A. Burpee Shillington
Masons of New Brunswick Shillington, (Hamm) A. Burpee- The death of Burpee Shillington occurred at his residence, 219 Ellerdale St. on January 5, 2004.
Born in Saint John in 1913, he ran various business interests including a family farm and milk business as well as Burp's Esso and Coastal Bearings Ltd until his retirement in 1985. Burpee was a lifelong member of Silver Falls United Church and held various positions within the church organization, including Clerk of Session and life member of the Unified Board. As well; for 60 years, he was a member of Masonic Temple, Hibernia Lodge No. 3.
Burpee is survived by his two sons Fred (Dawn) and Jim (Joan); five grandchildren Krista Shillington, Neil (Laurie) Shillington, Jay (Cindy) Shillington, Janelle Shillington and Johanna Shillington; four great grandchildren Sara, Gregory, Devin and Courtney, as well as his brother Ralph Hamm and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Vera in 1998, as well as his brother, Clarence Hamm and sisters Lillian Moore, Gertrude French, Margaret Barr Whittaker and Vera Macdonald.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, NB (646-2424) with visitation on Tuesday January 6 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday January 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday January 8, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Silver Falls United Church Memorial Fund, The Loch Lomond Villa Foundation or to the charity of the donor's choice. A Masonic service, will be held at the funeral home, Wednesday evening at 7 pm.
Roy Robert McGrath
The death of Mr. Roy Robert McGrath, loving husband of Eileen (Forgarty) McGrath of Saint John occurred on Sunday January 4, 2004 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born November 4, 1942, in Halifax, NS he was the son of the late Joseph Edward and Mary Jane (Publicover) McGrath.
Roy was the General Works Manager for the Airport and Parks Canada retiring in 1985 due to illness.
Besides his loving and devoted wife Eileen, he is survived by his daughters Kimberly Ann Myers of PEI, Tina Marie Marsh of PEI and Robin Rolanda Dickieson of PEI; brothers Joseph McGrath and Gary (Cooper) McGrath both of Nova Scotia; sister Sharon Mossman of Fort Myer, Florida; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his son Roy in 1984 and sister Joanne Ryan.
A Private family service will be held from Hennessey Funeral Home Chapel, Charlottetown, PEI. Interment will take place in Peoples Cemetery, PEI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, NB (646-2424). The family would appreciate donations made to the Mulitple Sclerosis Society or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Joseph R. (Joe) Little
Canadian Flag The death of Mr. Joseph R. Little, loving husband of Elizabeth (Morton) Little, of East Saint John, occurred on Friday January 2, 2004 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born March 16, 1924 in Saint John he was the son of the late Harry and Marie (DeLucry) Little.
Joseph served in WWII as a cook. He was a member of Simonds Lions Club for 20 years.
Besides his loving wife Elizabeth, he is survived by his step daughter Marie Gibb (Robert) of Saint John; brothers Francis Little of Saint John, Harold Little (Dorothy) of McCann, NS, James Little (Mabel) of Saint John and John Thomas Little of Saint John; sisters Eleanor Horgan, Colleen Mantle (Thomas), Christina Black and Elizabeth Ann Bowes (James) all of Saint John; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by sister Marjorie Little.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitation on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Monday January 5, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Fernhill Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Muriel Mary Coyle
Coyle, Muriel Mary – Passed away Dec 31st, 2003 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Bouctouche NB on March 14th, 1947, She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Nelida (Girourd) Coyle.
Muriel is survived by two sons, Pat, and Gerald (Marie), one daughter Debbie (Mitch); three brothers, Gerald (Linda) Saulnier, Ozzie Saulnier and Andre (Noella) Saulnier, three sisters, Louise (Emile) Arseneault, Carmella Henderson and Theresa (Joe) Daigle, four grandchildren, Rene, PJ, Amanda and Bradley and several nieces and nephews. Six sister-in-laws, Sister Theresa, Sister Margaret, Shirley, Pauline, Dorothy and Geraldine. Muriel was predeceased by her husband Patrick in 1975.
Muriel was a great cook, a wonderful mother who had a big heart, and was well liked by all who knew her.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd Saint John, NB. (646-2424) with visitation on Friday January 2nd, 2004, 2-4 & 7-9pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday January 3rd, 2004 at 10:30 AM from The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the NB Lung Association or to the memorial of the donor’s choice.
James Frederick Trainor
The death of Mr. James Frederick Trainor, occurred on Sunday December 28, 2003 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born November 13, 1932 in Nashwaaksis, NB he was the son of the late James Joseph and Etta Mabel (Bailey) Trainor.
He is survived by his sons David Trainor (Sharon) of Sackville, NB and their daughter Bethany, Terry Trainor (Louise-Ann) of Fredericton and their children Andrew and Peter; daughters Laura Steeves (David) of Truro and their children Aaron, Jonathan and Allison, and Sara Townsend (Grant) of Truro and their children Bailey and Brady; brother Gary Trainor of New Brandon; half brother Eric Till of Fredericton; sister Barbara Crittenden (Ralston) of Saint John; aunt Marie Trainor; several cousins; nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he is predeceased by grandson Nathan, brother David Trainor and half sister Ardith Till.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, (646-2424) with visitation on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday December 31, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Douglas Rural Cemetery, Fredericton in the spring. In Lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Audrey Lorraine Mantle
Mantle, Audrey Lorraine – Passed away Dec 26th, 2003 at the Dr. V.A. Snow Centre in Hampton, NB. She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Helen (Swim) Mantle. Audrey is survived by a special cousin Ann (John) Reicker of Saint John and several cousins.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home 230 Westmorland Rd Saint John, NB. (646-2424) With visitation on Monday December 29th, 7-9pm. The Funeral service will be held from the Fundy Funeral Home "Chapel" on Tuesday December 30th; at 11 am with Rev. Greg McMullen officiating. Interment will take place in Fernhill Cemetery following the service. Memorial Donations may be made to the Dr. V.A. Snow Centre or to the memorial of the donor’s choice.
Wayne Joseph Burke
Sept. 22, 1950 - March 2, 2003
Mr. Wayne Joseph Burke of Saint John, NB, husband of the late Debbie Nancy (Waddell) Burke, passed away unexpectedly on December 23, 2003. Born April 29, 1946 in Saint John he was the son of the late Alma (Hilton) (Thibodeau) and the late Anthony Burke and his step father Bernard Hilton.
He is survived by his two sons Greg (Sandi) of Moncton and their children Courtney, Jillian and Shyanne, and Kevin (Michelle) of Fredericton and their children Madison and Gracie. He is also survived by his sisters Julia Robertson (Bob), Darlene Cyr (Don) and Dianne Hilton, brother in laws Kevin Loat and Roy Crouse; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, parents, and step father, he was predeceased by sisters Gloria Loat and Mary Crouse.
Wayne will be missed by the many people he worked with for the past 30 years at the Saint John Regional Hospital Oncology Department.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, (646-2424) with visitation on Friday December 26, 2003 from 2-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Ann's Church, on Saturday December 27, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Bridgette "Betty" Henderson
The death of Bridgette “Betty” (McNamara) Henderson, wife of Mark R. Henderson, occurred at the SJRH on December 21, 2003. She was born in Saint John, and was the daughter of the late Frederick and Alice (O’Leary) McNamara.
Betty is survived by her husband, Mark; her daughter, Mary Ellen (Bert Martin); sister Marie McNulty; brothers, John (Jack) McNamara, Bernard (Rose) McNamara, all of Saint John, and brother, Paul (Norma) McNamara of Vancouver, B.C. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, brother, Joseph, and infant son, Bruce.
Betty graduated from St. Vincent’s High School, and the St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing. She then moved to Montreal where she worked and attended McGill University, specializing in Psychiatry. Upon her return to Saint John, she worked for twenty-five years at Centracare as a Psychiatric Nurse. She completed her Bachelor of Nursing Degree at U.N.B., which allowed her to become an instructor of student nurses. She finished her career at the Community Mental Health Center, retiring in 1991.
Betty was always an active member of her community, participating in a variety of volunteer activities. She was a member of the St. Vincent’s Alumnae Association, the Irish Canadian Cultural Association, St. Joseph’s CWL, Silver Links Seniors Club, the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, the Saint John Regional Hospital Auxiliary, and was in fact, awarded a Lifetime Membership in the N.B. Association of Health Care Auxiliaries, by the Senator Clarence Emerson Foundation. Betty had a zest for life, and took great pleasure in her family and friends. She was an avid bridge player, enjoyed travelling, and attending the Knights of Columbus Bingo at St. Joachim’s.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, N. B. (646-2424) with visitation on Monday and Tuesday 2:00 to 4:00 PM, and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joachim’s Church on Wednesday at 10:00 AM, followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Saint John Regional Hospital, Romero House, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Patricia Ann MacPherson
The death of Patricia Ann MacPherson, 59, wife of Richard MacPherson occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital, on December 19, 2003. Born in Saint John, she was the daughter of Mrs. Anna Sheppard and the late Malcolm (Mac) Sheppard.
From infancy she attended the Saint John Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. In later years Patricia published the Good News of God's Kingdom, in two congregations in Montreal, two congregations in Fredericton, and four of the seven congregations that have developed from the original in Saint John. Patricia took great joy from the many blessings that Jehovah has given to his people.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Richard, her children; Corban (Cory) and children, Saint John, Anna (Mrs. Carl Harris) Fredericton, and children, Victoria (Mrs. David Victoria), Toronto, and Alexander (Chrystal) and children, Saint John. Also by her brother Robert (Beverly), Hampton, and family, her sister Paulette (Mrs. Randy Riley) Vancouver, as well as her niece, aunt, cousins, many friends, and most certainly by her dear mother.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 67 Magazine Street, (next to Fort Howe) on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 2pm. Please gather with us, not to sorrow to excess, over a life lost, (1 Thessalonians 4: 13 & 14) but to celebrate a life well lived. (Proverbs 31: 10-31 (esp. verse 30) We rejoice over the resurrection hope. (Revelation 21: 3 & 4 Isaiah 35: 5-7) and the earthly paradise soon to come. (Matthew 6: 10 Psalm 37: 10 & 11). In lieu of flowers, Patricia and her family would appreciate contributions to the World Wide Work of Jehovah's Witnesses. Contributions can be placed in the box at the Memorial Service or given, in trust to any one of Jehovah's Witnesses. The Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, with over six million ministers in the field at this time, is the world's largest completely unified body of preachers and teachers. Their literature supplier, The Watchtower Society, is the world's largest printer and distributor of accurate, modern language translations of the Bible. In the last fifty years alone, they have placed one Bible in part or in whole, for approximately every fifty persons on the planet. The times are critical and there is much work to do.
Stewart Edgar Wills
The death of Mr. Stewart Edgar Wills, loving husband of Dianne (Burden) Wills, of Saint John, occurred unexpectedly on Thursday December 18, 2003 at his residence. Born April 5, 1947 in Saint John he was the son of the late Arthur Wills and Eleanor (Vroom) Prosser.
Stewie worked as a Painter/Sandblaster for the Saint John Dry Dock for over 28 years. He loved spending time outdoors, and playing cards with his friends.
Besides his loving wife Dianne, he is survived by his son Wesley (Sally) of Willow Grove; grandson Kyle Gabriel; brothers Herman Wills (Rosalie) of Halifax, Roy MacDonald (Winnie) of Saint John, John Wills of Halifax, George Wills of Halifax; step brother Tom Prosser; sister Mary Schmitt; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his infant daughter Patricia Lynn Wills.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, (646-2424) with visitation on Sunday December 21, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Joachim's Church on Monday December 22, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Following cremation, interment will take place at a later date. The family would appreciate donations made to the NB Lung Association, NB Heart and Stroke Foundation; Canadian Diabetes Association or to the charity of the donor's choice.