The death of Frank Hughson Pickle, age 91, husband of Betty (Evans) Pickle of Springfield, NB, occurred at the Dr. V.A. Snow Centre, on Saturday, October 1, 2011. He was born on September 24, 1920, in Springfield, NB, the son of the late John and Gertrude (Sandford) Pickle. Frank served in World War II for four years in the army as a Signalman. Following the war he worked for NB Power for 39 years.
Frank was a handsome child with blue eyes and blond curls. Those good looks and his gentlemanly ways worked to his advantage when wooing the two loves of his life. Frank’s first wife was Dorothy (Watson) Pickle. And they enjoyed 41 years together before she passed away in 1991. They had one son Donald. Frank then met and married Betty (Akerley) Evans and they enjoyed 20 years of marriage.
Frank grew up in Springfield and attended Springfield School until he had to leave to work on the family farm. He was not to remain a country gentleman though, as his adventurous spirit led him to work with NB Power Commission. But, once again his ambitious nature was interrupted by World War II. Frank was attached with the South Alberta Regiment and served as a Signalman.
Home from the war, Frank resumed his 39 year career with the Power Commission. He worked hard to learn the various requirements for each position and worked his way up to Foreman and Branch Material Supervisor. He was a respected employee with a penchant for doing things right or not at all.
In retirement Frank enjoyed traveling, work in the Church, reading, being a Snow Bird, curling, Legion work, wood working and upholstery. Frank, you did it up right! We’ll miss you. Toodelydoo.
Frank is survived by his wife Betty; son Donald of Marathon, ON; step-sons Frank (JoAnne), Philip (Susan), Mark (Angie) and Darin (Yvonne) Evans; step-daughters Joann (Ed) Curran, Ellen (Ian) Ruddick and Julie (David) Coyle; 14 grandchildren Amy, Stephanie, Richard, Rebecca, Nathan, Jane, Maggie, Celia, Julia, Shauna, Heather, Tara, Danielle, and Caleb; eight great grandchildren; sister Louise Mercer; sister-in-law Mary Pickle, Marg (Paul) Lafond and Jante Akerley; brother-in-law Lloyd Thompson; several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his first wife Dorothy; brother Roland Pickle; sister Marion Allaby; brothers-in-law Ardon Allaby and Guy Mercer; sister-in-law Jean Thompson.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Tuesday, from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service, conducted by The Rev. Robert Marsh, assisted by brother-in-law The Rev. Canon George Akerley, will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at 2:00 pm. from Trinity Anglican Church, Springfield, Following cremation, interment will be in Bayview Cemetery at a later date.
Donations to the Dr. V.A. Snow Centre or a memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
The death of Muriel Anna (Belyea) Davis, age 95, of Berwick, formerly of Sussex and Kiersteadville, NB, occurred at the Sussex Health Centre, on Thursday, May 13, 2010. She was the wife of the late Burton B. Davis of Kiersteadville, NB. She was born at Wickham, NB, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Zillah (MacAlpine) Belyea.
Mum was a member of the Kiersteadville Baptist Church, Life Member of the Kiersteadville Women’s Institute and the Lillian MacDougal WMS of Sussex. She was a Housekeeper for many years to several families in the Sussex area. Mum kept busy with her hands making quilts, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery work, as well as sewing and often making her own wardrobe. She also enjoyed working in her flower garden and attending to her many beautiful potted plants and hanging flower pots that adorned her veranda for all to see and admire. Baking cookies and biscuits, which she always had on hand for those who dropped in to visit, was another specialty.
Muriel is survived by her daughter Leona and Ronald Bustard of Chipman; four grandchildren Donna and Lloyd Folkins of Riverview, Ronald Jr. and Debbie Bustard of Cumberland Bay, Sheila and Roland Bonnell of Chipman and Randal and Elaine Bustard of Scotch Lake; four great grandchildren Krista (Justin) Lewis and Erica Bustard , Kyle and Aaron Bonnell; great-great grandson Evan Lewis; step grandchildren Stephanie Hawkes and Shannon Thebeau; brother George and Doreen Belyea of Wickham; sister-in-law Muriel Belyea of Apohaqui; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sisters Ida Belyea, Ella DeWitt and Verna Mersereau; brothers Ernest, Ervine, Ronald and Laurence Belyea.
She is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home & Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2010. Interment will follow in Midland Cemetery.
Memorial donations to Midland Cemetery or donor’s choice would be appreciated.
The death of Ernie Medley Alcorn, age 91, husband of the late Elva (Robinson) Alcorn, of Mercer Settlement, NB, occurred at the Sussex Health Centre, Sussex, NB, on Saturday, April 24, 2010. He was born in Belleisle Creek, NB, on October 23, 1918, the son of the late Charles and Salina (Haines) Alcorn.
Farm life was always enjoyed by Ernie. Many long hours were spent working on Harold Hamilton’s farm and on his own which he proudly purchased in 1964. Although very busy during the summer months he always had time to enjoy his 3 older brother’s visits from U.S.A and his younger brother’s visit from Ottawa. Ernie enjoyed hunting with Richard and fishing back at the pond. Horses were always a big part of his life, at least one, and sometimes more, were found roaming the fields for the grandchildren. Grandchildren and great grandchildren were very special to him. He was an excellent friend, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Ernie was a member, Elder, Trustee and Choir Member of St. Andrew’s United Church. What a excellent caregiver he was to Elva in later years.
Ernie is survived by daughter Sharon and Ernest Raven of Mercer Settlement; son Richard and Wendy Alcorn of Mercer Settlement; grandchildren Jennifer & Gerry, Kate & Ryan, Rick and Lisa; great grandchildren Dane, Keean, Tate, and Reece; brother; Lee and Winn Alcorn; sisters-in-law Alice Kellier, Marion Alcorn; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by grandson Michael; great grandson Mark; sisters Mabel Gregg, Alice Kellier; brothers Arthur, Fred, Howard, Wesley, Albert, Russell and Murray.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visitation on Monday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held from St. Andrew’s United Church, Norton, NB, at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Interment will take place in Riverbank Cemetery.
Memorials to the Sussex Health Centre, Riverbank Cemetery, St. Andrew’s United Church or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
The death of Wilmot Chesley Long, age 87, husband of the late Barbara (Craft) Long, of Belleisle Creek, NB, occurred at the Belleisle Creek Manor, NB, on Sunday, May 20, 2012. He was born on August 14, 1924, in Belleisle Creek, NB, the son of the late Henry and Margaret (Knollin) Long.
Wilmot was a lifelong resident of Belleisle Creek. He worked picking tobacco, as a woods worker, a general laborer and helped deliver the mail. He always liked to be busy. In his spare time and in retirement, he enjoyed farming, gardening, fishing, playing cards and hunting.
Wilmot is survived by his son Bob Long and his wife Linda of Canning, NS; daughters Marlene Price and her husband Don of Gagetown, NB, Marie Long of Penobsquis, NB, Carol Somerville and her husband John of Springfield, NB; grandchildren Dan, Zack, Samantha, Emily, Matthew, Morgen, Alexa; sisters Evelyn Urquhart of Kars, NB, Laura Peck of Sussex, NB; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his son Stephen Long, infant daughter Joanne, brother Carl and sister Pearl Raymond.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visitation from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 PM, on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Funeral service, conducted by Pastor Fred Wickett, will be held at Sherwood’s Chapel at 11:00 AM, on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Belleisle Creek, NB.
Donations, in memory of Wilmot, may be made to the Diabetes Association or the memorial of the donor’s choice.
After a full life well-lived, John Burton Crealock, age 91, died peacefully at the Ridgewood Veteran’s Hospital, Saint John, NB on March 23, 2012. He was the husband of the late Mabel (Holder) Crealock. Burton was born in Pearsonville, NB, on August 1, 1920, the son of the late William and Ada (Northrup) Crealock.
Burton was the last surviving member of his immediate family and a lifelong resident of Pearsonville. He was a World War II veteran having served overseas in England and the Northwest Europe Arena in the Casualty Clearing Unit for the 21st General Hospital and was a volunteer to serve in the Far East before the War ended. He devoted his working life to farming and he took great pride in his vegetable garden. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and welcomed many young family members to enjoy Summer days on the farm. He had a brilliant mathematical mind and was at one time a tax collector for Kings County. Burt was a lifetime member of the Woodland United Church, member of the Norton Legion Branch # 76, where he served in many capacities including President. He was also a tireless worker for the Conservative Party.
Burton will be sadly and deeply missed by his long time partner, Barbara Pearson; son Jack and Pauline Crealock of Pearsonville, NB; daughters Gail Morris (Sandy Rutledge) of Halifax, NS, Janet and Brian Guthrie of Glassville, NB; grandchildren Troy, Trent (Catharine), Blain (Carey), Angelia, Jonathan (Cheryl), Matthew, Michelle (Jean), Terri, Bill (Janelle), Adam (Joanne); great grandchildren William, Heather, Alexandra, Claire, Gillian, Judith, Rebecca, Finley, Quinn, Liam, Olivia, Benjamin, Gweneth, Juliet; Barbara’s children Glenna Brodhagen and Crailey Gillies and her granddaughter Kristina Brodhagen; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his infant son Gary; sisters Margaret Ward, Helen Crothers, Jessie Howe; brothers Harold, Otis; step brother Howard Fenwick.
The family will receive visitors at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, on Monday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Celebration Service of Burton’s life, conducted by Rev. Linda Fuller, will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel, at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Interment will take place later in Woodland United Cemetery.
Donations to the Woodland United Church or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Surrounded by her family, the death of Etta Jean (Erb) McKnight, age 95, of Apohaqui, NB, occurred at the Sussex Health Centre, on Friday, May 14, 2010. She was the wife of the late Weldon McKnight. She was born at Long Point, NB, the daughter of the late Tyler and Grace (Scribner) Erb.
Jean graduated from the Victoria Public Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1938. She worked as a Registered Nurse for many years at the Kings County Memorial Hospital and the Sussex Health Centre. She was married to Weldon for 41 years and raised 4 children while working the family farm in Apohaqui.
She was a lifetime member of the Women’s Institute and was also a charter member of the Atlantic Community Church in Apohaqui, NB.
Following retirement, she enjoyed winters in Florida with her sister Pauline and brother in law Russ Robertson. She enjoyed visiting her children at a variety of locations across Canada. Jean was blessed with 4 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and took special pride in each and every one.
Jean was known by all the McKnight family dogs as a woman with a gentle hand and numerous treats!!
In her later years, Jean resided at Scenic View Special Care Home near Sussex, NB. This was a special place for Jean where she continued to share her nursing knowledge and her positive and sunny disposition with the staff and residents.
Jean was well loved by many and will be deeply missed.
Jean is survived by her daughter Marilyn Armstrong of Moncton, NB; sons Malcolm and Sandra McKnight of Apohaqui, NB, Lloyd and Kelly McKnight of Chester, NS, Blair and Daphne McKnight of Black Rock, NS; grandchildren Debbie and Louie Simone, Randy and Lisa Armstrong, Tammy and Chris Beechin, Troy and Amanda McKnight; great-grandchildren Stephanie, Randy, Lucas, Nicholas, Albert, Gemma, Ryan, Benjamin, Brandon, Owen; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Pauline and brother-in-law Russ Robertson.
At Jean's request there will be no public visitation. Funeral service will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17, 2010 followed by a reception. Private family interment will follow in Riverbank Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Sussex Health Centre Mammogram Unit or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
1924 - 2001
George Keith Robinson, Norton, On Sunday, April 22, 2001, born 1924.
Son of Helen (Keith) Robinson and J.F. Eldon Robinson, parented by Idella (Robinson) Campbell and her husband, Guilford O. Campbell of Norton. Survived by his step-mother, Isabella Robinson, his half-sister, Barbara (Robinson) Young and her husband, Harold. Mourned by his cousin, Dorothy-Lou (Jones) Stephens, her husband, Donald, and daughters, Hilary and Lindsay, his cousins, Marion (Robinson) Moore, other cousins, friends, card-players and neighbours.
Mr. Robinson worked for the CNR for many years. Contributions to the Cancer Society, Trinity Church, Springfield, or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral service and interment in late spring will be announced at a later date. Sherwood's Funeral Home, 18 Scovil Road, Norton, (839-2156) in charge of arrangements.
Debra June Stanley
Surrounded by her family, the death of Debra June Stanley occurred peacefully, at home, in Midland, NB. April 14, 2001. Born in North Bay, ON., in October 1952, she was the wife of Bill Stanley.
Debby is survived by her husband and son Rob and Angie, (Mississauga, ON). She was predeceased by her son Bill. Debby is also survived by her mother Joyce Greenwood, (Toronto), four brothers; Tom, Steven, Danny and Kevin and four sisters; Vicky, Wendy, Linda and Laurie, (all of Ontario). She is predeceased by her father Ben Greenwood.
Funeral service will be held from Sherwood's Funeral Chapel, 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, 2001. A private family interment will follow later in Bayview Cemetery. Donations to the Bill Stanley Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund would be appreciated by the family.
1908 - 2001
The death of Edvin Svensson, formerly of Hampstead, NB, occurred at the Oromocto Public Hospital, Oromocto, NB on Tuesday, April 24, 2001. Born in 1908 in Morrum, Sweden, Edvin celebrated his 93rd birthday in Hampstead with family and friends. For the past 18 months he was a resident of the Gagetown Special Care Home.
Edvin is survived by two sons; Eric, Deep River, ON and Alden (Lee), Prince of Wales, NB, four grandsons; Gavin and Carl, ON and Victor and Patrick, Prince of Wales, two granddaughters; Sarah and Bridget, Prince of Wales, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Pearl in December of 1999 at the age of 92, and by five sisters and one brother all in Sweden.
Edvin came to Canada in 1928 and spent most of his working life as a quarryman in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick were he worked for many years at the Hampstead quarry. Edvin served overseas in World War II and was a devoted Legion member and caretaker of the local Legion lot.
Resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home, 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB (839-2156). Visiting Friday, 6 - 9 PM. Funeral service will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel on Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 2:00 PM, followed by interment in the Central Hampstead Cemetery, Central Hampstead, NB.
Memorial donations to the Central Hampstead Cemetery Fund or local branches of the Royal Canadian Legion would be appreciated by the family.
J. Walter Whelan
1916 - 2001
The death of J. Walter Whelan, 84, of Fredericton, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, on Saturday, April 28, 2001. Walter was the husband of Stella B. (Neill) Whelan.
Walter is survived by his wife, one daughter; E. Doreen Whelan, Fredericton, one son; Roger and Patricia Whelan, Hartland, grandson; Andrew and granddaughter; Kelly, several nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by brothers; Fred and Vincent and by sisters; Anna Doherty, Edna Dibblee, Elizabeth Whelan and Theresa Freeze.
Resting at Sherwood's Funeral Home, 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB (839-2156), Monday, 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM. Funeral service will be held from Sherwood's Funeral Chapel, Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at 2:00 PM, followed by interment in Bayview Cemetery, Hatfield Point, NB.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Beverley Neill Memorial Scholarship Fund or Multiple Sclerosis Society.