Andre Joseph Theodore 'Ted' Gallant
Gallant, Andre Joseph Theodore (Ted) of Geary, NB. Amazing husband to Marilyn ďMandyĒ (Buxton), father to Rob (Joanna) and Mandy Jane, grandfather to Alex, Monique, Stephen and Cameron and Evelyn Gallant and friend to so many.
Ed passed away on Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 5:25 am. As well as his immediate family, he is also survived by eight siblings, Julia, Lucien, Lillian, Antoinette, Claudia, Tony and Arthur, as well as heir spouses and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate Tedís life will be held at Saint Vincent de Paul Church in Oromocto, NB on Friday Feb 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm.
Anyone who knew and loved Ted is welcome to pay their respects to him. In lieu of flowers. The family would appreciate a donation be made to the heart transplant clinic in Halifax, NS.
Wallace "Wally" Decker
Surrounded by family, the death of Wally Decker occurred on February 19th, 2008 at his residence in Waasis. Born November 21, 1966, in Cookís Harbour, NL, he was the youngest child of Melvin and Christena (Larkin) Decker. Wally was predeceased by his grandparents, several aunts and uncles; his nephew, Brady and his special cousin Kirby.
Wally was a loving husband to his wife, Natasha (Hudson) Decker and father to Mitch and Brandi Decker. He is also survived by his sisters, Carolyn (Craig) Campbell, Leona (Ron) OíNeill, and Trudy (Lyndon) Pilgrim; parents-in-law, Robert and Dianne Hudson; brother-in-law, Shawn (Sherri) Hudson with their son Zack; nephews, Jeremy (Erin) Campbell with their son Tyler, Darrell (Jenna) Decker with their daughter Hailey; nieces, Kate and Laura OíNeill, and Krystyn Pilgrim.
Visitation will take place at Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home (108 Winnebago St) on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held from the funeral home chapel on Sunday, February 24th, at 3:30 pm with Rev. Bruce McKenna officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to Natasha. (357-5100)
Wilma Maxine Smith
Leaving this world on the day she was born into it; we wish to announce the passing of Wilma Maxine Smith (Wade). Wilma was predeceased by her husband Donald V Smith. Wilma is survived by five children, nine grandchildren, one chosen grandchild, three brothers and one sister. Wilma also leaves behind her little Rosie who was a source of great laughter and comfort over the years, especially the past year and a half. She was loved by many and will be missed greatly by those that she chose to surround herself with. Wilma leaves behind many fond memories for special friends Doris and Eldon Carson, who were never more than a phone call away.
Anyone who was a part of Wilma's life knows the kind of person she was. Wilma was kind, gentle-hearted and forgiving. Much like her own mother Mabel, she always found a kind word to say about anybody. Nanny's stories of Uncle Russell and her dolls will always be laughed at as well as stories about her adventures with Mary-Lou. In her childhood days she enjoyed water sliding down country hillsides and was well known for her singing abilities. Wilma was also known for her revenge schemes against the infamous Uncle Russell; although one nearly backfired the night the barn caught fire and she had sewn his pant legs together!
Wilma was an avid camper and enjoyed spending many years at her campsite on the Washademoak Lake, or travelling down the Miramichi in a canoe with Don. Back 'in the day' she was an avid card player and was always battling her son in law Wayne for the "Cribbage Cup". She was also known as the Skip-Bo Hippo, for her uncanny way of always having a few wild cards up her sleeve.
I think if given the chance to say so, Wilma would ask for us all to smile at her passing and understand that she is finally at peace and well. She would ask you not to weep and have you understand that her passing has given her new life and freedom from a body that was worn out and tired. Nanny is in a better place now and is finally reunited with her husband whom she has missed deeply.
Godspeed Nanny and give Grampy a hug from me.
Grandma's Hugs Are Made Of Love!
Everything my grandma did
is something special made with love.
She took the time to add the extra touch
that said, "I love you very much."
She fixed hurts with a kiss and smile
and told good stories grandma-style.
It was warm and cozy on her lap
for secret telling or a nap.
And when I say my prayers at night
I ask God to bless and hold her tight.
Cause when it came to giving hugs
my grandma's arms were filled with love!
~ Author Unknown ~
There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at the Rusagonis Baptist Church on Saturday, March 1st, 2008 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Brent MacDonald officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Mineral Cemetery, Carleton County, NB. Please, in lieu of flowers, make a donation to the IWK Childrenís Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home. (357-5100)
Lynden Murray Grant
The death of Lynden M. Grant of Oromocto, NB occurred at the Oromocto Public Hospital on Thursday, February 28th, 2008. Born in Fredericton, NB, he was the son of the late Woodford E. and Annie C. (MacKinnon) Grant and husband of Deb (Cliffe) Grant.
Lynden was raised in Lower St. Maryís, NB and joined the military in 1961, retiring after 31 years of service with the Royal Canadian Dragoons. During his career he served at CFB Gagetown, NB, Cyprus, London, England and Germany. He was honored with the Order of Military Merit in 1997 by Governor General Romeo LeBlanc. Lynden was a past Councilor for Ward 4 with the Town of Oromocto and was also an avid hockey player, coach and fan for many years and received the Canadian Forces Coach of the Year Award in 1991.
Lynden is survived by his wife, Deb; children, Geoffrey (Denise) of Cold Lake, AB and their son Zachary, Gary (Susan) of Ottawa, ON and their daughters, Alexandra and Mackenzie as well as Jennifer Hache (Nick) of Burton, NB and their son, Joshua; brothers, Bob (Chris) of Fanny Bay, BC and Darryl (Doreen) of Calgary, AB; sisters, Edna Fox (Edison) of Tyrone, PEI and Donna Gorda of Preston, BC; favorite mum-in-law, Elizabeth Cliffe of St. Stephen, NB; sisters-in-law, Karen Cliffe of St. Stephen, NB, Pam DeBacker (Chuck) of Regina, SK and Connie Cliffe of Glace Bay, NS as well as several special nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents; son, James Drew; brother, Frank; sister, Geraldine Grant; sister-in-law, Louise Grant; brother-in-law, Victor Gorda; father-in-law, Harry Cliffe; nephews, Darryl Grant Jr., Christopher Carr and Aden Grant as well as niece, Wendy Anderson.
Please note: visitation will be held at the Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home (357-5100) on Saturday, March 1st, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at McAdamís Select Community Funeral Home (458-9170) on Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 at 2:00 pm. Interment will take place at a later date in the St. Stephen Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Lyndenís honor may be made to the Oromocto Extra Mural Program or to your local food bank.
Phyllis Irene Desmond
The death of Phyllis Desmond occurred on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at the Oromocto Public Hospital (William Duffie Unit). Phyllis was a loving wife to her husband Robert and daughter of the late Laurie and Mary (Stevens) States of Kentville, NS. She is also predeceased by her brothers-in-law, Ken Johnson and Ron Hall.
Along with her husband, Phyllis is survived by her three sons, Chris Desmond of Montreal, PQ, David Desmond of Halifax, NS and Timothy Desmond of Vancouver, BC; her brothers, Lawrence (Beulah) States and Douglas (Debbie) States; sisters, Bertha Johnson, Doris Gibson, Joyce Hall, Annie Clements, Helen States and Shirley Bromley; brother-in-law, Richard (Juanita) Desmond as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held at Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on Monday, March 10th, 2008 from 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Rusagonis Baptist Church on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 at 2:00 pm. Donations made to the Oromocto Hospital Foundation or to a charity of the donorís choice would be appreciated by the family. (357-5100)
James Gesner Jonah
The death of J. Gesner Jonah of Geary, NB occurred at his home on Thursday, March 6th, 2008. Born in Hillsborough, NB he was the husband of the late Gloria M. E. (McKimmie) Jonah.
Survived by his sons, Michael (Sylvia), Gary (Allison) and Stephen (Donna); daughters, Diane (Pete) and Kim (Hazen); brothers, Blair, Howard and Henry; sisters, Gwenna, Geraldine and Margie; fifteen grandchildren as well as four great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation by family request. A memorial service for family and close friends will be held at the Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on Thursday, March 13th, 2008 at 11:00 am. Rev. Ken Weir officiating. No flowers by request. For those who wish, memorial tributes may be made to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Allen Claude Douglas Boone
The death of Allen C. D. Boone of Geary, NB occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Friday, March 28th, 2008. Born in Geary on July 15th, 1921, he was the son of the late Marvin and Etta (Smith) Boone.
Allen graduated from Provincial Normal School in 1939 and began his teaching career. He held many teaching positions throughout New Brunswick for over 20 years and following that, he decided to become an office worker until his retirement. After his retirement, Allen loved to research genealogy.
He is survived by his sister, Kathleen Drummond of Waasis, NB as well as several nieces and nephews.
Allen was predeceased by his parents; sister, Florence and brothers, Arnold and Alfred.
There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at the Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home (357-5100) on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Gerald Matthews officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Lower Geary Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial tributes in Allenís honor may be made to the Lung Association, the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of the donorís choice.