Renée "Rena" Mary Belliveau
1927 - 2012
The death of Renée "Rena" Belliveau of Saint John, NB, occurred on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, after a long and happy life. She was born in West Saint John on June 2, 1927 and was a daughter of the late Andrew and Olive (Babineau) Cormier.
Renée was employed at many jobs notably the DVA Hospital and Woolworth’s from which she retired.
Survived by her brothers, Arthur Cormier of West Saint John, and Ronald Cormier of Bowmanville, ON. Many nieces and nephews also survive Renée. Although Renée did not have any of her own children she helped her sister raise her niece Catherine Melvin (Morin) for many years whom remained close to Renée, and her children Charles Frees - Melvin and Rosa Frees - Melvin that assisted Renée right to the end.
Renée is predeceased by her husband and love of her life Charles Belliveau; brothers, Joseph, Frederick, Lawrence, and Ralph sisters; Freda Cormier, Bella Felder, Eva Cormier, and Maria Morin.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634 - 1965) with visiting on Friday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 10:00 AM. Interment to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice, would be appreciated.
M. Geraldine Garnett
1922 - 2013
Garnett, M. Geraldine - It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Rita "Geraldine" Garnett (nee Richard), at the age of 91 on February 5, 2013, at the Rocmaura Nursing Home, wife of the late Peter Garnett.
She was born in Moncton, N. B. on January 24, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Louis Edgar Richard and Sophie Philanese (Arsenault) Richard.
Gerry is survived by her sons, Peter Garnett and Robert (Brenda) Garnett of Saint John, N. B. and daughters Eileen (Stuart) MacDonald of Rothesay, N. B. and Janice (Greg) Stevens of Rockland, Ontario. She is survived by her sister Lorraine Arsenault of Charlottetown, P.E.I. She is also survived by her grandchildren Robert (Alyson) Garnett, Jared Garnett (Amanda Hooton), Tomalyn (Mike) Young of Saint John, N. B., Heather (Cory) Graham, Lauren MacDonald and Scott MacDonald of Rothesay, N. B., Mathea, Garnett and Jon Stevens of Rockland, Ontario and great grandchildren, Hudson Young and Logan Garnett, as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband of 60 years, she was predeceased by her brothers; Alfred, Raymond, Emery, and Laurie Richard, and her sister; Sister Aileen Richard of the Precious Blood Monastery.
She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League Honour Guard and volunteered on Sunday evenings counting the collections of the weekend masses. For many years, she also volunteered at the C.Y.O. Bingo. Her little piece of heaven was at the cottage at Amherst Cove, P.E.I. and she loved to sit on the deck overlooking the Northumberland Strait, listening to the waves. She loved to attend the Music Festival performances of her children year after year and listen to the Saint John school choirs. She took a great interest in the activities of her grandchildren, whether it was hockey games, choir performances, or school concerts.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634 - 1965) with visiting on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12:10 on Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery immediately after the mass, followed by a reception at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home. Donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Celiac Association or donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Scott James Simon
1969 - 2013
The death of Scott James Simon of Saint John, NB, occurred on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John on August 28, 1969, he was a son of the late Louis and Carol (Keating) Simon.
Scott graduated from St. Malachy’s High School and Bishop’s University and received a Masters in Military History from the Royal Military College. He was Captain in the Canadian Grenadier Guard.
Scott was an avid sportsman; he loved skiing, white water rafting, football and rugby.
Survived by his brothers; Dr. Michael Simon (Anne), David (Karen), John (Kellie) and Mark (Susie) all of Saint John, and his sister; Cathy Simon (Ian Wilson), his uncles; Dr. Michael Keating (Jeanne), Rev. Brian Keating and Terry Keating, as well as seventeen nieces and nephews.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, NB (634 - 1965) with visiting on Friday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Church, Clarendon Street, on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Interment to take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery at a later date. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation.
Philip Gerald Duffley
1927 - 2013
The death of Philip Gerald Duffley, of Saint John, NB, husband of Adeline T. (Viger) Duffley occurred on January 28, 2013, surrounded by his family. Born in Saint John on April 13, 1927, Philip was the youngest son of the late George and Ellen (Quinn) Duffley of Saint John.
Philip was pre - deceased by his wife Adeline, his brother Bernard, his sister Reverend Sr. Theresa (SoS) and grand - daughter Rebecca Duffley. He is survived by his sister Helen (Barrett) of Sechelt, BC, his two daughters, Theresa Upton (Scott) of Kingston, ON and Carmel Dobbelsteyn (Michael) of Saint John; five sons, Blaine (Anne) of Ottawa, ON, Daniel (Kathryn) of Burr, SK, Philip (Florbela) of Halifax, NS, Peter (Corena) of San Diego, CA, and Harrison of Moncton; fourteen grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Philip worked for Kennedy Refrigeration in Saint John before entering the Congregation of Holy Cross where he served as a brother in Austin, New Orleans, and New York. He then taught for over 25 years at Rothesay Senior and Junior High Schools where he inspired many. Phil found his greatest contentment as an avid gentleman farmer on the Washademoak.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street (634 - 1965), visiting will be on January 29th and 30th from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 31st at St Ann’s Church, Simpson Drive, at 11 am. Interment will take place at a later date at St Patrick’s Cemetery, Golden Grove. In lieu of flowers, donations to Divine Mercy Catholic School, Bobby’s Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choosing would be appreciated.
Eileen Elizabeth Richards
1924 - 2013
With heavy hearts the family of Eileen Elizabeth Richards (nee Riordan) wish to announce her passing peacefully at home on Sunday February 10, 2013. Eileen’s parents immigrated from Co. Kerry Ireland just before she was born. She grew up in Saint John, but was always close to her roots which she expressed through many trips to "The old country" where she located relatives and family friends. Eileen kissed the Blarney stone on several occasions which was evident in her typical Irish eloquence and the lilt to her laughter. Throughout her life she was fond of family gatherings, laughter, good food, and friends. Eileen cherished her family most of all.
Eileen was the wife of the late Frederick James Richards. She is survived by her daughter Ann Marie Douglas, grandson Sean; son Patrick (Lise), grandson Darby (Allie), great grandsons Klein and Hudson; granddaughter Melissa; and several nieces and nephews. Eileen was the last surviving member of her immediate family being previously deceased by parents, Michael and Mary Riordan (nee Roberts), and sister Marie Maxwell (Joseph).
The family wish to express special gratitude to the palliative care nurses and doctors of the NBEMP, and to the personal care workers of We Care; especially to Gloria, Debbie, and Tabatha who spent many hours with her and ensured that she got to watch the birds and squirrels which she so loved. Thank you.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home,100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634 - 7424) with visiting on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 91 Waterloo Street on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm. Interment will take place in St Joseph’s Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimers Society of Canada, would be appreciated by the family.
1922 - 2013
After a long period of illness Arie H B Hakkers,husband of Florence (Jones - Dobbin) formerly of Longs Creek, NB, passed away at the Sussex Health Center on Thursday January 10, 2013. Arie was born on December 20, 1922, one of five sons to Arie and Marigje Hakkers of Werkendam, Holland. He spent his earlier years in the Saint John area before moving to Longs Creek in 1974. Besides his loving wife, Florence, he is survived by one brother, Cess, of Holland, his stepsons and daughters Don Dobbin (Kathie) of Sussex, Wendy Beshara (Fred) of Rothesay, Tim Dobbin (Barb) of Belleisle, Peter Dobbin of Rothesay, Keith Dobbin (Sue) of Oromocto, Victoria Cassidy (Daniel) of Rothesay, several neices, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Resting at Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John. NB. As per Arie's wishes there will be no visitation or service. Internment will be at a later date. For those who wish, remembrances to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
Louise G. Griffin
1925 - 2013
Surrounded by the love of her six children and their families on January 8, 2013, after a period of declining health, our mother, grandmother, great - grandmother and favorite aunt, has finally been granted her wish to join our father, Charles James Griffin, her parents, William and Mary (McCarthy) Black, and her sister, Mary. Left to mourn her are children; Gary (MaryAnne), Colleen (Richard), David (Cheryl), Dennis (Janice), Michael (Debbie) and Glenn (Anne). Her nephews, Darryl Harris and wife, Kay will also dearly miss her. Mom’s thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great - grandchildren will remember her fondly.
Mom was a long time resident of Red Head Road and most recently resided at the Loch Lomond Villa. She was an active member of Stella Maris Parish for many years and was a valued employee of Woolco and Canadian Tire before her retirement.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, (634 - 1965) with visiting on Thursday, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, January 11, 2013 from Stella Maris Church, 201 Bayside Drive at 12:05 PM, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Pallbearers will be grandsons; Patrick, Michael, Andrew, Chris, Aaron Griffin and Jason Thompson. A private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of the Saint John Regional Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Villa and the Village. Your outstanding support allowed our mother to complete her final journey peacefully.
C. Douglas Mitchell
1924 - 2013
The death of Claude Douglas Mitchell, husband of the late Margaret (Harley) Mitchell, occurred at the Ridgewood Veteran's Hospital on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Born in L'Etete, NB, on May 2, 1924, he was a son of the late Claude M. and Hilda (Tucker) Mitchell.
Doug was a Veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy, service abroad H.M.C.A. Oshawa. He was employed at Ford MOtor. Co., London Life Insurance and the Canadian Corps of Commissioners. Doug was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and a parishioner of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Doug is survived by daughters; Lynn (Daniel) Sweeney of Sundown, NH, and Judith (Mitchell) Kostoulaskos of Merrimac, MA, son; Douglas F. of Saint John, six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters; Ruth (the late Percy) Chamberlain, Madeline (the late Stewart) McLaren, sister - in - law; Bonnie Harley, and brother - in - law; Kevin (Ann) Harley.
Doug was predeceased by one brother and four sisters.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the Nurses and Staff of Ridgewood for the excellent care provided for Doug.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634 - 1965). Following cremation, a Mass of Chrisitan Burial will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and interment to take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery at a later date. Remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.