Mrs. Mary Irene Doucet
October 4, 1907 - March 3, 2008
Mary Irene Doucet passed away peacefully at her residence in People’s Park Tower on Monday, March 3rd, 2008.
Born in Campbelton, NB on October 4th, 1907, Irene was the daughter of the late Narcisse and Esther (Bijeau) Levesque.
We were very fortunate to have had two wonderful celebrations of her 100 years this past fall.
She will be greatly missed by her four sons, J.A. “Duke” Doucet (Dee) of Florida, J. Maurice (Ann) of Halifax, J. Raymond (Beulah) of Moncton and V. John (Judy) of Kingston, Ont.
She was very proud of her grandchildren, Kevin, Marc, Peter, Ingrid, Jason, Cathy, Jeff, Dan, Joyce and Troy and her thirteen great grandchildren.
Her sister, Amanda “Nin” Levesque, also of P.P.T., will miss her dearly.
There are numerous nieces, nephews and friends who will remember her with affection and admiration.
Irene was predeceased by her husband of almost 60 years, A.J. “Fred” Doucet (1986) and their only daughter, Joyce (1932).
There were three brothers and three sisters who also predeceased her, as well as her dear friend, Frank McGrath.
During her remarkable life, she was involved in numerous activities, including choir, bridge, lawn bowling, line dancing, golf and her favorite, curling.
She was a Charter Member of the Ladies Division of the Beauséjour Curling Club, a lifetime member and a former past President.
She became a member of the Catholic Women’s League 75 years ago, recently receiving the prestigious Maple Leaf Pin in recognition of her service.
However, her musical talents of singing and playing the piano/organ with such joy and enthusiasm, is what many will remember.
There were numerous masses, wedding, funerals, etc in the early years and then many fun times at the P.P.T., where her “magic” fingers brought pleasure to many celebrations.
There were many years spent with her family and Friends in Florida.
Irene may have been small in stature but was larger than life in spirit.
Visitation will be held at Fair Haven Funeral Home on Thursday, March 6th, 2008 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm, with parish prayers at 8:30 pm. from the funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family R.C. Church, 52 Falkland Street, Moncton on Friday, March 7th, 2008 at 10:30 with burial at Our Lady of Calvary later in spring.
The family would appreciate donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, The Friends of The Moncton Hospital or to the donor’s choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton (506) 852-3530.
Mr. Edward L. Bell
January 18, 1926 - March 5, 2008
Edward Bell passed away peacefully with his daughters at his side on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at The Moncton Hospital.
Born in Moncton on January 18, 1926 son of the late David and Clara Bell.
Husband of the late Jean (Lewis) Bell.
He is survived by four daughters, Nancy Bursey, Valerie (Mike) O'Neill, Ruth (Bill) Gammon and Karen (Terry) Dennis, 9 grandchildren; Todd (Danielle) Bursey, Tanya (Derek) Steeves, Meghan O'Neill (Ian Sutherland), Patrick O'Neill, Jarratt Gammon, Travis (Steve) Gammon-Boyd, Ara (Chris) Henry, Corey and Evan Dennis and seven great grandchildren.
Edward will also be sadly missed by three brothers, James, Wallace and John, four sisters, Joyce Buzzie, Phyllis Parks, Lillian Payne and Jean Fowler as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife, Jean and parents, Edward was predeceased by two sisters, Mildred Hill, Vera Fowler and three brothers, Nelson, Dan, Alfred and one grand daughter, Beth O'Neill.
Arrangements entrusted with Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton (506) 852-3530 with visitation on Thursday, March 6, 2008 from 7-9 pm.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 7, 2008 from the Chapel of Fair Haven Funeral Home at 2:00 pm followed by a reception in the Garden View Reception Room.
Interment in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Remembrances in Edward's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Palliative Care or a charity of the donor's choice.
Mr. John King
April 9, 1954 - March 7, 2008
Passed away at the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Hospital on Friday, March 7th, 2008 at the age of 53.
Husband of Diane King of Lakeville.
Born in Toronto, Ont. he was the son of the late Chris King and Denise King of Moncton.
He is survived by his daughter; Rebecca Ann King of Moncton and his son; Chris Johnson, his sisters; Diane Connell, Cathy (Robert Methot) of Moncton, Lori King of Moncton & Sandy (Harold Loth) of California, his step daughter; Marion Dollard of Dieppe and his step-son; Victor Fagan Jr. of Bathurst and by 8 grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at Fair Haven Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 2pm with burial to follow at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens.
The family would appreciate donations to Kidney Foundation, Diabeties Association or to Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Hospital Dialysis Unit.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton (506) 852-3530.