Jean Isabella Morrison
The death of Jean Isabella Morrison of the Kings Way Care Center, formerly of Creighton Avenue, occurred peacefully on Saturday September 6, 2008 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born 1926 in Atwood, Ontario she was the daughter of the late Robert and Rosella (Wilson) Nichol. Jean was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Angus A. Morrison in 1999, two brothers Murray and Weldon Nichol and sister Muriel. She is survived by one son James, his wife Ramona and two grandchildren Daniel and James. She enjoyed most in life was sharing her life with Angus also Jamie and Ramona and her two grandchildren Daniel and James, also her love for her friends.
A Memorial Service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) on Wednesday September 10, 2008 at 10 am. Interment will take place in Ocean View Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Mary Allison Weaver
The death of Mary Allison Weaver, 106 years, occurred peacefully on Saturday September 6, 2008 at the Turnbull Nursing Home. Born 1902 in Kilwinning, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Archibald and Elizabeth (M’Lauchlan) Allison. Mary was the last surviving member of the immediate family. She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth Betts of Saint John and Priscilla Taylor of Victoria Harbour, ON; grandchildren Craig Betts of Saint John, Wanda Walsh (Randal) of Ottawa, Dr. Christine Taylor-Buchanan (Doug) of Toronto, ON and Scott Taylor (Tracey) of Bolton, ON; great grandchildren David Betts, Sarah, Kevin and Sean Walsh, Reid and Sarah Buchanan and Dana Taylor; one nephew David Allison of Scotland.
A Memorial Service will be held from St. Mary St. Bartholomew’s Church on Tuesday September 9, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. No flowers by request. The family would appreciate donations made to the St. Mary St. Bartholomew Building Fund. Arrangements are under the care of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424).
Joan Kathleen Keen
KEEN, JOAN “ANNE” KATHLEEN- Joan “Anne” Keen of St. George passed away peacefully on September 16, 2008 at the Saint John Regional Hospital, aged 96. Born in Kent, England August 28, 1912, she was the daughter of the late George and Agnes (Bilton) Mobsby. Anne and her husband, Fred, with their two young children, moved to Canada in 1953 where Fred worked for the City of Edmonton until his retirement in 1975. Upon Fred’s retirement, they re-settled in Cornwall, England. Anne returned to Canada in 1991, living in both Saint John and St. George. She is survived by her son Ian Keen (Reina) of Prince George, BC and daughter Veronica “Ronnie” Cousins (Ed) of St. George, NB; grandchildren Melinda Keen (Ken Pokolinski) and Christopher Keen (Marit Shearer), both of Calgary, AB; Joel Cousins of Saint John, NB and Heather Stubbert (Pat) of Dartmouth NS; and three great grandchildren, Grace, Lily and Benjamin; nephew Richard Dudman of Swansea, Wales and niece Rosemary Lowe of Brighton, England. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Frederick John Keen in 1977 and her only sister, Lucie Dudman in 1994.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. (646-2424). By Anne’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. Donations in memory of Anne can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Saint John Regional Hospital where exceptional care was provided to Anne.
Keith Royden Hunter
The death of Keith Royden Hunter, of Saint John occurred on Monday September 15, 2008 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born 1959 in Saint John he was the son of Miriam (Reid) Hunter and the late Royden Hunter. Keith worked for the Atlantic Super Store on Rothesay Avenue. He had previously worked for Pearls Corner Kitchen, Maro’s Pizza and Sobey’s Grocery Store. He was a member of Full Gospel Assembly Church and Calvary Temple. Besides his mother he is survived by his son Justin Keith Hunter of Saint John; three sisters Elva Lacey (Peter) of Grand Bay-Westfield, presently in Australia, Krista Stewart (Alex) of Quispamsis and Bonnie Rankin (James) of Quispamsis, several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitations on Tuesday 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday September 18, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Fernhill Cemetery. Donations in memory of Keith may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Margaret Belle Cowan
Cowan, Margaret Belle – The death of Margaret Belle (MacKenzie) Cowan, wife of the late Lucien Cowan occurred on Friday September 12, 2008 at The Saint John Regional Hospital. Born 1906 in Montreal, QC. She was the daughter of the late John and Katie (Ross) MacKenzie. Belle is survived by one daughter Suzanne Hill (Jack) of Rothesay, grandchildren Sarah and Miriam and great-grandchildren Sophie and Livia . She was predeceased by her parents, husband Lucien, sisters Kathleen White, Vesta Creese and Jean MacKenzie and one brother John MacKenzie
By request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Private family interment will take place in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal at a later date. Donations in Belle’s memory may be made to The Unitarian Service Committee or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Edward (Ted) Joseph Dugay
Dugay, Edward Joseph (TED) – It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Ted Dugay of 10 Firefly Cres., Quispamsis who passed away on Wednesday September 10, 2008 at The Saint John Regional Hospital. Ted was the eldest son of Edward Joseph and Kathleen (Conway) Dugay. He was born on Oct. 20, 1926 in Saint John. Ted was a respected businessman who entered the family roofing business of Joseph Dugay and Son Ltd., following graduation from St. Vincent’s (Boys) High School, he was a devout Catholic who dedicated his life to service. He received special blessing from the POPE for his generosity and service to the church. Ted joined the Knights of Colombus, Father Joseph A. Hanebry Council 11201 on Oct 23, 1996. He served in many capacities as an officer and member and was Immediate Past Grand Knight and he was installed as a member of Msgr.,F.M. Lockary Assmy. # 0616 Fourth Degree Knights of Colombus on June 3rd, 2000. He served on several committees and was very active with the Casino Committee. Ted had many interests in life and he loved music. As a youth he was a member of the City Cornet Band, he also loved the water, his trips to Montreal for the hockey games, Boston Baseball games, Belfast Maine to curl and he loved to shop. He also enjoyed bingo and people, Ted was a bachelor and he loved to cook. Ted was a member of the Red Chevron, Adanac Club and the Thistle Curling Club. He enjoyed his summers at his cottage at Cambridge, NB and the community activities and Father Jack Higgins’ Church. Ted is survived by one brother James R. Dugay, Jim’s fiancé Micheline Jutras, one sister Shirley Stewart (Bob), sisters-in-law Evelyn Dugay (Bill) and Janice Dugay, several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Ted was predeceased by his parents, one brother William F. Dugay (Ev.) and one niece Christine.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitations on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rothesay on Monday September 15, 2008 at 12:05 p.m. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ted may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Gianni C. Govic
Govic, Gianni (John) born May 18th, 1961 in Saint John, N. B. died peacefully in his sleep on September 10th, 2008 in Montreal, Quebec at the age of 47. Beloved son of Paul and Anita Govic, adored brother and brother-in-law of Gordana Govic and Alexander Sangowicz. Gianni leaves to mourn many uncles, aunts and cousins in Croatia, Italy, Norway, Brazil, Australia, U.S. and Canada; as well as many dear and close family friends. Gianni attended Kennebecasis Valley High School, did a stint at UNB before moving to Montreal, Quebec. Gianni loved cars, motorcycles, rock music, shamanism, parties, beaches, the island of Krapanj, sweets and his cat Stress. He enjoyed being a DJ and had a way with the ladies. Gianni was a true life hero, after a tragic accident that left him a quadriplegic; he battled on courageously for the last 18 years through thick and thin. He always had a wonderful sense of humour and we were proud to be part of his “gang”. In lieu of flowers donations to your favourite organization would be appreciated or to the Hospitality Corner of the Montreal General Hospital. Visitation will be held at Fundy Funeral Home 230 Westmorland Rd. Saint John (646-2424). With visiting hours from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9, Monday September 15, 2008.
Service will be held on Tuesday at 2 PM from Fundy Funeral Home, Chapel. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Gianni Quando esiste l’amore nella terra, pace la su c’aspeta eterna.
Georgina Marie McPhee
McPhee, Georgina Marie, passed away on Monday September 8, 2008 in Saint John Regional Hospital. Born October 16, 1929, in St. Mary de Kent, NB. Daughter of the late George & Anita (Mallett) Cormier. Survived by sons Alan (Jolanta); Philip (Kim); daughter Valerie (Wayne) Thompson; brothers Alcide, Norman & Lomer Cormier; sisters Florence LeBlanc, Geneva Emond; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Predeceased by husband Wilfred Daniel McPhee; sons Wayne, Larry & Gerry & sister Irene.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424). Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service to be held Friday September 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel. Donations may be made to a charity of a donor’s choice.
Frederick George Ganong
Ganong, Frederick George – On September 8, 2008 at the age of 76, the death occurred of Frederick George Ganong, who was the son of the late Walter and Ethel (Mill) Ganong. Mr. Ganong leaves to mourn son Norman Ganong of Saint John, as well as two granddaughters Jessica and Lane Ganong. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. Fred was born at Long Reach, Kings Co. and was a member of the St. James Anglican Church. He spent most of his adult life in Saint John. He graduated from the former Saint John Vocational School. Fred participated in many school activities while at school. After graduation from Voc he worked at several jobs before starting his own Electrical Company, which he operated for over forty-five years. It still remains in operation today. For several years he coached the Saint John Rotary Ladies Basketball team. Fred also enjoyed training and driving his racehorses at Exhibition Park. Mr. Ganong also developed a small sub-division where he and his wife resided over the last few years. A Street & Mall still bearing his name. Fred was predeceased by his wife Eva and two brothers, Baby Walter and Albert, as well as one grandson Adam.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitations on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday September 10, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Fernhill Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to The Alzheimer’s Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Krista Dawn Matthews
MATTHEWS, Krista Dawn - It is with great sadness the family announce the unexpected death of Krista Dawn Matthews of Saint John on Sunday September 7th, 2008. Born 1965 in Saint John to George and Dorothy (Campbell) Matthews of Quispamsis. Besides her parents, Krista is survived by her loving companion Shawn Cawley of Saint John, daughter Jocelyn (Dave) of Quispamsis; granddaughter Ellie Krista Anne who came into this world on Friday September the 5th, 2008; sisters Tara Maber (Larry); special nephew Colin all of Quispamsis, Deborah Anne Stackhouse of Nanimo, BC and Jane Hengst (Mark) of Dalhousie; grandfather Charles J. Matthews of Red Head; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many many friends. She was predeceased by her paternal grandmother Muriel and maternal grandparents Christine and Karl Campbell; father-in-law Alfred and canine companion Buddy. Devoted daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, companion and friend. She loved spending time with family and friends, and had a special love for her animals “Dirty cat” and “Tango” the dog. Krista had a passion for flowers and photography, she was so excited to be a grandmother “Nana got her baby Girl”. All who knew her, will miss her.
Resting at the Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. with visitation on Wednesday September 10, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday September 11, 2008 at 2:00 p.m Interment to follow at Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Krista can be made to the Animal Rescue League, Multiple Sclerosis Society, or to the Boys and Girls Club
Robert (Wilf) Wilfred Kidd
Robert (Wilf) Kidd passed away on September 7th, 2008 in Saint John, New Brunswick. Wilf was predeceased by his wife and companion of 58 years, Flora (Betty) and mourned by his children, Richard(Janet) of Darlings Island, Pat (Keith Nelder) of Big Pond, NS., Peter (Chantal) Bromont, Que. and David(Madelijne) of London, England. Wilf graduated in 1949 from Liverpool University to start his career as a Professional Mechanical Engineer. He worked in England and Scotland for G.E.C. and moved his family to Canada in 1967. In Canada, his career took him to Montreal, Cape Breton and finally to Saint John where he was a commissioning engineer at the Lepreau Nuclear Facility during its construction. Wilf's great passion was for boats and sailing, starting with a National 12, which he raced in England with Betty. As his family expanded, so did the size of the boats, culminating in a 39' ketch, Black Bear, which he finished in Saint John and sailed with Betty to the Caribbean and back. His family spent many happy times sailing on the West Coast of Scotland, on Lake Champlain, in Nova Scotia, Maine and the Caribbean. Wilf liked to travel and he and Betty travelled throughout Europe after he retired, particularly enjoying the South of France. He was a lifetime member of the Clyde Cruising Club and a member of the Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club. Wilf greatly enjoyed the adventures of his children and never hesitated to visit them no matter where they were located. He loved his 11 grandchildren, Michelle, David, Rachel, Diarmid, Fiona, Graham, Allison, Dayna, Samantha, Malcolm and Joel, and they could always be assured of a special chocolaty surprise each Christmas. Wilf's family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Kennebec Manor for their care of Wilf over the past six months.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. (646-2424). A memorial service will be held at the Church of St. John the Baptist and St. Clement, 819 Millidge Avenue on Thursday September 11, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club. Private family interment to take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Wilf can be made to donor’s choice or to the Jr. Sailing Program at the Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club. "There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. “The Wind In The Willows”
Royden Daniel Arthurs
Royden Daniel Arthurs went home to be with his Lord and Savior on September 23, 2008 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born 1925 in Saint John to the late Daniel and Myrtle (Train) Arthurs. Royden worked for Saint John Shipbuilding as a marine electrician for over 35 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of the St. Martins Lodge and an avid coin and stamp collector. He enjoyed fishing gardening, poetry and spending time with family and friends. Royden is survived by his wife Marjorie (nee Seely) of 54 years, his only son David and daughter-in-law Pauline of Nerepis; three grandchildren Jamie, Jacob and Jenny; sisters Dorothy and Connie (Walter); brother Joseph (Dawn); step-mother Ella Arthurs; sisters-in-law Sharon and Jean; brother-in-law Murray; nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents Royden was predeceased by his son John Arthurs; sisters Alice and Joan; brother Donnie and brother-in-law Dr. Michael Thomson.
Resting at the Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. (646-2424) with visitation on Thursday September 25, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Friday September 26, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Donations in Royden’s memory can be made to Diabetes Association or to the Canadian Cancer Society.