Presbyterian Kirk Cemetery

Transcribed by G. Christian Larsen
Updated August 12, 2011

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ANDERSON, James Adams BEACH, Mary Augusta DUNBAR, Catherine "Cassie"
DUNBAR, J. Dyer ELDRIDGE, John "Charles" FARQUHARSON, G.M. "Glennie"
HAZLETT, Madeline Doris HAWKINS, Audrey Greta HAWKINS, Carl Raymond
HAWKINS, Elma Lorenda HAWKINS, Kenneth G. "Ken" HAWKINS, Lizzie A.
JACKSON, Emma JACKSON, Sophie JUSTASON, J. Kenneth "Ken"
KERNIGHAN, John McDOWELL, John "Martin" McDOWELL, John Martin "Jack"
McDOWELL, John "Walter" McDOWELL, T. Norman PAUL, Madge Enid
SPEAR, John Alexander   SPEAR, Lora Alice

Pennfield (Charlotte Co.) 21st April, John KERNIGHAN, age 83, native of County Down, Ireland and a resident of Pennfield for last 46 years, left wife, one son, five grandchildren.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - May 10, 1883.

d. Pennfield (Charlotte Co.) May 7th, Norman McDOWELL, age 21, s/o John McDOWELL, left father, mother, six sisters and three brothers.
SOURCE: The Daily Telegraph (Saint John, NB) - May 20, 1893.

Pennfield (Charlotte Co.) April 14th, after a lingering illness of consumption, Lizzie A. Marr HAWKINS w/o William I. HAWKINS, Pennfield, a native of Toronto, Ontario.
SOURCE: The Daily Sun (Saint John, NB) - Apr 20, 1894.

d. Pennfield (Charlotte Co.) Feb. 1893, of inflammation of the brain, Carl Raymond HAWKINS infant s/o W.I. HAWKINS and Lizzie A. HAWKINS and d/o Ira MARR and the late Sarah A. MARR, Toronto, Ontario.
SOURCE: The Daily Sun (Saint John, NB) - April 25, 1894.

DUBAR, JOHN "DYER" - Dyer Dunbar, retired railroad man and a resident of Pennfield passed away suddenly Tuesday afternoon. He had apparently suffered a heart attack as he was found near his home. He was in the 66th year of his age and leaves besides his wife, one sister, Mrs. Walter J. McWha, of St. Stephen and three brothers, Melvin at home, Thomas in Los Angeles and Delbert in Saskatoon.
    The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon under Masonic auspices with Rev. R.U. McLean of St. Stephen conducting with service.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - April 10, 1941.

DUBAR, JOHN "DYER" - The community of Pennfield was shocked on Tuesday, April 8, when it became known that J. Dyer Dunbar had suddenly passed away from a heart attack which he suffered while repairing the driveway, and died instantly.
    A man of quiet nature and sterling qualities, he will be greatly missed in his home and by his many friends.
    He was born in Pennfield 68 years ago, a son of the late James and Rebecca Dunbar, where he spent all of his life retiring from the railroad about five years ago.
    For a number of years he had been an elder of the Presbyterian church, and a member of the Orange and Masonic lodges, under whose auspices the funeral was conducted.
    He leaves to mourn besides his wife, who was formerly Catherine Johnston, a niece and nephew, Anna and Kenneth Johnston; three brothers, Thomas of Los Angeles; Melvin, Pennfield; and Delbert, of Regina; and one sister, Mrs. W.J. McWha, of St. Stephen.
    A short funeral service was held at the home by Rev. B.T. Keith of St. George, and Rev. Robert U. McLean of St. Stephen, Mr. McLean conducting the services at the church and grave. Pall-bearers were Samuel McKay, A. Beecher Hawkins, Eugene Wilson, and Edward Wood.
    The funeral was the largest held in Pennfield for many years with many beautiful floral tributes. Interment was made in the family lot in the Presbyterian cemetery.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - April 17, 1941.

BEACH, MARY AUGUSTA - After an illness of some fourteen months Mrs. Howard Beach passed quietly away on April 20 at her home in Honeydale. She was born at Pennfield April 5, 1875, daughter of William N. and Agnes Carlyle Hawkins, and after graduating from Provincial Normal School at Fredericton taught in different parts of the county for thirteen years. She was a member of the Baptist Church and took active interest in church and Sunday school work, holding important offices in each for many years. She was also keenly interested in the C.G.I.T. Camp, which she attended each year as long her health permitted. She was woman of rate qualities and was loved by many friends for her great kindness of heart and willing hands.
    She married Howard Beach of Honeydale September 25, 1905, and besides her husband leaves two daughters to mourn their loss, Mrs. Louis Orr and Mrs. Clayton Logan, both of St. Stephen; seven grandchildren, Douglas, Paul, Karl, Gerald, Marion, Billy and Carol; two half-sisters, Mrs. G.W. Scott, St. John, and Mrs. Ray Justason, Pennfield, Pennfield; four half-brothers, Rupert, Ernest, Raymond and Harold of Pennfield; and one full brother, Will, in Machias, Me. One brother, Horatio, died several years ago.
    Rev. G.L. Hovey, pastor of the Baptist Church at Honeydale, assisted by Rev. William Armstrong of the United Church, conducted the funeral service at the home. The choir sang "Unto the Hills", and "Sweet Bye and Bye". Interment was at Pennfield were Rev. H.A. Westrup conducted the service at the grave. Pall-bearers were her four brothers.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - May 1, 1941.

JACKSON, SOPHIE - St. George, June 12 - On Thursday morning, June 8th, at 10 o'clock, Sophie, wife of R.J. Jackson, of Pennfield, passed on to the higher life, after an illness of several months. She was born in Saint John February 27th, 1860, a daughter of the Capt. Nathaniel and Mary Frizzell.
    Mrs. Jackson was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church and possessed the qualities of a true Christian woman. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Leonard of Ottawa, Warren of Black's Harbour and Vernon at home, also one grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
    The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon with prayers at the home, after which the remains were taken to the Presbyterian Church, and was largely attended by friends from Saint John and surrounding districts. Service was conducted by Chas. D. Henderson, student minister. Hymns sung by the choir were "Unto the Hills," "Nearer my God to Thee" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."
    Pall-bearers were Clarence Munro, Samuel McKay, Melvin Dunbar, Ernest Hawkins, Rupert Hawkins and Beecher Hawkins.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - June 15, 1944.

McDOWELL, ROBERT "WALTER" - The death of Walter McDowell occurred Monday evening, Oct. 9, at his home in Pennfield. Although he had been in poor health for a number of years, his death came very suddenly and was a great shock to his family and many friends.
    Born at Pennfield 74 years ago, son of the late John and Mary (Dunbar) McDowell, he is survived by his wife, two sons, Martin and Ernest; one daughter, Mrs. C.M. Pratt, of Saint John; seven grandsons and two granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews. A host of friends will deeply mourn his loss.
    Mr. McDowell was employed for several years with the Canadian Pacific Railway, having been superannuated nine years ago.
    He was a member of the St. George Masonic Lodge.
    He will be remembered as a man of generous and kindly disposition, ever ready to help any who needed assistance.
    The funeral, which was largely attended, was held at his late home on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. William Randall, pastor of the Pennfield Baptist Church. A male quartette sang very beautifully the hymn "Abide With Me". The service at the grave was carried out by the Masonic Order. The pall-bearers were section men and brother Masons.
    There was an abundance of beautiful floral pieces, which bore silent testimony to the high esteem in which he was held. He was laid to rest in the family lot of the Presbyterian churchyard at Pennfield.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - October 19, 1944.

Mrs. Dyer Dunbar Dead At Moncton
Former Teacher, Native Of Pennfield, Passes After Lengthy Illness

    The death of Mrs. Dyer (Catherine) Dunbar which occurred Nov. 9, is being mourned by a wife circle of friends. Born in Pennfield, Charlotte County, the daughter of the late William and Margaret Johnstone, she had spent the greater part of her life there. After finishing school she entered the Provincial Normal School and in her early life taught in several New Brunswick schools.
    In 1918 she was united in marriage to John Dyer Dunbar, also of Pennfield, who predeceased her by five years.
    Mrs. Dunbar had always enjoyed excellent health until about eleven years ago, following which she was confined to her bed for a number of years. Her death, which occurred at the home of her niece, Mrs. F.G. Adshade, 27 Grandview Drive, Moncton, was hastened by an attack of intestinal flu.
    A woman of fine Christian character and sterling qualities, she bore her lengthy illness with courage and patience. Mrs. Dunbar was a member of Christ Church, Pennfield; and while residing there took an active part in the affairs of the parish, as well as in other organizations in the community.
    She leaves to mourn one brother, David Johnstone, of Black's Harbor, and one sister, Miss Isabel Johnstone, of St. Stephen. Kenneth Johnston of Calais is a nephew and there are six nieces, Mrs. Ferne Adshade, Moncton; Mrs. Harry Tyler, Milltown; Miss Dorothy Irvine, Calais; Miss Mildred Johnstone, Portland; and Mrs. W.J. Campbell, Black's Harbor.
    On Sunday evening, Nov. 10, a service of prayer was conducted at the home of Mrs. Adshade by Rev. John J. Alexander, rector of Saint George's Church, Moncton. The following morning the body was taken by motor hearse to Pennfield and laid to rest beside her husband in the Presbyterian burying ground. Services at the church as well as the committal were conducted by Rev. E.J. Macdonald. Hymns sung were "Unto the Hills Around" and "Abide With Me."
    The pall-bearers were Ernest Shaw, Samuel McKay, Melvin Dunbar and Ernest Hawkins.
    Many friends and relatives from various points attended the services. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful, bearing silent witness to the love and sympathy of those who knew her.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - November 21, 1946.

ANDERSON, JAMES ADAMS "Jimmy" - Unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday, July 24, 1990, James Adams Anderson, son of the late George and Ethel (Kernighan) Anderson of the Mealey Road, Pennfield, in his 77th year; survived by one son, James Jr. and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth of Saint John, one daughter, Ruth Rathwell of Nanaimo, British Columbia, three grandsons, three granddaughters, one brother, Robert Anderson of Saint John, three sisters, Mercedes Minnie of Pennfield, Shirley Smith of Saint John and Alice (Mrs. Alonzo Hall) of St. George and several nieces and nephews.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, Main Street, St. George. The funeral service will be held at Christ Anglican Church, Pennfield on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Cannon David Genge officiating. Interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Pennfield. Visiting at the Funeral Home on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday 10 a.m.-12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. A Masonic service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. by the St. George Masonic Lodge #12 F. & AM.

ANDERSON, JAMES ADAMS "Jimmy" - The death of James Adams Anderson of Pennfield, husband of the late Evelyn (Justason) Anderson, occurred on Tuesday, 24 July, at his residence.
    He was born at St. George, the eldest son of the late George B. and Ethel A. (Kernighan) Anderson. He was a life-time resident of Charlotte County. He was employed at Connor's Bros., Blacks Harbour for 42 years as a sawyer and filer, and at retirement, as Maintenance Supervisor.
    He was a member of St. George Masonic Lodge #12 F&AM for 47 years; he was also Past Worshipful Master. He was a member of the Luxor Temple. He was a Permanent Contributing Member to the Shriner's Hospitals for Cripple Children.
    He was an Anglican by faith; in his married life, he was a member of the Pennfield United Baptist Church participating in the capacity of Superintendent and Deacon.
    He is survived by his son, James Earle and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth of Saint John, N.B.; his daughter, Ruth Josephine Anderson-Rathwell of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, B.C.; six grandchildren - James Bruce (and wife Ronda-Lee), Calgary, Alta., Robert Anderson (Andee) of Calgary, Alta., Christopher Adams of Vancouver, B.C., and Deborah Ruth Rathwell of Oakville, Ont.; and Misty-Dawn and Crystal Lynn Anderson of Saint John; one brother and three sisters - Mercedes Mennie, Pennfield, Shirley Smith of Saint John, Robert E. Anderson of Saint John and Alice Hall of St. George; and three nephews and five nieces, and many cousins.
    Predeceased by brother G. Holmes in 1979.
    The St. George Masonic Lodge #12 F&AM held a Masonic Service at St. George Funeral Home, July 26, 1990, conducted by Worshipful Master Robert Brent Anderson (nephew) and Chaplain Robert E. Anderson (Brother Bob).
    Funeral service were conducted by Rev. Canon David Genge at Christ Anglican Church, Pennfield; interment at Pennfield Presbyterian Kirk. Honorary bearers were Donald E. Justason, J. Bruce Rathwell, R. Anderson (Andee) Rathwell, William J.A. Mennie, and Robert Brent Anderson. Pallbearers, Bro. Masons were Charles Davis, Abraham Dugas, Addison Emery, Arnold Hatt Jr., Aubrey Hatt and Lewis Justason.
    Those out-of-town attending were from Vancouver Island, B.C., Calgary, Alta., Newcastle, Tracey, Saint John, St. Stephen, Black's Harbour and surrounding areas in New Brunswick.
    A number of floral tributes were received and donations to Shriner's Hospitals for Crippled Children Montreal Unit, St. Marks Anglican Church, St. George, Christ Anglican Church, Pennfield, The Gideon Memorial Bible Plan, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation, St. George United Baptist Church and Charlotte County Cancer Society.
    A special thank you from the family for the beautiful floral tributes and donations and all expressions of condolences.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB).

McDOWELL, JOHN "MARTIN" - At the Saint John Regional Hospital on Saturday, March 9, 1991, John Martin McDowell, son of the late Walter and Sarah (Trecartin) McDowell of Pennfield, in his 91st year; survived by two sons, Ralph H. McDowell and John M. McDowell, both of Pennfield, six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Bessie (Hinds) McDowell.
    Rested at the St. George Funeral Home, Main Street, St. George. The funeral service was held at the Presbyterian Kirk, Pennfield, on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Robert Murray officiating. Interment in the Presbyterian Kirk Cemetery, Pennfield. A Masonic service was held at the funeral home on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. by St. George Lodge No. 12 F and AM.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB).

ELDRIDGE, J. CHARLES - Unexpectedly at his residence, Pennfield Ridge on February 3, 1997, Mr. J. Charles Eldridge. Survived by his wife Helen (Hawkins) Eldridge; one son, Herbert and wife Sonya of Thunder Bay, Ont.; three daughters, Sally and husband Jack Brown of Pennfield Ridge, Dawn Marie and husband Kevin Downs of Saint John and Heather and husband Dean Grant of Saint John; eight grandchildren; one sister, Enid, Mrs. Leonard Theriault of Beaver Harbour; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Eugene, Herbert, Adrian and Raymond and three sisters, Lois, Rowena and Jessie. Mr. Eldridge was born in Beaver Harbour March 14, 1931, son of the late Maurice and Ida (Maxwell) Eldridge. He was a barber by trade and operated a barber shop in Pennfield Ridge for many years. He attended the Presbyterian Kirk, Pennfield Ridge.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage St., St. George, N.B. The funeral will be held at the Presbyterian Kirk, Pennfield, N.B. on Friday at 2 p.m. Interment at Presbyterian Kirk Cemetery. Visiting hours Wednesday evening, 7-9 and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.

ELDRIDGE, J. CHARLES - The funeral service for J. Charles Eldridge of Pennfield was held at the Pennfield Presbyterian Kirk on Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, with Rev. Canon David Genge officiating, assisted by Rev. Gordon Thompson. Guest soloist was Mrs. Susan Foster. Pallbearers were, Dale Wright, Duane Wright, Donald Justason, Maurice Eldridge, Richard Foster and Jonathan Nagy.
    Charles was a past member of the IUOE. For many years he worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator. He was manager and distributor of propane gas for the St. George branch of Burma Propane Ltd. for seven years. For the past ten years he owned and operated his own barber shop in Pennfield.
    Many floral tributes and memorial donations were received. Interment took place at the Pennfield Presbyterian Kirk Cemetery.
SOURCE: P. Dale Wright.

JUSTASON, J. KENNETH - Peacefully after a brief illness at his residence on February 26, 2002, Mr. J. Kenneth Justason of Seeley’s Cove, N.B., husband of the late Marion G. (Lambert) Justason.
    Born in Pennfield on January 7, 1909 he was a son of the late Enos and Mary (Saye) Justason. A loving father and grandfather he is survived by one son, Danny of Seeley’s Cove; one daughter Lois Cook (Phillip) of Back Bay, N.B.; four grandsons, Mark of Moncton and Kevin, Dale and Wade all of Back Bay; one brother Louis of AB, several nieces and nephews. Kenneth was predeceased by six brothers, Frank, Lawrence, Lyle, Carson, Cameron and James and three sisters, Verna Young, Marion Trainor and Lois Justason. Kenneth loved travelling and his animals. He also enjoyed gardening. Prior to retirement he worked at the Department of Transportation for several years with the Bridge crew.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage St., St. George, N.B. from where visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The service will be held on Thursday at 2 pm from the Presbyterian Kirk Church in Pennfield with Rev. Keith Osborne officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. In Kenneth’s memory, remembrances to a charity of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - Feb 27, 2002.

JACKSON, EMMA - Emma Jackson, 1915-2002. Dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died at DECH July 22. Born in Pre-d'en Haut, NB to the late Leah (Melanson) and Frank Richard. Emma spent her early years in the Moncton area, moving to Pennfield, N.B. in 1942 when she married Warren Jackson and later to Black's Harbour where they raised their family. She moved to Fredericton in 1977 and became a guiding light for her grandchildren during their formative years. Emma devoted her life to her family and will be sadly missed by her son Floyd (Susan May), daughter Darlene (Laurie) Tompkins, grandchildren Jill Paterson (Jerry) Nolfi, Scott Paterson (Shelley Dingwall), and Craig Paterson (Angela Blizzard). She took much pleasure in the newest members of her family, great grandchildren Christopher, Emily and Benjamin Nolfi. Survived by four sisters, with whom she shared a close bond, Dora Cormier, Annie Cormier, Marianne Arsenault and Hermine (Raymond) Belliveau. Predeceased by her husband Warren, sister Margaret and brothers, Dos and Zoel Richard. Proudly independent, Emma had a special talent for friendship, making the world brighter for those who knew and loved her. She took great delight in her garden and was renowned for her Sunday dinners, a weekly highlight for those who were fortunate enough to gather around her table. Our world will be smaller with her passing.
    There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held from the J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 2 p.m. Rev. Bob Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Pennfield, NB at a later date. For those who wish, memorial donations made to the NB Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements in the care of McAdam Select Community Funeral Home.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - July 23, 2002.

FARQUHARSON, GLENVILLE MAXINE "Glennie" - Unexpectedly and peacefully, at the Ridgeview Manor, Pennfield, NB, on June 22, 2003, Glenville (Glennie) Maxine Farquharson, formerly of Carleton Kirk Manor and of West Saint John, NB. Born in Saint John, NB, on February 15, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Archibald and Alberta (Clark) Wagg. Glennie is survived by one sister, Ida Matthews of St. Stephen, NB; two brothers-in-law, Walter Spear of Blacks Harbour, and Edward Joyce of Saint John, NB; maternal nieces and nephews: Avard Matthews (Jackie) of St. Stephen, NB, Vernon Spear (Colleen) of Pennfield, NB, Sharon Hoyt (Dale) of St. George, NB, and Lynda (Paul Gould) of St. George, NB, and Patricia (John) Brown of Grand Bay; several paternal nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by one brother, Archie Wagg and two sisters, Theresa Joyce and Clara Spear.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB with visiting on Tuesday from 2-4 an 7-9 pm. The service will be held on Wednesday at 2:30 pm from The Gary E. Waycott Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Stephen Cho officiating. Interment in the Presbyterian Kirk Cemetery, Pennfield, NB. In Glennie's memory, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) (June 23, 2003).

PAUL, MADGE ENID- Peacefully, at the Fundy Nursing Home, Blacks Harbour, NB, on January 29, 2004, Mrs. Madge Enid (Hawkins) Paul, wife of the late Clifford Allen Paul. Born on October 31, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Rupert and Ida (Beach) Hawkins. A loving mother, grandmother and sister, she is survived by one son, George (Gertrude) Paul of Pennfield, NB; five daughters, Elizabeth (Mrs. Edward Cremer) of Medford, Mass., Ella Lounder of McAdam, Mary (Mrs. Verdie Russell) of Calgary, AB, Ida (Mrs. Ronald Carter) of Pennfield, NB, and Donna (Mrs. Scott Henderson) of Seeley’s Cove, NB; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth (Audrey) Hawkins of Pennfield; two sisters, Marguerite (Mrs. Stanley Spinney) of St. George, and Lora (Mrs. John Spear) of Pennfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Madge was pre-deceased by one brother, Donald.
    Madge graduated from Normal School in Fredericton in 1930. She taught school in Seeley’s Cove and other community school houses. She had been employed by Connors Bros. Ltd., Beaver Harbour, NB for nearly 30 years. She and her sister were the founding members of the Pennfield Brownie Pack. She was a member of the Presbyterian Kirk in Pennfield and was the church organist for Pennfield and St. George for a number of years. She was one of the founding members of the Fundy Tides Seniors. Madge enjoyed writing poetry and quilting.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB, with visiting on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The service will be held at the Presbyterian Kirk, Pennfield, NB at 3 pm on Sunday, with Rev. Erik Kraglund officiating. Interment in the Presbyterian Kirk Cemetery in the spring. In Madge’s memory, donations to the Presbyterian Kirk of Pennfield, Fundy Nursing Home, or a charity of the donor’s choice, would be appreciated by the family.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - Jan 31, 2004 & St. George Funeral Home website.

HAWKINS, AUDREY GRETA - Following a Lengthy Illness, the death of Mrs. Audrey Greta Hawkins, of Pennfield, N.B., wife of Kenneth Hawkins, occurred on Friday, February 27, 2004 at her residence, with her family at her side.
    Born on May 4, 1922, in St. Stephen, NB, she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Sarah Jane (Connors) O’Brien. Surviving besides her husband Kenneth, are two sons, Douglas (Linda Murphy ), of St. Stephen, NB., and Russell (Donna) of Pennfield, NB., four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank O’Brien (Frances Lord) of Toronto, ON., many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was pre-deceased by two sisters, Wilda and Anna, and one brother, Ralph.
    Audrey loved quilting, volunteering and traveling. She was a long time member of the Pennfield Presbyterian Church.
    No visiting at the Funeral Home, by request of the family.
    A memorial service in Audrey’s honor will be held at Pennfield Presbyterian Church on Wednesday March 3, 2004 at 2: 00 pm, with Rev. Erik Kraglund officiating. Interment to follow in the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Pennfield Presbyterian Church or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
    Arrangements are entrusted to the care of St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street St. George, NB.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - Mar 1, 2004 & St. George Funeral Home website.

HAWKINS, KENNETH GEORGE  -It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mr. Kenneth George Hawkins, 84 of Pennfield, NB, devoted husband of the late Audrey Greta (O’Brien) Hawkins, occurred at his home on Saturday June 18, 2005, with his family at his side.
    Born in Honeydale, NB, on March 14, 1921, he was a son of the late Rupert George and Ida Blanche (Beach) Hawkins. A devoted husband, loving father, and cherished grandfather, he leaves to mourn, his two sons, Doug Hawkins (Linda Murphy) and Russell Hawkins (Donna) all of Pennfield, NB, sisters, Marguerite Spinney (Stanley) of St. George, NB, and Lora Spear (John) of Pennfield, NB, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Ken was predeceased by a brother Donald Hawkins, and a sister Madge Paul. Ken was a great nature lover, caring and tending the berry fields, riding his motorcycle, and touring the country side on many trails with his snowmobile, and ATV, with his many friends. Ken was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 39 Blacks Harbour, NB, and a long time member of Pennfield Presbyterian Kirk Church, he was in the army for four years, and a Veteran of WW II where he served overseas with the South Saskatchewan Regiment.
    Family and friends are welcome to drop by the family home at 5086 Route 1, Pennfield, NB. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2005, from the Pennfield Presbyterian Kirk Church, at 2: 00 pm, with Erik Kraglund officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pennfield Presbyterian Kirk Church, or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Following the interment, the Royal Canadian Legion will have a tribute service to Ken at the graveside. St. George Funeral Home 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB, entrusted with the arrangements.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - June 20, 2005 & St. George Funeral Home website.

SPEAR, LORA ALICE - Peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on December 27, 2006, Mrs. Lora Alice (Hawkins) Spear, wife of John Alexander Spear of Pennfield, NB. Born in Blacks Harbour, NB on June 3, 1928, Lora was a daughter of the late Rubert and Ida (Beech) Hawkins. She is survived by her husband John, two daughters; Carolann Spear (Karl Whelan) of Pennfield, Eileen (Lindsay) Campbell of St. Andrews, NB, one son; Brian (Rhonda) Spear of Pennfield, six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, one sister; Marguerite Spinney of St. George, NB, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Lora was predeceased by two brothers; Kenneth and Donald, and one sister; Madge Paul.
    Lora was employed by various employers as a cook, most recently at Smith’s Restaurant in Pennfield. For many years she was a Brown Owl in the Girl Guide Association and was also the founder of Lora’s Clubhouse. She was an active member with the Presbyterian Kirk Pennfield and very involved with all the church’s activities. Lora was a friend and helpmate to everyone she knew or crossed her path.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB from where the service will be held from The Gary E. Waycott Memorial Chapel on Saturday at 3:30 pm with Rev. Lorne MacLeod and Rev. Philip Lee officiating. Followed by interment at the Presbyterian Kirk Cemetery in Pennfield. Visiting at the funeral home will be held on Thursday from 7-9 pm and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Presbyterian Kirk Pennfield or the Charlotte County Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - December 28, 2006 & St. George Funeral Home website.

SPEAR, JOHN ALEXANDER - At the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen NB following a lengthy illness, on October 28, 2009, Mr. John Alexander Spear, husband of the late Lora Alice (Hawkins) Spear of Pennfield NB. Born at Seeley’s Cove NB on November 16, 1919, he was a son of the late Fred and Grace (Grear) Spear. A loving father, grandfather and brother, John is survived by two daughters; Carolann Spear (Karl Whelan) of Pennfield NB and Eileen (Lindsay) Campbell of St. Andrews NB, one son, Brian (Rhonda) Spear of Pennfield NB, six grandchildren; Mary Anne (Haven) Wilcox of Blacks Harbour NB, Laura (Tony) Reniero of Victoria BC, John Theriault of Blacks Harbour NB, Corey (Melissa) Spear of Pennfield NB, Daniel (April) Spear of Utopia NB and Greg Spear of Fort St. John BC, 11 great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, Lexis, one brother, Walter Spear of Blacks Harbour NB and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife Lora, he was predeceased by one sister, Mary McCullum.
    Prior to his retirement John was owner/operator of Spears Construction, a company he operated for 25 years. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Infantry and seeing action in France, Italy and Belgium. He was a very proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #39, Blacks Harbour NB, and was responsible for giving the Legion a respectable facelift. He was also an active member of the Pennfield Presbyterian Kirk where he served as an Elder for many years. John was very loved and respected and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
    Resting at the St. George Funeral Home & Crematorium, 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB from where the service will be held from The Gary E. Waycott Memorial Chapel on Friday at 2 pm with Rev. Loren MacLeod officiating. Visiting at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and on Friday from 10 am until 12 noon. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Charlotte County Cancer Society, the Pennfield Presbyterian Kirk or to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - October 29, 2009 & St. George Funeral Home website.
TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES: See "Spear had time for everyone" for additional information.

HAZLETT, MADELINE DORIS - The death of Madeline D. (nee Travis) Hazlett of Fredericton, NB occurred at the Hanwell Special Care Home on Thursday, March 24th, 2011.  Born in Milltown, NB she was the daughter of the late Harley and Mildred (Mahar) Travis and wife of the late Clarence Hazlett.
    Madeline was a member of the Celestial Temple #19 Pythian Sisters, the Christ Church Parish Church as well as the ACW at the church.
Madeline is survived by her sisters, Barbara Wadlin of St. George, NB and Zelda McPherson of Lepreau, NB; brother, Robert Travis of Newriver Beach, NB as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.
    She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Clarence and her brother, Winford Travis.
    Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home, 160 York Street on Sunday, March 27th, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will take place on Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel with The Ven. John Sharpe officiating.  Interment will take place at a later date in the Presbyterian Kirk Cemetery, Pennfield Ridge, NB. Memorial tributes in Madeline’s honor may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - March 26, 2011 & McAdam's Funeral Home website.

McDOWELL, JOHN MARTIN "Jack" - At his residence on July 30, 2011, Mr. John "Jack" Martin McDowell, husband of Mrs. Barbara A. (Borthwick) McDowell of Pennfield NB. Born at St. Stephen NB on October 20, 1936, he was a son of the late John and Bessie (Hinds) McDowell. A loving husband, father and grandfather, in addition to his wife Barbara, he is survived by two sons; Walter McDowell and Barry McDowell (Debbie Bagley) both of Pennfield NB, two daughters; Patricia Kimball (Brian) of St. George NB and Jacqueline (Laurie) Pendleton of Deer Island NB, eight grandchildren; Nathan, Ivan, Zachary, Josh, Scott, Erin, Olivia and Rainee, one great grandson, Spencer, one sister in law, Joyce McDowell of Ottawa ON, special cousin, Joyce McDowell of Saint John NB, special friends; Lester McKay and Mark Bowmaster and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one son, Rodney and by one brother, Ralph.
    Prior to his retirement, Jack worked with both CP and CN Rail on the railroads. After retirement he kept busy tending to his blueberry fields and Christmas tree business. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Very mechanically minded, Jack could often be found tinkering in the shop and many people considered him their own Mr. Fix It. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
    Resting at the Pennfield Presbyterian Kirk, Pennfield NB from where the service will be held on Wednesday at 2 pm with Rev. Lorne MacLeod officiating followed by the interment at the church cemetery. Visiting at the church will take place on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In Jack’s memory, donations to the Pennfield Presbyterian Kirk, the St. George Food Bank or to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home & Crematorium, 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. SOURCE: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB) - August 1, 2011 & St. George Funeral Home website.

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