Harrison Lemuel Meighan
The death of Harrison Meighan occurred at the Turnbull Nursing Home on Friday April 9, 2004. Born in Newtown, NB on November 17, 1922, he was the son of the late John and Clementine (Harrison) Meighan.
Survived by his loving wife Marie (Edgar), daughter Karen (Ken) of Toronto, son Stephen (Takiko) of BC; grandchildren Mona and Kaisei of Burnaby, BC; sister Edythe Wood (Douglas) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother Gordon and sister Pearl.
Harrison was employed by Irving Oil Company for many years and Armour Transport Systems, retiring in 1993. He was a former member of Union Lodge of Portland and the United Empire Loyalists Association. He and his family enjoyed summers at their cottage in Belleisle Bay for a number of years.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, (646-2424) with visitation on Monday April 12, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday April 13, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will take place in Goslin Cemetery, Smith Creek at a later date. Remembrances may be made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice, would be appreciated by the family.
Douglas Paul O'Brien Jr.
Douglas Paul O'Brien Jr. passed away Thursday April 8th, 2004 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He was the son of Douglas Paul Sr. and Esther (Hatfield) O'Brien.
Doug is survived by his wife Krista (Davis) and his little buddies Puddin and Sparky; his brothers and sisters Danny O'Brien (Jessie), Barb Lockhart (Peter), Cheryl Estey, and Todd O'Brien (Debbie) all of Saint John; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, and 1 great niece Kayla. Doug was predeceased by a brother in law Ronald Estey Sr.
Doug had been employed with CN Rail fro 24 years. He was an avid Hunter and enjoyed spending time at his cottage on the Saint John River.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitation on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Ann's Church on Monday April 12, 2004 at 2 p.m. Memorial Donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation , IWK or to the memorial of the donor's choice.
“He has achieved success who has left the world better than he found it”
Bessie Anderson Stanley
John Revie passed away Peacefully, surrounded by his family at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Tuesday April 6th, 2004. John was the son of the late Robert Peden and Jean (Steele) Revie. John is survived by his loving wife Mary Edith (Greig) Revie of 59 years and their children, Robert J. of Saint John, Mary Anne G. (Gary) Griffin of Rothesay, Greg H.C. (Tina) of Cambridge Ont. and Catherine P.R. (William) Chandler of Rothesay. One brother, Ronald (Doreen) Revie of Newmarket Ont. one sister, Mrs. Jean Coveyduc of Toronto Ont. Six grandchildren, Heather, Patrick, Michelle, Malinda, Michael and Katie and several cousins, nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by a brother Robert P.
While serving his country in World War II as a Transport Sergeant in the RCAF, John was transferred to Saint John, based in Millidgeville, in August, 1943. Following his discharge in 1945, he and his wife Mary, made their home and raised their family in Saint John.
John was a longstanding member of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada – Local 213. A skilled welder and pipe fitter, he followed the construction trade in Atlantic Canada and the New England States.
Honoring his Scottish heritage, he learned piping at the knee of his Uncle, and was a member of the Irish Regiment, and the Scottish Regiment in Toronto, and later in the first RCAF Auxiliary Pipe Band. As a Pipe Major of the NB Scottish Regiment in Saint John, he led the band in civic and military functions, bringing honor and recognition.
As a dedicated member of the faith community of Stella Maris, John donated his time and his talents enhancing the worship space and ministered as an usher. He was also an active member of the Holy Name Society.
After retirement, John and Mary joined with their family and friends to travel extensively abroad and throughout North America.
John’s joy was his family and his home.
Visitations will be held at Fundy Funeral Home 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, (646-2424) on Saturday April10th, 2004 from 2-4 & 7-9pm and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The funeral Mass will be held at Stella Maris on Monday April 12th, 2004 at 11 am. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Shriners or donors choice.
Thelma Marion Mabee
The death of Thelma Marion Mabee, of Saint John, occurred on Friday April 2nd, 2004 at the V.A. Snow Nursing Home in Hampton, NB.
Thelma was predeceased by her husband Earl and her parents, Samuel and Ella Mae (Tapley) Naves. Thelma is survived by one son, Don (Joyce) Mabee of Saint John and nine grandchildren, Stanley, Shelley, Melody, Marcy, Matthew, Christa, Denise, Kayla, and Dwight and four great-grandchildren, Alex, Robynn, Bethany and Kyle. Thelma was a member of the Douglas Avenue Christian Church.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, (646-2424) on Sunday April 4th, 2004 from 7-9 PM.The funeral service will be held from the Fundy “Chapel” on Monday April 5th, 2004 at 11 AM. Interment will follow in Ocean View Memorial Gardens Cemetery following the service. The family would appreciate donations be made to the Dr. V.A. Snow Foundation in Lieu of flowers.
David Spellman Jr.
The death of David Spellman Jr. occurred unexpectedly on Tuesday August 24th, 2004.
David is survived by his mom and dad, Deborah (LeBreton) and David Spellman Sr., wife Mikki J. (Nicholas) Spellman, three children, Caitlin Ann, Benjamin David (Ben Boy) and Cody Arthur all at home, two brothers, Joshua of Alberta and Nicholas of Quispamsis, Both grandmothers; Jean Lebreton and Theresa Spellman and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Dave was predeceased by grandfathers, Joseph LeBreton and Owen Spellman.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, NB (646-2424) on Thursday from 7-9 pm. and Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Saturday August 28th, at 10 am from the Fundy Funeral Home “Chapel.” The family would appreciate donations be made to the “ Living Memorial Fund” or to the memorial of the donors choice.
Frances Lillian Theresa "Fran" Murphy
Murphy, Frances (Legere) – The death of Frances Lillian Theresa “Fran” Murphy, wife of W. Douglas Murphy, of 19 York Street, Champlain Heights and “Fran’s Haven”, 105 Otis Road, Cassidy Lake, Kings County, occurred in the Palliative Care Unit of the Saint John Regional Hospital on Saturday, 21 August 2004, following a long and painful struggle with breast cancer.
A proud Saint Johnner, Mrs. Murphy was a life-long resident of the city. She was born on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 1927, the eldest child of the late Leo Joseph and Lillian Theresa (Quinn) Legere. Frances grew up in Saint John’s South End, a stone’s throw from where her mother’s great-grandparents, James and Catherine (Creegan) Murphy, settled after immigrating from the Parish of Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland, in 1840. Although socialized in an almost entirely Irish context, she was equally proud of her Acadian roots. Her paternal great-grandparents, Simon and Élisabeth (Forest) Légère—both eighth generation Maritimers—migrated to St. John County in 1888 and established a boarding house on Greenhead Road whose residents propagated the city’s Acadian community. Frances Legere attended St. John the Baptist and St. Vincent’s Girls’ (High) Schools. A promising student, she left school in November 1942 to become foster mother to her three younger sisters. From April 1952 until December 1959 she was employed with the F. W. Woolworth Company. She married fellow South Ender, Doug Murphy on May 18, 1959 and together they shared forty-five happy years of married life. Frances was a woman of immense Christian faith and throughout her life took a keen interest and active role in the affairs of the Church and, by extension, the entire community. For the last thirty-nine years she was a member of St. Joachim’s Parish. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada for nearly sixty years. She was a former member of the choir and Ladies’ Society of St. John the Baptist Parish, the League of the Sacred Heart and the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. She was a former member of the Champlain Heights Home and School Association; the East Saint John Clean Air Coalition and a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Diabetes Association. Beginning in the late 1970’s, she worked as a volunteer teacher’s helper at Champlain Heights School and, later, as a clerk at Roxie’s Gift Shop and Card Land. She was a long-time member of the Liberal Party and a member of the Saint John Chapter of the Irish Canadian Cultural Association. Her hospitality, infectious enthusiasm and animated manner of expression endeared her to a wide circle of friends. She was, above all, a loyal, affectionate and proud wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
She is survived by her devoted husband, W. Douglas Murphy; her children: Stephen Douglas “Steve” Murphy (Jocelyn, née Corkum), of Halifax; Peter Douglas Murphy (Melody, née Clarke), Washington, D.C. and Ellen Frances Catherine Murphy (Jérémie “Jerry” Pineau) of Saint John and three grandchildren: Nora Elizabeth Nunn Murphy, Antigonish, Nova Scotia; Brendan Douglas Murphy, Halifax and Agnès Mary Frances Murphy of Washington. In addition, she is survived by her three sisters: Sister Therese Frances Leger (Mary (Joan) Anne) of the Association of Hermits of MacAdam’s Lake, Nova Scotia; Catherine Theresa “Kay” Williams and Margaret (Elizabeth) “Liz” Reid (Paul) of Saint John; by one brother, Barry Andrew Donald Leger (Patricia, née Maber); two half-brothers: John (Paul) Anthony (Michèle, née Cyr) of Fredericton and Michael Leo Leger, of Saint John; by brothers and sisters-in-law, Amelia “Toby” (née Tobias) Legere of Saint John; George “Ted” Murphy (Sandra, née Doucette) of Stratford, Prince Edward Island and Cassidy Lake, Kings County and Ruthann Galbraith (Gordie) of Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick and by her step-mother-in-law, Mrs. Doris (Ferguson Moore) Murphy of West Saint John. She is also survived by one half-uncle, Raymond Noel (Berla, née Burden), of Saint John, thirty nieces and nephews and thirty-six grand nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her dear friend Madelyn Williams of Saint John. In addition to her parents, Lillian (1952) and Leo Legere (1976), she was predeceased by her father and mother-in-law, Walter Hatfield Irving Murphy (1998) and Winifred Gertrude (Cox) Murphy (1991), by her step-mother, Margaret (Campbell) Leger Beckingham (1996), by two brothers Edmund Joseph “Ned” Legere (1999) and Joseph Legere (in infancy, 1936), by a half-brother, Joseph Leo Leger (in infancy, 1964), by brother-in-law, Ronald James “Skeezie” Williams (2004); by a niece, Caroline Elizabeth Murphy (in infancy, 1965), a nephew, Eric Douglas Jensen (1997) and by two grandchildren in utero (2001 and 2004).
Arrangements are in the care of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424). The family will receive visitors at the Funeral Home on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Joachim’s Church, 603 Loch Lomond Road, Saint John, on Wednesday morning, August 25, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, St. Joachim’s Church Building Fund or Divine Mercy Catholic School.
Muriel Kathleen Rogers
Muriel Kathleen Rogers, wife of the late Bela Rogers, of the Loch Lomond Villa Nursing Home, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday August 18, 2004 at her residence. Born 1925, in California Settlement, NB, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Eva Parks.
She is survived by one son Clayton Rogers (Barbara) of Grand Bay-Westfield; one daughter June Anderson (Rod) of Quispamsis; seven grandchildren: Kate, Jill, Andrew, Michael, Sean, Jennifer and Kimberley; six sisters Arlene Whittaker (Ralph) of St. Stephen, Margaret Whittaker (Eldon) of Saint John, Almeda Rogers of Saint John, June Demerchant (Perley) of Hamilton, Ontario, Holly Matthews of Oromocto, and Leona Davenport of Hamilton, Ontario; son in law Ronald Rinehart; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by daughter Neta Rinehart; brother Keith Parks; sister Jean Noseworthy; and four brothers in law Chris Rogers, Earl Davenport, Jack Noseworthy and William Matthews.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitations on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Friday August 20, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Fernhill Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Loch Lomond Villa Foundation, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of Loch Lomond Villa Nursing Home for there love and care that was provided.
Wendy Paulette Sherrard
Sherrard, Wendy Paulette-Passed away suddenly on August 16th, 2004 at her home in London, Ontario at the age of 58.
Born in Moncton, NB. She was the daughter of Hollis and Earlien Sherrard of Saint John. She was raised in Moncton, NB. She attended Mount Allison University earning an undergraduate degree in psychology. She then completed her Master’s degree in psychology at the University of Western Ontario, and then settled in London. During the last 16 years, she worked in the psychology department at the London Health Sciences Center, University Hospital.
Besides her parents, Wendy is survived by two brothers, Michael of Calgary and Hal of Perth-Andover, and one sister Deborah, of Vancouver BC. She will also be missed by nieces, Nicole and Tara, and nephews, Wesley and Jarid.
At the families request there will be no visitation. Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. Saint John, NB (646-2424) is in charge of the arrangements. The funeral service will be held from the Fundy Funeral Home "Chapel" on Monday August 23rd, 2004 at 11am. With Rev. Roger Graham of the Forest Hills United Baptist Church Officiating. At Wendy’s request, Memorial Donations may be made to the Fundy Funeral Home Building Fund.
Evva Mae Urquhart
The death of Mrs. Evva Mae Urquhart, wife of the late Willard L. Urquhart, of Saint John, occurred on Thursday August 12, 2004 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born 1927, in Lakeside, Kings County, NB, she was the daughter of the late Merritt and Glendora (Beyea) Hill.
Evva was a member of Calvary Temple, and was involved with the Federal PC’s and Provincial PC’ s, and was an Honorary Member of Fundy PC’s.
She is survived by her loving daughters Joan Anderson (Tom) of Oakwood, Ontario and Marlene Whalen (Frederick) of Saint John; brothers Benjamin Hill (Hazel) of Lower Kars, Kings Co, NB, Eugene Hill (Rebecca) of Woodstock, NB, Vincent Hill of Hampton and Wayne Hill (Cecile) of Saint John; sister Alberta Robertson Hill of Saint John; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Special Love and Thanks to Willard Urquhart’s family. Besides her husband Willard, and her parents, son Donald Urquhart, brother Stirling Hill and sister Flora Carpenter, predeceased her.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitations on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday August 17, 2004 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Acadian Loyalist Cemetery, French Village. In Lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Canadian Bible Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Alzheimer’s Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice.