Lt. CMDR C.J. Rivers-Bowerman
Lt. CMDR C.J. Rivers-Bowerman R.N.V.R. (Ret’d) - The death of C.J. (Rivers) Rivers-Bowerman of 1313 Route 845 Clifton Royal E5S 2B8 occurred peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on 13th May in his 92nd year.
Born in England, where he received his primary education, he commenced his engineering studies in Switzerland. A veteran of World War 2, Rivers served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve for 8 years. In 1953 he brought his family to Canada, establishing a long career as a construction engineer and educator. In 1977 he retired as Chief Instructor from Saint John Institute of Technology (now N.B.C.C.)
Rivers is survived by his wife of 55 years Patricia (Batty Shaw), his two sons Patrick A. (Veronica) of Moss Glen and Alec H. (Marilyn) of Vancouver, six grandchildren Laura, Michael, Barry, Angela, Alan and Victoria, and several nieces and nephews overseas. Besides his parents, the late Arthur and Florence (Hulls) Bowerman, he was predeceased by his two brothers Cleeve and Victor and sister Evadne.
By request there will be no visitations, after cremation there will be a small service at All Saints Anglican Church Clifton Royal followed by interment in the church cemetery. The service will be held at 2:30pm, Thursday, 15th May. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Evelyn Irene Sherriff
The death of Mrs. Evelyn Irene (Speight) Sherriff, of Grand Bay-Westfield, NB, occurred on Monday May 12, 2003 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born May 10, 1918 in Woodman's Point, NB she was the daughter of the late Edna Speight. She had worked as a cook for Ralph's Restaurant in Grand Bay for many years.
She is survived by her six children Arnold (Vie) Sherriff of Grand Bay-Westfield, George (Diana) Sherriff of St. Martin's, Bob Sherriff of Upper Golden Grove, Sharon Sherriff (Ralph) of Saint John, Norman Sherriff (Marnie) of Lepreau and Terrance Sherriff of Saint John; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Following cremation, visitation will be held at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) on Friday May 16, 2003 from 10-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in Ocean View Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Mary Emma Woods
The death of Mrs. Mary Emma Woods, wife of Benjamin J. Woods, of the Gagetown Nursing Home, occurred on Saturday May 10, 2003 at her residence. Born April 4, 1919 in Bell Nick, Nova Scotia she was the daughter of the late Henry and Alice (Doucette) White.
She had worked as a Seamstress for Calps for many years.
Besides her husband she is survived by her son Lloyd (Barbara) Woods of Welsford; her daughters Delores (Blaire) D'Entremont of Lower West Pubnico, NS and Linda (James) Benjamin of Martinon; eleven grandchildren Tanya, Lloyd, Patty, Camilla, Nelda, Rowina, Serilla, Floyd, Lana, Michael and Jason; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter Lorraine Thibodeau, brother Dennis and sister Margaret.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, (646-2424), with visitation on Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Augustine's Church, Westfield, on Wednesday May 14, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Augustine's Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to the Alzheimer's Society or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Faith Elizabeth Ballinger
The death of Faith Elizabeth Ballinger, wife of Bruce Ballinger, occurred at North East Medical Center in Humble, Texas, on Friday, May 2, 2003. Born in Montreal in December 1946, she was a daughter of Juanita (Thomson) and the late Walter Spragg.
Faith was a graduate of Oromocto High School and the University of New Brunswick School of Nursing. She is survived by her husband Bruce, one daughter Elizabeth (Jonathan) Ruguleiski, one son Leigh, and one granddaughter Melody, of Texas; her mother, two sisters, Anne (Rolland) Harding and Sylvia Dell’Olio, of Dipper Harbour; several neices and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Walter Spragg in October 2002.
Following cremation, a funeral was held at First Assembly of God, Humble, Texas on May 5. A memorial service will be held at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John on Thursday, May 8 at 3 p.m. Visitation at the funeral home prior to the service from 12 to 3. Interment following at the Thomson Bural Ground, in Dipper Harbour.
Mrs. Vivian Kilpatrick passed away on Friday May 2nd, 2003 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Johnville, NB on November 2nd, 1918, she was the daughter of the late George Ryan and Agnes (O’Heron) Ryan.
Vivian is survived by Sidney, her beloved husband of 49 years, five children; David of Calgary, Audrey Sullivan (Paul) of Florenceville, Daryl (Cheyenne) of Saint John, Regena Watson (Allison) of Dartmouth and Monica of Saint John. Nine grandchildren; Emily, Maggie, Ann Katherine, Sean Sullivan, Kyle and Matthew Kilpatrick, Patrick, Andrew and Kathleen Watson. Two sisters, Mildred Morin of Mississauga and Gertrude McLaughlin of Fredericton. Predeceased by two brothers, Lawrence and Joseph Ryan, two sisters Monica Cronin and Eileen Crain. Vivian was a former member of the Legion of Mary, Catholic Women’s League, loving mother and grandmother.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd, Saint John, NB. (646-2424) with visitation on Monday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Stella Maris Church on Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 at 12: 00 pm with Father Phillips & Father Weiss officiating. Interment will take place at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorials to the Stella Maris Renovation Fund, The Canadian Mental Health Association, or to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Marie Louise Allain
The death of Mrs. Marie Louise Allain, wife of the late Earle Allain, of the Kennebec Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Michael Crescent, occurred on Thursday May 1, 2003 at her residence, surrounded by her family.
Born May 28, 1917 in Bas Caraquet, NB she was the daughter of the late Exavier and Clothilde (LeBreton) Mainville. She attended St. Peter's Church and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for many years. She is survived by her loving children Aurella (Victor) Delaney of Pictou County, NS, John (Coby) Allain of Nauwigewauk, Julia (John) Golden of Quispamsis, Kenneth (Tamera) Allain of Saint John, Howard (Brenda) Allain of Saint John and Margot Allain of Saint John; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one sister Clothilde Lanteigne of Bathurst; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Earle, two daughters Irene Mary Allain and Hilda Mary Allain, eight brothers and nine sisters.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitation on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday May 3, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Fernhill Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation , New Brunswick Lung Association or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Nell K. Banks
The death of Nell K. Banks of 219 Ellerdale Street, Saint John, widow of T. Leslie Banks, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Wednesday April 30, 2003 after a lengthy illness.
Nell was the daughter of the late Harry and Alice Brodie. Her only brother Jock was killed in the Second World War. She is survived by one daughter E. Anne (Banks) Hobbs and her husband Ralph. Nell received her education in Saint John Schools and graduated from Saint John Vocational School in 1931. She served as secretary of St. John Ambulance local during the Second World War. She was a Charter member of the National Secretaries Association Saint John Branch; secretary and board member of the Cherrybrook Zoo; life member of the Canadian Kennel Club; past president and secretary of the Saint John Obedience Club. Nell was employed as secretary of the Parish of Simonds School Board and, after amalgamation, for the Saint John Board for 34 years, retiring in 1982. Nell's interests were the love of animals, especially dogs and cats; reading, bridge and cooking. Nell was Presbyterian by faith.
At Nell's request, there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Following cremation, a Memorial Service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) on Saturday May 3, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Fernhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Animal Rescue League or the Cherrybrook Zoo would be much appreciated.
Harry Osborne Stephenson
HARRY OSBORNE STEPHENSON, (The Hat) of Saint John, NB. Passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Harry is survived by his long time companion of many years Mamie (Richard) and children; sons, Carl (Paulette) Richard, Stanley (Rose) Richard both of Saint John, NB. Paul of Toronto, Ont. and Thomas of Dartmouth NS., daughters, Marilyn (Al) Lalonde of Saint John, Theresa (Chuck) Crawford also of Saint John, Mary (Ted) McGuire of Prince Albert Sask. and Denise (Jeff) Tupper of Dartmouth NS. Brothers; Max, and David Stephenson; sister Janet O’Neil of Victoria BC. Several nieces and nephews and grandchildren. Harry was predeceased by Kenneth and Joseph sons, of Mamie.
Harry was employed for many years as a checker at the port of Saint John where he was a member of the International Longshoreman’s Association and acted in later years as a business agent for the checkers.
Harry was a long time New Brunswick sports enthusiast and historian. Over sixty years active association with baseball in New Brunswick he participated as a player, coach, manager and owner. The highlight of his baseball career was coaching his beloved Saint John Dodgers to the Canadian National Senior baseball championship in 1983.In later life, Harry never ceased to delight in seeing young people become involved in sports. At the time of his death Harry was compiling a history of baseball in New Brunswick.
Harry was a member of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, Saint John Sports Hall of Fame, New Brunswick Baseball Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Queen Jubilee Medal for longtime service to the sports community in New Brunswick.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, NB. (646-2424) with visitation on Wednesday 7-9 pm and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The Funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Friday May, 2nd, 03 at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow in Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Noel Joseph Godreau
Noel Joseph Godreau, 63, Saint John, NB passed away peacefully at his home on April 28, 2003 surrounded by his family and loved ones. Born December 20, 1939 in Grand Falls, NB he was the son of the late Ida (Fraser) and Leon Godreau. Noel was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all he knew. He will be dearly missed by his best friend and wife of 37 years Lorraine (Woodcock); daughters Christina (Sean) McDonald of Dartmouth, NS, Jeanette of Saint John; sons Stephen (Mindy) of Edmonton, AB, Mark of Edmonton, AB, and Jamie (Carrie) of Nauwigewauk, NB; grandchildren Tessa and Jake McDonald, Abigail, Spencer, Bethany and Aidan; brothers Robert (Barbara) of Halifax, NS, Daniel (Frances) of Bedford, NS, Ralph (Mary) of Dartmouth, NS and Paul (Gail) of Edmonton, AB; a niece and several nieces. He was predeceased by his twin granddaughters Molly and Shea McDonald.
Everyone who knew Noel will remember his dedication to his church, community and family. In his younger years he was active and accomplished in the scouting movement first while living in Halifax, NS and later with his own children in Saint John, NB. He was the founding Grand Knight, and a long time member of Knights of Columbus council # 6595. He was a very active parishioner at Saint Joachim’s Church in Saint John, NB. His Legacy of the K of C TV Bingo will not soon be forgotten. He also volunteered countless hours in support of 527 Simonds Air Cadet Squadron. He and Lorraine had also been bowling for many years in our area. Noel had been an avid hunter and fisherman and a very dear friend to many. He had been employed with Electrohome in Nova Scotia for many years, then on arriving in New Brunswick with CA Munro Electronic, Repair Tech and finishing his career at Fundy Cable.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John NB. (646-2424) with visitation Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Joachim’s Church on Thursday May 1, 2003 at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Gordon Raymond Whittaker
The death of Gordon Raymond Whittaker of Summer Street, Saint John occurred on Friday April 25, 2003 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Born May 21, 1935 in Saint John he was the son of the late Kenneth and Winnifred (Hulmes) Whittaker.
Gordon worked for McAvity's, Sugar Refinery, Raymond Parker and Levines Recycling. He was also an avid Bingo Player.
He is survived by three brothers Kenneth (Marion) of Saint John, Walter (Marilyn) of Saint John and George (Janet) of Dickie Mountain, Norton; one sister Agnes Thompson (Eldon) of Quispamsis, special friend and companion Ida Blizzard; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother Fred and sister Shirley Whittaker.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitation on Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home "Chapel" on Tuesday April 29, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society.