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BATES, Hannah Victoria BENEY, Nina Elizabeth BENEY, Otis Arnold
BERRY, James E. BOLES, Edward Lloyd BRADFORD, Benjamin Franklin
BRADFORD, Burrell Howard BRADFORD, Cora Sevella BRADFORD, Donald Edgar Sr.
BRADFORD, Ernest Linden BRADFORD, Harold L. "Hally" CLIFFORD, Stanley Omar
BRADFORD, Ernest Linden BRADFORD, Harold L. "Hally" BUSTARD, Clifford Gordon
  CLIFFORD, Stanley Omar  
COOKE, Madeline Orinda COOKE, Mildred Marguerite COULTON, Albert J.
COULTON, John E. CRAIG, Muriel Louise CONLEY, William Franklin, Sr.
DEVEAU, Prena Rose FRYE, Jean Winnifred GAGNE, Irene Faye
GAUDETT, Amy Arvella GAUDETTE, Agnes Loretta "Aggie" GREENE, Irma Mae
INGALLS, Fulton E. JUSTASON, Charles "Maurice" JUSTASON, George Washington
JUSTASON, Ida May JUSTASON, Kathleen Mae JUSTASON, Mildred Irlene
JUSTASON, Myrtle Marie LEAVITT, Beatrice Gladys LEAVITT, Blair Eugene
LEAVITT, Gerald LEAVITT, Melvin Vincent McGEE, Jeanne Audrey
McLAUGHLIN, Randall ROSS, Dorothy Alberta ROSS, Marilyn Beth
SCOTT, Madeline Averil "Maddie" SCOTT, Melvin Roy SEELEY, George Austin
STUART, Inez May THOMPSON, Adelia "Delia" THOMPSON, Alphonse Phillip
THOMPSON, Florence Lillian WALSH, Hazel Catherine WATSON, Ernest
WHITTIER, Garvin Lesley   YELDON, William Thomas "Bill"

BRADFORD, BURRELL HOWARD - After an illness of five weeks, Burrell Howard Bradford, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bradford, passed away at the St. John General Hospital on Saturday morning last. Surviving are his parents, three brothers, Roy, Fred and Harold, and three sisters, Donaldine, Anne Marie and Stella. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the residence of the deceased's parents, with Rev. H.S. Mullen of the Reformed Baptist Church officiating at the prayer service. Hymns sung were: "Does Jesus Care?", "Jesus Loves Me", "Some Day We'll Understand", and "No Disappointment in Heaver." Burial was made in the Baptist Cemetery here. Pallbearers were Eric Bradford, cousin of the deceased, and two uncles, Frank Burrell and Theodore Bradford, all of the 8th Anti-Aircraft Battery, Saint John, and an uncle, Winfield Bradford, a veteran of the First Great War. Rev. H.S. Mullen presided at the graveside prayers and the hymn "The Eastern Gate" was sung by the choir.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - December 19, 1940. 

BRADFORD, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - The death of Benjamin F. Bradford, one of the village's oldest residents, occurred early Monday morning last after a lingering illness at the advanced age of 89 years, 8 months and 27 days. Mr. Bradford was born at St. Andrews and followed the sea in his younger days, but for the past 46 years he has lived in Black's Harbour. He is the last of his generation and his wife predeceased him 42 years ago. Surviving are four sons, Capt. Beryn Bradford of New York, William J. Bradford of California, Roland H. Bradford, Black's Harbour and Horace P. Bradford of Robbinson, Maine; three daughters, Mrs. Alden S. Dinsmore of Lubec, Maine; Mrs. Alice M. Spray and Mrs. Edward T. Thompson of Black's Harbour; also 26 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
    Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the home of his son, Roland H. Bradford and also from Calvary United Baptist Church where the service was conducted by the Rev. Harold Westrup. Interment was made in the old Baptist burying ground.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - September 25, 1941. 

BRADFORD, ERNEST LINDEN - Black's Harbour, Oct. 27 - The death of Ernest Bradford, occurred on Thursday last after a lingering illness at the home of his mother, Mrs. Lola Bradford. Born here forty years ago, Mr. Bradford had spent almost his entire life in Black's Harbour. Besides his mother he is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Warren Justason, Mrs. John Justason, Mrs. Wesley Leavitt and Mrs. Chipman Brewer, all of Black's Harbour, and Mrs. Wendall Eastabrooks of Marysville; and six brothers, Victor, Walter, Myles, Donald and Theodore, of Black's Harbour, and Harold Bradford of Oak Bay. He was predeceased by his father, Martin Bradford, two brothers who were killed in the First Great War, and two sisters and two brothers who died in early childhood.
    Funeral service were held Sunday afternoon from the Calvary United Baptist Frances M. McLean Memorial Church, Rev. H.A. Westrup officiating, assisted by Rev. H.C. Mullen and Rev. William Ring. A male quartet sang "Going Down the Valley One by One" and the choir sang "Good Night and Good Morning" and "The Christian's Goodnight". Many floral and spiritual tributes attested to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The scripture text was taken from the Twenty-Third Psalm: "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil."
    Interment was made in the new Baptist Cemetery. The pall-bearers were five brothers, Walter Bradford, Donald Bradford, Harold Bradford, Myles Bradford and Gunner Theodore Bradford, and one nephew, Lance-Corporal Eric Bradford.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - October 30, 1941. 

Long Illness Fatal To Black's Harbor Man

    Black's Harbor, March 11 - The death of Stanley Omar Clifford occurred at his home here on Wednesday morning, March 6, of a heart condition which had made him an invalid for the past eight years. A man of friendly and likeable disposition he will be missed in the community.
    Born in Tiverton, N.S. on September 13, 1904, he was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clifford and with the family moved here 24 years ago and was employed with Connors Bros. Limited. In August, 1926, he was united in marriage at Black's Harbor with Miss Mary Gaudett of Weymouth, N.S., and besides his wife and parents he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lindsay Morehouse, of Black's Harbor, and a nephew.
    The funeral services was held on Saturday afternoon from the house at 2:30 p.m. to Calvary United Baptist Church, where service was conducted at 3 o'clock by the pastor, Rev. Claude Troupe Olmstead. Interment was in the Baptist Cemetery. The bearers were Norman Nickerson, Alden Justason, William Conley, Mendell Morehouse, Earl W. Watson and Richard Small. There were many beautiful floral tributes including wreaths from the Calvary United Church, Reformed Baptist Church, the management of Connors Bros. Limited and various departments.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - March 14, 1946. 

Mrs. Melvin Stuart Dies In Saint John Hospital

    Black's Harbor, April 8 - The funeral of Mrs. Melvin Stuart of Black's Harbor was held at the Pentecostal Church here Tuesday, April 2, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Wm. H. Ring, pastor of the church, was assisted by Rev. Claude Troupe Olmstead of the Calvary United Baptist Church and Rev. H.S. Wilson of the Reformed Baptist Church, and music was rendered by a mixed choir from the churches who sang "Jesus Lover of My Soul", "Rock of Ages", and "The Last Mile of the Way".
    Mrs. Stuart, formerly Inez May Seeley, was the daughter of Mrs. Louisa (Berry) Daley and the late Arthur Seeley, of Black's Harbour, and was born at Musquash August 4, 1917. She was united in marriage with Melvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stuart, of Pennfield, in August, 1938, and had been a patient in the County Hospital, East Saint John for nearly three years.
    Besides her husband and two children, Margaret Rose and David Allen, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Daley, and step-father, Thomas Daley; a brother, George Seeley, of Black's Harbour, and three sisters, Mrs. William (Alice) Fiander of Bocabec, Mrs. Wilfred (Mildred) Gaudett, of Black's Harbour, and Mrs. Roy (Grace) Leslie of Back Bay. Also James, Ernest, Darrol and Carroll Daley, of Black's Harbour, Mrs. Stillman Hooper of Back Bay, and the Misses Helen and Bernice Daley of Black's Harbour.
    Interment was made in the Baptist Cemetery here, the bearers being Stillman Hooper, Roy Leslie, Wilfred Gaudett and Robert Stuart.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - April 11, 1946.

John E. Coulton, 76, Dead At Black's Har.
Native of P.E.I. Leaves Wife, Five Sons and Five Daughters

    Black's Harbor, Sept. 21 - The death of John E. Coulton occurred at this home here early this morning. Although in poor health for a number of years, he was active until three weeks ago, when he suffered a shock from which he did not rally. A quiet, home loving man, he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
    He was born in West Devon, P.E.I., on February 1, 1870, and lived there until moving to Black's Harbour ten years ago. On October 21, 1912, he was united in marriage with Miss Annie Gillcash of Glenwood, P.E.I., who survives him. He is also survived by five daughters, Mrs. John Niles, Roxbury, Mass., Mrs. William Purcell, Needham, Mass., Mrs. Allen Rushton, McAdam Jct., N.B., Mrs. Elton Waite, of O'Leary, P.E.I. and Mrs. Percy Leavitt, Black's Harbour, and five sons, John, Oxford Jct., N.S., Albert, Stewart, Ray and Walter all of Black's Harbour. Five sisters and one brother and a number of grandchildren also survive.
    The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with service at the house conducted by Rev. Claude Troupe Olmstead. The four sons, Albert, Stewart, Ray and Water will be pallbearers. Interment will be in the Baptist cemetery.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - September 26, 1946.

BERRY, JAMES E. - Black's Harbor, Oct. 12 - The funeral of James E. Berry, who passed away unexpectedly at the Chipman Memorial Hospital on Monday morning, Oct. 7, at 3:30 o'clock, was held from the home of his sister, Mrs. Thomas Daley, on Wednesday afternoon to the Reformed Baptist Church. Service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. H.S. Wilson, assisted by Rev. Wm. Ring. Rev. F.A. Dunlop, and Rev. W. Randall. Favorite hymns were sung. The pallbearers were Bernard White, Lendley Bent, Luther Seelye and Herman Markee. Interment was in the local cemetery.
    He was born in Yarmouth, N.S. on March 8, 1878, and lived there until coming to Black's Harbor a number of years ago, to work for Connors Bros., and make his home with his sister. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Arthur of Shelburne, N.S., and Wilfred of Yarmouth, N.S., one brother, Henry, of Flume Ridge, N.B., four sister, Rose, Montreal, Que., Mrs. Marshall Nickerson, Ontario, Mrs. Leon Surette, Yarmouth, N.S., and Mrs. Thomas Daley, Black's Harbour, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was of a quiet disposition and a friend to all who knew him.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - October 17, 1946. 

FUNERALS HELD FOR MISHAP VICTIMS - Funeral services for two of the three victims of a traffic accident here Friday morning were held yesterday afternoon.  Linda Wasson, 15, of Pennfield and Randall McLaughlin, 16, of Blacks Harbour, died as a result of injuries received when the car in which they were passengers struck a culvert.
    Service for Miss Wasson was conducted in Pennfield United Baptist Church by Rev. William L Randall, of Harvey Station. Pallbearers were Dyrlin Justason and Aubrey Hatt, both of Pennfield, and uncles William Wasson, Advocate, NS, Clifton Wasson, Elmsdale, NS, Arlie and Trueman Wasson, both of Truro, NS. Interment was in the church cemetery.
     Service for Mr. McLaughlin was conducted from the Reformed Baptist Church, Blacks Harbour, by the pastor Rev. William Morgan , assisted by Rev. Arthur McElroy, pastor of United Pentecostal Church. Pallbearers were Alvin Stewart, Blacks Harbour, and cousins Austin and Elwood Merrill, Blacks Harbour, Jarvis Wilson, Honeydale, Wilfred McLaughlin, Halifax, and Raymond Morrow, Oak Bay. Interment was in the Community Cemetery.
    Funeral service for Gerald Leavitt, 16, who was driver of the car, will be held this afternoon from Calvary United Baptist Church here. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Watson Leavitt, Blacks Harbour.
    An inquest into the mishap will be conducted by coroner Dr. R D Smith, of St. George, at 7 pm, Tuesday in the Blacks Harbour fire hall.

McLAUGHLIN, RANDALL - The community was saddened by the death of Randall McLaughlin, only son of Mrs. Jennie Morrow McLaughlin, formerly of Harvey Station and Fred McLaughlin, formerly of Honeydale.
     Born at Bonny River, Dec. 1, 1941, he was of a cheerful disposition and gained many friends among teenagers and older folk alike. He was employed by Connors Bros. Ltd.
    Surviving besides his parents are his grandmother, Mrs. Lucinda McLaughlin of Honeydale, along with several aunts and uncles and cousins.
     Pallbearers were five cousins, Austin and Elwood Merrill, Raymond Morrow, Wilfred McLaughlin , Jarvis Wilson and Alvin Stewart.
     Prayers were held at the home of his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Merrill, with service at Reformed Baptist Church conducted by Rev. William Morgan assisted by Rev. A McElroy of the Pentecostal Church. The church choir sang three selections.
     Floral tributes were many and beautiful. A large crowd gathered to pay their last respects. Those attending from various points were relatives and friends from Woodland, St. Stephen, Nova Scotia, Honeydale, Rollingdam, Milltown, and Harvey. Interment was in Blacks Harbour Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen) - September     , 1958.

FINAL TRIBUTE PAID ACCIDENT VICTIM - A large number of parents and friends gathered at the Calvary United Baptist Church here Monday to pay final tribute to Gerald Leavitt, the third victim in an accident which occurred here early Friday morning. He was in his 19th year.
    The service was conducted by Rev. William Morgan, pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church here and by Rev. Arthur McElroy of the United Pentecostal Church here.
    Funeral services for the other victims, 15-year-old Linda Wasson of Pennfield, and Randall McLaughlin, 16, of Blacks Harbour, were conducted Monday.
    Mr. Leavitt was an employee of the Connors Bros. plant here. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Watson Leavitt; one brother, Blair; two sisters, Mrs. Vincent Beney and Linda Leavitt, all of Blacks Harbour.
    A large number of floral tributes and messages of sympathy were received.
    Pallbearers were Albert Coulton Jr., Back Bay, Willard Barrio, Allen Gaudett, Joseph Cook, Thomas Glennie and Frederick Hennessey, all of Blacks Harbour. Interment was in the Community Cemetery here.
Courtesy of: P. Dale Wright.

McGEE, JEANNE AUDREY - Dated March 27, 1956 - Blacks Harbour - The death of Jeanne Audrey McGee occurred at the Saint John General Hospital. Jeanne was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll McGee, Sr. And was 15 years of age. She was a pupil in Grade 8 and belonged to the Girl Guides.
    Prayers at the house were conducted by Rev. F W Greer Hutchinson, assisted by Rev. W H Ring. A quartet composed of Mrs. Bert Gallagher, Mr. and Mrs. Shaw and Richard Small sang "Lily of The Valley".
    The service was conducted in the Calvary United Baptist Church by the pastor, Rev. F W G Hutchinson.
    Pallbearers were Bobby Leavitt, Garry Nickerson, Eugene Leavitt, Melville Johnson, Vernon Spear, and Fred Hennessey. Pupils of Grade 8, with their teacher, Wayne Guptill, attended in a body. Interment was in the local cemetery.
    Besides her parents, she is survived by one sister, (June) Mrs. Robert Latta, Ottawa, three brothers, Carol Jr., Richard and James of Blacks Harbour.
    Among the floral tributes received were those from pupils of Grade 8, Reformed Baptist Church, Pentecostal Church, United Baptist Church, various departments of Connors Bros. factory, Girl Guides, and Connors Bros. store staff.

MRS. C J WALSH DIES AT AGE 46 - Dated August 26, 1959 - Blacks Harbour - Many relatives and friends throughout the county and in other sections of the province, as well as in Nova Scotia, regret the death of Mrs. Hazel Catherine Walsh , wife of Clarence J Walsh of Blacks Harbour, which occurred at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Saint John, where she had been a patient for several days.
    A daughter of the late Frederick J and Clara (Shackle) Edwards of Harrow-on-the-Hill, London, England, Mrs Walsh was 46. She was born in Saint John.
    Surviving are her husband; four sons, John, Clarence, Brian and Leslie, all at home; three daughters, Mrs. Shirley McKinley (Mary) of Blacks Harbour, Mrs. Leonard Reynolds (Valerie), Phillip’s Harbour, NS, and Miss Cheryl Walsh at home; three brothers, Walter Edwards, of Saint John, Jack Edwards, Montreal, and Bertram Edwards, Halifax; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Fraser and Mrs. Jessie Frye , Saint John; three grandchildren and nephews and nieces.
    The largely attended funeral was held from her home to Calvary United Baptist Church, where service was conducted by elders of the Saint John branch of the Mormon faith, assisted by Rev. Alfred Olley, vacation supply pastor of Calvary United and Rev. A D Cann , pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church.
    Pallbearers were Floyd Hanley, Back Bay, Richard Howland, Fredericton, William McKinney and Gordon Fraser, Saint John, Cpl. Fred Smith, Camp Gagetown, and Pte. Kenneth Cooke, Petewawa, ON. Burial was in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery.
    Included among the many floral tributes were those received from Calvary United Baptist Church; Willing Workers Class and Woman’s Missionary Society of the church; Connors Bros. factory employees; Labeling Room employees of Connors Bros. factory; department of public works, Spruce Lake; Blacks Harbour Manufacturing Company; the Church of Jesus Christ, Saint John; Connors Bros. store staff; Blacks Harbour Canadian Legion; Ladies Auxiliary of the Legion.
    Relatives and friends attended the funeral from Saint John, Fredericton, Phillip’s Harbour, and Halifax, NS, Pennfield, Beaver Harbour, Back Bay and from sections of Ontario.

CONDUCT SERVICES FOR ERNEST WATSON - Dated August 29, 1959 - Blacks Harbour - Funeral services for Ernest Watson was held in Calvary United Baptist Church with the minister, Rev. Maxwell Nesbitt, officiating.  Prayers were said at the house prior to the service.
    Mrs. Edmund Bradford, church organist, played appropriate music and the church choir sang several selections. A guard of honor was formed by members of Orange Lodge No. 92, of which Mr. Watson was a member.
    Mr. Watson was born Nov. 12, 1903, at Second Falls, son of Mrs. Caroline Watson of St. Andrews and the late William Watson. He was a resident of Blacks Harbour for a number of years and a faithful member of Calvary United Baptist Church.
    He is survived by his wife, the former Clara Gaudett; two daughters, Mabel, Mrs. William Conley , and Myrtle, Mrs. Lester Deveau, both of Blacks Harbour; two granddaughters and two grandsons; his mother, Mrs. Caroline Watson of St. Andrews; two brothers, John Watson of Beacon Falls, Conn. and Chester of Los Angeles, Cal; six sisters, Mrs. Mabel Salanardi of Connecticut, Mrs. Ann Palmerson of Los Angeles, Mrs. Myrtle Snedker of Long Island, NY, Mrs. Thelma Beckwith of Seymour, Conn. and Mrs. Ethel Hudson, also of Seymour.
    Pallbearers were Eldon Leavitt, Alden Justason , John Irving, Herman Stewart, Isaac Stewart, and Dan Wilcox, all members of the Orange Lodge. Service at the grave was conducted by the lodge members. There was a profusion of floral tributes.

FINAL TRIBUTE PAID BLAIR E. LEAVITT - Blacks Harbour - The largely attended funeral of Blair Eugene Leavitt was held at the Calvary United Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Nesbitt, assisted by Rev. Cann of the Reformed Baptist Church.
    Relatives and friends were deeply saddened by the death, which occurred at the Saint John General Hospital Oct. 28, following a hunting accident Oct. 1.
    The choir of the church rendered two hymns and a solo was sung by Mrs. Lyla Cross at the graveside.
    Born at Blacks Harbour in 1942, the deceased was the youngest son of Watson and Thelma (Wright) Leavitt. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Vincent Beney, Whitefish, Ont.; Linda at home; his grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Grovenor Wright, Beaver Harbour; and a number of uncles and aunts and cousins. His older brother predeceased him two years ago following an automobile accident.
    The pallbearers were Joseph Cook, Allan Gaudett, Tommy Glennie, Fred Hennessey, Eugene Laskey and Kenneth McGarrigle.
    Many beautiful floral tributes were received, including pieces from the different departments of Connors Brothers factory where he was employed; the staff of Connors Brothers Store, and Connors Brothers factory at Back Bay. Also from relatives in Sunbury, Ont., and Detroit, Mich. as well as relatives and friends in the surrounding districts.
    Among those attending the funeral from outside points were relatives from Sunbury, Chelmsford, Preston, Bracebridge, Ont., and from St. George, Back Bay, Maces Bay, Pennfield and Beaver Harbour. Interment was in the family lot at Blacks Harbour.
SOURCE: Courtesy of P. Dale Wright.

DEVEAU, PRENA - At the Fundy Hospital, Blacks Harbour, Feb. 17, 1963, Prena, daughter of Donald and Cora Bradford of Blacks Harbour, survived by her husband, her parents, four brothers, seven sisters, her maternal grandmother, several uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.
    Resting at the home of her parents at Blacks Harbour until Tuesday when prayers will be said at 2 pm followed by service in the United Baptist Church, Blacks Harbour. Interment in Blacks Harbour Cemetery.

BLACKS HARBOUR MAN PASSES - Dated 1963 - The death of Edward Lloyd Boles occurred suddenly at his home on Feb. 24 at Blacks Harbour. He was 72 years of age, son of the late Harvey and Elizabeth Boles of Pleasant Ridge. Born at Clarence Ridge Aug. 1, 1890, where he spent most of his life farming and lumbering until the last few years he has lived at Blacks Harbour. He served with the Canadian Army in the First World War (1914-1918).
    He was married to Carrie Edith Essensa of Elmcroft Aug. 7, 1918, who predeceased him one year ago. He is survived by one son, Hazen; two grandchildren, Jane and Kenneth; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Murphy, Bay Road, and Mrs. Charles Stewart (Pearl) of Pleasant Ridge; two brothers, William of Flume Ridge, Harvey of Saint John; as well as several nieces and nephews. Prayers were held at the home of his son Hazen, where the body rested followed by service at Calvary United Baptist Church with Rev. Cann officiating.
    The choir sang two favorite hymns, "Safe In The Arms Of Jesus" and "Good Night and Good Morning". Interment in the family lot in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery.
    Pallbearers were Philip Murphy, Alvin Murphy, Milton Stewart, Herman Stewart, George Johnston, and Albert Johnston.
    Many beautiful floral tributes were received from relatives, friends and neighbours as well as Gideon Bibles and Memorials.

INGALLS, FULTON EARL - At his residence, Blacks Harbour, March 11, 1963, Fulton E Ingalls, son of the late Turner and Annie (Guptill ) Ingalls of Grand Manan, survived by his wife, two daughters, one brother, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
    Resting at his residence, Blacks Harbour, until Wednesday, when prayers will be said at 2 pm, followed by service in the United Baptist Church. Interment in the Community Cemetery, Blacks Harbour.

COULTON, ALBERT - At St. Joseph’s Hospital, Saint John, April 24, 1963, Albert Coulton of Back Bay, Charlotte County, son of Mrs. Annie and the late John Coulton of Back Bay, survived by his wife, two sons, eight daughters, his mother, three brothers, one sister and several nephews and nieces.
    Resting at his residence, Back Bay, where prayers will be said Friday at 2 pm followed by service in the United Calvary Baptist Church, Blacks Harbour. Interment in the Community Cemetery, Blacks Harbour.

CRAIG, MURIEL - At the Saint John General Hospital, June 16, 1963, Muriel, wife of Oscar Craig of Blacks Harbour, daughter of the late George and Josephine (Kernighan) Taylor of St. George, survived by her husband, two daughters, five grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters, several nieces and nephews.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, Main Street, where prayers will be said Wednesday at 2 pm, followed by service in the United Baptist Church, Blacks Harbour. Interment in the community cemetery.

GAUDETT, AMY ARVELLA – A wide circle of relatives and friends were saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Amy Arvella Gaudett, which occurred on Jan. 8, 1979, in the Collingwood Nursing Home at Pennfield, following a period ill health. Mrs. Gaudett, the widow of William Henry Gaudett, was in her 84th year. She was born at Woods Island, Grand Manan, May 26, 1885, the daughter of the late Rubien Clifton Wilcox and Sarah Jane (Wilcox) Wilcox. She had been a resident at Blacks Harbour for the past seventy-seven (77) years. She was a member of the Wesleyan Church and of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Church. Her husband died July 4, 1960. Surviving are two sons, Ronald J. of Blacks Harbour and George C. of Hillsboro. Ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; three brothers: Max Wilcox, of Toronto; Asten Wilcox of St. Stephen and Daniel Wilcox of Blacks Harbour, several nieces and nephews.
    The funeral, which was largely attended, was held from the St. George Funeral Home at St. George to the local Wesleyan Church for service with the pastor, Rev. John A. Fancy officiating. The church choir sang the hymns, "I Won’t Have to Cross Jordan Alone", and "How Great Thou Art". With a duet entitled, "Sheltered in the Arms of God", sung by Mrs. Ralph MacVicar and Mrs. Frank Stevens. Six nephews served as pallbearers, Ernest and James Gaudett, Lewis and Maurice Justason; John and Charles Gaudett. Interment was in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery.
A    mong those attending the funeral were relatives and friends from Hillsboro, Moncton, Lepreau, Pocologan, Grand Manan, Deer Island, St. George, Campobello, New River, Saint John and Beaver Harbour.

BENEY, NINA ELIZABETH - The death of Nina E. Beney occurred at Fundy Hospital, Black's Harbour, on May 25, 1984.
    She was born on Jan. 12, 1921, the daughter of the late Perley and Mary (Carlow) Moraisey of Crawford, Me.
   She is survived by her husband, Otis, one daughter (Lois), Mrs. Arthur Williams of Pocologan; One son Carl of Pennfield; five grandchildren; two brothers, Alfred Moraisey of Oakfield, Me. and Walter Moraisey of Crawford;  two sisters, (Etta) Mrs. Edward Chase of Portland, Me., and (Christine) Mrs. Howard Niemoeller of Lawrence, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews.
    The largely attended funeral was held at the Wesleyan Church, Black's Harbour, with Rev. Tim Donovan officiating, assisted by Rev. W. L. Fernley and Rev. R. J. Roach.
    Two hymns were sung, The Last Mile of the Way and Sheltered in the Arms of Jesus by Mrs. Leo Wilcox and Mrs. Arthur Card .
    Interment took place in the Black's Harbour Rural Cemetery.
    Pallbearers were Anderson Allan, Earle Aymar, George Greenlaw, Basil Justason, Weldon Theriault, and Maynard Wormell.

BENEY, OTIS ARNOLD - Relatives and friends were saddened by the death of Otis Arnold Beney at the Fundy Hospital, Blacks Harbour, N.B., Oct. 27, 1990.
    Otis was born April 9, 1921, son of the late Samuel and Lena Beney of Bonny River, N.B.
    He is survived by one daughter, (Lois), Mrs. Arthur Williams of Pocologan; one son, Carl of Pennfield; two sisters, Beatrice, Mrs. Melvin Leavitt;  Bessie, both of Black's Harbour; two brothers, Samuel of Pennfield and Arthur of St. Stephen; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Nina E. (Moraisey ) and son Gary.
    He was a member of the Wesleyan Church, Black's Harbour. He was an employee of Connors Bros. for 42 years and also worked in the woods.
    There is a saying that no one dies as long as their memory lives in the heart of others. And Otis will be long remembered for his untiring devotion to his family and friends. There was no favor too large or too small for Otis to do. He was one of those individuals everyone could count on, and he will be truly missed by those who were fortunate enough to know him.
    The funeral service was held at the Wesleyan Church with Rev. Joseph Ebbett officiating and assisted by Tim Donovan.
    Two hymns were sung, The Hallelujah Side by the Choir and Life’s Railway to Heaven by Nancy Card and Kaye Wilcox.
    Interment took place at the Black's Harbour Community Cemetery with a reading and prayer at the graveside. Many floral tributes were received and donations made to various organizations.
    Pallbearers were Doug Frost, Kenneth Stewart, Lawrence Stewart, Peter Seelye, David Gaudett, and Maynard (Bud) Wormell.
    Attending the funeral from out of town were relatives and friends from Moncton, Saint John, St. Stephen, Crawford, ME and the surrounding communities.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier.

BRAFORD, DONALD EDGAR Sr. – At the Fundy Hospital, Blacks Harbour, on October 9, 1991, Donald Edgar Bradford Sr. (age 88 years) of Blacks Harbour, N.B., husband of Cora (Burrell) Bradford, son of the late Martin and Lola (Barney) Bradford; survived by his wife, four sons, Roy H. of Utopia, Frederick A. of Beaver Harbour, Harold L. of Utopia an Donald E. Jr. of Utopia; six daughters, Donaldine (Mrs. Lorne McGarrigle) of Blacks Harbour, Stella (Mrs. Charles Steeves) of Riverview, Twilah (Mrs. Leo Rhynold) of Beaver Harbour, Irene (Mrs. Louis Gagne) of Blacks Harbour, Judy Somerville of Kitchener, Ontario, Deloris (Mrs. Douglas Lockhart) of Pennfield, forty-six grandchildren, fifty great-grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
    Rested at the St. George Funeral Home, Main St., St. George, N.B. The funeral service was held at the Wesleyan Church, Blacks Harbour on Saturday at 2 pm with Rev. Joseph Ebbett officiating. Interment in the Community Cemetery, Blacks Harbour, N.B.

BRADFORD, CORA SEVELLA - At the Fundy Hospital, Blacks Harbour on Friday, Dec. 27, 1991, Cora Sevella (Burrell) Bradford of Pennfield, in her 81st year, widow of Donald E. Bradford, Sr. and daughter of the late Howard J. Burrell and her mother Carrie (McLaughlin) Burrell; survived beside her mother by four sons, Roy H. Bradford of Utopia, Frederick A. Bradford of Beaver Harbour, Harold L. Bradford and Donald E. Bradford, Jr., both of Utopia; six daughters, Donaldine (Mrs. Lorne McGarrigle) of Blacks Harbour, Stella (Mrs. Charles Steeves) of Riverview; Twilah (Mrs. Leo Rhynold) of Beaver Harbour, Irene (Mrs. Louis Gagne) of Blacks Harbour, Judy Sommerville of Kitchener, Ont., and Deloris (Mrs. Douglas Lockhart) of Pennfield; 46 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; one sister Fern Sherman of McAdam; one brother, Guy Burrell of Saint John and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bradford was pre-deceased by son Burrell in 1940, two daughters Prena in 1963 and Ann in 1988; two sisters, Vera in 1986 and Anne in 1991.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, Main Street, St. George. The funeral service will be held at the Blacks Harbour Wesleyan Church on Tuesday at 1pm with Rev. Joseph Ebbett officiating. Interment in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. Visiting at the funeral home on Sunday from 7-9 pm and Monday 2-4pm and 7-9pm.

YELDON, WILLIAM THOMAS "Bill" - At the Saint John Regional Hospital on May 6, 1993, Mr. William Thomas Yeldon of St. George, N.B., husband of the late Mildred (Justason) Yeldon; survived by one daughter, Beverly Jordan of Endwell, N.Y.; one step-son, Allen Moses of St. George, N.B.; one sister, Helen Yeldon of Brockville, ON; one granddaughter, Linda Blake of Endwell, N.Y.; one grandson, Thomas Jordan of California and three great-grandchildren.
    Rested at St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage St., St. George, N.B. from where the funeral service was held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. with interment in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery, Blacks Harbour.

LEAVITT, MELVIN VINCENT - Unexpectedly at the Saint John Regional Hospital on January 5, 1995, Mr. Melvin Vincent Leavitt of Blacks Harbour, NB, husband of Mrs. Beatrice (Beney) Leavitt, son of the late John and Sarah (Harris) Leavitt. Survived by his wife; two sisters, Ethel (Mrs. Earl Wilcox ) of Saint John and Mrs. Bessie Hanley of Back Bay; three brothers, Kinsbur of Back Bay, Octave of Oromocto, and Otis of L’Etete; and several nieces and nephews.
    Resting at the Blacks Harbour Wesleyan Church from where the funeral service will be held on Sunday at 2 pm with interment in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. Visiting hours at the Church on Friday and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the society of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements under the care of St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB.

LEAVITT, MELVIN VINCENT - The largely attended funeral for Melvin Leavitt was held at the Wesleyan Church, Black's Harbour January 8, 1995, conducted by Rev. Brian Murray, assisted by Rev. Scott Ingersoll and pastor Troy Carruthers. Two hymns, one by the choir, "In the Sweet By and By", and "When I Meet My Pilot Face to Face" by Sherry Beney and Reta McVicar .
    He is survived by his wife Beatrice (Beney) Leavitt, three brothers, Kinsbur, Octave, and Otis, and two sisters, Mrs. Earl Wilcox ,(Ethel) and Mrs. Bessie Hanley, and several nieces and nephews.
    Interment took place in the Black's Harbour Community Cemetery.
    Pallbearers were six nephews; Carl Beney, Melvin Beney, Winnie Beney, Lewis Cooke, Jerry Leavitt, and Gary Leavitt.
    The St. George Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Source: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB).

BRADFORD, HAROLD LESTER "Hally" - Unexpectedly at his residence on April 23, 1997, Mr. Harold Lester Bradford of Pennfield, husband of Marina M. (Clarke) Bradford. Born in Blacks Harbour on Dec. 20, 1930, he was the son of the late Donald E. and Cora (Burrell) Bradford. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Blacks Harbour. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Harold loved the outdoors, particularly hunting.
    He is survived by his wife; his grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Spencer of McAdam; one son, Harold Richard Jr. and wife Darlene of Beaver Harbour; four daughters, Patricia (Mrs. Robert Hanselpacker), St. George, Susan Marie Bradford, Saint John, Frances (Mrs. Allen Murray), St. George and Geneva (Mrs. Matthew Dehkurdi) of British Columbia; 10 grandchildren, Darren Hanselpacker, Jill (Mrs. Derek Cheney), Jan and Alyson Murray, Hannah and Ashely Bradford, all of St. George, David, Jonathan, Benjamin and Andrew Dehkurdi of British Columbia; one great-grandson, Cameron of Fitzgerald of Saint John; three brothers, Roy of Pennfield, Fred of Hampton and Donnie of Lake Utopia; four sisters, Twilah (Mrs. Leo Rhynold), Beaver Harbour, Irene (Mrs. Louis Gagne), Blacks Harbour, Judy Sommerville, Blacks Harbour, Delores (Mrs. Douglas Lockhart) of Blacks Harbour; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his first wife Marie (Doucet) Bradford; four sisters, Donaldena, Ann, Stella and Prena and one brother, Burrell.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, N.B. Funeral service was held on Monday at 2 p.m. from the United Pentecostal Church in Blacks Harbour. Interment in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery.
    Remembrances to the charity of the donors choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

JUSTASON, MILDRED IRLENE - After a lengthy illness at the Fundy Nursing Home, Blacks Harbour, NB, on April 9, 2000, Mrs. Mildred Irlene Justason, wife of C. Maurice Justason of Blacks Harbour, NB, born May 5, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Arthur E. and Lousie (Berry) Seeley. She is survived by her husband, Maurice; daughter-in-law Lorna Gaudett of Amherst, NS; one granddaughter Anne, Mrs. Gordon Goodwin of Amherst, NS; one great-granddaughter, Jessica, at home; six stepchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; four sisters, Grace Leslie and Elizabeth Hooper, both of Back Bay; Helen MacDonald of Kingston, Ontario; and Bernice, Mrs. Merlin Stewart of Blacks Harbour; one brother, Carroll Daley of St. Stephen; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Wilford Gaudett; son, Wilford Jr.; step-father, Thomas Daley; two sisters, Alice Fiander and Inez Stuart; and five brothers, George Seeley, Arthur Seeley Jr., James Daley, Ernest Daley and Darroll Daley.
    Mildred had worked for Connors Bros. for over 35 years. She was an avid CB’er and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing.
    Resting at the United Pentecostal Church, Blacks Harbour from where the service will be held on Wednesday at 2 pm. Interment in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. Visiting at the church on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Remembrances to a charity of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB.
Source: Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - April 13, 2000.

GREENE, IRMA MAE - The death of Mrs. Irma Mae (Cross) Green, wife of the late Herbert Greene, of Nina Street, Saint John, NB, occurred on Monday, August 6, 2001 at her residence.
    Born at Black’s Harbour, NB, she was the daughter of the late Lester Melville and Eva Florence Leavitt) Cross. Irma had resided in Black’s Harbour for most of her life, and had presently been residing with her son in Saint John for the past two years.
    She is survived by one son, Douglas Greene and his wife Janet of Saint John, one brother Albert (Dorothy) Cross of Kingston, NB, two sisters, Vera (Lewellyn) Adshade of Saint John West, and Florence Wright of Nova Scotia, one granddaughter, Amber Greene, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one sister, Elva Cole.
    Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, visitation will be on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 10, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. from Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place at Black’s Harbour Community Cemetery. Remembrances to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family,
SOURCE: Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - August 8, 2001.

THOMPSON, FLORENCE LILLIAN - Peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Fundy Nursing Home, Blacks Harbour, N.B. on September 9, 2001, Mrs. Florence Lillian (Bryant) Thompson of Blacks Harbour, N.B, wife of the late Levi Hughie Thompson. Born in Pleasant Ridge, N.B. on February 3, 1911, she was a daughter of the Late David and Hannah (Boles) Bryant.
    A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by four sons; James (Shirley) Thompson, Hugh (Alice) Thompson , Arnold Thompson, all of Blacks Harbour and Henry (Leigh) Thompson, of London, Ontario; four daughters, Ida Deveau (Ernest Bradford), Florence Richard (Moise Jr.), Marion Richard (Leo) and Gladys Scott (Waitstill), all of Blacks Harbour; 19 Grandchildren; 34 Great-Grand Children, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the last member of her immediate family.
    Florence's hobbies were knitting and reading.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, N.B. with visiting on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held at Calvary United Baptist Church, Blacks Harbour, N.B. on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. In her memory, donations to any charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - September 11, 2001.

LEAVITT, BEATRICE GLADYS - Unexpectedly at her residence, 863 Main Street, Blacks Harbour, N.B., on December 18, 2001, Mrs. Beatrice Gladys (Beney) Leavitt, wife of the late Melvin Vincent Leavitt. Born in Elmcroft, N.B. on March 25, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Lena (Beney) Beney. She is survived by one brother Samuel and his wife Ruth of Pennfield and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by four brothers, Otis, Warren, Arthur and Vincent, and three sisters, Irene, Marion, and Bessie. Beatrice was a faithful member of the Wesleyan Church. A homemaker all her life , she enjoyed cooking, quilting and knitting. She loved children and was always helping others.
    Resting at the Wesleyan Church, Blacks Harbour, N.B.from where the service will be held on Friday at 2 PM. Interment in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. Visiting at the Church on Wednesday from 7 to 9 and on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. In her memory, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to St. George Funeral Service Limited, 26 Portage Street, St. George, N.B.

COOKE, MILDRED MARGUERITE - After a brief illness at the Saint John Regional Hospital on February 12, 2002, Mrs. Mildred M. (Bradford) Cooke of Blacks Harbour, wife of the late Allen E. Cooke. Born in Blacks Harbour on June 18, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Effie (Camick) Bradford.
    A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by her son, Lance (Isabelle) of Scotsburn, Nova Scoia; two daughters, Wanda Hanley (Frederick) of Back Bay and Orinda Babineau (Joseph) of Blacks Harbour; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two brothers; one sister; special friend Colin Mair and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one son, Jeffrey, one brother, Ted and one sister, Gladys.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, from where the service will be held on Friday at 2 pm with Rev. Gordon Cooke officiating. Interment in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery in the spring. Visiting hours on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. In Mildred's memory, remembrances to the Charlotte County Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.

WHITTIER, GARVIN LESLEY- Unexpectedly at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, NB on February 23, 2002, Mr. Garvin Lesley Whittier of Seeleys Cove, NB, Husband of V. Bernice (McAdam ) Whittier.
    Born in Clarence Ridge on November 9, 1929, he was a son of the late Reuben and Grace (Nodding) Whittier.
    A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, he is survived by his wife; three sons; Larry (Sharon) of Seeleys Cove; Ross (Janet) of St. George and Allen (Audrey) of Seeleys Cove; five grandchildren; Laurie (Chris) Blackier, Jeff, Darren, Shawn and Shannon Whittier; Great Grandchildren Brittany and Chad Blackier; one sister, Olga, Mrs. Rodney Harris of Blacks Harbour; one sister-in-law, Shirley Whittier of Pennfield; Several Nieces, Nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one daughter, Patricia and one brother, Lewis.
    Garvin was a mechanic by trade. He drove a school bus in the St. George area for many years while employed at Vance's Garage at the same time. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Garvin was well known in the community as a Jack-of-all-trades and always willing to help others. He will be greatly missed.
    By request of the family there will be no visitation. Family and friends are welcome to attend a memorial service for Garvin to be held on Tuesday  at 2 PM at Calvary United Baptist Church in Blacks Harbour with Interment in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. For those who wish, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - Feb 25, 2002.

SCOTT, MELVIN ROY - Peacefully at the Charlotte County Hospital on March 30, 2002 after a lengthy struggle with cancer, Mr. Melvin Roy Scott of Pennfield, husband of Madeline Averil (McLaughlin) Scott. Born in Honeydale, N.B. on July 14, 1916 he was a son of the late Roy Scott and Flora (Scott) McLaughlin. A loving husband, father and grandfather he is survived by his wife of 61 years Madeline; four sons: Eric (Emely) and Claude (Eunice) both of Pennfield, Brian of Fredericton and and James (Mary) of Blacks Harbour; three daughters: Melva Murray of Blacks Harbour, Brenda Tucker (Malcolm) of Pennfield and Juliette Scott of St. Stephen, N.B.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by three sons: Stephen, Allan and Larry and by one Grandson Peter. Melvin worked at Connors Brothers for 27 years as a machine operator. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Blacks Harbour. He also was a Veteran of World War II having served four years in the Canadian Army. Melvin loved the woods and he enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting.
    Resting at the United Pentecostal Church in Blacks Harbour from where the service will be held on Tuesday at 2 P.M. Interment in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. Visiting hours at the church on Sunday from 7-9 P.M. and on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #39 will hold their tribute service on Monday evening at 7 P.M. In Melvins memory, donations to the Charlotte County Cancer Society or to a charity of the donors choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage St., St. George, N.B.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - Apr 2, 2002.

SEELEY, GEORGE AUSTIN - Following a brief illness at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, N. B. on May 2, 2002, Mr. George Austin Seeley of 433 Main Street East, Beaver Harbour, N. B. Born in Saint John on July 3, 1940, he was a son of the late George and Olga (McNeill) Seeley. A loving father and brother, George is survived by a daughter, Melody Dawn Seeley of Saint John; one sister, Lorraine Whittier of Beaver Harbour; four aunts, Grace Leslie of Back Bay; Bernice Stewart (Merlin) of Blacks Harbour; Elizabeth Hooper of Back Bay and Helen McDonald of Kingston, Ontario; one uncle, Carroll Daley (Freda) of St. Stephen; two nephews, one niece and several cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, Ronald. George had been employed by Connors Brothers in Blacks Harbour as a Maintenance worker. He also was a skilled and creative metal worker. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 39 Blacks Harbour. He will be sadly missed by his many friends.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, N.B. from where the service will be held on Sunday at 2 PM with Rev. Bruce Alcorn officiating. Interment at the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Remembrances in George's memory to the Charlotte County Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - May 4, 2002.

ROSS, DOROTHY ALBERTA - Peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her loving family, on August 2, 2002, Mrs. Dorothy Alberta Ross of Pennfield, NB, wife of the late Gerald Charles Ross. Born in Blacks Harbour on October 5, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Ethel (Cooke) Stuart. A loving mother and grandmother, Dorothy is survived by three daughters: Brenda, Mrs. Bedford Matheson of Pennfield; Marilyn Ross of Beaver Harbour and Kimberly, Mrs. Greg Gaudett of Blacks Harbour; three grandchildren: Trevor, April and Jessica; two great grandsons: Tyler and Anthony; one brother, Kenny Stuart of Blacks Harbour; two sisters: Madeline Gaudet of Pennfield and Pearl Thorne of Ontario; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by one son, Robert; one daughter, Carolyn and one granddaughter, Melissa. Dorothy had been employed by Conners Bros. for many years until she retired due to ill health. She enjoyed being with her family, cooking and swimming.
    Resting at her residence, 275 Blacks Harbour Road, Pennfield, NB, with visiting on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. The service will be held from Calvary Baptist Church in Blacks Harbour on Monday at 4:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. In Dorothy's memory, donations to the Charlotte County Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - Aug 5, 2002.

JUSTASON, MYRTLE MARIE - Peacefully, following a brief illness, at the Saint John Regional Hospital August 16, 2003, Mrs. Myrtle Marie (Griffin) Justason wife of the late Reginald A. Justason of Blacks Harbour, NB. Born in Grand Manan, NB on December 2, 1929 she was a daughter of the late Harley and Maude (Zwicker) Griffin. A loving mother, grandmother and sister she is survived by two sons, Lanny (Sandra) Justason of Pennfield, and Blair (Sharon) Justason of Westfield; four grandchildren, Karen (Fred) Brennan of St. George, Kevin (Tammy) Justason of Pennfield, Danny Justason and Adam Justason both of Westfield; two great grandchildren Kevin Allan Justason and Jarrod Thomas Brennan; one brother Vance (Phyllis) Griffin of Wirral, NB several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband she was recently predeceased by her special friend John Blagdon, one brother Clifford Griffin and one sister Helen Elischer.
    Resting at the Wesleyan Church in Blacks Harbour from where the service will be held on Monday at 2:00 pm followed by interment in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. Visiting on Sunday 2 - 4 pm  and 7 - 9 pm. In Myrtle's memory donations to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation, Wesleyan Church Building Fund, or Charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - Aug 18, 2003.

ROSS, MARILYN BETH - Lost at sea in the Bay of Fundy, January 23, 2004, Marilyn Beth Ross of Beaver Harbour, NB.
    Born in Blacks Harbour, NB on September 30, 1956, she was a daughter of the late Gerald C. and Dorothy Alberta (Stuart) Ross. A loving companion, mother, Nanny and sister, Marilyn is survived by one daughter, April (Allan) Fraser of Beaver Harbour, NB; two grandchildren, Tyler and Anthony Fraser, at home; two sisters, Brenda (Mrs. Bedford Matheson) of Pennfield, NB and Kimberly (Mrs. Gregory Gaudett) of Blacks Harbour, NB; one nephew, Trevor Gaudett of Pennfield, NB; one niece, Jessica Gaudett of Fredericton, NB; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and Babe the dog. She was pre-deceased by one brother, Robert; twin sister, Carolyn; niece, Melissa Munn; and her companion, Paul Wilson of Maces Bay.
    Marilyn was a Quality Control Inspector for Connors Bros. Ltd, Blacks Harbour, NB for the last 24 years. She loved playing cards, boating with Paul, socializing and spending summers at Mosquito Lake.
    The memorial service planned for February 14 for Marilyn has been cancelled. Further arrangements will be announced as soon as possible. Donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice through the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB.
SOURCE: St. George Funeral Home Website.

ROSS, MARILYN BETH - By accident, at Seeley's Cove, NB, on February 11, 2004, Marilyn Beth Ross of Beaver Harbour, NB.
    Born in Blacks Harbour, NB, on September 30, 1956, she was a daughter of the late Gerald C. and Dorothy Alberta (Stuart) Ross. A loving companion, mother, Nanny and sister, Marilyn is survived by one daughter, April (Allan) Fraser of Beaver Harbour, NB; two grandchildren, Tyler and Anthony Fraser, at home; two sisters, Brenda (Mrs. Bedford Matheson) of Pennfield, NB and Kimberly (Mrs. Gregory Gaudett) of Blacks Harbour, NB; one nephew, Trevor Gaudett of Pennfield, NB; one niece, Jessica Gaudett of Fredericton, NB; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and Babe the dog. She was predeceased by one brother, Robert; twin sister, Carolyn; niece, Melissa Munn; and her companion, Paul Wilson of Maces Bay.
    Marilyn was a Quality Control Inspector for Connors Bros. Ltd, Blacks Harbour, NB for the last 24 years. She loved playing cards, boating with Paul, socializing and spending summers at Mosquito Lake.
    The family will be receiving friends at the Wesleyan Church, Blacks Harbour on Friday, February 20, with visiting from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A memorial service will be held at the church on Saturday, February 21, at 2 pm with Rev. Bruce Cheney officiating, followed by interment in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. Donations in Marilyn's memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice through the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - Feb 18, 2004.

SCOTT, MADELINE AVERIL "Maddie" - Peacefully at the Fundy Nursing Home, Blacks Harbour NB on March 27, 2007, Mrs. Madeline Averil (McLaughlin) Scott wife of the late Melvin Roy Scott. Born in Honeydale NB on May 1, 1920 she was a daughter of the late Harold and Nettie (Scott) McLaughlin. A loving mother, grandmother and sister she is survived by three sons; Eric (Emely) of Pennfield NB, Brian of Fredericton NB, James (Mary) of Blacks Harbour, three daughters; Melva Murray of Blacks Harbour, Brenda (Malcolm) Tucker of Pennfield and Juliette Scott of St. Stephen NB, 11 Grandchildren, 26 Great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, 4 brothers; Burns, Charles, Neil and Vance, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband Melvin, she was predeceased by 4 sons; Claude, Stephen, Allan and Larry, one grandson, Peter Scott, 2 brothers; Adrian and Victor, two sisters; Pearl Merchant and Jenny Hayes.
    Maddie worked as a Nurse’s Aid in the health care profession for a number of years. Finding work at both the Fundy Hospital and Collingwood Nursing Home. Following her career in the medical field she went to work for Connor’s Bros. until her retirement. She was an avid knitter and crocheter and enjoyed quilting and seamstress work.
    Resting at the United Pentecostal Church in Blacks Harbour NB from where the service will be held on Friday at 2:00 pm followed by interment in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. Visiting at the church on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In Maddie’s memory donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George NB.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - March 29, 2006 & St. George Funeral Home website.

JUSTASON, CHARLES "MAURICE" - Peacefully at the Oromocto Hospital, Oromocto NB on June 6th, 2007, Mr. Charles Maurice Justason, husband of the late Mildred (Seeley) Justason, of Haneytown NB and formerly of Blacks Harbour NB. Born in Pennfield NB on March 5th, 1919 he was a son of the late Charles Edward and Ethel May (Wilcox) Justason. A loving father, grandfather and brother he is survived by three sons; Stephen Justason (Sharon) of Moncton NB, Richard Merrett (Sandy) of Tracy NB and Michael Merrett (Bonnie) of Geary NB, three daughters; Linda (Donald) Caissie of Geary, Wanda (Jean-Gui) Ringuette of Haneytown, Karen (Paul) DeWolf of Fredericton NB, 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 2 brothers; Ernest Justason of Pocologan NB and Murray Justason (Bonnie) of Sussex NB, two sisters; Clara McLean of Pocologan and Louise (Arthur) Gillmor of St. George NB and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his wife Mildred, Maurice was predeceased by a daughter, Serena, three brothers; Alvin, Lewis and Clarence, and five sisters; Irene Matthews, Viola Justason, Hazel Corey, Amy Maxwell and Doris Williams.
    Prior to his retirement, Maurice worked for Connor’s Bros. and the Canadian Corps. Of Commissionaires, where he was employed for 18 years. He loved baseball and more recently since moving in with his daughter, Wanda, was an avid bingo player. He also loved the outdoors and spending time at the Lake. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in Newfoundland following his enlistment.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage St. St. George NB, with visiting on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The service will be held on Friday from the United Pentecostal Church in Blacks Harbour at 2:00 pm with Rev. Donald McCarty and Rev. Mark Noel officiating, followed by interment at the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. In Maurice’s memory donations made to the NB Heart and Stroke or the NB Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - June 6, 2007 & St. George Funeral Home website.

GAGNE, IRENE FAYE - Peacefully at her residence in Blacks Harbour NB, surrounded by her family, on October 25, 2007, Mrs. Irene Faye (Bradford) Gagne, wife of Mr. Louis Joseph Gagne. Born in Blacks Harbour on February 5, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Cora (Burrell) Bradford. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and ever loving person, Irene is survived by her husband Louis, two daughters; Rose Collette of Ottawa ON and Selena (Mark) Bannerman of Barney’s River NS, two sons; Charles "Chuck" (Erica) Gagne of Fredericton NB, and Chris Gagne (Debbie MacDougall) of Blacks Harbour, eight grandchildren; Corine, Anne, Cody, Serena, Roman, Tristan, Ashton and Duncan, two brothers; Freddie (Alice) Bradford of Hampton NB and Donnie (Evelyn) Bradford of Utopia NB, three sisters; Twilia (Leo) Rhynold of Beaver Harbour, Judy Bradford (Doreen Booth) of Saint John NB and Dolores (Doug) Lockhart of Blacks Harbour, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Irene was predecased by three brothers; Harold, Roy and Burrell, four sisters; Prina Deveau, Stella Steeves, Anne Gaudett and Donaldine McGarrigle.
    Irene was employed most of her working life with Connors Bros. in Blacks Harbour. Through the years, she was very active and involved with numerous events and organizations throughout her community. She had a special love for others and loved every person she met. Irene enjoyed gardening and to spend time with her grandchildren and family. She loved to read the Bible and serving the Lord. Irene also found pleasure in shopping for gifts for others.
    Resting at the Wesleyan Church in Blacks Harbour from where the service will be held on Monday at 2:00 pm followed by interment in the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. Visiting at the church will be held on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In Irene’s memory, donations to the Charlotte County Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home & Crematorium, 26 Portage Street, St. George NB.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - October 27, 2007 & St. George Funeral Home website.

JUSTASON, KATHLEEN MAE - At the Pine Grove Nursing home, Fredericton NB on May 16, 2008, Mrs. Kathleen Mae (Stuart) Justason, formerly of Blacks Harbour NB and wife of the late Percy Justason. Born at Deer Island NB on June 4, 1907, she was a daughter of the late Josephine (Lambert) and Bibber Stuart, and twin sister of the late Christine Gaudet. A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by one daughter, Alice (Harry) Jones of Fredericton, seven grandchildren; Jeffery Parsons of Fredericton, Derrick Parsons of Sudbury ON, Linda (Rick) Cross of Fredericton, Debbie (Jim) Dooley of Ellens House NS, Alicia (Dan) Freeman of Saint John NB, Lori (Brian) Jones-Clark and Brian (Raena) Jones both of Fredericton, 13 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by one daughter, Madeline Parsons, one son, Raymond Justason, sisters; twins, Grace Glennie and Mildred Hawkins, Marion Lambert, one brother, Chauncy Stuart and several nieces and nephews. Kathleen was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
    Kathleen lived most of her life in Blacks Harbour where she was employed by Connors Bros. for 60 years, beginning work when she was only 10 years old. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist United Church and a life member of the Missionary Society.
The Service will he held from the Calvary United Baptist Church in Blacks Harbour on Tuesday at 1:00 pm with interment following at Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery. A reception will he held at the church Vestry following the interment. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pine Grove Foundation, 521 Woodstock Road, Fredericton NB E3B 2J2, the Calvary Baptist Church, Blacks Harbour NB or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home & Crematorium, 26 Portage Street, St. George NB.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - May 19, 2008 & St. George Funeral Home website.

CONELY, WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Sr. "Bill" – At Lincourt Manor, St. Stephen, NB on Tuesday, December, 16th, 2008, William Franklin Conley Sr, husband of Mabel Grace (Watson) Conley of St. Stephen. Born in Leonardville, NB he is the son of the late William Henry & Udavilla (Wallace) Conley.
    Surving in addition to his wife Mabel are his two sons Glenn (Claudine) of Blacks Harbour, Bill Jr ( Kelly) of St. Stephen, one sister Genevieve Sellars of Pennfield, two grandchildren Krysten Justason and Jennifer Conley, two great grandchildren, Sean and Lauryn Justason, several cousins, nieces and nephews.
    He was predeceased by four brothers and six sisters.
    Resting at Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB from where the family will receive friends and relatives during a time of visitation on Thursday, December, 18th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm.
    Friends are welcomed to attend a graveside service on Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 2:00 pm at the Blacks Harbour Community Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimers Society or Lincourt Manor would be appreciated by the family.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - December 17, 2008 & Humphreys' Funeral Home website.

BUSTARD, CLIFFORD GORDON - It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Clifford Gordon Bustard which occurred at his home on Friday, July 31st, 2015. Born 1949, in Woodstock, Carleton Co. NB, he was the son of the late Charles Raymond and Beatrice Helen (Watson) Bustard. Clifford worked in construction as a carpenter for many years. He was a great cook who loved to fish and Clifford could always tell a good joke.

Clifford is survived by his daughters Angela Hatt (Jamie) of Saint John, Tanya Richard (Mark) of Pennfield, Alisha Richard of Alberta; granddaughters Katelyn and Charley; brothers Rev. Vernon (Judy), Wesley (Joyce), Rev. Arden (Betty Ann), Eugene, Gary, Rev. Lloyd (Pam) and Rev. Morton (Marilyn); sisters Marie Lloyd, Mildred Patterson (Brent), Carol Ketch, Katherine Williams (Eric), Joanne Post (James), Janice Galbraith (Frank) and Faith Galbraith (Wayne); as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents, Clifford was predeceased by his brothers Howard, Rev. William and Elmer and sister Hilda Gray.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) with visitation being held on Monday, August 3rd from 6 to 9 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place at Mission Point First United Pentecostal Church (130 Mark Dr.) on Tuesday, August 4th at 2 p.m. followed by an interment at Blacks Harbour Cemetery. Donations in memory of Clifford may be made to The Children’s Wish Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

SOURCE: Fundy Funeral Home website.

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