Joseph Beverly Barrett
1937 - 2012
Barrett, Joseph B. – The death of Joseph Beverly Barrett of Saint John, husband of Sandra (MacEachern) Barrett, occurred on Thursday December 27, 2012 at Bobby’s Hospice. Born on August 25, 1937, he was a son of the late Richard and Agnes (Callaghan) Barrett.
Joseph was an engineer for the Royal Canadian Airforce until 1971. He was employed with the City of Saint John for many years until his retirement. Joseph was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #14.
Besides his wife, Sandra, he is survived by his children; Ricky (Maria Russell) of Saint John and Belinda Hall (Sean) of Saint John, grandchildren; Amy Baker, Michael, Gary and Kendra Hall, Evan, Jennifer and Julianna Barrett , and Angel McGee.
Joseph was predeceased by his brother, Richard James Barrett.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, (634 - 1965) with visiting on Sunday from 2pm to 6pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday December 31, 2012 from Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 am followed by interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Bobby’s Hospice or to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated.
Margaret Rose Hayes
1937 - 2012
The death of Margaret Rose Hayes occurred on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born May 12, 1937 in Saint John, she was the only daughter of the late Harry and Mabel (Donovan) Hayes. Margaret was a graduate of St. Vincent’s Girls High School, was very faithful, and attended the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception where she worked as a receptionist for 9 years following her retirement.
Margaret is survived by Anna Marie Horgan; her good friend Andrea Brown; and her friends at Cozy Manor. She was predeceased by her parents.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street (634 - 1965) on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 12:05 PM from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Remembrances to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Jean Gertrude Clarkson
1927 - 2012
Surrounded by her loving family, the death of Jean Clarkson occurred at the Rocmaura Nursing Home on Thursday, February 9, 2012. Born October 19, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Genevieve (Gillis) Clarkson. Jean retired from nursing in 1983, after working at the DVA Hospital for 32 years. She was a graduate of the Mount Carmel Academy of the St. Joseph’s School of Nursing.
Jean is survived by her brother Joseph R. Clarkson, as well as many cousins. She was predeceased by her parents.
Although there will be no visitation, relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Remembrances to the Rocmaura Foundation or the SPCA Animal Rescue would be appreciated by the family. The funeral arrangements are under the care of Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street (634 - 1965).
M. Leona Gower
1928 - 2012
The family of Leona (Sonier) Gower are saddened to announce the passing of their beloved mother on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Kings Way Care Centre surrounded by her family.
Born in Sheila, NB, on October 19, 1928, Mom, was eldest daughter of the late Dominique and Catherine (Savoie) Sonier, and wife of the late Fulton D. Gower. As a young woman, she left Sheila for Saint John speaking very little English and worked at CentraCare and the Saint John General Hospital until she married Fulton.
Mom was the proud mother of ten children, … Frank (Kelly) of Beloeil, QC, John (Susan) of Surrey, BC, Gerald (Wendy) of Mission, BC, Murray (Gerry) of Saint John, Jimmy of Topley, BC, Brenda (Ken) of Saint John, Wanda (Paul) of Amherst , NS, Dianna (Wayne) of Saint John, Gary (Veronica) of Rothesay and Lynn (Earl) of Lorneville. Her eyes would light up when she was surrounded by her 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Besides her children, Mom is survived by four sisters, … Ella Robichaud (Jean - Claude), Almida Dion (John), Annette McLaughlin (Marc), Thčresa Godin (Ovila); and four brothers … Aldoria (Linda), Jean - Claude, Côme (Blanche), Aldeodat (Eddie) (Marcelle) as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and her husband, Mom was predeceased by one sister, Viola and eight brothers, Antoine, Côme, Donald, Norman, Felician (Phil), Roger, Albenie (Ben) and Dominique Jr.
Family and friends are invited to remember and celebrate Mom’s life at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634 - 1965) on Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 from 2 … 4 and 7 … 9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Pettingill Road, Quispamsis on Friday, March 9 at 10:00 am. Mom will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A reception following the burial will be held at St. Mark’s Catholic Church.
Donations in Mom’s name can be made to the NB Heart & Stroke Foundation, Kings Way Care Centre or to a charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to thank the staff at Kings Way Care Centre for their dedication and love given to Mom during her stay there.
Laurence David "Laurie" Lawlor
1929 - 2012
Laurence D. Lawlor of Saint John, husband of the late Adrienne J “Dodie” (Vincent), passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Wednesday March 14, 2012, after a brief period of failing health. Laurie was born in Saint John on Feb 10, 1929, son of the late William F. and Helen (Gillis) Lawlor.
Predeceased by his wife of 59 years, “Dodie”, sisters Catherine (Kay) Nugent, Maureen O’Neil, and brothers Greg and Peter (infant).
He is survived by sons Terry (Mary Ann) of Saint John, Mark (Joanne) of Ottawa, Richard (Yvonne) of Hamilton, daughters Barbie Pattman of Saint John and Lynn (Kevin) Laskey
of Quispamsis; two brothers William, Gerald “Bud” (Barb) of Saint John; one sister Joan (Oz) Ward of Ottawa; twelve grandchildren, Melissa, Sasha, Lauren Lawlor; Brendan, Katherine Lawlor; Greg (Karen) Pattman, Lindsay (Chris) Schnare; Ray, Dan, Megan Lawlor; Beth and Christopher Laskey;one great grandson Nathaniel Schnare; special niece Jennifer (Mike) Collins of Halifax; cousins and several nieces and nephews.
A life long resident of Saint John, Laurie attended St. Vincents Boys High School. Well known in the wholesale/grocery business, he worked for Peter J. Lawlor Ltd., Major Vending and prior to retirement, was part owner of Regal Wholesale Ltd. He was a former member of Thistle St Andrews Curling Club.
Laurie, a very kind, generous, and gentle man, was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Family meant everything to him.
His family would like to express special thanks to Home Care Workers Ann Bouchie, Fern Losier and Linda Whittaker, for their dedication and friendship to our Dad.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634 - 1965), with visiting on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM from St. Pius X Church. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
1916 - 2012
It is with peace that the family of Helen Barrett informs you of her death at St. Joseph’s Hospital on March 24, 2012.
Helen Barrett was born in Saint John, N.B. December 26, 1916. She was a daughter of the late Frederick and Sabina (Shaw) Barrett. Helen was a graduate of St. Vincent’s High School and worked at the N.B. Telephone Company (NBTel), finishing as Senior Clerk. She retired after 39 years of service. Helen was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Canadian Irish Cultural Association. In her younger years, she was an avid bowler.
Helen lived on St. James St. in the South End for most of her life. She was a life - long member of St. John the Baptist Parish. A quiet, gentle woman, Helen enjoyed time with family and friends, playing cards, buying lottery and scratch tickets, swimming and gardening in Loch Lomond and meeting with her friends uptown.
Helen was the family historian, the one who was always invited and attended every important family event. Her presence and quick sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Helen was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was pre - deceased by her parents; her brother, Kenneth (infant); her sister, Frances (infant); her brothers and their wives - Louis (Audrey); John (Anne); William (Mary) and her sister, Grace. She was also pre - deceased by two nieces: Elizabeth Brooks and Barbara MacDonald.
She is survived by a niece, Sister Sandra Barrett, and nephews, Murray (Bobbie) Barrett, Robert (Joanne) Barrett, John (Nancy) Barrett and Dennis (Ann) Barrett; several grand nieces and nephews.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, NB (634 - 1965) with visiting on Monday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. John the Baptist Church on Tuesday March 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM followed by a reception in the church hall and interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, however donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation or charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Charles "Charlie" Paschal
1927 - 2012
The death of Charles “Charlie” Paschal of Kennebec Manor, husband of the late, Ada G. (Merzetti, Jamieson) Paschal, occurred at the Kennebec Manor on Monday, March 26, 2012.
Charlie was born on December 10, 1927 in Saint John, NB. He was a son of Henry and Grace Marion (MacKenzie) Paschal of Crafts Cove, Queens Co. NB. He travelled and worked in various cities and jobs across Canada. He is survived by one brother, Earl W. of Thunder Bay, ON. And one sister, Marion McCausland of Sutton, ON, two step - daughters; Betty Fudge (David) and Deborah Jamieson (Raymond Ouellet), one daughter - in - law; Linda Jamieson of Levack, ON, sisters - in - law; Dorothy O’Reilly, Louise Merzetti and Ellen Tucker, brothers - in - law; Paul Merzetti (Barbara) and Robert Merzetti (JoAnne) of Saint John.
Besides his parents, Charlie was predeceased by his brother, Goldwin James Paschal, brother - in - law, John McCausland of Sutton, ON, and one step - son, John (Jamie) Jamieson.
Grampy leaves behind seven grandchildren, Robert Fudge (Kim), Jacqueline Gagnon (Roland), Chris Lee (Cara), Heather Robia (Ken), Suzanne Jeffries (Chris), Andrew Jamieson (Tammy), and Craig Jamieson, along with thirteen great - grandchildren, Matthew and Jessica Fudge, Kathleen and Emma Gagnon, Joshua and Makayla Lee, Molly and Sophie Robia, Nicholas and Harley Jeffries and John, Karly and April Jamieson, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634 - 1965), with visiting on Wednesday, March 28th at 10:00 AM, with the Funeral Liturgy being celebrated at 12:00 PM from Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Romero House or to Kennebec Manor Bus Fund, would be appreciated by the family.