ARNOLD, WILLIAM "BILL" LINDEN
Passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Friday, April 3rd, 2009. He was the son of the late William and Marion (Jones) Arnold. Loving husband of Freda (Curtis) Arnold, for 62 years. Bill served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II. He loved repairing cars and building his cottage. He was good at all things including plumbing and electrical. He enjoyed reading both English and French literature. He loved the outdoors, and in his younger years, hunting, fishing, skiing, skating, and baseball. He also was a big fan of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team. Bill's career began in Montreal and came to Saint John in 1970. He worked at the CPR Railway for 40 years from 1948 - 1988 and enjoyed his employment there and his meetings with Mr. K.C. Irving, The McCain's and the Oland's Breweries. He retired with the title of District Manager of Marketing and Sales for the Maritimes; however, continued to work for Seabord and then Tech Pro. Bill was involved in the Traffic Club and was awarded "Man of the Year" by the Transportation Industry on June 02, 1988 for his outstanding contributions and achievements. He enjoyed spending time with his family and looked forward to holidays at the cottage, in Quebec. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Linda (Peter) D'Arcy; two sons, Alan Curtis (Glenda) and Christopher Travers (Lori); three grandchildren, Monique, Emerson and Ashton Arnold and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Dorothy Garbish and Frances Ludlow and brother, Llewellyn Arnold. Resting at Castle Funeral Home, "Fallsview Chapel", 309 Lancaster Ave., Saint John West (634-1701) visitation will take place on Monday, April 6th, 2009 and Tuesday, April 7, 2009 from 2to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, with a Legion Service on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 at 10:00 am from Castle Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Ext. Cemetery. There will be a reception at the Fallsview Family Reception Center, following the interment. Donations, in memory of Bill, may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.
MOREHOUSE, RONALD WAYNE
The death of Ronald Wayne Morehouse of Saint John, NB occurred on Friday, June 26, 2009 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Haneytown, NB on July 24, 1940, he was a son of the late Walter and Patricia (Ryan) Morehouse. He is survived by his children, Reo, Peter and Penny; three grandchildren, Patrick, Amber and Ashley; two brothers and five sisters, Leo (Jeanne), Joy (Tom), Kay (Harold), Linda (Baitey), Charles (Janice), Donna (Bob) and Kim (Tim); several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant son, William and a brother, Georgie. Thank you to his friend Debbie, Extra Mural, his caregivers and all who were there to help. Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506) 634-7424 Visiting will be held on Sunday from 2-4 pm with a reception to follow at his home in the South End from 5-7 pm. A graveside service will be held at Ocean View Memorial Gardens at a later date. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or any charity of choice. www.brenansfh.com
BARTON, CLARENCE GRAY
Clarence G. Barton of Mactaquac passed away June 25, 2009 at Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Born in 1919 at Scotch Lake, NB, he was a son of the late Arthur and Martha (Gray) Barton. Before his retirement Clarence worked at Atmus as a heavy equipment mechanic. He loved gardening and enjoyed attending card games. Clarence is survived by two sons, Brian Barton (Marie-Claude), Woodstock and Charles Barton (Val), Edmonton, AB; four grandchildren, Abby Barton, Orono, ME, Matthew Barton, Fredericton, Lindsay and Craig Barton, both of Edmonton, AB; a sister, Edith Howland (Doug), Fredericton; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Clarence was predeceased by his wife, Jean (Currie) Barton in 1999; three sisters, Olive Anderson, Laura Jackson and Florence Moore; two brothers, Charles and Keith Barton. Visiting hours will be held at Flewelling Funeral Home, 585 Otis Drive, Nackawic on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Keswick Ridge United Church, 501 Route 616, Keswick Ridge with Rev. Amos Adeniyi officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Paulette Currie and Hugh Freeman. Active pallbearers will be sons Brian Barton and Charles Barton, grandchildren, Abby Barton, Matthew Barton, Lindsay Barton and Craig Barton. Interment in Mactaquac Cemetery. For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Clarence, the family has suggested the Keswick Ridge United Church or Mactaquac Cemetery.
Jean E. Stanley (Walls), wife of the late William (Bill) J. Stanley passed away at her home in Saint John on June 25, 2009 after a brief illness. She was born March 10, 1924 in Chatham, NB to the late Andrew and Alfreda (Chamberlain) Walls, moved to Saint John NB as a child and made her home on the east side of the city. Jean retired from Lawson Motors and was an Avon dealer for many years. She was a member of Park Avenue United Church, the War Amps of Canada Women's Auxiliary, and the Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by sister Audrey Friars, sisters-in-law Ethel Larkin and Mary Walls, aunts Annie & Peggy Chamberlain, several nieces and nephews and their children. She was predeceased by brothers Norman and Donald Walls, and sister Ruth Harrison. When Bill passed away, his last words were a request that Jean would be looked after well and she was. Blessed with wonderful caregivers; Paula Kemp, Valerie Carson, Jan Palmer, Kim Black, Joanne Jones, Colleen Hopey, Yvette East, Debby Saunders and Roger & Theresa Adams who treated her like their own family and made her final years very comfortable. Special thanks to the medical support from extramural nurse Pam Cook, and her doctors, Dr. Vaughn Smith, Dr. Carson, Dr. Walters, Dr. Brunell and the wonderful nursing staff of 4BS. Jean is resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB, (634-7424) and will have one day of visitation on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM, with funeral services being held on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 2:30 PM from the Brenan's Funeral Home chapel with a burial service at the graveside in Fernhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
RIGHT HONOURABLE ROMÉO LEBLANC
Roméo LeBlanc - former Governor General of Canada, died peacefully at home in Grande Digue, New Brunswick, on Wednesday June 24, 2009. A State Funeral, open to the public, will take place on Friday July 3, 2009, at 11am at St. Thomas Church, Memramcook, N.B. Born in 1927 at Cormier's Cove in the Memramcook Valley, Roméo was the youngest of seven children. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1948 and Bachelor of Education in 1951 from College St. Joseph. He later (1953-55) studied French civilization at l'Université de Paris (Sorbonne) on a scholarship. From 1951 to 1953, Roméo taught high school in Drummond, New Brunswick, and from 1955 to 1959 taught education at the Normal School in Fredericton. After earlier freelance work, in 1959, he became a full-time journalist for Radio-Canada in Ottawa. His skills in reporting and understanding events led to frequent foreign assignments. In 1965, he became the network's Washington correspondent. He was persuaded to serve, from 1967 to 1971, as Press Secretary to Prime Ministers Lester B. Pearson and Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Then, after a year as Director of Public Relations at l'Université de Moncton, he won election, in 1972, as Member of Parliament for Westmorland-Kent, N.B. In 1974, he entered the federal Cabinet, serving first as Minister of State for Fisheries, Minister of Fisheries and the Environment, and later becoming the founding Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. He led the way to Canada's 1977 Declaration of a 200-mile fisheries zone. Roméo LeBlanc encouraged fishermen to organize, raised their status through licensing and other policies and gave them a new voice in government decisions. He became Canada's longest-serving Fisheries Minister, gaining a lasting reputation as ''the fisherman's friend.'' In 1982, he became Minister of Public Works and Housing. In 1984, he was elevated to the Senate, where he became Speaker in 1993. In 1995, he was appointed Canada's 25th Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. In the highest position in the land, Roméo LeBlanc demonstrated his great respect for the talents, generosity, and compassion of Canadians, in part by creating the Caring Canadian Award for the "unsung heroes" who volunteer their time and effort to help others. He was proud to launch National Aboriginal Day, and frequently honoured the First Peoples of Canada. Forever the teacher, he established the Governor General's Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History, as well as awards for the visual and media arts. He welcomed the public to Rideau Hall, where visits tripled during his time. His combination of graciousness, dignity, and down-to-earth wisdom won the respect and often the affection of those with whom he worked, from gardeners on the grounds of Rideau Hall to Heads of State around the world. He is survived by his wife Diana Fowler LeBlanc; son Dominic (Judge Jolène Richard); daughter Geneviève; sister Emilie, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Alice, Valéda and Irène and brothers Léonard and Antoine. The Lying-in-State, open to public visit, will take place at the Memramcook Institute, Village of Memramcook, on Thursday July 2 from 10am until 9pm. The State Funeral, also open to the public, will be at the neighbouring St-Thomas Church on Friday July 3 at 11am. Interment will follow in a private ceremony at the graveyard behind the Church, in the Memramcook Valley, in the province, and the country that he loved so much. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Roméo LeBlanc Scholarship fund at l'Université de Moncton. Arrangements is in care of Dupuis Funeral Home, Memramcook. www.dupuisfuneralhome.ca
HAYWARD, A. JOAN
It is with tremendous sorrow that the family of Joan (Losier) Hayward announces her passing but with great joy that she is in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and with her daughter, Faye. Joan was born on February 5th, 1930 in Lancaster (Fairville) NB, daughter of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (Gorvett) Losier. Joan was a faithful servant of the Lord and served in many areas including Sunday School Teacher, Choir, Bible Studies, Children's Ministries and in other areas where she felt led to serve. She was always generous and loving to all she came in contact with. Joan had a great love of cooking and was well known for her apple pie and homemade biscuits and she loved to cook for various church functions. She was predeceased by her daughter Faye, 3 sisters: Beryl Murray, Audrey Pyne and Edith Kennedy; 3 Brothers: Kenneth Losier, Robert Losier and Lawrence Losier. Joan is survived by her husband and soul mate Jack L. Hayward Sr. Joan and Jack joyfully celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on September 4, 2008; 3 sons: Jack Hayward Jr. (Julie), Paul Hayward and Glenn Hayward (Mona) all of Grand Bay-Westfield, NB; 4 sisters: Phyllis Norman of Saint John East, NB, Shirley Blizzard (Harold) of Red Head, NB, Carol Giggey (Bobby) and Marjorie Keith (Bernie) both of Saint John, NB; 7 Grandchildren: Jeremy Hayward (Patti Giberson) of Edmonton, Alberta, Mark Hayward of Fredericton, NB, Joanne Tulip (Shawn McGouey) of Saint John, NB, Michael Hayward of Toronto, Ontario, Sean Tulip of Saint John, NB, Natalie Porter (Andrew) and Jessica Hayward both of Grand Bay-Westfield, NB; 1 Great Grandson, Matthew Tulip and several nieces and nephews. As her family, we would be remised not to mention her adopted grandson Adrian Gardner who she always encouraged and loved as her own. Resting at Brenan's Bay View Select Community Funeral Home, 1461 Manawagonish Road, Saint John West, NB (506- 634-7425), with visiting hours on Saturday and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held from Grand Bay Baptist Church, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB on Monday at 10:00 AM. Interment in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. Memorials to the Grand Bay Baptist Church Benevolent Fund or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. www.bayviewfh.com
PARLEE, ORVILLA B. (NICHOL)
January 10, 1942 - April 21, 2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Orvilla Parlee of Spruce Grove, AB (previously of Moncton, NB.) Orvilla will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 44 years, Jim; three sons: David, Michael (Connie), Stephen (Tammy) and her pride and joy, grandson Nickolas. Predeceased by her parents: Orville and Helen Nichol; brother Donnie Nichol. Orvilla's ashes will be laid to rest at the Elmwood Cemetery, Monday June 29 at 2pm, with Pastor Buckingham officiating.
SHEPHARD, MARY ELEANOR
The funeral service for Mary Eleanor Shephard was held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Friday December 12, 2008 with Rev. Eileen Irish officiating. Soloist Mary Beth LeBlanc (granddaughter) sang acapella "In the Garden". The Honorary Pallbearers were Steven LeBlanc and Mitchell LeBlanc. The Pallbearers were Robert Connors, David Hachey, Gordon Evans and Emile Thebeau. Donations in memory of Mary were made to the Canadian Cancer Society; Heart and Stroke Foundation; Indigo Love of Reading Fund; Anglican Parish of Nerepis and Saint John; Community Food Basket Charlotte Street and many sympathy cards. Interment took place in Ocean View Memorial Gardens Cemetery.