RENOUF, JAMES EDWARD - Unexpectedly on Sunday, July 13, 1997, James E. Renouf, husband of Marena (Laronde) Renouf of Westfield, NB. Born in Campbellton, he is the son of George E. and Marylle (Guitard) Renouf of Campbellton, NB. James was self employed for many years as a tradesman. Surviving besides his wife Marena are his maternal grandmother, Greta Guitard of Montreal, two sons, Jasen Renouf and Aimee Melanson, Steven Renouf, all of Saint John, NB, two daughters, Lisa Bryant and Charlie Bacon, Erica Bryant and Shawn Scovil, all of Browns Flat, NB, three brothers, Mel, Arden and Phil, three sisters, Jeannie; Mrs. Butch Firth of Campbellton, NB, Kathy, Mrs. Raymond McGarvie of Campbellton, N.B., and Donna and Bernie Renouf of Dundee, NB. James was predeceased by a brother Terry. Resting at Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, from where the service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, July 17, 1997 at 11:15 a.m. The interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Visiting at the funeral home will be on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the I.W.K. Children's Hospital, Catons Island or to the charity of the donors choice.
ROGERS, DOROTHY BLANCHE - At the Kiwanis Nursing Home where she had resided for only 10 days, on Saturday, July 12, 1997, her 86th birthday, Dorothy Blanche Rogers of Givan Drive, Moncton, NB passed away after several months of failing health. Born in Anagance Ridge, NB she was the daughter of the late George EIliott and Mabel (Rouse) and wife of the late, Wilfred Rogers. Dorothy was a retired school teacher having taught in various schools throughout N.B. Survived by three sisters, Pearl V. Elliott of Havelock, Mrs. Mary I. Daniels of Nauwigewauk, Mrs. Muriel M. Clarke of Canaan, one brother, Clarence G. of Anagance, one step-daughter, Irene Duncan of Petitcodiac, several step grandchildren, one niece, Joanne Sleeper, four nephews, Ronald, Gerald and Bobby Clarke, Dale Fletcher, several great nieces and great nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Wilfred in 1987, sisters Edna in 1991, Ella in 1982, three step sons, Lee, Harlan and Kenneth. She was a member of Anagance Ridge United Church. Resting at Armstrong's Funeral Home Ltd., Petitcodiac, NB from where the funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 1997 at 2 p.m. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery. Rev. H. Bartlett will officiate. Visiting on Monday at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
ROSBOROUGH, GLENNIS COFFEY - At his residence, 43 Saunders Road, McAdam, NB, July 11, 1997. Mr. Glennis Coffey Rosborough, son of the late Alexander P. and Emma (Coffey) Rosborough of McAdam, NB. Survived by one sister, Pauline and her husband Dr. D.H. MacKenzie, Sydney, NS; one brother, Colin and his wife Sylvia, Rothesay, NB, several nieces and nephews, one great niece, two great nephews. There will be no visitation by request . A committal service will be held at Rockland Cemetery on Tuesday, 2pm, July 15, 1997, with Rev. Elizabeth Davis officiating. In lieu of flowers remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Fund would be appreciated by the family. The S.O. Mehan and Son Funeral Home Ltd, 23 Main St., St. Stephen, NB, in care of arrangments.
SPARKS, G. EDMUND (ED) - The death of Mr. G. Edmund (Ed) Sparks of 27 Kilburn Avenue, husband of Mrs. Audrey E. (Logan) Sparks, occurred on Saturday, July 12, 1997 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John a son fo the late Hayward and Gertrude E. (Bates) Sparks. Mr. Sparks lived in Saint John all his life and was employed with Canada Post for 35 years as a Letter Carrier retiring in 1974, He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the 8th New Brunswick Hussars (Princess Louise's) in England, Italy and Holland. He was also a member of the Church of St. Mary and St. Bartholomews. Surviving besides his wife are one daughter, Nada of Moncton, one brother, M.E. (Bunny) Sparks of Saint John, along with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Sparks is predeceased by a sister, Eloise and brothers, Clyde and Kenneth and also his first wife the late N. Alma Pitt. By family request there is to be no visitation. Following cremation at Brenan's Crematorium, a graveside committal will take place in Fernhill Cemetery at a later date.Remembrances to Salvation Army or N.B. Heart Foundation, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row.
SPARKS, J. AUDREY - At her residence on July 14, 1997, J. Audrey Sparks of Ketepec, widow of Neil Sparks. Born in Saint John West, she was the daughter of the late Smeaton and Rhona (Ring) Wilson. Mrs. Sparks was a life long resident of the Saint John area and was a very well known hairdresser having owned and operated Wilson's Beauty Parlour for many years and she also taught hairdressing for seven years at Saint John Vocational Night School. She is survived by two step-sons, Terrance Sparks and his wife Jean of Stewarton, N.B., David Sparks and his wife Brenda of Saint John East; step-daughter, Ellen Jones and her husband Victor of Willowdale, Ont.; one sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Thornton and her husband John of Ketepec; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren. Resting at the Fallsview Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Avenue (634-1701), where the funeral will be held from the Fallsview Chapel on Thursday with service at 11 a.m. Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visiting hours Tuesday at 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Following the interment, a reception will take place at the Fallsview Family Reception Center.
BELDING, DARRELL - At Maces Bay, NB, October 20, 1997, Darrell Medford Belding of RR#3, Hannah Road, St. Stephen, NB. Survived by his wife, Barbara (Chadwick), daughters, Laurie, Mrs. Stirling Ferguson of Saint John, NB, Sandy, Mrs. Warren Mawhinney of Maces Bay, NB, and Leslie Kettner of Beaver Harbour, NB; son, Robert and his wife Terena Belding of Saint John, NB, nine grandchildren, brothers, Lawrence and his wife Marion Belding of Chance Harbour, NB and Garnett and his wife Patricia Belding of Chance Harbour, NB, sisters, Alda Belding of Saint John, NB, Irene Earle of Amherst, NS, Inez, Mrs. Millfred Mawhinney of Maces Bay, NB and Doreen, Mrs . Clifford Anderson of St. Stephen, NB, sister-in-law, Dorothy Belding of Saint John, NB, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by one brother, Clyde Belding. Resting at Bethany Independent Baptist Church, Little Lepreau, NB from where funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 23, 1997 at 1PM. Interment at Maces Bay Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the church on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9PM. Funeral arrangements in care of The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB.
BELYEA, MARION JANE - At the Millcove Nursing Home, October 19, 1997, Marion Jane Belyea, age 96, wife of the late Arthur Lemont Belyea of Cambridge-Narrows, N.B. Survived by five sons; Donald and wife Marie, Fredericton, Harold and wife Marion, Cambridge, Herman and wife Lana, Cambridge-Narrows, Norman and wife Joann, Jackson's Point, ON., George and wife Beverley, Toronto, two daughters; Alice Simpson, Apohaqui, and Bessie Kennedy, Cambridge-Narrows, 40 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, and 17 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by two sons; Gordon and Robert and one daughter, Elsie. Resting at Sherwood's Funeral Home, Norton (839-2156, Hwy 124). Visiting Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. from Sherwood's Chapel, Wednesday, October 22, 1997, followed by interment in Narrows Baptist Cemetery.
BURCHILL, MURIEL B. - The death of Miss Muriel B. Burchill of 267 Rockland Rd. occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 19, 1997. Miss Burchill was born in Saint John, a daughter of the late Samuel and Gertrude (Quinlan) Burchill. She had been employed in the office of Irving Oil Ltd. for many years until her retirement in 1980. She was a member of St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary. She was pre-deceased by a brother, Everett Burchill; and two sisters, Mrs. Eileen Wyman and Mrs. Ruth Peterson. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Edna Northrup of Saint John, and Mrs. Phyllis McDade of Worcester, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. Resting at Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo St., from where the funeral will be held on Thursday morning at 9:40 to St. John the Baptist Church for Mass of Christian Burial at ten o'clock. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Visiting on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
COMEAU, MARY JEANNE - At her residence on October 21, 1997, Mary Jeanne Comeau of White Rapids Manor, Fredericton Junction and formerly of Saint John, widow of Elie Comeau. Born in Chatham, N.B., she was the daughter of the late Simond and Mary M. (Melanson) Casey. Mrs. Comeau spent the greater part of her life in Saint John. She is survived by three sons, Thomas J. Casey of Saint John, Leonard Comeau of Saint John, Charles Comeau and his wife Lucy of Ottawa, Ont.; one daughter, Mary Rose Burton and her husband Ronald of Hoyt, N.B.; two sisters, Marcaline of Moncton and Rita McGrath of Saint John; 11 Grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two brothers, Leo and Frank; three sisters, Mary, Freda and Clara. Resting at the Ocean View Funeral Home (Hillsley) Chapel, 91 Leinster Street (634-1712) from where the funeral will be held on Friday with service at 11 a.m. Interment in St. Augustines Cemetery, Westfield. Visiting hours Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations to N.B. Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated by the family.
DUPLAIN, JOSEPH ALEXANDER W. - Joseph Alexander William Duplain passed away at the Department of Veteran's Affairs residence in Fredericton on October 20, 1997, at the age of 75. Bill as he was known, worked 33 years for Eastern Light and Power/Nova Scotia in North Sydney, N.S. He was a Veteran of World War II with three years active service for Canada in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the European Theater. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Martin), parents William and Alberta (Martel) of Quebec and brothers Robert and Andre of Quebec and infant brother Paul-Andre. Bill and Margaret were married September 22, 1949, in Sydney, N.S. Margaret died Friday, June 20, 1997, at her Breton Bay Nursing Home residence. She was the daughter of Amos and Mary (Andrews) Martin. Margaret was a registered nurse. She is buried in the Hardwood Hill Cemetery in Sydney, N.S. They are survived by five sons and their wives; William (Bill) and Nancy (Teasdale) of Cornwall, Ontario; Richard and Norma (Richardson) of Fredericton, Robert and Peggy (Ivey) of Moncton and David of Saint John, N.B., and Paul and Manon Guillemette of Quebec; four sisters, Alberta and husband Marcel Lavoie, Louisette and her husband Jacques, Liliane and husband Roger Vezina, Ghislaine and brother Roger and wife Louise of Quebec and nine grandchildren, Marc and Jennifer of Cornwall, Sarah, Elizabeth and Samuel of Fredericton and Heather, Ghislaine, Robert and William of Moncton. A memorial service and interment will be in the St. Charles Cemetery in Quebec City.
EASTWOOD, RONALD W. - Ronald W. Eastwood of Mispec passed away on October 21, 1997, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late James and the late Mary (Earl) Eastwood and husband to Louise (Ricketts) Eastwood. Ronald had been a member of Pipefitters Union Local 213 at Saint John Shipbuilding Limited and had been the Union Rep. for 25 years before retiring in 1992. In addition to his wife Louise, he is survived by three sons, Thomas (Deborah) of Willow Grove, David (Helen) of Saint John and Edward (Gina) of Heinesville, G.A., U.S.A., three daughters, Donna Willigar (Andrew) of Parrsborro, N.S., Florence Willigar (Bernard) of Saint John and Rose Davidson (her companion Joel Nice) of Saint John, two brothers, Arthur of Penniac, N.B., and Walter (Mike) of Mispec, 11 grandchildren, George, Brian and Amie Eastwood, Joseph and Ronald Willigar (Parrsborro); Corey, Tanya and Derek Willigar (Saint John), Carl Ernest, Ronald and James Davidson, two step grandchildren, Michael and William Kelly, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, George, Karl and Harold. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fundy Funeral Home (646-2424), 230 Westmorland Road. Services will be Friday from Fundy Chapel at 1:00p.m. with interment following cremation at later date. Friends and family are welcome at Fundy on Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Donations to the Church of the Ascension or to the charity of donors choice would be appreciated.
ERB, J. KENNETH - Mr. J. Kenneth Erb of Meredith Drive, Sussex Corner, New Brunswick passed away at Sussex Health Centre on October 21, 1997. Born in Sussex, New Brunswick on September 6, 1924, he was the son of the late William Perry and Vera Mae (Jones) Erb. Survived by his wife C. Alice (Robinson) Erb; a daughter, Mary Ann Moffatt and her husband Neil of Fredericton; two sons, George and his wife Karen of Florenceville and Bill and Ruth of Sussex; 6 grandchildren, Scott, Ryan, Laura, Heather, Jessica, and Christopher. Predeceased by an infant daughter, Catherine Jean and by a brother Seth. Ken's career began with Canada Packers in Port Williams, N.S. Then to Shur-Gain division in Presque-Isle, Maine, after which he returned to Sussex with Rohm and Haas of Canada Inc. in 1965 . He was very involved with the agricultural communities throughout the Maritimes until his retirement in 1989. After joining two Canadian Army University Corp he served overseas during World War II in the Canadian Army with the Carleton York Regiment. Ken was a graduate of Sussex High School in 1942, attended Horton Academy and Acadia University. He was a member of Pleasant Lake Fishing Club, Sussex Golf and Curling Club, a member of Sussex United Baptist Church. He was a member of Zion Lodge #21 F&AM and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #20, Sussex. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex, (506-433-1176) with visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from Sussex United Baptist Church on October 23, 1997 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Gordon Walker and Rev. Delbert Bannister officiating. Interment at Riverbank Cemetery. There will be a Royal Canadian Legion Branch #20, Sussex Tribute Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. followed by a Zion Lodge #21, Masonic Tribute at 7 p.m. Donations made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or a memorial of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family.
FRANK, DONALD - The death of Donald Frank, husband of Gertrude (Curran) Frank of 310 Woodward Avenue occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Tuesday, October 21, 1997. He was the son of the late Oris and Amy (Whynot) Frank of Bridgewater, NS. He retired from the Saint John Fire Department as Captain after 33 years of service and has been married for 58 years and a charter member of St. Pius X Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by one loving daughter, Mary Lou, Mrs. Terry O'Toole of Saint John, one sister, Mrs. Hilda Kerwin of Canning, NS, also survived by two beloved grandchildren Kelly Colleen and Erin Elizabeth O'Toole and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Resting at Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, with visiting on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9PM. A mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated on Thursday at 9AM from St. Pius X Church, 316 Somerset Street, Saint John. Interment will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery at a later date. Remembrances to the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
GUITAR, JOSEPH IRVIN - At Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, NB, October 19, 1997, Joseph Irvin Guitar of SS #1 Burnt Hill, St. Stephen, NB. Survived by three daughters, four sons, 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, three sisters, several nieces and nephews. Resting at The S.O. Mehan and Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, N.B., from where funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 1997, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Joseph LeBlanc officiating. Interment at St. Stephen Rural Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or charity of ones choice, would be appreciated by the family.