Brown, Shirley Laurena – It is with very sad and heavy hearts that the family of Shirley Brown (Smith) of Salmon River NB announce the passing their loving wife, mother, nanny, sister and friend on April 10 2014. Born on January 22, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Hazen and Muriel Smith.
Shirley was married for 54 years to her partner in love, life and dance, Vincent Brown. Her pride and joys were her children; Tim (Shelley), Angela (Jim Lawless), Greg (Gail), Jocelyn (Kristian Moore) and Trevor (Rachel). Together they created many memories of adventures, misadventures, work, play and love of family. She greatly enjoyed watching her beautiful 15 grandchildren grow up; Cadhan, Connor, Corbin, Emily, Heidi, Jamie, James, Janica, Keegan, Logan, Matthew, Samuel, Steven, Tanner and Tyler. She extended her love to close family friends Kirk and Chris Beers and Dawn Brown. She is also lovingly remembered by her siblings Charlie (Jayne) Smith, Hazel Fidler, Diane (Mike) Blacquier, Margaret McPhee and Janet Crawford.
Along with her parents she was predeceased by her brother in laws Vance Fidler and Robert McPhee.
Shirley, a natural teacher, attended teacher’s college winning the Governor General’s award for excellence and embarked on a promising teaching career. In a short time she had mentored and touched the lives of many of her students. She left teaching after a short time to raise her family and join her husband in managing their business and other ventures.
While managing this busy schedule, she also loved to share her talents and love of music as organist and choir director for both the First Chipman United Baptist and the Chipman United Churches. Some of her notable accomplishments include several Christmas Cantatas, Community Living Christmas Trees, Directing the Irish men’s choir as well as other choral groups. In later years she was able to devote some time to hone her painting skills and produced many fine works of art featuring nature scenes.
Shirley will be forever remembered for Faith in God, her commitment to her family and community. Her love of music will live on in the hearts of everyone who was blessed to know her.
Visitations will be held on Sunday April 13th from 7-9pm and Monday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Chipman Funeral Home (339-6612). A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday April 15th at 2pm at the Chipman United Church with Rev. Betty-Jean Friedman officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Shirley Brown Trust Fund, which will be used to foster music programs of the Chipman Elementary and Forest Avenue schools and The Chipman Youth Center.
Gladys Madeline Wainwright of Chipman passed away peacefully at the York Care Centre, Fredericton, NB at the age of 92 years. Gladys was born on September, 9th, 1921 in Cumberland Bay, NB, daughter of the late James and Berdie (Thompkins) Grant. She is survived by her son, Newton Wainwright; grandchildren, Wayne (Marie) Wainwright, Wendy (Jack) Bishop, Janet (Mike) Barton; great-grandchildren, Travis, Brandon, Andrew, Matthew, Grant and James; great-great granddaughter, Grace; nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband, Joseph Charles Wainwright in 1996; sister, Violet Kierstead; brothers, Robert, Ira, Donald and Clayton; daughter-in-law, Margaret.
Funeral service will be held from the Chipman Funeral Home Memorial Chapel (339-6612) on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Pete Thomas and Rev. Betty-Jean Friedman officiating. Family will receive comfort on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the Chipman Funeral Home. Interment will be made in the United Cemetery, Cumberland Bay, NB at a later date. Donations in memory of Gladys may be made to the York Care Foundation, 100 Sunset Drive, Fredericton, NB E3A 1A3 and would be greatly appreciated by the family.