Wilhelmina (Willy) Elizabeth Janssen
Janssen, Wilhelmina (Willy) Elizabeth -passed away peacefully at home, Saint John, NB. March 9th, 2004. Born in Holland in 1925, Willy immigrated to Canada in 1953.
In her earlier days Willyís passion was bingo and playing cards with her friends. She loved going for drives, was an avid reader and enjoyed her coffee from Tim Hortonís.
Willy was predeceased by her husband of 54 years (Tony) and is survived by one sister, Loes of South Africa, son Tony (Cathy), daughters Sylvia (Gary) and Yvonne, grandchildren, Joe Cronk, Heather Cronk, Shane Bard, James Bard, and Alyson Bard and several nieces and nephews in the Netherlands.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitations on Thursday March 11th, 2004 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Cremation to follow and a private family service at a later date. In lieu of flowers. The family would appreciate donations to Extra- Mural Program, Saint John Unit.
Ernestine Mary Huestis
The death of Miss. Ernestine Mary Huestis, of Saint John, occurred unexpectedly on Monday March 8, 2004 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born June 29, 1926 in Saint John, NB she was the daughter of the late Berzil and Hilda (Dunham) Huestis.
She is survived by her twin brother Ernest Huestis.
By request there will no visitation or service. Following cremation, a private interment will take place in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery at a later date. The family would appreciate donations made to the charity of the donorís choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424).
Carl L. Whittaker
The death of Carl L. Whittaker, of Saint John, occurred on Sunday March 7th, 2004, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born October 13th, 1934, in Saint John NB, he was the son of the late Garfield and Jenevie (Johnson).
Carl is survived by two sons Michael and Jeffery both of Saint John, two daughters Ella (Penny), (Kevin) Anderson of Rothesay and Cindy Whittaker of Halifax, two brothers John Whittaker of Halifax and Arthur Whittaker of Toronto, two sisters Barbara of Montreal and Jean of Toronto, three grandchildren Lemanda, Matthew and Melissa and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home 230 Westmorland Rd. Saint John, NB. (646-2424) With visitation on Tuesday March 9th, 2004 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held from the Fundy Funeral Home ďChapelĒ on Wednesday March 10th, 2004 at 11am. Interment will be held at Ocean view Memorial Gardens following the service. The family would appreciate donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the memorial of the donorís choice.
Grace Kathleen Campbell
The death of Mrs. Grace Kathleen Campbell, age 105 years, of the Carlton Kirk Nursing Home, wife of the late Eldon Campbell, occurred peacefully on Thursday, March 4, 2004 at her residence. Born September 10, 1898 in Tracey, NB she was the daughter of the late Maynard and Eveletta Seely. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Grace had worked for many years with the Ganong Factory in St. Stephen. She enjoyed life to its fullest, and will always be remembered by her stories and laughter.
She is survived by her children Eldon Campbell (Lottie), Jackie Campbell (Ginny) and Jean Watters all of Saint John; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by son Adam (Buddy) Campbell, daughters Doreen McGovern and Joan Bursey; brothers Raymond Seely and Ralph Seely; sisters Lottie Blizzard, Rita Phillips and Madeline Horne; son in laws Fred Watters and Malcolm McGovern; and daughter in law Margaret Campbell.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitation on Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held from Silver Falls United Church on Monday March 8, 2004 at 2 pm. Following cremation, interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. The family would appreciate donations made to the charity of the donorís choice.
Linda Dianne Henderson
The death of Mrs. Linda Dianne Henderson, loving wife of Kenneth Henderson, of the St. John St. Stephen Nursing Home, occurred on Wednesday March 3, 2004 at her residence. Born September 22, 1946 in Hamilton, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Eileen (Gordon) Corbett.
Linda enjoyed playing darts, dancing, clogging, she also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and all sports.
Besides her husband Kenneth she is survived by her children Kenneth Henderson (Barb) of Sudbury, Ontario and Tanya Henderson (Kaare Bennett) of Sussex, NB; brother Bob Corbett (Veronica) of Brantford, Ontario; three grandchildren, Ryan, Kyle and Kyanna; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will held from Holy Trinity Anglican Church, St. Martinís on Thursday from 7-9 pm and Friday 10 am Ė 12 pm. The funeral service will be held from the church on Friday March 5, 2004 at 2 pm. Interment will follow in Mosher Hill Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the charity of the donorís choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, NB (646-2424).
John Edward Copeland
The death of John Edward Copeland, of Saint John, occurred on Wednesday March 3rd, 2004 at the Ridgewood Veterans Wing.
John was predeceased by his parents, Samual and Jane (March) Copeland, by his first wife Barbara Nee (Greenfield) Copeland; a sister, Gladys M. Blackwell and a brother Brian A. Copeland, all from England. John is survived by a sister, Jean (Terry) McDermitt, two daughters, Jennifer Copeland and Gillian J. (Rev. Canon Peter) Hartley and several nieces and nephews in England.
John served in W.W.11 as a fitter class 11 in the Royal Air Force after which he finished his education and became a teacher. He taught at King Alfredís High School and the University of Southampton in Winchester, England. He was an ex. Lifeboat man in his community and quite an artist in his own right. John then came to Canada in mid July of 1968 with a new family. He taught at district # 8 Centennial School, day training school for Auxiliary Classes in Saint John (also holding the position of principal of that organization.) He taught at District #6 Rothesay Elementary School as the Resource Methods Teacher for exceptional Children from which he retired at the age of 65. John was extremely active in school activities, plays, staging props etc. He was active in his community serving on the School Board under Mr. Chandler. He was very active in church, serving as Lay Preacher at Long Reach Pastoral Charge, Kingston Peninsula. St. Davidís Church in Rothesay became his final home. He taught Jr.& Sr. High Sunday School. Johnís greatest love was children. When the Lay Ministers were away, he provided Lay reading & worship Services. John had a Bible study Group. He was also a strong supporter and was always ready and willing to help anyone. He was known for his various artworks around the church (Nativity set and banners.) John was a brother of the Masons at Albion #1 Saint John NB where he was a Director of Ceremonies for a number of years. In Johnís later years he suffered from Alzheimerís and was sorely missed by his many friends and talents lost.
By Johnís request there will be no visiting or Funeral service. Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, (646-2424) is in charge of the arrangements. Interment will follow in Ocean View Memorial Gardens Cemetery at a later date. The family would appreciate donations be made to the charity of the donorís choice.
Alice Rosezella Kierstead
The death of Mrs. Alice Rosezella Kierstead, wife of the late George Louis Kierstead, of Public Landing occurred on Saturday February 28, 2004 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born August 20, 1915 in Iron Bound Cove, NB, she was the daughter of the late Zebland and Minnie McAllister.
Alice was a long time member of St. Peterís Anglican Church, Public Landing. She is survived by her loving children, sons Louis (Bud) Kierstead (Barbara) of Morrisdale, and Murray Kierstead of Public Landing; daughters Joyce Huskins of Burton, NB, Frances Ogden (Edward) of Public Landing, Geraldine Blizzard (Murray) of Grand Bay-Westfield, and Linda Bogle (Dan) of Public Landing; two sisters Laura Bostick of Newcastle Bridge, NB and Flossie Richardson of Rothwell, NB; 16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and many cousins; nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her daughter Mildred Mannerow; brothers Walter McAllister, Harry McAllister, Jack McAllister and Arnold McAllister; sisters Lena Brown, Rubi Betts, Lois Green and Velma Chulyk.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, NB (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 March 3, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Ocean View Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society, New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of the donorís choice.
James H. Graham
The death of Mr. James H. Graham, loving husband of Joyce (Bentham) Graham, of Saint John, occurred unexpectedly on Friday February 27, 2004 at his residence. Born October 20, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario, he was the son of the late Herbert W. and Mary Ellen (Green) Graham.
James was a member of RMC Club of Canada, Queens University Alumni, Association of Professional Engineers of New Brunswick and Ontario, President of Seaside Lawn Bowling, St. Andrewís Society and Senior Menís Curling. He was a member of the Mental Health Committee, Saint John Regional Hospital, past President of the Saint John Art Club, Elder in the Presbyterian Church for 40 Years.
Besides his loving wife he is survived by his sons David William Graham (Yang Yu Yun) of Point Claire, Quebec and James Andrew John Graham of Saint John; three daughters Susan Ellen Graham of Toronto, Mary Elizabeth Laidlaw (David Keoki) of Calgary and Anne Charlene Lee (Christopher) of Sidney, BC; five granddaughters; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Following cremation, visitation will be held at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, (646-2424) on Tuesday March 2, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the Church of St. John & St. Stephen on Wednesday March 3, 2004 at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in Fernhill Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to the Church of St. John St. Stephen or to the charity of the donorís choice.
The death of Mr. Folkert Koopmans, husband of Muriel (Yorke) Koopmans, occurred suddenly on February 27, 2004.
Born in Friesland Holland, he arrived in Canada in 1950 and lived in Ontario most of his life. He retired from Ford Motor Company in 1989. Upon moving to Saint John, NB in 2001 he resided on Loch Lomond Road with his wife Muriel. He was the son of William and Hilje Koopmans.
Besides his wife, Folkert is survived by one son William Koopmans (Companion Heather) of Vancouver; two daughters Shelia Parkin of Toronto, Lynda Rooke (Brian) of Burlington, Ontario; two grandchildren Lauren and Ryan Koopmans of Ontario; daughter in law Karen Koopmans of Ontario; three sisters; two brothers of Holland; two brother in laws Raymond Yorke (Georgina) of Hardings Point and Victor Yorke (Rose Ann) of Black River; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother Syjtia in Holland.
By request there will be no visitation. A private family service will be held at a later date. The family would appreciate donations made to the charity of the donorís choice. Arrangements are under the direction ofFundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424).
Donald Vernon Foote
At home, surrounded by his family, Donald Vernon Foote of Willow Grove, died on February 23, 2004, after a period of failing health. Born in Saint John, he was the son of the late Percy and Muriel (Llewellyn) Foote.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 55 years, Mary Gertrude (Rogers), his daughter, Donna Lavigne (James) of Willow Grove, and his two sons, Michael of Willow Grove and Joseph (Murratte Graves) of Hunter Lake. He is also survived by two sisters, Edwrina Hansen of Saint John and Kathleen Dobbyn (James) of Grand Prairie, four brothers, Charles (Martina) of Saint John, Merle of Miramichi, Sheldon (Ruth) of Quispamsis, and Nelson of Montreal, 6 grandchildren, Lori Lavigne, Jeffrey Lavigne (Kerry), Jason Lavigne, Ryan Lavigne, Christopher Lavigne, and Patrick Graves, 3 great grandchildren, Craig Lavergne, Jessie Lavergne, and Mikayla Lavigne, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Melvin, Ellis (Mike), Allison, and Douglas, and six sisters, France (Dolly), Esther, Janet, Virginia, Corina, and Winona.
Don served as a seaman on many of Her Majestyís ships during WWII in the RCNVR. He was discharged from HMCS Brunswicker at the end of WWII hostilities. He was a lifetime member of the Naval Veteranís Association (Main Brace). For many years, he worked as a construction millwright and also served on the Executive of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Having a strong commitment to his community, he was instrumental in the inception of Simondís Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Service, serving many years as a volunteer on both organizations, and held positions as Transport Officer for 743 Saint John Ambulance Division and Deputy Fire Chief of Simondís Fire Department. After his retirement as a millwright in 1990, Don devoted many thousands of hours of volunteer work to Meals on Wheels, Romero House, and the Saint John Volunteer Center. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Monsignor F.M. Lockary Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, and at the time of his death, he was Grand Knight of Council 11201 Knights of Columbus. He was a member of St. Josephís Parish and was active in several ministries, including hospitality, bereavement, and minister of the Eucharist.
Visitation will be held from Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) on Wednesday February 25 and Thursday February 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Josephís Parish, 4347 Loch Lomond Rd, at 11 AM on Friday February 27. Interment will take place in Saint Josephís Cemetery at a later date. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society, St Josephís Parish, or a volunteer organization of the donorís choice would be appreciated by the family.A Tribute to a Veteran service will be held on Wednesday Evening at 7 p.m.