(Hank) Hendricus van Driest of Fredericton N.B., passed away peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on December 4th, 2013. Born in Haarlem in The Netherlands on May 21, 1936, he was the only son of the late Hendricus and late Hilligje van Driest of Hamilton Ont. Hank had a tremendously quick mind and an unforgettable sense of humor and spirit that he kept until the end. He took great pride in whatever he set his mind to do and didn’t relax until he perfected it. He will be missed by his loving wife, Victoria (Merchant) van Driest who was by his side for 56 years: his daughter, Christina van Driest (David Dodd) of Victoria Island B.C.; his son Richard van Driest (Tasha Gray) of Fredericton N.B.; his three sisters: Christine (Alex Goral), Alberdina (Sjouke Ynema) and Maartje van Driest all from Hamilton Ont.; his grandchildren: Kirsten, Ryan and Avery Dodd, Christopher, Matthew and Sara van Driest and, Spencer and Brooklyn Gray; as well as by many extended family members and friends. Besides his parents, Hank was predeceased by his sister: Hilligje Marshall of Hamilton Ont.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation to Doctor D. Gowan for her untiring support and devotion to Hank and his family. Special thanks to the many other Doctors and staff at the Doctor Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton. Our thanks also to the care giving staff of Bayshore Home Health.
Following cremation and honoring his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family interment will be held at a later date at the Maugerville Baptist Cemetery.
During her final hours of life, surrounded by her loving family, Olga Martha Catherine O’Neil 79, of Gaspereau Forks, NB was called home. Olga was born in Pugwash, NS, daughter of the late Terrance and Stella (Williams) Mountan. She is survived by her daughter Valerie (Murray) Fearn, son Rodney Murray (Janene). Grandchildren Jessica Murray Sas (Henk), Josie Fearn, Jimmy Palmer, Melissa Murray(Andrew Corey) Great grandchildren Kandace Cormier, Ashton Corey. Predeceased by her husbands Blaney Murray and Harold O’Neil, and very special friend Roland “Butch” Greene.
A celebration of Olga’s life will be held at the Chipman Funeral Home Chapel (339-6612) on December 7th, 2013 at 12:00 pm with Father Paul as Celebrant. Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home on Friday, December 6th, 2013 from 2-4 pm & 6:30 – 8 pm. Interment will take place at a later date. As Olga had a huge love for animals all monetary donations are asked to be sent to a local SPCA.
On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 MARLENE IDA BUCHANAN passed away peacefully at the Chalmer’s Regional Hospital, Fredericton. Born in Chipman, NB on April 3rd, 1938, youngest of 18 children and daughter of the late Gordon and Laura (Bishop) Day. Marlene is survived by her children, Heidi (Dave) Northrup of Flowers Cove, NB and Jay (Rachel) Buchanan of Noonan, NB; sisters, Phyllis Hanley of Saint John, NB, Elizabeth Day of Chipman and Lorna Valentinsen of Lethbridge, AB; grandchildren, Alex and Coen; great-grandchildren, Vaida and Landon; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters, Mildred Stevenson, Greta Bussey, Marion Ryan, Agnes Smith and Doris Campbell; brothers, Malcolm, Amos, Roland and Clifford Day.
Marlene loved her family, life and her church. She volunteered countless hours assisting with many of the church functions.
Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home (339-6612) on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A celebration of Marlene’s life will be held at the Second Chipman United Baptist Church on Thursday, November 28th, 2013 at 2:00 pm with Rev. David Egers officiating. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be at the Second Chipman United Baptist Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Second Chipman United Baptist Church would be greatly appreicated by the family.
KAITLYN DAWN HILL of Ripples, NB passed away unexpectedly on November 17th, 2013. She was born in Fredericton on April 26th, 1989. She is survived by her mother, Brenda Belyea; brother and best friend, Matthew of Fredericton; her maternal grandmother, Davene Nice of Saint John; many special friends, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Kaitlyn was predeceased by her father, Brian. May her beautiful spirit live on within all of us.
A celebration of Kaitlyn’s life will be held at the New Maryland Centre 754 New Maryland Highway (459-1611) on Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Memorials to the Autism Intervention Services, 1666 Lincoln Road, Fredericton, NB E3B 8J6 (455-7048) would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Justin Troy Robinson of Calgary, AB passed away unexpectedly at his home. Justin is survived by his mother, Sandra Robinson Chipman; Brother, Rodney of Calgary; sisters, Laureen (Dan) Douglas of Saint John and Callista Robinson of Fredericton. Justin is predeceased by his father, Earl Robinson. A Celebration of Justin’s Life will be held at the Chipman Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ronald Cole officiating. A reception will follow the interment at the Chipman United Pentecostal Church.
On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 FANNIE BERNICE BRIGGS passed away peacefully at the Chalmer’s Regional Hospital, Fredericton. Born in Gaspereau Forks, NB on June 15th, 1914, daughter of the late Grover and Violet (Bishop) Lemon. Fannie is survived by her daughters, Muriel Jardine and Hazel (Allan) White; brothers, Howard (Mary) Lemon and Clifford (Marina) Lemon ; 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Predeceased by her husband George; brother, Lorenzo Lemon; sisters, Olive Bishop, Dewilda McNicol, Zella Lemon and son -in – law Emsley Jardine.
Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home (339-6612) on Friday November 15th, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A celebration of Fannie’s life will be held at the First Chipman United Baptist Church, Gaspereau Forks on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 2:00 pm, with Rev. David Egers officiating. Interment will be made in the First Chipman United Baptist Church Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the First Chipman United Baptist Church, Gaspereau Forks, Chipman Public Library or the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
IDELLA VIOLET BROGAN of Chipman, NB, age 88, passed away peacefully at the Oromocto Public Hospital on Sunday, November 10th, 2013. Born in Chipman on June 19th, 1925 daughter of the late Hiram and Florence (Leckey) Brogan.
Idella is survived by her sister, Gladys Blacquier as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters; Helen Campbell and Elsie Brogan; brothers, Cyril and Malcolm. Resting at Chipman Funeral Home (339-6612) where the family will receive comfort on Tuesday from 5 – 8 pm. A celebration of Idella’s life will be held at the Chipman Funeral Home Chapel, on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jane Johnson officiating. Interment will be made in the Red Bank United Church Cemetery following the service. Memorials to the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.