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WISHART, G. Barry, – Scotchtown, NB

Barry  Wishart, husband of Barbara (Cook)  passed away peacefully at his home in Scotchtown on Grand Lake on March 16, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Avida, Quebec on May 13, 1950, he was the son of the late George and Louise (Gilbert) Wishart.  He is survived by his sons John (Antonella) and Mike (Janice) , his sisters Carol Ann Esnard (Winston) and Heather Landry (Byron), brother Jim, sister-in-law Bev Cook (John Brander) five nieces – Kate, Chelsea, Elissa, Tara, Victoria and Elizabeth and one nephew – Martin.

He came to  New Brunswick to study Physical Education  at UNB and upon graduation  in 1973,  became the  Recreation Officer for the City of Fredericton (1973-1982). From 1982 until his retirement in 2011 he served as a sports and recreation consultant with the Province of New Brunswick.

He truly loved his work and took quiet pride in his accomplishments; he was the founder of the Fredericton Touch Football Association and in 1978, the founder, first coach and lifeguard of the Fredericton Silver Dolphins – a seniors swim club  which endures to this day.

Volunteerism was a way of life for Barry. He was President of the Fredericton District of Scouts Canada after 10 years as a Scout leader, an Honorary Life Member of the Royal life Saving Society after 10 years as President of the NB chapter,  as well as 10 years service as Chairman of the Canadian Red Cross  Water Safety – NB Division.  He played, coached and refereed rugby and touch football.  At the time of his death he was President of the Grand Lake West Recreation Council and a member of the Parish of Canning Local Service District.

His greatest love was his family and he enjoyed travelling widely with Barb and wintering in Florida in his retirement. He enjoyed all water sports, skiing and golf. His greatest wealth was his very wide circle of friends – some of whom only knew him by his nickname “Toad” – who were very loyal  to him throughout his illness with visits, phone calls and emails.

At Barry’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. There will be a private family burial in Scotchtown followed by a gathering of family and good friends in the summer.

Appreciation is extended to the Extramural program for their exceptional support .  For those who wish to make a memorial donation in Barry’s name, donations to pancreaticcancercanada.ca would be appreciated.  Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca.

PHILLIPS, Donald K. – Cumberland Bay, NB

Donald Kenneth Phillips, beloved husband of Georgina (nee Lillico) of Cumberland Bay, NB passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the age of 89 years. Donald was born in Saint John, NB, son of the late Kenneth (Bertha Branscomb) Phillips. He is survived by his sons, Wayne (Helen), George, and Daniel (Stephanie); daughters, Myra Phillips, Marina (Doug) Phillips, Juanita (Harold) Reece, September Phillips and Christine Fearn; brothers, Robert, Malcolm (Glenna) and Terry; grandchildren, Scott, Faith, Justin, Billy, James, Chelsea, Bobby-Jo, April, Melissa, Michael, Kate, Alex, Sam, Emily and Christopher; many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, as well as his step-mother, Charlotte; grandchildren, Jamie, Dyllin and Josh; brothers, Blake, Erdie, Ray and Kenny Phillips; sisters, Barb Rees, Dotttie Phillips and Lorraine Klassen

Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 4 – 7 pm. A Celebration of Donald’s life will be held from the Cumberland Bay Baptist Church on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Andrew Ardern officiating. Interment will be made in the Cumberland Bay Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Donald made to the charity of choice would be greatly 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 www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca

 

CORBETT, John G. S. – Gagetown, NB

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected peaceful passing of our dearly beloved special friend, teacher and mentor, John G. Corbett. Born in Gagetown, John was a lifetime resident of the small village he was proud to call home. John loved his students, his farm animals and two special fur babies named Skiddles and Chloe. He enjoyed gardening, nature, all animals and had many exciting histories and other stories which he loved to share.

After high school graduation, John furthered his education at Teachers College and UNB obtaining three degrees, a BA, B.Ed. and B.Sc, excelling in Calculus, Physics, History and English. John taught in various places always in the capacity of High School Principal. These included Bloomfield Ridge, Keswick Ridge, Cambridge High, Oromocto High and lastly, was the first and longest serving Principal at Gagetown High School. His students were very important to him, and he never minded staying after school or over the lunch hour to help any student who asked. John was an avid reader and lifelong learner.  John was a farmer in addition to his life as an educator, raising cattle and cultivated prize winning pumpkins for the Queens County Fair.

John’s latest highlight was his surprise 86th birthday party, held at St. John’s Anglican Church in Gagetown.   John was born in Gagetown on June 26, 1932, to Florence Ellen Corbett (nee Day) and George Samuel Corbett. His grandparents John and Emma Corbett, as well as his two sisters, Edith Fowler of Brown’s Flats and Edna Wile of Fredericton, plus a niece Grace Fowler, all predeceased John. John is the last member of his family. He is survived by the love of his life and his best friend Doris Hann and her two children, Cheryl Lynn Williams of Cold Lake, Alberta and Ronald of Bochum, Germany, who were very fond of John.

John passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on March 7, 2019, at Riverview Comfort Inc. He passed as he lived, calmly and peacefully. He loved life and everyone – never having said an unfavourable comment about anyone. Many people will greatly miss John and be saddened that there were no goodbyes. John especially appreciated his numerous visits and homemade treats from two of his former students – Doreen Underhill and Johnny Cooper. John was well known in his small village of Gagetown, and everyone spoke highly of him. He was an active member of St. John’s Anglican Church, Gagetown.

The funeral service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church in Gagetown on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Andrew Horne officiating.  The family will receive visitors at the church from 1:00 PM until the service time.  Donations in memory of John made to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Interment will take place at a later date in the Second Chipman United Baptist Cemetery.

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

BURDEN, Peter R. K. – Fredericton, NB

Peter Raymond Karl Burden – July 29, 1962 – March 4, 2019

Peter Raymond Karl Burden of Fredericton passed away peacefully surrounded by love on March 4, 2019 at Hospice House.  Son of the late Paul and Iris (Southern) Burden, Peter was predeceased by a sister, Penny Morrisette.

He will be lovingly remembered by his special friend, Mexicana Briggs; siblings, Christopher (Barbara), Beverley DeLong, Michael (Margaret Ann), Nicholas (Ruby), Martha Burden, several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Peter was a gentle man who enjoyed the simple things in life.  He loved the outdoors and tinkering in the garage where he and his buddies enjoyed countless hours together. His friends were true to the end.

The family request that memorials made to Hopsice House Fredericton as their end of life care was superlative.  We especially thank Pete’s numerous physicians and nurses for both their compassion and excellent care.  At Peter’s request, there will be no funeral.

Arrangements are under the care of Chipman Funeral Home.  Donations may be made through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca.

 

 

BROWN, Melvin – White’s Cove, NB

The passing of Melvin Brown of White’s Cove occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Sunday, March 3, 2019 with his family by his side.  Born in Minto, he was the son of the late Hayward and Clara (Barton) Brown. Melvin met his future wife, Tina, the love of his life with whom he shared the next thirty-six years.  They worked together at the Bethel Nursing Home in Mill Cove.

Together, they were blessed with three children: Westley (Adrianne) and their children Gabe and Jaden, Shaun (Kristen) and their children Nick, Kristina and Casey, Sammie Black (Denver) and their children Caleb, Brison and Jacob; five sisters, Dorothy Ryder (Wayne) of Chipman, Linda Brown of Cumberland Bay, Valerie Howe of Sussex, Darlene Bertin of Cumberland Bay and Della Ryder (Brian) of Waterborough; one brother Harold of Springfield; nieces and nephews.  Melvin also had chosen family: two sisters-in-law, Linda Martin (John) and Ruth Melanson (Bill) along with three nieces and one nephew; chosen children: Tina Coughlan (Jason) and their children Mariah (Patrick), Dalyce and Ashlee; Johnny Martin (who predeceased him in 2017, Gone but not forgotten), Christopher Martin (Dianna MacDonald) and Jessie Foster and her children Kayleigh and Alyvia.

Melvin was predeceased by his parents, one brother, Kenneth, one brother-in-law Paul Howe and by one chosen son, Johnny Martin

A celebration of Melvin’s Life will be held at the Chipman Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Steven Ferris officiating.  For those who wish, donations to the Cardiac Care Unit of the Saint John Regional Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home (339-6612).  Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca.

FAIRWEATHER, Ida G. – Cumberland Bay

The death of Ida Grace Fairweather of Cumberland Bay occurred at the W.G. Bishop Nursing Home on February 27, 2019.  Born in Salmon Creek on January 18, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Russel and Matilda (Clark) Murray and wife of the late Waldo Fairweather who predeceased her in 2016.

Ida was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Ida was predeceased by her husband, Waldo; two sisters, Muriel Sweeney and Masie Chase; step-brothers, Gordon and Willard Murray and by one infant brother.

She is survived by her two sons, Gregory (Sandra) and Kevin (Carla); grandson, Owen; granddaughters, Lindsay and Morgan; two great-grandchildren, Autumn and Ava; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ida was active in her community’s Seniors Club and was a former president of the Women’s Institute and worked in the General Store at Cumberland Bay with her husband before their retirement.  She love to knit and read and enjoyed company for a good chat and cup of tea.

The Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 6-8 PM. A Celebration of Ida’s life will be held from the Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Andrew Ardern officiating. Interment will take place in the Cumberland Bay United Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of donor’s 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 www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca.

 

 

BRIGGS, Roland E. – Quispamsis, NB

The family of Roland Eugene Briggs, 93 of Concorde Hall, Quispamsis, NB is sad to announce his passing on February 25, 2019 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.  Born in Chipman, NB, he was the only child of Amos and Nellie (Fulton) Briggs. He married Lorna Babington on December 27, 1948 in Chipman, NB.
In earlier years he was employed as superintendent of masonry for Rocca Construction; and went on to own two businesses . Blown Rite Insulation and Yuletide Tree Farm.
Roland is survived by his daughter, Willa Rae (Bert) McGinley of Quispamsis; step-granddaughter, Kelly (Tim) Small of Saint John, and several cousins.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Lorna Briggs in 2016.
Special thanks to the staff of Shannex, of the Saint John Regional Hospital and his physician, Dr. A. Ross.

Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home Ltd. & Crematorium on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.  A celebration of Roland’s life will be held at 2:00 pm following the visitation with Rev. Betty-Jean Friedman officiating.

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

BARTON, Bessie P. – Cumberland Bay, NB

Bessie Pearl Barton, wife of the late Alexander Barton, passed away peacefully at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the age of 93.     Bessie was born on March 2, 1925 daughter of the late late Wesley and Maude (Nightingale) Barton. She is survived by her daughters: Donna (Wayne) Kennedy; Dorothy (Terry) Taylor; Patricia Brogan and Shelley (R.J.) Barton; Grandchildren – Patrick Brogan; Bailey (Gareth) Brogan; Ashley Brogan and Great-Grandchildren – Leah and Madelyn Brogan. Many nieces & nephews.

Predeceased by her husband, Alexander; infant son, Jackie; brothers, Leslie; Harold; Sterling and Tommy Barton, sisters, Lula; Verna; Phyllis; Lillian and Mildred.

Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. The L.O.B.A. will hold a service on Tuesday at 1:45.  A Celebration of Bessie’s life will be held from the Chipman Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm, with Pastor Andrew Arden officiating.  Interment will be made in the Lower Range Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.

We the family would like to thank the North Minto Residence for the caring and kindness they showed our Mom over the years.  Also, to Extra Mural, Dr. J. Prendergast; Dr. Lacey Blyth; nurses and staff of 4NE & Palliative Care at the DECH.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lower Range Baptist Church or the charity of donor’s 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 www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca