James Ernest Anderson, Brigadier-General (Retd) DSO, CM, CD, LLD
The death of Brigadier-General (Retd) J. Ernest Anderson of Fredericton, NB occurred at the Veteranís Hospital on Saturday, June 1st, 2002. Born in Burnt Church, NB on August 24th, 1911. He was the son of the late W. Stafford and Huldah (Morrison) Anderson and the husband of Eve (Clews) Eagar-Anderson.
Educated in Harkins High School, Newcastle and the University of New Brunswick from which he obtained his degree in 1932. In 1940 he enlisted with the North Shore (NB) Regiment serving with distinction as one of itsí Company Commanders on D-Day and later as itsí Lieutenant Colonel in Northwest Europe. His leadership here led to his promotion to the rank of Brigadier in Command Headquarters of the 14th Infantry Brigade. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order during Operations at Bologne, France. In the past, Ernest has served as President of the Canadian Infantry Assoc.; Army Cadet League of Canada; (NB Div); Navy Cadet League of Canada (NB Div) and Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4; he is a past Honorary Colonel of the North Shore Regiment.
Following the second War, Ernest began a career of public service to his native province retiring in 1974 as Deputy Minister of Youth. He was elected to Fredericton City Council and became Deputy Mayor. Organizations such as Canadian Red Cross, the Interprovincial School for the Deaf, the Provincial Artisans, York Manor; VON; the Salvation Army and the Heritage Trust, among others have all benefited from his advice, skill and devotion. He received an Honorary degree from UNB Saint John in 1976: the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce recognized him as a Distinguished Citizen in 1989 and he was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1994.
Ernest was member of St. Paulís United Church, the Fredericton Society of St. Andrew; Fredericton Chapter # 2 R.A. M.; Northumberland Lodge R.A. M. and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4.
Survived by his wife, Eve two sons, James Ernest (Ingrid) of Riverview, NB and W. S. Kim of Fredericton, NB; three grandchildren, Stacey Anderson and her husband Derek Weldon of Moncton, NB, Lisa Anderson of Moncton, NB and James Anderson of Riverview, NB; his wifeís children James (Carol) Eagar, of Sydney, NS and Peter (Sonia) Eagar, of Kentville, NS, Suzanne (Lloyd) Hiscock and Elizabeth (Rene) Alain both of Ottawa, ON; and her ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, one brother, J. Burns of Toronto, ON and three sisters, the Honorable Margaret J. Anderson of Miramichi, NB, H. Shirley Alexander (Don) of Wellington, ON and Mary F. Sage (Robert) of Toronto, ON.
He was predeceased by his parents; first wife, Marion H. (Corbett) Anderson and two brothers, W. Royce Anderson and S. Keith Anderson both of Miramichi, NB.
Visitation will take place at McAdamís Select Community Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 4th, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 4 will hold a tribute service at 6:30 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home, followed by the Masonic Lodge # 2. A memorial service will be held at St. Paulís United Church on Wednesday, June 5th, 2002 at 2:00 PM. Rev. David Fisher will officiate. For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the Veteranís Mini Bus Fund would be appreciated.
The death of Hilda Wishart of Fredericton, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Thursday, July 11th, 2002. Born in Fredericton, NB, the daughter of the late William and Lucinda (Gilks) Seymour, wife of the late Bruce Wishart.
Hilda was a retired nurse and was a member of the ACW with the Christ Church Cathedral and the ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 4 many years.
Survived by one son Aulden (Evelyn) of Harvey Station, NB; two grandchildren, Susan and Terrance Wishart; and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents, her husband Bruce, and two sisters, Bessie and Iva.
Visitation will take place at McAdamís Select Community Funeral Home on Friday, July 12th, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will take place at the J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Saturday July 13th,at 3:30 PM, Rev. Elaine Lucas will officiate. Interment will take place in the Fredericton Rural cemetery. For those who wish, memorial tributes made to charity of the donorís choice would be appreciated.
Robert Blair (Bob) Reid
The death of Robert Blair Reid of New Maryland, occurred at his home on Wednesday, July 24th, 2002. Born in Moncton, son of the late Paul LeBaron and Mary (Young) Reid and husband of the late Edith (Gamble) Reid.
Bob was a veteran of the second world war serving as a signalman in the Canadian Navy.
Bob was a well known radio and television broadcaster having hosted the morning program ď Toast & MarmaladeĒ for a number of years as well as the popular ďParty LineĒ on CKCW Moncton in the 40ís and 50ís. Heíll be remembered by many as the MC of ďThe Bunkhouse BoysĒ Radio & Television programs out of Moncton.
Bob moved to the CBC when the English service was established in Moncton in 1967 and was later transferred to Fredericton where he retired in 1990.
Bob was an avid world traveler with love and curiosity for life and new adventures. He was well known for his wonderful sense of humor and joyful spirit. Bob was much beloved by his children, extended family and his friends who mourn his passing but celebrate his life with the same joy he greeted each and every day.
He was a member of the Moncton Menís Press Club, a Past President of the Moncton Kiwanis Club and a former member of the Beausejour Curling Club in Moncton.
He is survived by his son Robert Reid Jr. (Daphne), of Saint John, NB; daughters Bonnie (Doug) Reid of California and Nancy Reid of New Maryland, NB; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sisters, Ruth (Gerald) Walsh of Moncton, NB and Pauline Maxwell of Fredericton, NB.
He is predeceased by his parents, his wife Edith, and two brothers, Byron A. and Fred A. Reid.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Monday, July 29th, 2002 from Christ Church Cathedral at 7:00 pm. The Rev. Elaine Lucas will officiate. Interment service to be held at a later date in Moncton. For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the NB Lung Association, Canadian Cancer Society and Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family. McAdamís Select Community Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
Margaret Cynthia Perkins
The passing of Margaret Cynthia (Law) Perkins of Windsor Court, daughter of the late William James and Mary Helen (Graham) Law of Fredericton, New Brunswick, occurred at the Dr. Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Wednesday, October 2, 2002. Margaret is predeceased by her husband, Edward George (Ted) and is survived by two sons, Edward James (Barbara), Fredericton and Richard John (Mona), Thunder Bay; a brother, Basil (Audrey) Law, New York; two sisters, Phyllis (Chipman) McCrae, Moncton and Blanche Holmes, Halifax; three grandchilren, Jason (Shawn) and Jonathan, Fredericton, Jennifer, New York and one great-grandchild, Jordan. She is also survived by four step-grandchildren, Bryan White, Fredericton, Brendan White, Vancouver, Tom Cashmore, and Mary Kay Paternoster of Thunder Bay and several nieces and nephews.
Margaret, a graduate of Teachers College and U.N.B., was a teacher/administrator with District 26 (18) for 35 years. She was an active member of Christ Church Cathedral having sung in the choir and served in the alter guild most of her life.
Visitation will take place at McAdamís Select Community Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton on Friday, October 4, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service on Saturday, October 5 at 2:00 pm from the Christ Church Cathedral. The Very Rev. Keith Joyce officiating. For those wish, remembrances may be made to the Cathedral Restoration Fund or charity of the donorís choice.
Melborne McKenzie Hoyt
Melborne McKenzie Hoyt, QC died peacefully at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Monday, January 27, 2003 at the age of 87. He was born at Prince William, NB on May 22, 1915, the son of the late Ernest and Margaret Mae Hoyt (nee McMurray). Mel received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from UNB in 1937 and his Law Degree in 1939. He spent his 37 year legal career with the New Brunswick Government as Legal Advisor and Legislative Counsel to Premiers McNair, Flemming, Robichaud and Hatfield. Mel was recognized as one of Canadaís experts on legislative drafting and statutory interpretation; serving as President of the Canadian Commissioners on Uniformity from 1970 to 1972. He was designated a Queens Counsel in 1966.
His five brothers, Neil, Charles, Scott, Blake and Clifford predeceased him.
Mel is survived by his wife, Isabel Mary Hoyt (nee Hughes) his bride of 60 years.
Special thanks to the staff of Windsor Court and the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Cardiac Care Unit for their kindness. A graveside service will be held at a later date. McAdamís Select Community Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
Roy Elvin Green
The death of Roy Green, retired forest engineer and resident of Fredericton, occurred on Sunday, October 13th, 2002 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, he was the son of the late Roy and Gladys (Wheeler) Green of Centerville, NB and wife of Agnes (Miller) Green.
Mr. Green graduated from the faculty of forestry, U.N.B. in 1948 and was employed by the Woodlands Division of Abitibi-Price Inc., in the Saguenay-Lake St. John and also in Chandler Quebec.
Upon his retirement in 1982 for health reasons, he held the position of Woods Manager, in Chicoutimi, Quebec.
He was a member of the Canadian Pulp-Paper Association of Canada, the Canadian Forestry Association, the Canadian Institute of Forestry, and a former member of the Corporation of Forest Engineers of the Province of Quebec. He was also a member of St. Paulís United Church, Fredericton NB.
Survived by his wife, Agnes of Fredericton, NB; son, Douglas ( Hanka) of Belleville, ON; daughter, Kathryn Green- Painchaud (Andrť) of Lorraine, PQ; five grandchildren; one brother, Charles of Florenceville, NB; and one sister, Donna Knijff of St. Andrews, NB and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at the J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, October 16th, 2002 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Paul Ross will officiate. A reception will follow the service at St. Paulís United Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. McAdamís Select Community Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
Jeanette Margaret Foster
The death of Jeanette Margaret Foster of Fredericton, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Friday, October 24th, 2002. Born in Zionville, NB she was the daughter of the late John and Christina (Reid) Somerville and the wife of the late Fred Foster .
Survived by one daughter Bertha Michels (Frank) of Mishawaka, Indiana USA; one son, William Frederick of Fredericton, NB; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, husband Fred, three brothers, John, Bruce and Scott Somerville; one sister, Mary Craig.
Visitation will be held at McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home on Sunday, October 27th, from 2-4. Funeral service will be in the J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Monday, October 28th, at 3:00 PM. Rev. Mac Campbell will officiate. Interment will be in the Zionville Cemetery, Taymouth, NB. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes made to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
M. Harold Donovan
The death of M. Harold Donovan of Fredericton, NB, occurred at his residence September 26, 2002. Born in Renous, NB, the son of the late Ernest and Alice (Burns) Donovan, husband of Gladys (Hare) Donovan.
Harold was a member of St. Anthonyís Church for many years. He retired from CNR after 35 years of service.
Survived by his wife Gladys, one son Beverly Donovan of Prince George, BC, one daughter, Maxine (Blaine) Lester of Fredericton, NB, five grandchildren, Michael Lester of Edmonton, AB, Krisann Lester-Gagnon of Fredericton, NB, Trevan Lester of Oromocto, NB, Darrell Donovan of Prince George, BC and Debbie Carter of Toronto, ON; five great-grandchildren, Michaell King, Nicole King, Tasha Murray, Terry Gagnon and Carly Carter.
He was the last surviving member of his of his immediate family. Predeceased by one son Darrell Donovan, one brother, nine sisters and three half sisters.
Visitation will be held at McAdamís Select Community Funeral Home on Sunday, September 29th, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthonyís Roman Catholic Church on Monday, September 30th, at 11:00 AM. Rev. Monte Peters as Celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Anthonyís Cemetery. For those who wish memorial tributes made to the charity of the donorís choice would be appreciated.
Juergen Doerr (Ph.D.)
On Thursday October 31 2002 Juergen Doerr found peace after a courageous battle with cancer. Juergen's passing away brings great sadness to the Doerr-Hildebrandt family. He was a loving, kind and generous husband, father, brother, friend.
Juergen was born on April 9, l939 in Herzberg, Germany. He immigrated to Canada in l949 . His family had to overcome many obstacles and make great sacrifices to become successful in their new homeland. The achievements of his family in spite of initial difficulties have always been a source of pride for Juergen. Juergen obtained his B.A. in History from the University of Saskatchewan in l964, his M.A. from the University of Oregon in l965 and his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in l972. In l969 he was appointed by St. Thomas University to teach European History, his specialty being German History. Juergen was well respected among his colleagues and students for his sense of fairness and his commitment to his teaching and other academic tasks. He was the co-editor of an Encyclopedia of the History of Modern Germany and the co-author of an Annotated Bibliography of Germany. For his retirement, starting June 2002, he had planned to publish a text book on Post War Germany and a reference book on German states. During his 32 year career at St. Thomas he sat on many important committees, including the Senate and the Board of Governors. While most of his life was dedicated to his work at St. Thomas and to his family, he was also involved in the community, serving on the board of the Friends of the Public Library and being a member of the executive of the Institute of International Affairs during the l970s.
Juergen is survived by his wife Uta, his two children, Nora and Mark and his siblings Margrit McCreath of Calgary, Walter Hildebrandt of Calgary and Ralph Hildebrandt of Saskatoon. Juergen was very devoted to the members of his family and he loved them dearly.
Visitation will be at McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home on Friday, November 1, from 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. John Jennings at the St. Thomas Chapel (on the St. Thomas campus) on Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 12:00 Noon with a reception to follow at the Forest Hill Residence. The pallbearers will be Dr. Brad Cross, Dr. John Gillis, Dr. Patrick Malcolmson, Dr. Richard Myers, Dr. Tony Rhinelander, Dr. William Spray .
For those who wish to make memorial tributes, the family requests a donation either to the St. Thomas scholarship fund or the Fredericton Foodbank on 860 Grandam Ave.
Our warm thanks to all of those who supported Juergen during the difficult last months of his life.
Douglas Ross Burpee
The death of Douglas Ross Burpee of 240 Wright Street, Fredericton, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003 in his 86th year. Born in Moncton; he was the son of the late Roy and Viola (Newcomb) Burpee.
Douglas was a veteran of WWII having served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He later worked for Air Canada until he retired in 1978, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4.
He is survived by his loving wife of fifty one years Rosemary; one son, Douglas (Terry) of New Maryland; two daughters, Deborah Burpee of Vancouver, and Catherine (Andrew Tupper) of Ottawa; two grandchildren, Karen Burpee of Calgary and Ryan Burpee at home.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Elwood; two sisters, Helen and Lois.
There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Friday, July 25th, 2003 at 2:00 pm. Monsignor Brian Sheehan officiating.
Interment will be at a later date. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 will hold a tribute service following the memorial service. For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Lakshmi Devi Bhutani
The death of Lakshmi Devi Bhutani of Fredericton, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Thursday, June 26th, 2003. Born in India. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mehta; wife of the late Parma Nand Bhutani.
Survived by her two sons, Navin (Vandana) of Fredericton, NB and Praveen (Suman) of New York, USA; one daughter Sushma Nangia of New Jersey, USA; eight grandchildren, Anita, Nitin, Monica, Sachin, Roger, Anish, Neha and Priya; and four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Vidya Bajaj.
Predeceased by her parents; and husband, Parma Nand Bhutani; one sister and brother.
Visitation will be held at McAdamís Select Community Funeral Home on Saturday, June 28th, from 2-4 pm. Funeral service will be held at the J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Sunday, June 29th, 2003 at 10;30 AM. For those who wish, memorial tributes can be made to the charity of the donorís choice.