John Michael Lynch
LYNCH, John Michael- John Michael Lynch of Red Head devoted husband of Bertha (Morrison) Lynch passed away on Saturday October 11, 2008 at the Saint John Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born 1933 in Saint John to the late William and Beryl (Henwood) Lynch. John worked for Centracare in the maintenance and engineering department for 30 years retiring in 1992. He was a member of the McAllister Mall, “Liar’s Club” and the “Aliant Coffee Group” and a former member of the St. Mary’s band. John was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Besides his wife Bertha of 48 years he survived by his son and family Brad (Carol) their children Amanda and Troy all of Dundee, NB; daughter and her family Shawna Spinks (Paul) and granddaughter Payton all of Quispamsis; step brother William and step sister Joan both of Saint John; several neices, nephews and many friends. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by two brothers Lorne and Harry and two sisters Ethel and Margaret.
Resting at the Fundy Funeral Home 230 Westmoland Rd. (646-2424) with visitation on Monday October 13, 2008 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Private graveside service will be held at Ocean View Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers donation’s in John’s memory can be made to the New Brunswick Lung Association or to the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Captain Allan Clifford Vallis
Captain Allan Clifford Vallis peacefully at home, 924 Manawagonish Road, on Friday October 10, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Verna M. (Fiander) Vallis. Born in Coomb’s Cove, Newfoundland on September 30, 1921 to the late Bertram and Susan (Myles) Vallis. Allan was devoted to his late wife of 58 years and very proud of his sons and grandchildren’s accomplishments. Allan began his 50 years of sea life at the age of 12 as a cabin boy on the Grand Bank Schooners. At the age of 26 he became a Master Mariner and captained his first ship at the age of 27. Allan captained for 12 years oil tankers out of Halifax and Saint John and finished his career in 1982 after 22 years as a Harbour Pilot in Saint John during which time Allan and Verna enjoyed a trip to France where Allan gained his knowledge of supertankers. Allan and Verna enjoyed many years of traveling with their great friends Dave and Ruby Morrison and the late Jim and Peggy Kelly throughout the United States and Newfoundland. Many friendships were formed and memories made at Pirate’s Cove Trailer Park in Belleisle Bay and playing cards with the St. Ann’s and St. Joachim’s Seniors group. In July 2007 Allan thoroughly enjoyed a unique trip to Coomb’s Cove, Newfoundland to share with his sons and grandchildren their family roots and history. For many years Allan and Verna volunteered their time for “Meals on Wheels” and The Canadian Cancer Society. Allan’s keen sense of humor and quick wit will be missed by the many people he met in his lifetime. Allan is survived by his sons Allan (Lana) of Kingston, N.B., Wayne (Nancy) of Rothesay, Owen (Cindy) of California and Daniel (Tina) of Saint John; grandchildren Owen (Skip), Rory and Max of California, Alison and Leah of Rothesay and Stephen of Ontario; sister Edna Cutler of Newfoundland; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, Allan was predeceased by his brothers John, Reginald, Harold, and Angus.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd, Saint John (646-2424) with visiting on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from St. James Anglican Church, Lakewood on Wednesday October 15, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Ocean View Memorial Gardens Cemetery. As per Allan’s wishes donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Daniel (Dan) Dean Dickeson
DICKESON, Daniel Dean “Dan”- It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Dan Dickeson, devoted husband of Gail (Young) Dickeson of West Saint John on Tuesday October 7th, 2008 at the Kennebec Manor. Born 1928 in Chatham to the late Daniel and Rhoda (Stewart) Dickeson. Dan worked for Irving Oil for many years retiring in 1994. He was much involved in his community as Coach of Lancaster Minor Hockey and Baseball and enjoyed his game of golf at the Westfield Golf and Country Club. Dan sang in church choirs and quartets in Chatham; he was also a member of St. Mark’s United Church. Besides his wife Gail of 22 years, he is survived by his daughter Janice Dickeson of Burnaby, BC; one stepson Michael Dykeman (Daniela) of Ottawa, ON; one stepdaughter Lynda Dykeman (Shane Billingsley) of Saint John; four grandchildren Kahleah, Adele, Jordan and Kyle Dykeman; special niece Sherri Desjardins (Paul); many nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents, Dan was predeceased by his first wife Gert; two sons Daniel and James; two brothers Blair and Hugh and three sisters Margaret, Arlene and Anne.
Services are under the direction of the Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. (646-2424). Visitation and service will be held from St. Mark’s United Church, 50 Dexter Drive, West Saint John on Friday October 10, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. up until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Private family interment to take place at Cedar Hill Extension at a later date. Donations in Dan’s memory can be made the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the New Bus Fund at the Kennebec Manor.
The death of Rita Mazerolle, loving wife for 53 years to Vic Mazerolle of Rothesay occurred at her residence on Tuesday October 7, 2008. Born in 1933 she was the daughter of the late Xavier and Gudith (Sonier) Robichaud. Rita worked for St. Joseph’s Hospital and at the French Pastry for many years; she enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Samuel de Champlain Bowling League and a member of Saint-François-de-Sales Church and Choir. Rita enjoyed golfing with Vic, going for walks and spending time with family and friends, she was a devoted wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law and friend. Besides her husband Vic, she is survived by one son Daniel Mazerolle of Rothesay; one brother Prudent Robichaud (Ernestine) of Campbellton; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her parents, Rita was predeceased by one brother George Louis Robichaud.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd, Saint John (646-2424) where visitation will be held on Wednesday October 8, 2008 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Saint-François-de-Sales Catholic Church on Thursday October 9, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Donations in memory of Rita may be made to the Lou Gerick's Disease, ALS or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
A special thank you to family and friends for their love and support and to the staff and nurses of Extra Mural Care for special care and attention given to Rita.
Huguette Muriel Boyd
BOYD, Huguette Muriel Boyd- It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Huguette Boyd devoted wife of Frank Boyd of Saint John on October 7th, 2008 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born 1940 in Montreal to the late Charles and Irene (Cassie) Baillargeon. Huguette was a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #2 Westside and of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Black River Rd. She was full of life and had a passion for knitting and received ribbons for her work. Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she loved spending time with family and friends. Besides her husband Frank of 15 years she is survived by her only son Martin (Michelle) of Toronto, ON; one sister Michelline (Rene) of Montreal, PQ; nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her parents, Huguette was predeceased by her granddaughter Angel and one brother Raymond.
At Huguette’s request there will be no visitation. A celebration of her life will be held at the Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. (646-2424) on Sunday October 12, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Private family interment to take place at Fernhill Cemetery. Donations in memory of Huguette can be made to Canadian Cancer Society or to donor’s choice.
Cedric Joseph Losier
Cedric Joseph Losier passed away peacefully on Monday October 6, 2008 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Losier Settlement, NB in 1931, he was the son of the late Edmund and Rachel (McGraw) Losier. Cedric leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years, Edith (Richard) Losier and four beloved children David Losier (Betty) of Saint John, Michael Losier of Victoria, BC, Dianne Savoy (Ernie) of Saint John and Denise Losier (Ron Mawhinney) of Saint John; two grandchildren Jeffrey and Cecilia Losier; brothers Edgar Losier of Bathurst, Arthur Losier (Kay) of Grand Bay-Westfield and Gerald Losier of Pont Landry; two sisters Eugenie Godin of Tracadie and Delia Beaucage of Montreal; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Alyre Losier and Leo Losier; four sisters Laura Comeau, Simone Basque, Melodia Boudreau and Dena Breau. Cedric retired from Irving Pulp and Paper after 41 years of service. He was a very active member of Knights of Columbus Council # 9176 Grand Bay and very involved in his church, St. Matthew’s Parish in Grand Bay. We will certainly remember the fun of Cedric playing Santa Claus at the Christmas Parties. He also loved to play the part of Santa to many children’s parties.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitations on Tuesday October 7, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Matthew’s Church on Wednesday October 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place in St. Augustine’s Cemetery at a later date. The family would appreciate donations in memory of Cedric be made to the Palliative Care Unit Saint John Regional Hospital, Extra Mural Program or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Bonnie Roberta Banks
BANKS, Bonnie Roberta, 57, passed away peacefully on Saturday October 4, 2008, at The Saint John Regional Hospital. Born September 24, 1951 in Campbellton, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Christine (Irvine) Mann. Bonnie was a member of the M.D.A.C., Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada. Surviving are husband Bruce, Saint John; a son Christopher Banks, Saint John; a daughter Shannon Banks, Saint John; a brother Robert Kierstead, Tide Head, NB; Joyce Kierstead, Tide Head, NB; Lois (Donald) Crozier, Moncton; Grace (Milton) Fitzgerald, Watterdown, ON; Dawn Gallie, Glen Coe, NB; Brenda (Terry) McKinney, Fredericton, NB; besides her parents she was predeceased by a brother Randolph Mann.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. Saint John (646-2424). A graveside service will be held on Thursday October 9, 2008 at 2 pm from Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada.
Dunstan C. Kelly
Dunstan C. Kelly of Saint John, husband of Dulcie A. Kelly passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on October 2, 2008. Born in Rangoon, Burma on May 19, 1933, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Kelly. He emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1948 and to Canada in 1963. Mr. Kelly spent his early years in Canada in Montreal plying his trade as a draftsman before moving to Saint John in the early 1980’s to join Saint John Shipbuilding for the design of new frigates for the Canadian Navy. He has been a true and faithful servant of his Lord for all his adult life, recently as an adherent of Forest Hills Baptist Church. Dunstan, who was known as Dan, wrote extensively about his Christian Faith and shared his writing with family and friends without exception. Besides his wife Dulcie, Dunstan is survived by a step-son Colville Rainey, of London, England and his sisters Maureen Downard, Queensland, Australia, and Meg Kelly, New Zealand.
The body is resting at Fundy Funeral Home where cremation has taken place. Services for Mr. Kelly will be held at Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday October 7, 2008 at 11 am, with Rev. Roger Graham officiating. No visitation will be held by request. Donations may be made in memory of Dunstan Kelly to the charity of donor’s choice.
Matthew Lloyd Gray
GRAY, Matthew Lloyd- It is with great sadness the family announce the unexpected passing of Matt of Saint John on September 27, 2008 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Matt was born in Belledune on March 5, 1919, and was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been predeceased by his parents, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Matt was also predeceased by his wife Pearl (Penny) in 1998 and by his canine companion Jessie in 2006. He is survived by his only son David (Lorraine) of Saint John; grandchildren Matthew (Kelda), Samantha (Ryan both of Halifax, NS and Shauna of Saint John; step-grandchildren John of Toronto, Stacey, Nick and Lindsay and step-great grandson Benjamin all of Saint John; special cousins Charlie and Adeline Moriarity of St. Martins also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Matt was a long time employee of the Canadian Pacific Railway and held several positions up until his retirement in 1979 and was also a long-standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Jervis Bay # 53. Matt was a loving father and grandfather and had a great sense of humour. We will miss him dearly and hold him close to our hearts forever.
Resting at the Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. with visitation on Wednesday October 1, 2008 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. with a Legion Tribute Service begining at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday October 2, 2008 at 12:00 p.m.. Interment to follow at Cedar Hill Ext. Donations in Matt’s memory can be made to Animal Rescue League or to charity of choice.
Stanley Ira MacKinnon
Stanley Ira MacKinnon, devoted husband of Bertha (Sweet) of Saint John passed away peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Saturday September 27, 2008. Born 1927 in PEI to the late Wilbert and Catherine (Achorn) MacKinnon. Stanley worked as a salmon fisherman in his earlier days, then going on to Brunterm as a longshoreman for over 40 years, retiring in 1985. He was also a member of the International Longshoremen’s Association, Local #273. Stanley was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. Besides his wife Bertha of 54 years, Stanley is survived by his only son, Trevor MacKinnon (Sharon) of Quispamsis; step grandchildren Tanya Blue (Scott) of Garnett Settlement, Jeff Spragg (Janice) of Fairfield; great-grandchildren Nicole, Bailey, Zack and Abby; special niece Sharon Sweet of Hampstead; several nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents Stanley was predeceased by four sisters and two brothers.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. (646-2424). At Stanley’s request there will be no visitation. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday September 30th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Cedar Hill Ext Cemetery 1650 Manawagonish Road. In lieu of flowers donations in Stanley’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Troy Emery Henderson
It is with great sadness the family announce the sudden passing of Troy Emery Henderson of Charlotte Street, Saint John occurred on Tuesday October 7, 2008 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born 1963 in St. Stephen he was the son of Paul and Gloria (Conley) Henderson. Troy was an honor graduate from Simonds High School in 1982. His interests were a love of fishing and a special love of animals. Troy bravely battled lengthy illness throughout his life. He spent most of his time with his special friend Sherry Taylor and his twin brother Tony. Besides his loving parents he is survived by his twin brother Tony Henderson and brother Danny Henderson; sister Cathy McKay (Andrew) of Quispamsis; several nieces and nephews; and his special friend Sherry Taylor.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitations on Thursday October 9, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Friday October 10, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Calders Head Cemetery, Deer Island, NB. The family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Wayne D. Courtney
The death of Wayne D. Courtney, loving husband of Sharon (Keating) Courtney, of Milkish Creek occurred unexpectedly at home on Wednesday October 29, 2008. Born 1945 in Saint John he was the son of the late John Edward and Dorothy Emily (Getson) Courtney. Wayne worked as a steel worker for Saint John Shipbuilding for 30 years, retiring in 1995. He was a lifetime member of Local 3, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 62 Moss Glen. Besides his loving wife Sharon of 39 years, he is survived by sons Gregory (Jacqueline) of Calgary and Jeffrey (Tracy Craft) of Milkish Creek; grandchildren Joshua, Jennifer and Braydon Courtney and step grandson Chad Craft; brothers Roy (Mary Lynn) of Moncton and Douglas (Susie Palmer) of Milkish Creek; sister Joan Randon of Rothesay; aunt Joy Cannon of PEI; uncle Ralph Getson of Dryden, ON; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by daughter-in-law Kim.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitations on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Legion Tribute will be held on Sunday at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Monday November 3, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment will take place in Harding Point Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice.