ALLABY, PETER L. - Peter L. Allaby of Woodstock, NB passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2006 at the age of 39. Born in Fredericton, NB on April 5, 1967. Son of Lloyd and Ann (Quartermain) Allaby of Woodstock, NB. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Krista Bird and his children, Andrew, Deidre, Jarika and Miranda. Also survived by two brothers, Kenneth (Jennifer) of Woodstock and Gregory of Inuvik, NWT; and aunts, uncles and cousins and nieces and nephews. Resting at The Culberson Funeral Home, Woodstock, with visitation on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services to be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Lukes's Anglican Church, Main Street, Woodstock, NB. Interment to follow at the St. Stephen Rural Cemetery. A special fund for the children of Peter Allaby has been established and donations can be made at the funeral home in lieu of flowers. Funeral arrangements, are under the care of The Culberson Funeral Home, 188 Connell Street, Woodstock, NB, E7M 1L8. www.culbersonfuneralhome.com
SORENSEN, ELLA DORTHEA - The passing of Ella Dorthea Sorensen née Nielsen, wife of the late Alan Sorensen, of Fredericton, NB, occurred on August 28, 2006 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. Born in New Denmark, NB on September 4, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Knud and Hedvig (Jensen) Nielsen. Ella was a member of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church and a retired hairdresser. She is survived by two sons, Richard (Patricia) of Grand Falls and Andrew (Judith) of Fredericton; one daughter, Janet White (John) of Fredericton; seven grandchildren, Christopher and Michael Sorensen, Alexandra, Emilly and Olivia Sorensen, Matthew and Sarah White; three sisters, Joan Nyborg (Boyd) of New Denmark, Elaine Crawford (George) of Fredericton and Sheila Mulherin (Geoff) of Fredericton; one brother, Sherman Nielsen (Carol Sue) of Fredericton and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton, NB on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at York Funeral Home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel, Fredericton, NB on Friday, September 1, 2006 at 10 a.m. with Canon William MacMullin officiating. Reception to follow in York Funeral Home's Fireside Room. Interment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, New Denmark, N.B. at 4 p.m. with a Reception to follow from Bethany Lutheran Church Hall at 5 p.m. For those who wish, remembrances made to the York Manor Nursing Home - Van Fund would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com.
Kathleen Anne Rae Kathy Rae died in Moncton, peacefully at home, August 24, 2006. Born and raised in Springhill, N.S., Kathy moved to Halifax and attended Mount Saint Vincent University. She then began her career with Imperial Oil as a receptionist/stenographer, and, through hard work and dedication, was rewarded with promotions to management-level positions of ever-increasing responsibility. Her diagnosis with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) cut short her career, and she retired in 2004, after 27 years service. Kathy loved animals, and none more than her faithful dog Meadow, who always managed to make her smile, even on the most difficult days of her illness. She had a keen interest in evolution, as well as animal and, particularly, bird behavior. Her extensive study of these subjects resulted in a level of expertise that probably rivaled that of some experts in these fields. Kathy also enjoyed boating, and with her partner Skip, spent many happy summer days exploring the numerous uninhabited islands and beaches of Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore. She also loved to travel, and especially enjoyed the landscape of the American Southwest, the rainforests and wildlife of Costa Rica, the people of North Africa, and the art and architecture of Europe. Special thanks to all those whose hard work so improved her quality of life and enabled Kathy to attain her goal of staying home throughout her illness: her dedicated super-nurse Patti Flanagan, who stayed with her through her toughest of times; family physician Dr. Manon Belliveau, a compassionate professional who somehow always made Kathy feel like she was her only patient; and, of course, the entire team of wonder women at Extra-Mural. Kathy is survived by her loving partner, George (Skip) Wallin, her mother, Ardath Rae, Springhill, N.S., sister Alison and nephew Nathan, both of Halifax. She was predeceased by her father Aubrey. A celebration of Kathy's life will take place at her home on Saturday, September 2nd, from 2 to 4 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathy's memory can be made to the ALS Society of New Brunswick or the Moncton SPCA. Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) in care of arrangements. www.fergusonknowlesfh.com
Colburn E. Estabrooks MIDGIC, NB The death of Colburn Estabrooks, age 87, of Midgic, NB, occurred at the Drew Nursing Home on Monday, August 29, 2006. Born in Midgic, he was a son of the late Albert and Zora (Hicks) Estabrooks.He formerly operated the rural mail delivery in the area and worked for many years with Fawcett Foundry, retiring in 1985. Colburn will be sadly missed by Irene (Hicks) his wife of 60 years, three children, Carolyn (Hudson) Smith, Marlene Phinney and Fred (Joann) Estabrooks, six grandchildren, Brent (Jennifer) Smith, Byron (Amy Mills)Smith, Ian (Krista Hicks) Phinney, Alison Phinney, Katherine and Emily Estabrooks, and three great grandsons, Seth Smith, Taylor and Braedon Phinney, a brother, Allen, aunt Mina Hicks, two nephews, William and Kevin Estabrooks and many cousins. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, brother David (Hilda) Estabrooks and sister Helen (Edward) Sears. The remains have been entrusted into the care of the Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St., Sackville (364-1300). A private family service with burial in the Midgic Cemetery will be conducted by Mr. Hal Lowther. In lieu of flowers donations to the Midgic Church or the Midgic Cemetery would be greatly appreciated. www.jonesfuneralhome.ca
SEWELL, ROBERTA J. "BUMPS" - The death of Roberta Janet "Bumps" Sewell of the Church of St. John & St. Stephen Nursing Home, Saint John, wife of the late Ernest Macaulay "Mac" Sewell, occurred on Monday, August 28, 2006 at her residence. Born in Saint John on March 2, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Mary (Martin) Jamieson. Mrs. Sewell was a longtime member of the Church of St. John & St. Stephen. She is survived by one son, Douglas M. "Sandy" Sewell (Grace) of Saint John, two daughters, Kathryn M. Rielly of Carleton Place, ON and Elizabeth Whitcomb (Ian) of Quispamsis, seven grandchildren, Robert, Anne, Alex, Jonathan, Meghan, Jamie and Ian and three nieces. She was predeceased by one brother, John T. Jamieson and one sister, Jessie H. Jamieson. Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Church of St. John & St. Stephen, Coburg Street, Saint John on Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Fernhill Cemetery. Remembrances to the Church of St. John & St. Stephen would be appreciated. www.brenansfh.com
McCUTCHEON, WALTER FRANKLYN - Walter Franklyn McCutcheon, 80, of South Berwick, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2006 at home. Born in Coote Hill, New Brunswick, he was a son of the late Albert S. and Jane E. (Pettie) McCutcheon. He had been employed as a truck driver for most of his working career, driving for Speedway for many of those years. He enjoyed brook fishing, camping, attending music festivals and working outdoors, especially tinkering around his yard. He is survived by his five children, Linda (Edward) DeSaulniers and Carol (Lee) MacKenzie, all of Grand Bay, New Brunswick; Rose (Ron) Smith, Smithtown, New Brunswick; Brian McCutcheon, Saint John, New Brunswick; Gordon McCutcheon, Truro; two step-sons, Harold "Skip" (Valerie) Conway, West Brooklyn Mountain; James (Brenda) Long, Steam Mill; a sister, Doris (Bennett) Smyth, Ontario; a brother, Lewis (Pauline), Sussex; eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his long-time companion, Shirley Stultz and a son, Reg McCutcheon; two infant sisters, Ethel and Margaret; four brothers, Arnold, Elmer, Hartley and Willard. There will be no visitation by family request. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2006 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Robert Billings officiating. Burial will take place in the Black River Cemetery, Kings County. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
RICHARD, PAULINE ANN – The death of Pauline Ann Richard of Quispamsis, wife of Terrance Richard, occurred August 23, 2006 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. She was born in Manchester, England daughter of the late Tom and Ellen Gradwell. Pauline is survived by her husband Terry; two sons, Simon Richard, Oromocto, Stephen Richard (Sheri), Oromocto; one grandson, Thomas; two sisters, Lillian Hopwood (Ron), Chatham, England, Catherine Power (Arthur), Orange, Australia; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Pat Brown and Rosemary Gradwell. Resting at Kennebecasis Select Community Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis, NB (506) 849-2119, with visitation on Thursday, August 31, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. The funeral will be held Friday, September 1, 2006 at 11:00am, from the Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated. A reception will be held in the funeral home immediately following the service. www.kennebecasisfh.com
Jean A. Dutcher ROCHESTER, NY - Sunday, August 27, 2006. Predeceased by her husband, J. Max Dutcher. Survived by her brother, Jack Dunphy of Canada; sisters, Florence and Patricia Dunphy and Betty Tivadara, all of Canada; several neices and nephews. Friends may call Thursday, August 31st, 2006 from 2 to 4 pm at the DREIER - GILTNER FUNERAL HOME INC. 1717 Portland Ave., NY. Funeral mass will be Friday, September 1st, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Church. Interment will take place at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to a Hospice or a charity of your choice.
ALKINS, MARJORY HELEN The death of Marjory H. Alkins, age 83, of Cambridge-Narrows, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Fredericton, NB, on August 28, 2006. She is survived by her daughters; Carol Rawn, Cambridge-Narrows, and Lois Huneault, Sudbury, ON, grandchildren; Nina and Ricky Sherwood, Danine and Henry Ransom, Kristen and Shaun Brown, Remington, Brannigan, and Sandra, great grandchildren; Kayla, Kyle, Nathan, Nicholas, Kristina, and Casey and several nieces and nephews. Marjory is resting at Sherwood's Funeral Home (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, with visiting on Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm., Thursday, August 31, 2006, from Mill Cove Church of God. Interment will be in the Lower Jemseg United Church Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated. www.sherwoodsfuneralhome.com
WASSON, VIOLET MARTHA JANE (YOUNG) - In Ottawa after four months of ill health, on Sunday, August 27, 2006, at 86 years of age. Predeceased by her husband Arnold, sister Lora Burse, brother Charlie and brother-in-law Stewart Brown. Vye is survived by her children Douglas (Wanda Mae) and Diane Defeo (Vic), her grandchildren Andrew Wasson and Amy Orr (Ryan), by one great-granddaughter Madison Orr and by her sisters Helen May Brown and Mary Derrah (Ed). She was born in Fredericton in 1920 and attended Christ Church Cathedral where as a child she helped her father ring the bells. After her marriage, she lived for many years in Newcastle Creek and attended St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Newcastle Bridge where she was a member of the Church Guild. Vye was a long-standing member of the Eastern Star. In 2002, she moved to Ottawa to be closer to her family. Friends may call at the McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home on Friday, September 1, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Rural Cemetery Extension followed by a reception. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Vye please consider the Christ Church Cathedral or the charity of your choice. www.mcadamsfh.com