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NEW BRUNSWICK - Saint John - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 22

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Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2016, at 11:25 a.m.

Lillian Vartazaroff

VARTAZAROFF - the death of Lillian Vartazaroff of 33 Smythe St., widow of Leon Vartazaroff, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 1, 2006. She was born in Rumford, Me., a daughter of the late George and Mary Ann (Perry) Perry, and had resided the greater part of her life in New York City where she had been employed as a secretary. She was a member of the 3rd Order of St. Francis and the Legion of Mary in New York and Saint John. She is survived by one sister, Margaret Stevens of Saint John; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday morning at 10:30. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Muriel E. Best

The death of Muriel E. Best of 166 McNamara Drive, loving widow of William R. Best, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February 7, 2006. Mrs. Best was born in Saint John, a daughter of the late George and Rose Marie (Cyr) Richard. She was an avid bingo player and crafts person. She is survived by two sons, George R. (Brenda Lee) of Saint John, and Christopher of Fredericton; four daughters, Patty Foss (Joseph) of Saint John, Debra Schooley (Larry) of Stratford, Ont., Cynthia Beck (Jim) of Public Landing, and Laurie Osmon (Michael) of Baxter's Corner; one brother, Donald Richard of Saint John; 12 grandchildren; 3 great - grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Resting at Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo St., with visiting on Wednesday from 7 to 9 and on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Friday morning at twelve o'clock. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Doris Mary Keating

KEATING - the death of Doris Mary Keating of 30 Dresden Ave., widow of Walter R. Keating, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Keating was born in Saint John on May 20, 1928, a daughter of the late Timothy and Maude (Brophy) Rutledge. She is survived by her sons, Michael Keating of Fredericton, and Donald Keating of Palm Springs, Ca.; her daughter, Mary Elaine Keating of Saint John; five grandchildren, Andre Veinot, Natalie Coleman, Dan Taylor, Matthew Keating ,and Stephanie Woodworth; and four great - grandchildren, Tianna, Taylen, Takoda, and Tavian Coleman. Doris led her graduation class from Mount Carmel Academy and went on to complete her studies at the Victoria Public Hospital in Fredericton, where she became a registered nurse. She left the practice of nursing to become a devoted and caring fulltime mother to her beloved children. She was an accomplished pianist and violinist which parlayed itself into a lifelong love of music. In addition to her music, she was an avid sportsfan who spent many hours supporting the pursuits of her children and grandchildren in the athletic realm, especially baseball. Doris was a member of the Catholic Women's League and a devoted follower of the Catholic faith, and although unable to attend Mass on a regular basis in her later years, she attended services at home via television. She will be dearly missed as a loving mother, grandmother, and great - grandmother. May God accept her soul into his kingdom.

Resting at Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo St., with visiting on Friday morning from 10 to 12 o'clock. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joachim's Church on Friday afternoon at one o'clock. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Mark J. DeRoche

DeROCHE - the death of Mark J. DeRoche of Rocmaura Nursing Home occurred at his residence on Wednesday, February 8, 2006. Mr. DeRoche was born in Miscouche, P.E.I., a son of the late Demas and Celina (Gaudet) DeRoche. He had served with the Royal Canadian Army during the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was both a 3rd and 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus. He had been employed with P.F.P. and Saint John Shipbuilding until his retirement in 1980. He was predeceased by his 1st wife, the former Alice Kervin, in 1954; his 2nd wife, the former Jessie Beers, in 2002; his daughter, Carol Forsythe; two brothers, Henry and Ernest; and two sisters, Helen March and Josephine Frost. He is survived by two sons, Mark (Pat) of Kanata, Ont., and Peter (Phyllis) of Winnipeg; two step - daughters, Barbara Merzetti (Paul) of Quispamsis, and Mary McIntyre (Vaughn) of St. Andrew's; two sisters, Ina Rackley and Celina Cook, both of Saint John; 8 grandchildren; 4 step - grandchildren; 3 step - great - grandchildren; and several great - grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Resting at Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo St., with visiting on Thursday February 9, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joachim's Church on Friday morning at 11:00 am. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

George E. Burke

BURKE - the death of George E. Burke of 50 Charlton Place occurred unexpectedly at his residence on Friday, February 17, 2006. Mr. Burke was born in Saint John, a son of the late Alexander and Alice (Arsenault) Burke. He had been employed as a baker with General Bakeries, Eastern Bakeries, and the French Pastry Shop. He was predeceased by a brother, Frank Burke; and two sisters, Marion and Alice Burke. He is survived by two brothers, James (Clara) of Saint John, and Vincent of Ontario; three sisters, Louise Brennan, Alma Bourgeois (Edward), and Betty Marks (Reginald), all of Saint John; and several nieces and nephews.

Resting at Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo St., with visiting on Monday from 7 to 9 and on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday morning at twelve o'clock. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Sister Frances L. Rooney
(Sr. Jane Frances)
ROONEY - the death of Sister Frances L. Rooney (Sr. Jane Frances) of Ruth Ross Residence occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 22, 2006. Sister was born in Estevan, Sask., a daughter of the late Francis A. and Anne Jane (Reidy) Rooney. Before entering the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception Sister Frances worked as a Registered Nurse in the operating room of Holy Family Hospital, Prince Albert, Sask. Sister entered the Sisters of Charity on September 8, 1939. She worked as Head Nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital, Saint John, before moving to Vancouver and working at St. Vincent's Hospital as Director of Nursing Services - Nursing Supervisor for the next eighteen years (1942 - 1960). Sister received her Bachelor of Nursing Degree from the University of Ottawa in 1963. Sister Rooney worked as the Director of Nursing at Holy Family Hospital. She served as Administrator at Holy Family Hospital after which time she became the Director of Patient Services. Sister Frances served on the General Council of the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception from 1975 - 1980. She served as Pastoral Worker at Holy Family Hospital and later resided at St. Vincent's Hospital Convent in Vancouver and served in Mission Education and later in Pastoral and Spiritual Care until 1998. Sister moved to Holy Name Convent, Vancouver, in 1998, where she resided until she returned to Saint John in 2005 and resided at Ruth Ross Residence. Sister was pre - deceased by two brothers, Daniel and Thomas Rooney; and two sisters, Rose Anne Doris Rooney (infant) and Mrs. Ione Lambert. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Poudrier of Prince Albert, and Mrs. Beth (Ed) Minvielle of Victoria; and several nieces and nephews.

Resting at St. Vincent's Convent, 31 Cliff St., with visiting on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Vincent's Chapel on Monday morning at ten o'clock. Interment will take place in the Sisters of Charity Plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Evening Vigil will be held on Sunday evening at seven o'clock.

Malcolm R. MacKenney

The death of Malcolm R. MacKenney of 14 Glengarry Drive occurred at St. Joseph's Hospital on Thursday, February 23, 2006. Mr. MacKenney was born in Saint John, a son of the late Cornelius D. and Mary Catherine (Ryan) MacKenney, and had been employed with Saint John Shipbuilding for many years. He was predeceased by two brothers, George C. and J. Calvin MacKenney. He is survived by two brothers, Donald C. and Edward L. MacKenney, both of Saint John; two sisters, Florence Lawrence of Calgary, and Lois Slattery of Saint John; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be held at Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo St., on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

J. Gerard “Jetto” Gautreau

GAUTREAU - the death of J. Gerard 'Jetto' Gautreau of 36 Willie Ave., husband of the late Helen (Sears - Norwood) Gautreau, occurred unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, February 23, 2006. Mr. Gautreau was born at Pre de Haut, N.B., a son of the late Capt. William and Angele (Boudreau) Gautreau. He served with the Royal Canadian Army from 1939 until 1967 and was in England and Europe during the Second World War. He had been employed with the N.B.L.C. until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of Jervis Bay Branch Royal Canadian Legion; the Saint John Power Boat Club; the Sargeants' Mess; R.A.O.B. Lodge 46; and the Artillery Association. He was predeceased by two brothers, Euclide and Allan; and three sisters, Corinne Noel, and Emma and Mary Gautreau. He is survived by three sons, Major Jerry (Cheryl) of Calgary, Monty (Kerry) of Charlottetown, and Joseph (Karen) of Saint John; three daughters, Donna Gautreau of Montreal, Marilyn Jones of Saint John, and Sharon Gautreau of Vancouver; one brother, Hector of Saint John; two sisters, Doris Goguen and Rita Gautreau, both of Saint John; 11 grandchildren; 2 great - grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Resting at Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo St., with visiting on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday morning at twelve o'clock. Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery in the spring.

Hugh M. McNeill

McNEILL - the death of Hugh M. McNeill of 1399 Old Black River Rd., husband of Regina M. (Richard) McNeill, occurred after a courageous battle with cancer at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Saturday, March 4, 2006. Mr. McNeill was born in Saint John, a son of the late Arthur J. and Elizabeth M. (Hatfield) McNeill. He had been employed as a machinist with T.S. Simms for 32 years and was a member of the Brushworkers Union Local 701. He had been an active member of Stella Maris Parish. He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael W. (Tanya) of Winnipeg, and Hugh M. (Heather) of Rothesay; two daughters, Carol - Ann Wilson (Harrison) of Quispamsis, and Mary McKiel (Paul) of Saint John; one brother, Daniel (Theresa) of Saint John; six grandchildren, Kevin, Ashley, Darcie, Justin, Benjamin, and Emily; and several nieces and nephews.

Resting at Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo St., with visiting on Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Stella Maris Church on Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Gerald J. Wall

WALL - the death of Gerald J. Wall of 212 Pitt St. occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 8, 2006. Mr. Wall was born in Saint John, a son of the late Albert and Rose (Chamberlain) Wall. He is survived by two brothers, Kenneth of Saint John, and Stephen of Teeswater, Ont.; two sisters, Linda Sanipass of Richibucto, and Betty Wall of Wells, B.C.; one niece Candice Wall; and four nephews, Jason, Keith, Richie, and Tony Wall.

Resting at Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo St., with visiting on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Service will be held at Fitzpatrick's on Friday morning at eleven o'clock. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Lawrence D. “Larry” Hanley
1948 - 2006

HANLEY - the death of Lawrence D. 'Larry' Hanley of 1 Hedley St., husband of Brenda M. (Jay) Hanley, occurred peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, surrounded by his family after a period of failing health. Mr. Hanley was born in Saint John on August 22, 1948, a son of Mary E. (Janes) Hanley of Saint John, and the late Lawrence G. Hanley. Throughout his working life Larry was involved in labour relations both with the trade union movement as well as in the industrial workplace. He had been president of his local union (601 Canadian Paperworkers); president of the Saint John and District Labour Council in the late 70's; and president of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour 1981 - 82. Larry spent many years as a volunteer advocate for injured workers in New Brunswick and served on the Boudreau Commission drafting legislation for N.B. Compensation guidelines. He had served ten years on the City of Saint John Planning Advisory Committee. He also worked as Industrial Relations Specialist of J. D. Irving from 1986 - 90. Larry enjoyed a strong interest and involvement in politics and was an avid supporter of the New Democratic Party. Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by one son Seamus Lawrence (Trudy) of Saint John; one daughter, Lise Sarah Driscoll (Steven) of Rothesay; three beautiful grandchildren, Jay Stewart Driscoll, Ava Claire Driscoll, and Megan Alissa Hanley; one brother, James W. (Jane) of Saint John; his father - in - law, James Jay of Saint John; his sisters - in - law, Sandra Lane (James) of Saint John, and Marilyn Bennett of Vancouver; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Resting at Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo St., with visiting on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Following a private service, interment will take place in Fernhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Animal Rescue League would be appreciated.

John 'Jack' Francis Gillis
1930 - 2006

GILLIS - the death of John 'Jack' Francis Gillis occurred at his residence on March 9, 2006. Born in Saint John on April 3, 1930, he was the son of the late Frank and Lucy (Kiervin) Gillis. Jack graduated from St. Vincent's Boy's High School in 1949. He then worked as a radio announcer for 5 years at CKBC Bathurst, CFNB Fredericton, and CHNS Halifax. Jack attended St. Mary's University and completed his BA from St. Thomas University in 1966. He obtained his BEd. from the University of New Brunswick in 1969. He also acquired Certificates IV and V as well as Principal Certificate Diploma from UNB. Jack started teaching in Bathurst before returning to Saint John where he spent the remainder of his teaching career in District 8. He taught at several schools in the district including Welsford School where he was principal for two years. The majority of his career was spent at Barnhill Memorial School. While at Barnhill he taught several subjects and was also Guidance Counselor for the westside schools. Jack was registered as an honor member of the 'International Registry of Who's Who', 1968 edition, Washington, D.C. (Toronto, Ontario Branch). Jack is survived by his brother, Richard, his nephew, Dr. Stephen Gillis, and his two nieces, Dr. Ann Gillis (Dr. Chuck Abbate) and Maureen Gillis, all of Saint John.

At the family's request, visitation for family members only. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter's Church on Monday, March 13, 2006 at ten A.M. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Animal Rescue League or the donor's choice.

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