Lillian Jean Humphrey
The death of Lillian Jean Humphrey, wife of Carl David Humphrey, occurred on June 6, 2003, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
Born in Saint John she was the daughter of Mary (Roberts) McDonald and the late Harold Willar. Besides her husband and mother she is survived by her sons Bruce Humphrey and his wife Maria of Saint John, Richard Humphrey and his wife Angela of Saint John, her daughter Carla Humphrey and her husband David McCashion of Saint John, her brothers Fred Willar and his wife Eunice of Saint John, Donald Willar (Carol) of Saint John, Gordon Willar of Ontario, her sisters Katherine Keeling (Harold) of London, Ont, Connie Schritt (Henry) Selkirk, Man., Lawanda Willar of Ottawa, Ont, Dorthy Willar of Saint John, Grace Willar (Jim) of London, Ont, and her step-sister Evelyn Sproul of Saint John, her grandchildren Matthew, Barbara Jean, Steven, David, Alexis, Bradley and Brandon, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her step-brothers Wally Willar and Robert Willar, and her step-sisters Doris Henderson and Irene Baraby.
Although there will not be visiting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row (634-7424), following cremation there will be a memorial service on Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at 11:00 AM, from St. Judes Church, Lancaster Street. Remembrances made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
James Matthews LeMesurier
The death of James Matthews LeMesurier, of Rothesay, NB, beloved husband of Marion (Farquhar) LeMesurier, occurred on Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Quebec City, Quebec in 1924, he was the son of the late Sydney and Grace (Matthews) LeMesurier.
Jim grew up and attended schools in the Montreal area. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the R.C.N.V.R, sailing on the corvette HMCS Kamsack, on convoy duties in the North Atlantic. After the War he served with the Royal Montreal Regiment Reserve, and retired with the rank of Captain in 1956 and moved to New Brunswick in 1957. He was a manufacturers' agent and was President of H. G. Rogers Ltd. for over 36 years , operating throughout the Maritime Provinces. Jim was a member of St. Paul's (Valley) Anglican Church, active member of the Byng Boy's Club and the Westfield Golf and Country Club.
He was one of the pioneers of downhill skiing in the Saint John area, taught many others to ski at Hammond River, Rockwood Park and Mt. Douglas and started the Nancy Greene children's program in the area. Jim was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling in recent years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by sons, James F. and his wife Holly and their children, Anne and Ross of Saint John, W. Andrew and his wife Linda and their children, Emily and David of Rothesay and John G. and his wife Kelly and their children, Garnet and Colin of Hampton, special cousin John Glen of Savannah, Georgia and
several nephews, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother J. Garnet LeMesurier.
Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506)634-7424, visiting will take place on Monday May 19, 2003 between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m... A Memorial service will be celebrated at St. Paul's (Valley) Anglican Church, Saint John on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 11:00 a.m.. A private family interment will take place at Fernhill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of the donors choice would be appreciated.
The death of Mr. Mark Reece, of Saint John, NB, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB, on Sunday, May 18, 2003. Born in Manchester, England, April 25, 1914, he was the son of Israel and Ester Reece.
Mr. Reece immigrated to Canada on the 25th. of January, 1949 and was employed for 20 years as C.F.O. of MRA Holdings and Manchester Robinson Allison, Vassie Branch Manchester, Bonnells Ltd. (Cape Breton), MacDonald Furniture (Halifax) and New Way Furniture Co. (Maritimes). He served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and served with distinction in the Battle of Britain, the middle and far east. He was a past member of the Lions Club for 30 years, past member of the Riverside Golf & Country Club, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #64, the Jewish War Veterans League and Burma Club of New Brunswick. All of his life, Mr. Reece was interested in good music and was a Ham Radio Operator.
Besides his parents, Mr. Reece is also predeceased by two brothers; Hyman and Montague.
Friends are welcome to attend a graveside service, under the direction of Brenans Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506-634-7424) at Shaarei Zedek Cemetery (next to Fernhill Cemetery) Westmorland Rd., Saint John, on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. There will be no visitation or funeral at the funeral home.
Winona Cullingham (Cully) Sinclair
The death of Mrs. Winona Cullingham Sinclair of 124 Park Drive, Rothesay, NB, E2H 1A8, beloved wife of Norman C. Sinclair, occurred on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. She was 81 years of age. Born in King Township, Ontario, she spent her early youth in Bradford, Ontario. After graduating from high school she worked briefly with Atlas Steel in Welland and joined the Royal Canadian Navy from January 1944 until November 1945 as a signaller with HMC Dockyard, Halifax. She was mentioned along with Wren Earledene Adams, for steadfast duty during the Bedford magazine explosion July 20, 1945. After the war, she remained in Halifax and in 1948 married Norman C Sinclair. Together they lived in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Calgary Alberta and Saint John New Brunswick. She was an active curler, a member of the Riverside Country Club; a devoted member of the St. John and St Stephen Church and worked with the Saint John Regional Hospital Auxiliary.
She was the daughter of the late John Frederick and Ella Cameron (MacKay) Cullingham. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, James Sinclair (Deborah) of Moncton and Alan Sinclair (Charline) of Nanaimo, BC, one daughter, Jane Sinclair Williams (Glen) of Little Harbour, NS, two brothers, Donald Cullingham (Vivian) of Alabama and Gordon Cullingham (Janet) of Ottawa, ON, and grandchildren, Kathryn, Nora, Ian, Emily and Nicholas Sinclair.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424), with visiting on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held at the Church of St. John & St. Stephen, Coburg Street, Saint John, on Friday, May 30, 2003 at 11:00 AM. Private family interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery, New Glasgow, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Epilepsy Canada or the charity of the donors choice.
Robert “Bob” Arbeau
The death of Mr. Robert “Bob” Arbeau, of Bains Corner, NB, occurred on Sunday, May 25, 2003 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John, he was the son of the late Gordon Arbeau and the late Marjorie Sauve. In his early years, Bob had been employed with G.B. Murphy Jewelers, but had been employed throughout the majority of his career with Charm Diamond Centers as a Manager, working in Dartmouth, Halifax, and most recently in Saint John. Bob had a zest for life and enjoyed gardening. He deeply loved his cat “Misty” and his dog “Domino”. Bob is survived by his only brother, Alvin Arbeau (Susan Toner) of Saint John, as well as several cousins. He will be greatly missed by his many loving friends and co-workers. Bob was predeceased by his mother, Marjorie, his father, Gordon, and his step-father, George Sauve.
By request, there will be private family visitation and memorial service. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506) 634-7424.
William Hanfred (Bill) Baskin
The death of William Hanfred (Bill) Baskin, husband of the late Elizabeth Ashe (Hunter) Baskin and the late Jean Gordon (Tissington) Baskin, occurred on May 20, 2003, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John he was the son of the late Roy and Hazel Baskin. He was a life long resident of Saint John. During WW II he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was a member of Hibernia Lodge F&AM, A&A Scottish Rite and the Luxor Temple. He is survived by his daughter Dianne Elizabeth Wallace and her husband Andrew of Rothesay, and his granddaughters Emily and Jessica.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row (634-7424), with visiting on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 23, 2003, at 11:00 AM, from Brenan’s Chapel. Interment will take place at Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Doris Irene Cochrane
The death of Doris Irene Cochrane, wife of the late Harry O. Cochrane, occurred on May 17, 2003, at her residence, the Loch Lomond Villa. She was born at Sussex Corner in 1913. She resided in East Saint John for 40 years before moving to Welsford, NB, in 1961. In latter years she resided with her daughter, Vesta, in Grand Bay-Westfield before moving to the Loch Lomond Villa. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, and sewing and was known for her good cooking. She is survived by her daughter Vesta Garfield of Grand Bay-Westfield, her step-son Willard (Lorraine) Cochrane of Sussex Corner, her sister-in-law Margaret Cochrane of Grimsby, ON, her grandson Will (Sheri) Garfield of Grand Bay-Westfield, granddaughter Debbie (Richard) Kenny of Saint John, step-granddaughter Laura (Robert) Nyenhuis of California, Debbie and Jennie Ferrar of Saint John, Kristin and Jaylee Garfield of Grand Bay-Westfield, great-grandson Jonathan Nyenhuis of California, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant great-grandson Edward Michael.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row (634-7424), with visiting on Sunday from 7-9 PM and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at 11:00 AM, from Brenan’s Chapel. Interment will take place at Browns Flat United Church Cemetery. Remembrances made to the Grand Bay-Westfield Fire and Ambulance Service, the Loch Lomond Villa or charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
Shirley Grace Elizabeth Colquette
The death of Miss Shirley Grace Elizabeth Colquette, formerly of 971 Dever Road, Saint John West, occurred on Friday, May 23, 2003 at the Carleton Kirk Lodge Nursing Home. Born in Winnipeg, on March 10, 1918, she was the daughter of the late R. D. and Alice (Dougherty) Colquette.
For many years, Shirley served as a research assistant to her father, who was the voice of the “Neighborly News from the Prairies”, a CBC Radio broadcast of which he was the first editor.
After her move to Saint John in 1946, Shirley commenced employment with the Regional Office of the Bank of Nova Scotia, until her retirement 35 years later in 1981. She was a long standing member of Portland United Church, where she taught Sunday School for over 25 years. She was also active with the Saint John Historical Society, the Saint John Naturalist Club and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
She is survived by nephews, Tom, Richard, Gordon (Barbara) Simms and grand nephews and nieces; Cynthia, Steven, Robert, Kirk, Michael and Sarah Simms. She was predeceased by her sister, Muriel A. M. Simms.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held at Portland United Church, 50 Newport Crescent, on Monday, May 26, 2003, at 11:00 AM. Interment in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. Remembrances to Portland United Church, Carleton Kirk Lodge Building Fund or a charity of the donors choice.
Gladys Irene Cosman
The death of Gladys Irene Cosman, formerly of Cunard Street, Saint John, wife of the late Reginald Augustus Cosman, occurred on Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Kennebec Manor Nursing Home. Born in Saskatoon, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Emma (Straight) Fisher.
Mrs. Cosman was a resident of Saint John most of her life. She was a member of Douglas Avenue Christian Church, member of the Quilting Society and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Church and was a former member of the Charlton Place Senior Citizens and the Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by two sons, Douglas R. (Norma), of Halifax, NS and Donald I. (Marie) of Fort Nelson, BC, two daughters, Phyllis Gallop (Daryl) and Vivian Porter (James) both of Saint John, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Nellie Cook, Della Wadlin, Etta McEachern, Lillie Gallop, Edith Lewis and Ada Cook and brothers, Ivor and Richard Fisher.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Thursday 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held at Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, June 7, 2003 at 11:00 AM. Interment in Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Remembrances to the charity of the donors choice would be appreciated.
Janet Mary Halcrow
The death of Mrs. Janet Mary Halcrow, of 15 Deveber Terrace, Saint John, wife of Christopher C. Halcrow, occurred on Sunday, May 25, 2003, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Bathurst, NB, on May 3, 1966, she was the daughter of William Power of Bathurst and the late Irene Power.
Janet graduated from UNB, Fredericton and was a Teacher in School District # 18.
Besides her husband and father, she is survived by her parents-in-law, Kevin and Sandra Halcrow, her children, Graham and Anna, both at home, sisters, Patricia Sweet (Robert) of Fredericton and Susan of Penticton, BC, brother-in-law, Andrew Halcrow of Abbottsford, BC, sister-in-law, Susan Redfern (Colin) of Vancouver, BC, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one sister, Sharon and one brother, Robert.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Pius X Church on Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 11:00 AM. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society, Saint John Regional Hospital Department of Oncology or the Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated.