Thomas William Breen
1928 - 2013
The death of Thomas William Breen, of Saint John, NB, husband of Christine (O’Hara) Breen, occurred on Friday, May 24, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Born in Saint John, on May 27, 1928, he was a son of the late Mark and Ada (Cormier) Breen.
Tom retired as Deputy Chief of the Saint John City Police Force in 1987, after a 38 year career.
Tom often commented that he worked for the greatest Police Force in the World.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons; Daniel of New Hampshire, Peter (Brenda), Arthur (Karen) of AB, Carl, and George (Erica), of Saint John, daughters; Lorene Blauveldt (Hugh) of Alberta, Pat Thibodeau (Mark) of New Maryland, Andra O’Brien (Shane) of Saint John, Susan Gerow (Warran) of Hampton, NB, and Vera Dow (Doug) of Saint John, brothers; Mark (Clara), and Butch, sisters; Helen Brideau (Thomas), Jean Osborne, and Margaret Cross, twenty grandchildren, five great - grandchildren, sister - in - law; Mary Breen, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Thomas was predeceased by his brothers; James, Joseph and Arthur, sisters; Vera, Christina, Theresa Rigby, and Mary McGowan and three children in infancy, brother - in - laws; Cal Cross, and John "Ozzy" Osborne, and sister - in - law; Margaret Breen and Dot Breen.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634 - 1965), with visiting on Monday from 2:00 – 9:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from St. Ann’s Church, Simpson Drive, at 11:00 AM. Interment to take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick, would be appreciated.
Donald "Don" M. Harvey
1934 - 2013
The death of Donald Myric Harvey of Quispamsis, husband of Veronica "Bonnie" (McCluskey) Harvey, occurred on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Kilburn, NB on March 2, 1934, he was a son of the late Harrison and Madeline (Grant) Harvey.
Don attended Vocational School and graduated in 1953, he then served as a woodworking Instructor at the school. He was a member of 3rd Field Regiment from 1952 - 1958. Don was employed with John Flood and Son and then went on to become Superintendent with Acme Construction where he remained until 1968, when he formed Harvey Construction. He later formed Superior Precast and D & M Flagstone Ltd.
He joined the Saint John Kinsmen Club in 1967 and actively participated in the Service Club’s Charitable works until the late 1990’s. Don was voted Kinsman of the Year in 1970, and he served as President from 1971 to 1972. He was instrumental in forming the Rothesay Kinsmen Club in the 1980’s and received a Recognition Award from the Club in 1985 for his involvement in the Club and fund raising for Cystic Fibrosis. In recognition of his dedication, he was made a life member of the Kinsmen Club of Canada in 1983.
Don was an avid hunter and curler and also enjoyed Broom Ball as a young man. He was a fabulous storyteller and loved to sit around with friends and family having a chat. He could often be found chatting on the phone to his grandson, Liam about history or sharing a laugh with friends at Tim Horton’s before bringing home an evening coffee to the love of his life, Bonnie. Don was a wonderful and much loved father and grandfather and loved spending time with his family.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children; Daniel Harvey (Twyla) of Fredericton, and Melody Harvey of Saint John, grandchildren; Matthew, Michelle, Nathan, Hannah, Liam, Bryce and Madelaine, brother - in - law, Patrick McCluskey (Diane), son - in - law; Randy Lundrigan, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Don was predeceased by his brother, Harrison Harvey.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, (634 - 1965). Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM from Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home Chapel, with visiting beginning at 10AM. Interment to take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NB, Shriner’s Hospital for Children or to the Palliative Care Unit, would be appreciated.
1936 - 2013
The death of Dick Murphy occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on June 6, 2013. He was born in Saint John on August 7, 1936 and was the son of the late George and Mabel (Maguire) Murphy. Dick is survived by his wife Brenda Murphy (Losier) and their child, Sheena Murphy and children; Michael, Sean and Sharon (Phil) and granddaughter Samantha Calvin. Also survived by his brothers and sisters; Terry Murphy (Anne), Wayne Murphy (Dawn), Frances Kemp (Harold), Lois McAllister (Mort), Loretta Armstrong and Doreen Cyr as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family Art and Kay Losier, Doug Losier and Linda Losier. Dick is also survived by lifelong friend and teammate; Tommy Gillen and his two pets, Hausha and Lucky. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by brother and sisters - Robert Murphy, Marie Flemming and Delores Murphy.
Dick was passionate about sports – all sports - but particularly basketball where he made a name for himself as "Tricky Dickie". Name a sport and he played it and more likely coached it. He has coached senior, junior, juvenile, midget, high school, junior high and minor basketball teams for over 50 years. One of his favorite coaching memories was winning the Canadian Juvenile Basketball Championship in 1959 and 1960. Sports allowed him to give back to the city he loved, and it loved him back and he was inducted into the Saint John Sports Hall of Fame and the Basketball New Brunswick Hall of Fame. Dick was deeply involved in helping children, whether through his work at Dr. Roberts or by volunteering hours coaching and supporting children. Many felt his influence, support and love either as a teammate on the field or on the court or in later years as a coach.
He has served on the Board of Directors for the Saint John City and District Basketball Association and started the Police Athletic Basketball Team and was part of 12 Maritime Championship Teams.
He worked as a youth instructor at the CYO where he started coaching basketball in 1958. Later he worked at the Dr. Roberts Hospital School for 20 years and then worked with children at the City Police Youth Division.
He leaves behind many friends that will deeply miss his mischief, sense of humor, and most of all his kindness.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street (634 - 1965) with visiting on Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm followed by cremation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday June 10, 2013 at 12:10 from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Marie "Dot" Chamberlain
1932 - 2013
Peacefully at the Turnbull Nursing Home on Monday May 6, 2013 at the age of 80years. Marie was born in Grand Falls on August 6, 1932 but spent the greater part of her life in Saint John. She was a daughter of the late Albert and Jean (Pelliter) Levesque and wife of the late Delphis Joseph Chamberlain.
Marie enjoyed knitting, winning at bingo and planting flowers but her greatest love was that of her family and her "boy".
Marie is survived by five children; Claude Chamberlain, Terry (Dianne) Chamberlain, Donald (Vern) Chamberlain, Janette Chamberlain and Lana (Marcel) Gautreau. Also survived by six brothers; Camille "Bim" (Mary) Levesque, Raymond (Carol) Levesque, Stephen (Debbie) Levesque, Phillip (Eunice) Levesque, Lloyd (Ann) Levesque, Wesley (Lynn) Levesque and five sisters; Claudette (Blain) Stilwell, Shirley (Jim) McGill, Jane (Firmin) Doucette, Susan and Grace Levesque as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter Dianne and brothers; Joe, Gerry, Vern and Scovil Levesque.
Following cremation, visitation will be held at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, NB (634 - 1965) on Thursday from 2 - 6pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Friday at 12:10 followed by interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
1920 - 2013
It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Doris Marie Martin which occurred on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Born in Saint John on July 11, 1920, Doris was the daughter of John and Jennie (Harkins) Calvin.
She graduated from Saint John High School and the Saint John School of Nursing and worked for many years in local hospitals and retired from the Ridgewood Veteran’s Wing. Doris was always at the bedside, in full uniform, of any family member who was in the hospital.
In her younger days, Doris was a wonderful knitter, an avid reader and a great lover of the woods. Later in life, despite being deaf, she looked forward to all family functions and was always ready for a shopping trip to the US. She kept in touch with faraway family members by email and Facebook. Doris was especially proud to have been the matriarch at the Calvin family reunion last summer.
Doris was predeceased by her husband Ronald and her son Ronald as well as her sister, Audrey and her brothers, Everett, Laurence, and John.
Doris will be sadly missed by her children, Jane Palmer (Patrick) of Rothesay, Basil of B.C. and Joanne (Sherry Gibbons) of Loch Lomond; grandchildren: Mark Palmer (Karen), Erin Staal (Kent) and Jessica Phillips (Jeff); great grandchildren, Reed and Julia Peters, Sam, Laura and Kate Palmer, Abigail Staal, Aiden and Colin Phillips as well as her sister - in - law, Marjorie Calvin and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Pauline and Mark Cougle and their daughters, Charlotte and Emily for the wonderful kindness and care they extended to Doris when she was no longer able to live on her own.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, NB (634 - 1965) with visiting on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 2 - 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 10am followed by interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. For those who wish remembrances may be made to Romero House or any charity of the donor’s choice.
Barbara Ann Craig
1941 - 2013
The death of Barbara Ann Craig occurred peacefully at home on May 19, 2013. She was born in Saint John and was a daughter of the late Francis Dunn and Mary (Hooper) Dunn and spouse of the late Vernon Hobbs.
Barbara is survived by sons; Russell, Robert (Fern) and Ronald (Jen) Craig, one daughter; Kimberley Smith, one brother; Gerald Dunn, one sister; Sharon Wilson (Ronald) as well as three grandchildren; Chelsea, Rebekka and Erica.
In addition to Barbara’s husband and parents she was predeceased by one son; John Joseph Craig.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home 100 Waterloo Street (634 - 1965) with visiting on Tuesday May 21, 2013 from 4pm - 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 pm from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception followed by interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Donations to the Cathedral Capital Campaign would be appreciated by the family.
Willard "Woody" J. Causey
1923 - 2013
The death of Willard "Woody" J. Causey of Saint John, husband of the late Frances (Hopey) Causey occurred on Monday, May 27, 2013 at Ridgewood Veteran’s Wing. Born on November 15, 1923, he was the son of the late William and Lillian (Charlton) Causey.
Woody was a veteran and served with World War 2. He was employed at the Dry Docks for thirty seven years until his retirement. Woody enjoyed playing baseball, golfing, darts, and bowling. In his early years he played with Briggs Meteors that captured the senior softball championship. In 1969 Woody coached the Carleton Club fast ball team and took them to the Maritime Intermediate "C " championship, he was also a member of the Carleton Branch #2 for 55 years.
Survived by his children four Sons; Beverley ( Blanche ), Timmy (Anne ), Douglas, Robert (Marcel ) Three Daughters; Wendy (Clarence Allain ) Sandra ( Robert Gates ) and Kim ( Robert Graham ) Brothers; Raymond, Norman ( Helen ), Murray (Fran ) Bill ( Mary ), Sterling and Greg. Sisters; Reva Gaunce, Lorraine (Al ), Marie Spooner. Foster Brothers; Big Jim (Linda ) and Little Jim ( Heather ) Grandchildren; Julie (Mike), Vicki ( Jamie), Jacqueline(Aaron), Mikel, Jennifer (Malcolm), Jeffrey, Vanessa (Tim), Krysta and Jessica( Nathan) and several Great Grandchildren.
Besides his wife, Woody was predeceased by his companion, Frances Theresa Long, and his Sons: Gary Dale and Randy Leonard and Daughter: Susan Jean. Sisters; Marion and Doris. Brothers: Kenny and Douglas. Foster Brothers: Bob and Earle. In - laws; Lucy, Midge, Jenny and Jim.
In honouring Woody’s wishes, there will be no formal visitation or funeral service. Interment will take place at Fernhill Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634 - 1965). For those who wish, remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
The Family would like to invite you to attend a celebration of life at Legion Branch #69 Wilson Street West, Friday May 31st 5:00 PM. – 9 PM.