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BARTON, Corinne M. – Chipman, NB

CORINNE MARY BARTON, passed away peacefully at the Oromocto Public Hospital on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at the age of 94. Corinne was born in Grand Anne, NB, daughter of the Late Wilfred and Celina (Blanchard) Godin. She is survived by her children, Corinne Nielson of Brampton, ON, Zita (George) Ferne of Cumberland Bay, NB, Robert Edward Barton of Hamilton, ON, Annette Northrup (Mike Munroe) of Chipman, NB, Darlene Gibbon’s (Lawrence Caines) of Minto, NB and Dale Barton of Chipman, NB; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, neices and nephews.  Corinne was predeceased by her husband Raymond Barton in 1995 and her brother Leonard Godin. 

Resting at Chipman Funeral Home and Cremation Centre where the family will receive visitors on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 2:00 pm from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Chipman, NB with Father Paul ErZoah-Bebodu officiating. Interment will be made at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.



The death of  FRANK  (Pike) MICHAEL  BARTON of Georgetown, Ontario, (formerly of Gaspereau Forks, N.B.) occurred at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario on Friday, March 4th,2011 with his wife Norma of 44 years and family at his side.  Frank will always be loved and remembered by his wife Norma,his children, Sharon Barton of St. Catharines, Michael (Kim) of Grimsby and Lisa (Terry) Naugler of Georgetown, Ontario and six grandchildren. Born in Chipman, N.B. he was the son of the late Gerald and Amber (Bishop) Barton. He is also survived by his sisters, Vera Casey of Minto, N.B.,Marita Bishop (Ray) of Oromocto, N.B., Carol Cormier of Chipman, N.B., and Maryann Richard (Ivan) of Amherst, N.S. Frank was predeceased by his sisters, Della Fraser, Eva Andries, and his brothers, Eugene, Jack, Gordon, Roger and Donald. Frank was employed by Baycoat Ltd. in Stoney Creek, Ontario prior to his retirement in 1993 and in 1994 he and his wife moved from Ontario to Gaspereau Forks which they greatly enjoyed together. Frank really enjoyed being with his family, his brothers and sisters, his visits from his friends, especially Wayne who came faithfully each week and his daily walks and trips to town with his buddy Gerald and his trips to Portage Vale to spend the week-end with his cousin Howard. He loved being able to do lots of fishing for brook trout and hunting with his friends each year and spending time in his gardens. He was a devout Toronto Maple Leaf fan for his entire life and never gave up on them although he was teased a lot for his stand. Cremation has already taken place in Georgetown, Ontario but according to Frank’s wishes, there will be a Memorial Service at the First Chipman United Baptist Church in Gaspereau Forks, N.B. on May 14th, 2011 at 11 A.M. with Pastor Reg Ward and Pastor Paul Bannister officiating. Lunch will be served at the Church following the service. Internment in Saint Joseph’s Cemetary, Chipman. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the First Chipman United Baptist Church would be appreciated.


BARTON, JEAN JESSIEOn Friday, September 29th, 2006 JEAN JESSIE BARTON, passed this life at the age of 70 years. Survived by her children, Gregory (Judy) Barton of Echo Lake, Nova Scotia, Sherry (Gary) Barton of Chipman, Pam (John) Robichaud of Saint John and Deanna (Timothy) Chambers of Chipman; by her brother Lloyd (Nina) Fulton of Saint John; by her sisters, Florence (Winston) Quigley of Minto, Zetta Barton of Minto and Cathy (Ivan) Vautour of Bronson, and by seven grandchildren, Bobby, Barbara-Jean, Jamie, Jeffie, Travis, Trevor and Tyler. She was predeceased by her son Robert Barton and sisters Margaret McGlashen and Deborah Craft.   Funeral Services will be held Monday from the Christian Life Centre at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Sisco officiating. Interment in the Full Gospel Pentecostal Cemetery, Minto. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Heart Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

BARTON, Murray Clarence

At the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, on Sunday, October 19th, 2008 MURRAY CLARENCE BARTON passed on at the age of 81 years. Murray is survived by his wife of sixty years, Doreen (Wilson) Barton and by daughter Carolyn Barton, each of Coal Creek, as well as by son Marvin Barton of Alberta; by brother, Arthur (Leola) Barton of Coal Creek; by sister, Marguerite (Goldie) Power of Minto; by three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers Angus and Russell Barton and by sisters Freda Forrester and Annie Barton.

The family will receive visitors at the Chipman Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., from where funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, with Pastor Mitchel Foley and Rev. Keith Barton officiating. Interment will follow at the Newcastle Creek Extension Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cumberland Bay Baptist Church or to the Newcastle Creek Extension Cemetery would be appreciated by the family.


BARTON, MURRAY ROBERT – At the Sussex Health Centre, on Sunday, July 15th, 2007 MURRAY ROBERT BARTON, 93 years of age; Predeceased by his parents, Theodore and Lucy (Beak) Barton and by his wife, Cora (Ferris) Barton in 1999. He is survived by seven daughters, Roberta-Betty (Robert) Ryder of Waterborough, Barbara-Bobbie Dugal of Alliston, Ontario, Bertha-Bunnie (Scott) MacPherson of Montague, Prince Edward Island, Dorothy-Patty MacIntosh of Muzzerole Settlement, Carol (Forrest) Eardley of Fredericton, Marlene (Don) Shirley of Chipman and Karen (Allan D’Aoust) of Jemseg; by brother Everett Barton of Lincoln; by sisters Marion Crawford of Minto and Marjorie Hovey of Waterborough; by 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and his parents, he is predeceased by a sister Gladys Lewis and brothers John and Bruce Barton.

Resting at the home of Karen Barton at 17 Rte. #715, Jemseg (488-3310) until Thursday when funeral services will be held from the Waterborough Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Harold Price and Rev. Harry Branscombe officiating. Interment in the Waterborough Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.  In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of donors choice or Waterborough Baptist Cemetery would be appreciated by the family.

BEERS, Clara – Moncton , NB


Clara E. Beers, 78, of People’s Park Tower and formerly of Harcourt, with her loving family at her side, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Born in Harcourt, she was the daughter of the late Tupper and Alice (McCleary) Agnew. Clara was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and sister. She enjoyed her many friends at People’s Park Tower, especially her outings and visits with special friend, Marjorie and spending time in the Puzzle Room.

Clara will be sadly missed by her children, Eunice Thibodeau (Valmond), Sandra Young, Brenda Beers (late Douglas), Cheryl Kenney (Raymond), Allen Beers (Margo), Kathy Tyler (Stephen), Cynthia Beers, Lisa Agnew (Michel) and Judy Morrison (David); nineteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sisters, Jessie Donaghy (Harry) and Lois Gallant (Joe); several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Clara was predeceased by her brother and sisters, Wilfred Agnew, Loretta Sullivan, Dorothy Lamkey, Sadie Ford and Almosa Rose Roberts.

Visitation at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral Service at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00 am, with Rev. Cathy Laskey officiating. Reception in the Funeral Home Reception Centre following the service. Interment, Harcourt Joint Cemetery.  The family would like to thank the 3rd Floor and 4200 Wing at The Moncton Hospital for the care and compassion shown to our mother.  In Clara’s memory, donations to Harcourt Joint Cemetery Corp. would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at may be offered at or

BEERS, James Robert


“Jimmy” passed away suddenly at his home in Red Bank on March 24th, 2011 at the age of 76. Jimmy is survived by two sons, Robbie Beers (Joanne) of Hampton, Randy (Laurie) of Quispamsis; step-daughter Bonnie Cote; two sisters, June (Douglas) Baker of Grafton, Debbie (David) Austin of Chipman; by two brothers, Frank (Darlene) Beers of Blissfield and Jonathan (Brenda) of Burton;; five grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
Jimmy was predeceased by his parents Jonathan and Regina (Bishop) Beers; step-son Ricky Saunders, sister Clara Webber; two infant sisters, Ida and Esther.

Resting at Chipman Funeral Home with visitation on Sunday, March 27th, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9. At Jimmy’s request there will be no funeral service. Interment in the First Chipman United Baptist Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Chipman Public Library or donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

BEERS, Kirby James

It is with great sadness the family of  KIRBY JAMES BEERS of Chipman announce his sudden passing on December 10, 2009 by accident. Kirby was born in 1976, son of Martin and Cheryl (Bartlett) Beers. He was the loving son they always hoped for. Survived by his special friend Melissa (Pettifer) of Saint John who made him very happy. Kirby leaves behind his sisters, Carol (Mark) Green of Sussex and Laurie (Stephen) Beers Pearson of Fredericton, grandparents Hazel and Gerald Beers of Chipman, as well as many cousins and friends. He was the proud uncle of Rylie, Jensen (Green), Simon ,Oliver and Hunter (Pearson). Predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Arthur and Mary Bartlett.  Kirby lived life to the fullest and all who knew him loved him and will miss him deeply. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always made them laugh.
Resting at the Chipman Funeral Home until Monday when funeral service will be held from the Chipman United Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kathi Zwicker officiating and Rev. Carl Brewer assisting. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home, on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Memorials to the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Interment was made in the Red Bank United Cemetery.

BELYEA, E. Joy – Fredericton, NB


E. Joy Belyea died in Fredericton on December 26, 2013, at age 84.  She was pre-deceased by her husband, Kevin G. Belyea, and her parents, Suzie (Bell) Carruthers, and Colonel Walter J Carruthers Sr.  She is survived by her children, Susan E. Belyea, Andrew A. C. Belyea (Gisele), and Penny J. Belyea (George), grandchildren Amanda Morrison, Jared Morrison, Danielle J. G. Belyea, Kevin A. C. Belyea.  A celebration of life will follow in the spring.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Salvation Army or to the donor’s charity of choice.


BEST, Hayward Clayton "Bill"

At the Queens North Pallative Care Unit, on Thursday, February 5th, 2009 HAYWARD (Bill) CLAYTON BEST passed on at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his parents, Walter and Gladys (Rogers) Best; Survived by sister, Fern Best of Briggs Corner; by brothers Floyd (Mary) Best of Chipman and Keith (Sharon) Best of Fredericton; by sister-in-law Ruth Best (Branscombe) of Sussex and by nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister Hazel (Best) Goodwin and brother Raymond Best.

Resting at the Chipman Funeral Home until Monday when funeral service will be held from the Chipman United Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kathi Zwicker officiating. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home, Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m., and Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Donations to the Chipman United Church, Canadian Cancer Society or donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Spring interment in the Red Bank United Cemetery.