Joseph Harold Owens
1934 - 2012
Owens, Joseph Harold - The death of Joseph "Joe" Owens of Saint John occurred on Saturday, December 29th, 2012 at the SJRH.
Joe was a great cook. He was the former President of the South End Tenants Association and was a Commissionaire for many years until his retirement. Joe served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a bandsman. He was a bandsman from the age of 13 to age of 70.
He is survived by his wife Margaret of 48 years, sister Dorothy Porter, two brothers Thomas and Lloyd, children; John, Sherry, Kevin, Kelly, Stacy and Tommy. He was predeceased by his mother Mildred Owens and father Tom.
At Joe’s request there will be no visitation. Following cremation a service will be held at Salvation Army 36 Waterloo Street, Saint John on Wednesday January 2nd, 2013 at 11:00 AM. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, NB (506)634 - 1965
Nancy Ann Adams
1959 - 2013
The death of Nancy Ann Adams of Cole Harbour, NS, wife of Leslie Adams occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Born in Saint John, NB on March 27, 1959, she was a daughter of the late Clarence "Jim" and Bernice (Stirling) Chamberlain.
Nancy was employed with Shoppers Drug Mart in Lansdowne, Saint John and the MicMac Mall, and Tacoma Drive, Dartmouth, for over twenty years. She loved camping, her cottage, gardening, skating, hiking but most of all she loved her family.
Besides her husband, Leslie, she is survived by her children, Andrew of Dartmouth, Leslie (Nathalie) of Quispamsis, NB, and Vanessa Andrews (Jeff) of Saint John, NB, brothers; Doug Chamberlain (Louise) of Quispamsis, Paul Chamberlain of Saint John, Brian Chamberlain (Carol) of Grand Bay - Westfield, and Keith Chamberlain of Saint John, sister; Norma Mullett (Donald) of French Village, NB, grandchildren; Carter and Cassidy Andrews, several nieces and nephews, and special friends; Bonnie Barker, Rosanne Spencer, Andrea Brooks and Brenda Pothier.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (506 - 634 - 1965) with visiting on Sunday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, March 25, 2013 from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 12:10 PM. Remembrances may be made to the Ovarian Cancer, Little Nancy’s Posse or to a charity of the donor’s choice, would be appreciated.
Dorothy Ann Higgins
1933 - 2013
It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Ann Higgins, wife of the late Thomas J. Higgins of Saint John, NB, announces her passing on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born on March 30, 1933 in Sydney, NS, she was the daughter of the late Dougald and Katherine (Coffey) MacDonald.
Dorothy is survived by her nine children: John (Kit Hickey) of Saint John; Patty of Saint John; Kathy (Steve) Anderson of Kelowna, BC; Tom (Sue) of Saint John; Jane (Paul) MacDonald of Quispamsis; Philip of Long Reach; Colleen (Derek) Smith of Saint John; Karen (Mark) Palmer of Rothesay; and Mike (Kathy) of Quispamsis, fifteen beloved grandchildren: Cailin and Bridget Higgins; Megan and Ryan Anderson; Carly, Ellen and Maggie Higgins; Emily and Matthew Smith; Sam, Laura and Kate Palmer; Bailey, Luke and Callie Higgins. Dorothy is also survived by her siblings: brother, Bruce MacDonald (the late Kay); and sisters, Marie Madison (Mike), Joan Clark (the late George), and Gen McInnis (Duke), as well as several close in - laws, nieces, and nephews.
Besides her husband Tom, Dorothy was predeceased by brothers; Fred (Aileen) and Harold "Lefty" (Marg) and niece, Caroline.
Dorothy will always be remembered for her strength of spirit, and for her love of family and large gatherings at her home and at Long Reach.
Dorothy’s family will remain eternally grateful to all the extraordinary health care professionals who cared for her so well over the years.
Following cremation, visitation will be held at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634 - 1965) on Tuesday, March 26, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from St. Peter’s Church at 2:00 PM. Interment to follow at a later date at St. Bridget’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Romero House, ProKids, St. Bridget’s Building Fund, the ExtraMural Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
George "Brendan" McQuinn
1955 - 2013
Capt. George McQuinn of Toronto, ON, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He was born in Saint John and was a son of the late Harold Otty and Bernice Mae (Stack) McQuinn.
Brendan’s career started with Atlantic Towing as a deckhand on the Irving Tugboats. He then worked with Kent Lines on the Gypsum boats out of Hansport, NS. Brendan then served as a Boson and rose through the ranks to 1st mate. He became Captain at the Nova Scotia Nautical Institute and moved to Toronto in 1985.
Brendan was highly regarded Captain in the Toronto Harbour since 1987, and was a Captain on many different charter boats and lakers. In 1995, he took possession of the Toronto Harbour Water Taxi with his brother Ralph.
Survived by five siblings; Patrick McQuinn, Kevin (Ruth) McQuinn, Maureen McQuinn, Maria MacPhee, and Ralph McQuinn. Also survived by three nephews and one great nephew.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, NB (634 - 1965) with visiting on Wednesday, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM. Funeral service will be held at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM, followed by interment in the Hampton Rural Cemetery.
Bonnie Ann McGrath
1964 - 2013
The death of Bonnie Ann McGrath of Saint John, NB, occurred on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Saint John Regional Hospital, with her companion, Bernie Rossignol by her side. Born in Saint John, on July 11, 1964, she was the daughter of the late Irvine and Sharron (Rooney) Sullivan.
Bonnie was employed for several years at Kane’s Corner Convenience. Bonnie loved to work with computers and enjoyed spending times with her family as well as her cats and dog.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Marlene Sullivan.
Survived by her brother, Wayne Sullivan of Saint John, special cousins; Darlene Hooper and Jay McCluskey (Kelly), aunts, uncles and several cousins.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, (634 - 1965) with visiting on Saturday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM and Sunday from 2 - 4 PM. Funeral Service will take place on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM from Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Fournier
1932 - 2013
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Fournier, wife of Daniel James Fournier, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John on November 27, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Isabelle (Crilley) Roberts. Besides her husband, Betty is survived by two sons James (Kim) and Lawrence (Sharon) all of Saint John; four grandchildren William (Heather), Selena (Andrew), Matthew (Kayla), and Curtis; four great - grandchildren Kayla, Billy, Kylie, and Elizabeth. She is also survived by her sisters Marie Melles and Eileen Furlong (David) and several nieces and nephews. Additionally, she is survived by sister - in - law Bernice Roberts and former daughter - in - law Susan Boyce. She was predeceased by her brother William Roberts and by her brother - in - law Ernest Melles. Betty was a member of the Irving Pulp and Paper Retirees Club. Betty loved playing Auction 45’s at St. Joachim’s and the Lorneville Community Centre. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.
Although there will be no visitation time, relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 91 Waterloo Street, on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery on Tuesday, April 16, at 10:00 am. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, (634 - 1965). In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Marilyn "Teekie" Henderson
1941 - 2013
With great sorrow, family members announces the death of Marilyn Theresa Henderson on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. "Teekie" passed away peacefully at the Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born in Saint John on January 13, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Parks) Doyle. For 53 years she was the wife of Brian Henderson with whom she had three children, Stephen (Judy), Russell (Margaret), and Susan (Tom Clark). She is also survived by her brother Thomas Doyle (Joan) and sisters Betty Connors, Mary Frances Smith (Joe) and Patricia Driscoll (Bob). A younger brother, Douglas, and one special niece, Mary Anne Connors, predeceased her. Four loving grandchildren, Mitchell Henderson, Peter Henderson, Lauren Henderson and Daniel Slattery, along with several nieces and nephews will join their parents in missing her greatly. She is also survived by Doreen Booker, a lifelong friend and steadfast supporter since they met at the age of five. Throughout all of life’s ups and downs, they were always able to make each other laugh and it remained that way even in Teekie’s final days.
Teekie had worked briefly for an insurance company after graduating from St. Vincent’s High School, but thereafter her priority was her home and family. She had numerous acquaintances, some quite close, but her leisure hours were primarily devoted to reading. The breadth of her reading fostered a wisdom of which she was never boastful, but which enabled her to share many lessons and stories with her children, grandchildren and others. She was definitely a teacher to those lucky enough to know her. Her illness and impending death were things she preferred to fight with dignity, but privately.
Still, the family wishes to acknowledge and express sincere gratitude to the many individuals who helped Teekie and us during what turned out to be ten long years. Particular thanks go to her sister - in - law Linda Tobias and Linda’s daughter, Jennifer. Her younger sisters, Mary Frances and Patsy, were pillars of support throughout Teekie’s life and were helpful in ways too numerous to mention on oh so many occasions. Her family physician, Dr. Arthur Kristoffersen, and many staff at the Regional Hospital, especially those of the Oncology Department and Palliative Care Unit, have our heartfelt thanks.
By Teekie’s request, there will be no visitation at this time. In lieu of flowers remembrances to the Scott Taylor Memorial Scholarship (Rothesay Netherwood School) or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
It is our sincere hope that our Teekie be remembered for her integrity, toughness in the face of adversity, and fierce independence. May she eternally rest in the peace that she most surely deserves.
Cremation and final arrangements have been entrusted to Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo St., Saint John, (634 - 1965) Interment will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM.