SMITH, ARTHUR MURRAY
The passing of Arthur Murray Smith of Boiestown, NB, husband of the late Verna (Pond) Smith occurred on Friday, July 9, 2010 at the Central Carleton Nursing Home. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the care and direction of Miramichi Valley Funeral Home, 7681 Route 8, New Bandon, NB (365-7577).
BETTS, PROFESSOR GEORGE MICHAEL
The death of George Betts occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Fredericton, NB on June 2, 2011. Born in Skipton, Yorkshire on December 9, 1930 he was the only son of the late George and Lucy (Walls) Betts and husband of Catherine. He is survived by his son, Matthew and his wife, Karen deWolfe and three grandchildren, Ava, Miles and Anna all of Corvallis, Oregon as well as several cousins in England.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are entrusted to McAdam's Funeral Home. (458-9170) www.mcadamsfh.com
DORCAS, DAVID BRUCE
The passing of David Bruce Dorcas of Maugerville, NB, occurred on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Toronto General Hospital. Born on February 15, 1952 in Stanley, NB, he was the son of the late Bruce and Nora (Baker) Dorcas. David loved his friends, family and especially his children and grandchildren. David is survived by his son, Christopher Dorcas (Angel) of Owen Sound, ON; daughter, Susan Dorcas of Fredericton, NB; grandchildren, Andrew Dorcas-Smith, Ryan Dorcas-Lemieux, Domanic Dorcas, Dant?Dorcas, Kyle Dorcas, Jessica Dorcas and Kaitlyn Hoyt; sisters, Dianne Brittany-Dixon (John) of Fredericton, NB and Cheryl Reid (Danny) of Williamsburg, NB; special nieces and nephew, Shawn Brittany (Rachel), Lindsay Carter (Mike), Shannon Brittany-Pollock (Jonathan) and Krista Scott (Trevor). Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton, NB on Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. A Funeral Service will take place from York Funeral Home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 2pm with Mr. Wally Ellis (DLM) officiating. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the New Brunswick Lung Association.
The funeral of Martha E. (Gibbons) Secord, wife of the late Thomas Secord, was held from Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB to St. James Anglican Church, Lakewood, NB on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. The service was officiated by Rev. Ellen Curtis and Rev. Canon Wally Corey and Assistant David Hatfield. Organist Barry Snodgrass played the Congregational hymn "Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah". He also played and sang "On Eagles Wings" and "In The Bulb There Is A Flower". The homily was delivered by Rev. Canon Wally Corey. The pallbearers were Eric Hughes, Vince Fletcher, Richard Gregg, Jonathan Ross, Tom Evans and Earendil Underwood. Floral tributes were received from family and friends. Memorial donations in memory of Martha were received by Shriners' Hospital System for Children Canadian Unit, St. James Anglican Church, Lakewood, Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation "The Molly Appeal", The Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick, Romero House, Doctors Without Borders, Multiple Sclerosis Society (Atlantic Division), Canadian Cancer Society and John T. McMillian Jr. Memorial Foundation. A time of fellowship and refreshment followed in the church hall. Interment took place in Ocean View Memorial Gardens.
THOMPSON, CECIL LEONARD
The funeral of Cecil L. Thompson, of Saint John, NB, was held on Thursday, April 3, 2008, in the chapel of Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, where the service was conducted by Rev. Wally Corey; with Barry Snodgrass playing the organ. Daniel LeBlanc was the soloist. Among the numerous floral and spiritual tributes received by the Thompson family was one from: The Congregation of Full Gospel Assembly. Donations made in memory of Cecil were given to the Canadian Cancer Society; Romero House (NB); Heart and Stroke Foundation; Canadian Red Cross, St. Barnabas Cemetery Fund; Atlantic Missions Inc. including one from F.G.A. W.M.F., Luxor Shriners; and Lakewood Headstart including one from Stuart Jamieson MLA. Interment will take place in St. Barnabas Cemetery, Barnesville, in the spring. Cecil's family would like to thank the entire staff of Kennebec Manor for the excellent care he received during the past three years; all those who sent memorials, cards, and visited the funeral parlour; and a heartfelt thank you to the ladies of Full Gospel Assembly for the beautiful reception following the service. Thank you to the staff-Holly Reid and Mel Fawcett of Brenan's Funeral Home.
PIPER, RONALD RAY
Ronald Ray Piper went home to be with his Lord Monday, April 7, 2008 at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Perth Andover, N.B. He was born on June 12, 1951 to Reverends Garth Beecher Piper and Amber (Flemming) in Bath. He attended schools in Centreville and graduated from Centreville High School in 1969. He started farming right away, which was a love he learned from his grandfather, Fred Piper. He met and married his loving wife, Landi, on August 16, 1975. Eventually they had two daughters, Melody and Heidi. His daughters were one of his greatest prides. Anybody who knew Ronald, knew of his love for life. Always one to enjoy a good time and laugh, but he had a work ethic which was instilled in him from a young age. His life's passion was serving the Lord and Savior and doing all he could for the church. He was involved with the Bethel International Church, Inc. all his life. He started leading song service at his Dad's request at the age of 16. He has taught Sunday School, both youth and adult for at least 30 years. He has been on the church board, trustee, lay pastor, and for the past two years and currently was the Pastor. His love of potato farming is well known to all in the industry. He served on various boards, both Provincially and Federally. Recently, he was the chairman of Potatoes NB which he enjoyed immensely. His most recent undertaking was 'Technico Technologies' of Hoyt where he was Partner and Marketing Director. Five years ago Ronald started a new hobby. He started a collection of antique Massey Harris tractors, which he and his Dad were restoring. They enjoyed traveling the countryside, especially the back roads looking for them. He now has quite a collection of lawn ornaments. He was a former co-owner of County Tractors and Mountain View Packers of Florenceville, and Canusa Foods of Centreville. He is survived by his wife, Yolanda (Landi) Piper (Whittaker); and daughters, Melody of Knoxford and Heidi of New York City, NY; his father, Rev. Garth Piper; and his wife, Wanda (Fish) of Knoxford; his twin brother, Donald Piper from Knoxford; and his sister, Wanda (Doug) Lockhart of Bristol; several aunts, an uncle, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mom, Amber (Flemming) Piper in January of 1960; his stepmother, Fern (Dyer) Piper in October of 2003; his paternal grandparents (who helped in bringing him up) Fred & Ina Piper; and maternal grandparents, Herman and Vena Flemming. He was also predeceased by a special niece, Amber Piper. Forever Missed and Loved, Till we meet again!!!! Resting at the Knoxford Praying Band Church on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 PM. Funeral service will be on Thursday at 2:00 PM from the Church, Rev. H.M. Lewis and Rev. Michael Trail to officiate. Interment Will be in the Lower Knoxford Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the Bannon Childrens Camp or to the Northeast Christian College Building Fund. They may be mailed to Kilcollins Funeral Home, 31 Hospital St. Bath, NB, E7J 1B5. WWW.KILCOLLINS.COM "DEDICATED TO THOSE WE SERVE"
O'LEARY, KEVIN BRITT
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Kevin O'Leary at his home in Kennebecasis Park on April 7, 2008, son of the late Constance (Britt) and Charles Hubert O'Leary; husband of Catherine Ann (Quinn) O'Leary and father to Daniel of Kennebecasis Park, NB, Justin of Kitchener, ON., Ryan (Cindy) of Grand Falls, NB, Cathleen of Kennebecasis Park, and loving "Poppy" to grandson Corie Ryan O'Leary of Kennebecasis Park. He leaves two sisters, Valerie and Colleen O'Leary of Kennebecasis Park; Uncle Philip O'Leary of Fredericton; several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Michael. Kevin was born Sept 30, 1947 in Fredericton, N.B. He attended St Thomas University and later worked with the John Howard Society. For many years he has been employed by the Center for Youth Care Inc. in Saint John. Kevin was a man of few words but his concern and care for his clients spoke volumes. He was a member of the Knight of Columbus, Grand Bay-Westfield branch. Kevin enjoyed traveling, sports, in particular golf and his beloved Boston Bruins. He supported the sports endeavors of his children and was their number one fan, always there to cheer them on. Kevin was not only a father, a husband and a "Poppy"; he was a friend to his sons, daughter, grandson and wife. He will be sadly missed. Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) with visiting hours on Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. Kevin's family invite friends and family to a Mass of celebration of his life to be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rothesay, on Friday, April 11th at 12:30 pm, followed by a reception in the church hall. Interment will follow at a later date at St. Joseph's Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances to Divine Mercy Catholic School or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be offered at www.brenansfh.com.
Husband of (Theresa Arsenault) of Cold Lake, AB. passed away Sunday, June 21, 2009 at the age of 80. Born in Russellville, NB the son of Wilfred & Laura (Mahoney) McDonald, besides his wife he is survived by three sons, James, Stephen & George; one daughter, Elizabeth Doucet (Mike); two grandsons, Trystan & Sebastian. Survived by brothers, Bubs (Pat), Elbridge (Audrey), John (Lynn), George (Vicky), Tommy (Betty Ann); sisters, Margaret (Les), Joanne (Ellison), Loretta (Clarence); one sister-in-law, Loretta. Besides his parents he is predeceased by three brothers, Gerald, Eugene, Billy; one sister, Alice. Funeral taking place Thursday, June 25, 2009 in Cold Lake, AB.
Glenn Wayne Joseph McCarthy
The death of Glenn Wayne Joseph McCarthy, husband of Edna (Murray) (Greene) McCarthy of Upper Blackville, NB, occurred on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at the Miramichi Regional Hospital at the age of 68. Born in Blackville, NB, he was the son of the late Paul and Mary Katherine (Kelly) McCarthy. Glenn was a member of St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, Blackville, NB. Besides his wife Edna, Glenn is survived by: one daughter, Juanita Nicholson (Jamie); three sons, Paul; Andrew (Amanda), Jason (Amanda) all of Ontario; step son, Gilbert Greene (Lisa) of Riverview, NB; step daughter, Tanya Greene of Grand Cayman; grandchildren: Kyle and Hunter Nicholson, Natasha, Dean, Rylee and Dustin McCarthy; step grandchildren: Amanda and Andrea Greene; three brothers: Paul (Kay) of Florida, John of Blackville, NB; Brian (Joy) of Upper Derby, NB; one sister, Kay of Blackville, NB; several nieces and nephews. At Glenn's request, there was no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated from St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, Blackville on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 11 AM with Father Vincent Donovan officiating. Readers were: John McCarthy and Joy McCarthy and Prayers of the Faithful by: Bernadette MacWilliams. Organist was: Jacqueline Allain. Soloist/Harpist was: Shirley Estey. Solos were: "Tenderly He Watches Over You" and "What A Friend." Hymns were: "Eye Has Not Seen," "Songs of the Angel's," and "Blest Are They." Server: John McCarthy. Honorary pallbearers were: Bryan Colford, Burton Mersereau, Gerald Gillespie, Gilbert Greene, John and Bonnie Brophy. In Glenn's memory, donations may be made to the Miramichi Regional Hospital Palliative Care, Canadian Cancer Society or the Henri Cormier Lodge in Moncton. Donations or Condolences may be placed at Bell's Funeral Home, 651 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB. E1V 1N9. Telephone: (506) 622-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Clare Viola "Tod" Carroll
The death of Clare Viola Carroll of Fredericton, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Sunday, June 21st, 2009. Born in Chatham, NB, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family and daughter of the late William and Susan (Creamer) Carroll. Clare was a registered nurse and veteran of World War II having served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army. Following the war, she worked many years in New York City as a private nurse to President J. Edgar Hoover and finally returning to Fredericton to practice nursing until her retirement. Clare is survived by a cousin Bert Creamer of Chatham, NB and many great-nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Noonan, Roger and Benson and two sisters, Marie Keoughan and Ethel Carten. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church on July 1st, 2009 at 1:00 PM with Fr. Monte Peters officiating. Interment will take place in the Hermitage Cemetery at a later date. For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the charity of the donor's choice. www.mcadamsfh.com