The death of Hazel Myrtle King, age 91, wife of the late Arthur King, of Saint John, NB, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital, on Friday, November 13, 2009. She was born in Belyea’s Cove, NB on September 22, 1918, the daughter of the late Miles and Myrtle (Brown) MacDonald.
Hazel led an active and full life. She was a faithful member of the church and even taught Sunday School and was involved in the mission band and Harambee WMS. She loved to sing and sang in the church choir.
If you were to visit Hazel’s home it was easy to tell she was a fine homemaker and enjoyed baking donuts for her family and friends. She was also a gifted seamstress and has contributed many pieces of clothing and quilts to her family and grandchildren. She may also be known for having the largest Kinder Surprise collection in Atlantic Canada.
Hazel would surprise you at the bowling ally displaying her bowling skills. She was a fine artist and enjoyed painting when she had a free moment.
Hazel was a fine member of the community and she will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Hazel is survived by daughter Linda (Ronald) Gionet of Lower Sackville, NS; sons Allison (Wendy) King of Saint John, NB, Stephen (Nancy) King of Rothesay, NB, Terry (Margot-Jane) King of Saint John, NB; grandchildren Heidi King (Andrew Arsenault), Andrew King, Ryan King (Leslie MacDonald), Paige (David) Moorhouse, Samuel King, Aaron (Jaqueline) King, Jacob King, Joshua (Amanda) King, Sally Gionet (fiancé Todd Banks), Alexander (Heather) Gionet; great grandchildren Simon Arsenault, Gillian King, Abigail Brooks, Sawyer King, Piper King; sister Josephine Coleman of Saint John, NB; sister-in-law Peggy MacDonald of Belyea’s Cove, NB; several nieces, nephews, cousins, loving companion niece Sharon and compassionate caregiver Gail Doucette. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Nichala-Jane; sisters Florence Craft, Edith Gaudet, Mildred Welch, Ada Ducey, Bernice Clark, Marjorie Gray; brothers Alfred and George.
She is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel, Norton, NB, at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, November 16, 2009. Interment will follow in Bayview Cemetery, Hatfield Point, NB.
Donations to the Main Street Baptist Church Building Fund or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
The death of Terry Malcolm Ganong, age 53, occurred at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, NS, on Saturday, November 28, 2009. He was born in Saint John, NB, on May 24, 1956, the son of Paul and Rita (Stanley) Ganong of Kiersteadville, NB.
Life in a hurry, Life played out, Whisper what’ll I do.
Can’t tell, not knowin, this was to be my life.
Terry Malcolm Ganong was born on May 24, 2009 in Saint John, NB,
the 5th child of Paul and Rita Ganong. Terry’s life was full of an array of interesting
people, facts, and events. In the midst of tumultuous times, he forged his way to a life that in the end surrounded him with family and friends who admired, laughed, and felt blessed to have known him.
Terry was born and raised along the Belleisle Bay. He graduated from Belleisle Regional High School and set forth on his life journey. Terry grew up with six siblings; four sisters and two brothers. Cousins were a big part of Terry’s life, especially during summer vacation. Terry was a collector. His hobby was cars, from his antiques, that would get restored “SOMEDAY”, to the diecast models that were such a treasure to him. Dad and Mom were always in long distance touch, Mom with daily calls across the Prairies, and Dad keeping watch on the house in Belleisle.
Along Terry’s journey he became the father of 3 beautiful little girls. Terry’s work endeavors were varied; carpenter, oil rigger, painter and salesman. Whatever he decided to do, he gave it his all and in the end it was a job well done.
Terry’s life led him to various places: Craigmyle, Athabasca and Grande Prairie, AB, North Carolina, Saskatchewan, Cuba, and more recently back to New Brunswick. In all these spots he connected with new friends and reconnected with old ones. If Terry regarded you as a friend then he was loyal, and you were indeed a pillar of “his” community. His travels to Cuba were the highlight of the last few years. Odalys and her family were a special blessing in his life.
Terry is survived by his parents; daughers Wendy, Terri, Nicole; brother Ronald and Susan Ganong of Kiersteadville, NB; sisters Paulette and Garnet Boyd of Hatfield Point, NB, Cathy and Fraser Morrell of Hatfield Point, NB, Bonnie Ganong of Saint John, NB, Tammy and Troy Duplessis of Riverbank, NB; fiancée; Odalys Marquez; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother Jeffrey Ganong.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Wednesday from 3 to 8 pm. Funeral service will be held from Outreach Pentecostal Church, Hatfield Point, on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 2pm. A private family interment will follow in Bayview Cemetery, Hatfield Point.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
At the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, NB, Garda June (Fanjoy) Farris of Cambridge-Narrows, NB, with loved ones by her bedside peacefully slipped the bonds of this earth and entered the Gates of Heaven evermore to be with her Lord on January 1st, 2010.
Born at Waterborough, N.B, on June 29, 1921, Garda was the daughter of the late Ottie and the late Janie (Thompson) Fanjoy. Garda was predeceased also by her husband of 54 years, Ronald Malcolm Farris; sisters Mrs. Muriel/Mid (Gilbert) Worden, Mrs. Leta (Budd) Moore, infant sister Louise; brothers Abel, Frank, Garfield, Lawrence, Norman, Garnet and Ronald Fanjoy as well as, sisters-in-law Mrs. Muriel (Lawrence) Fanjoy, and Mrs Marcel (Norman) Fanjoy.
Garda is survived by her sisters Mrs. Marjorie (Jack) Perry, Cambridge-Narrows and Mrs. Marie (Lawrence) Demerchant, Bristol NB; sisters-in-law Mrs. Joan (Garnet) Fanjoy, Jemseg, NB, Mrs. Evelyn (Ronald) Fanjoy, Jemseg, NB, Mrs. Deloris (Garfield) Fanjoy, Ont., Mrs. Margaret (Abel) Fanjoy, Ont. and Mrs. Edith (William) Stephenson, Cambridge-Narrows, NB. Garda also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews as well as several cousins.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Sherwood’s Funeral Home, and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2010 from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Garda’s Celebration of Life will take place on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 2 PM. in the Chapel at Sherwood’s. A private family burial will take place at a time to be announced in the spring.
Donations to the Gideon's, the Cancer Society or the memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated.
The death of Leo David Hourihan, age 52, of Southfield, NB, occurred at Dr. V.A. Snow Centre, Hampton, NB, on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. He was born in Sussex, NB, on November 26, 1957, the son of the late Patrick and Lulu (Cummings) Hourihan.
Leo David lived a small, but full life and never seemed dissatisfied. He could have had anything he wished, but asked for nothing. He was very content to work in his wood yard, hang out at the gas shack and scoop the freshly fallen snow, even though he would say he hated that “old snow”. He loved the lazy days of summer at Cassidy Lake, long drives over Vinegar Hill, trips to Dairy Queen for a Leo burger and outings with his buddy Bob.
Music was a life long love and he had a talent for naming the singer on the first few words of a song. George Jones, Alan Jackson, Conway Twitty, Willie Nelson and of course Blue Grass were top favorites. Once he got warmed up, he became a microphone hog at the annual Cassidy Lake karaoke and watching him play his guitar, harmonica and flute was a delight and made him beam with pride.
He had two very special friends in his life. One was George who his family never met, but he was always there when Leo needed to discuss a problem and there was his beloved cat, Spook, who appeared on Halloween night eight years ago. They spent many rough and tumble hours together.
He remained “Forever Young” and for that reason played a very special part in the lives of both the older and younger nieces and nephews. He was more the younger brother than the older uncle. When one group out grew him the next group included him in their activities. He loved the little ones and so tried to get them to smile for him.
Leo has touched the lives of so many and has taught everybody that we don’t need a lot of stuff in our lives to make us happy and most importantly that everybody needs to learn patience and tolerance.
Leo is survived by his sisters Aldene Gionet of Sussex, Julie Booth of Norton, Patricia and Rick Horton of Penobsquis, Zita and Eric Giffin of Quispamsis, Bernice and Arthur Wilson of Quispamsis; brothers Robert and Anne Marie Hourihan of Sussex, Richard Hourihan of Quispamsis and Sterling and Chris Hourihan of Southfield; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visitation on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Sacred Heart Church, Norton, NB, at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, January, 11, 2010. Interment will take place later in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Elva E. Alcorn of Belleisle Creek Manor, formerly of Mercer Settlement, Norton, NB, passed away on January 6, 2010.
In 1918 she was born into the family of Matthew and Emma (Nicholson) Robinson and had 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her beloved husband Ernie and her daughters Sharon and her husband Ernest; her son Richard and his wife Wendy, her sister Florence and her husband Everett Arnold of New Line Road; sisters-in-law Doreen Robinson, Elsie Robinson; brother-in-law Harold Arnold; grandchildren Jennifer & Gerry, Kate & Ryan, Rick and Lisa; great grandchildren Dane, Keean, Tate, and Reece; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by grandson Michael; great grandson Mark; sisters Gladys, Rena, Marjorie, Eleanor, Bertha and Edna; brothers Raymond, Clarence, Willard, Ralph and John.
Elva enjoyed her family greatly, she was such a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. The love of her life was her husband Ernie. She enjoyed knitting socks and mittens for her family, but of course quilting was always a favourite. Elva was a lifelong member of St. Andrew’s United Church in Norton and UCW. Family and friends have many fond memories of summer afternoons spent visiting underneath the Maple Tree.
She is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visitation on Friday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held from St. Andrew’s United Church, Norton, NB, at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, January 9, 2010. Interment will take place later in Riverbank Cemetery.
Memorials to Canadian Red Cross, Riverbank Cemetery, St. Andrew’s United Church or donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
The death of Robert Nelson Raymond, age 95, husband of Pearl (Long) Raymond, of Norton, NB, occurred at the Dr. V.A. Snow Centre, Hampton, NB, on January 8, 2010. He was born at Belleisle Creek, NB, the son of the late Horatio and Nora (Long) Raymond.
Robert was born on November 13, 1914 in Belleisle Creek, NB. His family moved to Norton in 1915. Robert attended school in Norton, and after finishing grade 8, he stayed home to help on the family farm. In his late teens, as a member of the “Boys and Girls Club”, he won a trip to Toronto which was quite a highlight for him. On September 17, 1940 Robert married his beloved lifelong companion Pearl Long. They would have celebrated their 70th Anniversary this year. Robert took over the family farm in Norton a few years before he married Pearl and they worked side by side through the years. He also worked at the Winterport in Saint John from 1966 to 1977. Robert was a hard worker, but he also enjoyed family times together, fishing, playing games, especially Dominoes and Sorry. He loved to travel and had many trips with his wife and family across Canada and the US, Israel and Europe. Robert was a long-time devoted member of Outreach Pentecostal Church in Hatfield Point, NB. His faith, his church and his family were the central focus of his life. He loved to listen to Gospel music and would spend hours listening to CD’s. He attended many concerts in his younger years.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at the Dr. V.A. Snow Centre for their wonderful care and support.
Robert is survived by his wife; daughter Marjorie and Oscar Boyd of Norton, son Donald and Ethel Raymond of Norton, daughter-in-law Eleanor Raymond of Ottawa, ON; grandchildren Dwayne and Donna Boyd, Wanda and Troy McAllister, Nathan and Heather Boyd, Pamela and Nick Sisco, Janet and Brent Bond, David and Kristina Raymond, Joanne Raymond, Angela and Marcus Blaedow; great grandchildren Zachariah, Caleb, Tamieka, Kayla, Charla, Jazmine, Anthony, Allanah, Stephen, Isaiah, Jane, Clara, Rebecca, Timothy; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his infant daughter Joyce; son Russell; brother Russell and sister Mildred.
He 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. The funeral will be held from Outreach Pentecostal Church, Hatfield Point, NB on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
Donations to the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
Elizabeth (Betty) Thomas
The death of Elizabeth (Betty) Gladys Evelyn Thomas, age 94, of Kars, NB, occurred at Sussex Health Centre, on Monday, January 11, 2010. She was born on March 15, 1915, the daughter of the late James and Mary Ann (Williams) Thomas.
Born in Wales, Betty immigrated to Canada, at the age of thirteen, with her parents and five siblings . She was a gentle, caring lady who put others before herself. She spent many years taking care of sick people. Her nieces and nephews were all babysat by her at one time or another. She was very patient and loving with all of us. We all have fond memories of combing her hair and eating her homemade bread. Betty was good with her hands, knitting and sewing, and we remember the gifts she made for us. She was a special sister to all her family. In later years her brothers relied on her to make them meals. Aunt Betty was a gracious lady to all who met her and she will be missed by many.
Betty is survived by one sister Doris and Eldred Beers of Wickham, NB; nieces and nephews Malcolm Thomas, Linda Parker, Marguerite Thomas, Gary Thomas, Lois Beers-Gillespie, Joy Hobbs, Donnie Beers, Lorna Robins, Janet Ross and Glendon Thomas; several great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Gordon, Norman, Albert, Sydney, Leslie and Clifford; nieces Joan (Beers) Kinnear and Jean (Thomas) Knox.
The family will receive visitors at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. A celebration of Elizabeth’s life will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2010. Interment will take place in Riverbank Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials to the Sussex Health Centre Mammogram Unit or donor’s choice would be appreciated.
The death of Francis Herbert Scribner, age 80, of Hampton, NB, occurred in Saint John, NB, on January 23, 2010. He was the husband of Josephine (Morrell) Scribner of Hampton, NB. He was born at Framingham, MA, on January, 22, 1930, the son of the late Leslie and Viola (Spence) Scribner.
Francis served in the U.S.A.F. during the Korean Conflict as part of Air Rescue Team. He worked in Aerospace Research and Development at Hamilton Standard Division of United Technologies, Windsor Locks, CT, where he had an integral part in the development of the back pack used by astronauts to exit their vehicle during the early stages of the Shuttle Missions. He was also involved in the development of M-1 rockets for Aerojet General in Sacramento, CA, specializing in turbines and pumps.
Francis is survived by his wife; son Alan Scribner of Avon, CT; daughter Cynthia Scribner of Hatfield Point, NB; grandchildren Rebecca, Kaelee and Jessica; great grandchildren Lana Rae and Ethan; sisters-in-law Ruth Scribner, Lois Matheson, Linda and Ken Haines and Betty and Les Ducey; brothers-in-law Lee Morrell and Fraser and Cathy Morrell; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers Dr. James, Albert and Douglas Scribner.
He 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. Funeral service will be held from Hatfield Point Baptist Church, Hatfield Point, NB, on Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Bayview Cemetery at a later date.
Donations to Bayview Cemetery or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
Leonard Fraser Baldwin, 73, of Norton, went home to Glory on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, after losing a courageous battle with Colon Cancer. He was born in Hatfield Point, NB, on August 19, 1936 the son of the late Leonard and Etta (Neill) Baldwin.
He is survived by his beloved wife Gale (Burley) Baldwin; 1 daughter, Colleen and her husband Marc Hayter; 1 son, Allen and his wife Kim Baldwin, all of Halifax, NS; four grandchildren, Terri-Lynn Baldwin, James and his wife Crystal Baldwin, Halifax, NS, John Baldwin, Belleisle, NB, and Lewis Caissie, Belleville, ON; five great-grandchildren, Brooke, Xavier, Nikolaus, Joseph and Abbygale Baldwin, Halifax, NS; sister, Myrtle Wheaton, Belleisle, NB; brother-in-law, Tom and his wife Shirley Burley, Norton, NB; two nieces, one nephew, three great-nieces, one great-nephew, one great-great nephew and several cousins. He is also survived by his two honorary daughters, Kim and her husband Peter Totton, Springfield, NB, and Penny Murphy and her husband Darrell Sherwood, Belleisle, NB, daughters of his best mate, the late Jim Murphy.
Fraser was employed for 39 years at the Port of Saint John as a Shipliner, until his retirement in August 2001. During those years he was on several bargaining committees for the Union and served from 1986 to 2001 as Secretary/Treasurer of ILA Local 1039, and on the Board of Trustees of ILA/Port of Saint John Employers Association Pension & Welfare Trust, and the Saint John District Labour Council .
He was a former member of the Norton Volunteer Fire Dept. At the time of his passing Fraser was a member of the Norton Wesleyan Church and a serving member of the Board of Trustees. He was a former member of the Royal Canadian Airforce Civilian Observer Corps.
Fraser’s main loves in life, were his Lord, his wife of 48 years, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved to hunt and fish. After retirement from the port he filled his time with carpentry work for many friends and traveling with his wife to such places as the British Isles, USA and Australia.
He was preceded by his parents, brother-in-law Madison Wheaton, infant niece Judy Wheaton.
He is resting at Norton Wesleyan Church, 676 Route 124, Norton, NB, with visiting on Friday from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Celebration of Fraser’s Life will take place at the Norton Wesleyan Church at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2010. There will be a time of fellowship with the family following the service. Interment at Bayview Cemetery, Hatfield Point, NB will take place at a later date.
Memorial donations to the Norton Wesleyan Church or Extra Mural, Sussex, NB, would be appreciated by the family.