Florence Janet MacKenzie
1917 - 2001
On April 7th, 2001, Florence Janet McKenzie, of Amherst, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully at her home in Fredericton, NB with her family at her side. Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, on March 16th, 1917, Janet, as she was always known, graduated with her RN from the Montreal General Hospital in 1940. Enlisting in the RCAF, she would serve as a nursing sister during the early years of the war in Bourmouth, England. On her return from England, she met and in 1943 married a young pilot from the Gaspe Peninsula named Robert MacKenzie. From this marriage, which would last until his death in 1988, two girls, Janet and Shelagh, would be both born, both of whom would eventually serve in the healthcare field. Following her husband death, Janet realized a longstanding dream when at the age of 72 she would return as it were to her roots, supervising the construction of her own log cottage on the Amherst Shore. It would be from this cottage that she would take much delight in watching her daughters and their families share the warm Nova Scotia summers with her. Four grandchildren would treasure priceless memories of these summers spent growing up at “Grannie’s cottage”, eventually bringing two great grandchildren to this special place to begin this precious cycle again. Janet will be remembered by more than her own family as she would influence many through her own deepening trust in Jesus Christ. This faith would last until 8:00 PM on April 7th, 2001, when she would peacefully and with great expectation pass from this world into the loving arms of her Savior and His eternal care. Janet leaves behind her two daughters and their husbands, Janet and Keith McMullin and Shelagh and Bob Wilkinson. also left behind are four grandchildren, Kellie and Jaime McMillin, (and Jaime’s wife Alisha), Sean and David Wilkinson, (and David’s wife Erica), along with two great grandchildren, Isaiah Wilkinson and Zackery McMullin. Funeral services will be held at First Congregational Church on Grandame Avenue. Fredericton, at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 10th, with a reception later at Brunswick Street Baptist Church, York Street, Fredericton, NB. Visitation will take place in the McMullin home at 168 Manresa Drive., Fredericton, Monday between 6-9 PM. McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
Lillian Blanche Pierpoint
The death of Lillian Blanche Pierpoint occurred at the Pine Grove Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2001. Born in St. John’s, NF, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Dawe) Spooner and wife of the late Harold Pierpoint.
Survived by one son Frank (Shirley) Pierpoint of Fredericton, NB; one sister Ruby (Jim) Pike of Moncton, NB, and grandchildren, Karen Pierpoint of St. John’s, NF, and Lynn (Marc-Alain Mallet) of Fredericton, NB.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 4th, from 2-4 PM. Funeral service will take place at J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Thursday, April 5th, at 3:30 PM with Rev. H. G. MacKenzie officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Hill Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Shriner’s Hospital or to the NB Masonic Charities & Housing Company Ltd. (Camp Good Time) would be appreciated by the family. McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
Marjorie Arnold Logue
April 2, 2001
The death of Marjorie Arnold Logue of Fredericton occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Monday, April 2, 2001. Born in Campbellton, NB she was the daughter of the late Jack and Elizabeth (Morton) Barberie and wife of Ottis Logue.
Marjorie attended the University of New Brunswick where she received her BSc. in 1941 and later her MSc. in 1946. During World War II she had worked for Otis-Fenson producing munitions for the war effort. Marjorie later worked in Biological Research at the University of New Brunswick for a time and after was employed by the University of New Brunswick as the manager of the U.N.B. Bookstore from 1951 until 1979. She was an active volunteer with the Victorian Order of Nurses and the Canadian Federation of University Women and was known by the War Amps of Canada, the YMCA and the Salvation Army Xmas Cheer as a loyal contributor.
Marjorie is survived by her husband Ottis and two nieces; Mrs. Marjorie MacMillan (Billy) of Charlottetown, PE, and Mrs. Leslie Pezzack (Douglas) of Halifax, NS.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home by request. A memorial service will be held at the J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Friday, April 6th, 2001 at 3:00 pm . Rev. Elaine Lucas will officiate. No flowers by request. Reception to follow service. Arrangements are under the care of McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home (458-9170).
Mike Mikaelian passed away on March 30th, 2001 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, New Brunswick. He was son of the late Hovanes and Rose (Manookian) Mikaelian and husband to Norma (Higgins) Mikaelian.
Mike was a retired Psychology Professor who had worked at UNB for twenty four years. In 1975 he became Chairman of the Psychology Department at UNB and held that position until 1984. He was a very active member in the Horse Community as a competitor and as an official.
Mike is survived by his wife Norma; one daughter Dianne (David) Barba of Richmond, Virginia; sister Albera Siouffi of Montreal, PQ; brothers Sarkis (Marie) of Aleppo, Syria, Diran (Koudsy) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Karnig (Sylva) of Livermore, California and grandchildren Michael and Brittany Barba.
Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton, NB on Monday, April 2nd, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A memorial service will be held at a later date in St. James Armenian Church in Richmond, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
Wilma G. Menzies
June 1, 1923 - March 29, 2001
It is with great sadness her family announces her passing in Fredericton on Thursday, March 29, 2001. Born, June 1, 1923, she leaves to mourn her daughters Lynn McCay (sons Ryan and Graham); Jane Menzies (sons Jamie and Matthew Spurway); and Melanie Wood (husband Ron, daughters Jennifer (Wood) Tym, Stephanie and Rebecca); many relatives and dear friends. Her husband Norris, her parents and brother, Harry, Bertha and Alton Hagerman predeceased her. Wilma will be greatly missed in the community for her contribution over the years to activities in Brunswick Street United Baptist Church, Harriet Clark Women’s Missionary Society and Seniors Oil Painting Group. She was an avid bridge player with the Kinsmen Bridge Club, Capital Winter Bridge Club and with her many friends. Lake George won’t be the same without her. A celebration of Wilma’s life will be held at Brunswick Street United Baptist Church on Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 2:00 PM followed by a reception in the church gymnasium. Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home on Friday, March 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers a donation to the War Amps Champ Program would be appreciated.
Alexander Frederick Taylor
The death of Alexander Frederick Taylor occurred at the York Manor Nursing Home, Fredericton on Tuesday, March 27, 2001. Born July 16th, 1914 in Bay du Vin, New Brunswick he is the son of the late Alex and Margaret (Gardiner) Taylor. Alexander was retired as a Laborer, Carpenter and Fisherman and was a devout member of St. Dunstan’s Catholic Church in Fredericton. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Babb) Taylor, one step-son Francis Chambers of Fredericton, two step grandchildren, Tracy Chambers and Christopher Chambers both of Fredericton, close friend, Cathy Mullin, three nieces, Theresa, Catherine and Ann Marie all of Chatham and two nephews, Steve and Sandy of Chatham. He was predeceased by his father and mother, his first wife Mary (Bransfield) Taylor and one sister Edna Buckley. The family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Wednesday, March 28th at McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 29th at 3:00 PM at St. Dunstan’s Catholic Church. Monsignor Brian Henneberry VG will officiate. Interment will be at a later date in the Hermitage Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Dunstan’s Church or the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
September 1, 1958 - March 26, 2001
The death of Eleanor Munro, daughter of Evelyn (Lawrence) and the late Harold E. Munro, occurred peacefully at home on Monday, March 26, 2001. Eleanor was born on September 1, 1958 in Fredericton, NB.
She has lived and taught in Chatham, Chester, Halifax and has been living back in Fredericton for the past few years. Eleanor was a member of Wilmot United Church in Fredericton.
She is survived by her mother Mary “Evelyn” (Lawrence) Munro; brother Paul and his wife Carolyn of Fredericton ; niece Marcia Dysart and her husband Jonathan, nephew Scott and cherished friend Jackie Greenman.
Eleanor leaves behind a large circle of friends who will remember always her joy, her laughter and her pure delight in the world around her. Eleanor loved painting, writing, sunshine, music, heart-to-hearts, children and her four-legged friends Daisy and Ellie.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 from 7-9 pm and Wednesday, March 28,2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home, 160 York Street. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 29,2001 at Wilmot United Church, corner of King and Carleton street at 3:00 pm with Rev. Peter Short officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Eleanor touched deeply the hearts and lives of many. She will be missed.
Rev. Dr. Roy Pointer
The Rev. Dr. Roy Pointer of Fredericton , surrounded by his loving family went to be with the Lord as he passed away peacefully at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton on the afternoon of Friday March 23rd, 2001. He was born February 16th, 1939 at Woolwich, Kent, England the son of the late George H. and Hilda M. (Kite) Pointer. Dr. Pointer was a respected Pastor, Educator, and Administrator and known as a Lecturer and Author in the field of Church Growth, Urban Mission and Evangelism. An International Church Leader Dr. Pointer had served as a senior executive with the British and Foreign Bible Society. He received an Associate Diploma from London Bible College and his Diploma in Theology from London University in 1972,. In 1984 he received his Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies, FTS and in 1985 he received a Doctorate of Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary. From 1956 until 1967 he served as a British Merchant Naval Officer in capacity of a Hydrographic Surveyor. He began his career in 1972 as a Baptist Minister in London, England, and gained many experiences having served as Church Growth Consultant (BFBS) from 1979 until 1986, Director for Church Training (BFBS) from 1986 until 1990, Interim Pastor at Fishponds Baptist Church, Bristol, England in 1991, Professor of Urban Ministry and Church Growth (ADC) from 1992 until 1993, and in 1993 he became Senior Pastor at Brunswick Street Baptist Church in Fredericton. Dr. Pointer is survived by his wife Dorothy (Denness) Pointer, and his children, Angela Baker (Michael) of Wiltshire, England, Timothy Pointer of Fredericton, Stephen Pointer (Susan) of Edmonton, Alberta, Sharon Evans (Gareth) of Cornwall, England and Andrew Pointer of Fredericton, six grandchildren Jessica Baker, Rebecca Baker, Kyla Pointer, Emma Pointer, Caitlin Evans and George Evans. Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton from 7-9 PM Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Monday. The funeral; service will be held at the Brunswick Street Baptist Church, Fredericton on Tuesday, March 27th, at 2:00 PM. Rev. James Cowan will officiate assisted by Dr. Harry Gardner, Dr. Lee McDonald and Rev. Robert Nickerson. Cremation will take place following the funeral with interment to take place at a later date in Isle of Wight, England.
H. Auldon “Baldy” Staples
The death of H. Auldon “Baldy” Staples occurred on Wednesday, March 21st, 2001 at the Dr. Everett Chalmer’s Hospital, Fredericton, NB. He was 84. Born in Fredericton he was the son of the late Harold and Grace (Smith) Staples.
Baldy was a member of the All Saints Anglican Church in Marysville for over 50 years and was a member of the Vestry for many of those years.
Baldy was an automobile salesman for Smith Motors, McNaughton Motors, Monteith Motors and finally Elm City Chrysler where he was the Sales Manager for many years.
He was a Veteran of the Second World War serving with the RCAF in England and the Continent. He was a member of 252 Lord Beaverbrook Wing RCAF Fredericton having received his 50 year membership pin. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. # 15 in Marysville with a 44 year membership and always looked forward to the Parade and Stand-to on Remembrance Day.
His Masonic career began when he became a member of Hiram Masonic Lodge in 1951, where he was a very faithful member and would have received his 50 year membership pin in June of this year. He later continued his Masonic Journey by joining the various Lodges of the York Rite; Fredericton Royal Arch Chapter, Fredericton Preceptory and the York Council. Over the years Baldy held a number of offices in these bodies. In 1965 he was elected as Presiding Preceptor of Fredericton Preceptory. In 1960 he became a Noble of Luxor Shrine Temple and the Fredericton Shrine Club and was a dedicated Shriner always taking part in the numerous activities of the Fredericton Shrine Club related to helping disabled and burned children.
In the last few years he had been a member of the Golden Club in Fredericton, Marysville Seniors Club and until recently joined with other members of the club in bowling on Thursday mornings, which he certainly enjoyed. Baldy was well known, well liked and respected by all who knew him and he will be missed.
Baldy is survived by his wife Madeleine (Biles) Staples; two daughters: Joanne Laurence of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Sharon Layden of Riverview, N.B.; one son: Harold Staples and his wife Sheila of Fredericton, N.B., nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several cousins.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 23rd,2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home, 160 York Street. A Legion tribute service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday at 6:45 pm by members of the Royal Canadian Legion Br.#15, followed by a Masonic Tribute service at 7:00 pm by members of the Hiram Lodge. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 24th,2001 at 2:00 pm at All Saints Anglican Church in Marysville. The Right Rev. G. C. Lemmon will officiate. A burial will take place in the Church cemetery at a later date. Pallbearers for the service will be: Alex Staples, John Layden, Rev. Albert Price, Rev. Thomas Price, Martin Hache and Hugh Schneider. Honorary pallbearers will be: Donald Fisher, Ronald Cornell, Beverly Russell, Stuart Willis, Fred Blair, Neil Mills and Lloyd Smith.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to be made to the Fredericton Shrine Club Transportation Fund, Canadian Diabetes Association or the All Saints Anglican Church (organ fund).
Inspector William (Bill) Skead, A.D.C.
The death of Inspector William (Bill) Skead, A.D.C. occurred at his residence Saturday, March 10th, 2001. Born in Fredericton, N.B., son of June (Sansom) Skead and the late Andrew W. Skead.
Bill was a thirty year member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, serving in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. He was the Officer in Charge of "J" Division Commercial Crime Section, and an Aide de Camp for Lieutenant Governor Marilyn Trenholme Counsell. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, the Masonic Lodge, the Capital Winter Club, as well as President of the N.B. Police Curling Association and a former Rotarian.
Survived by his wife Jean M. (Tindale) Skead, two sons, Andy (Michelle) of Fredericton, N.B. and Constable David of Smithers, B.C., three brothers; Gordon (Katherine) of Fredericton, N.B., Jon (Lora) of Saint John, N.B., Duncan of Campbell River, B.C., and an extended family and friends.
Visitation will take place at McAdam’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 13th, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, and Wednesday, March 14th, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, March 15th, at 2:00 P.M., at Christ Church Cathedral with The Very Reverend Keith Joyce officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s name, to the RCMP Centennial Scholarship Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.
“May the roof above us never fall in ,nor the friends gathered below never fall out.”
McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home have been entrusted with Funeral arrangements.