Norman William “Rip” Seely
The death of Norman William “Rip” Seely of Ragged Point Beach, Saint John, husband of Bette (Hastings) Seely, occurred on Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at the Saint John Regional Hospital, after a period of failing health.
Born in West Saint John, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Elizabeth Anne (McAllister) Seely.
Rip was a graduate of Saint John High School he entered the Canadian Armed Forces and served as a Naval Seaman aboard the Aircraft Carrier HMCS Nabob from 1939 to 1945 and joined the Saint John Police Force serving as a Detective before moving to New York, USA, where he was employed for many years, before retiring to Saint John.
Rip was a well known athlete and was a member of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in Basketball and Baseball, and was voted the most outstanding basketball player of the Century for New Brunswick and was a member of the Saint John Hall of Fame. Rip was an extremely active supporter of basketball and wheel chair basketball in the Saint John and Kennebecasis area, and has a tournament named in his honour, “The Rip Seely Challenge”, and was an honourary member of St. Malachy’s Memorial High School and Saint John High School Basketball Booster Club.. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sandra Day (Tony) of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and Wendy Eagan (Tom) of Greenwich, CT., two sons, Norman Seely (Patricia) of Fredericton , NB and Scott Seely (Dr. Georgia Seely) of Richmond, VA., one sister Shirley Martin of Boynton Beach, FL, eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Muriel McCarthy and brother-in law Hillary “Woody” Martin.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424), with visiting on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, Charlotte Street, Saint John, NB on Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute to a Veteran Service will commence at 7:00 p.m. Friday at Brenans. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of the donors’ choice.
Russell Neil Belmore
The death of Russell Neil Belmore, of Dipper Harbour, NB, husband of Jean Blanche (Mailman) Belmore, occurred on Friday, July 11, 2003, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Dipper Harbour, NB, he was the son of the late Hanford and Ethel (Neil) Belmore.
Mr. Belmore was employed with CNR Winterport for 27 years, before his retirement.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Betty Janes (Wayne) of Maces Bay, Linda Richard (Albert) of Quispamsis, Debbie Breau of Quispamsis, Sandra Muise (John) of Chance Harbour, Kathy Hewett of Saint John, Sherry Melanson (Vernon) of South Musquash, Russell Belmore of Dipper Harbour, Donald Belmore (Linda) of Chance Harbour and Ross Belmore of Chance Harbour, 15 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, two sisters, Dorothy Belmore of Saint John and Ethel Hamilton of Fredericton, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, William, Chesley, and Malcolm and sisters, Margaret Brooks, Helen Russell, Nellie Belmore and Jean Belmore.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held at Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, July 14, 2003 at 11:00 AM. Interment in the Chance Harbour Cemetery. Remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Rattray, Grace Eileen
The death of Grace ‘Eileen’ Rattray, beloved wife of the late Alexander Rattray, formerly of Kilburn Avenue, occurred on June 27, 2003, at the Kennebec Manor. Born at L’Etete, NB, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Bertha (Stewart) Matthews. She was a long time member of Edith Avenue Baptist Church. She was the precious mother of Eleanor Medford, of Quispamsis, and was the cherished grandmother of Scott and John Medford. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant daughter Elizabeth Ruth, her son-in-law Law Medford, her brother Stewart Matthews, and her sisters Bessie Matthews and Elva Matthews.
At the family’s request there will be no visiting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row (634-7424). A private funeral service will be held from Brenan’s Chapel followed by interment at Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Remembrances made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation, Edith Avenue Baptist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Herbert ‘Jimmy’ G. Pitt
The death of Herbert ‘Jimmy’ G. Pitt, husband of Eileen (Carvell) Pitt, occurred on July 21, 2003, at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
Born in Saint John he was the son of Beatrice ‘Bea’ Charlton and the late Herbert Pitt.
He was a member of the ILA Local #273 and was formerly employed at Saint John Dry Dock and operated a taxi. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing darts on Sunday. He was Anglican by faith.
Besides his wife and mother he is survived by his daughters Joyce Hunter (Blair Albert) of Moncton, Anna Lisa Hunter (Dale Porter) of London, ON, his sons-in-law Richard Harten of Moncton, Stephen Vandenberghe of Westfield, NB, His brother Paul Pitt (Norma) of Vancouver, his brothers-in-law Jimmy Carvell, Billy Carvell, Lenny Carvell, all of Saint John, his sister Karen McPhee (Leo) of Saint John, his sister-in-law Jean of Calgary, five grandchildren, his aunt, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and two great nieces.
He was predeceased by his father and his step-father Frank Charlton.
Following cremation at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row (634-7424), there will be a private memorial service.
Remembrances made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated the family although no flowers by request.
Charles Edward Palmer
Palmer, C. Edward - The last surviving member of his immediate family the death of Mr. Charles Edward Palmer, husband of the late Jean (Clark) Palmer occurred on Friday, July 4, 2003 at the Ridgewood Veterans Wing. Born in Saint John he was the son of the late Gerald and Agnes (Curran) Palmer. Edward was a veteran of WWII and served in the Army overseas, he was employed in sales with Hamilton Biscuit, caretaker of St. Peter’s Church, graduated from St. Vincent’s High School. He is survived by one son Brian of California, two daughters Lynne (Brian) O’Leary of Saint John and Marlene (Jack) Jeffers of Rothesay, seven grandchildren Tiffany, Brenda, Scott, Sara, Ryan, Haily and Carly, several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents he was predeceased by five brothers Gerald, William, Leonard, Joseph and Ernest, two sisters Margaret and Kathleen.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424) with visiting on Monday, July 7, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 from St. Peter’s Church at 10:00 AM. Interment will be held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society of Saint John. There will be R.C.L. Tribute Service on Monday, July 7, 2003 at 7: 30 PM.
Lucas William Owen
The death of Lucas William Owen occurred unexpectedly on June 29, 2003, while vacationing on Prince Edward Island. Born in Saint John he was the son of Arthur Owen and Helen (Harroun) Crosby. Lucas attended Prince Elizabeth School and was active in Chang Yong Taekwondo College and had many friends. Besides his parents he is survived by his step-father Phillip Crosby, his sister Rebecca, his maternal grandparents Bill and Rita Harroun, his paternal grandparents David and Jean Owen and his aunts and uncles Cecil Crosby, David Harroun, Bobby Harroun, Cathy Crosby, Patricia Gautreau, Crystal Crosby, Crystal Owen, several cousins and various other relatives.
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 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 4, 2003, at 12:00 Noon, from St. Pius X Church. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to P.R.O. Kids, 175 1/2 Adelaide Street, Saint John, NB E2K 1W9, would be appreciated by the family.
Mrs. Edna Mary (Burchill) Northrup
Northrup, Edna Mary: The death of Mrs. Edna Mary (Burchill) Northrup of Kennebec Manor Nursing Home, (formerly of Brunswick Drive) Saint John, NB, wife of the late Mr. Cecil Northrup, , occurred at her residence with her family at her side on Tuesday, July 15, 2003.
Born in Saint John on October, 12, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Gertrude (Quinlan) Burchill. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Parish for many years.
She worked several years ago with Commercial Equipment and in the Saint John City Market with O'Reilly's Meats. Her varied interests in life kept her busy until recent years. Walking, knitting and swimming were some of her ingredients to a healthy and lengthy life.
Mrs. Northrup is survived by three sons; Harold (Shirley), Conrad (Kathy), both of Saint John, NB and Gregory (Pat) of Asheville, NC, one daughter, Cecil Ann (Bill) Mills of Saint John, NB, one sister, Phyllis McDade of Massachusetts as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her brothers; Everett, Arthur and Gregory and three sisters; Eileen, Ruth and Muriel as well as one daughter Edna Garland.
Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506-634-7424).
At Edna's request, there will be no visitation.
Funeral service from Brenan's Chapel on Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 2:15 p.m. with interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Saint John West.
Remembrances may be made to a charity of the donors' choice.
Beatrice Viola May Snodgrass
The death of Mrs. Beatrice Viola May (Totten-Rantal) Snodgrass of East Saint John, wife of the late Mr. Ernest Snodgrass occurred at her residence on Monday, July 28, 2003.
The daughter of the late Ernest LaBaron and Lillian Gladys Totten, the adopted daughter of the late Paul Rantal she was born in Saint John, where she was a resident all her life. Beatrice was a member of St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Main Street, where she was later married to Ernest Snodgrass. She was an avid Bingo player.
Predeceased by one son, Paul; one sister, Inez; two brothers, Arthur and Murray. She is survived by three sons, Darrold of Binbrook, ON, Mark of Ontario, and Bruce of Saint John; three daughters, Lillian Freestone of Saint John, Eleanor (Hichie) Hutchinson of Keswick, ON, and Sandra Calder of Fredericton, NB; thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506-634-7424) with visiting on Wednesday, 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2003
from Brenan’s Chapel at 2:15pm. Interment will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery Extension. Remembrances may be made to the New Brunswick Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donors choice.
Maurice "Zeak" Scott
The death of Maurice "Zeak" Scott occurred, at his residence in St. Martins, on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003, after battling Cancer for almost three years. Born in Panama City, Florida, he was the son of Clytie Scott and the late Charles W. Scott.
Zeak is survived by his mother Clytie Scott of St. Martins; ex-wife Shelly Robarts; son Sean Chisholm of Saint John; maternal grandfather Maurice Bowland; aunts Lynn Bell, Leah Gallagher, Doreen and Jane; uncle Ralph Bowland; special friends: Rodney, Todd, Stephen, Shelley, Sharon, Cheryl, Laurie, Noreen, Allan, Vanessa, Angela, Bob, Jim, Carolyn and all his good friends at Downey's; nieces and nephews: Emily, Erin, Kate and Garth; cousins from the Allen and O'Dell families in Parkersburg, West Virginia and several cousins in Florida.
At the request of the family, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in St. Martins, to be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK-Health Centre Foundation or New Brunswick Extra-Mural Foundation.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506)634-7424.