W.R. (Bill) Townsend
W.R. (Bill) Townsend, died peacefully at the Veteran’s Health Unit on August 12th, 2004. Bill was the husband of Shirley Townsend (nee Staples), brother of Jean Dawson (Ted) of Montreal, and father of David Townsend (Marlyn) of Calgary, John Townsend (Jo Anne) of Fredericton and Alyson Townsend (Stephen Ward) of Rothesay.
Bill was the grandfather of well loved grandchildren, Jack Townsend, Alanna Ward, and Sam Ward, and uncle of Suzanne and Bruce Dawson.
Bill was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and grew up in Montreal, attending Westhill High School where he was renowned for his athletic abilities, including tennis, skiing, football and track. He spent his summers in beloved Cape Breton.
Bill was a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF and RCAF from 1939 to 1945. He then earned a degree in forestry from UNB, followed by a Bachelor of Science on Pharmacy from Dalhousie University.
Bill loved the outdoors and was an avid Scout Leader. He was the first to introduce water-skiing to cottagers at Grand Lake.
An active volunteer in his community, Bill was a member of a number of service clubs and associations including the Golden Club. He was an honorary Elder at St. Paul’s United Church. A well respected professional, Bill was President of the Pharmaceutical Society of NB, a first member of the Public Examining Board of Canada and a member of the Hall Commission on Health Care. Bill was a passionate lover of music and he found no greater joy than being surrounded by his friends and family during a party at Sunshine Gardens. He was well loved for his humor, his unfailing good nature and his generous spirit.
Bill’s family would like to thank the Staff at the Veterans Health Unit, who helped Bill and his family over the last years. Bill’s family would like to especially thank Dolly McCoy for her continued and unflagging support.
There will be no visitation by request. A Memorial Service will take place on Monday August 16th, 2004 at 2:00 PM at St. Paul’s United Church with Rev. Dr. David Fisher officiating. In honor of Bill, donations can be made to the Veterans Health Unit and would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to River Valley Funeral Services, 50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton, NB. 455-4267
Judith Nora (nee Arrowsmith) Cox
The death of Judith Nora (nee Arrowsmith) Cox of Fredericton, NB, occurred at her home on Sunday, September 26th, 2004. Judith was born in the small seaside town of Redcar, England on 26th October 1910, the oldest of four daughters of the late Alfred Hodgson Arrowsmith and the late Rose Arrowsmith (nee McLauchlan). When she was aged four, Judith and her parents emigrated to Saskatchewan and were among the first settlers in the prairie town of Weyburn.
After attending public school and then working as a telephone operator, Judith began her nursing training in Weyburn. In 1943 she married (the late) Kenneth Cox, who was part of the Commonwealth Air Training Scheme stationed in Canada. Her daughter Rosemary was born in Weyburn, SK in 1944. In January 1946 Judith, accompanied by her baby, sailed as a “war bride” on a troop ship from Halifax to England. She took up residence in York where two more daughters, Caroline and Patricia, were born. Judith completed her nursing training in England and nursed in psychiatric and geriatric hospitals until her retirement in England in 1972. Judith always described herself as a “prairie woman” and spoke often about life in “The Dirty Thirties” and the Saskatchewan Ten Year Drought. She returned to Saskatchewan with daughter Rosemary in 1993. In 1996 Judith accompanied Rosemary to Fredericton and lived with Rosemary for the remainder of her life. Judith made friends in Fredericton, particularly VON Nurse Sheila Tissington, President of St. Thomas University Dr. Daniel O’Brien and Valerie O’Brien, Prof. Brian Ouellette from St. Thomas University, The Ven. John Sharpe from Christ Church Parish Church and Foekje Schatz, her home support worker. Although stone deaf, and sometimes disoriented during her final months, Judith retained a sharp mind throughout her life and was keenly interested in world events up to the time of her death.
She was pre-deceased by her parents, sisters Maisie and Evangeline, and son in law Reginald Clews. She is survived by sister Ruth Wilson-Bigg from French River, Prince Edward Island; daughters Rosemary Clews from Fredericton, NB, Caroline (Chris) Hammond of Dudley, England, and Patricia Atkinson of York, England; six grandchildren Zenith, Roxanne, Lydia, Amelia, Aaron, and Miriam; and four great-grandchildren Oliver, Arianne, Nathan and Jasmine.
There will be no visitation by request. Following cremation, a memorial service will take place at Christ Church (Parish) Church on Friday, October 1st, 2004 at 3:00 PM with The Ven. John Sharpe officiating. Her remains will be interred in the family plot in Weyburn, SK, opened for her baby sister Evangeline in 1927. No flowers please, but contributions may be made to the Judith Cox Bursary Fund c/o Bob Edgett, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3 or to Christ Church Parish Church, 245 Westmorland Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 3L9. Arrangements are entrusted to River Valley Funeral Services, 50 Avonlea Ct., Fredericton, NB. (455-4267).
Steven A. Campbell
The death of Steven A. Campbell of Fredericton, NB, occurred unexpectedly on Saturday, February 22nd, 2003 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital at the age of 38.
Born in Brantford, Ontario, son of Brian Campbell and the late Nancy Moore.
There will be no visitation or funeral service by request.
For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to River Valley Funeral Services, 50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton, NB. 455-4267.
Wilma Catherine Colford
The death of Mrs. Wilma (Kyman) Colford, wife of the late Al Colford, occurred on October 25th, 2002 at her home in Victoria, BC following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Lillian (Ronan) and David Kyman.
Wilma came to South Nelson, NB, at an early age and was raised by her uncle and aunt, Mark and Mary Lawlor.
Wilma was a graduate of St. Michael's Academy, The New Brunswick Normal School, and St. Thomas University.
She taught for many years in the Blackville School system as well as Derby, Nelson, Chatham and Newcastle.
Following her marriage to Al in 1951, she made her home in Upper Blackville.
Upon her retirement, Wilma moved to Victoria, BC, but returned to her beloved Miramichi on numerous occasions, most recent being in June of this year. Wilma enjoyed travelling, theatre, and for many years was a volunteer with the CNIB.
Wilma is survived by two daughters, Mary Elaine Bernard and Paula Colford, both of Victoria, BC; two sons, Chris (Angela) of Fredericton, NB, and Bryan of Blackville; her grandchildren, Becky (Lee), Layla, Michael, and Wes; her great-grandchildren, Shannon and Kaelyn; brothers, Mark Lawlor (Janet), Gary Lawlor (Bonny) and Leo Lawlor; sisters, Eleanor Larsen, and Margaret Mary Daley (Edward); cousin, Billy Maher, and several nieces, and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her eldest son Larry; her aunt and uncle, Mark and Mary Lawlor; her mother and father-in-law, Lawrence and Clara Colford; brothers, Tom and John Lawlor; and sisters, Monica Hong and Norma Somers.
There will be no visitation by family request. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 31st, 2002 at 11:00 AM at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Blackville, NB.
A reception will be held in the church hall immediately following the mass.
Memorial tributes made to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
Memorial tributes may be placed at River Valley Funeral Services (50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton, NB. 455-4267) by phone, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Elizabeth Denning
The death of Marie Elizabeth Denning of Fredericton, occurred on Tuesday July 1st, 2003 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital.
Born in Shippagan, NB, she was the daughter of Clara (Chiasson) Bulger and the late Pierre Bulger.
She is survived by her mother Clara of Burton, NB, two sisters, Laura Gimpel (Frank) of Fredericton, NB, Alicia Bulger (Lonas) of Lincoln, NB; two brothers, Cloris Bulger (Rose) of Burton, NB, and Martin Bulger (Vicky) of Alberta.
She was predeceased by one sister, Patricia and two brothers, Sylvio and Emile.
The family will receive visitors at River Valley Funeral Services, 50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton, on Thursday, July 3rd, 2003 from 7-9 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Oromocto, on Friday, July 4th, 2003 at 12:00 noon with Rev. Ken Weir as celebrant.
Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery immediately following the funeral mass.
For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the Chalmers Hospital (Palliative Care Unit) or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Bruce H. Donald
The death of Bruce H. Donald of Fredericton, NB, occurred unexpectedly at The Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Sunday, January 26th, 2003.
Born in Saint John, NB, son of the late Viola (Jackson) Donald and his step-father, the late Bill Carr.
Bruce is survived by one son, Mark Connolly of Fredericton, NB, two sisters; Judy Donald and Sadie Donald of Saint John, NB, and three brothers; Eddie Donald of Saint John, Norman Carr of Saint John and Doug Donald of Alberta, and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand-nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, one niece; Viola Donald and one brother; Arthur Donald.
The family will receive visitors at River Valley Funeral Services, 50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton (455-4267) on Tuesday, January 28th, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.
The funeral service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, January 29th, 2003 at 12:00 noon with The Ven. John Sharpe officiating.
For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the NB Lung Association, the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
The death of Joy (Wright) Gillmor, age 55, of St. Stephen, NB, occurred on Wednesday, March 12th, 2003 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital.
Born in St. Stephen, NB, she was the daughter of the late Ivan and Joan Phillips of McAdam, NB.
Joy is survived by her two children, Ken Wright of Vassalboro, Maine and Andrea Astorino and her husband John Paul of Waasis, NB; two grandchildren, Timothy Wright of Alexander, Maine, and Benjamin Astorino of Waasis, and her beloved dachshund, Mikey.
She is also survived by four brothers and sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will take place at River Valley Funeral Services, 50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton, NB, on Friday, March 14th, 2003 at 6:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund would be appreciated by the family.