It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Raymond Emery Marr, husband of Ethel (Northrup) Marr of Evandale, NB, on October 30, 2012, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He was born on February 8, 1932, the son of the late Eldon & Ruth (Shea) Marr.
Ray was first and foremost a dedicated husband, father and family man, who had a great love of the outdoors. He was self employed for many years in the forestry industry.
Besides his wife he is survived by three sons; Randy & Kim Marr of Queenstown, Wayne Marr of Evandale and Greg & Ronda Marr of Kingston; six daughters; Brenda Drane & William Joncas of Evandale, Loretta Lane of Oak Point, Wanda & Wayne Miller of Saint John, Bonnie & Doug Donald of Public Landing, Pamela & Allan Cameron of Burton, and Elizabeth Marr and Gordon Tweedy of Woodstock ; grandchildren Raymond and Michelle Drane, Nigel Lane, Shawn, Tina & Joseph Lemieux, Jason Marr, Kelsey, Courtney & Bradley Cameron, Morgan & Jenna Marr, Cheryl Innes, David Gunning and Alicia Bowser; great grandchildren Jannelta Drane, Julie & Jocelyn Drane, Ethan, Lydia & Torin, Austin, Hunter & Xavier Lemieux, Nikki Donovan, Kalie Schriver, Chloe Innes, Jordan & Kirstie Gunning; great-great grandchild Madison Schriver; sisters; Audrey & Buff Hoyt, of Millville, Betty Fox of Millville, Joyce Bradley of Millville, Eleanor Carpenter of Tennant’s Cove; brothers; Clayton & Vi of Wickham, Carl & Lillian of Tennant’s Cove and Paul & Annie of Evandale. Ray was predeceased by brother; Wendall, sisters; Noreen, Pauline & Shirley; sons-in-law; Bill Lane and Donald Cole.
Ray is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, on Friday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 pm. Funeral service, will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel at 11:00 am, on Saturday, November 3, 2012. A private family interment will take place later in Central Hampstead Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Central Hampstead Cemetery Fund, Children’s Wish Foundation or Donor’s Choice.
The death of George Freeman Belyea, age 73, of Cambridge-Narrows, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, NB, on Friday, July 27, 2012. He was born in Cambridge-Narrows on March 30, 1939, the son of the late Lemont and Marion (McGarity) Belyea.
George is survived by his wife Beverley Belyea of Ajax, ON; sons Norman and Jo-Anne Belyea of Saint John, Raymond and Paula Belyea of Cambridge-Narrows and; daughter Darlene and Shane Diebold of Holstein, ON; grandchildren Colin, Janelle, Evan, Nicholas, Kyle, Jasmine and Benjamin; sister Alice Simpson of Berwick; brother Herman Belyea of Cambridge-Narrows; several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brothers Donald, Gordon Harold, Norman, Albert, Edward and Robert; sisters Elsie McRae and Bessie Kennedy.
The family will receive visitors at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, from 4 to 8 pm. on Monday.
Funeral service, conducted by Rev. Bob Johnson, will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel at 11:00 am., on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Interment will take place in Narrows Baptist Cemetery.
Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or donor’s choice would be appreciated.
The death of Florence Audrey Keirstead, of Norton, NB, age 83, occurred at her residence on Wednesday, February 4, 2009. Florence was the wife of the late Donald Keirstead and the daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Darling) Long.
She is survived by her daughter Sylvia and Paul Reicker of Sussex; sons Donnie of Norton and Stephen and Kelley Fenton of Sussex; grandchildren James and Melissa Reicker, Kim and Mark Munson, Jonathan and Stephanie Reicker, Kellie and Luke Reicker, Brad and Dawn Keirstead, Devon Keirstead and Dylan Keirstead; great-grandchildren Ryley, Jayde, Tomas, Jaxson, Karson, Jurne, Jaden and Allie Reicker; sisters Elva Morrell, Treva and Doug MacLeod, Shirley Somerville, Marion and Ron Frail and Judy and Mike Kelly; brothers Bob and Louise, Francis and Dolores, Raymond and Deby sisters-in-law Marion Long and Muriel Long; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Wilbur and Burton.
Resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Center (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held from Norton Wesleyan Church, Norton, NB, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Interment will be in Riverbank Cemetery in the spring.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or memorial of donor’s choice would be appreciated.
Agnes Petrea Pope of Belleisle Creek, NB, passed away peacefully at the Sussex Health Center on May 31, 2012, at the age of 98. She was born in Calgary, Alberta on October 15, 1913 daughter of the late Jens & Petrea Jensen.
Agnes will be dearly missed by her loving husband and soul mate, Roy, and her three sons, Peter & Brenda, Fred & Donna and Roy Jr. & Gwen. She will also be sadly missed by her many grandchildren, Tony (Sherry), Jeanette Howley (Jeremy), Brad (Susan), Shawn (Jennifer), Barry (Isabel), Dennie (Tanya), Kris (Catherine), Jill Wilson ( Andrew), Jensen, Kyle (Kaylee) and eight great-grandchildren, Connor, Cameron, Emmerson, Avery, Laura, Emma, Hannah & Hayden. She was predeceased by her sisters, Alma (John) Iversen, Kay (Ole) Christensen and Jenny (Nelson) Eveleigh.
Aggie will be remembered for her love of gardening, having worked along side the farm crew harvesting crops until age 75 at which time she and Roy took up golfing and enjoyed the game until age 95. She loved a good game of cards, often with her grandchildren, but enjoyed winning even more. Always up to date on the latest news, Aggie could debate politics and the state of the economy with the best of men. She was a strong woman and her presence will be missed by family and friends.
She is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre, (839-2156) 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Friday from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 pm. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am. Saturday June 2, 2012, from Sherwood’s Chapel. A private family interment will follow in St. Simon and St. Jude’s Anglican Cemetery, Belleisle Creek, NB.
Donations to the St. Simon and St. Jude’s Anglican Cemetery or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
Jacob van der Laan
The death of Jacob Paul van der Laan, age 9, of Mercer Settlement, New Brunswick, occurred at home, on Saturday, February 7, 2009, following a tough battle with cancer. He was born in Saint John, NB, on January 18, 2000, the son of Frank and Julie (Bernier) van der Laan.
Jacob’s bright blue eyes, deep dimples and big grin melted many hearts and his wonderful personality left a lasting impression.
Jacob was diagnosed with Duchenes Muscular Dystrophy when he was 3 years old, but the challenges associated with this did not keep him from being a regular kid, playing with his brother and sisters, cousins and friends. He was always determined to keep up and give his best effort.
Jacob loved tractors. He could spend hours playing with his toy farm equipment. He liked the John Deere tractors the most, and as a result, his favorite colors were green and yellow. Even his special bike was custom painted in these colors to be a “John Deere”. When Jacob and his family took a trip across Canada, the highlight for Jacob was to stop and see the enormous tractors in the prairies.
Jacob had a great appetite. He would eat anything and loved green jello. He also loved animals, especially his pet cats and dog. He liked to play outside on his bike, go camping in the summers with his family, and there was always the much enjoyed ride on the tractor with his Dad when he was working in the field.
We will miss Jacob everyday. We have wonderful memories of him, and he will forever have a special place in our hearts.
He is survived by his parents; brother Nicholas; sisters Kristen and Lily; maternal grandmother Joan Mitchell of Sussex; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Paul Bernier and paternal grandparents John and Grace van der Laan.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, with visiting on Monday and Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the Atlantic Community Church, Apohaqui, NB, at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2009.
Donations in memory of Jacob, may be made to a Living Memorial or a memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated.
With great sadness, we announce the death of Lester Wayne Belyea , age 60, the beloved husband of Lois (Webster) Belyea, of Springfield, NB. He was born on September 29, 1948, in Fredericton, NB, the son of the late Walter and Frances (Fanjoy) Belyea.
Lester was a husband to Lois for almost 37 years, a father to Edward and Andrea and a brother to Emery and Eugene. He was a man who helped others but never asked, or wished for, anything in return. He was an avid hunter who every fall tried to catch that elusive buck. He was a great baseball fan (Go Yankee’s, Go) who always recounted endless world series stories to his son on their Sunday morning drives around the back roads of Kings and Queens County. Lester battled to the end with courage and dignity.
He is survived by his wife, daughter Andrea Belyea, of Fredericton; son Edward Belyea of Sussex; brothers Emery and Barb of White’s Cove, and Eugene and Judy of Cambridge-Narrows; and several aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by infant son Andrew; and brother Stanley.
The family will receive visitors at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB on Saturday, February 14, 2009 from 1 to 4 p.m. At Lester’s request there will be no funeral service.
Donations to a Living Memorial or donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
A community benefit will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2009, between 7 and 9 pm. at the Belleisle Regional High School.
The death of Harley Ross Pearson, age 92, occurred at the Loch Lomond Villa, Saint John, NB, on Thursday, February 19, 2009. He was born in Highfield, NB, on March 12, 1916, the son of the late Isaac and Jessie (Murray) Pearson. He was the last surviving member of the family.
Harley lived his earlier years in Highfield as a woodsman, farmer and school bus driver. He has resided at the Loch Lomond Villa for the past 15 years. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. and, by special friends Donald Edling, Rodney Senior and Pam Pettinger
He is survived by nieces and nephews Flora and Don Gamblin of Saint John, Hilda Gillies of Belleisle Creek, Clarence and Martina Pearson of Highfield, Hoyt and Elizabeth Pearson of Highfield, Gerald and Theresa Pearson of Calgary, AB, Debra and David Hupman of Calgary, AB, and Linda and Lloyd Boulter of Gondola Point; and several great nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers Ralph, Reginald and Isaac.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB., with visiting on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 22, 2009, from Sherwood's Chapel. Interment will be in St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Highfield, NB, in the spring.
Donations to St. John's Anglican Church, or the memorial of the donor’s choice, would be appreciated.
The death of Gordon Kenneth Ross, age 84, of Pearsonville, NB, the husband of Mary (Smith) Ross, occurred at the Sussex Health Centre, Sussex, on Saturday, February 21, 2009. He was born on June 9, 1924, in Cassidy Lake, NB, the son of the late Eleanor (Ross) and Victor Smith.
Gordon lived with his wife and family in Pearsonville for 50+ years. He was a good father and enjoyed all his family, friends and neighbors. He had an especially soft spot for the small babies that joined the family and could hardly wait to get to hold them. He was a practical joker, and continued to joke with the family, the home makers and the nurses in the hospital.
He started out working as a farmer’s helper, a woodsman, a mill worker, heavy equipment operator and retired as a bus driver after 15 years.
Gordon enjoyed his farm, his horses, tractors, hunting, four wheeling and the art of finding water.
Gordon and Mary celebrated sixty years of marriage together.
He is survived by his wife Mary; son David and Phyllis of Mount Middleton; daughters Marilyn and Gord Munroe-Wutzke of Buffalo Lake, AB, Sheila and David Middleton of Portage Vale, Pat and Donnie McGouey of Highfield, Eleanor Starkey and Vernon Reicker of Sussex Corner and Heather and Mike Jack of Newtown; grandchildren Rosemary and Doug Brown, Brad and Cathy Ross, Jeanette and Mervin Greenham, Shelley and Myles Chown, Karen and Stephen Jenkins, Michelle and Brad Hayes, Damia McPhail, Pamela Coates, Rob Munroe, Rory Wutzke, Amanda and Duane Cunningham, Jason Middleton and Heather Chaney, Scott McGouey and Carolyn Dalling, Shawn McGouey and Joann Tulip, Crystal and Dave Goddard, Ryan Starkey and Leah, Rhonda Reicker, Rodney Reicker and Jessica, Jillian Jack, Kelsey Jack, Denise Jack; great grandchildren; Brent, Megan, Miranda, Bailey, Myles, Bridgett, Dexter, Johnny, Hiliary, Spencer, Lee, Dana, Cael, Emily, Annie, Morgan, Brodie, Aidan, Coralee, Maryjane, Kaylee, Mya, Jordyn, Damon, and Emma; sister Dorothy Crossman; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by granddaughter Cathy McGourty-Reicker and brother George Smith.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, Ferbuary 25, 2009. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery in the spring.
Donations to Extra-Mural or the memorial of donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
The death of Doreen Joanne (Smith) Hawkes, age 70, of Kiwanis Nursing Home and formerly of Belleisle Creek, NB, occurred at Kiwanis Nursing Home, Sussex, NB, on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. Doreen was the wife of the late Herb Hawkes and the daughter of the late Kenneth I. and Ruth (McLeod) Smith.
Doreen was born in Penobsquis, the oldest of 8 children. She was a graduate of Sussex High School then Teacher's College in 1958 teaching in local schools until 1968 when she opted to stay home to raise her own family and many other families in the community. She took an interest in everybody and everything and kept up to date on what they were doing.
Doreen enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cross stitch and almost any craft, passing her talent on to her children and friends, most recently to her friends at the nursing home. In more recent years she enjoyed her flower gardens and shrub beds. Every shrub was named after the grandchild or neighborhood child who gave it to her. Many hours were spent watching the birds out the kitchen window with any child that was visiting that day. The door was always open and the teapot on for whoever dropped by. She could make the "right Kraft dinner" for any kid.
In 2005 she moved into the Kiwanis Nursing Home where she added a whole new light to the home. She became very active in all the activities offered and encouraged other residents to participate as well. In recent months she even took on a new challenge of learning to paint. She always made sure the birds in Sussex were well fed.
She is survived by her daughters Wendy and Stephen Mallory of Berwick, Sally and Bob Pearson of Springfield, Jean Hawkes of Quispamsis and Lorna and Dwayne Blakney of Barnesville; grandchildren Stephanie, Darci, Cole, Claire and Brandon; sisters Laurine and Arthur Raymond of Searsville and Nina and Albert Boyd of Kingston, ON; brothers Lester and Caroline Smith of Lower Sackville, NS, Gary Smith of Truro. NS and Willard and Helena Smith of Penobsquis; and several nieces,nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers Stephen and Bob Smith.
The family will receive visitors at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Center, (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel, Norton, NB, at 11: 00 a.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2009. Following cremation, interment will be in St. Simon and St. Jude’s Anglican Cemetery.
Donations to the Kiwanis Nursing Home Palliative Care Room, or memorial of donor’s choice would be appreciated.