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PHILLIPS, Lorraine B. – Cumberland Bay, NB

Lorraine Beatrice Phillips passed away last year on April 30, 2018. She was the youngest of 9 children born to Kenneth and Bertha (Branscombe) Phillips.

Lorraine lived in BC for many years but, in her heart, New Brunswick was always home. This spring her children will travel from BC to Cumberland Bay to bring her ashes home to rest. A Memorial Service and Interment will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Cumberland Bay Baptist Church.

Please join us as we remember Lorraine: much-loved mother, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt and friend.  “Special thanks to Chipman Funeral Home for the kind assistance…”

Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca

RICHARD, Morris L. – Minto, NB

Morris Laurie Richard of Minto, NB passed away peacefully at the Oromocto Public Hospital on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 76 years of age.  Morris was born in Minto on February 1, 1943 son of the late Joseph and (Leona Cassie) Richard.  At his request there will be no visitation or funeral service.

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

DUFFY, Jon M. – Chipman, NB

It is with great sadness that the family of Jon Matthew Duffy announce his passing at Hospice House Fredericton on April 17, 2019 at the age of 81. Jon was born in Chipman, NB on November 8, 1937 son of the late Frank and Geraldine (Schofield) Duffy.

Jon was known for his kindness and he put everyone’s needs ahead of his own right to the end. He loved the woods and spent much of his life in nature – working, fishing and hunting. He was happiest spending time with his family and friends, especially at the camp at Big Forks. God has gathered another angel.

Jon is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Muriel; his son Eric (Karen) and grandson Gregory (Germain), who were his pride and joy; sisters, Mary (Kevin) and Janyce (Stan); brother, Robert (Linda); Muriel’s children, Cheryl (Richard Daye), Michael (Jean) Lemon, Wendy (Allan Dickie) and Trudy (Gene Blacquier); step-daughter, Lori Lynn; brother-in-law, Linwood Stevens; many nieces, nephews and many great friends.  Predeceased by his first wife, Judy; his parents and brother George.

Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home on Sunday, April 21, 2019 from 3 – 7 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow the service in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Jon, to Hospice House or the Chipman Library would be greatly appreciated by his family.

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

ARNOTT, E. Mary – Albright’s Corner, NB

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Arnott, of Albright’s Corner, NB announce her passing at the W. G. Bishop Nursing Home, Minto, NB on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the age of 97. Mom was born in 1921 daughter of the late Neal and Jessie Shipp, in Liphook, Hampshire England and widow of the late Harold Arnott.

Mom served in the ATS during the war, where she met Harold, the love of her life. Coming to Canada as a War Bride. She was a member of the Fredericton War Brides and a life member of the Oromocto Legion. She worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia in Oromocto and Lincoln until her retirement in 1986.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Jackie, son, Paul (Wendy); grandchildren, Julie (Stu), Josee, Parrish (Amanda); great grandchildren, Kelsey, Brynn, Cohen and Bennett; many nieces, nephews in western Canada and cousins in the U.K.

As well as her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her step-mother, May and her infant sister.  At Mary’s request their will be no visitation or service.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Duffy Unit Oromocto Hospital and the W.G. Bishop Nursing Home for their care and compassion. In memory of Mom’s great love of animals, should you wish to make a donation to the Oromocto SPCA would be appreciated.

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

Le BLANC, Rheo K. – Fredericton, NB

With saddened hearts we announce that Rheo Keith Le Blanc of Fredericton passed away after a lengthy illness on April 9, 2019 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Fredericton NB. Born on December 6, 1948 in Doaktown, he was the son late Edward “Ned” and Mae (Storey) Le Blanc. Prior to Rheo’s retirement he worked for Eazy Express delivering parcels and mail for Canada Post. He was a member of the Fredericton Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 04 where he loved playing crib. He enjoyed his TV, especially game shows and loved his meal times.

Rheo is survived by his loving wife Annette Astle, daughters; Kayla Rhynard of Doaktown, Amanda Rhynard (Barrett Price) and grandchildren Sydney and Ryker Price of Bettsburg. Annette’s Children; Sonia (Kevin) Barrett of Fredericton, Angel MacKay of Nashwaak Bridge, Michele (Donnie) Munn of Grande Prairie AB, Tracey (Alden) Crain of Kiersteadville, Arlene (Edward) Parker of Nashwaak Bridge, Terrence (Heather) Astle of Grande Prairie AB; and Annette’s 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Brothers; Wayne (Bettylou) of Doaktown, Eddie (Amanda) of St John, Jerry (Geraldine) of Boiestown, Ronnie (Linda) of Saint John, Tony of Fort McMurray AB. Sisters; Rita (Larry) Swinimer of Bettsburg, Kathy (Robert) Rushton of Rogersville, Cindy Le Blanc (Murray) of Fredericton, Julia (Johnny) Ballard of Medicine Hat AB; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by infant twin sisters, Margaret and Mary; nephew, Sherman Le Blanc; and niece, Margaret Swinimer.

At the request of Rheo there will be no visitation. There will be a Celebration of his Life on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 80, Nashwaak Bridge.

In Lieu of flowers, remembrance may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 04, Fredericton or the charity of donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca

MacDONALD, Betty A. – Chipman, NB

It is with great sadness that the family of Betty MacDonald, announces her passing on April 6, 2019. Born in Chipman, NB on November 30, 1941, she was the daughter of Alex and Grace Cassidy.

A beloved teacher of 36 years and a member of the Chipman United Pentecostal Church will be forever in the hearts of so many. A truly kind and loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Friend. A talented lady, she loved reading, gardening, cooking, sewing and spending time with her family and friends. Betty lived in Chipman all her life with her husband, Merlyn MacDonald who predeceased her in 2014.

Betty will be deeply missed by her four boys, Cameron (Joanne) of Fredericton, Carson of Chipman, Brad (friend Paulette) of Chipman and David (Natalie) of Noonan; her six grandchildren, Liam and Alexa, Madison, Mallory and their mother Andrea Chase, Kieran and Cassie Lynn; sister, Linda (Gordon) Chase, brother-n-law, Cyril (Muriel) MacDonald, sister-in-law, Zonya (Michael) Dykeman, brother-in-law, Robert Brown along with nieces, nephews and cousins. Beside her husband, Merlyn, Betty was predeceased by her sister, Susan Brown and grandson, Brayden MacDonald.

Visitation will be held from the Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium on Monday, April, 8, 2019 from 6 – 8 pm. A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at the Chipman United Pentecostal Church on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Stanley O’Donnell officiating. Interment will be made in the United Pentecostal Church Cemetery following the service.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Cameron and the staff of 3SW for their care and compassion during the last four months. May her love of God and family bring her peace.

Donations in Betty’s, name can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the United Pentecostal Church Memorial Fund.

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

FLEWELLING, William “Bill” R. – Sussex, NB

It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of William (Bill) Robert Flewelling, who passed away peacefully in Sussex N.B. Surrounded by his loving family on March 29, 2019. He was born June 19, 1946 to Lawson and Aurora (Richard) Flewelling.

Bill was a Paramedic for Atlantic Health Sciences / ANB for 20 years. He was very proud of his job and fought for rights of Paramedic family, as the secretary of CUPE 4848 Ambulance New Brunswick for many years as well as secretary CUPE 1252 Hospital Workers. Bill was also President for his Local 1128 and was always ready to fight for his brothers and sisters. He loved to hunt & fish, and as an avid outdoorsman.

Beloved husband to Beth (Connolly). Together for 39 years. Loved stepfather to Tara Harris (Keith); Cherished Grandfather to Dylan Fogarty. Predeceased by his parents, Lawson and Aurora, a brother Murray, a twin sister at birth.

Bill was a very private person, who never liked to be the center of attention and per his wishes there will be no visitation or service. Bill’s wishes were to spread his ashes over some of his favourite spots.

Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium.  Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca

WRIGHT, Chester W. – Rusagonis, NB

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Chester William Wright. Born in Hoyt, NB on August 1, 1949. He passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on March 25, 2019. He is predeceased by his parents, James and (Pauline Lyon) Wright. Chester leaves behind his two daughters, Tania Ells and Tammy Smith (Ian); four grandchildren; brothers, Eric (Tracey) Wright and Darrell (Carolyn) Wright; sister, Doreen Wright; special nephew, Todd Mansfield; nieces, nephews and his loving cat, Midnight. Chester will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Chester will be well remembered by many as a loyal servant of his god, Jehovah and bringing the message of God’s Kingdom to people from as far as Hoyt to the lower Cambridge area.

A memorial service will be held at the Oromocto Kingdom Hall (16 Doyle Drive) at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 30, 2019 with Johann Grimm officiating.

Arrangements are in the Compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home Ltd. & Crematorium. Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca

 

SHIRLEY, Geraldine M. – Chipman, NB

Geraldine Muriel Shirley passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and extended family and friends of the Pine Grove Nursing Home on March 25, 2019 at 85 years. Geraldine was born in Saint John, NB on September 26, 1933 daughter of the late Charles (Muriel Northrup) Wiggins. She is survived by her children, Krista Doherty and Kevin (Nettie) Shirley; siblings, Theresa (Tom) Hoyt; grandchildren, Jeffery and Christopher (Angelina) Shirley; great-grandchildren, Ava, Gavin, Sadie and Ellie Shirley; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her husband, Alward Shirley; brother, Sterling (Geraldine) and Noble (June) Wiggins and great-granddaughters, Blake and Ashley Shirley; son-in-law, Blake Doherty

Geraldine was active in many organizations and church groups throughout the community. She taught school in Chipman until retirement and she will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 3 – 7 pm. The Orange Lodge will hold their service at 2:45 pm.  A Celebration of Geraldine’s life will be held at the Chipman United Church on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Jane Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Red Bank United Church Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Pine Grove Nursing Home would be greatly appreciated by Geraldine’s 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.

PILMER, Jennifer L. – Cumberland Bay, NB

Jennifer Lynn Pilmer passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at the Hospice House, Fredericton, NB on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the age of 42.  Jennifer is survived by her daughter, Allyson (Cody), the love of her life Danny; brothers, Jeffrey (Jenny Lou) Pilmer and Jamie (Janie) Pilmer;  nieces and nephews, Brooke, Aaron (Megan), Lucy, Elizabeth and Robert as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Jennifer was predeceased by her parents, Patricia (nee Carter) and Allison Pilmer.

Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 6 – 8 pm.  A celebration of Jennifer’s life will be held from the Cumberland Bay Baptist Church on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at  1:00 PM. with Pastor Andrew Ardern officiating.  Interment will be made in The Range Cemetery at a later date. As per Jennifer’s request visitation and funeral service are casual dress.

 In Lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jennifer made to the Hospice House, Fredericton 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.