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ASHE, Ann BARRY, Edward BATES, Benjamin A "Ben"
BATES, Eva CLARKE, Geneva Muriel CROSS, Eliza
CROSS, Ida "Maude" CROSS, Jessie Mae CROSS, Mary Ann
CROSS, Winston Gillmore DICKSON, Amy Francis ELDRIDGE, Addison David
ELDRIDGE, Alice A. ELDRIDGE, "Fred" ELDRIDGE, Francis Isabel"Fran"
ELDRIDGE, Gordon Wakefield ELDRIDGE, Leona Stuart ELDRIDGE, Luther Leon
ELDRIDGE, Olive Emily ELDRIDGE, Sadie Bernice ELDRIDGE, Sheila "Joan"
GORRELL, Bessie HARVIE, Archibald "Archie" HARVIE, Marion Evelyn
HATCH, Grace Beulah HAWKINS, Muriel Pernell HAWKINS, S. A. "Dolph"
HOLMES, Andrew W."Ab" HOLMES, Emma HOLMES, Laura Elizabeth
HOLMES, Marjorie W. HOLMES, Thomas William JOHNSON, Eliza
JOHNSTON, John W. JUSTASON, Gerald Myron KELSON, Ethel
KELSON, Capt. Wm. Henry LEWIS, Mary Isabella MILLEN, Fannie
NODDING, Clifford Eugene PATTERSON (BATES), Martha  PAUL, Aolden Llewellyn
PAUL, Embry H. PAUL, Joshua SLOAN, Marvin Alton
SPARKS, Annie Allen SPARKS, William John TATTON, "Charlie"
TATTON, Tressa Anne "Tress" TATTON, William James "Will" WADLIN, Capt. Edgar
WRIGHT, Eloise Marguerite WRIGHT, Estella "Stella" WRIGHT, Helen Belle
WRIGHT, Herbert Alton "Herb" WRIGHT, Horace "Barton" WRIGHT, Nelson E. "Ned"
  WRIGHT, Rachel Almira  

d. Beaver Harbour (Charlotte Co.) 2nd inst., Joshua PAUL, age 54.
SOURCE: The Daily Telegraph (Saint John, NB) - November 13, 1886.

d. Beaver Harbor (Charlotte Co.) Oct. 12, Luther ELDRIDGE, age 8 years; Sadie ELDRIDGE, age 4 years, children of Addison ELDRIDGE and Cyntha ELDRIDGE.
SOURCE: Messenger and Visitor (Saint John, NB) - November 11, 1891.

d. Beaver Harbor (Charlotte Co.) - Monday morn., April 4, Eva BATES only d/o Geo. BATES passed away. She was only about 7 years old.
SOURCE: The St. Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - April 7, 1892.

d. Beaver Harbor (Charlotte Co.) March 22, Edward BARRY eldest son of Johnson BARRY and Elizabeth BARRY, age 22 years 1 month.
SOURCE: St. Andrews Beacon (St. Andrews, NB) - April 28, 1892.

d. Beaver Harbor (Charlotte Co.) - The funeral service of the late Mrs. Wm ASH was conducted by Rev. Carpenter on the 5th. Mrs. Ash was 84 years old and the eldest of the CROSS family of eight children, whose names and ages were given in the 'Courier' last summer.
SOURCE: The St. Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - January 19, 1893.

d. Eliza CROSS w/o Christopher CROSS died Sunday morn. at Beaver Harbor (York Co.) at the advanced age of 85 years, 2 mos. 23 days, leaving an aged husband, two sons and two daughters; also 22 grandchildren and 21 Grandchildren. Her remains were buried in the F.C.B. burial ground at Beaver Harbor.
SOURCE: St. Andrews Beacon (St. Andrews, NB) - January 30, 1896.
TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES: York Co. should be Charlotte Co.

HOLMES, ANDREW W - The village has suffered the loss of one of its highly esteemed residents in the person of Andrew W. Holmes who passed away Sunday Dec. 24, at the age of 60 years after a long and painful illness.
    He leaves to mourn a wife and one son Hazen at home, one daughter Mrs. Malloch of Eastport; two brothers, Lewis and Thomas of this place; four sisters, Mrs. Frank Farrin and Mrs. Orlando Bowman of Bristol, ME., Mrs. M.C. Holmes and Mrs. Samuel Woodd of Eastport. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and was conducted by Pastor A.F. Brown of the Baptist Church of which Church deceased was a member.
SOURCE: The St. Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - Dec     , 1911.

HOLMES, EMMA - Died at Beaver Harbour, Mrs. Thomas Holmes, May 20, 1925. She was born at Whitehead, Grand Manan. Her maiden name was Emma Robinson. She came to Beaver Harbour at age 16. She taught music and was the organist at the United Baptist Church in Beaver Harbour. She married at the age of 24. She had a daughter, Mrs. C.C. Fiske of Portland. She leaves a husband and mother at Whitehead, two sisters, two brothers, a 2nd daughter, Marion and a son Chaloner.
SOURCE: The St. Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - May     , 1925.

HOLMES, THOMAS - The community was shocked and saddened by the death of one of our most respected residents, Thomas Holmes, who passed away at an early hour Christmas morning. Mr. Holmes was ill a very short time with pneumonia, which developed from a severe cold and despite of medical aid and loving care succumbed to the dread disease. He will be greatly missed from the Baptist Church of which he was an active member, being always ready to do his part and present at every service. Of a quiet and genial disposition his passing will be deeply regretted by a host of friends at home and abroad. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. James Fiske of Florida, Miss Marion at home, one son, Chaloner at home and three sisters, Mrs. A.J. Edgerton of Beaver Harbour, Mrs. Sam Wood, Eastport and Mrs. Ella Bowman, Portland. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones. Mr. Holmes was sixty three years of age.
SOURCE: The St. Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - Dec 29, 1927.

JOHNSON - BLACK'S HARBOUR, Charlotte Co., Nov. 30 - The funeral of Mrs. Jarvis Johnson, 89, whose death occurred on Sunday at Deadman's Harbour, was held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 25 from the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. William Hawkins, of Black's Harbour, assisted by Rev. C.E. Rockingham, of Pennfield.
    Mrs. Johnson was one of the oldest residents and was noted for having been active for the church and community. She was a member of the Christian Church all her life. There were many floral offerings. Interment was made in the Beaver Harbour Baptist Cemetery.

PATTERSON (BATES), MARTHA - The passing of Martha Patterson, wife of Thomas Patterson, occurred at her home in Beaver Harbour at 4:30 p.m., August 1, following a lingering illness. She was in her 76th year. Her first husband was George Bates who predeceased her in 1913. Ten years ago she married Thomas Patterson. She was a kindly woman and many remember with pleasure her hospitality and readiness to help those less fortunate than herself, throughout her whole life.
    She leaves five children, George Bates, Beaver Harbor, Melburne Bates of Island Falls, Me., Kenneth Bates of Black's Harbour, Mrs. Hayward Sparks, Saint John and Mrs. Harry Blakey, Campbellton. She also leaves her husband and a brother, George Best.
    The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at 2:30. Following the singing of the hymn, "In The Sweet Bye and Bye", and a prayer at the house, the remains were removed to the Baptist Church of which deceased was a member, for a service there. In the absence of her pastor, Rev. H.A. Westrup, the services were conducted by Rev. A.H. Saunders of the Saint George Baptist Church. The church choir rendered the hymns "Some Time We'll Understand", "A Shelter in the Time of Storm", and "The Christian's Goodnight". The second hymn was a favorite of Mrs. Patterson and during her last illness she often sang it.
    The pall-bearers were Leslie Eldridge, Percy Eldridge, Fred Eldridge, Cecil Cross, Charles Conley and Hebert Wright. Interment was made in the Bates' family lot in Beaver Harbour Cemetery.
    The funeral was
largely attended and there were some very lovely floral tributes.
SOURCE: Courtesy of Debra A. Cooke.

Off Clam Carrier In View of Son At Beaver Harbour - Captain Herbert Wright, 71, Losing Balance in Wind, Unable to Be Reached in Time Desperate Efforts - BEAVER HARBOUR, Charlotte County., March 17 - (Special) - Captain Herbert Wright, 71, who spent his lifetime as a fisherman along the Charlotte County coast, was drowned here today in view of his son, Harry, 38, who failed in a desperate effort to save him.
    One of the most active fisherman in this district and recognized as an authority on weather, coastline and fishing conditions, Captain Wright and his son had been engaged for several winter seasons in boating clams from diggers along the Point Lepreau-St. Andrews coast to the Beaver Harbour Canning Co., Ltd., here. It was while in this work today that he lost his life.
    The two men had discharged their cargo of clams at about 1 p.m. and were taking their large motor boat, known locally as the "main clam carrier," to its mooring in the harbor, when, in the face of a heavy easterly wind, a large dory in tow became entangled with another boat lying at a mooring.
    Harry Wright, busy with the engine, did not see his father go forward to clear the other craft and did not hear him fall overboard, apparently having lost his balance in the wind on the curved roof of the forward cabin.
    When the son did discover the veteran captain in the water, he was a considerable distance away. He threw his father a line, but was unable to reach him. The he cut the dory clear and attempted to row to the victim, but his progress was slow against the heavy wind.
    In the meantime two young men, Stanley and Weldon Paul, brothers, realizing the seriousness of the situation from the shore 400 yards from the scene, rushed to the government wharf about 500 yards distant and procured a motor boat, in which they were able to reach Mr. Wright, whose body was still floating in the water.
    They took him aboard unconscious and transported him to the government wharf, then, with the help of others who gathered, to R.J. Barry's store at the head of the wharf. There the group worked over the body for more than 15 minutes, rolling it on barrels in an attempt to revive the man, until the arrival of Dr. F.J. Cheesman, St. George. The latter was summoned by Harry Wright, who had coasted with the wind to the beach. Dr. Cheesman, coroner for the district, pronounced Mr. Wright dead and gave permission for removal of the body.
    The boat from which the fisherman fell to the water was a large one, open except for the forward decked-over cabin, and held from 40 to 50 barrels of clams. The coastline which the father and son traversed in their clam carrying activities was from 35 to 40 miles in length.
    In the former years the veteran had captained sardine boats off this coast. He was known as a great line fisherman, expert at trawl setting. He knew the country like a book and was a recognized authority on weather signs. He was known for his caution in not venturing forth when rough weather was in the offing and many times during his lifetime gave warning to other fisherman when storms were imminent.
    Captain Wright, who observed his 49th wedding anniversary last month, is survived by his wife, five sons, Grovner, Albert, Fenwick, Owen and Harry, and five daughters, Mrs. Percy Eldridge and Miss Burla Wright, all of Beaver Harbour; Mrs. Albert Justason, Black's Harbour; Mrs. Donald Matthews, West Saint John, and Mrs. Preston Wentworth, L'Etete.
SOURCE: Courtesy of P. Dale Wright.
TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES: Capt. Herbert Alton Wright died March 17, 1938.

BATES, BENJAMIN ALLEN "Ben" - Beaver Harbor, Dec. 8 - Early Tuesday morning, December 5th, Benjamin A. Bates passed away at Chipman Memorial Hospital, St. Stephen, where he underwent a surgical operation on Monday. He had been ill only five days and his death was a severe shock to his many friends. Had he lived until the 10th inst., he would have been 59. He was a son of Mrs. Clara Bates and the late Elias Bates.
    He returned to his home here two and a half years ago, after spending ten years in West Somerville, Massachusetts. He was highly esteemed by all in the community and his death is deeply regretted. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Somerville and the Canadian Order of Foresters.
    He left his mother, Mrs. Clara Bates, of Beaver Harbor, his wife, who was formerly Miss Almeda Nodding, two sons, Donald and Bruce, and two daughters, Olive and Louise, all of Somerville, and one brother, Burpee Bates, of Moncton.
    The funeral service was held in the Baptist Church at Beaver Harbor on Thursday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Harold A. Westrup, assisted by the choir who rendered three hymns, among them a favorite of the deceased, "No Night There." The floral tributes included set pieces from the N.B. Telephone Co. branches in Moncton, Saint John and Fredericton, and from his associates in business from West Somerville, also from the staff and members of the firm of the Beaver Harbor Canning Co., where he was employed. Interment was in the Beaver Harbor cemetery. Fellow members of the C.O.F. acted as pall-bearers.
    All his family were present at the funeral, including his brother, also G. M. McKeil, and Mr. Nesbit of Saint John, Mrs. Walter Garland, Boston, Mr. and Jack Russell, Herbert Snell, St. Andrews.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - December 14, 1939.

ELDRIDGE, SHEILA "JOAN" - Beaver Harbor, Feb. 2 - On Tuesday evening, January 30th, Sheila Joan Eldridge, aged 3 years, 24 days, passed quietly away following an illness of several months.
    The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved parents and grandparents of the little one, who in her brief life brought so much sunshine into their home.
    "God saw a little smile too bright and heart too pure for taint and vice and bore it to that world of light, to dwell in Paradise."
    Besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Eldridge, she left a brother, Jack, a year and half old. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Eldridge and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Pendleton of Deer Island.
    The funeral was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Eldridge on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. H.A. Westrup, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating. He spoke feelingly to the bereaved and Mrs. G.W. Cross sang the solo, "I think when I read that sweet story of old." Interment was made in the Beaver Harbor cemetery. The pall-bearers were relatives of the family, George Best, Ernest Cross, Gordon Eldridge and Douglas Waite. There were several beautiful floral tributes.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - February 8, 1940.

HOLMES, LAURA ELIZABETH - On Thursday morning, June 20th, the community of Beaver Harbour was saddened when news of the sudden death of Mrs. Laura Holmes became known. She was 73 years of age and for a number of years had resided at the Southern Wolves Light House with her son, Hazen, and Mrs. Holmes. She had been in excellent health and seemingly and was planning on a visit here soon. Her son Hazen left the house to do some work about the place and upon returning in a few minutes found his mother lying on the floor, her death probably due to a heart ailment as she complained previously of not feeling well. Mr. Holmes summoned help from a passing fishing boat and brought the sad news here. Her remains were immediately brought here by boat and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cross. The late Mrs. Holmes had many friends here who regret her sudden passing and her son Hazen has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. Her husband, the late Andrew Holmes, died twenty-five years ago. Besides her son she left one brother, Clayton Dickson, of St. Andrews, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Frank Malloch of Eastport.
    The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H.A. Westrup of the Baptist church of which she was a faithful member. Following a brief service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cross the cortege moved to the Baptist church where a large number had gathered to pay their last respects. A choir rendered her favorite hymns, "Nearer My God to Thee" and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye", also "The Christian's Goodnight." Interment was beside her husband in the Beaver Harbour cemetery. The pall-bearers were, Albert Eldridge, Oscar Eldridge, Leslie Eldridge, J.W. Wadlin, G.W. Cross and Percy Eldridge. The floral tributes from relatives and friends were beautiful.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - June 27, 1940.

HATCH, GRACE BEULAH - Beaver Harbour, Oct. 15 - Following a few days' illness the death of Grace Beulah Hatch, aged 31 years, wife of Alfred Hatch of Elmcroft, occurred at the Provincial Hospital on Wednesday evening, October 9th. She had many friends in Beaver Harbor where she lived until her marriage, four years ago. She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church and the funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. H.A. Westrup, on Saturday afternoon.
    The service which was held at the home of her father, Fred Eldridge, was very largely attended, a number coming from Elmcroft, St. George, Pennfield and Calais, Me. The flowers were very lovely and Mr. Westrup spoke a comforting message to the bereaved family. Mrs. Westrup, Mrs. G.W. Cross, and Miss Madelyn Wright sang, "Jerusalem the Golden", "Shadows" and "Abide With Me". Burial was made in the family lot at the Beaver Harbour cemetery. Pall-bearers were Gilbert Eldridge, Rupert Kelson, Frank Thompson, Leslie Eldridge, Spencer Eldridge and Percy Eldridge.
    Mrs. Hatch left her husband, her father, Fred Eldridge; two brothers, Clarence of the Carleton York Regiment, Aldershot, N.S. and Alvah, Beaver Harbor, also one half-sister, Mrs. Raymond Harris and one half-brother, Harry I. Spinney, both of Waltham, Mass.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - October 17, 1940.

ELDRIDGE, ADDISON "Dick" - Beaver Harbour lost another citizen in the passing of Addison Eldridge whose death occurred at his home here on Wednesday morning, October 16th, in his 81st year. He had been in failing health for a number of years, but his last illness was of less than two weeks' duration. He was the son of the late James and Emily Eldridge and enjoyed the acquaintance of a large circle of friends in Beaver Harbour where he spent most of his life. Mr. Eldridge was a member of the United Baptist church.
    Surviving him are his wife, who before her marriage nealy 60 years ago was Cynthia Cross, two daughters, Miss Ada, at home, and Mrs. Raymond Cunningham of St. Andrews, also one son Oscar of Beaver Harbour, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Leverett Bates. A sister, the last surviving member of the family, Mrs. Frank Connors, resides in Saint John.
    The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon at Mr. Eldridge's late home. The service was conducted by Rev. H. A. Westrup, pastor of the Baptist church. Hymns sung at the service by a choir of mixed voices were "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder", "Shall We Gather At The River" and "No Not One". All were favorites of the deceased and were sung by request. The bereaved family received many messages of sympathy and the floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. The service at the grave in the Beaver Harbour cemetery was also conducted by Mr. Westrup, the pall bearers being W.L. Barry, Frank Thompson, P.B. Wright, Clarence Paul, Albert Eldridge, E.R. O'Brien.
    Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cunningham and sons, Addison, Franklin and Carl, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cross and their daughter, Mrs. Donahue, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Cross, Mrs. Leslie Cross and son, Ervan and others from St. Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Connors and Emmerson Eldridge of Saint John.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - October 24, 1940.

WRIGHT, NELSON ELIAS "Ned" - Beaver Harbor, Feb. 17 - Early Wednesday evening, February 12th, Nelson Wright quietly passed away at the home of his son Jesse. He was 90 years of age. In failing health for the past two years he suffered a paralytic stroke a few weeks before his death. He was one of the oldest residents of Beaver Harbor and was loved and highly respected by all. He was a devoted member of the Baptist church.
    Surviving him are one daughter, Mrs. Mariner Johnson, and two sons, Medley and Jesse, also a grandson, all of Beaver Harbor. His wife predeceased about seventeen years ago and since then he has made his home among his children.
    The funeral was held at his late home on Friday afternoon with Rev. Harold Westrup officiating. Assisting at the service was a choir composed of Mrs. Westrup, Mrs. R. J. Barry, Mrs. G.W. Cross and Oscar Outhouse who sang "No Night There", "Abide With Me" and "The Christian's Goodnight." 
    Interment was made in the family lot in Beaver Harbor cemetery.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - February 20, 1941.

WADLIN, Capt. EDGAR - On Friday morning, March 7th, Edgar Wadlin aged 83 suffered a stroke while on his way to his wood lot to direct the hauling of fire wood to his home and by a strange coincidence it was his granddaughter Clarice who found him lying by the roadside when on her way to Black's Harbour to school. If he was brought to his home and Dr. David Allen was summoned from Black's Harbour. He failed to rally however, and passed quietly away during the afternoon.
    He is survived by his wife who was formerly Miss Fannie Ward of Centreville, N.S., one daughter, Nina, of Los Angeles, Cal., and two sons, Avard of Detroit, Mich., and J. Willard of Beaver Harbor, also six grandchildren. Capt. Wadlin was well known in shipping circles having followed the sea all his life. He was a familiar figure in Maritime ports until his retirement only a few years ago and his death is deeply regretted by a wide circle of friends both in Charlotte county and throughout the Maritimes.
    The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at his late home. The service was conducted by Rev. Harold A. Westrup, pastor of the Baptist Church, assisted by a choir of mixed voices, who sang favorite hymns of the deceased "In The Sweet Bye and Bye", "Shall We Gather at the River" and "Abide With Me." The remains were laid to rest in the family lot at Beaver Harbor Cemetery. There were some beautiful floral tributes.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - March 13, 1941.

SPARKS, WILLIAM JOHN - Beaver Harbor, July 21 - William J. Sparks, a merchant in St. John for 20 years, died at his home in Beaver Harbour on July 16 at the age of 76 after an illness of two years.
    He was born at Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, and came to New Brunswick 50 years ago. Previous to going to Saint John, he was for many years a wholesale fish merchant with factory at Beaver Harbor, and was well known in all Bay of Fundy ports. On retiring he resided at Pennfield. After the Dominion government expropriated his property when the airport work started there, he returned to his former home, Beaver Harbor.
    Mr. Sparks was a member of Victoria Street United Baptist Church, St. John. He is survived by his wife, five brothers, Rev. Joseph H. Sparks, in California; Rev. George Sparks, in Maine; Herbert and James Sparks in Newfoundland, and Isaac D. Sparks, St. John; six sons, Roy A., Beaver Harbor, Herbert M., in Massachusetts; Neil, Jack, Norman and Hayward, St. John; three daughters, Mrs. Aubrey Barry, Beaver Harbor; Mrs. William Scaplin, Vancouver, B.C., and Mrs. Leverett Mott, Saint John;16 grandchildren - (three of these on active service) - and three great-grandchildren.

   
The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from his residence, with Rev. H.A. Westrup, pastor of the Beaver Harbor Baptist Church, officiating. The choir sang the hymns "Good Night and Good Morning" and "Abide With Me." Mrs. G.W. Cross sang a solo, "Beyond the Sunset." The pallbearers were five sons, Hayward, Roy, Norman, Neil, Jack, and one grandson, Gunner Howard Sparks.
   
Besides a large number of floral tributes from relatives and friends floral remembrances were received from the staff, City Hall, Saint John; National Packing Co., Ltd., Saint John, and Canadian Cellucotton Co., Ltd. Niagara Falls.
   
Interment was made in the Beaver Harbor cemetery, with service at the grave conducted by Mr. Westrup 
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - July 24, 1941.

CROSS, MARY ANN - Beaver Harbor, Nov. 17 - Friends will be sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Mary Cross, 91, widow of Moses Cross, which occurred at her home in Beaver Harbor on November 12th. Until her illness about three months ago she had been very active and keenly interested in he news of the world as well as her own family and friends, despite her advanced age. She was highly esteemed in the community where she had lived since her marriage nearly sixty-five years ago.  She was a native of Hall's Harbor, N.S., a daughter of William and Isabella Bates.
    She is survived by three sons, G. William, with whom she had made her home, and Horace, of Beaver Harbor, Edgar of St. George; seven grandchildren, Mrs. J.F. Lloyd, Saint John, Myron Cross, Montreal, Mrs. Ronald Craig, Eldon Cross of St. George, Mrs. Alvin Justason, Paul Cross and Ruith Emily Cross of Beaver Harbor, and five great-grandchildren.
    The funeral was held Friday afternoon from her home, and was largely attended. Rev. Harold A. Westrup conducted the service. A choir of mixed voices sang the hymns, "Nearer Still Nearer" and "Good Night and Good Morning". Hayward Sparks of Saint John rendered a beautiful solo, "Crossing the Bar".
    The pall-bearers were Eldon Cross, Francis Lloyd, Ronald Craig and Alvin Justason. Interment was made in the Beaver Harbor cemetery beside her husband, who passed away about twenty-eight years ago. There were many beautiful floral tributes. 
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - November 20, 1941.

JOHNSTON, JOHN W. - Beaver Harbour, April 13 - On March 27th, John W. Johnston passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs. Herbert Wright, following an illness of three weeks. He was 80 years of age and had been in failing health for the past few years. His wife who was Miss Carried Jordan died forty-nine years ago. Mr. Johnston spent a number of years at sea and was well known all along the coast. Since his retirement he has spent his time among his brothers and sisters, but always favored Beaver harbour as his home where he had many friends.
    Surviving him are two brothers, Harry of Calais, Me., Lewis, in Florida, and three sisters, Mrs. Wright Beaver harbour; Mrs. Annie Preston of Bangor, and Miss Jennie Johnston of Calais.
    The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Herbert Wright on Sunday afternoon, March 29th. Rev. Mr. McDormand, pastor of the St. George Baptist church officiated. A choir of mixed voices led the signing of the hymns, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "Good Night and Good Morning", and Mrs. R.J. Barry and Mrs. G.W. McKay sang a duet. Burial was made in the Beaver Harbor cemetery.
    Those from outside points who attended the funeral were, Mrs. Preston and her grandson Arthur Nelson, of Bangor, Harry Johnston, Calais, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Justason and daughter Burla, Mrs. Donald Matthews and daughter Anna, Letite, Mr. and Mrs. William McVicar and Mrs. and Mrs. Preston Wentworth of St. George.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - April 16, 1942.

TATTON, WILLIAM "Will" - Beaver Harbour, Dec. 27 - The death of William Tatton, aged 78, occurred at his home on Tuesday, December 22nd, following an illness of several months. He was a son of the late George and Abigail Tatton of Pennfield, and for the past thirty years made his home in Beaver Harbor with his sister, Miss Theresa Tatton, who survives him. Her many friends join in extending sympathy to her in her loss.
    The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Lorne Baker of Black's Harbour United Baptist Church. Hymns sung were "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Abide With Me." Interment was made in the Beaver Harbor cemetery.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - December 31, 1942.

KELSON, Capt. WILLIAM HENRY - Beaver Harbour - The community lost one of its most highly respected citizens in the passing of Capt. Wm. H. Kelson, whose death occurred at the General Hospital, Saint John, on Wednesday, May 5th.
    Capt. Kelson was born at St. George 70 years ago, and followed the sea since he was eighteen. In 1930 he retired from the sea, and took up residence in Beaver Harbour. He served some years as County Councillor for the Parish of Pennfield.
    He leaves to mourn his wife, who was Ethel Holmes of this place, two sons, Edgar, at home, and Rupert of Utopia, six grandchildren; four brothers, Oscar and Robert of Somerville, Mass., George and Harry of West Virginia; two sisters, Lena and Annie in Florida.
    The funeral was held at his late residence on Friday, May 7th. The service was conducted by Rev. B.T. Keith of St. Mark's church, St. George, assisted by Rev. Mr. Randall of the Baptist church here. The pall-bearers were, Elmer Hawkins, Cecil Cross, Albert Wright, Harry Barry, Edmund O'Brien, Stanley Paul. Interment was in the local cemetery.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - May 20, 1943.

ELDRIDGE, JOHN FREDERICK "Fred" - On June 5th Frederick Eldridge, aged 81, a highly respected citizen of Beaver Harbor, passed away quietly in his sleep. He had been in failing health for the past few years, but his death was not expected and it was with sorrow many friends learned of his passing.
    He was a staunch member of the Baptist Church and until ill health kept him at home he was a faithful worker and was greatly missed from church services. His Christian influence reached many.
    Mr. Eldridge was twice married, his first wife was Miss Clara McDowell and the second, Mrs. Annie Spinney. Of the second marriage two sons survive, Alva at home and Clarence in the Canadian Army and two step-children, Mrs. Ray Harris and Harry I. Spinney, both residing in Boston. He also leaves seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    The funeral was held on Monday afternoon and was largely attended, testimony of the esteem in which he was held.
    Rev. Lorne Baker, pastor of Calvary United Baptist Church of Black's Harbor, conducted the service at the house and church. By request of the family, Mrs. G.W. Cross sang "Good Night and Good Morning" as a solo at the house. At the church service, hymns used were "Abide With Me," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "The Christian's Good-Night." Relatives acted as pall-bearers and interment was made in the family lot in Beaver Harbor cemetery. Attending the funeral from outside points were Mrs. J.T. Ferson, Mrs. Ada Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hinsdale of St. Stephen.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - June 17, 1943.

TATTON, TRESSA "Tress" - Beaver Harbour, Feb. 14 - The death of Miss Tressa Tatton, occurred on Friday morning, Feb. 11th, at the home of her niece, Mrs. G.W. McKay. Miss Tatton was 84 years of age and had many friends here and in Pennfield, her former home, who will regret to learn of her passing. She was a daughter of George and Abigail Tatton and the last surviving member of their family. A brother, William, with whom she lived in Beaver Harbour for the past thirty years predeceased her in December, 1942. The following month Miss Tatton was taken to the home of Mrs. McKay who tenderly cared for her throughout her illness. Her death was quite unexpected despite her failing health for a number of years.
    The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church which she was a devout member.
    Rev. William Randall conducted the service assisted by the church choir. The hymns used were her favorites. "The Old Rugged Cross", "Abide With Me" and Mr. Randall and Mrs. William Cross sang as a duet, "My Wonderful Dream".
    Pall-bearers were E.R. O'Brien, Allen Paul, Leslie Eldridge and R.J. Barry.
    Interment was made in the family lot in the Beaver Harbour cemetery.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - February 17, 1944.

PAUL, EMBRY H. - Beaver Harbour, Oct. 31 - Many friends will regret to learn of the death of Embry Paul, which occurred at his residence in Beaver Harbour on Oct. 17. Although not in the best of health for some time Mr. Paul was able to be about until about three days before his death, when he was stricken with a paralytic stroke. He was 78 years of age, born in Hall's Harbour, N.S., a son of the late Joshua and Mary Ann Paul, and moved to Beaver Harbour when a young man. He was highly respected by all who knew him.
    He leaves to mourn his wife, formerly Miss Bessie Barry, and two brothers, Rev. Arthur De Witt Paul, of Arlington, Mass. and Beaver Harbour, and Wilfrid of Presque Isle, Maine.
    The funeral was held at his late home on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 19, and was largely attended. The service was conducted by Rev. William Randall, pastor of the Baptist Church, of which Mr. Paul was a member. The church choir sang the hymns, "The Lord Is My Shepherd" and "Does Jesus Care." Interment was made in the local cemetery.
    Attending the funeral were Rev. A.D. Paul, and Wilfrid Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert Paul of New Jersey; Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Ellis Mawhinney, Mace's Bay; and Blair Wadlin and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wadlin of Pennfield.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - November 2, 1944.

SPARKS, ANNIE ALLEN - Beaver Harbour, Jan. 19 - A wide circle of friends in Saint John and vicinity as well as those in Beaver Habor will regret the death of William J. Sparks. He passing occurred at her home in Beaver Harbor on Sunday, January 13, following an illness of several weeks. She was born in Carter's Point 69 years ago and before her marriage was Miss Annie Williams.
    Mrs. Reginald Hatt (nee Marion Jones) of Beaver Harbor, a daughter by a previous marriage, survives her, also two sisters, Mrs. William Williamson, Mrs. Olive Thorne, and two brothers, Burton and Hannington Williams, all of Winnipeg.
    The funeral was held from her late home on Tuesday afternoon, January 15, with services conducted by Rev. George Readman, rector of Christ Church, Pennfield, assisted by Rev. W.L. Randall, pastor of the Baptist Church. The hymn, "Fade, Fade each Earthly Joy" was rendered by a choir of mixed voices.
    Burial was made in the Beaver Harbor cemetery.
    Among those from out of town who attended the funeral was Roy Sparks, a step-son, of Canning, N.S.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - January 24, 1946.

HOLMES, MARJORIE W. - Beaver Harbour, Jan. 18 - News of the death of Marjorie Norton Holmes, wife of Hazen Holmes, will be learned with regret by many friends in Maine and Southern New Brunswick. She had been in failing health for the past few months, but her death was a shock as only three weeks before she had returned from Portland, Me., where she had gone for medical treatment and it was hoped she would regain her usual health. However, despite all that had been done for her, she quietly passed away at her home at the Beaver Harbour Lighthouse on January 12.
    Mrs. Holmes was a daughter of the late George and Ada Norton, of Eastport, and had been a successful and popular school teacher there previous to her marriage. She and Mr. Holmes were Light Keepers at the Wolves Island, and Mrs. Holmes proved a delightful hostess at her home there and will long be remembered for her kindly ways by the many fisherman and other visitors, whose lot it was to visit "The Wolves Light."
    In October 1944, Mr. Holmes was transferred to the Beaver Harbour Light and Mrs, Holmes' friends were looking forward to having her in their midst. She is survived by her husband and a foster daughter, Betty Anne, also one brother, Charles Norton, of Eastport, one sister, Mrs. Edison S. Bastin, of Ithaca, N.Y. and two nephews, Charles and Omar Norton, Eastport.
    The funeral was held on Monday afternoon, January 14, from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Holmes, Beaver Harbor. Rev. W.L. Randall, pastor of the Baptist Church, conducted the service and was assisted by members of the choir who sang "Abide With Me" and "Good Night and Good Morning."
    Interment was in the Holmes lot 46 of the local cemetery. There were many beautiful floral tributes.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - January 24, 1946.

Mrs. Robert Gorrell Dies After Brief Illness Of Pneumonia
Former Beaver Harbor Young Woman Survived By Husband and Two Children in Dorchester

    News of the death of Mrs. Robert Gorrell, formerly Miss Bessie Barry, was a shock to the community if Beaver Harbour and deep sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. Her death, which occurred on January 20 in Dorchester, Mass., where she has lived since her marriage. She was 34 years of age.
    Mrs. Gorrell was a daughter of Harry Barry and the late Ella (Snider) Barry.
    Besides her father and stepmother, she is survived by her husband and two children, Barry and June Fay; four brothers, Edward Barry, Los Angeles; Aubrey, Brenton and Hilbert Barry, all of Beaver Harbor; a twin sister, Miss Blanche Barry, of Los Angeles; and five other sisters, Mrs. Helena Winslow and Mrs. Dean Hammond, of Los Angeles; Mrs. Roy Clark, Maces Bay; Miss Margaret Barry, North Head; and Miss Kathleen, Beaver Harbor.
    The body was brought to Beaver Harbor on Thursday, January 24, and a funeral which was largely attended was held in the Baptist Church. Rev. W.L. Randall conducted the service and the choir sanf "O Love that Will Not Let Me Go" and "No Night There". Interment was made in the Barry lot in the local cemetery.
    Those from away who attended the funeral were Mr. Gorrell, Miss Blanche Barry, Mrs. Helena Winslow, Edward Barry, Miss Margaret Barry; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Clark, Mrs. Otty Crossman, Moncton; Mr., and Mrs. Morton Maybe, Mrs. Stella Donahue, Lubec; and Mrs. Orland Wadlin of Saint John. 
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - February 7, 1946.

ARCHIE HARVIE DIES AT AGE 71 - The community of Beaver Harbour was saddened by the passing of Archie Harvie, which occurred in Fundy Hospital, Blacks Harbour Nov. 15.
    A well-known citizen, Mr. Harvie enjoyed the esteem of a wide circle of friends. He was born in LíEtete in 1881 and moved to Beaver Harbour at an early age, where he had since made his home.
    In 1905 he married Alma Lorena Dakin, who survives him. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles Spear (Elva), Mrs. Roy Forbush (Vivian), and Mrs. Horace Sellars (Eunice); two sons, Murray, of Toronto, and Loren, Beaver Harbour, and seven grandchildren.
    The funeral service was held in the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. C. E. Rockingham of Saint John. Two of his favorite hymns were sung by the  choir, "The End of the Road," and "The Christianís Good Night."
    Pall-bearers were E.A. OíBrien, Ernest Cross, Harry Wright, Arnold Hawkins, Clare Eldridge and Willard Wadlin.
    Among the many beautiful floral tributes were pieces from the Beaver Harbour Canning Co., Branch No. 39 of the Canadian Legion, and Sears-Roebuck Co. Boston.
    Interment was made in the Baptist Cemetery, Beaver Harbour.
SOURCE: Courtesy of P. Dale Wright.

TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES: Archibald (Archie) Harvie died November 15, 1952.

MRS. HERBT. WRIGHT SUCCUMBS TO LENGTHY ILLNESS - The death of Mrs. Rachel Almera Wright, occurred here Friday evening, Nov. 28, following a lengthy illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William E. MacVicar.
    Widow of Herbert Wright of Beaver Harbour, Mrs. Wright was a daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. William Johnston, and was in her 84th year. She was born at Hallís Harbour, NS.
    Mrs. Wright moved to Beaver Harbour at the early age of ten years with her parents, where she resided until six years ago when she became ill and came to live with Mr. and Mrs. MacVicar, where she was tenderly cared for during her long illness.
    Mrs. Wright was an adherent of the Baptist Church of Beaver Harbour, taking an active interest in its work as well as in the Red Cross and other activities for the good of the community.
    Surviving their mother are five sons, Grovenor, Maces Bay; Albert and Harry, Beaver Harbour; and Fenwick and Owen, in Labrador; five daughters, Mrs. Percy Eldridge, (Alberta) Beaver Harbour; Mrs. Donald Matthews (Bertha), LíEtete; Mrs. Albert Justason (Evelyn) St. Stephen; Mrs. William MacVicar (Berla) and Mrs. Preston Wentworth (Estella) both of St. George. Another daughter Mrs. Arthur Johnston (Ferne) of Blacks Harbour, died in 1934. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Annie Preston, Houlton and Miss Jennie Johnston, Calais, several grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren, as well as nephews and nieces.
    The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 30, with prayers at the home at 1 oíclock by Rev. Herbert J. Hoyt, rector of St. Markís Church, followed by service in the Baptist Church at Beaver Harbour, conducted by Rev. E. G. Corey, pastor of the United Baptist Church, St. George. The funeral was very largely attended by relatives and other friends. Favorite hymns were sung by the church choir with Mrs. Lyla Cross singing as a solo, "Heartache."
    The pall-bearers were Stanley Paul, Aulden Paul, Weldon Cossaboom, Alvin Wright, Marvin Wright and Spencer Eldridge, all of Beaver Harbour.
    Interment was made in the family lot in the cemetery at Beaver Harbour. There were many flowers received including those from Granite Chapter No. 15, Order of the Eastern Star.
SOURCE: Courtesy of P. Dale Wright.

TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES: Rachel Almira Wright died November 28, 1952.

MRS. IDA CROSS OF BEAVER HARBOUR DIES IN 84th YEAR - Beaver Harbour lost one of its oldest citizens Friday morning, Dec. 5, in the passing of Mrs. Ida Maude Cross at the age of 83 years.
    Familiarly known as "Aunt Maude," by friends far and near, her presence in the community will be keenly missed.
    She is survived by several nephews and nieces. Deepest sympathy is extended to them and to Albert Wright and his family, who so tenderly cared for her during her illness.
    Her husband Albert (Uncle Billy) Cross died four years ago.
    Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at her late home. Prayers and scripture were read by Rev. L. E. Davis of St. Stephen.
    The remains were taken to the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church where she has worshipped and served God so faithfully for many years.
    Rev. Mr. Davis paid high tribute to Mrs. Cross and during the service two of her favorite hymns were sung.
    Pall-bearers were Weldon Cossaboom, Spencer Eldridge, Harry Wright, Willard Wadlin, Floyd Hawkins, Aulden Paul.
    Interment was made in the Beaver Harbour Cemetery.
SOURCE: Courtesy of P. Dale Wright.
TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES: Ida Cross died December 5, 1952

CAR ACCIDENT VICTIM - BEAVER HARBOUR - Miss Eloise Marguerite Wright, 16, of Beaver Harbour, died in the Saint John General Hospital at noon on Sunday following a car accident on Thurday.
    Miss Wright was first taken to the Fundy Hospital at Black's Harbour Thursday evening following a car accident when the car in which she was a passenger left the main road, turned over three or four times before coming to a stop almost at the doorstep of Fundy Hospital.
    Miss Wright received a badly broken leg and other other injuries. The driver of the car, Vance Griffin, 19, and two other passengers, William McGarrigle, 21, and Alan Gaudett, 14, all of Black's Harbour, were badly shakenup, receiving minor cuts and bruises.
    Dr. D.O. Murray, Town Marshall B.J. Vickers of Blacks Harbour and Const. Robert Burns of the St. George detachment of RCMP were called. An investigation is being continued.
    Miss Wright was taken to Saint John General Hospital via ambulance on Saturday when her condition became worse.
    A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wright, Beaver Harbour, Eloise is survived by her parents, two brothers, Emerson and Barton, at home; and a sister, Miss Greta Wright, Lambertville, Deer Island.
    She was a student in grade IX at Black's Harbour High School, a member of the United Baptist Church of Beaver Harbour and the Sunday school and Baptist Young People's group of the church.

FUNERAL IS HELD FOR CAR ACCIDENT VICTIM - One Of Largest In Town Memory - "Died November 19, 1956" - Beaver Harbour - Funeral service for Miss Eloise Marguerite Wright, fatally injured in a car accident at Blacks Harbour (The Courier, Nov. 15), was held here Wednesday afternoon of last week.  Following prayers at the home, the body was taken to the United Baptist Church where service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. T W Howard. He was assisted by Rev. F W Greer Hutchinson, pastor of Calvary United Baptist Church, Blacks Harbour, and Rev. A.S. Carpenter, pastor of the United Baptist Church, Fairhaven, Deer Island.
    Honor Guard - The girls of the high school grades of Blacks Harbour school attended the service and formed a guard of honor at the door of the church.
    The pallbearers were friends and classmates: Dale Wright, Jack Eldridge, Wayne Barry, Gary OíNeill, Douglas Waite Jr., and Wayne Hawkins.
     Favorite hymns were sung. Hayward Sparks of Saint John sang a solo, How Beautiful Heaven Must Be; Mrs. G W Cross and Mrs. Victor Maxwell, a duet, Be Thou Near; and Safe In The Arms Of Jesus was sung by the church choir.
     The funeral, one of the largest ever seen here, was attended by many relatives and friends from St. Stephen, Saint John, Deer Island, Fredericton, Blacks Harbour, LíEtete, St. Andrews, Pennfield, and St. George.
    Students of the Beaver Harbour and Blacks Harbour schools as well as members of the teaching staff also attended.
    Among many flowers received were those from Willing Workers Sewing Club of Beaver Harbour Baptist Church; Grade IX of Blacks Harbour High School; factory employees of Connors Bros. Ltd.; United Baptist Church; Beaver Harbour; students of grades X, XI, and XII of Blacks Harbour High School; Sunday school of Beaver Harbour Baptist Church; Granite chapter No. 15, OES, St. George; Beaver; Harbour Home and School Association; Goodwill Club of Pennfield; Members of the graduating class of 1957, Deer Island Regional School; Baptist Young Peopleís Union, Lordís Cove, Deer Island; pupils of the Beaver Harbour school; grade VIII of Blacks Harbour High School, home economics class; and members of the teaching staff of Blacks Harbour High School.
    Miss Wright died in Saint John General Hospital where she was a patient for several hours following a car accident.
    She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wright, two brothers, Emerson and Barton, Beaver Harbour, a sister, Miss Greta Wright, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Fountain, Lambertville, Deer Island.
SOURCE: Courtesy of P. Dale Wright.

MS. THEODORE WRIGHT - BEAVER HARBOUR - The death of Mrs. Estella Wright, widow of Theodore Wright, occurred at her home at Deadman's Harbour, after a short illness.
    Mrs. Wright was a daughter of the late William and Marcella Noddin and was born at Deadman's Harbour, Charlotte County, Sept. 25, 1881.
    She was an adherent of the United Baptist Church at Beaver Harbour, which she attended regularly.
    Mrs. Wright is survived by two sons, Alvin L. Wright and Marvin M. Wright of Beaver Harbour, a third son, Clyde died a number of years ago. Also surviving are a grandson, P. Dale Wright of St. George, a brother, Bernard Noddin, Deadman's Harbour, and two sisters, Mrs. Burton Murphy (Nina) of Deadman's Harbour and Mrs. Roy Kavanaugh (Arlene) of Rolling Dam, and a number of nephews and nieces.
SOURCE: Courtesy of P. Dale Wright.

CHARLES O. TATTON IS LAID TO REST (By Mrs. Marven M. Wright) - Relatives and the many friends of Charles O. Tatton, of Beaver Harbour, were shocked and saddened by his sudden death on Tuesday, Jan. 7th, at the Charlotte County Hospital. He wad been ill only a few days.
    He leaves to mourn his wife Louise (Graham) and brother Cameron. Several nieces and nephews. He was born June 13th, 1895, son of the late George and Matilda Tatton. The funeral was held from his home on Friday. Conducted by Rev. Julian Green. A solo "Jesus Lover of My Soul" sung by Mrs. Lyla Cross. Pallbearers were Willard Wadlin, Clare Eldridge, Edgar Kelson, Earle Hawkins, Leonard Theriault and Thomas Miller.
    The floral tributes were varied and beautiful and showed the great esteem in which he was held. Interment was in the Beaver Harbour Cemetery.
SOURCE: Courtesy of P. Dale Wright.

MRS. JOSEPH MILLEN DIES IN HOSPITAL - The funeral of Mrs. Joseph Millen (Fannie Eldridge) whose death occurred at Fundy Hospital Feb. 18, was held Sunday afternoon, Feb. 21 at her late home in Beaver Harbour. The service was conducted by her pastor, Rev. Julian Green with Mrs. G W Cross as soloist.
    Mrs. Millen was a daughter of the late William and Nancy (Carr) Eldridge of Beaver Harbour and was born Sept. 2, 1880.
    Her early years were spent in Boston, Mass., where she was employed and following her marriage she and her husband resided in Somerville, Mass.
    Following Mr. Millenís retirement they moved to Beaver Harbour and occupied the family homestead with her brother Leslie who passed away in 1957.
    Mrs. Millen had numerous friends who regret her passing. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and active in all phases of church work until ill health prevented participation.
    She is survived by her husband, two brothers, Percy and Spencer and a sister, Mrs. Edwin (Alma) Justason all of Beaver Harbour; also a number of nieces and nephews.
    Flowers, donations to cancer and heart funds, and memorials to the Baptist Church and Missionary Society were testimony to the esteem in which Mrs. Millen was held.
    Interment was in the Beaver Harbour cemetery.  Pallbearers were Ė nephews, Gordon Eldridge, Millen Eldridge, Garnet Eldridge, and Edwin Eldridge, and Ernest Cross and Alvah Eldridge.

ELDRIDGE, ALICE A. - Milltown - The death of Miss Alice A. Eldridge occurred in Charlotte County Hospital after an illness of six weeks. She was 71.
    Born in Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, Nov. 8, 1892, she was the daughter of the late George Allen and Elizabeth Jane (McDowell) Eldridge.
    She attended school in Beaver Harbour and lived there in the early years. Later she moved to Boston where she was employed, returning to spend summers at Moose Island, Charlotte County. Upon her retirement she came to Milltown to reside.
    She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Ferson, with whom she resided; Mrs. Henry Hinsdale, The Ledge, Charlotte County; and Mrs. Charles Conley, Beaver Harbour; two brothers, Calvin K. Eldridge, Woodsbridge, England; and George Albert Eldridge, Beaver Harbour, and several nieces and nephews.
    The body is resting at the MacDonald Funeral Home, St. Stephen where prayers were said last night. Today the body will be taken to St. George Funeral Home for service at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in Beaver Harbour.
SOURCE: Courtesy of P. Dale Wright.

KELSON, ETHEL - At the Bethel Nursing Home, Youngís Cove Road, Jan. 13, 1972, Ethel, widow of the Captain William H. Kelson of Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County; survived by two sons, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home until Sunday noon when the body will be taken to the United Baptist Church at Beaver Harbour, where service will be held at 1 p.m. Interment in the Community Cemetery, Beaver Harbour.
SOURCE: Courtesy of P. Dale Wright.

ELDRIDGE, LEONA STUART - At the Fundy Hospital, Black's Harbour, on October 15, 1992, Mrs. Leona S. Eldridge, of Beaver Harbour, wife of Gordon W. Eldridge; survived by her husband, two sons, Jack, of Holts Point, Gordon, of Beaver Harbour, four daugthers, Carole, Mrs. Nelson McKenzie, of Saint John, Audrey, Mrs. Ronald Hawkins, of Beaver Harbour, Donna, Mrs. Fraser Walsh of Black's Harbour and Katherine, Mrs. Peter Vihvelin, Saint John, two sisters, Katherine O'Neill of Black's Harbour, and Beatrice Waite, of Beaver Harbour, two brothers, Chandler and Maurice Pendelton, both of Deer Island, fifteen grandchildren, several nephews and nieces.
    Rested at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George. The funeral was held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Beaver Harbour United Church. Interment in the Beaver Harbour Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB).

ELDRIDGE, OLIVE EMILY - At the McConchie Nursing Home in Norton, NB on January 29, 1994, Miss Olive Emily Eldridge of Beaver Harbour, daughter of the late Bernard and Eugenie (Fowler) Eldridge. Survived by two brothers, J. Emerson and Harold, both of Saint John, one niece, Barbara, Mrs. Ernest Eldridge of Vancouver, one great-niece, one great-nephew and two great- great-nieces.
    Memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 13, 1994 from the St. George Funeral Home Chapel, 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB. Interment in the Beaver Harbour Community cemetery. Remembrances to the Charlotte County Cancer Society or the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.

PAUL, AOLDEN LLEWELLYN - Alden L. Paul of Beaver Harbour died peacefully at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Violet Fowler, Grand Bay, on Easter Morning, April 16, 1995, following a period of failing health.
    Husband of the late Vera M. (Moses) Paul and son of the late Albert S. and Matilda (Everett) Paul. He is survived by two daughters, Vi and her husband DeForest Fowler of Grand Bay, Florence and her husband Melborne Gaudet of Ottawa; one step-daughter, Betty (Mrs. Jackie Stinston) of St. Andrews; three granddaughters, Susan Chisholm of Halifax, Cindy Chandler of Fairvale and Belinda Wilson of North Bay, Ont.; three grandsons, Sam Gaudet of Beaver Harbour, Joseph and Kevin Gaudet both of Vancouver, B.C.; six great-grandchildren; one sister Emma Berry of Warwick, Rhode Island; and several nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by one sister, Violet Foley and brothers, Clarence, Whalen, Stanley, Russell and Hilton. He served with the Provost Corps during World War II. After his discharge, he returned to a period as a fisherman and retired in 1981 from the N.B. Highway Patrol after 20 years of service. He was an active member of the Eastern Charlotte Lions Club and served a term as President. He was Baptist by faith, past member of Black's Harbour Curling Club and an active cribbage player.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, N.B. from where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with interment in the Beaver Harbour Community Cemetery. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and the N.B. Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
SOURCE: The St. Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB).

CROSS, JESSIE MAE - Unexpectedly at the Saint John Regional Hospital on February 3, 1997, Mrs. Jessie May (Leavitt) Cross of Beaver Harbour, N.B., wife of Winston Gillmore Cross. Survived by her husband, one son, Zeldon and wife Wanda of Grand Bay, her mother, Violet Leavitt of Saint John, three grandchildren, Wendy and her husband Mark Richard of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Gregory and wife Kelly of Beaver Harbour and Stacy and her husband Bob Bourgeois of Saint John, two brothers, Bernard Leavitt of Musquash and Marshall Leavitt, Canal; five sisters, Thelma Hatt, Canal; Hilda Strazze, Charleston, South Carolina; Marie Love, Saint John; Myrtle McVicar, Saint John, and Geraldine Parlee, Prince George, B.C., also several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Cross was born in Blacks Harbour, N.B., December 25, 1915, daughter of Violet (Thompson) Leavitt and the late Oscar Leavitt. She was a member of the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church.
    Resting at St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, N.B. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2:00p.m. at the chapel.
    Interment in Beaver Harbour Cemetery in the spring. Visiting hours Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

CROSS, WINSTON G. - After a lengthy illness at the Ridgewood Veterans Wing in Saint John on Aug. 28, 1997, Mr. Winston G. Cross of Beaver Harbour, N.B., husband of the late Jessie May (Leavitt) Cross.
    Survived by one son Zeldon and wife Wanda of Grand Bay, N.B.; two granddaughters, Wendy and husband Mark Riichard of Dartmouth, N.S. and Stacy and husband Bob Bourgeois of Saint John, N.B.; one son Gregory and wiife Kelly of Beaver Harbour, N.B.; two great-grandsons, Alan and Konner; and one-great-granddaughter, Haley; two nieces, Ann McFarlane and husband John, and Ernestine and husband Murchie Hatt, both of California.
    Born in Beaver Harbour on April 13, 1916, he was the son of the late Neil and Nora (Gilmore) Cross. He worked for the City of Saint John as a surveyor for 15 years. He was an avid fisherman. He was also a member of the Beaver Harbour United Baptist Church. He was a Veteran of the 2nd World War.
    Rested at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage St., St. George, N.B. from where funeral service was held Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment was in the Beaver Harbour Community Cemetery.
    Remembrances to the charity of the donors choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

HAWKINS, STEPHEN ADOLPHUS "Dolph" - After a lengthy illness, at the Fundy Nursing Home, Blacks Harbour, on Sept. 12, 1997, Mr. Adolphus Stephen Hawkins of Beaver Harbour, husband of Muriel (Stuart) Hawkins. Born in Beaver Harbour, Jan. 3, 1915, he was the son of Almon and Lucy (Pond) Hawkins and had worked as a fisherman.
    Survived by his wife Muriel, five daughters, Phyllis, Mrs. Gerald Justason; Verna, Mrs. George Bell; Barbara. Mrs. Marvin Sloan; Carolanne, Mrs. Joe Cooke; and Alice, Mrs. Stanley Kaglar, all of Beaver Harbour; three sons, Allison and wife Audrey of Beaver Harbour; Wade and wife Elaine Hawkins, Pennfield; Clarence and wife Angela Hawkins of Dartmouth, N.S.; four brothers, Arnold H. of Beaver Harbour; John and Harry Hawkins of Sudbury, Ont.; Tommy Hawkins of Pennfield; four sisters, Mary Irish and Clara Turner of Sudbury, Ont.; Glenna Leighton of Pennfield and Vera French of Beaver Harbour; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Mr. Hawkins was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Fraser, two sons, Perry and Terry and one brother, Garland.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, N.B. from where the funeral service was held on Monday at 2 p.m. Interment at the Harbour View Cemetery in Beaver Harbour.
    Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

LEWIS, MARY ISABELLA - Unexpectedly at the Saint John Regional Hospital on October 19, 2001, Mrs. Mary Isabella (Nodding) Lewis of Beaver Harbour, NB, wife of the late William H. Lewis. Born in Beaver Harbour on July 21, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Bertha (Dakin) Nodding. A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by one son, Robert Nodding (Nancy) of Beaver Harbour; six daughters, Bonnie, Mrs. Joey Benoit of Beaver Harbour; Ella, Mrs. Kurt Larsson of Blacks Harbour; Ellen, Mrs. Wayne Doyle of Oromocto; Ruth, Mrs. Mark Tratch of Beaver Harbour; Helen, Mrs. Robin Carter of Seeleys Cove; and Lucy, Mrs. John Stevens of Beaver Harbour; one step-son, Basil Lewis (Joyce) of Digby, Nova Scotia; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Amy McAllen of Rollingdam and Gert, Mrs. Tom McLaughlin of Trenton, Ontario; one brother, Burwell Nodding of British Columbia; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mary was predeceased by three brothers, Byron, Garfield and Marvin and two sisters, Blanche and Freda. A life-long resident of Beaver Harbour, Mary had been employed by Connors Brothers for over 30 years. She was a member of the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church and The Fundy Seniors. She enjoyed knitting in her leisure time.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB. with visiting on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM. The service will be held from the Pennfield United Baptist Church on Sunday at 2 PM with Rev. Grant Alcorn officiating. Interment in the Beaver Harbour Community Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Bible Society or to a charity of the donorís choice would be appreciated by the family.

WRIGHT, HELEN BELLE - Peacefully, at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John NB on May 7, 2002, Mrs. Helen Belle Wright of Beaver Harbour, NB wife of the late Harry Taylor Wright. Born on Deer Island on April 21, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Threasa (Stuart) Fountain.
    A loving mother and grandmother, Helen is survived by two sons; Barton (Joanne) and Emerson (Isabelle), both of Beaver Harbour; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by two daughters, Greta McRae and Eloise Wright. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
    In her early years, Helen had worked for Connors Bros. as a Packer. She was Owner-Operator of the Harbour View Canteen in Beaver Harbour for many years. An excellent cook, she was well-known for her great fudge and doughnuts. She enjoyed knitting and talking on the C.B. She was a member of the Beaver Harbour United Baptist Church.
    Resting at her residence, 21 Wrightís Lane, Beaver Harbour, NB where friends are welcome to call on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Graveside service will be held at the Beaver Harbour Community Cemetery on Saturday at 3 PM with Rev. Bruce Alcorn officiating. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the NB Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
    Arrangements have been entrusted to the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, N. B.

DICKSON, AMY FRANCIS - At the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB on May 28, 2002, Ms. Amy Francis Dickson of Ridgeview Manor, Pennfield, NB and formerly of Beaver Harbour, NB. Born in Beaver Harbour on October 6, 1907 she was the daughter of the late Percy and Laura (Paul) Dickson. A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by one daughter, Doris Nodding of Beaver Harbour; five grandchildren; Mark (Christine), Stephen (Syritha), Clifford (Lorena), Joan Marceau (Fidele) and Ora (Emile); nine great grandchildren; one great great grandson; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Amy was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by one great grandson, Troy McGarrigle.
    Amy loved housework and had worked as a housekeeper for various employers. She was a member of the Beaver Harbour United Baptist Church.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB where friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. The service will be held from the Beaver Harbour United Baptist Church on Thursday at 2 PM with interment to follow at the Beaver Harbour Community Cemetery. In her memory, donations to a charity of the donorís choice would be appreciated by the family.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - May 29, 2002.

SLOAN, MARVIN ALTON - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marvin Alton Sloan, husband of Barbara (Hawkins) Sloan of Beaver Harbour, NB, which occurred at the Fundy Nursing Home, Blacks Harbour, NB on October 30, 2006. Born in Upper Magaguadavic NB, on September 28, 1940 he was a son of the late Howard and Helena (Fraser) Sloan. A loving husband, father, papa, and brother he is survived by his wife Barbara, one daughter; Debbie Sloan and one granddaughter; Christina Sloan both of Port Elgin, one brother; Percy (June) Sloan and one sister, June (George) Calcos both of Magaguadavic NB, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Marvin was predeceased by six brothers; Calvin, Travis, Jerry, Elwood, Teddy and Gary.
    Marvin was a carpenter by trade. He enjoyed collecting and selling sports cards, and was a avid Horseshoe player and former provincial champion. Marvin was always up for a good game of darts.
    Resting at the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church, Beaver Harbour NB, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The service will be held from the church on Friday at 3:00 pm with Rev. Bruce Alcorn and Rev. Keith Osborne officiating. Interment will follow at the Beaver Harbour Community Cemetery. For those who wish, donations to the NB Alzheimerís Society or a charity of the donorís choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George NB.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - Nov 2, 2006 & St. George Funeral Home website.

HARVIE, MARION EVELYN - Marion Evelyn (Weaver) Harvie passed away at her residence in St. George NB on May 1, 2007 at the age of 77. Born in Doaktown NB, on October 19, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Perley and Helen (Donald) Weaver. Marion was the wife of the late Murray Dakin Harvie. She is survived by daughters; Shirley (Wayne) Arbour, Brenda Blinn and Patty Hooper, a son, Richard (Kathy) Harvie, six grandchildren, Eric, Lindsay, Shannon, Cortney, Dakin and Hiliary, one great grandchild, Ethan, one step daughter, Caryl and step granddaughter Denyse, brothers; Donnie, Norris, Ivan, Gerald and Lyman, sisters; Olive and Carol, many nieces and nephews. In addition her loving husband Murray, she was predeceased by her brother Archie and sister Eva.
    Marion was a long standing member of the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church, Beaver Harbour NB as well as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 39 Auxiliary. She was a devoted member of the OES Granite Chapter # 15 of the Eastern Star, as well as a former member of the Rebekkah Lodge of Aurora ON. Marion touched the lives of anyone she met; she was giving, unselfish and caring. She will always be remembered with love and fond memories by many, many friends.
    Resting at the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church, from where the service will be held on Friday at 2:00 pm followed by interment in the Beaver Harbour Community Cemetery. Visiting at the church on Thursday from 7-9 pm. The Granite Chapter #15 of the OES will conduct a tribute service at the church on Thursday at 6:00 pm followed by an Auxiliary Service from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #39. Following the interment all are invited to the church for a time of fellowship. In Marionís memory donations to the NB Lung Association or a charity of the donorís choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George NB.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - May 2, 2007.

HAWKINS, MURIEL PERNELL - Peacefully at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen NB, on May 15th, 2007, Mrs. Muriel Pernell (Stuart) Hawkins, wife of the late Adolphus Stephen Hawkins of Beaver Harbour NB. Born at Deer Island NB on October 30, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Mabel (Lambert) Stuart. A loving mother, grandmother and sister, she is survived by five daughters; Phyllis (Gerald) Justason, Verna (George) Bell, Barbara Sloan, Carolanne (Joe) Cooke and Alice (Stanley) Kagler all of Beaver Harbour, three sons; Allison (Audrey) Hawkins of Beaver Harbour, Wade Hawkins of Toronto ON and Clarence (Angela) Hawkins of Dartmouth NS, 20 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, one sister, Iva Lambert of Deer Island, sister in law Emily Lambert of St. Andrews NB and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by two sons; Terry and Perry Hawkins, and one daughter, Shirley Fraser.
    Muriel was a quiet women who worked for 15 years for Connorís Bros. in the labeling room, after which she made her home her life.
    Resting at the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church from where the service will be held on Friday at 2:00 pm followed by interment in the Beaver Harbour Community Cemetery. Visiting at the church on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In Murielís memory donations to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation, Charlotte County Cancer or a charity of the donorís choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George NB.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - May 17, 2007 & St. George Funeral Home website.

NODDING, CLIFFORD EUGENE "Cliffy" - Unexpectedly at the Saint John Regional Hospital, following a tragic accident at sea, Mr. Clifford Eugene Nodding, husband of Mrs. Lorena Gail (Keating) Nodding of Beaver Harbour NB. Born in Blacks Harbour on November 28, 1952, he was a son of Doris Muriel (Dickson) Nodding and the late Byron Nodding. A loving husband, father, son and brother he is survived by his wife Lorena, two sons; Mark (Tanya) Nodding of Tiberton NS, Nicholas Nodding of Beaver Harbour, one daughter; Jacalyn Nodding of Beaver Harbour, his mother Doris Nodding of Beaver Harbour, two brothers, Stephen and Mark Nodding (Mary Ann) all of Beaver Harbour, two sisters; Joan (Fildle) Marceau of Blacks Harbour NB and Ora McCarthy (Emile Belliveau) of Beaver Harbour and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
    Cliffy was a self employed fisherman and a people person who enjoyed sitting at ďTimsĒ and talking to all those who stopped by. He also was a devoted family man and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Freeport NS. Cliffy was a well known and well loved resident of Beaver Harbour and will be greatly missed by the community.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home & Crematorium, 26 Portage Street, St. George NB on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Thursday from the Calvary Baptist Church in Blacks Harbour at 2:00 pm, interment will follow at the Beaver Harbour Community Cemetery. In Cliffyís memory donations to the Charlotte County Cancer or to a charity of the donorís choice would be appreciated by the family.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - December 15, 2007 & St. George Funeral Home website.

ELDRIDGE, GORDON WAKEFIELD - At the Fundy Nursing Home, Blacks Harbour NB on December 17, 2007, Mr. Gordon Wakefield Eldridge, husband of the late Leona (Pendleton) Eldridge of Beaver Harbour NB. Born in Beaver Harbour on December 3, 1916 he was a son of the late George and Florence (Bennett) Eldridge. A loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, Gordon is survived by two sons; Jack Eldridge of Bocabec NB and Gordon Eldridge Jr. of Beaver Harbour, four daughters; Carole (Nelson) MacKenzie and Audrey (Ronnie) Hawkins both of Beaver Harbour, Donna (Fraser) Walsh of Blacks Harbour and Kate (Peeter) Vihvelin of Saint John NB, 15 Grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one sister; Frances Eldridge of Beaver Harbour, Dear Friends; Mike and Pearl Bourque of Beaver Harbour and Francis and Theresa OíNeil of Pennfield NB and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by one daughter, Joan Eldridge, one grandson, Terry Eldridge and two brothers Millen and Harold Eldridge.
    Prior to his retirement, Gordon worked as a carpenter for Connors Bros Ltd. in Blacks Harbour and later at the construction of Point Lepreau. He loved woodworking and carpentry work and was a member of the Brunswick Curling Club in Blacks Harbour. Gordon was an expert gardener and had a wealth of knowledge of the people and places around his home in Charlotte County. He was well loved and will be missed greatly by his Fundy Nursing Home family.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home & Crematorium (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB, from where the service will be held at the Gary E. Waycott Memorial Chapel on Thursday at 10:00 am with Rev. Gordon Cooke officiating. Interment will be held at the Beaver Harbour Community Cemetery in the Spring. Visiting at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - December 19, 2007 & St. George Funeral Home website.
TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES: Gordon's committal service was held May 22, 2008.

WRIGHT, HORACE "BARTON" - Unexpectedly, at his residence on December 1, 2008, Mr. H. Barton Wright, companion of Ms. Joanne Wilson of Bayside NB. Born at Beaver Harbour NB on February 2, 1943, he was a son of the late Harry and Helen (Fountain) Wright. A loving companion, father, grandfather and uncle, he is survived by his companion Joanne, one son, Bruce Wright of Barrington NS, one daughter, Dawn Newell of Port La Tour NS, six grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Barton was predeceased by one brother, H. Emerson Wright, and by two sisters; Greta McRae and Eloise Wright.
    By Bartonís request there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at the Beaver Harbour Community Cemetery on Thursday at 11:00 am with Rev. Bruce Alcorn officiating. In Bartonís memory donations to a charity of the donorís 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: St. George Funeral Home website.

JUSTASON, GERALD MYRON - Gerald M. Justason devoted husband for 49 years to Phyllis (Hawkins) Justason of Beaver Harbour, passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 11, 2011 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born August 3, 1937 in Pennfield to the late Alvin and Olga (Cross) Justason. Gerald was a mechanic for the Department of Transportation for over 17 years and also worked with Deer Island Ferries retiring in 1987. He a member of the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church enjoyed going for drives, traveling, camping and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Besides his wife Phyllis, Gerald is survived by his son Osborne (Krysten) of Pennfield and daughter Louise Gauthier (Dwayne) of Beaver Harbour; five precious grandchildren Matthew, Nicole, Kaitlen, Sean and Lauryn; sister-in-law Colleen Justason of Halifax, NS; nephew Robert and niece Jill and many friends. Besides his parents Gerald was predeceased by his brother Glendon Justason.
    Arrangements are under the direction of the Fundy Funeral Home 230 Westmorland Road. Visitation will be held from the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church 543 Main Street, Beaver Harbour on Sunday, March 13th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will held from the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church on Monday, March 14th at 2:00 p.m. Interment to take place in the Harbour View Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers donations in Geraldís memory can be made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church or to the charity of the donorís choice.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - March 12, 2011 & Fundy Funeral Home website.

ELDRIDGE, FRANCES ISABEL "Fran" - Frances Isabel Eldridge passed away peacefully on January 21st, 2012, at the Fundy Nursing Home in Beaver Harbour, N.B.. Born in Beaver Harbour, N.B. on July 22, 1918, she was the daughter of Florence (Bennett) and Spencer Eldridge. After graduation from high school in Boston, she moved to Montreal to work at CBC for the National Film Board of Canada and later with the RCMP and then finished her career with the National Film Board of Canada in Toronto. She then moved home to Beaver Harbour to care for her aging parents. Frances was a loving and caring person in her community. She loved her Church and was active in the Church until she came ill.
    Frances is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents and brothers Gordon, Millen, Merrill and Harold and many nieces and nephews.
    In keeping with Francesí wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held from the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church, Beaver Harbour NB on Tuesday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Brent Wagstaff officiating. Interment will take place at the Beaver Harbour Community Cemetery in the Spring. In lieu of flowers donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Canada or to the Beaver Harbour Baptist Church 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) - January 23, 2011 & St. George Funeral Home website.

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