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COLE, Freeman E. – Upper Salmon Creek, NB

Freeman Edward Cole of Upper Salmon Creek passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 86 years. Freeman was born in Salmon River, NB on February 10, 1933, son of the late George and Jessie (Fulton) Cole.  He is survived by his sons, Leonard (Doreen) and Larry Cole; sisters, Evelyn (Dennis) London and Marlene (Sonny) Thompson; nieces, nephews and his special grand puppy, Joey.  Freeman is predeceased by his wife, Jean; brother, Donald and his wife, Nancy Cole.

Freeman loved his family was happiest when they were all able to be around.  He loved people and enjoyed talking with anyone who had the time to chat.  Freeman was a member of the Salmon Creek United Baptist Church.  You could often hear Freeman at home singing the old hymns such as “Amazing Grace”.  If you were to talk with anyone who knew Freeman, they would first mention the work ethic he had, which was instilled into his two sons.  Freeman was employed by J. D. Irving 50 plus years and was a very dedicated employee. When he began his employment with J. D. Irving, he was yarding logs with a horse…that was in 1968.

Although Freeman did not get out much the last few years, he was very content being home and was always good natured.  We, the family, would like to thank Laurie Hopkins, Maynard Murray, Linda Ryan and Judy Elliott for the exceptional care they provided to Freeman and the kindness that was shown to him over the last little while.  He was so happy to see each of you come to “visit” with him.  We would also like to thank Dr. Gordon Haynes for his constant care he provided as Freeman’s Family Physician – Thank You!

A celebration of Freeman’s life will be held at the United Baptist Church of Minto on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Brent Clark officiating and Rev. Don MacDougall assisting.  The family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8. Interment will follow the service at the Second Chipman United Baptist Church Cemetery.  Donations to the Fredericton, SPCA or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home Ltd. & Crematorium. (339-6612). Memories and condolences may be shared through

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Miriam Laskey

My condolences to my cousins, spouse and extended family. My father greatly enjoyed Freeman’s company and professional help. Freeman was a good woodsman and enjoyed great respect in the community and loved his two sons, Leonard and Larry. May God be with them in the time of remembrance and in the future.

Larissa Wiley
Larissa Wiley

I wish I could be with you all at this time to celebrate Freeman’s life. He was an amazing man who I can’t remember not in my life. Jason, Mikayla, jayce and I love you all Uncle Len, Larry, Aunt Doreen and everyone else who will miss him in their lives. Prayers and so much love sent for you at this time. Xoxoxo

Rhonda Doiron
Rhonda Doiron

Lindy and I are so very sorry to hear of Freemans passing. You have all been on our hearts and minds and will continue to keep you in our prayers during this difficult time. Hugs I will always remember his little smile and sparkling eyes as he told one of his many stories Love and Hugs, Rhonda Doiron

Erica Phillips & Stephen Barton
Erica Phillips & Stephen Barton

So sorry to hear of Freeman’s passing. Our condolences to Leonard and family. He will be greatly missed.