Herman Caissie, 75, of Notre Dame St., Bathurst, passed away on Saturday (May 31, 2008) at the Chaleur Regional Hospital, Bathurst. Born in Bathurst, he was the son of the late Adelard and Helen (Doucet) Caissie. He worked for the former W.J. Kent & Co. Ltd. for over 42 years. Besides his wife, Edna (Vienneau) Caissie, he is survived by; seven sons, Kenneth (Mary Lou) of Halifax, NS, David (Melissa) of Bathurst, Gary of Bathurst, Philippe (Ginette) of Bathurst, Claude of Bathurst, Gerald (Darlene MacDougald) of Miramichi, Denis (Shirley) of Bathurst; one daughter, Diane Hachey (Roland) of Robertville; adopted daughter, Patricia Arseneau of Sormany, NB; two brothers, Leonard (Blanche) and Ronald (Marilyn) both of Bathurst; three sisters, Anna Noel of Bathurst, Rita Devereaux (Arthur) of Bathurst, Marie Kenny (Ernest) of Bathurst; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by three brothers; Joseph, Edgar and Alex. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday (June 4, 2008) at 4:00 p.m. from Holy Rosary Church, St. Peter Ave. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were in the care of Elhatton's Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), Bathurst. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or a favorite charity would be appreciated by the family.
Sister Marie-Rose Arseneau
BATHURST - Sister Marie-Rose Arseneau, 72 and 11 months, which occurred Sunday, June 1st, 2008 in her 51st year of religious life, at the Infirmary Hospitalières of Saint Joseph, 2144 Vallée, Lourdes Drive, Bathurst, NB. Born, July 7, 1935 in Robertville, NB, she was the daughter of late Grégoire Arseneau and late Georgina Frenette. Beside her religious family, she is survived by three sisters, Marie-Anne Cormier (late Edgar) of Petit Rocher, Marie-Blanche Haché (Omer) of Ste-Rosette, Dora Godin (late Patrice) of Saint-André; five brothers, Régis (Catherine), Albanie (Noëlla), Donat (Georgette), Léonard (Anita) all of Robertville and Clovis of Thunder Bay, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. Sister Marie Rose entered the Les Religieuses Hospitalières of Saint Joseph, August 11, 1954 and made religious profession, February 22, 1956. She worked in the hospitals of Bathurst, St. Quentin, Lamèque and the Sanatorium of St. Basile and Sorel. Between 1990 to 2006, sister Marie Rose was at the Hotel Dieu Infirmary of St. Basile and later at the Maison Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, Vallée Lourdes Dr.,Bathurst. The body rested at the Maison Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, 2144 Vallé-Lourdes Drive, Bathurst. A prayer service was held on Monday evening. The funerals mass was celebrated Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm in the Chapel of Maison Notre-Dame de l'Assomption. The burial was in de congregation cemetery. The arrangements were in the care of Elhatton Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), Bathurst.
Bathurst - Mrs. Hilda Arseneau, 77, wife of the late Arthur Arseneau, of King Ave., South Bathurst, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the Chaleur Regional Hospital, Bathurst, after a brief illness. Born in Pointe-Verte, she was the daughter of the late Germain and Marie Alice (Guitard) Vienneau. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Arthur, in 1976. She is survived by five daughters, Marguerite Bruno (Sal) of Phoenix, AZ, USA, Susan Arsenault (Ronald) of Beresford, Theresa Gautreau (Rick Acheson) of Saint John, Anne Marie Peto (Doug) of Bathurst, Carole Aubé (Jean-Pierre) of Beresford; step-daughter, Bertha Roy of Bathurst; two sisters, Annette Hondas of Bathurst, Irene Gauthier (Aurele) of Bathurst; one brother, André Vienneau (Isabel) of Saint John; adopted brother, Gerald LeBlanc (Claudia) of Bathurst; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The body rested at Elhatton's Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), Bathurst. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday afternoon, June 3, 2008, at 4:00 p.m. from the Sacred Heart Cathedral, St. Andrew St., Bathurst. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
MELVIN, NOËLLA (MOREAU)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Noëlla Melvin on Thursday April 3rd, 2008, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Albert Vincent Smith. Noëlla is survived by her two sons, Wilson (Luana) Smith of BC. and Joseph Smith also of BC; Three daughters, Cecilia Smith of Ont., Erma (Steven) Wuhr of Chipman and Nancy Benoit of Ont; Five grandchildren Paige, Malissa, Gordie, Kathleen and Sarah. Funeral arrangements are under the professional care of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John NB. (646-2424). At the request of Noëlla's family there will be no visitations or funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the foundation of the donor's choice. To send a message of condolence or to sign Noëlla's memorial guest book, please visit www.fundyfuneralhome.com
LOISELLE, JOSEPH C.
- of Saint John, passed away at his residence on April 3, 2008. Resting at Cavanagh Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 91 Leinster Street (634-1712) with visiting on Thursday April 10, 2008 at 11:00am and service at 11:15am in Cavanagh's Chapel, followed by interment in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.
JENKINS, MERLIN H.
The death of Merlin Hayward Jenkins Sr. of Saint John, NB, husband of Marie (Perrin) Jenkins, occurred on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born at Young's Cove Road, NB, he was a son of the late Eric and Eva (Brown) Jenkins. Merlin was employed with Lawson Motors and Clearview Mobile Homes as a salesman. He was a former member of Cumberland Bay Pentecostal Church, Free and Accepted Mason's of NB, St. Martins Lodge #30 and coach and trainer of Old Black River Boxing Club, and enjoyed listening to country music. Besides his wife he is survived by sons, Dow (Kathy) Jenkins of Hampton, NB, and Merlin (Kim) Jenkins of Black River, NB; daughters, Mildred Tonge, Inez Gilbert, Kim (Ken) Chiasson all of Saint John, NB, and Iona Jenkins of Back Bay, NB; sisters, Inez (Lloyd) Hicks, Gloria (Doug) Phillips both of Quispamsis, NB, Hilda (Vince) Galbraith of Saint John, NB, Lois (Allan) Moss of Zealand, NB; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and his dog Beauty. Besides his parents he was predeceased by sons, Randolph and Raymond; grandsons, Dowie and Kyle. The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Church of St. John and St.Stephen Home Inc. Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Thursday, April 10, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 11, 2008 from Brenan's Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 am. Interment will take place in the Pentecostal Church Cemetery, Cumberland Bay, NB, at a later date. Remembrances may be made to The Thomas Wood Playground in Miramichi, NB, or a charity of the donor's choice. www.brenansfh.com
GRANT, CAROLE GAIL (GRAY)
Carole G. Grant of Fredericton passed away peacefully on April 9, 2008 at the Dr. Chalmers Regional Hospital after a long and courageous battle with diabetes. Born in Birch Ridge, NB, she was a daughter of Elsie (Foster) Gray and the late Alexander Gray. Carole lived in Hamilton, Ontario for twenty one years. She was an excellent painter, enjoyed doing crafts and taught as well as made ceramics. She was a dearly beloved wife of Keith; loving and devoted mom to Karen (Steve), Shelley (Bill), Penny (Tony), Darren (Shawna); cherished nanny to Kristin, Miranda, Meghan, Mallory, Jeramy, Jordan, Andrew, and Jarrett; much loved daughter of Elsie Gray and sister of seven siblings; will also be sadly missed by long time best friend, Annie (Brian) Kaufman; Didgy-Do; nieces; nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Thursday April 10, 2008 at Bishop's Funeral Home from 7 to 9 pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday April 11, 2008 from Bishop's Funeral Home Chapel, 540 Woodstock Rd. at 10:30 am with the Venerable John Sharpe officiating. Interment at a later date. For those who wish memorials in Carole's memory may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Frank V. Strangis
BOUNDARY CREEK, NB - The passing of Frank Victor Strangis, 70 years, husband of Florence (Carter) of Boundary Creek occurred at The Moncton Hospital on Tuesday April 8, 2008. Born in Sydney, NS, on October 13, 1937, he was the son of the late Tony and Raffella Strangis. Frank retired from Eastern Bakeries Ltd as Manager of Corporate Baking after many years of service. In addition to his wife, Florence, he is survived by his three sons, Tony of British Columbia, Richard, and Michael (Annie) all of Moncton; his sisters, Rachel Curry (Mike) of Sydney, NS and Rose Spencer (Colin) of Edmonton, Alberta. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Lillian (late John) Strangis of Sydney and Georgina Fyfe of Bracebridge, ON, as well as several nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his parents, four brothers and one sister. By personal request there will not be public visitation or funeral service. A private family service has taken place at Cadman Bowness Funeral Home (857-1110) 114 Alma Street Moncton. Interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery later in the spring. Donations in Frank's name made to the memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Cadman Bowness Funeral Home (857-1110) 114 Alma Street Moncton.
TRUE, C. DOUGLAS
Passed away suddenly at his home in Pembroke on Friday, March 21, 2008 in his 91st year. Doug, formerly of Woodstock, New Brunswick was pre-deceased by his parents, George Bennet True and Susan Pearl True, his dear sister, Julia Broad, and his beloved wife Margaret True (nee Chisholm). Doug obtained a Bachelors of Forestry Degree from the University of New Brunswick and then enjoyed a career in the forest industry. This particular background, together with his extensive travels, no doubt fostered Doug's life-long interest and concern for our environment. In later years, Doug was a member of the Renfrew County Real Estate Board and also served on the Board of Directors of the Pembroke Housing Authority. Doug will also be remembered by all those who knew him for his great love of music, history, language, travel, his own family history and, of course, federal and provincial politics. Doug also enjoyed his many years of membership as a member of the choir of the First Presbyterian Church in Pembroke. Doug is fondly remembered by his nephews, nieces and the numerous members of his extended family, living in New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, England, Scotland, Australia and the United States. A Memorial Service will be held for Doug at the First Presbyterian Church, 257 Pembroke St. W., Pembroke, Ontario on Saturday, April 26th at 11 a.m. (In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pembroke Symphony Orchestra or to charitable organizations promoting the preservation of the environment would be appreciated). Arrangements by the Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, Pembroke. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.malcolmanddeavitt.com.