Brenda Marie Rackley
Brenda Marie (Lemon) Rackley of Saint John, NB, passed away peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Monday June 14, 2004.Born in Marysville, NB on January 28, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Royce and Hazel (Lewis) Lemon.
Brenda is survived by her beloved husband of 23 years, Jack; sons Michael and Mark; brothers Terrance (Judy), and Robert; sisters Bonnie (Kenneth) and Krista (Bev); uncles Charlie Lewis (Sandra), Wayne Lemon and Lincoln Lemon; aunts Christine Lewis and Edith Armstrong. Several nephews and nieces also survive her.
Brenda went into nursing in 1975 where she worked for several years in Day Surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Brenda was a member of St. Mary & St. Bartholomew’s Church. One of Brenda’s wishes was to express her gratitude for all who prayed for her and her family throughout her illness. Many thanks to Rev. Greg McMullin, Rev. Wally Corey, Rev. Mac Campbell and hospital chaplain Rev. Bill LeGrand for their spiritual support. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the outstanding care given to Brenda from all the nurses of Palliative Care. You will not be forgotten. Brenda was blessed with seeing her youngest son graduate, which meant a great deal to her. Brenda was a very unique and special person who will be missed by many.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, (646-2424) with visitations on Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from St. Mary & St. Bartholomew’s Church on Thursday June 17, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Ocean View Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Alan Whelam passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Sunday June 13th, 2004. Born in England on January 21st, 1936, he was the son of the late Edwin and Margaret (Burns) Whelam.
Alan is survived by his loving wife Christine (Gibson) Whelam, two sons, Stephen (Sandra) of Saint John and Alan of England, two daughters, Jackie (Rob) Phillips of Rothesay and Debbie Keyes (Randy Trites) of Saint John, one brother John (Winn) of England, two sisters, Betty Tatters and Olive Carney both of England, six grandchildren, Colin, Aaron, Taylor, Jesse, Kerstyn, and Breanna and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Alan is predeceased by a brother, Teddy, brother in-laws, Bob Tatters, Bob Carney, George, and Harvey, two sisters, Iris and Joyce. Alan was also an avid soccer fan.
Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. Saint John, NB is in charge of the arrangements (646-2424). A Memorial service will be held Wednesday evening June 16th, 2004 at 7pm at the Fundy Funeral Home “Chapel”. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations be given to the Saint John Palliative Care Unit.
Ernest E. King
The death of Ernest E. King occurred after a long period of failing health at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Saturday June 12th, 2004.
He was predeceased by his parents, William John and Della (Pearson) King. Ernest is survived by his loving wife, Lillian May (Newman) King, three sons, Paul of Saint John, Bill (Ruth) of Fairvale, and Bob (Debra) of Saint John. One daughter, Betty (Gordon) Robichaud of Saint John. Two brothers, Raymond (Mildred) of Saint John and Joe (Marion) of Ontario. Two sisters, Clara Wilson of Ontario and Cecilie (Ronald) Jackson and a sister in- law Doreen King. Grandchildren, Jill, Monica, Deanna, Angie, Melissa, Robert, and Cecil, five great grandchildren, Christopher, Nicolas, Hughie, Nicole and Josh and several nephews and nieces. Ernest was also predeceased by a son Ernest, sister, Gladys Blount, two brothers, Willy and Jackie and a brother in law, Manford Wilson.
Ernest was a long time resident of Saint John but lived in BC for four years. He was a member of N.P.A.M. when the war broke out. He then became a member of the Saint John Fusiliers (MG), he was a Honor Guard for King George the V when he came to Saint John to visit. Ernest worked at various locations in the city; Centre Care, Marcus, MRA’s, County jail and Longshore. He loved Carpentry and his greatest love was his wife Lillian and his Family.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, NB (646-2424) on Monday June 14th, 2004 from 2-4 & 7-9pm with a Legion Tribute at 7pm. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10 am from the Fundy Funeral Home “Chapel.” Interment will be held at Cedar-Hill Ext. at a later date. The family would appreciate donations be made to the Kidney Foundation or to the memorial of the donors choice.
Captain Charles Hodder Brown
Canadian Flag The death of Captain Charles Hodder Brown, of Ridgewood Veteran’s Hospital, formerly of Quispamsis, husband of the late Roseline (Jordan) Brown, occurred on Monday June 7, 2004. Born 1921 in Rock Harbour, NF, he was the son of the late Henry and Mary (Hooper) Brown.
Charles was a veteran of WWII, serving with the British Navy. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Jervis Bay Branch and the Merchant Navy Guild. He was a Captain with Marine Atlantic for many years, retiring in 1987.
He is survived by two sons Kenneth (Lillian) Brown and Derek (Amy) Brown both of Quispamsis; one daughter Rosalind (Howard) Moyst of Dartmouth; two brothers James Brown of St. John’s, NF and George Brown (Rita) of Mary’s Town, NF; two sisters Annie Dodge (Roland) of Mary’s Town, NF and Cecilia Hancock (Alexander) of St. John’s, NF; seven grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
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 June 9, 2004 at 2 p.m. Interment will take place in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery Field of Honor. The family would appreciate donations made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice. A tribute to a Veteran Service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.
Edward Joseph Keenan
The death of Edward Joseph Keenan occurred on Monday October 18th, 2004 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Saint John NB.
He was the son of the late Thomas and Sarah M. (Gallagher) Keenan. Ed is survived by his wife, Lois (Holleran) Keenan, two sons, Thomas (Brenda) of Saint John and Donald (Heather) also of Saint John, two daughters, Barbara (Tim) Mason and Phyllis Keenan both of Grand Bay- Westfield, two sisters, Margaret Ann (Arnold) Robinson of Berkley, Michigan and Maureen (Larry) Dietrich of Victoria BC. seven grandchildren, Chelsea, Sean, Meghan, Sarah, Jonathan, Michael, and Haley, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Ed was predeceased by sisters, Katherine and Gertrude, and three brothers, Raymond, Martin, and John.
Ed belonged to the Fundy Region Antique Auto Club and also owned and operated Keenan Fuels for close to twenty years.
Mr. Keenan is resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. Saint John, NB. (646-2424) with visitation on Tuesday, from 2-4 & 7-9pm. and Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held from St. Matthew’s Church in Grand Bay -Westfield on Thursday October 21st, 2004 at 1pm. Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Foundation, Saint Matthew’s Building Fund or to the memorial of the donor’s choice.
Mildred (Payne) Densmore
The death of Mildred Densmore occurred Sunday, October 17th, 2004 at Sackville Memorial Hospital.
Born in South Tilley, NB the daughter of Ethel and Percy Payne, predeceased by her husband Clarence, brothers Vincent & Leslie and sister Dorothy. She is survived by one son Percy (Cathy), one daughter Anne Wowk (Bill), one brother Norval Payne and three sisters Margaret Crocker, Beatrice Carter & Freda Clark.
In accordance with her wishes, a Memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 71 King Street, Sackville, NB on Wednesday, October 20th at 2 PM. Remembrances to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick would be appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to Fundy Funeral Home, Saint John 646-2424
Joseph Alvin Richard
The death of Mr. Joseph Alvin Richard, of Saint John, occurred on Saturday October 9, 2004 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
Born 1929 in Saint John he was the son of the late Alfred and Josephine (Chaisson) Richard. Alvin started this working career as a Merchant Marine, worked at the Port of Saint John and Kelly’s Garage and retired in 1991 from the Saint John Dry Dock as a machinist.
He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years Marie LeGassie; his sons Gary (Betty) of Moncton and Larry (Brenda) of Saint John; daughter Nora Lynch (Terry) of Ontario; brothers Clarence (Florence), Eldan (Hilda) of Ontario, James (Mary), Alfred (Sandra) and Joseph (Gail) all of Saint John; sisters Betty Richard of Saint John, Nora Kane (Joe) of Kingston Peninsula and Yvonne Perry (Buddy) of Saint John; five grandchildren Tanya, Jenn, Melissa, Tracey and Melanie; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his first wife Margaret (Dugay), infant daughter Laura Lee and brothers Wilfred and Danny.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitations on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Ann’s Church on Tuesday October 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Doris Judith Boudreau
Doris Judith Boudreau passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Friday October 8, 2004 after a hard fought battle with cancer.
Born on February 7,1927 in Saint John, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Judith (Robichaud) Boudreau.
She is survived by her six brothers and sisters: Rita Nadeau (Leo) Enfield, Conn., Evelyn Boudreau, Saint John, Ann Kilfoil (Kevin) Sussex, Wally Boudreau (Edith), Miramichi, Jim Boudreau (Arlene) Saint John; Len Boudreau (Joan), Bloomfield and well as eleven nieces and nephews and twelve great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by nephew Pierre Boudreau and sister-in-law Louise Boudreau.
Doris was educated in Saint John Schools and worked at the Foley Pottery Plant, Maritime Dental Lab and retired as a dental receptionist. Doris enjoyed the company of her many friends and traveling. She will be missed by neighbors, Ray and Nancy, friends, family and especially her nieces Christine Valerie, Laura and Carol and nephew Richard; on whose lives she had a long and enduring influence. Their children- Erin, MacIsaac, Emma Alex, Ben, Ian, Jared and Kristen-will also miss Great Aunt Doris, who could always be counted on to spoil them and laugh at their latest antics. She will be deeply missed by great niece Kristen-to whom Doris was not only a great aunt but a friend and road trip buddy.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, (646-2424) with visitations on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Stella Maris Church on Tuesday October 12, 2004 at 11 am. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Saint John Regional Hospital or the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
James G. (Jim) Dargavel
DARGAVEL, JAMES G. (JIM) - Surrounded by a loving family and close friends, Jim passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Thursday October 7, 2004.
Born in Molus River, NB, to Lyle and Agnes (Gaylor) Dargavel, he spent his early adult life in the army, moved to Saint John in 1969, married Joan and raised a family. He worked as a mechanic at Woolco, the City of Saint John and then at Parkway Ford until he retired due to illness. For those who knew him, he was not one to sit still for very long and was involved in many volunteer activities over the years. When Jim had something to sell, nobody could refuse him. He helped to form the East Suburban Little League and coached that as well as hockey. He was a foster parent. Jim was president of the Schizophrenia Society and a 4th degree Knights of Columbus Council 8364. He was a major fundraiser in the early days of Play Ball for St. Joseph's and in his later years, he did what he could to support the Canadian Diabetes Association. He gave one hundred and fifty percent to everything he did including his battle with kidney disease and the many complications over the last few years. His strength of character and strong belief in his faith consoled him and kept him going through the difficult times.
He was predeceased by his parents Lyle and Agnes, his sisters Winnie, Pat, Josephine, Dorothy and Blanche, brothers James Lyle, Thomas and Lee as well as his daughter Patricia. He will be sadly missed by many especially by his loving wife Joan (Murphy), his children Dana, Terry (Sandy), Larry, Raymond Landry (Rachel), Doug Landry (David), Bethany, Sean Michael (Serge) and Linette Lawley (Paul), daughter-in-law Iris Dargavel; grandchildren Jamie, Jolene, Tera, Jessica, Meghan, Katlyn, Nathaniel, Isaac, Jacob, Noah and Janessa; great granddaughter Kiara, brothers and sisters, Beatrice, Eileen (Charles), George (Elsie), Donald and Jean. Special friends close to Jim and Joan include Cecile and Dave Wheaton, Jack and Theresa Dunlop, Roly and Phyllis McIntyre, Kenny and Velma White, Joanne and Brian Boudreau and Gary Dunn.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, NB (646-2424) with visitations on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Joachim's Church on Saturday October 9, 2004 at 10:00 am. Graveside prayers and interment will take place in St. Bartholomew's Cemetery, Molus River, NB on the same day. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kidney Foundation, Diabetes Association, Schizophrenia Society or to the charity of the donor's choice. A tribute to a veteran service will be held at the funeral home Friday evening at 7 pm, followed by prayers by the Knights of Columbus.
Lionel Albeni Bordage
The death of Lionel Albeni Bordage, loving husband of 54 years to Madeline I. (Adams) Bordage, occurred on Thursday September 30, 2004 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
Born in Acadieville, NB in 1922, he was the son of the late Frederic and Madeleine (Guimond) Bordage. Lionel worked for McAvity’s for 37 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 6595, Canadian Army Reserve Corps of Engineers, International Aerospace and Machinist Union Local 835. Lionel will be remembered as an avid bowler and hockey fan.
Besides his loving wife Madeline, he is survived by one son Lionel Douglas (Marlene); three daughters Linda Kaizer (Charles), Donna and Pamela all of Saint John; four grandchildren Danielle, Tony, Brian and Adam; brothers Arthur (Mary), Emile (Theresa) and Adrice (Juliette) of Saint John; Alban (Alma), Louis (Rita) sister Edith Cormier of Acadieville, NB and sister Sr. Corinne Bordage (CND) of St. Louis de Kent, NB; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers infants Adrice and Eric, Francois, Elzear, Luc, Edouard and Alfred, and sister Sr. Emilienne (CND).
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, (646-2424) with visitations on Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Stella Maris Church on Monday October 4, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to the Alzheimer’s Society, Diabetes Association or to the charity of the donor’s choice.