Gary Mitchell Piercy
Gary M. Piercy passed away at his home in Geary, NB on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Born in Fredericton, NB he was the son of the late Ewart and Retta (Smith) Piercy and loving husband for 28 years to Cathy (Anderson) Piercy.
Gary will be remembered for his big heart, his love of everyone and his ability to always make someone laugh.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Cathy; daughters, Shannon Piercy and Erin Greeley (Darren) all of Geary, NB; siblings, Deborah Ellis (Donald) of Lincoln, NB, James Piercy (April) and Brenda Nickerson (Clifford) all of Geary, NB; mother-in-law, Leona Wood of Rusagonis, NB; sister-in-law, Donna Levison (Timothy) of Geary, NB; two special boys, Riley and Mackenzie Frost of Geary, NB as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Gary was predeceased by his father-in-law, Kenneth Wood.
Visitation will be held at the Oromocto Funeral Home (357-5100) on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will take place at the Geary Baptist Church on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Brent MacDonald officiating with Rev. Greg Sparkes assisting. Interment will follow in the Preston Carr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Garyís name may be made to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Oncology Unit or to a charity of the donorís choice.
Farrell Wayne Smith
The death of Farrell Wayne Smith of Gagetown, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Saturday, April 24th, 2010. Born in Burton, NB, he was the son of the late Edward and Ruth (Briggs) Smith and the husband of Barbara Briggs.
Farrell was an avid hunter and the envy of his peers for his moose calls. He enjoyed spending time at the lake where you could always hear his special Stompiní Tom music being played. He loved playing darts at the Lionís Club and was known for always hitting the bullís eye.
Survived by his wife Barbara; two daughters, Kim Smith (Jim Reader) of Upper Gagetown, Tanya London (Andy) of Burton; one grandson, Michael London; stepchildren, Cynthia Reid ( Phillip) of Calgary, AB and William Briggs (Angie) of Harvey, NB; step - grandchildren, Victoria and Riley Reid, Dirk, Myles and Cameron Briggs; his siblings, Sadie Miner (Cecil), Bird Palmer, Reid Smith (Barb), Sabra LaFrance (Eldon), Wendell Smith (Marie), Carol Burtt (Gordon), Russell Smith (Pat), Gail Hart (Bob), Sharon Gallup (Bob) Craig Smith (Vicki) and Michael Smith (Corie) and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at Oromocto Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 2:00 pm. Archdeacon John Sharpe will officiate. Interment will be held at a later date. For those who wish, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Pine Grove Cemetery.
Frederick Andrew McLaughlin
McLaughlin, Frederick Andrew, 86, of Oromocto, passed away on Tuesday May 18th, 2010 at the Oromocto Public Hospital.
Fred was born in Lower Millstream to Ella (Walker) and William McLaughlin on July 17th, 1923. He married Mabel Irene Wright on September 15th, 1942 in Millstream. He logged and farmed prior to serving in WWII. He served in the army in the North Shore Regiment of New Brunswick and was injured on D-Day. Following the War, Fred was employed by DND until he retired. He was actively involved with the board of the Sunbury Senior Citizen Manor for years and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #93. .
Fred is predeceased by his beloved wife of 55 years, Mabel; his son, William; his parents; his brother and sister in-law, Charles and Edith McLaughlin; his sister and brother in-law, Gladys (McLaughlin) and Raymond Chambers.
Fred is survived by daughters, Jean Kuhn (Fred), Donna McLaughlin (Pierre Robichaud); sons, Dr. Murray McLaughlin (Lori), Travis McLaughlin (Joyce), Terry McLaughlin (Dr. John Swaine), Kevin Dunville (Virginia); his friend, Joanne Smith; daughter in-law, Marie Major; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Oromocto Funeral Home on Friday, May 21st, 2010 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #93 will hold a memorial tribute at 7 pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home chapel on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 at 2:00 pm. Interment will be held at the Burton Cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the physicians and nurses at the Dr. Everett Chalmers ICU and the Oromocto Hospital. (357-5100)
B. Arlena Coy
The death of Arlena Coy (Weston) of Upper Gagetown, NB, occurred at the Oromocto Public Hospital on Saturday, June 5, 2010. She was born on July 15, 1915 in Upper Gagetown (always claiming that she was born in a blueberry field) to the late Harry and Anne (Brooks) Weston.
Arlena was a life member of the Upper Gagetown Womenís Institute and she thoroughly enjoyed going to the meetings, conventions and the traveling dinners. She was also very active in the Upper Gagetown United Baptist Church. She held many offices throughout the years with both the Institute and the Church. Travel was also a passion of hers and during her life she was able to visit Hawaii, New Zealand, Holland and other parts of Europe. Many will remember Arlena from the Upper Gagetown Post Office where she served as Post Mistress from 1970-1980.
She is the last surviving member, of her generation, in the Coy family. She will be missed by her sons, Cecil (Ella) of Upper Gagetown, Edward (Lynn) of Moncton and Brian of Upper Gagetown; sister, Edna Thomas of Fredericton; sister-in-law, Elva Weston of Rogersville; grandchildren, Denis (Tracy) of Dunoon, Scotland, Peter (Jill) of Upper Gagetown, Michael of Moncton and Katie of Fredericton; great-grandchildren, Alasdair and Weston as well as her special friends, Audrey Coy, Marilyn Rathburn, Marg MacDougall, Dr. Roxborough and her pet, Winnie.
Besides her parents and husband, Cecil Coy who predeceased her in 1980, she was also predeceased by brothers, Henry and Paul Weston and her sisters, Florence McCordic and Ida Weston.
Visitation will be held at the Oromocto Funeral Home (357-5100) on Monday, June 7, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will take place in the Upper Gagetown United Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Mark Todd officiating. Interment will follow in the Upper Gagetown Cemetery. Memorial tributes in Arlenaís honor may be made to the Upper Gagetown United Baptist Church, the Upper Gagetown Cemetery or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Claude Jean-Guy Ringuette
After a lengthy illness, Claude Jean-Guy Ringuette passed away at home on June 9th , 2010. Born January, 1978, he is survived by his wife, Paula; his parents Jean-Guy (Pete) & Wanda Ringuette of Haneytown; brothers, Daniel (Cherri) Ringuette of Burton, Marcel Ringuette of Haneytown, Philip (Tanya) Rogers of Medicine Hat, AB and sister Nicole Longhurst (Jason) of Oshawa, Ont. He is also survived by Grandmother Jeannine Morin of Montreal, QC, Grandfather Alan Merrett of Geary, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, close friends and his two dogs Harley and Emily. He is predeceased by his Grandfather Adrien Ringuette, Grandmother Margaret Merrett, and Grandfather Maurice Justason.
Claude had been a licensed plumber since 2003 and worked for many local companies in the Fredericton and Oromocto area before establishing his own company, CPR Plumbing and Heating Ltd. in 2006. He was a very outgoing person who loved anything that had to do with being outdoors, whether it was fishing or hunting, to camping and boating with his many friends and family.
Visitation will take place at the Oromocto Funeral Home on Friday, June 11th, 2010 from 2-4pm and 7-9 pm. A memorial mass will take place at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Saturday, June 12th, 2010 at 11:00 am. Father Ken Weir will be officiating. A small reception will be held following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Claudeís memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Dennis Allen Read
Dennis Allen Read passed away at the Oromocto Public Hospital on June 14th, 2010 Born on May 10, 1950 in Vancouver BC he was the son of Edna (Marshall) and the late Harry Read and the husband of Helen (Blinn) Read. Dennis spent 29 years in the Canadian Army he served overseas in Bosnia, the Golan Heights, and CFB Alert. Dennis continued his career at CFB Gagetown as a civil servant.
Survived by his wife, Helen; sons, David (Julie) Read and Robert (Antonia) Read; one daughter, Shelley Read (Kevin) deceased infant son, James Read; grandchildren; Kelsey, Sadie, Liam, Katie and Kael; sisters, Peggy (Rienhart) Mueller, Donna Read and Linda Read. He was predeceased by his father Harry; one brother, Walter Read.
Dennis will be fondly remembered by many friends and extended family.
Visitation will be held at Oromocto Funeral Home on Thursday, June 17th, 2010 from 6 - 8 pm. A memorial service will be held at St. Lukeís Chapel at CFB Gagetown on Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 1:00 pm with The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 93 holding a tribute service at that time. Padre Bruce Murray will officiate at the memorial service. Interment will be in the Pioneer Gardenís Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial tributes may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Helen Ann Carr
Helen Ann Carr (nee Piercy) died at the Orchard View Nursing Home on July 14th, 2010. She was the daughter of the late James and Thereasa (Howe) Piercy and the wife of the late Baden Carr.
Helen was born in Geary, NB, on September 8th, 1919. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Her family could always count on her willingness to help in any situation with a positive word or simply a shoulder to cry on. Her door was always open if you needed a place to stay. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Survived by son, Clayton, son in law, Frank Murphy; grandchildren, Tina, Carol- Ann, Darwin, Timothy, Trevor, Krista, Shawn and Mark; great grandchildren, Tristan, Michael, Graham, Amber, Steven, Kaitlyn, Elizabeth, Makayla and Matthew; great great granddaughter, Serena Grace; one niece, Terry Ö Lynn Smith; nephews, Richard and David Harris.
Predeceased by her parents, husband, Baden; daughter Carolle Murphy; sisters, Hazel Harris, Verna Ingram; daughter in law, Irene Carr.
There will be no visitation by family request. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service in her honor on Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Oromocto Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Keith Howlett officiating. Interment will take place in the Spurden Carr Cemetery, Geary, NB. For those who wish, memorial tributes in her memory may be made to the charity of the donorís choice.