Donovan William Abbott
The death of Donovan William Abbott of Fredericton, NB, occurred unexpectedly at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital on Monday, February 28th, 2005. Donovan is survived by his loving wife Jennifer (nee Prain) Abbott; his three loving children, Hadrian, Kenrick (Patty Ross) and Vanessa Kelly (Bryan); two sisters, Jennifer Taylor (Peter) and Suzette Klafter (David). He was predeceased by his parents, William E.H. Abbott and Mimi (nee Moolman) Abbott, and one brother, Roy Abbott.
Donovan was born in South Africa and received his doctorate at Manchester University. He immigrated to Canada in 1964 and assumed the role as Head of Mineralogy at RPC (Research and Productivity Council) in Fredericton. Donovan was an active volunteer with The Transition House, The Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, The York Manor Nursing Home, The Fredericton Institute for Christian Studies, Campus Ministry at UNB, the Fredericton Emergency Shelter, and a board member of Scouts Canada. He was a founding and active member of the Forest Hill United Church, and very much enjoyed canoeing, hiking, travel, and carving as a juried member of the NB Craft Council.
There will be no visitation by family request. A memorial service will take place at Forest Hill United Church (Kimble Court, off Forest Hill Road) on Friday, March 4th, 2005 at 3:00 PM with The Rev. Meredith Fraser officiating assisted by The Ven. Patricia Drummond. A reception will take place at the church immediately following the service. At the request of the family, no flowers please; instead memorial tributes may be made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Forest Hill United Church, The York Manor Nursing Home or a charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to River Valley Funeral Services, 50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton, NB. 455-4267
Velma J. Shannon
Velma J. Shannon (1921-2003) passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2003, surrounded by her loving family. Velma was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She taught school for forty-eight years, retiring from Oromocto High School in 1986. She was a teacher who left her mark - not on the report cards - but on the hearts of many students.
Velma was predeceased by her husband Ken, her daughters Joan and Norma, her mother Nettie (Libby) Brophy, her father George Libby and her sisters Ethel, Bernice and Stella.
She is survived by two sons Douglas (Rita), Cornwall, ON; Everett (Norma), Boiestown, NB; and three daughters Bette Baines (Peter), Fredericton, NB; Connie Campbell (Allen), Plaster Rock, NB; and Jackie Devine (Byron), Douglas, NB: one sister, Marie Wilcox, Fredericton, NB; and a chosen sister Eva Atyeo, Maquapit Lake, NB. Seventeen loving grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins complete Velma’s life-circle of love.
Resting at River Valley Funeral Services, 50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton where visitation will be held Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Marysville United Baptist Church, 150 Cowperthwaite Street, Marysville, NB on Thursday, September 25th, 2003 at 2:00 PM with Rev. David Dubois officiating, assisted by Rev. Laurie Fenerty. Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Velma’s family may be contacted by mail at 12 Hallett Heights, Douglas, NB. E3A 7X7.
Courtney Faye Murphy
Born August 5, 1981, in Bathurst, NB, taken from us by accident on September 24, 2003.
Courtney will be sadly missed by her beautiful daughter, Shayla Murphy; her mother, Kim Murphy (nee Price) and her partner, Mark Finnamore; her father Dean Murphy and his partner Sylvie Goyer; her brothers, Trevor Davis and Josiah Murphy; her sister Jennifer Murphy; her grandparents; Ralph and Eva Murphy as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins from across Canada and the US; her many, many friends and co-workers at RMH Telemarketing.
There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Courtney’s life at Smythe Street Cathedral, 913 Smythe Street on Saturday, September 27th, 2003 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Verner Drost officiating. A reception will follow in the Social Room of the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shayla’s Trust Fund. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to River Valley Funeral Services, 50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton, NB. 455-4267
Douglas J. Stafford
Passed away at his home in Nasonworth, N.B. September 27, 2003. He was the son of the late Bernard and Amanda (Lyons) Stafford. Doug was a veteran of WWII, a charter member of the New Maryland Lions club, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Doug was well known for his community service, and received numerous awards of Recognition and appreciation for his volunteer service to his community, service organizations, nursing homes, senior citizens and youth groups.
'His life was to bring joy to others and improve their quality of life,particularly to children and seniors'.
Survived by his wife, Grace (Whittaker) Stafford. His daughter Linda, two sons: Wayne and Roger. Grandsons: Peter, Andrew, Michael, Shawn, Trevor, and Derek. Great grandchildren: Steven and Riley. Three brothers: Ron, Dale, and Rick of Fredericton. Five Sisters: Evelyn, Jean, Joan of Fredericton, Helen, North Carolina,Francis, St. John. Predeceased by his parents, Bernard and Amanda (Lyons) Stafford ofMarysville, N.B; four brothers: William, Cecil, Hilton, and Carl; three sisters: Grace (Dunphy), Rita (Hawkins), and Joyce (Kennedy), one grandchild: Jason.
Visitation will be held at River Valley Funeral Services, 50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton, N.B. ( 455-4267) Tuesday from 7-9 PM and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #4 will hold a tribute service on Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm followed by the New Maryland Lions Club memorial service at 7:30 pm. The funeral service will be held at the New Maryland United Baptist church on Thursday, October 2nd, 2003 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Gerald Matthews officiating. Interment to follow at the church cemetery. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the interment. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the New Maryland United Baptist church would be appreciated.
Barry W. Squance
The death of Barry W. Squance of Fredericton, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital on December 10th, 2003.
There will be no visitation or funeral service at Barry’s request. For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the ALS Society of Canada would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to River Valley Funeral Services, 50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton, NB. 455-4267
Russell Steeves Jones
The death of Russell Steeves Jones of New Maryland, NB, occurred on December 20th, 2003 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, after showing tremendous spirit and strength during his lengthy illness.
Born in Marysville, NB, June 25th, 1920, the son of the late Randolph K. and Grace M. (Steeves) Jones of Hainesville, NB.
As a young man, he worked in several lumber mills, Automatic Heat Ltd., and NB Power. Russell drove bus for many years with SMT Eastern Ltd., and then retired as an inspector with Fredericton Transit. He was associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #59 in Millville, NB, and a longtime member of the New Maryland United Baptist Church in Nasonworth. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his dedication to family and friends. His many interests included his times at “the camp” at Greenhill Lake, hunting for the big one in the fall, fishing, playing darts and cards with friends, and puttering in his beloved workshop in the garage.
Russell is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Idella V. (Hayward) Jones; son, Deverne (Anne) Jones of Nasonworth; daughter, Betty (Winston) Nicholson of New Maryland; five grandchildren, Barbara Doherty (Randy), Leslie Jones (Yvette), Michelle Smith (Trevor), Ginger Nicholson, and Todd Nicholson; seven great grandchildren, Amanda Doherty, Katlyn Doherty, Michael Jones, Victoria Jones, Rodney Duplessis, Carter Duplessis, and Jacob Smith; one great great granddaughter, Madison Crouse; two chosen grandchildren, Andrea Nicholson (Jim) and Bradley Pond (Jennifer) and four chosen great grandchildren, Connor, Nina, Bradley Nicholson and Tyler Fowler; three brothers, Winston Jones (Carol) of Carlingford, NB, Harry Jones (Catherine) of Fredericton, NB, Reg Jones (Cheryl) of Charters Settlement, NB; four sisters, Connie Grant of Saint John, NB, Iva Merritt (Reid) of Fredericton, NB, Viola Jarvis of Chipman, NB, Marrion Haire (Jim) of Fredericton, NB; sister-in-laws, Julia Jones (Stanley) of Upper Hainesville, NB Avis Jones (Hubert) of Taxis River, NB, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Russell was predeceased by five brothers, Hazen, Carl, Stanley, Hubert and Phillip; one sister, Margaret Clements (Earl).
The family will receive visitors at River Valley Funeral Services, 50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton on Monday, December 22nd, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at the New Maryland United Baptist Church 505 Phillips Rd., Nasonworth, NB off Hwy. 101 on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Gerald Matthews officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be, Bob Barker, Alvin Murray, Frank Hawkins, Keith Kelly, Vaughan Charters, Royden Green, Fred Bull, Bob Davis and Wayne Morgan. Pallbearers will be, Larry Clements, Billy Clements, Gary Jones, Neil Merritt, Peter McMurtrie and Michael Hayward. Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the New Maryland United Baptist Church, or the Greenhill Baptist Bible Camp or to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Alex D. Constas
The death of Alex D. Constas (Constantinidis) of Lincoln, NB, husband of Pauline Roop occurred unexpectedly at his home on Thursday March 25th, 2004. Born in Kavola, Greece, and raised in Athens he was the son of the late Athanas and Georgia (nee Spyridis) Constantinidis.
Alex graduated as a marine engineer and worked with The Onassis Shipping Line prior to immigrating to Canada in 1954. He worked for the US Army in Goose Bay and Resolution Island. He later earned a degree from Sir George Williams University in Montreal after which he became affiliated with the John Deere Company prior to moving to Fredericton in 1967. Alex was a well known businessman and established the Prentice Loader Dealership in Fredericton and was involved in other entrepreneurial endeavors over the years. Alex was very civic minded having at one time served as an auxiliary member of both the RCMP and the NB Highway patrol. Alex recently received honorary mention for having made more then 100 blood donations. He was a proud 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Francis of Assisi Council 9496 and Sir Knight of the Rev. Dr. G. Everett Chalmers Assembly 0620. He was an avid athlete who enjoyed Greco Roman Wrestling and running. Alex also held a black belt in Judo and taught Judo to many Fredericton Youth. He enjoyed boating and resurrecting old cars. Alex was an avid historian and Patriotic Canadian who deeply loved his adopted country and cherished the Constitution of Canada.
Alex is survived by his loving wife Pauline; one sister, Helen Tsaltas and her husband General Christopher Tsaltas of Athens, Greece; one niece, Dr. Lila Tsaltas of Athens, Greece; his step-children, Maria Montalvo-Vachon (Andre), Beatriz Montalvo – Holguin (Max), Juanita Montalvo (Magda) and Juan Carlos Montalvo (Stacey); his six step-grandchildren, Denis, Natasha, Stephanie, Andrea (Vachon), Maxito, Sofia (Holguin). He was predeceased by his parents, and by one niece, Dr. Zeta Tsaltas.
The family will receive visitors at River Valley Funeral Services 50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton, NB (off Bishop Drive) 455-4267 on Sunday March 28th, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church on Monday, March 29th, 2004 at 12:00 noon with Rev. Ken Weir as celebrant. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the mass. Interment will take place at a later date in the Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal. For those who wish, and in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes made to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Anne (nee Beaulieu) (Levasseur) Couturier
The death of Anne (nee Beaulieu) (Levasseur) Couturier, of Fredericton and formerly of Edmundston occurred on Saturday, April 17th, 2004 at the Pine Grove Nursing Home.
Anne is survived by one son, Jean R. Levasseur (Marie-Jeanne) of Fredericton, NB; one sister, Lorette Michaud (Voldor) of Lac Baker, NB; two granddaughters, Diane Henault (Sylvain) of Fredericton, NB and Monique Levasseur (Terry) of Saint John, NB, one great-granddaughter, Melanie Henault and one step-daughter, Louiselle Racine (Real) of Edmundston, NB. She was predeceased by her parents, her first husband, Napolion Levasseur and her second husband, Louis Couturier; one daughter, Louise Anne Levasseur.
The family will receive visitors at River Valley Funeral Services, 50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton, NB, (455-4267) on Monday April 19th, 2004 from 7-9 PM and on Tuesday April 20th, 2004 at the J.B. Cote Funeral Home, 160 Church Street, Edmundston from 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Notre Dame des Sept Douleur on Wednesday, April 21st, 2004 at a time to be determined with Rev. Geatan Cote as celebrant. Interment will take place in the church cemetery. For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the Alzheimer Society or the Pine Grove Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family.