James Albert Morrison
Canadian Flag The death of Mr. James Albert Morrison, loving companion of Freda (Cahill) Morrison, of Saint John occurred unexpectedly on Wednesday December 17, 2003 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Bayside, PEI, he was the son of the late Gabriel and Florence (Cameron) Morrison.
Jim was a veteran of WWII serving in the Black Watch with the Royal Canadian Army; he was also a member of the RAOB Lodge. Besides his loving companion Freda, he is survived by his brothers John Morrison (Juanita) of Summerside, PEI and Bennett Morrison of Alberta; step daughter Vera Jane LeBlanc (Ronald) of Lunenburg, NS; special granddaughter Jane Colwell of Saint John; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his sisters Rosella Pye and Leona Doucette.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, (646-2424) with visitation on Thursday December 18, 2003 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Friday December 19, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Following cremation, the interment will take place in St. Paul's Cemetery, Summerside, PEI at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the charity of the donor's choice. A tribute to a veteran service will be held on Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
Bertram (Bert) Richard Forgey
Forgey, Bertram (Bert) Richard- Son of the late Pearl (Cooke) and Fred Forgey, 76, of Saint John, N.B. passed away Dec 14th, 2003 at home after a lengthy illness.
Bert is survived by his wife Josephine “Jo” (Doyle), one son Wayne (Jill) of Saint John, two daughters, Shelly Forgey (Dave Judge) at home, and Lisa Rooney (Peter) of Quispamsis, as well as his beloved dog Brandy. Bert will be sadly missed by a brother, Fred “Bud” (Jean) of Saint John, and one sister, Letitia Clark (Len) of Sussex, brother-in-law Ron Doyle, sister-in-laws,Verna Forgey, Audrey Forgey, Vera Arseneau, Frances Kincade (Larry) and Alice Jackson (Cliff). He is also survived by one grandson, Logan Forgey, two granddaughters, Katelyn and Ashley Rooney, a long with several nieces and nephews. Bert was predeceased by brothers, Ferdinand, Brougham and Wallace and sisters Bertha, Ada and Mary.
Bert was a machinist by trade and had been employed by McAvity’s and T.S. Simms locally and in various machine shops in Toronto in the 1940’s and 1950’s. He and his brothers, Bud and Brougham started Forgey Brothers Machine Shop in 1970, where he was employed until his retirement in 1991. Bert was an avid fiddle player in his younger years and enjoyed golfing, fishing and traveling. Bert was a loving and devoted husband and father and his greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home 230 Westmorland Rd Saint John, NB. (646-2424) With visitation on Tuesday, December 16th, 2-4 & 7-9pm. The Funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home “Chapel” on Wednesday December 17th; at 2 p.m. Interment will take place in Fernhill Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the NB lung Association, Animal Rescue League or to the memorial of the donor’s choice.
Cedric (Bob) Ferris
The Death of Cedric (Bob) Ferris occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on December 13th, 2003. Born in Saint John, NB. He was the son of the late William and Marie (Kyffin) Ferris.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Dorothy (Nilsson) four sons, William (Linda) of Saint John, Paul Ferris and Teri (Knudson) of Saint John, Martin and Sam of Saint John and Robert of Moncton, one daughter, Debra and Derek (Goguen) of Rothesay, Bob was also survived by 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by three brothers, Charles, William and Donald and an aunt Agnes Small. Bob was an avid Golfer and belonged to Adanac- Veterans Club, Dry dock Bowling Club, Sr. Bowling Club and the Bowlarama mixed Sr. League.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John NB. (646-2424) With visitation on Tuesday December 16th, 2003 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm with the Funeral Service being held on December 17th, at 11 am at St. Mary’s and St. Bartholomew’s Church. The family would appreciate donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart & Stroke, Saint John Regional Palliative Care Unit and the Hospice or to the donation of the donors choice.
Donelle, Joseph A. -79 of Rothesay, NB passed away Friday Dec. 12th, 2003 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late Albenie and Beatrice (Duguay) Donelle.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Viola (McKenny) two sons, Joseph (Jane) of Quispamsis and Paul at home, two brothers Alyre (Eva) of Shediac and Albany of Toronto, three sisters, Geraldine Babineau of Moncton, Anita Donelle of Port Elgin and Emerise Collen of Cape Pele, two grandchildren, Joseph of Quispamsis and Nichola of Missouri, U.S.A. Joseph was predeceased by a brother, Freddy.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. Saint John, NB. (646-2424) with visitation on Sunday December 14th, 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will held at St. Marks Church Pettingill Rd. on Monday December 15th, 2003 at 10 am. Donations may be made to the Spina Bifida Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the memorial of the donor’s choice.
James Thomas Johnston
Johnston, James Thomas, 89 of Saint John, NB Husband of the late Mabel L. (Ferrie), passed away Sunday Dec. 7th, 2003 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
He will be sadly missed by two sons, James and Joseph, two daughters, Patricia and Barbara (Douglas) Godwin, sister Ida, daughter-in-law, Patsy Johnston, many nieces and nephews, nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren. James was predeceased by a son Joel, one great granddaughter, three sisters, Grace, Mary, and Nora. One brother, Charlie.
Fundy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, 230 Westmorland rd. Saint John, NB. (646-2424) No visitation by the request of the family. A memorial service will be held on Monday December 15th, 2003 at 2pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Magazine St. Saint John, NB In lieu of flowers. Donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Interment will follow at cedar- hill ext. cemetery.
Agnes Darleen Currie
The death of Mrs. Agnes Darleen Currie, wife of the late George Currie, of Saint John, occurred on Friday December 5, 2003 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born January 22, 1926 in Saint John, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Hazel (Brown) Sherwood.
Agnes is survived by her sons Wayne of Fredericton and Tim (Cathy) of Saint John; grandson Jeremy; two sisters Evelyn Bishop of Ottawa, Ontario and Olga Carson of Saint John; several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents she was predeceased by her sister Kathleen Bernard.
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. The funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday December 10, 2003 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Upham. The family would appreciate donations made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Charles John Frozel
The death of Mr. Charles John Frozel, of the Topaz Special Care Home, Norton, occurred unexpectedly at the his residence on Friday December 5, 2003. Born June 9, 1952 in Saint John, he was the son of Bernard and Josephine (Cameron) Frozel.
John was liked by everyone who knew him, John's friendly personality attracted many people. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sisters Ann Foster (Doug) of Rothesay and Kay Carson of Quispamsis; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
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 December 9, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Following cremation the interment will take place in Ocean View Memorial Gardens Cemetery at a later date. The family would appreciate donations made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Gerald A. McCann
The Death of Gerald A. McCann occurred at the St. John & St. Stephen nursing home on Monday, December 1st, 2003. Born in Saint John NB on December 15th, 1927, he was the son of the late Edward and Bertha (Mantle) McCann.
Gerald is survived by his loving wife, Gertrude (Daley), two sons, Robert (Diana) McCann of Seattle, Washington and Stephen (Marian) McCann of Summerville, two daughters, Terry (Ernie) McNeil of Summerville and Catherine (Walter) Cunningham of Grand Bay. Six Grandchildren and three step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Gerald was predeceased by a sister Phyllis.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John NB. (646-2424) With visitation on Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm, A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Bridget’s Church on, Thursday, December 4th, 2003 at 11 am. Interment will follow in St. Bridget’s Cemetery. The Family would appreciate donations be made to the charity of the donors choice. Due to Allergies, No Flowers Please!
Waldo Irel Ross
The death of Waldo Irel Ross, occurred on Friday March 19th, 2004 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born February 16th, 1933, in Nova Scotia. He was the son of the late Ira and Lula (Nickerson) Ross.
Waldo is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Lois (Pentland) Ross and their devoted children; Kevin (Bonnie) of Saint John, Keith (Janet) of Fredericton, Darlene (Norman) Murray of Saint John, Lana (John) Goehl of Kansas U.S.A., Linda (David) Ashby of Barrie Ont. Four brothers, five sisters, eight grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Waldo was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the care of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, NB (646-2424). With visitation from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. on Saturday March 20th, and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. March 21st, Funeral Service will be held on Monday March 22nd, 2004 at 2 pm at the Full Gospel Assembly. Memorial Donations may be made to the I.W.K. Children’s Wish Foundation or the Renewed Hope Church of God.
Elizabeth Ruth Walsh
WALSH, ELIZABETH RUTH - On Friday, March 12, 2004, Betty (Short) Walsh of Browns Flat, N.B., passed away peacefully. She was the daughter of the late Helen and Whitney Short.
Betty is survived by her four children, Nancy (Andrew) Weaver, Arthur Walsh, Kevin (Joanne) Walsh and Kim (David) Keleher and four grandchildren Matthew and Sarah Weaver, Sabrina and Sofia Keleher. She was predeceased by one brother Douglas Short.
By request there will be no visiting at the Funeral home. A graveside service and Interment will take place at the Brown's Flat Wesley United Church cemetery at a later date. Remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424).
Father Gerry Grant
Father Gerry Grant, C.Ss.R., died March 10, 2004 at St. Peter’s Rectory in Saint John, after a long battle with cancer. Born in Gaspe Bay, PQ on February 11, 1923, he was the son of the late Arthur and Elizabeth (Rooney) Grant.
He leaves his brother Lorne Grant (Helen) of Mississauga and one niece Margaret Walsh of Douglas Town, PQ; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers Reginald and Damian; and sisters Grace and Roma.
Father Grant was 81 years old; 53 years professed as a member of the congregation of the most Holy Redeemer, and was 47 years ordained. Father Grant has served coast to coast from Newfoundland to Vancouver, especially his loved province Quebec.
Resting at St. Peter’s Church, 50 Clarendon Street, Saint John, on Sunday March 14, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer Vigil will be held on Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Peter’s Church on Monday March 15, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in St. Peter’s Cemetery. No Flowers by request, donations in memory of Father Grant may be made to the Divine Mercy Catholic School or the Oncology Department Saint John Regional Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, (646-2424).
Farewell to Father Gerry Grant, C.Ss.R. Large crowds turned out at St.Peter’s Church over the weekend of March 13th & 14th for the visitation for Father Gerry Grant who passed away on March 10th, following a long journey with cancer. The many and varied lives which Father Gerry touched were evidenced in the young, old and in between who came to pay their respects. Visitation concluded on Sunday evening with a Vigil Service attended by hundreds, which included nephews Frank and Terry Walsh, Rheal Dansereau (Michelle Bourbeau) and niece Peggy Walsh. Father’s brother Lorne was unable to attend due to family illness but was certainly in our thoughts. The attendees raised the roof in song, prayer, laughter and joy during the hour-long service presided over by Father Mick Fleming, who following Scripture and one of Father Gerry’s favorite hymns “Just as I Am”, shared many sentiments expressed by those in attendance, students of Divine Mercy Catholic School, fellow priests and young adults whose lives had been touched by this gentle priest. Bishop Faber MacDonald ended the evening with his own personal recollections of Father Gerry included their initial meeting in the 1970’s.
Monday morning saw a capacity crowd of faithful from all over the city gathering for the Mass of Christian Burial honoring Father Gerry, along with 30 of his fellow Priest, both Redemptorist and Diocesan, one from as far away as Louisiana. The Procession was led by the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard and Students of Divine Mercy School, who carried candles signifying the light that Father Gerry brought to all of our lives. Celebrant and Homilist was Father Mike Brehl C.Ss.R., con-celebrant was Father Joseph Arsenault, a former spiritual directee of Father Gerry’s and priest of the diocese of Saint John, and Deacon was Rev. Mr. Robert Friell, also of Saint John. The Queen of Peace Prayer Group Music Team, a group that Father Gerry enjoyed immensely, provided Ministry of Music along with a few friends of his. Lectors included Jeanette Dobbelsteyn, Sacristan and two members of Father’s Medical Care Team, Dr. Chris O’Brien and Nurse Eunie McElwanie. Father Mike Brehl C.Ss.R, Provincial Superior of the Edmonton Toronto Province did a masterful job in weaving the story of Father Gerry’s life and ministry together with Scripture from Job, Paul’s Letter to the Romans and the Gospel from Matthew 11:25-30. Bishop MacDonald offered the Prayers of Final Commendation before the congregation was led by students of Divine Mercy School in the words and actions of the praise hymn “Shine Jesus Shine”. The children or “little ones” as Father Gerry would have referred to them, then led the way to Calvary Cemetery on the Rectory grounds. Following prayers at the graveside led by Father Joe Ruta, C.Ss.R., all were invited to a luncheon in St. Peter’s Church Hall where we continued to share the story of Father Grant, some of his jokes (not with the same impishness for eloquence, mind you) and imagined the days without him, which lay ahead. Donations in memory of Father Grant were made to the Divine Mercy Catholic School; Oncology Department Saint John Regional Hospital and various other organizations.
On behalf of the Redemptorist Community, a special thank you to everyone for helping to ease the loss of our wonderful brother Father Gerry.