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NEW BRUNSWICK - St. John - Miscellaneous Obituaries from Brenan's Funeral Home - 8

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Monday, 12 October 2009, at 2:26 p.m.

Kingsley N. (King) Bailey
The death of Mr. Kingsley N. (King) Bailey of Highland Road, Saint John, husband of Johanna (Jansen) Bailey, occurred on Thursday, November 29, 2001 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John, he was the son of the late Thomas and Alice (Thibodeau) Bailey.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, G. Kingsley (King) Bailey and his wife Karen of Saint John, two sisters, Kathleen MacDonald and Margaret Bailey, both of Saint John, five grandchildren, Scott, Mark, Allison, Katrina and Nicholas, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas and Walter and one sister Marie Baird.
By request of Mr. Bailey, there will be no visiting or funeral service. Remembrances to the charity of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements under the direction of Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424).

Karen Ann Bailey
The death of Karen Ann Bailey, of Bellisle Creek, occurred unexpectedly on November 15, 2001, at her residence. Born in Saint John she was the daughter of Murray and Rita (Earle) Bailey. She was a graduate of Simonds High School. She was employed with PCL and Eastern. Besides her parents she is survived by her is survived by her brothers David of Hampton, Brian (Carol) of Saint John, Michael of Saint John, her sister Kimberly and her husband Dennis Jenkins of Saint John, and several nieces and nephews.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row (634-7424), with visiting on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2001, at 2:15 PM, from Brenan’s Chapel. Following cremation interment will take place at Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Remembrances made to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

Samuel Robert Arthurs
June 2, 2001
Arthurs, Samuel Robert The death of Samuel Robert Arthurs, husband of the late Emma M. L. (Bean) Arthurs, formerly of the Loch Lomond Road, occurred on June 2, 2001 at his residence, the Loch Lomond Villa. Born in Saint John he was the son of the late Joseph and Alice (Garnett) Arthurs. He served during WW II with the Royal Canadian Army. He was employed as Shipping Supervisor with Lantic Sugar for 33 years and retired from Saint John Ship Building Ltd. in 1970. He then served for a number of years with the Corps of Commissionaires. He is survived by his son Eugene of Morrisdale, his daughters June Perkins of Saint John, Dorine and her husband Leo McVane of Rothesay, Alma Arthurs of Oromocto, NB, Maxine and her husband Romeo Gauthier of Cornwallis, NS, Ruth Langlias of Saint John, his sister Florence Stackhouse, his twenty seven grandchildren including Brian, seventy great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Malcolm, his infancy daughter Margaret Marilyn, and his brothers Alfred and Daniel.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row (634-7424), with visiting on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held from the Loch Lomond Villa Chapel on Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at 1:00 PM. Interment will take place at Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Remembrances made to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

Alice Lillian Arthurs
Arthurs Alice Lillian - After a lengthy illness the death of A. Lillian (Clarke) Arthurs of Nottingham Drive wife of Burton Arthurs for 59 years occurred on Friday, March 30, 2001 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
Born in Saint John she was the daughter of the late Fred and Alice (Cody) Clarke. Lillian was a member of the Apohaqui Baptist Church and was very active in the church.
She is survived by two sons Brian (Betty) and Gary (P.Diane) both of Saint John, one daughter Joanne (A. Frank) Vincent of Apohaqui, NB, two sisters Ruth Elderkin of Wolfville NS, and Eleanor (Trevor) Neill of Saint John, six grandchildren Rev. Kevin (Sandra) Vincent, Karyn (Rev. Todd) MacLeod, Timothy, Matthew, David and Sarah Arthurs, five great grandchildren Emily, Jeremy, Joshua Vincent, Amanda and Jenna MacLeod, several nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by two brothers Gordon and George Clarke, one brother in law Fred Elderkin.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home 111 Paradise Row, Saint John NB, (506-634-7424) with visiting on Sunday, April 1, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 2, 2001 from Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel at 2: 15 PM. Interment in Fernhill Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Apohaqui Community Church or charity of donors choice.

Rene Gabriel Arseneault
Unexpectedly the death of Rene Gabriel Arseneault of Dobbin Street, Rothesay, occurred on June 1, 2002. Born in Saint John on December 2, 1979, he was the son of Jean Guy and Jacqueline (nee Mazerolle) Arseneault. Rene was a graduate of Kennebecasis Valley High School, a student at NBCC Saint John, and worked part-time at the Superstore in Quispamsis. He loved the outdoors and took part in the Festival-by-the-Sea Marathon, K. V. Minor Baseball, running and badminton. He is survived by his parents and brothers Andre and Guy of Rothesay and Denis of Halifax, his grandmothers Elvina Arseneault and Nancy Mazerolle, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfathers Raphael Arseneault and Martin Mazerolle.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, with visiting on Tuesday (June 4) and Wednesday (June 5) from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, June 6, 2002 from Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rothesay, following cremation interment will take place at Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the “From Those Who Care Scholarship Fund” or the Kennebecasis Valley Community Curtain Call.

Greg S. Arrowsmith
After a courageous battle with Leukemia the death of Gregory (Greg) Scott Arrowsmith of Bing Ave, occurred on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born on June 15, 1982 in Saint John, Greg was a graduate from Simonds High School in 2000. He enjoyed and loved to Mountain Bike, Camping and being outdoors. He is survived by his father Jerry and his two mothers Cheryl and Chrissy, four brothers Michael, Jeremy, Matthew and Adam, one sister Jodie all of Saint John, his grand parents Doug (Hazel) Johnston, Gerald (Mary) Arrowsmith and Blake (Jean) Hayes.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424) with visiting on Wednesday, May 29, 2002 from 7-9 PM and Thursday, May 30, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 31, 2002 from St. Joachim’s Church at 11: 00 AM. Interment in Fernhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Robert “Bob” Arbeau
The death of Mr. Robert “Bob” Arbeau, of Bains Corner, NB, occurred on Sunday, May 25, 2003 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John, he was the son of the late Gordon Arbeau and the late Marjorie Sauve. In his early years, Bob had been employed with G.B. Murphy Jewelers, but had been employed throughout the majority of his career with Charm Diamond Centers as a Manager, working in Dartmouth, Halifax, and most recently in Saint John. Bob had a zest for life and enjoyed gardening. He deeply loved his cat “Misty” and his dog “Domino”. Bob is survived by his only brother, Alvin Arbeau (Susan Toner) of Saint John, as well as several cousins. He will be greatly missed by his many loving friends and co-workers. Bob was predeceased by his mother, Marjorie, his father, Gordon, and his step-father, George Sauve.
By request, there will be private family visitation and memorial service. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506) 634-7424.

Clarence A. Anderson
The death of Clarence (Duke) Avard Anderson of Currie Ave, husband of Joan (McCarthy) Anderson of 50 years, occurred on Saturday, June 1, 2002 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John he was the son of Howard and Muriel (Lee) Anderson. Duke was employed with I.L.A. Local 273 as a Longshoreman until his retirement in 1993, a member of St. Pius X Church, Hampton Golf and Country Club, an associate member of R.C.L. Branch # 2, enjoyed golf, bowling and softball. A loving husband and father he is survived by four daughters Sharon (William) Breau, Debbie (Mark) Leblanc both of Saint John, Joanie (Jack) Barry of Quispamsis and Susan (Richard) Thomas of Saint John, two brothers Clinton (Edna) of Grand Bay and Douglas (Valerie) of Hampton, nine grandchildren Mike, Michelle, Jeffery, Mark, T.C., Jennifer, Jocelyn, Travis and Amy, two great-grandchildren Courtney and David, several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by one brother Herbert and one sister Bernice Carson.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424) with visiting on Monday, June 3, 2002 and Tuesday, June 4, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 5, 2002 from St. Pius X Church at 11:00AM. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of the donors choice.

CHARLOTTE REMONA (MONA) ALLISON
The death of Charlotte Remona Allison, of Ellerdale Street, wife of the late Philip S. Allison occurred on March 17, 2001 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Montreal the daughter of the late William & Mary (McCubbin) Davis. Mona was a member of St. James the Less Anglican Church and their ACW. She did volunteer work at the Saint John Regional Hospital receiving a pin for donating 5000 hours. She is survived by her two sons Philip J. (Caroll Hennessy) Allison, Peter (Brenda Losier) Allison; one daughter Heather Allison of Toronto; one brother Jim (Eunice) Davis of Victoria, BC; one sister Catherine Devenny of Whitby, On; grandchildren Jennifer (Terry) Wilson, Brian (Lisa) Allison, Scott (Chiyoko) Allison; great grandchildren Terrance, Shekinah, Amanda; and niece, Margaret Doucherty of Whitby, On. Besides her husband and parents she was predeceased by one sister, Evelyn Belyea.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, (506-634-7424) with visiting on Tuesday, March 20, 2001, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral will be held from St. James the Less Church on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 11:00 am. Remembrances may be made to a charity of donor’s choice. Interment in Fernhill Cemetery.

Raymond Garfield Albert
Albert, Raymond G. - The death of Mr. Raymond Garfield Albert of Prince Edward Street, husband of Louise (Doiron) (Cyr) Albert occurred on June 18, 2003 at his residence. Born in Saint John he was the son of the late Allan and Jenny (Wilkinson) Albert. Raymond was employed with the City of Saint John as a heavy equipment operator, a veteran of WWII he had served in the Army from 1939-45 with the Saint John Fusiliers and overseas with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and joined the Air Force from 1950-70 were he went overseas to Europe. He was a past member of the Markland Masonic Lodge Kingston, NS, R.C.L. Branch # 69.
Besides his loving wife Louise, Raymond will be very sadly missed by his twenty children whom he bragged about to everybody he would talk to.
He is survived by six sons; Stephen (Jo-Ann), Robert (Gladys) Crossman, Danny Metzler, Timothy (Joann), Allan (Angela) all of Saint John, NB, Raymond Jr. (little Ray) of Portage La Prarie , MB and Daniel of Moncton, NB, two daughters; Jenny Strain of Terrace, BC and Cynthia Thorne of Gibsons, BC, stepchildren Linda (Ronnie), Lorna (Bill), Lorraine (Wilfred), Laura (Frank), Lois (Gill), Leona (Wendell), John (Aileen), Gary (Debbie), Mary (Al), Marlene (Bill), Darren (Louise), Luanne (Greg), Sandy (Mike), two sisters; Lillian Stein and Joy McKenzie both of Saint John, NB, grand children; Ashton, Ronalda, Donald, Adam, Tamara, Tinishia, Trent, Tyler, Tara, Robert, Cassandra, Jakob, Jasmine, Tanisha, Shawn, Cynthia, Tanya, Evangeline, Rebecca, Dustin and several step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers; Allan (Bubs), Donald and Percy and two sisters; Norma, Gladys and Stella.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424) with visiting on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Royal Canadian Legion Tribute being held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Tom Fowler celebrating. Interment will take place in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

J. Edwin Achorn
The death of Mr. Joseph “Edwin” Achorn of Old Black River Road, Saint John, NB, husband of Betty F. (Bartlett) Achorn, occurred on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
Born in Glen William, PEI, he was the son of the late Joseph Wellington and Emily Amelia (Conrad) Acorn. For 35 years, Edwin had been enlisted with the Armed Forces as a field engineer, from where he retired. During his career with the army, Ed had been stationed in Japan and USA. He had taken part in the Atomic Bomb testing in Nevada in 1954. Ed was presently active with the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #53, the Atlantic Retired Sappers, Atlantic Korean Veterans, and the Armed Forces Retired Civil Service Workers.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, two sons, James E. and Gary P. (Claudette), all of Saint John, two daughters, Donna J. Runtz of Fredericton, and Brenda L. Thorne of Saint John, NB, one brother, Vernon Acorn of Glen William, PEI, six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his sisters, Minnie Munn, Lena Conway, Myrtle Buchanan, Ella MacKay, Winnifred Gillis, and Mildred Acorn, and brothers, Lawrence, Arthur, Harold, and Nathan Acorn
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB, with visitation on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2003, at 11:00 AM from Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place at Ocean View Memorial Gardens.
Remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick would be appreciated. A Royal Canadian Legion “Tribute to a Veteran” will be held on Thursday at 7 PM at the funeral home.

Malcolm James “Mac” Aburrow
After a courageous battle with cancer, the death of Malcolm James “Mac” Aburrow, of Morrison Road, Saint John, husband of Mary (Cook) Aburrow, occurred peacefully at home, on Saturday, June 21, 2003, surrounded by the love of his family and friends. Born in Westbourne, Hants, England, on September 30, 1942, he was the son of the late Albert “Jim” and Cecilia M. (Prior) Aburrow.
Mr. Aburrow was an Electrical Contractor and owned and operated, CAM Electrical and HID Electrical for many years. He was formerly employed with Norman W. Francis Electrical and was a member of IBEW Local 502. Mac was an active member of the Saint John Flames Igniter’s Booster Club and was involved with the Saint John Figure Skating Club, Poley Mountain Ski Club, New Brunswick Water Ski Association and the Saint John Cerebral Palsy Foundation. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Katrina Aburrow of Calgary, AB and Joanne Martin of Saint John, two step-children, Ernie Cook and Natasha Cook, both at home, two sisters, Carol Chiddle and Shirley Redford (Roy), both of England, two grandchildren, Matthew Aburrow and Geoffrey Martin, one niece, one nephew, two great-nieces and one great-nephew, all of England.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held at Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, June 27, 2003 at 11:00 AM. followed by cremation. Remembrances to the Saint John Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

HAZEN D WALTON
The death of Mr. Hazen Douglas Walton, of 1100 Manawagonish Road, Saint John, husband of Marjorie H. (Clancey) Walton, occurred on Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
Born in West Saint John, he was the son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Carr) Walton. Hazen had served as a Staff Sargeant with Militia Canadian Army, and had served in WWII as a paramedic. Hazen had been employed with Robins Drug Store, and later was employed with the National Canadian Drug Company for many years.
Besides his wife, Marjorie, Hazen is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Walton of Dartmouth, NS, four grandchildren, Steven and Mark of Vancouver, BC, and Katherine and Kimberly, of Dartmouth, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, George, Hilton, and Harry, and sister, Hilda.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506) 634-7424, with visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 7, 2002 at 2:00 PM from Portland United Church. Interment will take place at Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.

Jean H. VanBeelen
The death of Jean H. VanBeelen, wife of the late Cornelis VanBeelen Sr., occurred on October 24, 2002, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John she was the daughter of the late Frederick S. Marney and the late Edith P.(Thompson) (Marney) Mitchell. She was employed with Lantic Sugar Ltd., Canada Post Corporation and Sears Canada Ltd. before her retirement. She is survived by her sons Cornelis Jr. and his wife Marilyn, Frederick J. and his wife Lana, Wayne E. and his wife Barbara, all of Saint John, her brother Lloyd Marney and his wife Ann of Saint John, her sister Joan Harris of Toronto, ON, her eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers William and Ralph Marney.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row (634-7424) with visiting on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Monday, October 28, 2002, at 9:30 AM, from Brenan’s Chapel. Interment will take place at Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Remembrances to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Gideon Bible Plan would be appreciated by the family.

IDA M TRUAN
The death of Mrs. Ida May Truan of Bay Care Special Care Home, Saint John, wife of the late William Joseph Truan, occurred on Thursday, November 28, 2001 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
Born in Elgin, New Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Robinson and Bertha (McConchie)(Hamilton) Patterson.
Ida was a member of the Lake Baptist Church, New Jerusalem, the Ladies Orange Lodge, a life member of the Missionary Society and served several years as a Telephone Operator for the New Jerusalem Mercantile Telephone Company (new Camp Gagetown). She later lived at Evandale, Glenwood, Public Landing and in later years moved to Saint John. She also served as a foster mother for several years, with the Department of Social Services.
She is survived by one son, William Walter Truan (Lorna), of Saint John, one daughter, Irma Doreen Fitzgerald, two step-grandsons, Wayne and Stephen Jones and four step-great grandchildren.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Service will be held at Brenan's Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 11:00 AM. Interment in Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Remembrances to the charity of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family.

Jean (Conley) Trites
The death of Jean Trites (Conley), wife of the late Evan Trites, occurred peacefully on September 28, 2002, at her residence. Born in Saint John she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Sadie Conley. She was a member of the Union Club, the Riverside Country Club, and St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Rothesay. She is survived by her sons Michael A. Trites and his wife Evelyn of Toronto, ON, Stephen A. Trites and his wife Nancy of Riverview, NB, her grandson Paul A. Trites of Toronto, ON, and several nieces and nephews.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row (634-7424), with visiting on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2002, at 1:00 PM from Brenan’s Chapel. Interment will take place at Fernhill Cemetery. Remembrances made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Mabel Lilian Trecartin
The death of Miss Mabel Lilian Trecartin, formerly of Red Head Road, Saint John, occurred on Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at the Loch Lomond Villa. Born in Saint John, on February 19, 1904, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mabel J. (Clarke) Trecartin.
Lilian was the book keeper at Trecartin Grocery and worked for the Department of Public Works for many years, and was a member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church.
She is survived by one sister, Audrey Stewart of Saint John and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Donald, John and Robert Trecartin and sisters, Margaret Patterson and Sadie Black.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held at Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 9:30 AM. Interment in Cedar Hill Old Cemetery. Remembrances to the charity of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family.

Wanda Geraldine Tonning
The death of Mrs. Wanda G. Tonning, of Rothesay, NB, wife of Dr. Henrik O. Tonning occurred on Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
Born at Bristol, NB, daughter of the late Herman U. and Veyda (Davis) Giberson.
Wanda graduated from the Saint John General Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. During the War she was an active volunteer with the Red Cross. She was a member of St. Paul’s Valley Church and was a member of the Needlework Society, and served as chairperson of the Decorating and Flower Committee for many years. Wanda was also a member of the Union Club and Riverside Golf and Country Club.
She is survived by her husband, her two sons, Henrik G. Tonning (Jean) Rothesay, NB, and Stephen Tonning, Memphis, TN as well as her grandchildren; James R., Kare A. and Henrik F. Tonning, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Graydon.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506-634-7424) with visiting on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from St. Paul’s Valley Church on Friday, April 12, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. Following cremation, interment in Fernhill Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Douglas Stewart Kerr Skinner
The passing of Douglas Stewart Kerr Skinner, occurred on Wednesday, September 25, 2002, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Born in Saint John on March 3, 1914, he was the son of the late Roy and Edythe (Kerr) Skinner. Predeceased by one sister, Margaret (Skinner) Wells of Toronto, ON and one brother, Errol Skinner of Victoria, BC.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Chase) Skinner and five nephews, Dr. William Patterson of Saint John, Douglas Patterson of Grand Bay-Westfield, Donald Patterson of Grand Bay-Westfield, Robert Wells of Toronto, ON and Donald Skinner of Victoria, BC.
Douglas graduated from Saint John High School in 1931, and his business career was in the insurance business, with the Excelsior Life Insurance Company, as Branch Manager for NB/PEI, before retiring in the late seventies. He was active in sports and his community. In his early years, he was well known for coaching in basketball, and was involved with several successful teams. He was also involved in golf and was very active with both the New Brunswick Golf Association and the Maritime Seniors’ Golf Association, over the years. He was a longtime member of the St. Andrew’s Curling Club, the Westfield Golf Club, the Union Club, St. John’s (Stone) Church, the Union Lodge of Portland, Masonic Order and a number of other associations.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 PM only. A private family service will be held at Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel, followed by interment in Fernhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to St. John’s (Stone) Church, the Pulmonary Rehab Unit of the Saint John Regional Hospital or the charity of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family.

C. Edna (Crawford) Sharp
The death of C. Edna (Crawford) Sharp, last surviving member of her immediate family, of Ellerdale Street formerly of Sussex, NB, wife of Laurence Sharp of Sussex, occurred on October 15, 2002 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
Born on January 4, 1914 in Saint John, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Letitia (Kilpatrick) Crawford. C. Edna had resided and worked in Ontario for many years before returning to Saint John in 1981. She is survived by one sister-in-law Hilda Crawford, three nephews Thomas Lees, Michael Crawford and Sandy Crawford, one niece Dolores Goguen, one step daughter Naida Heans, two step-grandsons Larry Heans and Allan Heans, several cousins, special care giver Millie and will be sadly missed by her many friends at the Loch Lomond Villa. Besides her parents she is predeceased by one brother Joseph Crawford, one sister Audrey Lees.
By request there will be no visiting. A memorial service will be celebrated on Thursday, October 17, 2002 at the Loch Lomond Villa Chapel at 2:00 PM. Following cremation interment in Fernhill Cemetery at a later date. Remembrances may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or the S.P.C.A. Arrangements are under the direction of Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424).

Norman William “Rip” Seely
The death of Norman William “Rip” Seely of Ragged Point Beach, Saint John, husband of Bette (Hastings) Seely, occurred on Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at the Saint John Regional Hospital, after a period of failing health.
Born in West Saint John, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Elizabeth Anne (McAllister) Seely.
Rip was a graduate of Saint John High School he entered the Canadian Armed Forces and served as a Naval Seaman aboard the Aircraft Carrier HMCS Nabob from 1939 to 1945 and joined the Saint John Police Force serving as a Detective before moving to New York, USA, where he was employed for many years, before retiring to Saint John.
Rip was a well known athlete and was a member of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in Basketball and Baseball, and was voted the most outstanding basketball player of the Century for New Brunswick and was a member of the Saint John Hall of Fame. Rip was an extremely active supporter of basketball and wheel chair basketball in the Saint John and Kennebecasis area, and has a tournament named in his honour, “The Rip Seely Challenge”, and was an honourary member of St. Malachy’s Memorial High School and Saint John High School Basketball Booster Club.. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sandra Day (Tony) of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and Wendy Eagan (Tom) of Greenwich, CT., two sons, Norman Seely (Patricia) of Fredericton , NB and Scott Seely (Dr. Georgia Seely) of Richmond, VA., one sister Shirley Martin of Boynton Beach, FL, eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Muriel McCarthy and brother-in law Hillary “Woody” Martin.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424), with visiting on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, Charlotte Street, Saint John, NB on Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute to a Veteran Service will commence at 7:00 p.m. Friday at Brenans. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of the donors’ choice.

Gerald F. Savoy
April 3, 2001
SAVOY, Gerald F.—The death of Mr. Gerald (Gerry) F. Savoy, husband of Rita M. (Burbridge) Savoy, of Grand Bay- Westfield, NB, occurred on Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Tracadie, he was the son of the late Fidele and Ellen (Witzell) Savoy. Gerry spent a greater part of his life in Saint John, where he had been employed with the Canadian Pacific Railway, throughout the winters, as a truck driver for over 20 years until his retirement, and was also employed with Stephens Construction, for 14 years, and Brunswick Ready Mix, for 20 years, throughout the summers. He was a member of the Carleton York Regiment, in WWII, and had served in the UK and the Central Mediterranean area, with 7 District Depot. Gerry was a member of St. Matthew’s Parish, where he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus , Council 9176. He was a member of the 30up Club and was an avid bowler and Bingo player (G 49). He is survived by his loving wife, Rita, his nine children, Yvonne (Mark) Lawlor of Ottawa, ON, Ernie (Dianne) Savoy of Saint John, Ricky (Melina) Savoy of Grand Bay-Westfield, Janet (Paul) Kyle of Hampton, Clarence (Sara) Savoy of Saint John, Odette (Philip) Marcus of Kingston, NS, Mark Savoy of Grand Bay-Westfield, Michael Savoy of Fredericton, and Kelly Savoy and her fiancé, Harry Trefry of Ottawa, ON, his step-mother, Anita Laundry of Tracadie, one brother, Clarence (Alvina) Savoy of Toronto, ON, one half-brother, Edgar (Giselle) Savoy of Edmunston, three half-sisters, Yolande (Ubald) Benoit and MariMarthe (Jean Guy) Savoy, both of Tracadie, and Nichole (Laurent) McLaughlin of Fredericton, one sister-in-law, Regina Savoy of Moncton, grandchildren, Brendan and Katherine Lawlor, Matthew and Christopher Savoy, Tanya (Jamie) Snodgrass and Andrew Savoy, Courtenay, Curtis, Cara, and Connor Kyle, Kim Eatmon and Amanda Savoy, Aislinn, Emily and Julia Marcus, and Jeremy and Adam Trefry, great-grandchildren, Tyson Eatmon and Trinity Savoy, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, a grandson, Ernest William Savoy, and two brothers, Alphée and Claude.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB, (506) 634-7424, with visitation on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 11 AM from St. Matthew’s Church, Grand Bay-Westfield. Interment will be in the spring at St. Augustine’s Cemetery, Westfield, NB. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Peter Donald Raymond
The death of Peter Donald Raymond, husband of Glennis (Bland) Raymond, occurred unexpectedly on July 8, 2003, at his residence.
Born in Saint John he was the son of the late Donald and Ella (Powell) Raymond. He was employed for over 30 years with the City of Saint John, Department of Works, and was currently a foreman in the Western Office. He enjoyed fishing and camping and various sports.
Besides his wife he is survived by his daughters Jill, Karen and Erica, and was special Papa to his grandson Nicholas Donald. He is also survived by his sister Suzanne and her husband Gordon Parsons of Dartmouth, NS, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row (634-7424), with visiting on Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 11, 2003, at 11:00 AM, from St. Pius X Church, Somerset Street. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Remembrances to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

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