ALLEN, DOUGLAS J. - Douglas J. Allen, 73, Dartmouth, died Monday, July 14, 1997 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Moncton, NB, he was the son of the late John and Annie (MacWilliam) Allen. He was employed with the Royal Bank of Canada retiring in 1983 after 41 years and also a veteran of the second world war serving with the RCAF. Douglas was also a member of the Dartmouth Kiwanis Club and former member of Lions International. He was past president of the Philatelic Society and past treasurer with the parish council of the Church of the Holy Spirit. He is survived by his wife, the former Trudy Thorne, formerly of Saint John, daughters, Dr. Natalie Allen (Mrs. Stephen Lupker) London, ON, Lynne (Mrs. John Reeder) Lower Sackville, sister, Margaret (Mrs. Robert Acton) London, ON, four grandchildren, Lindsay, Allen, Jeffrey and Sarah. The family will receive visitors 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. Funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday from the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dartmouth, Reverend Kirby Walsh officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association or the Church of the Holy Spirit.
BECKETT, MARY M. - On July 14, 1997 at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Mary Monica Beckett of Ellerdale Street. Born at Moose Mountain, Carleton Co. Daughter of the late Harold and Marion (Pierce) McCullah and wife of the late Cyril Beckett. She had been employed at MRA's for a number of years. She is survived by two sons, Robert Allison of Moncton and James Cyril and his wife Wendy of Fredericton, a daughter, Donna Merritt and her husband Reginald of Bloomfield, three brothers Cecil of Oshawa, Joseph of Oshawa and James of Halifax, three sisters, Nora McCullah of Saint John, Alice Higgins of Fredericton and Anna Van Sanford, two grandchildren, Matthew and Ian, as well as many nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fundy Funeral Home, (646-2424), 230 Westmoreland Road. Service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. from Fundy Chapel with interment to follow in Oceanview Memorial Gardens. Friends and family are welcome at Fundy Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society by family request.
BROOKS, MARION BEATRICE- At the York Manor Nursing Home in Fredericton, NB on Saturday, July 12th, 1997. Marion Beatrice (nee Nelson) Brooks of Geary, NB. Born in Bangor, ME, Marion was his wife of the late Donald Brooks and daughter of the late William and Alice Nelson. Over the years, Marion had worked at the King's County Memorial Hospital in Sussex, NB, the Ormocto Public Hospital, and as a dentist receptionist. She was a former member of the Gage Golf and Country Club and of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Marion is survived by one daughter; Geraldine Carter and her husband Douglas of Geary, one son; Michael Brooks of Fredericton, one sister; Hazel McLaughlin of Victoria, BC, one brother; Robert Nelson of London, ON; five grandchildren, Catherine, Matthew, Sarah, Aaron and Michael; several cousins, nieces and nephews from the Portland, ME area. Besides her husband and parents, Marion was predeceased by two sisters; Annie Marks and Katie Doucette; one brother; Willie and one grandson; Caleb. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Monday, July 14th from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The funeral mass will be celebrated at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 15th, 1997 at 11:0am with Rev. Don Savoie as celebrant. Interment will take place in the St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery following the service. A reception will be held at Geraldine's home, 505 Broad Road, Geary following the interment. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Oromocto Public Hospital, Alzheimer Society, or to the charity of the donor's choice. The arrangements are under the care of the Oromocto Funeral Home (357-5100), 108 Winnebago Street.
CAMPBELL, ARCHIBALD CHARLES - Archibald "Archie" Campbell, 82 years, on April 19, 1997 at Falconbridge Extended Care. Born in Chatham, N.B., husband to Hattie (Hennessay), married in Saint John in 1941. He was a miner of Inco Frood Strobie, retiring in 1974 after 27 years. He was actively involved in Horse Racing at Sudbury Downs. Beloved husband of Hattie (nee. Hennessay) predeceased October 1, 1995. Loving father of David (wife Jacqueline) of Sault Ste. Marie, Kent (wife Carolyn) of New Market and Marjorie Skerry (Husband Claude) of Williams Lake, B.C. Loving grandfather of Rickey, Sean and Paul. Dear Uncle of William Campbell of Douglastown, N.B. Arrangements entrusted to Lougheed Funeral Home, Sudbury, Ontario. A private Committal of Ashes will take place in Fernhill Cemetery through Fundy Funeral Home.
DONOVAN, WINONA FLORA - The death of Winona Flora Donovan, beloved wife of John R. Donovan, of Taylor Lake, occurred unexpectedly on July 13, 1997, at her residence. Born in Havelock, NB, she was the daughter of the late Noble S. and the late Lillian O. Steeves. She was employed as a Care Giver with the T.B. Hospital in Saint John and then with the Westside Community Hospital until her retirement in 1982. She was the loving mother of Gary Raymond and his wife, Christelle of Greenwood, NS, Donna Lee and her husband, Scott Moir of Taylor Lake, Nancy Winona Noftell of Taylor Lake, and will be sadly missed and always loved by Huguette Donovan and Robin Noftell, was the loving grandmother of Nicholas and Michael Donovan, Lee and Jody Moir, Andrew, Daniel and Rebecca Noftell and is survived by her brothers, Sherwood of Moncton, George of Sault Ste. Marie, her sisters, Dolly Johnson of Bala, Ont., Almeta King of St. Catherines, Shirley Boldyke of Salisbury, Elizabeth Haley, of Saint John and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Stuart and her sisters, Muriel and Doris. Following cremation the funeral service and a reception will be held at the residence of her daughter, Nancy Noftell, Taylor Lake, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 1997. There will be a family interment at a later date. The family would appreciate memorial donations to the Garnett Settlement Christian Church. The arrangements are under the care of Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row.
HARVEY, BRUCE FREDERICK III (FREDDIE) - at Skiff Lake, N.B., Bruce Harvey Frederick III, age 6, of Holmesville, N.B passed away on July 13, 1997. Born in Woodstock, N.B., he was the son of Shonda (Isenor) Oakes (Robert) of Holmesville and Edward Ercell Harvey and Faye Smith of Glassville, N.B. He is survived by one sister, Katlynn Harvey of Holmesville; two brothers, Tanner Oakes of Holmesville and Logan Smith of Glassville; grandparents, B. Fred Harvey and Marlene Brewster Argyle of N.B., Leona Harvey and Weldon Wright of Glassville, grandmothers, Shirley Isenor of Woodstock, N.B. and Norma Oakes of Holmesville; great grandparents, Bruce and Edna Harvey of Bristol; aunts, uncles and cousins. Resting at Kilcollins Funeral Home, Bath with visiting hours on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The service will be held at the Holmesville Free Will Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 16, 1997 at 1 p.m. Interment in Argyle United Church Cemetery with Rev. Dwayne Brood officiating and Rev. Jim Agrell and Rev. Olive Ann Archibald assisting.
HEBERT, DOROTHY B. - Dorothy "Doll" Bertha Hebert, 78 years of age of Gables Lodge, passed away at the Highland View Regional Hospital in Amherst on Monday, July 14, 1997. Born in Saint John, N.B., she was the daughter of the late William and Bertha (Sweeney) Evans. She had worked at Brookfield's Creamery. She was a member of St. Charles Roman Catholic Church and the C.W.L. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Mrs. Lloyd Gilroy) of Hastings; sons, William of Amherst and Donald of Riverview, N.B.; sisters, Catherine (Mrs. John Creary) and Zita Bowes both of Saint John, N.B.; brothers, George and James both of Saint John, N.B. and Charles of Toronto, Ontario; several grandchildren and two great granddaughters. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Henry; sisters, Madeline and Frances; brothers, Donald and Leo. Her remains are resting at Furlong's Funeral Home in Amherst with visitation today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the parish prayers will be held at 8 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at St. Charles Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Father John Hayes officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Charles/Nativity of Our Lady Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
HIGGINS, GLENDON RAYMOND - The death of Mr. Glendon (Glen) Raymond Higgins of 17 Abbie Place, Saint John West husband of Eileen (Cole) Higgins occurred at his home on Sunday, July 13, 1997. Born in Saint John a son of the late John Henry and Grace (Guilfoyle) Higgins. Mr. Higgins had been employed for many years with Atlantic Wholesalers as Vice President of Human Resources. Previous ot that he was employed with Irving Pulp and Paper and also owned and operated the Valley Motel and Restaurant in Sussex, NB. In his early years he was also employed with the N.B. Industrial Safety Council. Between 1967-1969 Mr. Higgins was active with the Saint John Property Owners Association, during which time Saint John was going through Urban Renewal. Mr. Higgins was also a member of St. Rose of Lima Church. Mr. Higgins was also a member of the Sackville and Carleton Curling Clubs, Sackville Golf Club, the Irish Canadian Cultural Association, he was a member of the Parish Council of the Assumption Church in Saint John as well as St. Vincent's Church in Sackville, N.B. and had been chairman of the Sackville Chapter of the Canadian Heart and Stroke Association. Surviving besides his wife, Eileen are two sons, Brian G. and his wife, Caroline of London, Ontario and John C. and his wife, Virgina of Saint John, one daughter, Elizabeth Anne Ryan of Fredericton, two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Losier and Catherine, Mrs. Russell Hersey, both of Saint, eight grandchildren, Sean, Colin and Christopher, Ryan Brianna, Jessica, Jonathan, Matthew and Laura Higgins, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews as well as several grand nieces and nephews. Mr. Higgins is predeceased by three sisters, Lorraine Lucas, Barbara Beldham and Geraldine Elderkin. The family will be receiving visitors at Brenan's Bay View Chapel, 1461 Manawagonish Road (634-7425) on Monday evening 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church on Wednesday, July 16, 1997 at 10 a.m. followed by interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery. For those who wish remembrances to the N.B. Heart and Stroke Foundation, would be appreciated by the family.
JOHNSON, DAVID H. - David H. Johnson of Canterbury died Sunday, July 13, 1997 at the Carleton Memorial Hospital. He was 91. He is survived by three daughters, Elsie Johnson, Saint John, Ellen Buckingham, Fredericton, Elaine Watson and husband, William, Canterbury, three sons, Owen Johnson and wife, Elizabeth, Curtis Johnson and wife, Sharon, both of Canterbury and Sheldon Johnson and wife, Sheila, Welsford, a son-in-law, Aleph Poirier, Stroud, Ontario, two brothers, Douglas Johnson and wife, Mary, Nackawic and Mark Johnson and wife, Shirley, Toronto, Ontario, a sister, Myrtle Yerxa, Meductic, 27 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. David was predeceased by his wife, Glenna Ida (Lutwick) Johnson, a daughter, Iona Poirier, six sisters, Mildred Williams, Lucy Grant, Helen Worden, Ruby Johnson, Edna Hannan and Jennie MacDonald, and four brothers, Samuel, Lee, Andrew and Carl Johnson. Resting at Flewelling Funeral Home, 585 Otis Drive, Nackawic with visiting hours Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Marne Baptist Church. Rev. Gerald Inman officiating. Interment will be at Lower Meductic Cemetery. For those who wish to make a donation in memory of David, the family has suggested the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Fund, The Marne Baptist Church or the Lower Meductic Cemetery.
MASON, RAYMOND J. - Raymond J. Mason of Lakewood, husband of Marjorie (Collins) Mason occured at the Saint John Regional Hospital on July 13, 1997 after a period of failing health. Born in 1922 at Brown's Yard, Kent Co, NB, he was the son of the late William and Jessie (Roberts) Mason. He worked for twenty years at the Saint John Drydock as an Electrician retiring in 1986. He was Anglican by faith. Besides his wife, Marjorie, he is survived by one sister Margaret and her husband Harold Erb of Kingsotn, NB, three sisters-in-law; Patricia Hazelwood, Reta Morris, and Ethel Mason; four brothers-in-law, Francis Gregory, David and Carl Collins and Raymond Murphy as well as several nieces and nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Hilda Yoemans and Eileen Murphy and two brothers Carson and Graham Mason. Arrangements entrusted to Fundy Funeral Home (646-2424), 230 Westmoreland Road. Services will be Wednesday at 1pm from Fundy Chapel with interment to follow in Oceanview Memorial Gardens. Friends and family are welcome at Fundy, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9pm.
MCLEOD, KATHLEEN ELEANOR - At the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, on July 13, 1997, Kathleen Eleanor (Howard) McLeod of St. George, N.B. Born on June 17, 1920 in St. George, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Essie (Tucker) Howard. She was a lifelong and one of the founding members of the Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 40 and had been a representative of Provincial Command for the Auxiliary. Mrs. McLeod is survived by her daughter, Lorna, Mrs. Stephen Fowler of Saint John, three grandchildren, Myrna, Donald and Howard, two sisters, Eva and Louise, four brothers, Albert, Lorne, John and Kenneth, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one grandson, Clyde. A private graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the St. George Rural Cemetery. There will be no visiting at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Charlotte County Cancer Society or the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB.
McFEE, BESSIE MAY - The death of Bessie May McFee, 78, of Saint John and formerly of Salisbury, occurred Sunday July 13, 1997 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Bessie was born in Gunningsville, a daughter of the late Ezekiel and Mary (Melvin) Mitton. A retired Federal employee of Transport Canada, she was a member of the Waterloo Street United Baptist Church, the W.M.S. and Seniors Friendly Fellowship of the Church. She was a member of the Sunset Temple #36 Pythian Sisters, Saint John and a past member of the Mary Crist Chapter I.O.D.E. Riverview. A former member of the Salisbury United Baptist Church, she was past president of the Myrtle Bannister W.M.S. and was also a former member of the Salisbury Women's Institute and the Monday Morning Merry Makers. She is survived by two sons, Harry Edward II (Lorna) of Spencer, Mass., U.S.A., Rev. John M. (Margo) of Paradise, N.S.; three daughters, June A. (Tim) Leech of Satellite Beach, Fla., U.S.A., Mary J. McFee of Worchester, Mass., U.S.A., and Deborah E.R. McFee of Saint John with whom she resided; eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews including Judy Kitchen, Betty Bleakney and John Boyles all of Salisbury. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Edward McFee I, one sister June Boyles, two half sisters, Mildred Holland and Daisy Melvin, two half brothers, Merle Mitton and Roy Lewis and a nephew George Boyles. Resting at the Salisbury Funeral Home (372-4800) with visiting hours Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held from the Salisbury United Baptist Church on Thursday, July 17 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles Thompson officiating, assisted by Rev. Wayne Hagerman. Interment to follow at the First North River Cemetery. If desired, memorials to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
McGOWAN, VICTOR JOSEPH - At the Saint John Regional Hospital, on Saturday, July 12th, 1997; Victor J. McGowan, husband of Blanche (Donald) McGowan of Grand Bay, NB. Born in Saint John, NB he was the son of the late Edward and Helena S. (Harrington) McGowan. For approximately 22 years Victor worked with Canada Post. He was a member of St. Matthews Roman Catholic Church and an active member of the Parish Council before his illness. Victor was also well known for many years as playing in a number of bands around Saint John area. He played with such groups as the Leo Garey Quartet, Murphy's and Bruce Holder. Surviving besides his wife Blanche are one daughter; Nancy Holland and her husband Jack of Grand Bay, two sons; Rick and his wife Diane of Westfield, Paul and his wife Roxanne of Grand Bay; one sister Clarice Buckley and her husband Lewis of North York, Ontario, six grandchildren and one great grandchild, cousins nieces and nephews. Resting at Brenan's Bay View Funeral Home, 1461 Manawagonish Road (506-634-7425) from where the visiting will be held Monday from 7-9pm and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 16th, 1997 at 11:00am at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, Grand Bay, NB. The interment will follow in St. Augustine's Cemetery, Westfield, NB. A reception will take place in St. Matthew's Church Hall immediately following the commital service. An evening prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:30pm. Remembrances may be made to the NB Lung Association or to the charity of the donor's choice.