Mary Wanda Arsenault
The death of Wanda Arsenault of Oromocto, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Friday, February 6th, 2004. Born in Charlottetown, PEI, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Ida (Sheehan) DeRoches, and the wife of the late Emmanuel ďEdĒ Arsenault.
Wanda was a dedicated and very devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she lived in Oromocto for over 30 years until she heard the news of a much awaited for granddaughter and to Ontario she was bound to become the doting grandmother to her little angel. Just six months ago she moved back to Oromocto with her daughter and granddaughter to enjoy her many friends and family there. She will be sadly missed by all her friends and family especially her granddaughter Mackenzie. Her strength and determination will continue in her daughter and granddaughter.
Survived by her daughter Althea Arsenault and granddaughter Mackenzie Sharkey of Oromocto, NB; one brother, Lloyd DeRouches (Barbara) of Charlotttown, PEI, several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on Saturday, February 7th, from 7-9 and Sunday, February 8th, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Monday, February 9th, 2004 at 11:00 am. Interment will be in the St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery at a later date. A special thank-you to Dr. C. Schaus and the nurses and student nurses on Ortho Wing and on 4SW. For those who wish, memorial tributes made to Oromocto Public Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
Garry Scott 'Tommy' Thompson
Garry Scott ďTommyĒ Thompson of Oromocto, NB died peacefully at Oromocto Public Hospital on September 13th, 2003 at the age of 66.
Tommy is survived by two daughters, Joan Seefried (Brad) of Nanaimo, BC and Elizabeth Petrash (Tim) of Kingston, ON and two sons, John of Greenland and Thomas (Sherri) of Regina, SK. Tommy is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Krista Seefried, Kathleen Petrash and Morgan, Rachael, Jennifer, Christine and Scott Thompson.
Tommy is predeceased by his mother, Joan (Thompson) DesRosier, his wife, Helena Audrey (Bond) Thompson and sister, Leslie (DesRosier) Lefebvre.
Tommy was a proud member of the Black Watch Regiment from his joining in 1955 until the Regiment was disbanded.
His 26 year military career took him to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta as well as Germany, Cypress, Egypt and Syria.
Tommy has been a resident of Oromocto for the past 40 years where he was extremely active within the town, having run in municipal elections for both mayor and councillor.
Many groups within the town were fortunate enough to have Tommy as a member.
He was a member of the Oromocto Royal Canadian Legion Branch #93; the Rotary Club of Oromocto where he was presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship; the Oromocto Chamber of Commerce; and Past President of the Oromocto S.P.C.A. Other accomplishments of Tommyís include: owner of Thompsonís Taxi, manager of the Grenade Club and assistant manager of the Homestead, commentator on Channel 10 with ďAn Evening With TomĒ, a coach of minor hockey and a manager of pee wee softball. Due to his weekly visits to the patients at Oromocto Hospital on behalf of the Rotary Club of Oromocto, Tommy was affectionately known as ďThe Banana Man.Ē
Patients eagerly looked forward to his visit and their banana. Many seniors other than those who met him at the hospital are indebted to him for his many kindnesses.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on Thursday, September 18th, 2003 from 7-9 pm with a Black Watch Tribute being held at 7:00 pm. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 19th, 2003 at 2:00 pm at the Oromocto United Church. Rev. Robert Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Burton Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited both to the interment and the reception, which will follow at the Oromocto United Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish to make a donation in memory of Tommy, the family suggests donations may be made to the Oromocto Public Hospital Foundation, the NB Alzheimerís Society or the charity of the donorís choice.
Cecil William Damery
July 1, 1939 - September 14, 2003
Cecil William Damery passed away at the Oromocto Public Hospital on Sunday, September 14th, 2003 following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 64 years. Born on July 1st, 1939 in Hunters Home, Canaan, NB. He was the son of the late Thomas and Helena (Black) Damery.
Cecil served with the Canadian Forces in Petawawa, Germany and Gagetown and retired from the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps in 1987 after twenty-five years of service. He was a member of the Canaan Rivervalley Seniors Group and the RCD Association. His favorite past time was working on his stamp collection, working in the garden, hunting with Clevie, going to the market, and Saturday morning breakfasts with Mel and Dwight, and above all else his two grandchildren Karissa and Dokata were closest to his heart.
Survived by his wife Betty, and their two sons, Stephen of Petawawa, Ontario and Mark of Lincoln, NB; two grandchildren, Karissa and Dakota, one sister, Bernita (Malcolm) Harris of Gananoque, Ontario; his aunt and uncle, Hazel and Clevie Kierstead, many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 16th, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 17th, at 1:00 pm at the Oromocto Funeral Home Chapel. A committal service will take place at Canaan Forks Cemetery followed by a time of fellowship with the family at the Canaan Community Hall in Cherryvale. For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the Oromocto Public Hospital Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family.
Marion Charlotte Sypher
The death of Marion Charlotte Sypher, formerly of Oromocto, NB occurred on Tuesday, September 16th, 2003 at Retaís Retreat, Burton, NB.
Born in Fredericton, NB she was the daughter of the late Clem and Eva (Blizzard) Toner and wife of the late George Sypher. Marion was a member of St. Johnís Anglican Church, Oromocto.
She will be sadly missed by her two daughters, Shirley Gillis (Earle) of Oromocto, NB, and Barbara Forbes of Fredericton, two grandchildren, John Gillis (Cecile) of Rocky Mountian House AB, Joanne Davidson (John) of Oromocto, NB, and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, two sisters, Muriel McDonough of Portland, Maine, Frances Miller (Gerry) of Chilliwack, BC, three brothers, Clement Toner (Bernice) of Winnipeg, MB, William Toner (Janet) of Kenora, ON, and Peter Toner of Saint John, NB and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, three sisters, Stella McGinn, Phyllis Currie, and Leona LeConte and stepmother, Frances (Parks) Toner.
Visitation will be held at Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home, on Thursday, September 18th, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at the St. Johnís Anglican Church, Oromocto, on Friday, September 19th, 2003 at 11:00 AM. Rev. Keith Howlett will officiate. Interment will be in the Sypherís Cove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of the donorís choice would be appreciated by the family.
Sarah Ellen (Mullin) McKeen
The death of Sarah E. (Mullin) McKeen occurred at the Oromocto Public Hospital on Wednesday, September 17th, 2003. Born in Newcastle, NB, she was the daughter of the late Lyman and Viola (Matchett) Mullin and wife of the late William McKeen.
Sarah dearly loved her many friends and looked forward to all their visits. Besides her friends, she is also survived by nieces, Vivian Sturgeon (Alonzo) of Upper Derby, NB, Ellen Miller (George) of Kitchener, ON and Evelyn Smith (Earle) of Saint John, NB; nephew, Keith Davidson (Kathy) of Fredericton, NB and several grand nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband, William; son, David and sisters, Ruby, Gwen and Iva.
Visitation will be held at Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on Friday, September 19th, 2003 from 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 20th, 2003 at 11:00 am at the Oromocto Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Margie Patterson officiating. A reception will be held at the funeral home after the service. Interment will take place in the Miramichi Cemetery at 3:30 pm on Saturday, September 20th, 2003. For those who wish, donations made to the Diabetes Association or to a charity of the donorís choice would be appreciated by the family.
John Russell Trebble
John Russell Trebble, son of the late Gertrude (Chapman) and Hartley Trebble was born February 16th, 1946 in Saint John, NB and passed away suddenly at his home on the Washademoak Lake September 19th, 2003.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Janie, his sons, Todd (Alexis) and Neil (Cindy) and grandchildren Bailey, Noah, Rebecca and baby Joel. He will also be sadly missed by his sisters, Clara May (Eddie) Young and Lila MacNeil along with his very close extended family and friends who loved him dearly.
John, being a Gold Seal member of the Canadian Construction Association worked for many years for W.J. Beairsto and recently retired from MC Ventilation which he was a co-owner with his close friends Mark Coleman and Sterling MacNamara. In his retirement John fulfilled his passionate dream of establishing a beautiful vineyard. John was also very active in his community and a member of the Jemseg Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held at the Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on Monday, September 22nd, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Jemseg Baptist Church on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003 at 3:30 pm. Rev. Ted Newell will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family their address is 83 Washademoak Lane, Cambridge Narrows, NB E4C 4M5.
Patrick Leo Nash
The death of Patrick Leo Nash of Burton, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Tuesday, November 18th, 2003. Born in Gagetown, NB, he was the son of the late Thomas and Madeline (Sacobie) Nash, the husband of Linda (Arsenault) Nash.
Survived by his wife Linda, two sons, Jason (Lori) Nash and Adam Nash; three grandchildren, Courtney, Hayden and Olivia; three brothers, Thomas, Paul and Joseph; six sisters, Loretta Rodgerson, Roberta Gray, Mariette Davenport, Linda Hogan, Theresa McFarlane and Anne Garrett. Several nieces and nephews
Visitation will be held at Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 19th, and Thursday, November 20th, from 2-4 and 7-9. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Oromocto, NB on Friday, November 21st, 2003 at 11:00 am. Rev. Ken Weir as Celebrant. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
Margaret (Lloyd) Merrett
The death of Margaret (Lloyd) Merrett of French Lake, NB occurred on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at her residence. Born in Pennfield, NB, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Mable (Campbell) Lloyd and wife of Alan Merrett.
Survived by her husband, Alan; four sons, William (Roxanne) French Lake, NB, Michael (Bonnie) of Geary, NB, Richard (Sandy) of Tracy, NB and Steven (Sharon) Justason of Moncton, NB; five daughters, Alice Harnish, Susan (Ralph) MacDonald both of French Lake, NB, Wanda (Jean-Guy) Ringuette, Linda (Donald) Caissie both of French Lake, NB and Karen (Paul) DeWolfe of Harvey, NB, twenty four grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents, daughter Sarina, two sisters, Mary and Agnes and one son-in-law, Howard.
Visitation will be held at Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 26th, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held at St. Johnís Anglican Church, Oromocto on Thursday, November 27th, 2003 at 2:00 pm. Rev Keith Howlett will officiate assisted by Rev. Roger Richardson. Interment will be held in the adjoining church cemetery.
For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the New Brunswick Lung Association or to the charity of the donorís choice would be appreciated.