The death of Willard George VanWart, age 80, of Kars, NB, occurred at Moncton, on October 11, 2009. He was born on October 17, 1928, at Kars, the son of the late Carey and Mildred (Jones) VanWart
Willard loved to hunt and fish and be in the outdoors. He spent much of his life working for the government (Evandale Ferry in the 40's) and the sawmills of the province. He resided at Castle Ridge Special Care Home in Midland for 16 years, where Greg and Stacey Stevens became his other family. He recently re-located to Moncton to the LeFurgey Residence, on Mountain Road.
He loved his nieces and nephews and tried to keep up with what was going on in their lives. He had many trips to Riverview for shopping and visits with the family during holidays and special occasions. Willard would never miss an opportunity for a Roast Beef dinner with meat, potatoes and gravy (favorite meal). Willard will be remembered as a gentle, humble person and will be greatly missed by his sister Dottie, her husband Al and the extended family.
Willard is survived by his sister Dorothy and Al Urquhart of Riverview; nieces and nephews Patricia and Rick Downe, Leanne and Randy Donovan, Raymond and Lori Urquhart, Stephen and Christina Urquhart, Vincent and Tracey Urquhart, and Brent Urquhart; and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by niece Angela Urquhart.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visitation on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. The funeral will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2009. Interment will be in Beulah Cemetery, Kars, NB.
Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diabetic Association, or the memorial of the donor’s choice.
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Shirley Ruth Somerville, age 74, wife of the late K.G. Somerville, of Springfield, NB, who passed away peacefully on October 25, 2009, at the Sussex Health Center. She was born on November 21, 1934, at Pleasant Ridge, NB, the daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Darling) Long.
Shirley is survived by her son John and Carol Somerville of Springfield; daughter Eva and Ron Cunningham of Springfield; grandchildren Denny, Natalie, Jodi and Chris, Danielle and Nick, Kendra and Judson, Morgen, Alexa; great grandchildren Cassidy, Jaimen, Carter, Jaxson, Ceara and Kadeance; brothers Bob and Louise of Salt Springs, Francie and Dorie of Saint John, Ray and Deby of Saint John; sisters Elva Morrell of Sussex, Treva and Doug MacLeod of Eureka, NS, Marion and Ron Frail of Sussex, and Judy and Mike Kelly of Norton; sisters-in-law Marion Long of Toronto, Muriel Long of Saint John, Joyce Somerville of Moncton and Jennie Doucett of Hamilton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter Cheryl; brothers Burt and Wib; sister Florence.
She is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visitation on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held from Kings Kirk United Church, Belleisle Creek, NB, at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, October 29, 2009. Interment will follow in Bayview Cemetery, Hatfield Point, NB.
Donations to the Kings Kirk United Church or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
The death of Doris Margaret Appleby, age 98, wife of the late J. Shelton Appleby for 55 years, of Cambridge-Narrows, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, NB, on Monday, October 26, 2009. She was born in Fredericton, on September 24, 1911, the daughter of the late Hosea and Ruby (Thorne) Fanjoy.
Doris was a life long resident of Cambridge-Narrows and took an active interest in her community and church. She graduated from Provincial Normal School in 1930 and taught in several local schools.
She was an active member of the First Cambridge Baptist Church where she was Clerk for 40 years. She sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, faithfully attended WMS, Bible Study and Sunday Services.
Doris was a great flower and vegetable gardener and cook. She was known for sharing her produce with others. She will be remembered by family, friends and neighbours for the care and concern she showed through calls, cards and letters.
Doris is survived by Son Carl and Violet Appleby of Cambridge-Narrows; daughter Louise and Robert Fanjoy of Douglas; grandchildren Kenneth and Cheri Appleby, Brenda and Gary Totten, Troy Appleby and Georgette, Brian Fanjoy, Thomas and Marilyn Fanjoy; great grandchildren Katie Totten, Mitchell Totten and Tondi, Chelsea Appleby, Kyle Appleby, Laura Fanjoy and Benjamin Fanjoy; fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by brothers Don, Blake, Alden and Ralph; sister Flora and step brothers Paul and Ray Weed.
She is resting at First Cambridge Baptist Church, MacDonald’s Corner, NB, with visitation on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Donations to First Cambridge Baptist Church or Cemetery, or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be made through www.sherwoodsfuneralhome.com
Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton have been entrusted with arrangements.
The death of Paul Russell Hanlin, age 34 , son of Paul and Connie Hanlin of Salt Springs, NB, occurred at the Sussex Health Centre on Wednesday, November 4, 2009.
Sent from heaven on July 6, 1975, 8lbs./6ozs. an angel boy which God put upon the earth to enhance the lives of many whom he touched.
A son for Connie and Paul, a brother for Angie, brother-in-law for Steve and uncle to Austin and Carter. He was a grandson, nephew, cousin and friend.
He was kind and had a loving heart which we were sure had no end...His grin was contagious for miles and miles, we’ll always remember that beautiful smile.
No matter where Paul was, he always had a joke and when you weren’t looking he might reach over and give you a poke.
Paul was well known for his generous ways. He always said hello with a beep and a wave. Up and down the road he would travel in his truck and now and then he might spin in the muck...So out in the yard he would shine up his rims, then say, “come on dad, let’s go to Tim’s”.
Your presence still lingers although you are gone, we can’t say good bye, but only so long. For one day we’ll see you with that smile upon your face, we’ll join you in Heaven, in that peaceful place.
He is survived by his parents; sister Angie and Stephen McKinney of Barnesville; nephews Austin and Carter; maternal grandparents Yvonne and Jack Clark, Russell and Audrey Floyd; aunts and uncles Stuart and Sherry, Audrey and Mike, Daryl and Bernice, Junior and Joy, Kevin and Brenda, Valerie and John, Nancy and Brad, Karl and Tracey, Corey and Tracy, Rita and Danny, Bonnie and Tom, Wanda and Bob, Darren and Kelly, Roxanne and Jamie, Rob and Flavia; numerous cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Ronnie and Marguerite Hanlin.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A celebration of Paul’s life will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2009. Interment will follow in Salt Springs Cemetery.
Donations to a Living Memorial or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
The death of Margaret Selina Cripps, age 90, wife of the late Edmund (Eddie) Cripps, of Norton, NB, occurred at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Saint John, NB, on Monday, October 12, 2009. She was born in Moncton, on March 27, 1919, the daughter of the late George and Emily (East) Wilkins.
Margaret started her career at Eaton’s in Moncton. In her early 20’s, she met Ed Cripps, her future husband, who was originally from Norton and at this time had a store in Moncton.
Ed and Margaret decided to move to Norton to raise a family and open a grocery store. They later bought the house on the corner of Church and Main Street, where they resided and opened a dry goods store in part of the downstairs.
After many years Ed and Margaret retired and moved closer to Midland, but still within the village of Norton. They never forgot their friends and neighbors and in return they never forgot Ed and Margaret.
After Ed’s death in 1990, Mom was lost. Her family encouraged her to get involved more with friends and community. From that time forward she joined the Belleisle Seniors Club, Bingo (sometimes twice a week), Saturday Night Card Parties and Senior Bus Trips. She looked forward to every August when she and Mac took their trip to P.E.I. for Old Home Week - until she broke her hip and wrist on Aug. 14, 2009. Until then she was very active.
Margaret had a great passion for hockey, especially the Canadians. Last but not least was her family, they where her first priority always. Her love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will never be forgotten.
Margaret is survived by daughters Charlotte and Arnold Raven of Norton, and Cindy and John Urquhart of Kingston; sons Stafford and Shirley Cripps of Riverview, Malcolm Cripps of Norton and Dan Cripps of Quispamsis; grandchildren Dan and Sherri, Douglas, Darrell and Lorna, Shannon, Matthew and Carolyne, John and Adam; great grandchildren Jessica, Brandon, Nick, Alex, Zachary and Madyson; brothers Art and Bob Wilkins both of Moncton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister Dorie Bavis and brothers Ken and Don.
She is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visitation on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, October 16, 2009. Interment will follow in Riverbank Cemetery.
Donations to the Riverbank Cemetery or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
The death of Merritt Cedric Corbett, age 76, husband of Pauline (Johnson) Corbett, of Apohaqui, NB, occurred at the Sussex Health Centre, Sussex, NB, on November 8, 2009. He was born at Dunn’s Corner, NB and was the son of the late Walter and Marion (Smith) Corbett.
Merritt was an easy going, fun loving and gregarious person with a quick and hearty roar of a laugh. He had a real love for his family, home and work. Self employed as an owner/operator of heavy equipment for most of his working life. He finished his career as a grader operator with the Department of Transportation.
Merritt was an avid hockey fan, following his sons through the minor hockey system, attending and supporting the local recreation and industrial leagues.
He was the happiest when “Holding Court” on the front porch of his home or in the “Garage” where he would dispense knowledge and advise, tell or listen to “tales”, discuss the local news or debate the topic of the day––He will be sorely missed!
Merritt is survived by his wife; sons David and Anne Marie Corbett, Robert and Anita Corbett, Ronnie and Trina Corbett, Brian and Bertha Corbett all of Apohaqui; his grandchildren Christine and Jonathan Moffett, Meaghan and Michael Hayes, Cari, Laura and Michael Williams, Lynn, Katie, Christopher, Benjamin, Spencer, Mariah, Laurel; his great grandchildren Claire, Joshua; sisters Georgie and Allan Charters of Sussex, Dorothy Cooper of Smiths Creek; brother Douglas and Margaret Corbett of Sussex; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his son Kenneth Corbett; grandson Winston; brother-in-law Thomas Cooper.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visitation on Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will follow in Riverbank Cemetery.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
The death of Rita Elizabeth Fleming, age 89, wife of the late Samuel Fleming, of Norton, NB, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital, on Friday, November 6, 2009. She was born in Elgin, on April 19, 1920, the daughter of the late Timothy and Elizabeth (Layden) Mahoney.
Rita is survived by daughters Elizabeth Sommers of Norton, Dorothy Fleming of Norton, Leona Eatman of Saint John, Debbie Fleming of Norton, Tricia O’Donnell of Sussex, Kathy Ferguson of Sussex and Marjorie Crane of Hammonds Plains, NS; sons Murray, Francis of Norton, Billy and Marilyn of New Market, ON, Paul of Norton, Patrick of Saint John and John of Sussex; grandchildren William, Elliott (Pickle Eye & Gomer), Anne, Michael, Tony, Karen, Christopher, Shawn, Tamara, Kathy(Squeaky), Kassey(Fuzzy), Teena(Tines), Gregory, Geoff, Nancy, Aimee, Justin, Jordan, Brandan, Andrew, Samuel, Adrian, Jennifer, Diana, Johnathan, Jelena(Tiny Sace), and Taylor; great grandchildren Anthony, Andrew, Austin, Jason, Tara, Matthew, Amanda, Adam, Corey, Ryan, Melissa, Alicia, Jessica, Curtis, Makayla, Chandal, Sonya, Ashley, Nichalas, Taylor, Johnathan, Ryan, Grant, Amanda, Neveah, Jenessa, Brooke, Connie, Joshuha, Samantha, Cole, Emily, Owen, Ashley and Daniel; great great grandchildren Kira, Richard, Tyson, Cayden, Davaun and Malik; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Leona, Evelyn, Helen, Jean, Marjorie and Bernice; brothers Murray, Dennis and John.
She is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visitation on Monday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Norton at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, November 10, 2009. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Donations to the Diabetic Association, Canadian Cancer Society or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
The death of Frances Muriel Urquhart, age 76, wife of Clarence Urquhart, of Kars, NB, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital, on November 11, 2009. She was born in Saint John, NB and was the daughter of the late Clarence and Edith (Ware) Duplisea.
Mom was a school teacher in a one room school house. After marrying, her dedication was first and foremost to her husband and seven children. Mom had strong beliefs and applied them in her daily life rearing her family. She was a devoted wife, a loving christian mother, a sister and a true friend. Her generosity and her kindness were well noted in her family, church and community. Mom's ability and resourcefulness showed in her preserves and homemade baking and meals. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and reading but her true passion was knitting especially baby sets. In her later years, Mom's life was enhanced by her grandchildren, in whom she took great pride.
Frances is survived by her husband; sons Barry and Debbie Urquhart of Quispamsis, Kevin and Rosilee Urquhart of Kars; daughters Heather and Gordie Hughes of Midland, Muriel and Ron Hughes of Belleisle, Nancy Urquhart of Kars, Adrian and Gary Boyd of Hatfield Point, Jane and Brad Belyea of Kingston; grandchildren Jason and Michelle Urquhart, Damian, Shelby, Shannon Urquhart, Heidi Hughes, Jessica, Daniel Hughes, Adam, Andrew, Amy Boyd, Cody, Courtney Belyea; sister Doris Munn of Fredericton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister Margaret Miller.
She is resting at Outreach Pentecostal Church, 2129 Route 124, Hatfield Point, NB, with visiting on Friday, from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held from Outreach Pentecostal Church at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2009. A private family interment will follow in Bayview Cemetery.
Donations to the Extra Mural Program or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated. Sherwood's Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156) are entrusted with arrangements.