LEBLANC, MARY MADELEINE
Madeleine LeBlanc devoted wife of Hector LeBlanc of Saint John West passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family on December 17, 2008. Born 1918 in Bouctouche to the late Pierre and Rosie (Belliveau) Poirier. Madeleine was a member of Assumption Church, Club-arc-ciel at Samuel de Champlain and a member of the 30 up Club. Devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend she will be missed by all who knew her. Besides her husband Hector of 63 years she is survived by two sons Raymond (Debbie) and Michael both of Saint John; daughters Lucia Chaisson (George) of St. Norbert, Shirley Shannon (Patrick) of Rothesay, Linda Eagles (James), Martha Peddle (Harold) both of Saint John, Diane Skeldon (Blair) of Westfield; sisters Odilia Gould of Florida, Lola Carroll of Richibucto Village and Therese Caissie of Massachusetts; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her parents Madeleine was predeceased by son, Roger LeBlanc and daughter, Nancy Cormier; three brothers and two sisters. Resting at the Fundy Funeral Home 230 Westmorland Rd. (646-2424) with visitation on Thursday December 18th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated from Our Lady Of Assumption Church, 360 Dufferin Row, West Saint on Saturday December 20th, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in Madeleine's memory can be made to the charity of the donor's choice. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book please visit www.fundyfuneralhome.com
The death of Francis William Kellier, age of 92, husband of Alice (Northrup, Alcorn) Kellier, occurred at his residence in Belleisle Creek, NB. On December 16, 2008. He was born in Springfield, NB, on October 21, 1916, the son of the late Lee and Mabel (Rosa) Kellier. He is survived by his wife; daughter Susan and Gordie Smith of Sackville; grandchildren Kellie and Luke Reicker of Kars, and Bradley Kierstead and fiancee Dawn, of Wales, UK; great grandchildren Jurne, Jaden and Allie; sister Mary Kellier of Saint John; brother Gerald and Jane Kellier of Chatham, ON; sister-in-law Marie Kellier of Calgary, AB; stepchildren Jim Alcorn of BC, Diane Westerhof of Niagara Falls, ON, Stephen and Sue Alcorn of Belleisle Creek, and Debbie Alcorn of Sussex; several nephews, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife Alice (Alcorn) and brother Robert. There will be no visitation by his request. A memorial service will be held at St. Simon and St. Jude's Anglican Church, Belleisle Creek, NB, at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, December 20, 2008. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Donations to St. Simon and St. Jude's Anglican Church or the memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family through: www.sherwoodsfuneralhome.com. Sherwood's Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156) 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB. have been entrusted with arrangements.
GORMLEY, CECIL EDWARD
(1917 - 2008)
Cecil Edward Gormley of Bath passed away at River View Manor in Bath on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at the age of 91. Cecil is survived by his loving wife Patricia (Allison), his children: Ann Marie (Jim) Petrie of Fredericton, Barbara (Al) Smith of Sussex, Kathleen (Jim) Corcoran of Toronto, Bernard Gormley, Joe (Debbie) Gormley and Regina (Greg) de Boer all of Alberta, 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, his sister, Theresa (Vern) Spear, brothers, John (Millie) and Noel (Nancy) all of Mass. USA, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Cecil is predeceased by parents, Bernard and Annie (Colton) Gormley, daughter, Pamela, son, Donald, brothers, Leo and Bill Gormley. Cecil was retired after a lengthy career in barbering in Bath. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Joseph's Church in Bath and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He had a great love for the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Cecil was a jack of all trades and enjoyed remodelling buildings throughout his lifetime. He took great interest in others and developed and maintained a wide network of friends. Resting at Kilcollins Funeral Home 31 Hospital St. Bath on Friday, December 19, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 11 AM from St. Joseph's Church in Bath, Rev. Bill Brennan as celebrant. Interment will be in the Johnville Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to a memorial of the donor's choice. www.kilcollins.com
Kevin Paul Estabrooks of Saint John, husband of Cindy (Bell) Estabrooks, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born at Saint John on March 10, 1958, he was a son of Olive (Campbell) Estabrooks and the late Kenneth Estabrooks. He is also survived by a son, Craig, and several cousins. Although there will be no visitation time, relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service which will be held on Saturday at 11 AM from St. George's Anglican Church, Saint John West. For those who wish, remembrances to the Saint John Animal Rescue League our St. George's Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. The funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-4724).
CONNORS, FRANK E.
Mr. Frank Connors of Sussex Corner, NB passed away at the Sussex Health Center on Dec 3, 2008 at age 75. Frank is survived by his beloved wife, Theresa of 52 years. His son, Phillip and his wife Ella-May of Wards Creek; his daughter, Cathy McGibbon and her husband Peter of Anagance. Three sisters, Evelyn Layden and Margaret O'Connor both of Saint John, and Cecelia McGarrigle and her husband, Donald of Woodstock, NB. Four grandchildren: Meaghan and Jesse McGibbon and Megan and Kathleen Yorke. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated from St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church on Dec 6, 2008, with Fr. Arnie Hachey and Fr. Peter Bagley officiating. Musical selections, Here I am Lord, Rest in God Alone, Be Not Afraid, One Bread, On Eagles Wings were sung by Al Smith. Lay readers were nieces, Ann Bourque and Janice George. Pallbearers were nephews, Paul O'Connor, Terry McGarrigle, Peter Layden, Stephen E. Whitters, Stephen F. Whitters and Jim Huggard. Interment will take place in the spring.
GELDART, D. JEAN
A Mass of Christian Burial for Jean Geldart was celebrated on Friday, March 20th, 2009, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with Rev. Michael LeBlanc celebrating. The organist was Peter MacDonald. Music included "Be Not Afraid," which was performed by Cantor, Theresa Patterson. Scripture readings and Prayers of Intercession were read by Mercer Munn. Memories of Jean were shared by close friend, Lucille Hanson. The Homily was delivered by Rev. Michael LeBlanc. A reception followed the Mass, in the church hall. Interment will take place, at a later date. Many floral tributes were received from family and friends, including one from the co-workers at Armour Transport. Memorial donations were made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NB, including those from Try Al's Trucking Co. Ltd., St. Paul's Church, Rothesay, Saint John Arts Centre and Greater Saint John SPCA Board; the Canadian Diabetes Association, including one from Management and Staff of Brett Chevrolet and Cadillac. There were also many Mass Cards for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish; as well as, various other memorials that were made to the Greater Saint John SPCA, John T. McMillan Junior Memorial Foundation, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Animal Rescue League and Hospice Hope House. Arrangements were entrusted to Kennebecasis Select Community Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis, NB (506) 849-2119. www.kennebecasisfh.com
The funeral of Joan Elizabeth Cosman, wife of Gary Cosman, was held on Saturday, March 28, 2009, from Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home Chapel, 111 Paradise Row, where the service was conducted by Rev. Canon Albert Snelgrove. The organist was Charles Willet. Readings were given by Lay Reader, Elizabeth Reid. The active pallbearers were: Douglas Finley, Melvin Lawson, Kevin Lawson, Bert Cosman, Oscar Estey and Robert Bustin. Among the numerous floral and spiritual tributes received by the family were many from friends and family and one public floral arrangement from the Staff of Loch Lomond Mitsubishi. Donations made in memory of Joan were given to: Dr. David Stephen Memorial Foundation Inc.; Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick; Canadian National Institute for the Blind (Saint John); NB Society of Retired Teachers, Saint John Branch Scholarship Fund; Kennebec Manor Nursing Home; New Brunswick Heart Centre Foundation; Community Food Basket; Saint John School Milk Fund; and St. John's (Stone) Church. Interment took place in Fernhill Cemetery.
RYDER, HARVEY ALLAN
Harvey Allan Ryder passed away March 31, 2009 at Henderson Hospital in Hamilton, On. After a brief illness. Born at the Ryder homestead in Milford he was the son of the late Adolph and Doris (Kenniston) Ryder and of United Empire descent. He lived at the Ryder homestead until moving to Misssissauga, On. In 1985. He was formerly employed by the Saint John Dry dock, CFM, J. D. Irving Ltd, Fairville taxi and as a longshoreman. An avid sportsman, he loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and golf where he was the winner of many trophies and tournaments. Harvey was a jovial man who loved laughter, his friends and had a generous spirit, always ready to lend a helping hand. He was good with his hands and would try any type of woodcraft. His home on Milford Road and the lighthouse at Market Square are examples of his wood working skills. Survivors are his son Harvey Jr.(Patricia), grandchildren Nicholas and Sarah Ryder and Kimberley and Denise Patterson of Mississauga; one sister Jacqueline (Allen) Furler of Hamilton; nephew James Melanson of Toronto; niece Jane Ryder of Saint John; great-nephew Gaelen Melanson of Guelph, On. sister-in-law Ellen Ryder of Saint John. A brother Cecil and his wives, Judith (Stover) and Helen (Patterson) predeceased him. Funeral service will be held at Skinner-Middleton Funeral Home, 128 Lakeshore Drive, Port Credit, On. Saturday, April 4th at 4P.M. Interment will take place at a later date in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. No visiting at Harvey's request. On line condolences may be sent to: skinnermiddlebrook.com Bravely I'll close my days, however few Knowing I left the best with you.
Bill Neil died peacefully in Victoria B.C. on March 22 at age 89. Born in Glasgow Scotland, he moved to Saint John N.B. at age three months. During WWII, he was a Wireless Air Gunner instructor and in 1945, moved with wife Fran to Calgary where he began a 40 year management career with Alberta Government Telephones, retiring in Edmonton. In 2007, he moved to Victoria to be close to his three children David, Janet and Laurie. Bill was always an avid sportsman and in his early days played on various basketball teams including the 1939 Saint John team that was a finalist in the Canadian Junior Championship and for which he was inducted into the Saint John Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. He also coached the Edmonton team McKinnon's Eagles and refereed U of A games in the 1950's. As a member of the Derrick Club, he was an active golfer, badminton player and junior tournament organizer. Bill will be missed by his three children, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren and by his many friends. Donations in Bill's memory thankfully accepted at the Salvation Army or you may donate blood as Bill did more than 50 times.