retirement Richard had been employed by Connor's Bros. for all of his working career as a Stock Room Manager and Purchasing Agent. Richard was Baptist by faith having attended the Second Falls, St. George and the Calvary Baptist Church in Blacks Harbour. He enjoyed singing and he was a member of the various church choirs of the churches he attended. He was an avid reader and poet and was proud of the book of poetry which he published. By Richard's request there will be no visiting. There will be a graveside service at the Pennfield Rural Cemetery. on Wednesday, May 9th, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Bruce Alcorn officiating. In Richard's memory donations to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George, N.B. (www.stgeorgefh.ca)
218 Joan P. BARBERIS was born in Nelson, British Columbia on 12 June 1924, the second of Frederick and Hilda Barberis's two daughters. The family made a succession of moves eastward across Canada and were living in Montreal when Joan graduated high school. She joined the WRENs and served at several Naval post in eastern Canada during the course of World War II. After the war, she worked for a time for relief agencies in Britain helping resettle refugees, including displaced Jewish children. Joan returned to Canada, working in journalism until 1960, when she traveled through Asia, staying in hostels in rural Japan, working for a newspaper in Hong Kong, trekking through southeast Asia, writing accounts of her adventures for a Montreal newspaper - and taking the Trans-Siberian Railroad east to west across the USSR at the time the Soviets had shot down an American spy plane and were very suspicious of Westerners. Back in Canada, Joan worked for CBC Radio in Toronto and Montreal, primarily as a producer. She also found time to be active in the Women's Movement and cared for her elderly parents in their last days. In the early 1980s, she made another daring move, leaving the security of big-city jobs to buy an old farmhouse on Grand Manan and support herself with a variety of on-island jobs, including writing columns for the St. John Telegraph Journal. Joan was an active member of the Grand Manan community, beloved for her wit and enthusiasm and appreciated for her kindness and generosity. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Betty Barberis Kemp, and a nephew, John Moore. She leaves a brother-in-law, Ted Kemp, a niece, Elizabeth Kemp Moore, and Liz's husband, Michael Moore, daughter Rachel Moore, and son James Moore, all of the U.K., as well as numerous friends on Grand Manan, across Canada, and, indeed, throughout the world. A celebration of Joan's life and the spreading of her ashes will be held on Grand Manan in July 2007; the date will be announced later. Funeral arrangements in the Care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
219 Peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on April 22, 2007, Mr. Vinton Everett WILCOX husband of Mrs. Leona (Robichaud) Wilcox of Utopia NB. Born in Wood Island, Grand Manan NB on February 13th, 1932, he was a son of the late Cecil and Ona (Benson) Wilcox. A loving husband, father grandfather and brother, besides his wife he is survived by six sons; Michael (Suzanne) of Pennfield NB, Robert (Angie) of Geary NB, Stephen Wilcox of Utopia, James (Rita) and Daniel (Patricia) both of Pennfield and David (Joyce) of Wainwright AB, one daughter; Peggy (Roger) McLaughlin of Saint John NB, 18 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, three brothers; Roger (Lois) of Utopia, Gerald (Marcia) of Saint John, Lloyd (Debbie) of Lincoln NB, two sisters; Mary (John) Thorne of Saint John and Rose Wilcox (Roland Chater) of Utopia, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, Ernie Wilcox. Vinton served with the Canadian Armed Forces as a Crewman for 23 years. He was stationed at Borden, Petawawa and Gagetown. In 1964 he served a peace keeping tour in Cyprus. Both before and after his military career, Vinton also was a fisherman. He enjoyed reading, who loved westerns and war history. Vinton also loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Resting at the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB from where the service will be held, from the Gary E. Waycott Memorial Chapel on Wednesday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Bruce Cheney officiating, followed by interment in the Pennfield Rural Cemetery. Visiting at the funeral home will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 40 will hold a tribute service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. In Vinton’s memory, donations to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
220 Shirley Merlene PARKER, (79) of Grand Harbour Grand, Manan Island passed away after a lengthy illness Saturday, May 12th, 2007 at the Grand Manan Hospital. Born in Grand Harbour she was the daughter of the late Archie and Alva Green. Shirley brought her family up in Grand Harbour with her late husband, Donald. In her early years she worked as a sardine packer and boned smoked herring, later she took a position working on the Grand Manan Ferry for Coastal Transport as cook and worked along side of Donald for many years until their retirement in the early 1990's. Serving the Lord at The Central Wesleyan Church she was at one time the Secretary of the Sunday School and the Club House and spending time at Beulah Camp to share in fellowship and worship in the summer was always a pleasure for Shirley. She loved to knit and rarely let her sickness near the end get her spirits down. She is survived by her two daughters, Murice Guptill (David) and Doreen Sullivan (John) both of Grand Harbour; her two sisters, Lona Urquhart of North Head, and Doris Huckins of Grand Harbour; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and her friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald in 2004; two brothers, Merrill Dakin and Laurence Green; and one grandchild, Marty David. Visiting hours will be held from Ells Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will take place from Central Wesleyan Church Monday May 14th, 2007 at 1:30 PM with Rev. Kirk Perry officiating. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca)
221 The death of L. Elaine BARTLETT of Grand Manan Island, NB occurred on May 20th, 2007 at the Passamaquoddy Lodge, St. Andrews, NB. She was the wife of the late John W. Locke, Herbert E. Jenner, and Robert W. Bartlett. Born on Grand Manan, Elaine was the daughter of the late Vinton and Mary (Shepherd) Clift. She is survived by one son, Michael (Arlene) Locke of Sussex; two daughters, Dianne (Earl) Barker of St. Stephen and Lora Stevens (Trent) of Chester, NS; one brother, Harry (Mary Janet) Clift of St. Andrews; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husbands, Elaine was predeceased by one sister, Patricia (Keith) Gates; one brother, Murray; and one beloved sister-in-law, Katrina Locke. II Timothy 4:7, 8 "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness …." Visiting hours will be held from Ells Funeral on Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Thursday May 24th, 2007 from St. Paul's Anglican Church in Grand Harbour at 1:00 pm with Rev. John Harvey officiating and Rev. Capt. Dana Dean assisting. Donations may be made to the Passamaquoddy Lodge St. Andrews and would be gratefully received by the family. Funeral arrangements are in care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
222 Eunice Merle TATTON, 94, died on May 22nd, 2007 at the Grand Manan Hospital with her four children's comforting caresses, our mom was called home to be with her loved ones and her Savior Jesus Christ, whom she served faithfully. Our mom was born to Clinton and Helen Ingersoll on April 1st, 1913. She is reunited now with her loving husband Harold and her brother Donald who had gone on before her. On June 6th, 1936, mum and dad shared their vows and made a remarkable life together in Woodwards Cove. Raising her family, working hard and leading a quiet Christian life were all values mum will be remembered for. Our mom had a special gift of hospitality and lived to serve others. All her big family remember her wonderful meals and her cookie can became a symbol of her love for each one. Her home was always open and she entertained many unexpected friends and strangers. Her legacy was her warm, welcoming spirit and her unjudgemental desire for us all to know God personally. She turned her humble home into a source of comfort and love. Mum also served many years in her church and taught Sunday School well into her 70's. We will miss her prayers. We, her children, Janice Guptill (Claude) of St. Andrews; Helen Daggett (Claude) Seal Cove; Marilyn Marsters (Ron), St. Stephen, and Doug Tatton (Rosemary), Sussex have given mom 14 grandchildren,25 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is survived also by her brother, Wayne whom she loved so much. All are welcome to visit our family at the Central Wesleyan Church on Wednesday evening from 7-9. A happy celebration of her gracious life will take place Thursday May 24th, 2007 at 3:30 from the church with the Internment to follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Castalia. Please honor Mum by donating to the Gideon Bibles, Central Wesleyan Church Building Memorial Fund, or to Bethany Bible College, Sussex. Special thanks for the Professional, loving and compassionate care provided by the staff of the Grand Manan Nursing Home and Hospital as you doted on our Mum and were so kind to us. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
223 Ronald A. P. BROWN, 81, of Seal Cove, Grand Manan, passed away at the Grand Manan Hospital, Monday, May 28th 2007 after a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Lewis and Helen (Foster) Brown. He is survived by his wife Barbara; three daughters Ronna (Greg) Small; Freda (Frank) Gangi; Jacqueline (Geoff) Ingalls; three sons Laurie (Jocelyn) Brown; Michael (Tammy) Brown; Bruce Brown; 22 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, Roger and Errol. The family will receive friends and relatives on Wednesday, May 30th from 2-4 and, 7-9 p.m. at Ells Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held from the Seal Cove Baptist Church, Thursday, May 31th 2007 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Bell officiating, interment to follow at the Hillside Cemetery. Funeral arrangements in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca)
224 Durward Albert GAUDETT of Grand Harbour Grand Manan Island, NB passed away in Pembroke Ontario unexpectedly while returning home from a visit with his family. He was the son of the late Albert and Mildred (Leighton) Gaudett. He is survived by two daughters Lisa Dilcox (William) of Terry Grove Alberta; Diane Marie Kilbride (Ivan) of Brandon Manitoba; and one son Michael (Joanne) of Bonnyville Alberta; two aunts Marjorie Linton and Gladys Leighton both of Grand Harbour, NB. Four grand children, three great grand children, nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will take place from Ells Funeral Home Saturday June 9th, 2007 at 12:00 pm. Arrangements are in the care of Ells Funeral Home 1199 Route 776, Grand Manan, NB, E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 of www.ells.ca)
225 Peacefully at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen NB on Sunday, June 17, 2007, Charlotte Marie (Ingersoll) BENSON, wife of the late William Benson of St. Stephen and formerly of Blacks Harbour. Born on Grand Manan NB on August 16, 1925 she was a daughter of the late Laurie (Bud) and Leola (Ingalls) Ingersoll. A loving mother, grandmother and sister she is survived by two sons; Gary (Linda) Benson of Calgary AB, Maurice (Pricilla) Benson of Thompson Man., one daughter; Brenda (Bill) Guiney of Ottawa On., four grandchildren; Jody, Jason, Laurel and Mellisa, two great grand children; Caylon and Hannah, one sister; Arlene (Craig) Matheson of Pennfield, two nieces, one nephew, sister-in-law Emma (Bill) Randall of Fredericton and several cousins, as well as special thanks to Mabel Conley, mom's best friend, for all her love and kindness. Charlotte was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Blacks Harbour. She enjoyed knitting and was an avid cribbage and card player. She was a former member of the O.E.S when she lived in Bear River NS. By request there will be no visitation. The service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Blacks Harbour on Wednesday at 2:00 PM with Rev. Bruce Alcorn officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Bear River NS. In Charlotte's memory, donations to the Calvary Baptist Church or the Charlotte County Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533), 26 Portage Street St. George NB. (www.stgeorgefh.ca)
226 Carrie Berniece RANDALL 88; of Grand Harbour passed away on Friday, June 22nd at the Grand Manan Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Born in Grand Harbour she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Mabel ( Dakin) Guthrie. Mrs. Randall was a very active lady and in her early years worked in the fish processing as well as being a loving and caring mother to her children and devoted all her spare time helping her late husband Herbert Winton Randall to build their home and care for her family. She became very active in the community and especially in her church life where she was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church, several terms as president of the A.C.W., Serving on the Vestry of St. Paul's Church for many years, a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Paul's Hall. She was also a former member of the Pythian Sisters, Southern Cross Lodge # 16, Grand Manan Chapter. Carrie leaves to mourn two daughters Marion Ingersoll of Seal Cove, Greta Randall of Grand Harbour, six Grand Children, ten Great Grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and neighbours. Mrs. Randall was predeceased by her husband Herbert in 1987, one son Winton, three sisters Essie, Isadore, Eva, and two brothers James and Everett. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Sunday, June 24th, 2-4 PM, and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held from St. Paul's Anglican Church on Monday, June 25th, at 1:00 PM with Capt. Rev. Dana Dean officiating with interment to follow in the family plot Maple Grove Cemetery, Castalia, N.B. A reception will follow the service at St. Paul's Hall for friends and relatives. Donations to the St. Paul's Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements in care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
227 Madeline Zelda GREEN, 86, of North Head, Grand Manan passed away after a lengthy illness at the Grand Manan Hospital on Monday afternoon, June 25th. Born at North Head she was the daughter of the late William and Frances ( Johnson ) Hatt. She was predeceased by her first husband Willard Parker and later by her second husband Blair Green . Mrs. Green spent several years working as a Postal Clerk in Toronto before moving back home to Grand Manan. She was also a member of the North Head Baptist Church and a member of the Ladies Baptist Missionary Society. Mrs. Green is survived by two daughters Belinda Anderson, Seal Cove, Wilma (Roger)Green, of Castalia., one son Larry (Barbara) Parker of North Head. One sister Eleanor (Theodore) Green of Seal Cove, as well as by seven grand children, fifteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Willard Parker and later by her second husband Blair Green, one sister Lois Horsman, three brothers Donald , Walter, and Everett Hatt. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 27th, 2-4 PM, 7-9 PM, the funeral service will be held from the North Head Baptist Church, North Head on Thursday at 1:00 PM with Rev. Ron Ford officiating, interment to follow in the North Head Community Cemetery. The family requests donations to the Baptist Ladies Missionary Society or to the North Head Baptist Church Memorial Fund in memory of Mrs. Green. Funeral arrangements in care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
228 Madeline Virginia BROWN, 85, of Seal Cove, Grand Manan, N.B. passed away at the Grand Manan Hospital on Thursday, after a lengthy illness. Born in Woodwards Cove she was the daughter of the late Ambrose and Faye (Ingersoll) Monroe. Mrs. Brown was the bookkeeper for several years for General Marine and then upon her husbands death owned and operated the family business until selling it, after which she was employed by Connor Bros. (Seal Cove Plant) until her retirement in 1986. She was a faithful member of the Seal Cove Baptist Church where she participated in the Ladies missionary society and also as a Sunday School Teacher . She is survived by one daughter Cheryl (Arthur) Brown, North Head, seven sisters Agnes Black, Thyra Plochl, Mary Graves, Helen Rose, Rose Harvey, Carol Guptill, Sylvia Cromie, four Grand Children, one Great Grand Child as well as many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Brown was predeceased by her husband Wallie in 1964, one son Gregory in 1993, three sisters Marguerite Winchester, Alice Wilcox, Edith Parker, two brothers George and Theodore Monroe, and two baby grandsons. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Sunday, July 1st, 2-4, PM, 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held from the Seal Cove Baptist Church on Monday, July 2nd, at 1:30 PM with Rev. Ron Ford officiating with interment to follow the service in the family plot Hillside Cemetery, Seal Cove. The family requests donations to the Seal Cove Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements in care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
229 Hazel Elizabeth MAKER, 84, of North Head Grand Manan Island, passed away unexpectedly at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Monday morning, July 2nd, 2007. Born at North Head she was the daughter of the late Peter and Lula (Bancroft) Rahnell. Mrs. Maker worked as a clerk at the Harry Stanley General Store and later as a cook at the Grand Manan Nursing Home for several years. She was a devoted mother and homemaker to her family and also was a member of the North Head Wesleyan Church. Mrs. Maker is survived by one son, Rodger (Elaine) Maker, Deep Cove, Grand Manan, N.B.; one daughter, Laurene (Terry) Nason, Miramichi, N.B.; one brother, Douglas Rahnell of Edmonton, Alberta; five grand children, six great grand children; as well as several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Maker was predeceased by her husband, James Leigh (Reddy) Maker in 2002; one sister, Gladys Bradbury; and one granddaughter, Marcy-Anne Nason. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 3rd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. The funeral service will be held from the North Head Wesleyan Church on Wednesday, July 4th, 2007 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Charles Bain officiating with interment to follow at the North Head Community Cemetery. The family has requested donations may be made to the North Head Wesleyan Church Memorial Fund or to the N.B. Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. ( 506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
230 Adain Keith GREEN, 83, of Ingalls Head, Grand Manan, N.B. passed away at the Grand Manan Nursing Home on Thursday morning July 12, 2007 after a lengthy illness. Born at Grand Harbour he was the son of the late Hillman and Pheobe (Snowdeal) Green. Mr. Green was a Fisheries Officer and retired in 1985, he served in the Royal Canadian Army in the North Shore Regiment and took his discharge in 1945, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #44 Grand Manan, a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church where he served as Warden for several years also served on the Church Vestry for 12 years and sang in the Church Choir. He is survived by his wife Ruth M. (Carr) Green at home, two sons Nicholas of North Head, Gregory (Adda) Green of Lake George, N.B., one daughter Deborah (David) Ingalls of St. Catherines, Ont., one sister Alta Cunningham, Grand Harbour, nine grand children, five great grand children as well as several nieces and nephews. Mr. Green was predeceased by two brothers Harland (Hick) and Blair, two sisters Almeda Nason, and Una Tatton , and an infant baby in 1946. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Friday, July 13, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with the funeral service to be held from St. Paul's Church on Saturday, July 14, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Captain Dana Dean officiating. Interment to follow in the family plot Maple Grove Cemetery, Castalia, N.B. No flowers by request. A reception is to follow the service for friends and relatives at the St. Paul's Hall. Funeral arrangements in care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca)
231 At the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital on July 13, 2007, Pearl A. LACEY age 80 of New Maryland passed away peacefully. Born in Grand Manan, NB she was a daughter of the late Everett and Nina (Green) Ingalls. Pearl was a member of the Grace Memorial United Baptist Church, and a wonderful homemaker. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she is survived by her husband of 59 years Verner Lacey; children, Kendrick Lacey of Stanley, Randi Corey (Ed) of New Maryland; grandchildren, Kendra Corey (Gregory) of Halifax, Aaron Corey (Cassandra) of Petawawa; sisters, Mildred Rodger of Fredericton, Josie Lomax of Saint John; several nieces and nephew. Resting at Bishop's Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Rd. with visiting Monday July 16, 2007 from 3:30 to 5:30 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday July 17, 2007, Grace Memorial United Baptist Church at 2 pm with Rev. Bob Malcolm officiating assisted by Rev. Doug Hapeman. Interment in the Faith Baptist Cemetery, New Maryland. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or Kidney Foundation NB Division. www.bishopsfuneralhome.com
232 Durward Albert GAUDETT, of Grand Harbour, Grand Manan Island, N.B., passed away in Pembroke, Ont., unexpectedly, while returning home from a visit with his family. He was the son of the late Albert and Mildred (Leighton) Gaudett. He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Dilcox (William), of Terry Grove, Alta., and Diane Marie Kilbride (Ivan), of Brandon, Man.; one son, Michael (Joanne), of Bonnyville, Alta.; two aunts, Marjorie Linton and Gladys Leighton, both of Grand Harbour, N.B.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. The funeral service took place from Ells Funeral Home on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 12 p.m. Arrangements are in the care of Ells Funeral Home, 1199 Route 776, Grand Manan, NB E5G 1G2 506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca
233 Wayne Turner INGERSOLL, 92, of Woodwards Cove, Grand Manan passed away at the Grand Manan Nursing Home, on Friday, August 24th, 2007. Born at Woodwards Cove he was the son of the late Clinton and Helen Ingersoll of Woodwards Cove. Mr. Ingersoll was a much respected entrepreneur and business man in the community. Mr. Ingersoll was involved in several businesses and was well known in the fishing community as a captain, fisherman, a scaler, a freighter, and a proprietor of the Woodwards Cove Car Wash and Garage for several years until his retirement. He was very involved in the Woodwards Cove Christian Advent Church and acted as a deacon and director for several years. He is survived by one son, Curtis (Mary) of St. George; one daughter, Sheila (Gerry) Fleet of Grand Harbour; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Mr. Ingersoll was predeceased by his wife, Annie M.Ingersoll; one daughter, Roseland Farnsworth; one brother, Donald Ingersoll; and one sister, Eunice Tatton. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Sunday, 2 to 4 PM; 7 to 9 PM. The funeral service will be held from the North Head Wesleyan Church on Monday, August 27th with Rev. Charles Bain officiating. Interment to follow in the family plot North Head Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements in care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca)
234 John Kerr LARGE, 83, of North Head, Grand Manan, N.B. passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 1st, at the Grand Manan Hospital. John was born at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England on November 26th, 1923. He was the youngest son of the late Thomas and Aimee (Poiner) Large. After receiving his schooling at the local schools, in 1939 he articled to an Architect in Mansfield. In 1942 he volunteered for the armed services and was commissioned in 1943 to the Royal Engineers and during the next four years he served in India, Assam, Singapore, and Malaya, subsequently attained the rank of Major. He was discharged in 1947, and then resumed his education receiving his degree in Architecture in 1949. John worked in Nigeria, England, Iran, Kuwait, Bahrain, Trucial States, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. He joined in a partnership with a friend in Rothesay in 1961, later opening his own firm in Saint John in 1974 until his retirement 1990. John served on many boards and groups during his lifetime, some of which were; President of the Architects Association of N.B., and seven years as Secretary / Registrar. He was a Fellow of the RAIC, and a founding member and chairman of the Certification Board. He retired and moved to Grand Manan 1990 where he became very involved in community affairs and service clubs. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #44, a very active and dedicated member of the Grand Manan Rotary Club. John was awarded The Paul Harris International Fellowship Award 2002 for his exceptional dedication and service to the community through the club. He is survived by his wife, Freda Margaret (Lea) Large at home; two step daughters, Rosemary Anne Holland-Drummond (Craig) of Victoria, B.C., Julia M. Holland (Michael) of Truro, NS.; and one step-granddaughter, Rebecca.; one brother, David Clive Large, of England.; one cousin, Margaret. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-4 PM, 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held from the Church of the Ascension on Wednesday 1:30 PM with Rev. Dana Dean officiating. A reception will follow the service at Covert Hall. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Church of the Ascension Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements in care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca)
235 Alice Marie (McDowell) SMALL died faithful to her God, Jehovah, Sunday, September 9, 2007 with her family by her side. Alice was born March 30, 1933 in Ross Island Lighthouse, Grand Manan, N.B. to Harry and Sadie (Tidd) McDowell. Alice was well known in the community. In 1975 she went to work part time at the school cafeteria and a few years later joined the School District full time as a custodian. There she worked until her retirement in 1994. During her time working at the school she developed many friendships with students and faculty. Throughout her retirement she spoke most admiringly of those friends therein. Alice loved the people of the community dearly as was evident in her fifty years in the door to door ministry in imitation of Christ Jesus. Matthew 24:14. Alice is survived by her eight children, Virginia (Daniel) Rogers, John (Joan), Roderick, Wade (Diane), Laurel, Walter (Chantal), Monte (Joanne), and Maria (Paul) Pickering; 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sisters, Lillian Purton and Eugenie Sands; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Spencer in 2005; and five brothers; and a sister. Funeral arrangements by Ells Funeral Home. Visiting hours 2 to 4 PM Thursday. A Memorial service from the GMCS cafeteria 5:30 PM Thursday, followed by internment at Maple Grove Cemetery 6:30 PM. There will be a Memorial at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 9161 Route 3, St. Stephen, NB Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 3 PM.
236 Sarah Elizabeth L'AVENTURE, 22, of Deep Cove Grand Manan Island passed on to the angels in her mothers arms at the Saint John Regional Hospital. A child of God has gone home in peace. She will forever be missed and loved by her family at the Grand Manan Nursing Home. She is survived by her mother, Dora McLaughlin, of Grand Manan; her father, John L'Aventure of Saint John, NB; her Aunt and Uncle, Brenda and James McLaughlin; cousins, Todd, Peter, Toby, and Robyn McLaughlin all of Grand Manan. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Elizabeth and Glen McLaughlin; and also her favorite Aunt, Ruby Cleland. Sarah's family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Sunday, August 12th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service and celebration of Sarah's life will be held from the Seal Cove Wesleyan Church on Monday, August 13th, 2007 at 1:30 pm with Rev. Donald Ingersoll officiating. The internment will follow at the Hillside Cemetery Seal Cove. The family has requested donations may be made to the Grand Manan Animal Rescue League. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca)
237 Helen Darlene (COOKE) BRENNAN of Elm Park, St. Stephen, NB, born August 26, 1950, passed away on September 23, 2007 at Charlotte County Hospital, after a lengthy illness with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Brennan, son, Shayne Brennan (Crystal), daughter, Amanda Brennan, granddaughter, Ava Brennan, her mother, Sylvia Morse of Grand Manan, two sisters, Caroyl (Neree Losier) and Sheila (Larry Trail), two brothers, Joseph Cooke and Robert Cooke, aunts, uncles, 12 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father, Berlin Cooke, step-father, Bradford Morse, and one brother Hugh Cooke. Resting at the Gateway Cathedral, 18 West Street, St. Stephen, NB from where funeral service will be held on Wednesday September 26, 2007 at 10:30 AM with Pastor Gordon Walsh officiating. Visiting hours will be held at the church after 2 PM on Tuesday September 25, 2007. Immediately following the funeral service, Ells Funeral Home will make the transfer to the Maple Grove Cemetery, Grand Manan, NB for interment with Pastor Charles Bain officiating. She was greatly loved by all and will be sadly missed. Arrangements in care of The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB. www.mehanfuneralhome.ca
238 The funeral of Bev SMALL, of Clifton Royal, NB, husband of Claudia A. (Winchester) Small, was held on Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 at Trinity Anglican Church, Kingston, NB, with The Rev'd Bonita LeBlanc officiating and assisted by The Rev'd David Gray. The organist was Carolyn Murray. Soloist, Paul Garnett sang "How Great Thou Art" and "In The Garden". The Church Choir led the congregational hymns which included "Be Still and Know", "The Lord's My Shepherd" and "Nearer My God to Thee". Scriptures were read by Pastor Don Ingersoll and The Rev'd David Gray. A eulogy was given by Gene Tatton. Prayers of the People were led by Rosalie Weeks. The pallbearers were: Bill Allan, Barry Grant, Vern Scott, Greg Small, Kenny Miller and Tom Meade. Honourary pallbearers were: Bill Thomas, Gene Tatton, Stan Small, George Hazen, Howard Garvey, Gerald White and Art Gilmore. Cremation followed. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery, Grand Manan, at a later date. Floral tributes included those from Hatcor and Darling Construction. Memorial donations were made to the Parish of Kingston, Loch Lomond Villa Foundation, Alzheimer Society of Saint John, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of NB, Canadian Diabetes Association, Animal Rescue League, Hospice, Shriner's Childrens Hospital, MS Society, St. Bridget's Building Fund, ALS Society of NB, Meals-on-Wheels, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Moss Glen Fire Dept., Coverdale Center for Women, Bishop McAllister College in Uganda, SJRH Foundation and Bethany Bible College. Arrangements were under the care of Kennebecasis Select Community Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis, NB. www.kennebecasisfh.com
239 Helen Genevieve CHARTERS, 77, of Grand Manan Island passed away peacefully at the Grand Manan Hospital Friday October 5, 2007. Born of the late Mr. & Mrs. Julian and Doris (Milligan) Richardson in Toronto ON. In Helen's early years she worked as a secretary in the Toronto area, later she received her Teaching Degree and taught school until her retirement. In her later years she was a well known person in the Art Community throughout New Brunswick. Creating her works of art and enjoying the company of her many friends were Helen's passion and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Charters of North Head, NB; her two sons, Benjamin (Debbie) Charters of North Head, NB, Andrew (Jess) Charters of Meggett, South Carolina, USA. Also her three grandchildren, Derek, Julian, and Olivia. She was predeceased by her husband, Dean; one son, Matthew; and two brothers, Paul and John. Visiting hours will be held from Ells Funeral Home on Saturday from 6-8 pm. A graveside memorial service will be held at the Maple Grove Cemetery on Sunday October 7, 2007 at 1:00 pm. The family has requested donations may be made to the Charlotte County Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements in care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
240 Theodore Glenita RUSSELL, 83, of North Head, Grand Manan, N.B. passed away at the Grand Manan Nursing Home on Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Theodore (Ted) and Alma Griffin of North Head. She attended school on Grand Manan and graduated in 1940. Mrs. Griffin was employed in her earlier years at the North Head Factory as a secretary and later at the Bank of Nova Scotia. She married Ross H. Russell on October 21, 1945 in a partnership of love in life and work. She and Ross built the North Head Irving service station in 1950 and a short time later they operated the Island's largest retail store at that time, a general merchandise store, called Ross H. Russell Ltd. Theo worked in the store doing the books and much of the buying while raising a family. They closed their store in 1972 and ran a wholesale distributorship. Theo was a beautiful piano and organ player. A member of the North Head Wesleyan Church where she employed her musical talents and her vibrant personality until she was physically unable, and through the years she organized many musical events, Christmas Concerts, Choir Cantatas, special singing groups for solos, church services, and many special Island events. She is survived by her daughter, Shelley (Wayne) Veysey, Grand Manan; one daughter-in-law, Nicole Cushing Russell of Halifax, N.S. and Washington, DC.; one sister-in-law, Helena Russell of North Head; also four grandchildren, Russell, Justine Thompson, Petitcodiac, N.B., Kathleen and Nadine Thompson, Grand Manan; and two step-grandchildren Scott and Jill Veysey, Sussex, N.B. Mrs. Russell was predeceased by her husband, Ross H. Russell in 2003; and her son, Brian Ross Russell (#241 below) as result of a tragic traffic accident in Washington, DC. August 25, 2007; and one brother, Allison Griffin of Halifax, N.S. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Thursday, October 18th, 2-4 PM, 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held from the North Head Wesleyan Church, on Friday, October 19th, at 1:30 PM with Rev. Charles Bain officiating, interment to follow in the North Head Community Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Church Hall. Memorials to the North Head Wesleyan Church and the North Head Cemetery would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements in care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
241 Brian Ross RUSSELL, 48 of Washington, DC., and Grand Manan Island, passed away on August 25, 2007 as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Washington DC. Born in Saint John, he was the son of the late Ross and Theodora (Griffin) Russell (#240 ABOVE)of Grand Manan. Brian was multi talented and excelled in several fields as a Lawyer, University Professor, International Consultant, and Political Economist. He will be remembered by many in Atlantic Canada as a recurring guest on the ATV evening news sharing views on the Political Situation at home and abroad. Returning home to visit his mother and family when he could was always a priority for him and he was a champion of Grand Manan Island. His many friends he had made on all corners of the Globe will sadly miss Brian. He is survived by his wife Nicole Cushing Russell of Washington, DC, USA; one sister Shelly (Wayne) Veysey of Grand Manan Island; one Aunt Mrs. Helena Russell of Grand Manan; six nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Ross, and most recently his mother Theodora, and also one Uncle Ronald Russell. Brian's friends are invited to attend his memorial service which will be held with his mother's funeral service Theodora Russell at the North Head Wesleyan Church on Friday October 19, 2007 at 1:30 pm with Rev. Charles Bain officiating. A reception will follow the service at the Church and all are welcome to attend. The family has requested donations may be made to the North Head Wesleyan Church or the North Head Cemetery. Funeral arrangements in care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
242 Mary Kathleen URQUHART, 86, of Woodwards Cove, Grand Manan, N.B. was granted her wish and peacefully passed away at home, Friday morning October 19th, 2007 while talking to her daughter about her Bingo winnings from Thursday evening, baking a cake for the family and friends to enjoy when they dropped in to visit. Born at Gondola Point, King's Co., N.B. she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Alice (Saunders) Johnson. Mary spent her earlier years living at Deadman's Harbour and then moved to Grand Manan in 1937. Mrs. Urquhart was a very devote and loving mother and a friend to all who knew her. She worked as a Sardine Packer, a Herring Plant Worker and also in later years a Clerk in the local general store. She was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church, a member of the Anglican Church Women at St. Paul's, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #44, Grand Manan, and was a faithful worker at the local Legion Rummage Sales. She is survived by three daughters, Alice (Malcolm) Banks, St. George, Karen Small [Site Admin] White Head, Judy (Eugene) McKinley, Saint John, N.B.; four sons, Francis (Genevive), of Alberta, Ray (Margaret), North Head, Lawrence (Larry) (Bertha), North Head, George (Polly) Urquhart, North Head, Grand Manan, N.B.; 19 grand children; 30 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Urquhart was predeceased by her husband, George Vernon Urquhart (1990); one brother, Bill; one grandson, Blair; and one son in law, Judson Small [#118]. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Sunday, October 21st, 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held from Central Wesleyan Church on Monday, October 22nd, 2007 at 2:15 PM with Capt. Rev. Dana Dean officiating and assisted by Rev. Kirk Perry. Internment to follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Castalia. Donations may be made to the charity of donor's choice. Funeral arrangements in care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
243 Leroy Chester FLAGG, (85) of North Head Grand Manan Island passed away at the Grand Manan Hospital October 25, 2007. He was born of the late Ainsley and Elva (Parker) Flagg. Leroy worked all of his life in the fishing industry; he lobster fished in his early years from a dory, worked at weir fishing and was most known for his entrepreneurial skills that earned him the title "King of Dulse" as one of the first original wholesalers of dulse. He enjoyed 65 years in business most which he worked with his late wife, Angeline (Angie) and his son, Gerry. He is survived by his son, Gerald (Gerry) Flagg (Joanne) of North Head, one Sister; Leola Wormell, North Head, two brothers; Roland (Flora) and Glendon, both of Castalia. His three grandchildren, Justin, Jodi, and Jada, three great grandchildren; Tristin, Gage, Kasey; several nieces and nephews. Also besides his wife, Angeline he was predeceased by one grandchild, Jerri - Ann; six sisters, Kathleen, Lillian, Iva, Beatrice, Belva, Mary, two brothers; Frederick and Rexford. There will be visiting for the family at Ells Funeral home on Friday evening from 7-9 pm October 26th, and a memorial service to be announced at a later time. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
244 Burton M. DAGGETT, 78, of Seal Cove Grand Manan Island, passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Tuesday October 30, 2007. Son of the late James and Eunice (Harvey) Daggett. Burton worked in the Fishery and with his father at the fish plant their family owned and operated. Later he took over the plant until its closing where he later worked at the Anchorage Provincial Park until his retirement. He is survived by his friend and companion of many years, Margaret d'Entremont of Passamaquoddy Lodge St. Andrews; one step son, Ricky Harvey of Grand Harbour; several cousins and friends. Visiting will take place from the Seal Cove Baptist Church on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the church on Friday November 2, 2007 at 1:30 pm with Rev. Ron Ford officiating and Rev. Peter Smith assisting. Internment will follow at the Hillside Cemetery, Seal Cove. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
245 Digby, Nova Scotia Courier 20 Feb 1903 The Late Edw. LANK We have been requested to publish the following from a Grand Manan correspondent: "The remains of the late Edw. Lank was brought to Wilson's Beach on Tuesday 28th, at 11:30 and taken to his mother's home where many friends wee fathered. On Thursday the funeral was held at the Welshpool Church. There was the largest congregation evern seen in the church, the Rev. A.J. Proser, Baptist clergyman at the Beach, came with Mr. Lank's family. They were met at the church by the Rev. W. H. Street, who read the solemn and impressive burial service. Hymns 400, "Christ Will Gather in His Own", and 264, "They Will Be Done," were sung. There was not a dry eye in the congregation. The clergyman spoke well and tried to comfort the friends. The body of the deceased was laid beside his wife and child. Great praise is given Capt. Snow and the undertaker at Yarmouth, for the way the body was put up. After the long journey, he looked as if he had just fallen asleep. The casket was the best ever seen in the church. We do not forget the other young man. His famjily have our deepest sympathy. It was God's doings. Doubtless when their sufferings were over here, they crossed to a brighter shore. God who holdesth the waters in the hollow of His hand, was able to save them. Capt. Snow feels the accident, but he is always careful and kind to his men. We hear that the deceased was soon to be married, and we feel sorry for the young lady, but it was God's will.
246 Bernard L. GREEN (89) of Grand Manan Island passed away at the Grand Manan Nursing Home November 8, 2007. He was the son of the late Chester and Minnie (Randall) Green. Bernard served in action in the Canadian Army in Europe during the Second World War in the Carleton York Regiment. When he returned home to the Island following the war, he and his wife, Arleen lived quietly enjoying the simple things in life and brought up their family together. He worked first as a fisherman and later as a skilled carpenter. He was a dedicated member of the Grand Harbour Baptist Church, and also a hard working member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 44 where he will be sadly missed. He is survived by one daughter, Cheryl (Barry) Russell of White Head Island; two sons, Paul (Charlene) Green, Byron (Darlene) Green both of Grand Harbour; eight grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Arleen in 2006; also three sisters, Margaret Leavitt, Elizabeth Walker, Winnifred Badger; and one brother, Edison. Visiting hours will be held from Ells Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, and the funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2007 from the Grand Harbour Baptist Church at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ron Ford officiating. Internment will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements in care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
247 William (Bill) Dwight DAGGETT (December 13, 1944 - November 15, 2007) Bill passed through the valley of the shadow of death into the light and peace of His Lord whom he loved on November 15, 2007 with his family by his side. He was the fourth son of William Earle Daggett (predeceased on June 2, 1970) and Della (nee Huntley) Daggett Keating. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda (nee Taylor); and daughter, Anzonette (Blaine) Brown; and grandsons, Mitchell and Jaden. He will be sorely missed by his mother and older brothers, Russell (Ida), Claude (Helen), Layne (Helena); and younger sister, Bonnie (Allen) Benson; his brother-in-law, Dwight Taylor (Charmaine); and all his nieces and nephews. Bill and Linda were married in Grand Harbour Baptist Church on August 21, 1965 and have been devoted to their daughter and proud of their grandsons. Bill was a lifetime resident of Grand Manan, NB where he was well liked, admired and respected. His good humour, quick wit and gifted storytelling left warm and indelible impressions. Finally in 2004 and 2007 Bill's unwavering devotion to the Red Sox reaped overdue results! He graduated from GMHS in 1962. He graduated as elected valedictorian from The Maritime Forest Ranger School at Fredericton in 1972. He worked in his younger years in the fishing industry and became captain of the Michael and Eileen with his Dad as mate. He managed the Anchorage Provincial Park, which was the original birth site of his paternal great grandfather, from 1972 to 2001. Bill was politically attuned and astute and he served with distinction his beloved island community for almost twelve years serving as councilor, deputy mayor and as mayor. Over the course of many years, he worked hard at improving ferry service for the island residents. He expanded and supervised the rockweed industry for Acadia Seaplants Ltd. which provided employment for island residents and NFLD workers whom he loved and appreciated .He also represented the Island at the Business Development Cooperation for over a decade. Upon his profession of faith, Bill was baptized in the Seal Cove Baptist Church and subsequently became an active member in the Grand Harbour Baptist Church. His faith in his loving Lord sustained him in his hours of need and he carefully and prayerfully reached out to his many friends even during his illness. His spiritual life was enriched by his many Christian friends and Pastors and comforted by the television programs featuring The Gaithers, Souls' Harbor, and Dr. Jeremiah. Because of the kind supportive attention they received and on behalf of Bill, his family wish to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Grand Manan and Saint John Regional Hospitals, the Air and Land Ambulance Services, Doctors Burnell, Dapena and Loree Boyle and the crew of the Grand Manan ferries. Visiting hours will be held at Ells Funeral Home on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 1:30 pm with Rev. Gordon Walker officiating, assisted by Rev. Ron Ford, and Rev. Layne Daggett. Interment will follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Seal Cove. Bill's family has requested memorials may be made to the Grand Harbour Baptist Church, The Gideons, The Cancer Society, Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca)
248 Reta BLAKE, (94) of North Head, Grand Manan Island passed away at the Grand Manan Nursing Home Friday November 16, 2007. She was the daughter of the late Oswald and Flora (Stanley) Parker. Blake will be remembered for her hard work and dedication at the Marathon Hotel with her sister Jessie at her side as they cooked, cleaned, and pampered the many guests that passed through the hotel over the years. She was also faithful servant to the Lord as she was a member of the North Head Wesleyan Church. Survived by one grand daughter Lavonne MacKenzie, of Quispamsis, one grand son Delma Doucette, Fredericton, her great grand children Jeremy & Barbie Doucette Callie & Data Brainanta, and Colleen MacKenzie, also one great great grandson Che Brainanta the love of her life. Two sisters Stella Avery, and Ella Gaskill, both of North Head, many nieces, nephews, and will be missed by her friends and the staff at the Grand Manan Nursing Home.She was predeceased by her husband Frank, daughter Margaret Doucette, sisters; Della Taylor, Nettie Taylor, Fern Small, Edith Searle, Jessie Hatt, and three Brothers Garfield, Harvey, and Cleveland Parker. Visiting will take place from Ells Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, the funeral service will be held on Monday November 19, 2007 at 1:30 pm from the North Head Wesleyan Church with Rev. Charles Bain officiating, interment to follow at the North Head Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
249 Hazel Ruth LAHEY 1910-2007 passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital Monday November 26, 2007. Born in Woodwards Cove she was the daughter of the late George and Hattie (Willigar) Ingersoll. Hazel worked with her husband Wilfred at their general store in North Head until his passing in 1969, and then she went on to take the position of Dean of Women at St. Thomas University from 1971 until her retirement in 1990. She was a member of the Church of the Ascension and was very active with Sunday school programs and the Ladies Guild. Survived by her two daughters Mary (Norman) Stewart of Pennfield, NB, Pamela (Fraser) Forsythe of Millidgeville, NB; one sister, Twilah Leonard of South West Harbour ME; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren, many nieces nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Wilfred; one son Burton; four sisters, Erma Carter, Viola Lahey, Marjorie Guptill, Lois Brown; as well as, four brothers, Maurice, Richard (Dick), Sherwood, Kerman, and Weldon. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the Church of the Ascension on Friday November 30, 2007 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Captain Dana Dean officiating. Interment will follow at the North Head Community Cemetery. There will be a reception to follow at the Covert Hall and all are welcome to attend following the service. Donations may be made to the Hazel Lahey Memorial Award St. Thomas University, and also the Church of the Ascension Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
250 Grimmer Albert INGERSOLL, 84 of North Head, Grand Manan, passed away after a lengthy illness at the Grand Manan Nursing Home on Wednesday, December 5th, 2007. Born at Grand Harbour, Grand Manan he was the son of the late Earle and Lucy ( Dakin ) Ingersoll of Grand Manan, N.B. Mr. Ingersoll had a heritage of lightkeeping, being raised and schooled on Machias Seal Island, and then he became a lightkeeper with the Dept. of Transportation where he served for thirty-five years .He was stationed on South West Head, Machais Seal Island and Swallow Tail lighthouse where he lived with his family, until his retirement when he established his home at North Head, Grand Manan, N.B. Mr. Ingersoll often helped fishermen with their nets and Weir stakes and neighbors when they needed assistance . He also spent a great deal of time in the woods logging and cutting winter wood . He was a member of the North Head Baptist Church and served as Deacon for several years and was subsequently made an Honorary Deacon upon his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Hilda Lois (Small) Ingersoll at the Grand Manan Nursing Home, North Head, one daughter, Laurel Hinsdale (Leonard), Grand Harbour, one son, Morrill Ingersoll of Moncton, four sisters, Thelma Benson, Saint John, Frances Foster of Grand Harbour, Rev. Myrtle Ingersoll, North Head, Marion Sellars (Gordon), of Pennfield, two grandsons, Levi Bagley of Moncton, and Nathaniel Bagley of Grand Harbour as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Seta Greenlaw, and one brother, Gilbert Ingersoll. The family will receive friends and relatives at the North Head Baptist Church, on Thursday, December 6th, 2 to 4 PM, 7 to 9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 7th, at 1:00 PM with Rev Ron Ford assisted by Rev. David Ingersoll and Rev. Perry Ingersoll. Interment to follow in the family plot Maple Grove Cemetery, Castalia. The family requests donations to the Gideon Bible Society, or to the North Head Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
251 Phillip Lawson FRENCH, 61, of Seal Cove, Grand Manan, N.B. passed awayDec 21, 2007, at the Grand Manan Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Born in Mount Washington, Org. he was the son of Mrs. Muriel Louise Locke of North Head, Grand Manan Island. He is survived by his mother, four sisters Shirley Brown (Paul) of North Head, Mary Flagg (Sandy), Cathy Linton, Heather Lahey, all of Castalia, two brothers Maynard Locke (Linda), and Allen Locke (Marilyn) both of Grand Harbour, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his Step father Gordon Locke (1969), and both his Grand Parents Clayton and Geneva French. During his High School years he was a very active member of the Grand Manan Royal Canadian Army Auxiliary Corp., and he worked for several years prior to failing health for Connor Bros. at the Seal Cove Plant as a Picker on the quality control processing line.The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Saturday, December 22nd. From 2-4 PM, 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held from the Seal Cove Wesleyan Church on Sunday at 2 PM with Rev. Ward McComiskey officiating, following the service interment will be in the family plot Maple Grove Cemetery, Castalia, N.B. Funeral arrangements in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME INC., 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
252 The death of Clifford M. GUTHRIE of Winslow Street, Saint John West, husband of Margaret Doreen (McCullough) Guthrie, occurred on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born at Grand Manan, he was a son of the late Roland and Elizabeth (Daley) Guthrie. Clifford was a Veteran of World War II, serving overseas with the North Shore Regiment, and later with the Merchant Navy. A former lobster and salmon fisherman, Clifford was also employed as a longshoreman with the Port of Saint John, and as a burner repairman with Irving Oil. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Bayview Branch #22. In addition to his wife of 56 years, Clifford is survived by his children, Donnie of Saint John, Carl (Cathy) of Saint John, Nancy Watson (Peter) of Grand Bay-Westfield, Mike of Grand Bay-Westfield, Tommy of Saint John, and Connie Dunham (John) of Saint John; two brothers, Leaman Guthrie of Saint John, and Lorne Guthrie of Saint John; two sisters-in-law, Marie Guthrie and Hazel Guthrie, both of Saint John; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a special friend of the family, Linda Fox; and several nieces and nephews. Clifford was predeceased by brothers Glendon, Bill, and Winston; and by sisters Lois Beshara and Louise Bannan. Although there will be no visitation time, relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service which will be held on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 2:00 PM from Brenan's Bay View Select Community Funeral Home, 1461 Manawagonish Road, Saint John West (634-7425). Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery Field of Honour. For those who wish, remembrances to any charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. www.bayviewfh.com
253 Constance "Connie" Emeline CRANN, of Moncton, passed away at The Moncton Hospital on Friday, January 11, 2008 at the age of 75 years. Born in 1933 at North Head, Grand Manan, she was the daughter of the late James and Muriel (Taylor) Cole. She is survived by daughters, C. Heather Smith of Moncton, C. Darlene Scase (George) of Ontario, Trudy E. Theriault (Victor) of Moncton; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister, Shirley Mayberry (Bob) of New Hampshire; brothers, James Cole of BC, Herbie Cole of Montreal and Kevin Cole of Saint John; and by several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband, LJ "Andy" Crann; sister, Ruth; and brother, John. Resting at Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home Sunday January 13, 2008 from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Tuttle Brothers Memorial Chapel on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Cecil Symes officiating. Donations made to Memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated by Connie's family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home, (506) 857-8564. Online condolences can be made via www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca
254 Kate Ellen STANLEY of Passamaquoddy Lodge, St. Andrews, NB, passed away peacefully at the age of 92, on Saturday, January, 12th, 2008. Kate was predeceased by her loving husband, Clifford Bruce Stanley in 1982; and her son, Andrew Bruce Stanley of Toronto, in 2001. Kate has been the longest surviving member of a large extended family. She is the daughter of Margaret Biden (deceased of Stanley, NB) and Stanley Douglass (deceased, of Fredericton,NB) and she is predeceased by her sisters, Elsie VanWart, Margaret Harrison, Claire Douglass, Barbara Hughes; and by her brothers, Howard Douglass, Andrew Douglass, Alan Douglass and Stanley Douglass. In later life, Kate enjoyed the friendship and support of her many friends at the Carleton Kirk Seniors Complex, West Saint John, NB for whom she often expressed great affection and gratitude. Throughout her life, Kate was able to express her natural gift of playing classical piano to the enjoyment of her friends, family and caregivers. She also enjoyed painting and poetry. She was an accomplished organist serving in several parishes throughout New Brunswick. Born in Stanley, NB in 1915, Kate moved to Fredericton at an early age. Kate had many cherished memories of her childhood years and her close friends from Waterloo Row. Kate was a primary school teacher on Grand Manan Island when she met and married Clifford Stanley of Grand Manan. Kate and Clifford were parted shortly after their marriage when Clifford was sent overseas at the beginning of the Second World War and Kate moved to Fredericton where, with constant help of her older sister Elsie and her brother-in-law Dr. Arthur Van Wart, she undertook the role essentially of a single parent until re-united with Clifford on his return from Europe in 1945. She and Clifford traveled extensively throughout Atlantic Canada with his position with the Customs Branch of the Federal Government and they lived in Grand Manan, River de Chute, Ottawa, Moncton and Halifax. Kate is survived and will be greatly missed by her son, C. William (Bill) Stanley; and her daughter in law, Barbara E. Stanley of St. Andrews, NB; her daughter-in-law, Elliette Portal Stanley of Toronto; by her seven grandchildren, Graham Stanley of Barcelona Spain, Malcolm Stanley of Toronto, Howard Stanley of Ottawa, Lindsay Willow Stanley of Martins River, NS, Jeffrey Bonham of Gondola Point, NB, Zoe Stanley and Martha Stanley both of Toronto; eight great grandchildren; and by her brother-in-law, Harry Stanley and his wife Marjorie, of North Head, Grand Manan; twenty nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their sincerest heartfelt thanks to Kate's caregivers, Paulette Boyd, Elizabeth Chambers and Jane Gillies for their warm and devoted care of Kate at Carleton Kirk, and more recently to the wonderfully caring staff at the Passamaquoddy Lodge. By request of the family there will be no visitation, however friends are welcomed to attend a memorial service to be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday January 20th, 2008 at All Saints Anglican Church, 77 King Street, St. Andrews, NB. Canon John Matheson officiating. A reception will follow immediately at the home of son Bill at 275 Pagan Street, St. Andrews,NB. The interment will take place at a later date in Fredericton Rural Extension Cemetery, Fredericton, NB and Grand Manan, NB. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carleton Kirk Seniors Residence Complex or Passamaquoddy Lodge, in St. Andrews, NB would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen,NB. (506-466-3110) On line condolences may be placed at www.humphreysfh.com
255 Lawrence Albert TAYLOR, 67, of North Head, Grand Manan, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning January 16th, 2008. Born at Seal Cove, he was the son of the late Wesley Taylor (1991), and Ophelia (Grey) Taylor. Mr.Taylor was a retired lobster fisherman, he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force 1960 to 1963 with the military police, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #44, Grand Manan, and was a member of the North Head Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Louise (Ingalls) Taylor at home; his mother, Ophelia Taylor, North Head; two daughters, Annette (Allen) Newman, Pauline (Jeff) Zwicker, both of Castalia; one son, Wallace (Cheryl) Taylor of Shediac; one step-daughter, Deborah Greene of Saint John; four step-sons, Wayne Badeau of Grand Manan, Michael, Roger, Darrel (Patty) Badeau all of Saint John; one sister, Carol (Calvin) Watkins of North Head; thirteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Friday, January 18th, 2 to 4, 7 to 9 PM, the funeral service will be held from the North Head Baptist Church on Saturday at 2 PM with Rev. Ron Ford officiating, interment will take place later in the spring in North Head Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca)
256 Margaret M. D'ENTREMONT, (68) of Seal Cove Grand Manan Island, passed away Monday, January 21, 2008, at the Passamaquoddy Lodge, St. Andrews. Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Eugenie d'Entremont. Margaret worked in her early years at the Algonquin Hotel, and later at Laura Secord in Toronto; when she moved to Grand Manan in the early 1970's, she settled in to Island life participating in as many social events as she could and had gained many friends through the years. She is survived by two sons; Rickey Harvey of Grand Harbour, N.B, Robert d'Entremont of Meteghan, N.S. Also her sister, Anna (Edward) Taylor of Saulnierville, N.S. She was predeceased in October by her friend and companion of many years Burton Daggett. Visiting hours will take place at the Seal Cove Baptist Church on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the Church on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 1:30 pm, with Rev Ron Ford officiating, and Rev. Peter Smith assisting. Interment will take place at the Hillside Cemetery in the spring. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
257 Gordon Stanley BAINBRIDGE, 54, of Seal Cove, Grand Manan passed away at the Grand Manan Hospital, Thursday, January 31, 2008 after a lengthy illness. Born at Victoria, BC, he was the son of the late Thornton Bainbridge and Agnes (Ward) Bainbridge of Ingalls Head. Gordon was employed at the Connors Bros., Seal Cove Plant and worked on the sealers in the processing line; he was a member of the Seal Cove Baptist Church. Survived by his wife, Teri Lynn (Frost) Bainbridge at home; his mother, Agnes Bainbridge, Ingalls Head; two daughters, Irene (Glen) Hartford of St. Andrews, Laura (Michael Stanley) Bainbridge, of Seal Cove; one son, Lloyd Bainbridge of Grand Harbour; three sisters, Agnes Melanson of Memramcook, Pat (Harold) Ingalls of Castalia, Irene (Lionell) Scott of Ingalls Head; three brothers, John (Sharon) Bainbridge of Woodstock, Russell (Priscilla) Bainbridge of Moncton, Gerry (Francis) Bainbridge Saint John, and Herbert (Cindy) Bainbridge of Seal Cove; nine grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Seal Cove Baptist Church on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, the funeral service will be held from the Church on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 2 pm with Rev. Peter Smith officiating, the interment will take place later in the spring at the Hillside Cemetery, Seal Cove. Following the service on Sunday there will be a reception in the Church Hall hosted by the Ladies of the Church, everyone is welcome to attend. The family has asked to have memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the N.B. Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
258 Harry Scott STANLEY, age 84, of North Head, Grand Manan Island, died peacefully at the Grand Manan Hospital on February 29th, 2008. Survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Marjorie (Zwicker); daughters, Dorrine Squire (Derek) of Greenwood, NS and Shelley Cook (Wayne) of Grand Manan, NB; sons, Michael (Diana) of Fredericton, NB, and Jon (Leslie) of Grand Manan, NB. Eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, many nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Bruce and Helen (Scott) Stanley, his sister, Alda (Ingersoll), and his brother Clifford. Harry served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1940 to 1946, and saw action in the North Atlantic, Bay of Biscay, and the Murmansk run, a proud member of the Haida's original crew; self-employed in Bruce Stanley and Sons' General Store from 1945 until his death and as insurance broker until 2002. He was a little league coach, an avid athlete in baseball, tennis, badminton, and curling. He was very active in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #44, Village Council, and the Grand Manan Rotary Club. Harry served the people of Grand Manan Island all of his adult life. He was devoted to his immediate and extended family, and mentor to many others. He touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew him. Harry's family will receive friends and relatives at the North Head Wesleyan Church on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the Church on Monday, March 3rd, 2008 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Mel Norton officiating and Rev. Ron Ford assisting. Interment will follow at the North Head Community Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
259 At the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen NB on February 29, 2008, Anne Hazel (Small) BIRD of St. George NB, wife of the late Mr. Carl G. Bird of Seeley’s Cove NB. Born at North Head, Grand Manan NB on December 23, 1920 she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Cora (Flagg) Small. A loving mother, grandmother and sister she is survived by two daughters; Tova M. Bird of Saint John NB and Arlene Boroska of Gardner NJ, three grandchildren; Kathryn, Lorraine and John, four great grandchildren; Chelsea, Ryan, Lauren and Kaitlyn all of New Jersey, two sisters; Clytie P. Kierstead of Blacks Harbour NB and Clarise Ferguson of White Rock BC, one brother Ronald Small of Gibsons BC. At Anne’s request there will be no visitation or service held. Donations in Anne’s memory may be made to the Charlotte County Cancer Society or a to a charity of the donor’s choice would appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of St. George Funeral Home & Crematorium (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB
260 Barbara L. BEGLEY of Reading MA, USA passed away at the Winchester Hospital, Winchester MA, she was 85. Born in Watertown, MA she was the daughter of the late Loring and Marion (Hopkins) Matthews. Barbara was an accountant for Sylvania Electric most of her working life. Later she enjoyed her summer months with her family at her summer home on White Head Island, where her door was always open and a warm smile welcomed anyone. She is survived by one brother, Mr. Raymond (Colby) Matthews of White Head Island, NB; one niece, Kimberly Wiggins; one nephew, Mr. Raymond Matthews, Jr. (Martha) of Newburyport MA, USA; her daughter's friend and companion, Daniel Pittore; several great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; daughter, Jane; one sister, Eleanor; one brother, Parker; and one niece, Susanna. Visiting hours will take place at the White Head Baptist Church on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the Church on Tuesday March 18, 2008 at 2 pm with Rev. Jim Appleby officiating. Interment will follow at the White Head Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Ells Funeral Home, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
261 Glendon E. FLAGG, 76, of Castalia Grand Manan Island passed away at his residence Sunday March 23, 2008. Born of the late Ainsley and Elva (Parker) Glendon grew up and with his family spending the summer months at Dark Harbour harvesting dulse, later in life he worked on the weirs, lobster fishing, and hand lining. He was an avid outdoors' man and loved hunting, fishing, and trapping along with country and western music, and enjoying western movies. He is survived by one son, Lance (Allison) Slack of Kitchener, ON; one sister, Mrs. Leola Wormell of North Head; one brother, Mr. Roland (Flora) Flagg of Castalia; two grand children, Ceilidh and Logan; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by six sisters, Kathleen, Lillian, Iva, Beatrice, Belva, and Mary. Also three brothers, Frederick, Rexford, and Leroy. Visiting hours will take place at Ells Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the North head Baptist Church on Friday March 28th, 2008 at 1:30 pm with Rev. Ron Ford officiating. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
262 At the Charlotte County Hospital on Tuesday, March 25th, 2008, Judson Alfred RUSSELL of the Valley Road, St. Stephen, NB. Born in Seal Cove, Grand Manan, NB he was the son of the late Henry & Abigail (Nickerson) Russell. Judson is survived by his brother William Russell (Hattie) of Lighthouse Road, Dufferin, NB; cousins, nieces and nephews; and a special friend Pauline Curran. He was predeceased by two sisters and one brother. Resting at Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB (506 - 466 - 3110) from where the service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 29th, 2008 at 2:00 pm. The interment will take place in Bocabec Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm. Donations to the NB Heart & Stroke Foundation, NB Lung Association or charity of the donors' choice would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be placed at www.humphreysfh.com
263 The death of Rev. Julian Gracen GREEN occurred at the Veterans Health Unit, Fredericton, Friday, March 28, 2008. Born in Grand Harbour, Grand Manan Island, January 15, 1913, Julian was the son of the late Audley and Carrie (Holmes) Green and husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Saunders) Green. Julian was a faithful member of the United Baptist Church Clergy for over 30 years having served churches in North River, St. Martins, Oak Bay, Salisbury, Millville, Pennfield, Hoyt and Fredericton Junction. During WW2, he was a member of the 90th Anti-Tank Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery and served his country in the south of England in 1940 and 1941. Julian was a proud member of the War Amputations of Canada and the Royal Canadian Legion. He is survived by his daughter, Joan (Garry Guild), sons, Richard (Patricia) and Burton and half-brother Steven Green. Julian was predeceased by his sisters, Royal and Isabel and great-grandson, Matthew Gallagher. He is survived by grandchildren, Deborah (Stephen) VanSlyke, Deidre Green (Shaun Gallagher), Deanna Green (Frank Vanderlaan), Dr. Peter Green and Sean Green; and great-grandchildren Jeremy and Kristen VanSlyke, Anna and Jonathan Gallagher, and Adam and Kate Vanderlaan. The family expresses sincere thanks to Julian's many devoted caregivers of the past decade. The DVA and Dr. Keddy provided outstanding support and care. Visitation will take place at McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home, Fredericton on Thursday, April 3, 2:30 PM to 4 PM and 7 PM to 8:30 PM. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 4 at 2 PM at McAdams Funeral Home. A reception will be held immediately following the service. Friends may wish to express sympathy by making a donation to Fredericton Meals on Wheels, 65 Brunswick Street, Fredericton, NB, E3B 1G5, to the Canadian Bible Society, 117 Germain Street, Saint John, E2L 2E9 or to a charity of the donor's choice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.mcadamsfh.com.
264 Nellie M. UPTON SHERMAN 96 went home to be with her Lord March 28, 2008 at Narraguagus Bay Assisted Living Facility in Milbridge, Maine. Born May 17, 1911 in Stewiacke, NS she was the daughter of the late Edmund Roy and Annie Isabella (Leake) Weaver. In 1930, she married Percy G. Upton. They lived on Grand Manan and raised their family there. Following Percy’s death in 1956, she moved to Fredericton, NB and married the late Clark A. Sherman in 1959 and moved to Eastport, Maine. In the later years of her life she moved to Cherryfield in 1994. Nellie will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her, and had a real talent for making her home a warm and inviting place. There was always a cup of tea and a plate of cookies for all who came by for a visit. She is survived by her children Lorraine Ingalls of Oshawa, ON, Dawn Frankland and husband Burton of Whitehead, NB, Russell Upton and wife Joyce of Stittsville, ON, Ronald Upton and wife Kathy of Cherryfield, ME, and stepson Clark Sherman and wife Susan of Pleasant Ridge, ME. She is also survived by 12 grand children, 13 great grandchildren, 6 great, great grandchildren, 2 step grandsons and their families, and 2 step great granddaughters and their families. Visiting hours will be held from Ells Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will take place from the North Head Wesleyan Church on Thursday April 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Karl Ingersoll officiating, interment to follow at the North Head Cemetery. Donations may be made to the North Head Wesleyan Church in Nellie’s memory. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
265 Bonna L. PARKER (77) of North Head Grand Manan Island, NB passed away at the Grand Manan Hospital Sunday April 20, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Laurence and Viola (Nee Roberts) Ingersoll. Working as a seamstress and raising her family Bonna will be sadly missed on the Island. With her warm smile and bright spirit she had an everlasting love for her family, friends, and community. One of her most significant accomplishments and expression of love was when she and Cynthia were instrumental in starting Alcoholics Anonymous on Grand Manan. She is survived by one daughter, Cynthia MacPherson (Roy) of St. Stephen, NB; two sons, Herbert (Susan), and Jeff (Treena) both of North Head, NB; one sister, Mrs. Roberta Bass also of North Head; five grandchildren, three step grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor, and her two brothers, Herbert and Lawson. Visiting hours will take place at Ells Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will take place from the Church of the Ascension on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 1:30 pm with Rev. Capt. Dana Dean officiating and Rev. Ron Ford assisting. Interment will follow in the North Head Community Cemetery. The family has requested donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, or to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
266 John James LEONARD Sr., 95, died June 2, 2008, in Southwest Harbor, Maine. He was born April 27, 1913, on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, the son of Edmund J. and Laura (Boynton) Leonard. John worked as a lobster fisherman, and built wooden lobster boats and rowboats. He enjoyed shuffle boarding, square dancing and woodworking. John is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Ferne (Rumill) Leonard; two sons, Howard E. Leonard of Bar Harbor, Maineand John J. Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Warner Robbins, Georgia.; one daughter, Janice Reed and husband, David, of Presque Isle, Maine; one sister, Alecha Joy and husband, John, of Orleans, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Karl, Shawn and Kevin Reed, Vicki Alley, Jeff Leonard, Jessica Casey and Lynn Tinkham; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by an infant daughter; a grandson, Mark E. Reed; two brothers, Howard M. and Harley H.; and two sisters, Thelma Schmidt and Celestia Mordaunt. Friends are invited to call 4-6 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert, Maine. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Height Cemetery, Southwest Harbor, Mainbe.. Contributions in John's memory may be made to Southwest Harbor/Tremont Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 437, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 or to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
267 The passing of Ida Beryl (Weaver) CURRIE, wife of the late George Herbert Currie, of Stanley, occurred on June 4, 2008 at her home. Born on March 29, 1915 in Storeytown, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Jennie (Witherall) Weaver. Ida is survived by three sons, Allan (Lois) Currie of Nashwaak Bridge, Paul Currie of Tyndall, MB and David (Susan) Currie of Stanley; one daughter, Susan (Bob) Wilson of Boissevain, MB; eight grandchildren, Andrew (Lisa) Currie of Airdrie, AB, Joanne (Scott) Williams and Mark Currie both of Fredericton, Allan (Kim) Currie of Winnipeg, MB, Steven, Brodie and Tari Wilson of Boiessevain, MB and Adam Currie of Stanley; sister, Anna Whitcomb of Pensicola, FL, USA; granddaughter-in-law, Andrea Currie of Tyndall, MB; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Ida was predeceased by daughter-in-law, Eleanor Currie wife of Paul; grandson, Shawn Currie son of Paul and Eleanor; sister, Helen Lindsay; brothers, Harold, Willie and Allan. Ida received her education in Storeytown (grades 1-8), finished her high school in Doaktown, and attended Normal School in Fredericton, 1932 and 1933. Her teaching career started in Russseltown in 1933, then to Blissfield, Ludlow, Cross Creek, White Head, Grand Manan, and East Bathrust. She had 17 years of teaching in Stanley at which time she retired in 1975. She had many fond memories of each place she taught and talked often of her students and the many people she met. Ida was an active member of the ACW; for her years of dedicated service to the Parish of Stanley WA-ACW, her name was added to the Roll of Honour of the Saint Thomas Anglican Church in March, 2005. She enjoyed her family, camping, knitting, art classes, and playing bridge. Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton on Friday, June 6, 2008 from 7 to 9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held from York Funeral Home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 2 pm with The Rev. Ranall Ingalls officiating. Pallbearers are Andrew, Mark, Allan and Adam Currie, Steven and Brodie Wilson. Interment will take place at St. Thomas Anglican Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances made to the CNIB or the St. Thomas Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com
268 Ella Maude GASKILL beloved mother, grandmother, and friend passed away Monday, June 30, 2008 at the Grand Manan Nursing Home. Born on June 8, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Oswald and Flora Parker. Ella grew up on Grand Manan and when she married Charles in 1934 they made their home in North Head. Loving and raising her family, working hard at dulsing, house cleaning, painting, and later working at the Connors Brothers Sardine Canning Factory, Ella always demonstrated her Christian faith, good values, and hard work could bring you through life. She attended the North Head Wesleyan Church, enjoyed baking for others, games of bingo, and knitting, she will be dearly missed, but when we all get to heaven we will see her again. She is survived by her three sons, Bowlen (Doris) Gaskill of North Head, George (Dorothy) Gaskill of Castalia, Eben (Bonnie) Gaskill of North Head; one sister, Mrs. Stella Avery of North Head. Eleven grand children, numerous great grand children, three great-great grand children, many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles. Also her sisters, Della, Nettie, Fern, Edith, Jessie, and Blake, and also her brothers Garfield, Harvey, and Cleveland. Visiting hours will take place at the North Head Wesleyan Church on Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the Church on Thursday July 3, 2008 at 1:00 pm with Rev Charles Bain officiating. Interment will follow at the North Head Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
269 At the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John NB on July 8th, 2008, Mr. Wilbert "Wib" Manson CHENEY, husband of Mrs. A. Pearl (Hobbs) Cheney of Pennfield NB. Born at Grand Harbour, Grand Manan NB on November 27, 1921, he was a son of the late Austin and Leona (Allen) Cheney. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, he is survived by his wife, Pearl; three sons, Vance (Emily) Cheney of St. Stephen NB, Carl Cheney and Brian (Sonja) Cheney both of Pennfield; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; one half sister, Maude Morse of Grand Manan; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Lysle Cheney. Before his retirement, Wib worked for Connors Bros. for a number of years. In 1967 he went to work at the new Blacks Harbour Arena where he was employed for more than 20 years as caretaker and arena manager. Wib will always be remembered as a hard worker who spent many weekends and weekdays running the day to day operation of the arena and who could be seen circling the ice on the Zamboni and sharpening hundred's of pairs of skates for many youths and adults throughout the area. Wib also enjoyed woodworking and taking nature walks. Resting at the St. George Funeral Home & Crematorium (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB from where the service will be held from the Gary E. Waycott Memorial Chapel on Thursday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Bruce Alcorn officiating. Visiting at the funeral home will take place on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In Wib's memory donations to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. (www.stgeorgefh.ca)
270 The death of Emerson "EM" Ward BENSON benformerly of Saint John West, husband of the late Dorothy Boyd-Merrill and Audrey Davidson-Larson, occurred on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Loch Lomond Villa Inc. Born at Seal Cove, NB, he was a son of the late Calvin and Mamie (Wilcox) Benson. Em was employed as a crane operator with Saint John Shipbuilding until his retirement. He is survived by one son, Richard (Jean) Benson of Langley, BC; three daughters, June Armstrong of Fort St. John, BC, Lynne (Paul) Gallant, Brenda (Paul) Seelye both of Saint John, NB; two sisters, Georgia (Basil) Foster of St. George, NB, Emily Green of Seal Cove, NB; eight grandchildren, Gregory Benson, Karen Benson, Christian Armstrong, Jon Armstrong, Randy (Katrina) Gallant, Sherrie (Raymond) Gallant, Jason (Tammy) Seelye, James Seelye; six great-grandchildren, Tristan Gallant, Brodie Beyea, Paige Seelye, Matia Seelye, Samantha and Kristi Carvell; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Eleanor Matthews, Elsie Grant and Ethlyn Dakin. Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held on Monday July 14th, 2008 from Brenan's Chapel at 11:00am. Interment will take place in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Grand Bay Baptist Church Memorial Fund. www.brenansfh.com
271 Ronald R. JONES, 78, passed away at his residence at North Head Grand Manan Island Monday July 14, 2008. Born at Grand Harbour he was the son of the late Robert and Estella (Green) Jones. Ronnie as he was known by his many friends served his community as a Village Councilor in North Head, worked as a fisherman, operated heavy equipment, drove tractor trailers, and later in his working life was an agent for a courier service on Grand Manan Island until his failing health could no longer allow him to work. For many years he could often be seen sitting in the early evening in front of his home enjoying the company of his family and would greet passers by with big smile and wave and could always make time for a visit for anyone who wanted to stay awhile. He will always be remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him. Survived by his wife Mary (Lambert), and his five daughters; Judith Dow (Rodney), Vicki, Rhonda Boynton (Kevin), Angela, and Linda Markee (James) all of Grand Manan Island. One brother Harvard (Glenna) of Fredericton, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one grand child Brayden Markee. Visiting hours will take place at Ells Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the Church of the Ascension on Thursday July 17th, 2008 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Captain Dana Dean officiating. Interment will follow at the North Head Community Cemetery. The family has requested that donations may be made to the NB Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
272 At the Dr. Chalmers Regional Hospital on August 6, 2008, Danny C. WILCOX of Fredericton passed away at the age of 59. Born in North Head, Grand Manan, on June 22, 1949, he was a son of the late Brenton and Flora (Hubbard) Wilcox. Danny was a welder by trade. He loved hunting and fishing, especially spending time on his boat at the Bay of Fundy, Mactaquac, or East Grand Lake. Survived by his spouse Karen (Daigle); dear companion Joy Booker; children Danny Alderman, Evan Vigieau, Shauna McAleer(Michael), Sherri Brawn, Chad and Troy Gallagher; sisters Lana Parks(Hugh), Theresa Wilcox, and Rosalie Wilcox; brothers Vaughan and Phillip Wilcox; three grandchildren; uncle Hazen Wilcox; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Robert Allen. Resting at Bishop's Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Road on Friday August 8th, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held from Faith Baptist Church, New Maryland NB on Saturday, August 9th at 2:00 PM with Rev. Larry Matthews officiating. Interment to follow in the adjoining Cemetery. For those who wish, Memorial donations can be made to a charity of the donors choice. www.bishopsfuneralhome.com
273 Stephen Lyle (Harve) HARVEY, 47, of Seal Cove, Grand Manan passed away Wednesday, August 06, 2008 at the Grand Manan Hospital with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Beverly Harvey and Marjorie (Myles) Harvey of Seal Cove, NB. He is survived by his mother, his wife Anne (Richard) Harvey at home, one daughter Christine Laffoley (Laurie) of Seal Cove, one son Karl at home, two sisters Nancy Harvey of Saint John, Linda Stackhouse (Kevin Sampson) of North Head. Three brothers, Myles (Dayle), Perry (Krista), Grafton (Dianne) Harvey all of Seal Cove, N.B. as well as two Grandchildren. Stephen was a member of the Seal Cove Wesleyan Church, and was employed at the Anchorage Provincial Park as Park Supervisor; he has worked there over thirty years starting his career as a summer student in 1977 until his failing health this year. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Thursday, August 7th, 2 to 4 PM, 7 to 9 PM. The funeral service will be held from the Seal Cove Wesleyan Church with Rev. Ward McComskey officiating on Friday August 8th, at 2 PM with interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Castalia, NB. The family would appreciate donations to the Charlotte County Cancer Fund. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, NB, E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca)
274 Marie Johanna (FLEET) RUSSELL, 90 years old, of Grand Manan Island, passed away on Tuesday evening, August 12th, 2008, at the Grand Manan Nursing Home, where she has resided for the past three and a half years. Daughter of the late John and Allegonda ( Ton ) Mourik, Marie was born in Holland and immigrated to Canada with her family when she was seven years old. They arrived on Cheney's Island in 1925, and Marie quickly learned English and would often make the crossing to White Head Island to sell milk and butter for her family. In 1936 Marie married Carl Fleet and moved to the village of Castalia, Grand Manan. Everyone who knew Marie and Carl has fond memories of good times with them at " the farm". They raised five children and spent many a summer picking dulse at Dark Harbour. Carl passed away in 1971, and in 1979 Marie married Ray Russell and moved to Seal Cove, where they spent the next twenty-six years together. Marie will always be remembered for her optimistic spirit, her great sense of humour , her big hugs and her homemade date- filled cookies. She will be sadly missed by two daughters Albertine (Gerald ) Griffin of Castalia and Alice Patterson of Riverview; two sons Ronald (Brenda ) Fleet of Riverview and Bev (Amy ) Fleet of Grand Manan; two sisters, Johanna ( Lawrence ) Morse of White Head and Artje Ingalls of North Head; one brother Bill ( Thelma ) Mourik of White Head; four step daughters, Mary (Stanley ) Green of Seal Cove, Joan (Robert ) Brown of North Head, Sandra MacDonald of Hopewell Hill, and Frances (Gerald ) Bainbridge of Saint John; fifty grandchildren and great grandchildren ; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of the Grand Manan Nursing Home, who loved her dearly and provided her with excellent care. Marie was predeceased by her husbands ; one son John Fleet; and two brothers, John Mourik Jr. and Harry Mourik. Visitation will take place at Ells Funeral Home on Thursday, August 14th, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the North Head Baptist Church at 1:30 PM on Friday , August 15th, 2008 with Rev. Ron Ford officiating, with interment to follow in the family plot Maple Grove Cemetery, Castalia, N.B. For those who wish , donations in memory of Marie may be made to the local charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca ).
275 The Rev. Kenneth J. FOOTE, 69, of Cedarwood Drive, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 4, 2008, at Saint John Regional Hospital. He was born April 10, 1939, in Seal Cove, Grand Manan, New Brunswick, the son of the late Otis Randal and Agnes[Obit #32] (Fraser) Foote. He studied at Bethany Bible College, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and in Sussex, New Bruns-wick. After attending Bethany Bible College, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, he was an evangelist with Youth For Christ, and then returned to Bethany Bible College, Sussex, New Brunswick, for his Bachelor of Arts in religion. While living in Vancouver, British Columbia, during the 1980s, he began his work on a Master of Theology degree through The Vancouver School of Theology. Rev. Foote was a minister with the Wesleyan and Free Methodist churches. He pastored across Canada and the U.S. at Stacyville Reformed Baptist Church, Amherst Wes-leyan Church, Tillsonburg Free Methodist Church, where he also had a radio broadcast, New Westminster Free Methodist Church, Fraserview Free Methodist Church and Powassan Wesleyan Church. During his time in the ministry, he expressed his love for life and reaching out to others as he expressed God's love for them. He would spend many hours in prayer for the lost, and studying God's word. Ken also had a love of animals; he had a pet eagle named Jim that he pulled from the nest and raised and three German shepherds, Silver, Charis and Tara. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Judith; sons, Daniel and his wife, Beverly, of Penobsquis, and Dwaye and his wife, Stefanie and Robert; daughter, Laura Lee, all of Saint John, New Brunswick; brothers, Theo-dore and Wilbur; four grandchildren, Ashley, Brianna, Caleb and Jacob; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Bernice. A celebration of Kenneth's life was held 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at First Wesleyan Church with the Dr. Rev. H.C. Wilson officiating. Interment took place at Browns Flat Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Wallace Funeral Home, Sussex, New Brunswick.
276 Beatrice Sarah BEATIE TAYLOR, 82, of North Head, Grand Manan Island passed away peacefully at the Grand Manan Hospital on Friday, September 5th, 2008. Born at Lockport, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late John and Violet (Scott) Stuart. Throughout her life she was a loving mother and wife to her family. One of things she enjoyed the most was to entertain people and often appeared at the Grand Manan Rotary Festival variety shows, and also dedicated many hours entertaining the residents of the Grand Manan Nursing Home with her skits, accompanied by her daughter Jocelyn. During her life she worked at many different jobs and later in life she was employed as the Activity Director at the Grand Manan Nursing Home for many years. In the summer months on Saturday mornings you could always find her at the Grand Manan Farmers market with her table of home cooking. She served the Lord at the North Head Baptist Church and always made herself available to help with any function in the Church. She is survived by her daughter Jocelyn Taylor of North Head; two sisters Mrs. Bonnie Hatt of North Head, Mrs. Alina Walker of Jordan Falls, NS, one brother Mr. Elmer Stuart (Dianne) of Lockport, NS. Also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Clifton, her son Vaughn, three brothers, Lionel, Charles and Pryor. Visitation will be held at the North Head Baptist Church on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, the funeral service will be held from the church on Monday September 8, 2008 at 2 pm with Rev. Ron Ford officiating. Following the service there will be a reception and all are welcome and invited for fellowship and refreshments. Intermit will follow at the North Head Community Cemetery. Beattie's family has requested donations may be made to the NB Heart & Stroke Foundation, or the North Head Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
277 Theodore Rosevelt (Fisher) GREEN, of Seal Cove Grand Manan Island passed away at the Grand Manan Hospital Friday September 5, 2008. Born at Seal Cove he was the son of the late Coleman and Ruby (Benson) Green. Fisher worked hard in the fishery all of his life as a lobster fisherman, ran scales for the Merle Corporation, and also worked in the weir fishery. He was very active in the community and served as Past President of the Grand Manan Curling Club, Past board member with the NB Fisherman's Loan Board, served on the Board of Director's for the Grand Manan Historical Society, Grand Manan Museum, and the Grand Manan Wildlife Association. An avid sportsman he enjoyed hunting and the fellowship it brought with his friends. Fisher was a member of the Seal Cove Baptist Church and served as a Deacon for many years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eleanor M. Green (Hatt) of Seal Cove; his two daughters, Lois Beechin (Kevin) of Seal Cove, Julie Russell (Troy) of Grand Harbour; one son, Lloyd Green (Pat) of Deep Cove; seven grand children, four great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by two grand daughters, Bridgett, and Destiny; three sisters, Mrs. Molly Laffoley, Mrs. Betty Ingersoll, Mrs. Margaret Guthrie; and one brother Morton. Visiting hours will be held from Ells Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, the funeral service will be held from the Seal Cove Baptist Church on Tuesday September 9, 2008 at 2 pm with Rev. Peter Smith officiating. Intermit will follow at the Hillside Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
278 Unexpectedly at his residence at St. George NB on September 12, 2008 Curtis Eugene INGERSOLL, husband of Mary B. (Morse) Ingersoll of St. George NB. Born on Grand Manan NB on September 30, 1936 he was the son of the late Wayne and Annie Mae (Beal) Ingersoll. A loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, he is survived by his present wife; Mary, two sons from his previous marriage; Wayne (Cheryl) Ingersoll and Kevin (Kelly) Ingersoll both of Calais ME., one daughter; Lynn (John) Paris of Sussex Corner NB, five grandchildren; Charissa, Johnathan, Nathan, Jacob and MacKenzie, one sister; Sheila Fleet of Maces Bay NB and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one sister, Rosilynd Farnsworth. Curtis was a self employed diesel mechanic who was well known throughout the area both by truckers and marine workers alike for more than 25 years. He enjoyed trucks and 18 wheelers and working on them. He was an avid animal lover who loved dogs. Curtis was a very social person who loved talking to people and catching up on the news. He loved spending time with his family. He was a member of the Wesleyan Church at Blacks Harbour. Curtis was often quoted as saying "If I'm going to do something I'll do it right the first time or not do it at all." Resting at the Wesleyan Church, Blacks Harbour NB from where the service will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 pm with Rev. Jeff Hoyt and Rev. Bruce Cheney officiating. Visiting at the church on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. In Curtis' memory, donations to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of The St. George Funeral Home & Crematorium (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB (www.stgeorgefh.ca)
279 Craig Douglas CHENEY, 82 formerly of North Head Grand Manan Island passed away at the Passamaquoddy Lodge, St. Andrews, NB on Monday September 15, 2008. Born at Grand Harbour he was the son of the late Almon and Margaret (Titus) Cheney. Craig is survived by his daughter Ms. Martha Cheney of Saint John, his three sons Mr. Kirk (Holly) Cheney of North Head, Mr. Jason (Adri-Ann) Cheney of Ottawa, ON, Rev. Bruce (Roxie) Cheney of Brown's Flat, NB. One sister Mrs. Madeline Gibson of Fredericton, NB, one brother Mr. Beverley Cheney of Red Lake, ON, and his grand children, many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his loving wife Muriel in 2002, and one son Beverly. The visiting hours and funeral service will be announced at a later time. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
280 At the Fundy Nursing Home, Blacks Harbour NB on September 22, 2008, Edith "Velda" (Green) RANDALL, wife of the late Loren "Kitchener" Randall, formerly of L'Etete NB. Born at Seal Cove, Grand Manan NB on March 19, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Schofield) Green. A loving mother, grandmother and sister, Velda is survived by one son, Wade (Joanne) Randall of L'Etete, two daughters; Mary (Dennis) Fosmark of Saint John NB and June Barrett of Back Bay NB, four grandsons; Stephen (Margo), Josh, Ryan (Mirinda) and Wayne (Aileen), five great grandchildren, one brother, Stanley (Mary) Green of Seal Cove, three sisters; Leah Ingersoll of North Head NB, Glenna (Harvard) Jones of Fredericton NB and Olive (Russell) Stein of Breadalbane NB, special nieces; Thresa and Velda, adopted daughter, Sheila, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In Addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by an infant daughter, Celia Margaret, one son, Nelson Randall, one sister, Elsie Brown, and two brothers; Austin and Malcolm. Velda was a member of the L'Etete Church of Christ and Women's Missionary Society and was very active in all church functions. She loved traveling and clogging and enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was also a devoted Blue Jay fan. Resting at the L'Etete Church of Christ, L'Etete NB from where the service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am with interment following at the St. George Rural Cemetery. Visiting at the church on Tuesday from 7-9 pm and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In Velda's memory, donations to the L'Etete Church of Christ or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home & Crematorium (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB (www.stgeorgefh.ca)
281 Frank Sheldon LOCKE of Castalia Grand Manan Island passed away at the Grand Manan Hospital Monday September 22, 2008. Born on August 25, 1924 he was the son of the late Ashton and Ida (Mason) Locke. He worked as interior and exterior decorator for most of his working life and later worked for 14 years as the maintenance engineer at the Grand Manan High School. He was a faithful servant of the Lord and his family and his home were the love and passion in life. Frank is survived by his wife Mrs. Marshell Locke, his daughter Ravona Green of Woodwards Cove, his son John Locke (Lorraine) of Miramichi. One sister Mrs. Marion Reppert of Castalia, two brothers Mr. Brenton Locke of Grand Harbour and Mr. Ray Locke of Castalia. Four grand children and nine great grandchildren, many nieces nephews and friends He was predeceased by one grand daughter Renee, two sisters Helen Richardson, and Katrina Locke, also two brothers John and Edison Locke. Visiting hours will be held at Ells Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the Central Wesleyan Church on Thursday at 1:30 pm with Rev. George Clark officiating and Rev. Ron Ford assisting. The interment will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery. Frank's family has requested that donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Canada. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
282 Miriam Anetta (Norma) COSSABOOM, 85 of North Head Grand Manan Island passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at the Grand Manan Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Lindsay and Marion (Archibald) Calder of Jacquet River, NB. She is survived by one daughter Miriam McCracken (Gary) of Sarnia, ON; two sons, Blaine and Blanchard Cossaboom of Sherwood, AL; and her granddaughter Molly McCracken. Norma was predeceased by her husband Eugene in 2007, her sister Vern, and also one brother Royce. The family is extending an invitation to meet friends and relatives to gather at the home of Kenneth and Elaine Brown, 402 Route 776, Grand Manan on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 from 1-3 pm. Interment will take place at the White Head Cemetery #188. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Ells Funeral Home, 1199 Route 776, Grand Manan, NB, E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116) www.ells.ca
283 Leila Gertrude HARVEY, 88, of Grand Harbour, Grand Manan Island passed away at the Grand Manan Nursing Home Thursday, October 30, 2008. Born of the late Walter and Nellie Small in Castalia. Before becoming a resident at the Grand Manan Nursing Home Mrs. Harvey resided in Grand Harbour. She was a member of the Grand Harbour Baptist Church and was actively involved with the Women's Missionary Society, and taught Sunday School classes. She is survived by her son Mr. Albert Harvey of Dartmouth NS, her sister Mrs. Hilda Ingersoll of North Head; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Foster in 1999, one brother Donald, and one infant brother. Visiting hours will be held at Ells Funeral Home Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the Grand Harbour Baptist Church Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Steve Brown officiating, interment will be held at the Maple Grove Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Grand Harbour Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, and N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
284 The death of Helene J. WILCOX occurred on Friday October 24, 2008 at The Saint John Regional Hospital. Born 1909 in Arlington, Mass., She was the daughter of the late Hiram and Florence (Pyne) Wilcox. Helene worked as a Missionary and served in The Maritimes, Newfoundland, Ontario, and The U.S.A. Helene is survived by nieces Maude (the late Gerald Hunter), Lillian (Albert) Wilcox and one nephew-in-law Lester Bass all of Grand Manan; ten grand nieces and nephews as well as several great grand nieces and nephews and cousins. Besides her parents Helene was predeceased by one brother Elmer Wilcox; one sister Edith Wilcox, nephews Albert Wilcox and Gerald Hunter and one niece Helen Bass. Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) where visitations will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday October 29, 2008 from 2-5 p.m. The Funeral Service will follow that evening at 7 p.m. Interment will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Hill Road, Grand Manan, N.B. on Thursday October 30, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Helene may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or The NB Heart & Stroke Foundation. Burial arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2.
285 The death of Douglas "Duke" FIELD, age 99, of Port Elgin, occurred on Grand Manan Island on Monday, October 27, 2008. Born in Port Elgin, he was the son of the late Harry and Leona (Allen) Field. Duke, as he was fondly known, was a carpenter by trade and in his quiet, gentle manner graciously served the people of the area. His family who were very special to him gathered at his farm at Indian Point for many good times Duke will be sadly missed by son, Robert (Sandra) Grand Manan Island, sister, Helen Walton, Port Elgin a half sister and brother, Isabel Peacock of Sackville, NS and Roderick Johnson of Port Elgin; grandchildren, Angela (Dwayne) Tate, Patricia (Tony) Doiron, Lindsay (Justin) Griffin; six great grandchildren, Mitchell, Matthew, Robbie, Madison, Thomas & Douglas. Besides his parents, he was pre-deceased by his wife Dorothy, daughter Wendy, grandson Douglas, sister Madeline and brothers, David and Ernest. Visiting hours will be held at the Jones Funeral Home in Port Elgin (538-2241) on Wednesday, October 29 from 7-9pm. The funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 11am with Pastor Carman Webb officiating. Burial will follow in the Fernwood Cemetery. Donations in Duke's memory may be made to The Grand Manan Nursing Home or the Grand Manan Rotary Club. For more information, please contact Jones Funeral Home, Port Elgin, NB at 506-536-1300 or www.jonesfuneralhome.ca
286 Berniece Mary THOMAS, 82, of North Head, Grand Manan Island passed away on Sunday morning November 2, 2008, at the Grand Manan Hospital after a lengthy illness, widow of the late Edgar Francis Thomas. Born at Grand Harbour she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Zelia (Wilson) Guptill. Berneice was a devoted mother and wife to her family as well as spending endless hours devoted to community activities. She was very active as a representative of the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation, the North Head Baptist Church, Sunday School, The Grand Harbour Baptist Sunday School, she was a former member of the Rebecca Lodge IOOF, a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #44, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Legion, Branch #44, she served in the Royal Canadian Army Women's Corp during the Second World War. She also served with the Royal Canadian Militia for over 23 years as a medical receptionist at the DVA Hospital, Saint John. Berneice was the proud recipient of the Queens Commission. Mrs. Thomas is survived by one daughter Carolyn (Walter) Morse of Grand Harbour; three sons, Rev. Rick (Sheila) Thomas of Petitcodiac, Kenneth (Dianne) Thomas, and Stewart (Carolyn) Thomas both of North Head, Grand Manan; one sister, Helen (Horace) Bagley of Saint John; three brothers, Keith (Phyllis) Guptill of Sussex, Clinton (Judy) Guptill, and Burton (Elizabeth) Guptill both of Saint John; as well as 12 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends and relatives at the North Head Baptist Church on Monday, November 2, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. From where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 12:30pm with Rev. Rick Thomas officiating assisted by Rev. Ron Ford, followed by a reception in the Church Hall. Interment will take place in the North Head Community Cemetery. The family requests donations are made to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or the North Head Baptist Church Memorial Fund. The funeral arrangements are in the care of Ells Funeral Home Inc., 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, NB, E5G 1G2. Condolences, donations and messages of sympathy also may be sent to www.ells.ca.
287 Allison Roland CAMPBELL, 68, of Seal Cove, Grand Manan Island, and formerly of Moncton, and Saint John passed away at the Moncton City Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Prince Edward Island he was the son of the late Maxfield and Mazie (MacNeill) Campbell. Al as he was known by everyone, was an employee of Thornes Hardware Ltd. for over 29 years in both Moncton and Saint John in the hardware division and then at Island Home Hardware, Grand Manan before his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Gail Diane (Ingersoll) Campbell at home, two daughters, Jennifer Gail (Bryant) Clain of Hillsborough, Andrea Dawn (Neil) Legacy of Riverview; one sister, Joan Campbell of Summerside; three brothers, Robert (Bob) of Miami, Ensor and Dale both of Summerside; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 4, from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 5, from the Seal Cove Wesleyan Church at 1:30pm with Rev. Ward McComiskey officiating. The family requests donations to the Charlotte County Cancer Society or to the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Ells Funeral Home Inc., 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, NB. Condolences, donations and messages of sympathy also may be sent to www.ells.ca
288 Lottie Loleta (Bishop) Huntley, 93, of St. Andrews passed away peacefully in Charlotte County Hospital on November 13, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. Lottie was born in Chipman, NB, January 9, 1915 and raised in Moncton. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Ethel (Demmons) Bishop and was the last remaining member of her immediate family. She moved from Moncton to Grand Manan after marrying Vance Rupert Huntley in 1933. She raised her family on Grand Manan then later moved to Eastport, Maine where she was an active community member. Upon retirement, she and Vance lived in St. Andrews where they enjoyed their remaining years together. Lottie loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was passionate about her Church, Bible study, her bridge games and the quilting groups she belonged to for many years. She made many friends through these organizations, all of whom will miss her. Lottie was a member of Pythian Sisters, St. Andrews Seniors, Spin Drifters, Shiretown Quilters, St. Andrews Baptist Church, Ladies Bible Study Group, Baptist Quilters, and International Square Dancers Association. Lottie was predeceased by two grandchildren, her husband, Vance and her son, Robert. Her special love was her family. She will be mourned by daughters, Joyce Tatton and her husband Gene of St. Andrews, NB; Jacqueline Cowie and her husband Eugene, of Kingston, NS; Janet Ingersoll of North Head, Grand Manan; and her son, Albion Huntley and his wife, Pauline, of South Portland, Maine. Lottie will be greatly missed by her 15 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Visitation in Lottie's honor will be held at the St. Andrews Baptist Church, King Street, St. Andrews, NB on Friday, November 14, 2008 from 2 to 4 . Funeral Service will be held at the church on Saturday November 15, 2008 at 2 PM. Interment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Grand Manan, NB on Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Andrews Baptist Church Building Fund, 115 King Street, St. Andrews, NB E5B 1X8 Arrangements in care of The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB. www.mehanfuneralhome.ca
289 James Wilfred BENSON of Seal Cove Grand Manan Island was called home to be with the Lord on Friday November 14, 2008 at the age of 78. Born of the late Walter and Kate (Benson) Benson in Seal Cove. Jimmy served the Lord and was a family man first and foremost. He was a faithful member of the Seal Cove Wesleyan Church family, was a Deacon and also an Usher at the church. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and for many years was well known in the Bay of Fundy fishing community as the Captain of the Connors Brothers Sardine Carrier “Haven Lady”. His warm friendly smile will be missed by his many friends and neighbors. He is survived by his loving wife Mrs. Frances (Cook) Benson at home. His three daughters; Kathy (Stephen) Brewer of Keswick Ridge, NB, Denise (Dana) Brown of North Head, NB, and Joanne (Alex) Daggett of Quispamsis, NB. Also his son Pete (Ginnie) Benson of Nashville Tenn., USA. Eleven grand children, eight great grand children, many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by two brothers Alfred and Cameron. Visiting will be held from Ells Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. The funeral service will take place on Monday November 17, 2008 at 2:00 pm from the Seal Cove Wesleyan Church with Rev. Ward McComiskey officiating. Interment will follow at the Spruce Grove Cemetery. Jimmy’s family has requested donations may be made to the Seal Cove Wesleyan Church, the Grand Manan Nursing Home, Gideon’s, or Bethany Bible College. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. E5G 1G2. (506-662-3116 or www.ells.ca )
290 Ardis Muriel Small, 89, of Seal Cove, Grand Manan NB passed away peacefully at home on Sunday evening. Born in Woodwards Cove she was the daughter of the late Percy and Elva (Ingersoll) Richardson of Woodwards Cove. Mrs. Small was a dedicated wife, mother and was employed at the Grand Manan Nursing home for over fifteen years as a Registered Nurses Aid. She was a member of the Immanuel Pentecostal Assembly, Grand Manan. She was predeceased by one sister, Doris (Dot) Thomas, and four brothers Farrell, Malcolm, Myles and Charles Richardson. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home on Tuesday, 2-4 PM, 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held from the Immanuel Pentecostal Assembly, Grand Manan, NB on Wednesday at 1:30 PM, with rev. George Clark officiating assisted by Rev. David Willinston. Interment to follow in the family plot Hillside Cemetery, Seal Cove, N.B. Donations to the Immanuel Pentecostal Assembly Memorial fund, N.B. Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Gideon Bible Society, or to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are in care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME INC. 1199 Route 776, Grand Manan, N.B. Condolences, donations and messages of sympathy also may be sent to www.ells.ca
291 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Madeline Gertrude Gibson on Sunday, December 7, 2008 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital following an eight month struggle with declining health. Born on January 31, 1923 on Grand Manan Island, she was the eldest child of Margaret (Maggie) and Almon Cheney. Following graduation from Saint John High School in 1941, she ventured to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal to be educated as a nurse. At her graduation in 1945, she was awarded the prize for excellence in bed-side nursing. In the early years of her career, she was a head nurse and night supervisor at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. Following her marriage to Frank B. Gibson in 1947, she moved to Fredericton where she enjoyed working as a private duty nurse. After the birth of her two daughters, she stayed "at home" for 12 years. Then, she returned to work part-time as a nurse in the office of Dr. Cecil H. Turner where, for 21 years (1964-1985), she assisted in providing primary heath care to many patients local and beyond. She was active in the Home and School Association, the local chapter of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick, the Retired Nurses' Group, and committees at Brunswick Street Baptist Church. She is survived by her two daughters, Cheryl of Fredericton and Marilynne and her husband, Steven Littlefield, of Hermon Maine; one brother, Beverley Cheney (Linda) of Red Lake, Ontario; six nieces and nephews; special cousin Maudie Morse of Grand Manan; valued friend from childhood, Esther Russell of White Head, Grand Manan; and close neighbours on King's College Road. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank, in January 1997 and by her brother, Craig Cheney in September 2008 and his wife, Muriel in November 2002. Madeline always took a genuine interest in others, was always willing to lend a hand, and quietly gave selflessly her entire life. No matter her circumstance, she accepted whatever befell her and responded always with strength, dignity and grace. There is no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at Brunswick Street Baptist Church on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Greg Geldart officiating. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Family Room of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Brunswick Street Baptist Church Building Fund or to the UNB Faculty of Nursing Community Health Clinic. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home (458-9170) www.mcadamsfh.com
292 Senior Chief Machinery Technician Ronald V. Upton, 62, died Dec. 22, 2008. Ron "Vern" was born June 6, 1946, in North Head, Grand Manan, New Brunswick, son of Percy G. and Nellie (Weaver) Upton. He moved to Eastport in 1959, where he attended Shead Memorial High School. In 1964, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. He retired in 1985 after 20 years of service to his country. After his retirement, he worked at several local area businesses. He is survived by his wife, Kathy (Brown) Upton of Cherryfield; sons, Ron Jr. and wife, Ana, of Yorktown, Va., Jarrod of Newport News, Va., and Joshua of Hampton, Va.; and two very special grandsons, Brody and Milo Upton. He is also survived by a brother, Russell Upton and wife, Joyce, of Stittsville, Ontario; sisters, Lorraine Ingalls of Oshawa, Ontario, and Dawn Frankland and husband, Burton, of White Head, (Grand Manan) New Brunswick; a stepbrother, Clark Sherman and wife, Susan, of Bingham; two brothers-in-law, Larry Brown and family, and Michael Brown and family, both of Cherryfield; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service with military honors will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Cherryfield Elementary School. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cherryfield - Narraguagus Historical Society, P.O. Box 96, Cherryfield, ME 04622 or Cherryfield Free Public Library, 35 Main St., Cherryfield, ME 04622. Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.
293 Phyllis Belva Zwicker of Moncton, passed away at The Moncton Hospital on Thursday, January 08, 2009 at the age of 97 years. Born in 1911 in Grand Harbour, Grand Mannan, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Agnes (Cheney) McLaughlin. After completing high school she attended Chipman Memorial School of Nursing in St. Stephen, NB. upon graduating in the 1930's she returned to Grand Manan, she then married Sumner H. Zwicker. Phyllis was a active member of the Seal Cove United Baptist Church and was involved in many community efforts while on Grand Manan. In 1954 Phyllis and Sumner with their family moved to Centreville, NB. She worked in the hospitals in both places. In 1971 she moved to Antigua, WI, where her husband was employed in the education system through CIDA. Since returning home in 1975 she continued to live in Moncton, Phyllis has developed many friends over the years and had been a regular supporter of Brentwood Baptist Church. Phyllis was noted for her keen sense of humor and her ability to bring on a smile by her repertoire of tasteful jokes. She is survived by two daughters Margaret A. (Levin) Frenette of Fredericton; Paula (Ken) Cameron of Moncton; son Dr. Dan (Penny) Zwicker of Lunenburg, NS. 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Sumner Zwicker; daughter Patricia (Dr. Don) Pendleton, great grand daughter Mallory Langner, five sisters Norma Anderson, Thelma Ellingwood, Edith Allaby, Jane Ellingwood, and Lorene Sawyer; brothers Lawrence and Meredith McLaughlin. There is no visitation at the request of the family. The funeral service will be held at Allison Church Dickson Blvd Campus on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 2:30 pm with Pastor Carolyn Steeves and Pastor Brent Hudson officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery Grand Manan later in the spring. In Phyllis's memory, donations can be made to Allison Church Dickson Blvd Campus(155 Dickson Blvd Moncton, NB E1E-2P9) or to N.B. Lung Association or charity of donor's choice would be appreciated by her family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home 171 Lutz Street Moncton, NB (506) 857-8564. Online condolences can be made via www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca
294 Bernice M.COOKE (89) passed away at the Passamaquoddy Lodge in St. Andrews NB. Sunday January 18, 2009. Born in Deep Cove Grand Manan Island she was the daughter of the late Mabury and Celia Russell. Bernice worked alongside her husband looking after lighthouse stations and providing love and care for her family. She was very involved with the Seal Cove Wesleyan Church throughout the years with Sunday School, prayer meetings, and most of all loving and worshiping the Lord. She is survived by her daughter Mrs. Patricia (Rev. Wayne) Briggs of Brown's Flat NB.; one sister Mrs. Nellie Hooper of St. Stephen, NB.; one brother Mr. Burton (Bessie) Russell of Angus ON.. Also her grandchildren Harvie W. Briggs of Kemptville ON., Deborah (Chuck) Rowlett of Raleigh NC, USA; her great grand children Mark, Eric, Kaitlin, and Jasmine Briggs. She was predeceased by her husband Harvie in 1999. Visiting will be held from the Seal Cove Wesleyan Church on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the church on Wednesday January 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Wayne Briggs officiating and Rev. Ward McComiskey and Rev. Charles Bain assisting. Bernice's family has requested donations may be made to the Water Waste Project at Beulah Camp, or to a charity of the donors choice. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME INC., 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. Condolences, donations and messages of sympathy also may be sent to: www.ells.ca.
295 On Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 Daina Knight walked gracefully into heaven. Daina, born September 21st, 1926 in Grand Manan, was the proud son of the late Elizabeth (Cheney) and Albert Knight. Daina was the loving and faithful husband of Marjorie (MacArthur) for 55 years and a loving and supportive father to Cheryl (Charlie) Miles, Gary (Anne), Mark and Andrew. He also loved his grandchildren, Michael, Jonathan and Luke Miles, Jennifer, Josh, Ryan and Kevin Knight, and Cole Knight. Daina was the loving brother to Madeline Morse, Kathleen (Galen) Hovey, Dorothy Kilpatrick, Meredith (Keith) McCollum and Edward (Donna) Knight; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. His extended family included many students attending UNB and STU, especially international students and their families. Daina grew up in St. John and graduated from St. John High School and Vocational School. He was proud of the time he served in the army. He attended UNB and played goalie for the Red Devils hockey team. In 1954, he moved to Fredericton to join NB Power's Head Office. After 39 years of service, Daina retired in 1987 as the Director of Transportation. He served as the President of NB Power's 25 year club. Throughout his full and active life, he freely shared his faith and wisdom. Some of his church activities included The Atlantic Baptist Convention, Lay Pastor for York Baptist Association and Executive Director of Christian Action Federation. In his home church, he served many years as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, and Youth Counsellor. Daina remarked that "it was never a sacrifice in serving the Lord" and that "his Best Friend was his Bible". Along with spending time with family and friends, he also loved the cottage, gardening, traveling, boating, inventing, sports and building. Visitation will be at York Funeral Home (302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton) on Sunday, January 25th, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The funeral service will be held at Greenwood Drive United Baptist Church (150 Greenwood Drive, Fredericton) at 1pm on Monday, January 26th, 2009. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation, Chalmers Foundation (Oncology), the Christian Children's Fund of Canada or the charity of the donor's choice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com (458-9538)
296 Blanche Gertrude Guptill, 91, of Grand Harbour, Grand Manan, passed away at the Grand Manan Hospital Jan 23, 2009, peacefully with her family by her beside. Born in Tiverton, N.S, she was the daughter of the late Capen and Vivian (Morse) Ossinger of Tiverton and White Head Island, N.B. Mrs. Guptill was a very loving mother and grand mother to her family and extended family. She was a devoted member of the Grand Harbour Baptist Church and also the United Baptist Ladies Missionary Society. Prior to her sickness she was an active member of the Happy Hour Seniors Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Bion Lee (Jack) in 1987. She is survived by her two daughters, Lorraine Greene (Dennis) and Patricia (Patsy) Lyon (Tony); one son, Gary Guptill (Carole) all of Grand Harbour, seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Jack; two sisters, Laleah Brown, Helen Morehouse; one brother, Mabury Ossinger and one grand son, Norman Wade. The family will receive friends and relatives at Ells Funeral Home, Grand Harbour on Saturday, 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the Grand Harbour Baptist Church on Sunday, January 25th at 1:00 pm with Rev. Ron Ford officiating, interment to follow in the family plot Maple Grove Cemetery, Castalia. Donations can be made to the Charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME INC. 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. Condolences, donations and messages of sympathy also may be sent to www.ells.ca.
297 Ella Cordelia MAKER passed away at the Grand Manan Nursing Home Friday January 16, 2009, she was 99. She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Bessie (Burton) Russell of Angus ON.; her son Mr. Thurman (Madeline) Harvey of Seal Cove, NB.; two sisters Mrs. Rhoda Zwicker and Mrs. Helena Leavitt. She was predeceased by her husband Donald; four sisters Gladys Green, Nordica Stephens, Ora Wright, Althea Thompson; and two brothers Leman Griffin, and Sherman Griffin. The family will announce at a later time in the spring the date and time of the services for Cordelia. Funeral arrangements are in the care of ELLS FUNERAL HOME INC. , 1199 Route #776, Grand Manan, N.B. Condolences, donations and messages of sympathy also may be sent to: www.ells.ca
298 Grace Agnes FLINN, wife of the late Ralph W. Flinn, passed away at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital on Friday, January 30, 2009 after a brief illness. Born at Taxis River, NB, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Ellen (MacDonald) Hinchey. Grace was the last surviving member of her family. She graduated from Normal School at the age of 17 and UNB with a BED in 1977. She began her teaching career at Green Hill, NB. She went on to teach at Grand Manan, Woodstock and Fredericton. She was the last teacher of the one room school house in Estey's Bridge, NB and retired from teaching at the Devon Elementary School. Following her retirement, she continued to substitute teach for several years. Her love of travel took her to Europe, Hawaii and many places in the US and Canada. Grace was a member of the Nashwaaksis United Church and the Eastern Star, Woodstock, NB, Toastmasters and Retired Teachers. Her smile will be forever missed by all who knew her. Grace is survived by her three sons, Ashley Flinn, Ken (Glenda) Flinn both of Fredericton, NB, Stephen (Christine) Flinn of Fort Sask, AB; two daughters,Verna (Gerald) Marchisio of Dover, NH, Carolyn Tyre of Fredericton, NB; grandchildren, Stuart Flinn of PA, Amy Flinn of CT, Darren Marchisio of OR, Karen of NH, Jon Tyre of ME, all in USA, Cheryl Reid of ON, Rick Flinn of Saint John, NB, Kim Springer of Fredericton, NB, Dr. Erica Tyre of ON, Jason Tyre of Fredericton, Krystal Dawson of Moncton, NB, Kevin, Natalie, Kenny, Alisha, Ryan, Stephanie Flinn all of Fredericton, NB; great grandchildren, Kristina, AJ, Kaliegh, Meagan, Andrew, Jackson, Cassie, Aliyah, Julia and Brooke. In addition to her husband and parents, Grace was predeceased by her son, Daryl and two daughters, Lorraine and Janice; brothers, Fred, Ray and Glenn; sisters, Chrissie, Della, Gertrude and Ellen. Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive on Sunday February 1, 2009 from 7 to 9 and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A Funeral Service will take place from York Funeral Home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 11am with Rev. George Feenstra officiating and Rev. Gil MacKenzie assisting. Interment will take place in the United Church Cemetery in Stanley, NB at a later date. Donations made to the Diabetes Association or to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com
299 At the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John NB, following a lengthy illness, on February 10, 2009, Mrs. Esther Mae (Wilcox) ALLEN, wife of the late Mr. Anderson W. Allen of Blacks Harbour NB. Born at Wood Island, Grand Manan NB on April 5, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Lealand and Clara (Schofield) Wilcox. A loving mother, grandmother and sister, she is survived by one son, William "Bill" (Barbara) Wilcox of Utopia NB, two daughters; Jane Allen of Saint John NB and Nellie R. Allen of Halifax NS, four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, three sisters; Kathleen Wilcox of St. George NB, Lydia Parker and Ella (Beverly) Cary both of Grand Manan NB, four brothers; Manson (Helen) Wilcox of Port Maitland NS, Lester (Betty) Wilcox of Pennfield NB, Walter (Alva) Wilcox of Moncton NB and Willis (Thelma) Wilcox of Grand Manan NB, special family friend, Donnie Munn and her beloved home care worker, Anne Grant, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two sisters; Alta Ingersoll and Little Nellie Wilcox, and by two brothers; Hollis and Donald Wilcox. In her earlier years, Esther worked for Connor's Bros. as a Sardine Packer and was a long time member of the Blacks Harbour Wesleyan Church, where she served on the Missionary Auxilliary and was a member of the Choir. She loved quilting and doing crossword puzzles and was an avid Domino player. Resting at the Blacks Harbour Wesleyan Church, Blacks Harbour NB, from where the service will be held on Saturday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Bruce Cheney and Rev. Jeff Hoyt officiating. The interment will be held at the Pennfield Rural Cemetery in the spring. Visiting at the church on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. In Esther's memory donations to Lupus Canada, The Canadian Alzheimer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home and Crematorium (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB (www.stgeorgefh.ca)

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