DR. ARTHUR H. PATTERSON (1942-2006) - Patterson, Dr. Arthur H., 64, Lunenburg, N.S. passed away in peace, surrounded by love at the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater on June 13, 2006. Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Art was the cherished son of Mary (Slipp) and the late W.N. (Pat) Patterson. For more than 35 years, Art served the people of Lunenburg County as a respected and much loved family physician. His caring presence in this community will be profoundly missed by so many. Art's remarkable character, inimitable work ethic, personal strength, passion for family and love of the outdoors were formed in the bosom of his family during his early years in Woodstock. Following his elementary and high school education, Art went on to study science at Acadia. Art was a member of the Dalhousie Medical School graduating class of 1970, establishing treasured and enduring friendships with his classmates. As a physician, Art was by necessity a jack of all trades, and by exceptional skill, a master of many. Art had a particular gift for obstetrics and delivered more than four thousand babies during his career. His practise also included emergency medicine, ICU care, general surgery, caring particularly for seniors and adults with special needs, serving as the Medical Examiner for Lunenburg County for the entire breadth of his career, and often providing primary care for three and four generations of a family. In addition to his untiring efforts on behalf of his individual patients, Art was a ferocious advocate for health care and particularly for Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Among the many positions he held at the time of his death, he was Medical Director of Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care for the Aged; Medical Director of Lahave Manor Adult Residential Centre; Lunenburg County Social Services Examiner for Child Abuse; Chairman of the SSRH Geriatric Advisory Committee; Chairman of Lunenburg-Queen's Homecare Operational Committee; and the Collaborative Physician for Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner's Project. Included among the many prominent positions he held in the past are President, Fishermen's Memorial (FMH) Medical Staff; Chief of Obstetrics, FMH; Chief of Surgery, FMH; Chairman, Health Services Association Medical Advisory Committee; and Medical Director, Lunenburg County Correctional Centre. Through his long career, Art also served on several subcommittees of the Canadian Medical Association, spearheading, as Chairman, several major initiatives over the years. While medicine was his vocation and career, Art lived an entirely different and parallel life as a master woodworker, gentleman farmer, passionate outdoorsman, lumberman, and salmon smoker extraordinaire. Much of this full, rich existence was lived out in Art's favourite time of the day – the hours before dawn, and he often put in a full day's work before heading to his office. Art was proud to have qualified as a licensed guide in the Province of New Brunswick. Left to mourn this beloved man, along with his dear mother, are his devoted partner of more than 10 years, Amy Bennet; his adored daughters, Shannon, Halifax and Christina and son-in-law, Jason Kirker, Ottawa; his sisters, Ann (Edwin) Stone, Woodstock, N.B.; Susan (Michael) Quinn, St. John, N.B., Heather (Blake) Price, Woodstock; and Amy's children, Jeff, Henry, and Lucy Morrow. Also surviving are a clan of cousins and Art's beloved nieces and nephews, Trudi, William, and Wendell Price; Carter Stone; Beverly Richardson; Steven and Greg Quinn and all of their respective families. Art will be forever remembered by all of his colleagues at Drs. Patterson, Kelly and Associates; his many hunting, fishing and woodworking buddies; his Scrabble Club; the members of the Lunenburg Volunteer Fire Department with whom he served for more than three decades; and by Amy's parents Jim and Laura who will miss him most on Saturdays when the New York Times Crossword puzzle is published. A Memorial Service celebrating Art's life will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2006 at Central United Church, Lunenburg. Committal Service will be held 2:00 Sunday, June 18, 2006 at the Kirk Cemetery, North Hampton, NB. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Center for Restorative Care, Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 1180, Lunenburg, N.S. B0J 2C0. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca
Bertha Arsenault SAINTE-ANNE DE KENT, NB - Bertha Arsenault, 72, widow of Joseph Arsenault (2000) of Sainte-Anne de Kent, NB, passed away at the Stella Maris de Kent Hospital, Sainte-Anne de Kent, Wednesday, June 14, 2006 after a brief illness. Born in Sainte-Anne de Kent on December 9, 1933, she was the son of the late Hector Richard and Luce Thibodeau. She attended Sainte-Anne de Kent Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the Sainte-Anne de Kent Golden Age Club, and a member of the group La Nouvelle Vie. She is survived by two daughters, Rose-Marie Chalmessin (Charles) of Dieppe, Denise Richard (Leonard) of Saint-Antoine; sons, Gilles (Florence) of Notre-Dame, Rhéal (Denise) of Sainte-Anne de Kent; one sister, Stella Bastarache (Francois) of Notre-Dame; two brothers, Camille (Margaret) of Rolling Dam, Antoine (Geralda) of Dieppe; six grandchildren, Mellisa, Natalie, Nadine, Bianca, Joshua, Michael; two great grandchildren, Noah, Karrissa; several nephews and nieces. Predeceased by two brothers, Arsène and Zoël. Resting at Maillet Funeral Home Ltd., 29 rue de l'église, Bouctouche with visiting hours on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 and Friday from 12:30 to 1:45pm. Funeral service will be on Friday, June 16, 2006 at 2:00pm from Sainte-Jean Baptiste Roman Catholic Church, Bouctouche. Interment in the Sainte-Anne de Kent Roman Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Maillet Funeral Home, Bouctouche.
Ralph Stewart Pennell 1928 - 2006 MCKEES MILLS, NB - Ralph Stewart Pennell, 78, husband of Catherine (McKinley) Pennell, of McKees Mills, passed away at The Moncton Hospital on Tuesday, June 13, 2006. Born in Kamsac, SK, he was the son of the late Stewart Pennell and Pearl (Helmkay) Pennell. He was a member of Zion United Church, McKees Mills and was a former member of AOTS and Oak Bay United Church. Ralph had been a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Pro Patricia Branch, Victoria, BC, the Gordon Head Lions Club, Victoria and Oak Bay Kiwanis Club. He had served with the Royal Canadian Navy for two years an was a Licensed Practical Nurse and OR Technician. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; Shirley, mother of his eight sons, Les (Lorraine), Doug, Dwight (Wendy), Mattie (Diane), Dale (Sandy), Mark (Judy), Brad, Steve (Wendy); sister-in-law, Mary; niece, Debbie Frieson (Rudy); nephew, Barry Pennell (Kathy); 23 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Besides his parents, Ralph was predeceased by brother, Harvey (2005). Resting at Zion United Church, McKees Mills with visitation on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral Service at Zion United Church on Friday, June 16, 2006 at 4:00pm with Betty Jean Friedman officiating. Interment in the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Friends of The Moncton Hospital or the Rexton Lions Nursing Home would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of Thompson's Funeral Home, Richibucto (523-4252). www.thompsonsfuneralhome.com
THERIAULT, DR. DENNIS GERALD - The sudden and unexpected death of Dr. Dennis G. Theriault of Peterborough, Ontario, loving husband of Betty (McCullum), occurred on July 5, 2006. Born in Charlottetown, PEI on March 11, 1955, he was the much loved son of Rita Anne (Chiasson)Theriault and the late Dr. John C. Theriault. Dennis was an Honours graduate of Rothesay Regional High School in 1972, attended UNB and completed his Bachelor of Science degree while receiving his Medical Degree from Memorial University in Newfoundland. Upon completion of a two-year residency in family medicine, Dennis established a practice in Springhill, Nova Scotia. Subsequently, he obtained a specialization in anesthesiology from Dalhousie University and was affiliated with the Canadian Military Services in Lahr, West Germany in the late 1980s. Upon returning to Canada, he continued to practice anesthesiology in Halifax, Berwick and Truro, Nova Scotia. Early in 2000 he and Betty made their home in Peterborough, Ontario where Dennis continued to serve in the medical community until his untimely death. Active as both an enthusiastic participant and spectator in sports, Dennis derived immense pleasure from hockey, football, scuba diving, baseball, bicycling and squash. The pilgrimage to see his beloved Montreal Canadiens with family and friends was a much-anticipated, annual highlight for Dennis and those fortunate enough to be with him. Dennis was a caring and dedicated husband, father, son, brother and uncle, and will be greatly missed by his family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. He is survived by his wife Betty, stepson Jonthan (Guylaine) McCullum of Dartmouth, NS; his mother Rita of Halifax, NS; five brothers: John of Big Bras D'Or, NS, George (Dina) of Quispamsis, Jim (Carol) of St. John's NL, Bill (Bette) of Rothesay and C.P. (Ruth) of Rothesay; three sisters: Chris (Steve) Zinder of Ithaca, NY, Eva Landry (Marty Martin) of Pembroke, ON and Michelle (Michael) Kingston of Darlings Island; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. His family will be celebrating his life with a memorial service that will take place on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Rothesay, at 11:30a.m. They hope that you will join them at a reception immediately following the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Dr. David Stephen Memorial Foundation Inc., the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of the donor's choice. A mass of Christian burial will take place in the near future in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
HUESTIS, ERNEST FRANK - Ernest passed away peacefully with his best friend Babe by his side, July 4, 2006 in Saint John. He was predeceased by parents Berzil and Hilda (nee Dunham) and twin sister Ernestine. Ernest worked for 40 years as a Long Shoreman at the Saint John Harbour. He was an outdoor enthusiast, spending his time fishing, hunting and socializing with his good friends. Ernest enjoyed 80 years with us, he would want us to celebrate our time together, not grieve. At his request there is to be no service, cremation will take place with his final resting place to be at Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to the Animal Rescue League.
FERRIS, BARBARA DONNA Barb Ferris (nee Bailey) passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 6th, 2006 at the Saint John Regional Hospital in the Medical Intensive Care Unit as a result of an aneurysm. Born in Minto, NB on October 14th, 1961, she was the special daughter of Harold and Eunice Bailey (Stewart). She is survived by her loving husband, Norman of nearly 24 years. Four brothers, Daryl (Brenda), Ron (Kathy), George (Caroline) and Kevin (Anne) and one sister, Liz; several nieces, nephews and many good friends. She was predeceased by an infant brother, a brother-in-law, both paternal and maternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Barb was a dedicated employee of the Department of Health. She greatly enjoyed sharing her life with her family and her friends. Her favorite pass times included golfing and snowmobiling. Visitation will take place at the Minto Funeral Home (327-3490) on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, July 9th, 2006 at the United Baptist Church of Minto (124 Pleasant Drive) with interment in the United Baptist Cemetery, Minto. A time of fellowship will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to any charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may also be offered through www.mintofh.com
HARRISON, DARRELL RAYMOND The death of Darrell Raymond Harrison of Carten Lane, Durham Bridge, N.B., husband of Jackie Galbraith, occurred on 5 July, 2006. He was a hard working and loving father who enjoyed the outdoors on his snowmobile and four-wheeler. Darrell is survived by his wife, his son Preston, and daughter Madeline Harrison, his parents Donald and Connie(Preston)Harrison, brother Martin (Tricia) of Fredericton, sister Shirley (Ken) Stewart of Quispamsis, grandfathers Harry Harrison of Fredericton and Thomas Preston of Miramichi, niece and nephew Ashley and Jacob Stewart, and several aunts and uncles. There will be no visitation. A Funeral Service will be held from York Funeral Home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel on Friday, July 7, at 11am with Rev Wilfred Langmaid officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be left through www.yorkfh.com.
FOGARTY, MILDRED IDA Of Wakefield passed away at the Carleton Memorial Hospital in Woodstock on Tuesday, July 04, 2006, at the age of 87. Born at Wakefield, she was the daughter of the late Coleman Manzer and Frances Olivia (Saunders) Sharpe. Mildred is survived by a son, Paul Fogarty (Maxine) of Pleasantville, Nova Scotia; a daughter, Donalda Drier of Bristol; grandchildren Kevin Fogarty (Tania) of Lunenburg, NS, Mark Fogarty (Melissa) of Lower Sackville, NS, James Drier (Deloris) of Whitecourt, Alberta, Susan O'Connor (John) of Charlottetown, NS, Wanda Foster (Kris) of Florenceville, Kathy Drier (Blair Fitzgerald) of Ashland, and Megan Drier of Hartland; great grandchildren Benjamin, Ivey, Olive, Josiah, Taylor, Parker, Amy, Caroline, Andrew, Erin, Meredith, and Robbie; great great grandchildren Madison, Baylee, Jacob, Katylnn, and Seth; and several nieces, and nephews. Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Melvin Fogarty; sons Gerald and his wife Joyce, and Burdette; and a son-in-law, James Drier. Resting at the Scott Funeral Home, 815 Main Street, Woodstock, with visiting on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Sunday at 2:00 pm from the Scott Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Darryl Crain will be officiating, with interment in the Wakefield Community Cemetery. www.scottfh.com
WADLIN, ORLAND TAYLOR – The death of Orland Taylor Wadlin of Ridgewood Veterans Wing, Saint John, NB, husband of the late Della (Fisher) Wadlin, occurred on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born February 16, 1910 in Beaver Harbour, NB, a son of the late Walter Steadman and Mary Emma (Snyder) Wadlin. Orland was a veteran of World War II, serving as Sergeant Instructor with the Provost Corp. Following the war he worked for the Sugar Refinery as a Machine Operator. Survived by his children, Sherman (Marlene) Wadlin of Beaver Harbour and Nina (Lawrence) Ewart of Saint John; four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, several cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother, Basil. Arrangements are under the care of Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506) 634-7424 with a memorial service from Brenan's Chapel on Monday, July 10, 2006 at 1 pm. Interment will be in Pennfield Anglican Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. www.brenansfh.com