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NEW BRUNSWICK - Saint John - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 6

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Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2016, at 11:15 a.m.

Louis John Kiley
1930-2012

Kiley, Louis John "Lou" – 82, of Saint John, New Brunswick passed away on November 2, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. A son of the late John and Irene (Smith) Kiley, Lou will be greatly missed by his devoted wife Gail, son Michael Kiley (Catherine) and grandsons Devon and Ryan of Stellarton and daughter Luanne Kiley (Bruce Quigley) of Amherst, grandsons David and Brian. Lou will also be missed by sibblings Mary Hickey (Gerard) British Columbia, and Joe Kiley (Betty Anne) of Prince Edward Island. In his younger years he was renowned for his hockey ability and was often described as a "rugged, intense leader". He was elected to the Sporting Halls of Fame in the city of Saint John, the Provincial Hall of Fame in New Brunswick and in Nova Scotia. After a successful hockey career as a young man , Lou entered the world of business and enjoyed further successes as an Automobile dealer, along with several other endeavors. Lou's favourite pastimes were playing golf with his "Buddies" and family along with wintering in Florida.

Following cremation a private memorial service, reception and interment will take place at a later date. Lou's family would like to thank all the healthcare staff who participated so well in his care. Donations to the Palliative Care Unit at the SJRH would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements are entrusted to Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634-1965).

Sister Marion Egan MacDonald

The death of Sister Marion Egan MacDonald (Sister Mary Loretto) occurred on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Ruth Ross Residence. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Marion (Egan) MacDonald from Prince Edward Island.

She was a graduate nurse from Holy Family Hospital in Prince Albert, SK before she entered the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception in Saint John on February 2, 1944. Sister received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS and a Masters in Hospital Administration from St. Louis, Missouri. She was Director of Nursing Education at Holy Family Hospital, Prince Albert, SK and later Administrative Assistant at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Saint John from 1953 to 1957. From 1957 to 1980, Sister was Administrator of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Vancouver. In 1980, she was elected to the General Council of the Sisters of Charity. In 1990, she became the Director of Services at Ruth Ross Residence. After four years at St. Joseph’s Convent, Westside, she retired to Vancouver and volunteered at the Holy Name Parish. She continued to serve on many boards and committees and the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care.

In 2005, the Marion Hospice at Windemere Care Centre, operated by Providence Health Care was named in recognition of her legacy to Health Care in Vancouver. Upon closure of the Holy Name Convent in 2011, Sister MacDonald moved to Saint John and resided at Ruth Ross Residence.

Sister Marion is survived by six nieces, nine grand-nieces, eight nephews and eleven grand-nephews.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her sisters; Bernadette Macgillivray and Clarice McCashin, and her brother, Raymond A. MacDonald.

Resting at Ruth Ross Residence with visiting on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, with a Prayer Vigil that evening at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Ruth Ross Residence, Carmel Chapel on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Interment to take place in the Sisters of Charity Plot in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, NB (506-634-1965).

Dr. Abdul Gaffar Pasha
1925-2012

The death of Dr. A.G. Pasha occurred on Friday, November 16, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital at the age of 87. He was born in Nagpur, India and emigrated to Saskatchewan in 1970 then moved to Saint John in 1989 where he was a psychiatrist at Centra Care for many years until his retirement in 1997.

Dr. Pasha is survived by his wife Parveen Pasha and his son Irfan Pasha.

Prayers were held at the Mosque on Saturday, November 17, 2012, followed by burial in Evergreen Cemetery. The arrangements were under the care and direction of Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 111 Waterloo Street, Saint John, NB (634-1965).

Rosemary Higgins
1940-2012

It is with great sadness we announce Rosemary’s passing on December 1, 2012 at her home at 5 Bedell Avenue, Saint John, NB with her family at her side. Born in Saint John, NB, Rosemary was the daughter of the late James and Catherine Keenan. Rosemary is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert J., her daughter Helen Ann (Jacques) of Boston, three sons, Robert A. (Suzanne) of Boston, M. Leonard (Jean) of Saint John, and J. Andrew (Sylvie) of Halifax, 8 grandchildren and many close nieces and nephews, two brothers Duncan (Theresa), Homer (Maura) and sister Zita of Quebec. She was predeceased by her brother Alexander (Sandy), sister Myrtle, half sister Leona, and half brother James.

Rosemary was a very loyal "North Ender". She graduated from St. Vincent’s and Rothesay High Schools where she was the Captain of her basketball team. She then graduated from NB Teachers’ College in Fredericton and taught in NB at local Saint John schools. She worked at CHSJ Radio and Television, and later as her husband’s legal secretary. She introduced her family to downhill skiing and later to sailing as a member of the RKYC. She studied navigation which she continued to pursue while joining her husband crossing oceans around the world by freighters as the lone passengers. She studied painting under the late Robert Percival and Ray Butler. Rosemary loved her friends and times on the Long Reach since the early 1960’s. She was an avid reader of mystery and classic novels and enjoyed playing the piano alone, and work through the weekend crossword puzzle with her family on Saturday Mornings.

Rosemary was Miss Canada 1960 and a top finalist in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. Rosemary was privately voted "Best Friend" by her fellow Pageant contestants.

Rosemary and her family wish to thank Dr. M. Simon and staff; Doctors, Nurses and all staff of Oncology at SJRH; and all of the nurses and respiratory therapist of Extra Mural who were at our home providing so much wonderful care.

Following cremation, visitation will be held at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, (634-1965) on Monday, December 3rd 2012 from 2-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 4th 2012 at 11:00am from St. Peter’s Church, followed by interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Oncology/Social Work SJRH Foundation, Salvation Army, Romero House, Saint John Animal Rescue Shelter, or any charitable work of the donor’s choice.

Sister Mary Thulda Devlin
1917-2012

The death of Sister Mary Thulda Devlin (Sister Francis Xavier) occurred on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in St. Stephen, NB, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Elsie Anne (Cloney) Devlin.

She was employed at Ganong’s Factory in St. Stephen, NB and later was a Registered Nursing Assistant before entering the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception on February 2, 1945. Sister Devlin served from 1946-1964 at Our Lady of Mercy Home in Vancouver, BC. From 1964-1980, Sister ministered at Villa Madonna, St. Vincent’s Convent, the Mater Misercordia Home and St. Joseph’s Convent Saint John, NB and at Mary’s Home in Moncton NB. Sister Devlin was Nursing Supervisor and Coordinator at Ruth Ross Residence for several years. While living at Conway Place, Sister served as Hospitality Hostess. Sister Devlin resided at Ruth Ross Residence in Pastoral Care for Sisters.

Sister Mary is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters; Margaret Ethel Devlin, in infancy and Dorothy Higgins, her brothers; Bernard, Charlie, and George Devlin.

Resting at Ruth Ross Residence with visiting on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, with a Prayer Vigil that evening at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Ruth Ross Residence, Carmel Chapel, on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Interment to take place in the Sisters of Charity Plot in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, NB (506-634-1965).

Brian Thomas Lenihan
1947-2012

Surrounded by his family, the death of Brian Thomas Lenihan of Saint John, NB, occurred on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John, on July 2, 1947, he was a son of the late Thomas and Helen (Maguire) Lenihan.

Survived by his brother, Joseph (Marijke) of Quispamsis, NB and sister, Theresa Furlong (the late Roland), as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634-1965) with visiting on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Interment to take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Golden Grove. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a Charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16

Douglas John French
1926-2012

The death of Douglas J. French, B.C.L. of Saint John, N.B., husband of Lena T. (Gilks) French occurred on December 22, 2012. Born in Saint John on January 24, 1926, Doug was a son of the late Thomas and Sadie (Shattie) French of Hadchit, Lebanon.

After attending St. Francis Xavier University and graduating from Law School at The University of New Brunswick in 1950, Doug practiced law in Saint John for twenty-three years before becoming a Pensions Advocate with Veterans Affairs Canada, where he worked until his retirement. Doug’s greatest sense of professional satisfaction came from the service he provided to Canadian war veterans and, in particular, from his service to the First Nations’ veterans in New Brunswick. Doug was active in the community. This involvement included participation in the establishment of Loch Lomond Villa and later, his long standing support of the Salvation Army Christmas appeal.

Doug’s family was his first priority and greatest source of joy. He was predeceased by his parents and his older siblings; Raymond, Edmund, Charlie, Mary, Georgina, George and Thomas.

Besides his wife of 53 years, Doug is survived by his children; Lois Bennett (Richard) of Waterborough, N.B., Raymond French (Jill Whitehouse) of Rothesay, Annemarie French (Claude Bourque) of Rothesay, and Douglas French (France Talbot) of Moncton and his 8 grandchildren; David, Colleen, William, Isabelle, Ian, Sean, James, and Catherine. Doug is also survived by his dear sister, Christina O’Neill (the late Gerald) of Saint John, as well as 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting will be on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634-1965). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 27 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Waterloo St. at 12:10 p.m. Interment to take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Extra-Mural or to a charity of the donor’s choosing.

Margaret Joan Byers
1937-2012

Byers, Margaret J. – The death of Margaret Joan Byers of Saint John, NB, wife of the late Donald Byers, occurred on Monday, December 17, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Saint John on October 21, 1937.
Joan was employed at Red Rose Tea as a machine operator for over twenty years.
She is survived by her sons; Don, Lawrence, Gordon, Peter, and Jeffery Byers, daughter; Margaret Byers, sisters; Terri Bradley and Marilyn Hannah, as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also survived by a good friend Lillian Amirault.
At Joan’s request there will be no public visitation or service. Cremation will take place followed by a private family service and interment at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634-1965).

Marion Edna Debly
1925-2012

It is with great sadness the family announces the death of Marion Edna Debly. Marion, wife of the late Asied John Debly, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John, on January 6, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Foran) Henry. Marion was a Veteran of World War II, where she served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Marion was born and brought up in the East End of the city, and always spoke of how she enjoyed living in that close-knit multi-cultural part of the city. At age 18, she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, and served in Canada during World War II. After the war, she returned to her community, where she married and began her family. As her family grew, they moved to Red Head where she has lived since 1956. Marion’s life revolved around her children and grandchildren. As the matriarch of her family, her wisdom and humour will be dearly missed.

Marion is survived by her children, Nina Debly-Diggle (Philip) of Clifton Royal, Charles Debly (Margo) of Saint John, Louis Debly of Litchfield, ME, John Debly (Tobbi) of French Village, Teresa Debly of Saint John, Lawrence Debly (Pam) of Saint John, and Lila Debly of Kingston Peninsula, NB; her sister, Marjorie Short of Brampton, ON; her brother, William "Bill" Henry (Anne) of Toronto, ON; grandchildren Catherine Debly, Avalon and Nicholas Diggle, Maria, Adam, Jon, Devin, Joseph, Telina, Irisa, Kyla, Autumn, and Zev Debly; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, (634-1965), with visiting on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 12:10 PM from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 91 Waterloo Street, Saint John. Entombment will take place at a later date in the Debly Family Cemetery, Otter Lake Road. For those who wish, remembrances to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to any charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

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