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MAIN, Robert D. “Dougy”,

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Robert “Dougy” Douglas Main on February 12, 2020 at the age of 45 years. He is survived by his grandparents, Red and Micky MacLean; uncle Mike MacLean; aunt Leanna (Ron) Estabrooks and their son, Jesse Estabrooks, as well as many cousins.

Dougy was a big fan of the Montreal Canadians and the Toronto Blue Jays, he could recite their stats better than anyone. He enjoyed movies and video games.

Predeceased by his mother, Heather Main and aunt Lynn Patles. No visitation or service at the request of the family.

Donations in memory of Dougy made to the SPCA would be appreciated by his family.

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ELLIOTT, Robert J. Sr. – North Forks, NB

Robert James Elliott Sr. passed away peacefully at the York Care Center, Fredericton, NB on February 13, 2020 at 84 years. Robert was born in Port Arthur, Ontario on February 20, 1936 son of the late Fred and (Ida Lilac) Elliott.

He is survived by his sons, Robert Jr. (Gloria), Timmy, David (Judy), Wilbur and Martin; 7 grandchildren, Ryan, Amie, Amber, Charles, Ronald, Corey and April; 7 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Rylee, Grace, Benjamin, Wyatt, Maveric and Levi.

Predeceased by his wife, Joan Elliott and his grandson, Robert Jason.

In keeping with Roberts wishes, no visitation or Funeral Service at this time. For those who wish, donations made to the Chipman Elementary Breakfast Program would be appreciated by the family.

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IRVING, Jane A. – Millbank, NB

Jane (Jennie) Anne Irving of Millbank passed away surrounded by family and friends on February 7th 2020 at the Miramichi Regional Hospital, at the age of 63.

Jennie enjoyed her professional career as a Registered Cardiology Technologist at Hotel Dieu Hospital and presently at Miramichi Regional Hospital. She was adventurous, and loved to travel. She enjoyed her many trips to Hawaii, and other warm places, swimming, surfing and sandy beaches. Jennie enjoyed many activities, oil painting, pottery, snorkeling, 4 wheeling, scuba diving, boating, skiing, walking and shopping. She especially loved her pets.

She is sadly missed by her common law spouse Joe LeGresley. She is survived by sisters, Ruth (Bernard) Gould, Mary (Harold) Hitchman, Jacqueline (Allan) Allain and her brothers Brian (Victoria) Irving and Tim Irving.

Nieces, Cara Murray, Beth Hitchman, Anna Saunders, Malia Allain and Nephews , David Gould, Michael Gould, Sean Hitchman, Brad Hitchman, Douglas Irving and Jonathan Allain, her very special Great niece Kate Murray and great nephews Colin Murray, Andrew Hitchman, and Mason Hitchman.

Jennie was appreciated and loved by her many close friends, Barbara Stewart, Rhonda Schurman, Ann Arseneault, Ruth Arseneau, Shirley Matheson, Jeannita Comeau, who all provided support and care during her illness. She was precious to her work family and extended family.

Her family would like to thank Mary Alma Harrigan (Aunt) and Irene Blakely (cousin) for weekly visits and prayers.

She was predeceased by her father, John Irving, mother, Mary (Harrigan) Irving and her brother James Irving.

We extend our sincere thanks to Extra Mural, Oncology and Palliative Care teams who were involved in providing her care and treatments. Thank you to Dr. Eric Martin, Dr. G Losier and Dr. M Rambaran.

Visitation will be held at her home, 11 McHardy Road, Miramichi on Thursday February 13th between 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. In her memory, donations to the All Saints Cemetery fund would be appreciated.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sts Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Bartibog Bridge on Friday, February 14th at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in the All Saints Cemetery in the spring.

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FAIRWEATHER, Garry L. – Cumberland Bay, NB

Garry Leslie Fairweather passed away peacefully at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 73 years. Garry was born in Saint John, NB on May 3, 1946 son of the late Allan and Edna (Goodwin) Fairweather. He is survived by his children, Tracy Fanjoy (Blake), Troy Fairweather (Jessica) and Matthew Fairweather (Lindsay); mother of his children, Joyce (Folkins); sisters, Brenda (Dave) Johnson and Judy Fairweather; grandchildren, Allan, Michael, Victoria, Matthew, Jade, Emma, Erica and Jordan; great-grandchildren, Maci and Soraya; many nieces, nephews and good friends.

Family will received comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home (28 Northrup Drive) on Monday, February 10, 2020 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. A graveside service will be held in the spring.

Memorial donations in memory of Garry made to the Chipman Public Library would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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BOYD, Berne D. – Chipman, NB

The death of Berne Douglas (Perry) Boyd, wife of the late Osborne W. (Tod) Boyd occurred peacefully at the York Care Centre, Fredericton, NB on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the age of 90.  Born in Coles Island, NB on September 13, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Wyer and Bertha (Cole) Perry.  Berne is survived by her sons,  Rodney of Fredericton, NB and Randall of Toronto, ON; grandchildren, James Boyd, Noonan NB and Jessica Hood (Skyler), Edmonton AB; sisters, Glenna Vail (Randall), Belleisle Creek, NB, Lynn Myers (Don), Glendale, CA, brother-in-law Bogdan (Buck) Bielecki, Ancaster, ON, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Berne was predeceased by sisters Vesta McGinley, Fredericton NB, Donna Bielecki, Ancaster ON, Myra Perry, FL, Anna Hasson, Glendale CA, sister- in- law Glenna Perry, Coles Island NB, brothers Donald Perry, Wayne Perry, Warren Perry, all of Coles Island, NB, and brother-in-law Charles (Bud) McGinley, Fredericton, NB.

Interment will take place at  the Second Chipman United Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Berne made to the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

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CREAGHAN, Nan V. – Burnt Church, NB

On Tuesday January 28th, 2020, Nan Virginia Colwell Creaghan passed away at the Miramichi Hospital at the age of 85, after a long fight with cancer. Nan was born in Jacquet River, NB on January 13, 1935. Daughter of late Melvin and Alice (Doyle) Colwell. She is survived by her loving husband, Tom; sons, Jonathan (Joanne) Creaghan and Geoffrey (Alyson) Creaghan; grandchildren, Spencer, Danica, Christopher, and Aidan; siblings, David (June) Colwell, Marion Peterson, Stephen (Joann) Colwell; and many nieces, nephews and good friends.

Nan lived in Ontario for many years, but spent the last 30 years on the shores of the Miramichi Bay in Burnt Church where she felt most at home. She published her first book in her late seventies and was currently working on the third volume. Volunteering was an important part of her life including the Elizabeth Fry Society, and she ran a number of drop-in-centers for troubled teens. Her faith was very important to her and helped to guide her life.

She was especially connected to the Esgenoôpetitj First Nations community at Burnt Church, who honoured her with the name, “White Stone”.

The funeral mass will be held Saturday February 1st 2020 at 11:00 am at the Church of St. Ann, Burnt Church NB.  Celebration of life will be held in Summer 2020.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:  The Elizabeth Fry Society of Canada or The Mental Health Association of New Brunswick

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SHACKLETON, John L. – Gagetown, NB

John Lewis Shackleton was born on a Sunday, on the 28th of February, 1937, and died on a Sunday, on January 26.2020. He was the fourth John Shackleton of his line in Canada, so it was perhaps a good thing that his children were all girls. Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, his best memories were of spending time on his grandfather Lewis’ farm in Newmarket, developing a deep seated yen for a life in the country. He loved dogs, and was hardly ever without one. He fell in love with the province of New Brunswick while at school, learning to be a professional engineer at Mount Allison and UNB, although truth be told, he and his friend Bruce nearly wound up in Nova Scotia when they missed the town of Sackville altogether on their drive down, and he said he only picked NB because he could never pass his grade 13 French, and Mt A needed football players. His next love affair was with a cute nurse in training named Libby Riddell, with whom he would spend the next 60 years. After several projects in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan and Toronto, including the Gardiner Expressway, an engineering gig came up in Saint John, NB, and he never looked back, living in Saint John, Keswick Ridge, Saint John again, where after working as the manager of the Market Square Corporation, he retired to Gagetown New Brunswick. Here this lifelong learner honed his woodworking skills, studied antique cars,and tractors, propagated geraniums and peach seeds, became an expert cook and baker, and gave many volunteer hours to GAHSA, Rotary and the Oromocto Public Hospital Board, and became known by his family as Johnny Nutseed, for collecting and planting nuts all over the property, John loved his family and life – he told us that if anyone ever said that he was lucky to have had such a long life, we should give them a kick in the behind and tell them that it wasn’t enough. He will be sorely missed by his wife Libby, daughters Krista, Karen and Sara, and their best beloveds, Doug, Peter and Paul (all affectionately known by him as Keith), by his grandchildren Andrea, Kier and Sadie, by his Scottie, Aila, by his sister Mary, all the family back in Ontario and so many friends – you know who you are.

Although muffins are always nice, donations to Hospice House in Fredericton or GAHSA would be the most fitting tribute.

Wherever you are Dad, there had better be dogs, a garden, and an antique car …

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SMITH, Vance L. – Coles Island, NB

Vance Lyman Smith (Smitty), born in Saint John, NB on October 17 1939, was a former resident of Cassidy Lake, then the Coles Island area passed away at the Sussex Health Centre on January 18, 2020. Vance enjoyed fishing, visiting friends, going to music nights or community events, farmers markets, attending church and Bible studies and of course spending time with family.

He worked 30 plus years at the Saint John ship yard as a shipliner, took care of his farm, was on the Hammond-Jeffries Fire Department, in the Canadian Armed forces Black watch Division, he also was a member with the Coles Island Senior Hall.

He was predeceased by his parents Ernest& Hazel (Caudle) Smith, Titusville; his oldest brother Norman & sister- in-law Bonny Smith of NS.  He is survived by his sister Ferna & Bud Nice of Saltsprings NB; youngest brother Paul & Barb Smith of Kingston and his 8 children.

A celebration of life will be held from the Cody’s Baptist Church, in Cody’s, NB on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm with a reception to follow. Everyone is welcome to attend if you would like.

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