The death of Joseph Medley Cummings, age 91, occurred at the Ridgewood Veteran’s Wing, Saint John, NB, on January 29, 2010. He was born at Campbell Settlement, NB, the son of the late Michael and Catherine (McGinnis) Cummings.
He served in the Canadian Arm Forces Air Force Division in Labrador
until 1946, then he moved to the United States where he lived for over fifty years and worked for Gorham's Silver in Providence, Rhode Island until he retired. Medley belonged to the Quarter Century Club which he was very proud of. He moved back to Canada in 2003.
Medley is survived by sons Peter Cummings and Paul and Naomi Cummings; two grandsons Caleb and Ethan all of Rhode Island; mother of his children Theresa Gillis-Cummings of Saint John, NB; sister Rita McLaughlin; brother Leslie Cummings; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sisters Alice Carty, Agnes Carty, Elizabeth Ross, Lillian Hourihan, Lulu Hourihan, Ruby Hourihan and Bernice Cummings; brothers William, Clarence, Leo, Sterling and Howard.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visitation on Sunday from 2 to 4 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, February 1, 2010. Interment will take place later in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
The death of Geneva Olive Sprague, age 84, wife of the late Edmund Sprague, of Springfield, occurred at the Sussex Health Centre, Sussex, NB, on Sunday, January 31, 2010. She was born at Kiersteadville, NB, on September 18, 1925, the daughter of the late Hazen and Emily (Spragg) Sprague.
Geneva Sprague lived a long and full life. She was a woman who loved her family and friends and a woman who loved to help her family and friends in anyway she could, for that she was loved very deeply. Geneva Sprague enjoyed her Senior trips and going to the Belleisle Hall to play 45's. She also enjoyed having her friends come over to play games and cards. Each evening you could find her, from 7-8, watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. A strong and independent women all her life , she was an inspiration to all who knew her. With the ability to take a joke and tell them too her sense of humour will be just one of the many things that we will miss about her. The memories she had with her family will be held close to our hearts. Never forgetting the laughs , the tears and even the bad times Geneva/Mom/ Nana/ Sister will be missed but never forgotten. Those who knew her admired her strength and ability to get through anything, even in the toughest times a fighter to the end . A great mom , a loving Nana, a dedicated sister and daughter Geneva Sprague was a soul we were all honoured to have known and loved.
Geneva is survived by sons Allen and Barb Sprague of Gondola Point, and Rodney and Debby Sprague of Midland; grandchildren Scott and Raelyn, Cory and Bridget, April and Sam Pelletier, Holly and Scott Garnett, Ryan and Kyle; great grandchildren Kaci, Cullan, Elliot, Reece, Joseph, Austin, Brooklynn and Mitchell; sister Lila Humphrey, of Norton; foster brothers Billy Fulton, of Boston, MA, and Charles Steevens, of Saint John; sisters-in-law Verna Sprague of Kiersteadville, Dell Sprague and Georgie Pearson; brother-in-law Clair Sprague (Cessy); several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her son Terry and brother Everett.
The family will receive visitors at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, on Thursday, from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2010.
Donations to Extra Mural, Bill Stanley (Jr) Memorial Scholarship Fund, Beverley Neill Scholarship or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
The death of Blake (Buddy) Fraser McKinnon, age 73, of Trenton, ON, occurred on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at Trenton Hospital, Trenton, ON. He was born at Stewarton, NB, on June 30, 1936, the son of the late Ralph and Gertrude (Vail) McKinnon.
He worked on Irving tankers, for a number of years, before moving to Ontario where he operated a tugboat service. In later years he worked as a courier.
Buddy is survived by several nephews, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers Arnold, Burton, Harry, Murray and Kenneth and sister Mildred Dempster.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, from 12 to 2 p.m., followed by Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Bayview Cemetery, Hatfield Point, NB, at a later date.
Donations to Bayview Cemetery or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
The death of Angela Rose Murphy , age 57, wife of Donald J. Murphy of Southfield Road, NB, occurred at the Sussex Health Centre, on Thursday, February 18, 2010. She was born at Southfield, NB, on March 21, 1952, the daughter of the late Charles and Janie (Mercer) Mercer.
Angela loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed taking care of her many pets over the years and bird watching from her picture window. She liked taking walks to visit her family and neighbours and was always there for them whenever they needed her. She like to play cards and keep up with her afternoon soaps and keep in touch over the phone with everyone on a daily basis, especially with her sisters, brothers and children. Angela worked for many years caring for the elderly. She was a longtime employee of McConchie’s Special Care Home in Norton, and also provided private care in the community.
Angela was not only a mother to her own children but to all the children on her road, whether they needed a scraped knee bandaged up, a cold drink or a hug. She loved kids in general and made sure everyone’s children felt loved and safe. She was proud of the achievements of her own family and supported her children through all their endeavours in life.
Angela is survived by sons Derek and Laura Murphy, Southfield Road, and James and Kandi Murphy of Case Settlement; daughters Annette and Kevin Ravn of Norton, and Samantha Murphy of Sussex; ten grandchildren Axel, Nikki, Jaimee, Joshua, Derek, Brett, Chris, Jessie, Dyson and Aiden; sisters Vera Dunham of Havelock, Evelyn and Walter Hayes of Jeffries Corner, Patricia Grant of Southfield, Ida and Bernie Virtue of Southfield and Sheila Nodwell and Dale Dyer of Collina; brothers Clayton and Muriel Mercer, Victor Mercer, Nelson and Heather Mercer all of Southfield; sister-in-law Shirley Mercer of Southfield; brother-in-law Murray Tays of Passekeag; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers Lester and Lawrence and sister Mary Tays.
She is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Sunday, from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. A celebration of Angela’s life will be held from the Norton Wesleyan Church at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 22, 2010. Interment will follow in Kirk Cemetery, Norton, NB.
Donations to a Living Memorial or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
The death of Harold David Moss, age 61, of Norton, NB, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital, on Monday, March 29, 2010. He was the husband of Catherine (Hargreaves) Moss of Norton, NB. He was born at Fredericton Junction, NB on March 1,1949, the son of the late Walter and Stella (Ferris) Moss.
Harold had a laugh you could recognize a mile away and he could make you smile even if you didn’t want to. He loved to act silly with kids and would make them laugh with his funny faces. They drew to him like a magnet. Harold loved his family and would do anything for them. He will be greatly missed.
Harold is survived by his wife; stepsons Michael Price of Hampton, NB and Trevor Price of Saint John, NB; stepgrandchildren Holli, Ethan, Kiera and Elias; special niece Lois; sisters Cora and Robert Clark of Sussex, NB, Dorothy and Orville White of Shawville, QC, Leta and Gordon Kennedy of Kars, NB, Barbara Bond and Paul Chandler of Big Cove, NB, Muriel and Phillip White of Big Cove, NB, Marlene Welton of Mill Cove, NB, Dianne and David Vail of Oromocto, NB, Bertha and Alfred Dejeet of Mill Cove, NB; brothers Ron and Thelma Moss of Sussex, NB, Allen and Lois Moss of Zealand, NB, Chester and Jean Moss of Western Shore, NS, Everett and Audrey Moss of Woodstock, NB; brother in-law John and Glenna Long of Sussex, NB; several nieces, nephews, cousins, special friend JoAnn McFarlane and her family and adopted grandchildren from the Hatfield family (Miranda, Randi, Jason, Nikki, Angel, Danielle, Rilee). He was predeceased by stepgranddaughter Kylie Price; sisters Lena Vail, Violet Long, Marie Ferris; nephew David Moss; two infant sisters and two infant brothers .
He is resting at Abundant Life Church, 489 Main Street, Sussex, NB, with visitation on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held from Abundant Life Church on Friday, April 2, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Riverbank Cemetery at a later date.
Donations to a Living Memorial 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 & Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB have been entrusted with arrangements.
The death of Gerald Francis McGinnis, age 91 of Southfield, NB, occurred at the Sussex Health Centre on April 2, 2010. He was born at Southfield, NB the son of the late John and Annie (Campbell) McGinnis.
Gerald started farming at the early age of 15 taking over the family farm after the early passing of his father John. He also worked in logging camps during the winter months. Many stories and laughs were shared in the summer hayfields with his brothers, sons, and nephews. He loved horses especially the Belgian breed which he raised, he took great pride in showing and working them. One of his most well known teams was Dan and Harry who participated in many parades in Norton always with a smile on his face and either his brother Earl or Willie at his side. Attending hauling matches was also something he liked to watch.
Gerald had a musical side to him and enjoyed singing with his brothers and nephews, sometimes could even be heard singing a tune while milking the cows, he enjoyed attending square dances and was always willing to do a little fancy step dancing. Gerald loved bouncing his grandchildren on his knees while singing the tune "Little Brown Jug". Gerald and Doris enjoyed travelling on bus tours to fiddling contests. Hockey was also something he enjoyed, especially the Norton Kings when his brother Earl was coaching. Many a Saturday night in his younger years was spent listening to his brother Joe play the fiddle with his brothers, Earl & Willie and sisters Agnes and Dorie. Even though his health had failed in the last few years you were always greeted with a smile when you went to visit.
Gerald is survived by his wife of 63 years Doris (Brown) McGinnis of Southfield, NB; daughters Brenda and Wayne Wilkins of Sussex Corner, NB, Connie McGinnis-Hayes and Danny Hayes of Southfield, NB, Marlene McGinnis of Calgary; sons Maurice and Kelle of Southfield, NB, Francis and Georgie of Ratters Corner, NB, Carl and Beth of Sussex, NB; grandchildren Crista, Lisa, Tracey, Scott, Ashley, Caleb, Darren, Bret, Carter, Mark, Cory, Bradley; great grandchildren Emily, Brandon, Cameron, Drew, Selina, Parker, Jackson; sister Doris Monahan of Norton, NB; sisters-in-law Beatty McGinnis of Norton, NB and Catherine McGinnis of Fairvale, NB; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sisters Agnes Campbell, Ruth McGinnis; brothers Joe, Willie and Earl.
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 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Norton, NB, on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 11 am.
Donations to Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sacred Heart Building Fund or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
The death of Donald MacDonald, age 76, of Wickham, NB, occurred at the Great Oaks Special Care Home, Wickham, NB on April 12, 2010. He was the husband of Jeanne (Leslie) MacDonald and son of the late Arnold and Ruth (Coleman) McDonald.
My earliest recollections of Dad are of him working hard – long hours at NBTel, plus selling or fixing things. If there was a project at the church dad was likewise somewhere in the middle of it. In everything he did he sought to be the best at it and he had his way of doing things and you had to get with the program. Whether repairing bicycles, crafting one of his many woodworking projects, or building a house, his attention to detail and quality of work made a difference.
When I was a child, I thought Dad knew everyone. As I grew older I found out this was not too far from the truth. I stopped to have an ice cream only a couple weeks ago (a trait I share with dad) and the lady who served me asked if I was traveling through. I mentioned that I had been to see my dad who was now in a care home. She said, “Oh, what’s his name?” I responded “Don MacDonald”, to which she paused and said, “The only Mr. MacDonald I know was a shorter gentleman, with gray hair and a cane, who used to stop in here – a very friendly man who liked to joke.” She knew my dad! I shouldn’t have been surprised; Dad could take up a conversation with anyone, anywhere, and people would remember him.
Dad enjoyed life, whether travelling, camping, eating strawberry shortcake, popcorn or ice cream. I think, most of all, any of the above was most enjoyable if he could be doing it with others, whether family or friends.
Don is survived by his wife; daughter Joy and Antonio Temporao of Chapleau, ON; sons Brent and Angie MacDonald of Nashville, TN, Mark and Tammy MacDonald of Winston-Salem, NC; grandchildren Tim Morehouse, Scott MacDonald, Barry MacDonald, Josh MacDonald, Isaac MacDonald; sister Louise and Holly Reicker of Wickham, NB; brothers Blake and Nancy McDonald, Alvin and Dorothy McDonald, Malcolm and Joanne McDonald all of Wickham, NB; stepdaughter April and Gordon Churchill of St. George, NB; step grandchildren Misty Chapman, Jeremy Churchill; step great grandchildren Lucas and Jessie; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife Patricia (Pickard) MacDonald and his brother Jim.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visitation on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel, on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in MacDonald’s Point Cemetery.
Donations to the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
After a lengthy illness, the death of Rev. Gordon Beverly Lewis, age 72, husband of Della (Bond) Lewis of Quispamsis, NB, occurred at Bobby’s Hope House, Saint John, NB, on February 2, 2011. He was born on August 19, 1938, in Sussex, the son of the late Harry and Edith (Dyer) Lewis.
Rev. Gordon Lewis (better known as "Gordie") was born in Sussex, NB and at the young age of 12, sensed the call of God to the ministry. Gordie's answer to this call, produced 33 years of service as a pastor. With his wife, Della, the love of his life of 51 years by his side, they served God and the people of Prince Edward Island together. Gordie was respected as a man of integrity. His kind and humble spirit and his love for people earned him many friends. Due to Gordie's love of food, visits to his home would always result in a feast. Gordie took pride in being organized. He was known for his ability to stretch the dollar and finding a bargain was a source of many conversations. Gordie, we will remember you most for your love for God and your love for your wife. Thank you for your example to us.
Gordie is survived by his wife Della; brother Rev. James and Ferne (Nickerson) Lewis of Rusagonis; sister Jean and Rev. Bruce Boyd of Midland; brothers-in-law Gordon, Lloyd and Marilyn and Dwight and Janet Bond; sisters-in-law Mildred and Wes Miller, Donna and Murray Nutter, Cheryl Court and Zonya and Brad Russell; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister Beatrice; brothers-in-law Donnie, Stewart and Daryl.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Sunday from 1 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Celebration of Gordie’s life, conducted by Rev. Terry Kennedy, will be held on Monday, February 7, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. from Outreach Pentecostal Church, Hatfield Point, NB. Interment will take place in Bayview Cemetery at a later date.
Donations to Hospice of Greater Saint John or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
The death of Kathryn Anne Clarke, age 45, of Kiersteadville, NB, occurred unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, January 23, 2011. She was born in Plaster Rock, NB, on November 6, 1965.
Kathryn spent her formative years in Saint John, NB, Ottawa, ON, and Fredericton, NB. A twice graduate from St. Thomas University, she earned Bachelor’s Degree’s in Sociology and Social Work. Kathryn spent her entire career fiercely advocating for the disenfranchised, last being employed with the Department of Social Development in Saint John, NB. The care and attentiveness she afforded her clients was only surpassed by the profound adoration and dedication so unconditionally shared with her family and friends.
She is survived by her loving husband Jerry Alexander Clarke of Kiersteadville, NB; mother Marlene (Thorne) Nielsen of Lincoln, NB; father Harry Nielsen of White Rock, BC; brother Paul Nielsen of Fredericton, NB; puppies Namaste and Geronimo; cats Kissy and Jamie; father-in-law Jerry Clarke of Haneytown, NB; mother-in-law Janet (Flemming) Clarke of Fredericton, NB; sister-in-law Dr. Dawne Clarke-Pidwysocky and her husband Stephen of Fredericton, NB; nieces Meredyth and Emily Van Every; nephew Keith Van Every; several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and colleagues. In 2010, Kathryn was predeceased by her canine companions Muwin and Cherokee and feline companion Willow.
A Memorial Ceremony, conducted by Rev. Sarah Palmater, will be held at 2:00 p.m. from Holy Cross House, St. Thomas University Campus, Fredericton, NB, on Friday, January 28, 2011.
Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, have been entrusted with arrangements.
Donations to the American Behcet’s Disease Association (www.behcets.com) or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
It is with deep sadness, the passing of Harold Edward Cripps, age 63, occurred on January 21, 2011, at his residence in Norton, NB. He was born January 21, 1948, the son of the late Murray and Catherine (Piers) Cripps. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Brenda (Wilson) Cripps, in October 2010 and his youngest brother Trevor Cripps.
His is survived by his three daughters, Angela and Mark Wade of Norton, Stephanie Cripps and Chris McLaughlin of Belleisle, Cylvia and Adam Folkins of Collina; his dearly loved six grandchildren, Vincent and Samantha Wade, Brett Cripps-Caines, Caitlin, Trevor and Jonathan Folkins; brothers Roy, Richard and Annabelle of Berwick, David and Connie of Avonmore, Stephen and Debbie of Kingston; sisters Janet and Doug Rupert of Hampton and Judy and Brian Lavigne of Norton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Hal was an active member of his community, he owned and operated a general store, and was deputy mayor of Norton for nine years and a former volunteer firefighter. He leaves behind a legacy of generosity and love.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. A service of remembrance, conducted by Pastor Kevin Vincent and Hal’s family, will be held at 1:00 p.m. from his home church, Atlantic Community Church, Apohaqui, NB, on Monday, January 24, 2011. Interment will take place in Riverbank Cemetery at a later date.
Donations to the Sussex Health Centre Foundation Mammogram Machine or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.