JEAN EDITH BRIGGS passed away suddenly at her home in Chipman, on Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 71. Jean was born in Chipman, on May 16th, 1943, daughter of the late Harry (Verna Leckey) Stilwell. She is survived by her loving daughters, Bonnie Campbell of Minto, NB and Brigitte Ann (Steven) Johnston of Fredericton, NB; brother, Byron Stilwell of Fredericton, NB; grandchildren, Ryan (Jen) Campbell, Graham (Alicia) Campbell and Aaron Campbell; great-granddaughters, Ava and Lilly; step-grandchildren, Ryan and Rory Johnston. Predeceased by her husband, Arthur J. Briggs in 2006; son, Corey Briggs in 1984; Sisters, Deanna Smith and Ida Harding; brothers; Bob and Paul. Funeral service will be held from the Chipman Funeral Home Memorial Chapel (339-6612) on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 4:00 pm with Rev. David Egers officiating. Family will receive comfort prior to the service from 2-4 pm. Interment will be in the Red Bank United Church Cemetery at a later date.
The passing of Donald “Donnie” Leigh Fowler, at 58 years of age, occurred suddenly at his home in Fredericton, NB on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014. Donnie was born in Minto, N.B on July 30th, 1955, son of the late Lloyd Fowler and Kathryn (Bishop). He is survived by his daughter, Leighann Fowler of the City of Miramichi, NB; siblings, David (Heather) Fowler of Chipman; Deborah Fowler of Fredericton; Randall Fowler of Minto, NB; Garth Fowler of Fredericton, NB; Jeffery Fowler of Oromocto, NB; Tim (Josee) Fowler of Cold Lake, AB. Several neices and nephews; 2 great-nephews.
Predeceased by his twin sister, Bonnie Leigh; infant sister, Angela and infant brother Dale. Funeral service will be held from the Chipman Funeral Home Memorial Chapel (339-6612) on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at 4:00 pm with Rev. David Egers officiating. Family will receive comfort prior to the service from 2-4 pm. Donnie will be laid to rest with his parents at a later date. Donations in memory of Donnie, to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of the donor’s choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
It is with great sadness that we, the family of Merlyn Gale MacDonald, announce his passing at his home in Chipman, NB on Thursday, Feb 20th, 2014. Merlyn was born on Feb 25th. 1941 in Ripples, NB to his parents Rev. Paul and Ada MacDonald, who moved to Chipman when Merlyn was five. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Betty (Cassidy), their sons Cameron (Joanne) of New Maryland, Brad (friend Paulette) of Gaspereau Forks, Carson (Andrea) of Village of Gagetown and David (Natalie) of Noonan; their grandchildren Liam, Alexa, Madison, Mallory, Kieran and Cassie Lynn, his sister Zonya (Michael) Dykeman and brother Cyril (Muriel) MacDonald, sisters-in-law Linda (Gordon) Chase and Susan (Bob) Brown, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Merlyn was predeceased in 1961 by a brother Laurel, and an infant grandson Brayden in 2004. Over his lifetime Merlyn worked for Shaw Brick Plant, NB Coal Ltd, and Grand Lake Timber as well as being self-employed with his own companies involving trucking and aquaculture. In his younger days he played sports- basketball, hockey, and softball- extending his love of sports into coaching all these sports over the years with teenagers of the community. He along with his wife enjoyed arranging trips with them, taking them to tournaments far and wide—Nfld, Quebec, Boston and Victoria BC. His love for God and his church were priorities in his life: he served as a trustee of the Chipman United Pentecostal Church for nearly 50 years, rarely missing a meeting. Although he had many health issues over the past years, his desire was to keep working, keep going and keep positive. He was able to do that with the help of many others. The family wish to express special thanks to Dad’s caregivers- the doctors, extra-mural nurses, dialysis-teaching team; all of whom went beyond the call of duty in caring for him and helping him “keep going”. Visitation will be held at the Chipman United Pentecostal Church, 327 Main St on Saturday, Feb 22nd 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm with a memorial service celebrating his life at the church on Sunday Feb 23rd at 2 pm. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Chipman Funeral Home. Should you wish to make a donation in memory of Merlyn, we suggest The Kidney Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or United Pentecostal Church Memorial Fund.
Murray A. J. Hickey of Cox Point Road, Cumberland Bay passed away on February 17, 2014 after a long struggle with cancer. Born February 21, 1942, the son of Georgina A. (DeLucry) Hickey and Roy P. Hickey. Murray grew up and attended schools in Minto, New Brunswick. He received a BSc in Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. Family and friends knew Murray as a very self sufficient, determined, competitive person with a great sense of humor and master of the quick retort. Following his illness we can add high degrees of optimism, stoicism, composure and grace. He is survived by his son, Ryan (Stacey) Hickey of Ottawa, 3 grandchildren; brothers, Pat (Linda) Hickey and Gregory Hickey; very best friend Marjorie Steele all of Fredericton; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sons Sean and Scott Hickey; sister, Donna Marquis; brother-in-law, Ken Marquis and sister-in-law Roma Hickey. At Murray’s request, there will be no visitation or service.
Roberta J. Ingraham of Dumfries, NB, age 58 passed away peacefully at the Chalmer’s Regional Hospital on February 17th, 2014 with her loving husband, Rodney at her side. Roberta was a devoted wife, mother and friend, she will be sadly missed. She was born in Chipman on March 12, 1955. She is survived by her loving family; husband, Rodney; mother, Rose (Walsh) Thompson of Minto, NB; her children, Janet LeBlanc of Lincoln, NB and Stephen of Marysville, NB; sisters, Brenda (David) Gallant of Minto, NB and Lori (Bruce) McClary of Fredericton, NB; brothers, Mark (Candy) Thompson of Moncton, NB and Greg (Christine) Thompson of Minto, NB; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Roberta was predeceased by her father, The late Lester Thompson.
Family and friends are invited to “A Tea Party” on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Dumfries Maples. Memorials in memory of Roberta may be made to the Louise Breau Memorial Trust Fund, % of The Chipman Funeral Home Ltd., 28 Northrup Drive, Chipman, NB E4A 2P7.
Gordon Howard Daye passed away on February 12th, 2014 at his home in Fredericton after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Fredericton on December 14th, 1938 the son of the late Gordon W. & Lillian (Grant) Daye. He is survived by his loving wife Helene (Durette), his children Darren Daye of Ft. Saskatchewan, Alberta and Derek Daye (Penny) of Everett, Washington. He is also survived by his sister Joan Ann (Leslie) Martin, his granddaughter Alexandra Daye and great granddaughter Madison Kylie, his uncle, Howard Grant of Fredericton, N. B. and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Gordon was predeceased by his parents, his daughter Kelley Lynne Daye, his grandparents Howard and Grace (Green) Grant and Charles and Hattie (Hall) Daye, and aunts and uncles.
Gordon and family lived in Montreal for twenty-six years where he was co-owner of Metrocan Leasing Ltd. He graduated from Concordia University with a degree in commerce and shortly thereafter received his C. G. A. designation. After retiring to Fredericton he worked part-time for Bemrose and Kilburn and Walmart Ltd. Gordon was an avid golfer. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. No service scheduled at this time.
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Matthew David Glenn on February 12th, 2014 at the Oromocto Public Hospital at the age of 81 years. Matt was with the Anglo Society for 18 years, he will be sadly missed by all. He was born on March 25th, 1932 the son of the late David (Beatrice Fulton) Glenn. He is survived by step-son, Justin (Joanna) Best of Kelowna, BC; sisters, Ruby (Wilfred) Mott of Lake Echo, NS, Maudie (Reginald) Kilfillen of Chipman, Hazel Raimondo, Wanetta (Victor) Capozzi and Linda Glenn all of Montreal , QC, Nancy Buckley of Saint John, NB; brother, Joseph (Shirley) of Browns Flat, NB; many neices and nephews. Matt is also survived by a special loving friend, Glenna Lloyd.
Matt was predeceased by his wife, Maureen; sisters, Mary, Betty and Connie. The family will receive comfort on Saturday, February 15th, 2014 from 4-8 pm at the Chipman Funeral Home (339-6612). Funeral service to be held at the Chipman United Church, Sunday, February 16th, 2014 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Kris Austin and Rev. Betty-Jean Friedman officiating. Interment will be in the Red Bank United Church Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.