Robert Ian Watson
Robert Watson I. (Rob) passed away suddenly November 26th, 2004. He was born in Fredericton on March 1st, 1956 and on graduation from Fredericton High School, he attended Carleton University and worked in Ottawa, returning to Fredericton in 1994 to attend the University of New Brunswick in Computer Science. He was a popular ski instructor at Crabbe Mountain.
He is survived by his loving partner, José Ouimet and her sons, Jamie, Stefan and Louis Curtis; predeceased by his father Robert in 1993, he is also survived by his mother, Barbara and sister, Mary-Lynn, both of Halifax, NS, brother, John (Judy) of Newmarket, ON, aunt Rebecca Watson of Fredericton, NB; nephews, Chris (Amanda) of Toronto and Sean (Jennifer) of Cayman Islands and several cousins.
There will be no visitation by family request. A memorial service will be held at the J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel, 160 York Street, Fredericton, NB on Tuesday, November 30th, at 5:00 pm. Rev. David Fisher will officiate. Interment will be at a later date. For those who wish, memorial tributes can be made to the Fredericton SPCA or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Rosary Josephine Ogilvie
It is with great sadness the family of Rose Ogilvie wishes to announce her passing. The death of Rosary Josephine Ogilvie of New Maryland, NB, occurred at the York Manor Nursing Home in the loving arms of her family on Saturday, October 18th, 2008. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late John and Agnes Duffy and the wife of the late Ronald Ogilvie.
Survived by one son, David of Fredericton; two daughters, Susan Cantwell (Derrick) of New Maryland, and Rosemary Goodridge (Andrew) of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Nick, Allie, Max and Cassie; one brother, Arthur Duffy of Montreal; twin sister, Ann of Ontario and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents; husband, Ronald; brother, Charles Duffy; sisters, Mary and Trudy.
There will be no visitation by family request. The funeral service will be held at the J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 at 2:30 PM with Rev. Peter Thomas officiating. Interment will take place in the Hermitage Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton, NB. 458-9170
Shirley Marie Townsend
March 19, 1929
Shirley Townsend died peacefully at the Chalmers Regional Hospital on October 27, 2008. Shirley was the daughter of Kenneth H. Staples and Florence Staples. She graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Shirley loved children and for a number of years operated a kindergarten (“Tiny Tots Workshop”) with her dear friends Alice Lou Rouse and then Faith Belyea. Later, her second love, books, led her to various positions at the University of New Brunswick libraries, including a number of years at the Harriet Irving Library. Her greatest love, however, was her family.
She is predeceased by her husband, Bill. Surviving Shirley is her brother, Reginald (Reg) Staples (Pat); her children, David (Marlyn), John (Jo Anne) and Alyson (Steve) as well as beloved grandchildren Jack, Alanna and Sam; nephew, Dr. Robert (Bob) Staples and niece, Jan Staples. Through her dedication to her community (I.O.D.E, U.C.W, and a number of other volunteer organizations) and her church, St. Paul’s United, she made life long friends whom she loved dearly. Her home at 55 Woodfield Cresent in Sunshine Gardens was open to all, young and old, for fifty years. Shirley, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, we will all miss you.
The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Shirley’s dear friend, Jenn Oakes, for her unfailing love and support.
By request there will be no visitation. A memorial service will take place on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at St. Paul’s United Church at 2 pm with Rev. H. G. MacKenzie officiating. A reception will follow at the Delta Hotel. Donations may be made to the UNB … Harriet Irving Library Acquisitions Fund. McAdams Select Community Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. (458-9170)
Dora Kathleen (Cavanaugh) Taylor
The death of Dora Taylor occurred quietly at her residence surrounded by her family on October 27, 2008. Born, November 19th, in Albert Co., she was the wife of the late Donald (Bill) Taylor and daughter to the late James and Arvilla (Keirstead) Cavanaugh.
Dora started a career in Moncton at Eaton’s in their account department as well as worked #5 Equipment Depot during WWII. She moved to Fredericton with her husband and child where she worked for a number of years at Hogan’s Jewel. She had a passion for her Irish Heritage, birds, animals (especially cats), gardening, antiques and dancing as well as being involved in various charities.
Dora was a beloved mother to Judith Bradford (Gary), Eric A. Taylor and David Taylor (Connie); beloved sister- in-law, Lois and lifelong friend, Sylvia Willett as well as several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Don; brothers, Thomas and Percy and beloved sister, Norma Reimnitz.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 30th, 2008 from the McAdams Select Community Funeral Home Chapel at 2 pm with Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. A burial will take place on Saturday in the Edgetts Landing Cemetery, Albert Co. at 1 pm. Donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society or to the SPCA. (458-9170)
William Irvine Gould
William Irvine Gould, son of the late Fred and Ruby (Kaine) Gould, born July 31, 1921 in Marysville, NB and died November 2, 2008 at the Veterans Health Unit in Fredericton. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Doreen (Boone) Gould, sons Fred (Calgary), Bill Jr. (Gail) (Fredericton) and Douglas (Donna) (Dartmouth), five grandchildren, Andrew, Nicholas, Samantha, Brittany and Daniel as well as one great grandchild Jeremy. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces, and nephews and a sister in law Lilyan Gould of Kingston NS. He was predeceased by his parents, as well as, brothers Donald and Murray and an infant daughter Kathryn Elizabeth.
Bill was attending UNB at the outbreak of WWll and joined the RCAF in June 1940. After pilot training, Bill received his wings at Uplands, Ottawa in February 1941. From there, he was stationed at the Central Flying School in Trenton, ON where he was a flying instructor. This posting would set the pattern for his career as a pilot in both the RCAF and the RAF. With time out for a tour with 128 Fighter Squadron in Sydney, NS and Torbay NL, a tour with 443 Squadron in Europe flying Spitfires, and 4 years as a test pilot with Central Experimental and Proving Establishment, his flying career was made up of instructional tours while stationed at Summerside PEI, Moncton NB, Centralia ON and Bagotville PQ. In June 1944, four years to the day after joining the RCAF Bill sailed from Halifax on the New Amsterdam. He spent the summer in Gloucestershire England watching and listening to hoards of bombers as they made their way across the English Channel or the North Sea as they made their almost nightly raids on Germany.
In September 1944 he was posted to 57 OTU at Eshott and its satellite Boulmer in Northumberland County where he flew Spitfires. From there he was posted to 443 Squadron, 127 Wing. He arrived in Brussels Evere in the fall of 1944 and began operational tours in December 1944. Every few weeks the wing moved to a new airfield close behind the army who were rapidly advancing eastward across Europe. Bill’s last flight of the war was in 1945 to a target very near the Danish border. In Bill’s oft spoken words, “I was one of the lucky pilots who was never shot down or had an aircraft badly damaged except for one occasion when a bullet passed completely through my aircraft, and another time when a piece of anti-aircraft shrapnel punched a large hole in my oil radiator. I was able to make it back to base both times.”
Bill returned to England from Brussels in 1945 and finally back to Canada in 1945 where he re-entered UNB. While attending UNB, Bill was offered a 4 year extended service commission with the RAF so in 1947 he was off again to spend 3 years at the Central Flying School located at Little Rissington. There, they trained instructors for many of the Air Forces of the world, including Egypt, India, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, and Siam. He spent the final year instructing on Meteors at RAF Station, Middleton St George. Upon returning to Canada he applied to re-join the RCAF and was offered a commission as a flying officer. He was posted to Number 1 OTU at Chatham NB. From Chatham he moved to Ancienne Lorette where he was a test pilot with Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at CARDE (Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment) where they did the test firings of the “Velvet Glove” missile as well many other classified projects. From there he was posted to Moose Jaw SK for yet another stint as an instructor. He spent the last 2 years of his military career in Penhold AB where he was Station Flight Safety Officer.
Bill’s flying career spanned 25 years during which time he flew 29 different aircraft including Spitfires, Mosquitos, Lancasters, Mitchells and 5 types of jets. Bill retired from service in 1964 and since then he and his wife Doreen have attended many fighter pilot reunions all across Canada. Following his Military career Bill worked with both the Federal and Provincial governments until his retirement in 1978. He was actively involved in both federal and provincial politics and ran as a candidate in the 1967 provincial election.
Bill was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4, Fredericton RCAF Association, Canadian Fighter Pilots Association and SPAADS (Sabre Pilots Association of the Air Division Squadrons), and a Life Member of Fredericton Golden Club.
Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home, York Street, Fredericton. Royal Canadian Legion Tribute will be held Tuesday, November 4th at 7PM followed by visitation. Memorial Service, will be on Wednesday, November 5th at 2PM from McAdam’s Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Thompson will officiate. Interment will take place in All Saint’s Anglican Cemetery, Marysville. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Veterans Health Unit, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society or to any charitable organization of one’s choice will be appreciated.
Vincent (Bud) Underhill
The death of Bud Underhill occurred on Thursday, November 6th, 2008 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. Bud was born in Blackville, NB on February 20, 1935 to the late Herman and Agnes (Donahue) Underhill and is the last surviving member of the Underhill family.
Survived by his wife of 43 years, Nora (McGibbon) Underhill; daughter, Lori as well as nieces and nephews. Bud is predeceased by his parents; his twin brother, Charles Byron and his brothers and sisters.
Resting at McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home (160 York Street) on Friday, November 7th, 2008 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Saturday, November 8th, 2008 at 2:00pm with Fr. Monte Peters as Celebrant. Interment will take place in the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Foundation. (458-9170)
Terrance “Terry” Nelson Sussey
The death of Terry Sussey occurred on Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 in the care of his family and the wonderful staff of the OPH palliative care team.
Terry worked for many years as a social worker with the provincial government. He will be remembered by many for the positive affect he had on their lives.
After his retirement from the provincial government, he continued to work part time at the Life Skills Center. The staff and residents there will miss him.
Terry was an active member of the NB Association of Social Workers. He served as Provincial President of CUPE 1418 and he was a founding member of the NB Federation of Labour.
He leaves behind a son, Marc Sussey (Tania); daughter, Erica Seaman (Dwayne); grandchildren, Rebecca and Austin Seaman; two sisters, Elaine Sussey (Craig Schneider) and Pat Crocker (Bud) and his caregiver and long-term companion Scott Billings as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
By request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Donations in memory of Terry may be made to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Oncology Unit, Canadian Cancer Society or to Meals on Wheels. Arrangements have been entrusted to McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home. (458-9170)
Barbara Lynn Johnson … Malek
It is with much sadness we announce the passing of Barbara L. Johnson -Malek, which occurred suddenly on November 8, 2008 at the Swanhaven Residential Facility in Harvey Station. Barbara was the daughter of Franklin and the late Alberta (Green) Johnson and was born on September 19, 1955. She resided in Fredericton most of her life except for the last several years at Swanhaven where she received the best of care. Barbara enjoyed her time in the hair dressing profession and had many friends. She enjoyed camping, visiting friends and relatives, reading, listening to music and watching TV. She was member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Fredericton.
She is survived by her father, Franklin and wife Louise of Fredericton; brother, Glenn of Toronto; aunt, Thelma (Ross) McConchie of Grand Bay; uncles, Floyd (Evelyn) of Ketepec and Rev. Robert Johnson of Gagetown and Temperance Vale and also several cousins.
Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 at 1:00 pm. Rev. Doug Hapeman will officiate. Interment will take place in the Central Hampstead Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial tributes may be made to Multiple Scleroses Society, Fredericton SPCA or the charity of the donor’s choice.
D. Jacqueline (Pickard) Owens
The death of Jacqueline Owens, wife of the late Edward T. Owens occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Saturday November 15, 2008. She was born in Fredericton on June 30, 1926 and was the daughter of Harold and Ruby (True) Pickard.
She is survived by one daughter, Kate (Bob Burgess) of Rak, UAE, three sons, Paul (Mary) of Waterdown, ON, Hal (Sandra) of Richmond, BC and Sean (Noella) of Fredericton. Also survived by three granddaughters, Shannon Owens of Halifax, NS, and Madison and Emily Owens of Fredericton; three sisters in law Elizabeth Owens of Fredericton, Pat Coughlan of Edmonton, AB and Catherine Boyle of Saint John, NB and one brother in law, James Owens of Saint John, NB.
A memorial service will be held at McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton on Wednesday November 19th at 12 p.m., followed by a reception at the same location. Interment will take place at a later date in the St. Francis of Assisi cemetery in Lincoln.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arthritis Society of New Brunswick, the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or the NB Lung Association.