Chipman Funeral Home Ltd.

Archived Obituaries

GIBSON, Douglas R. – Sussex, NB

Douglas Ryce Gibson of Sussex, NB passed away suddenly at the Sussex Health Centre on July 16, 2019. Douglas was born in Quebec, son of the late George and Isabel (Graham) Gibson. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley and their daughter, Angela (James) Gibson-Kierstead of Ottawa; granddaughter, Emily; nieces and nephews, Richard, Justin, Tina and Bobby; sisters, Sheila (Stuart) Chandler and Gloria (Bobbie) Marcus. Predeceased by his parents and his niece, Kimberly Marcus.

Doug taught English at Fredericton High School and retired in 1991 after 35 years as an educator. He loved the classroom and will be fondly by his many students by his nickname – Shakespeare. He was a loving husband and father and would do anything for his family. Throughout his life he enjoyed many pursuits including birding, gardening, writing and collecting art and antiques. He was a talented photographer, multimedia artist and writer. He always had time to talk and listen and loved to enjoy a cold glass of beer with family and friends. He will be deeply missed.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Donations in memory of Doug can be made to the charity of choice.

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

McGinley, Eugene, G. – Chipman, NB

Eugene Gregory McGinley passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Born in Chipman son of the late Philip and Susie (Friel) McGinley. Eugene will be forever missed by his wife, Anne Marie; sons, Edward (Lori-Anne), David (Lynn McKnight) and Bill (Brenda). Daughters, Anne (Cameron Lemon) and Mary (Mark Hall). Step-daughters, Kim (Derrick) Clowater and Karla Nason. Grandchildren Valerie, Daniel and Cameron Hall, Candace, Jessica and Alan McCann, Meaghan, Erin, Ryan and Sean McGinley, Dan Fletcher, Chaz Libby, Hayden Nason and Ainslee Clowater, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Eugene was born in Chipman, New Brunswick, and graduated from high school there in 1953. In 1957, he graduated from UNB with his B.A. (Honours in Economics), in 1958, he obtained a Master of Arts (Economics) and was employed as a Research Economist with Atlantic Province Economic Council. As a Sir James Dunn Scholar, he earned his Bachelor of Civil Law Degree from UNB in 1962. Following his studies at UNB, he studied International and Civil law in Texas. He was admitted to the New Brunswick Barrister’s Society in 1962 and began practicing law in Bathurst that year. Mr. McGinley has been active in Liberal politics since the age of 17. He was first elected to the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly in a December 11, 1972 by-election. He was re-elected in 1974 to represent the City of Bathurst, where he and his late wife, Alberta, raised their five children. In 1985, he was honoured with the designation of Queen’s Counsel. He was the Chairperson of the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board for 5 years, completing his term in 2003. Later in 2003, he was re-elected to represent the riding of Grand Lake-Gagetown in the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly. He was elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly in February 2007 and held this position until October 2007, when he assumed the position of Minister of State for Seniors and Minister of State for Housing. Until his retirement prior to the 2010 general election, he served on various Standing Committees. Eugene was also given a 50 year honorary membership with The New Brunswick Law Society.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Alberta, in 1990, his sisters Anna Hanley and Judith Ramshaw and brothers Edward, Jack, Burns, Wylie and Bud.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Dunstan’s Catholic Church, Fredericton on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm with a reception to follow.  Interment will be made in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Chipman, NB. Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8pm.

Donations in memory of Eugene made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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

 

 

LYONS, Eileen F. – Fredericton, NB

With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Eileen Frances at Fredericton Hospice on July 12, 2019. Born in Priceville she was the daughter of Todd Stewart and the late Frances (Munn) Stewart. Eileen is survived by her husband Bob, daughter Perena (Erik) son Luke (Anise), her special granddaughter Ella, Step-grandchildren Stephan, Daphne, Sophia and Dawson. Sisters Nilah (Tom), Mary (Hans), Paulette, and brother Larry (Ann) plus several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Eileen loved gardening, bowling and flower arrangements. She took delight in beating her dad and sisters at “Aggravation”. Eileen and Paulette recorded an album, they were known as the “Noise Makers”.
Hospice House took great care of Eileen. The Hospice family is composed of tremendous people.
If you wish, donations can be made to Fredericton Hospice. There will be no visitation. A graveyard service will be held in September. (date to be announced).

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

CRISPE, Stephen – Cambridge Narrows, NB

Stephen Crispe passed away peacefully at the Fredericton Hospice on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Born in Ocean Falls, British Columbia in 1952, Steve’s family moved to Mississauga, Ontario when he was two. He spent his youth and teenage years in Ontario and loved to build “toys” including his skidoo that won a prize, and a boat that even won a race among friends. Learning from his father, he became a welder/fabricator by trade. He moved to Nova Scotia in his early 20’s to work in the ship repair industry. There he met his first wife, Donna and had five children; Brian, Kevin, Sarah, Alex and Laura. Steve’s love for boating and camping provided wonderful experiences and memories with his children.
At work, he was known as a dependable, honest worker who strived for excellence and subsequently progressed to the managerial level with lots of responsibilities.
In 1995 he met and married Carol d’Entremont (nee Scheaffel) which blended their families adding Deidre, Mark and Tom to Steve’s five children. These 8 children have now produced 20 grandchildren! While empty nesters, Carol and Steve took advantage of their newfound status and relocated to Ontario and then Alberta, followed by four of their children, allowing Carol and Steve to spend time with their grandchildren. While in Alberta, they tried their hand at the breeding of Australian Shepherds. Even though Steve was not known as an animal lover, he did come to love his dogs and especially Ginger who was his faithful companion.
In 2014, seeking warmer climes, Carol and Steve ventured to Panama for five months, scoping out a possible future home. However, the decision was made to return to Canada and in 2015, they decided to move back east to New Brunswick to be closer to the other children and grandchildren. One of their hobbies was buying fixer uppers and renovating homes – Steve was very handy and loved having projects. In 2017 they were able to realize a dream of spending winters in Florida, which gave Steve the opportunity to get to know his in-laws and not have to snowplow!!!
Steve was an intense seeker of spiritual truth, had strong convictions and was very willing to lend a hand where needed. He will be remembered for his witty comments, love of playing games and cards (and winning!) his passion for water and a dream of sailing the oceans. Bon Voyage Steve, may you sail the heavens knowing you were loved and will be missed tremendously.

Survived by his loving wife, Carol, his children, Sarah Godbersen, Laura Crispe, Deidre d’Eentremont, Brian, Kevin, Alexander, Mark and Thomas D’Entremont; sisters, Donna Northrup, Linda Newns and Dorelle Crispe; brothers, Brian and Gregory; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Olive (Robinson) Crispe and a brother, Michael.

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

ADAMSON, Wallace “Wally” H. – Whites Cove, NB

Wallace “Wally” Henry Adamson passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 80 years of age. Wallace was born on May 15, 1939 son of the late Theodore and Mona (Ferris) Adamson. He is survived by his children, Marilyn (Danny) Young, Faye (Gary) Boulter and Gary (Karen Beale) Adamson; sister, Margaret (Robert) Hatt, Anna (Karl) Wilkinson, Linda (Calvin) Ferris, Janet (Alfie) Hovey; brothers, Everett (Doreen) Adamson and Robert (Sherry) Adamson; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and great friends.

Predeceased by his wife, Anna M. (Springer) Adamson in 2014 and an infant son, Burfield Harold.

A Celebration of Wallace’s life will be held from the Mill Cove Church of God on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Steven Ferris and Arch Deacon Wandlyn Snelgrove officiating. Interment will be at the Saint John’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Whites Cove following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saint John’s Anglican Church Cemetery Fund, Whites Cove, Jemseg Lion Club, Jemseg Fire Department or the SPCA.

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

LANGIN, Laura L. – Chipman, NB

Laura Leona (Brown) Langin, beloved wife of Lynwood Langin of Chipman, NB passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Hospice Fredericton. Laura was born in Chipman on May 15, 1937 daughter of the late Harry (Beatrice Beers) Brown.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Lindy, daughters, Cindy Turnbull and Lisa Guzzi; sons, Larry (Penny) and Derek; brother, Wayne (Barby) Brown; sister, Gwen (Arnette) Briggs; grandchildren, Natasha, Jordan, Raquel, Marla and Jaimee; great grandson, Jacob; many nieces, nephews and great friends.

Predeceased by her parents, brothers, Hayward and Ross Brown; sisters, Reta Branscombe and Doreen Richardson.

Family will receive comfort at the Second Chipman United Baptist Church on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. A celebration of Laura’s life will be held at 2:00 pm at the church with Rev. Gerald Burke officiating. Interment will be made in the Second Chipman United Baptist Church Cemetery following the service.

Donations in memory of Laura made to the Hospice House Fredericton 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

 

LeBLANC, David P. – Fredericton Junction, NB

David Paul LeBlanc passed away at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the age of 64.  David was born in Saint John, NB on July 14, 1954 son of the late Edward and Beatrice (Cain) LeBlanc.  He is survived by his wife, Dianne (Stevens) LeBlanc; son Mark; daughters, Tammy, Sherry and Christina; sister, Debbie; brothers, Jerry and Ricky.
At David’s request there will be no visitation or funeral. 
Arrangements are under the Compassionate Care of Chipman Funeral Home  & Crematorium. (339-6612). Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca

BROWN, Jane “Rose” – Chipman, NB

Jane “Rose” Brown, beloved wife of Franklin Brown passed away on June 17, 2019 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Rose was born in Limavady Ireland on May 17, 1925 daughter of the late William and Eliza (Hynds) Cassidy. Rose came to Canada on a boat at the age of 3 years old. Rose met the love of her life at 14 years old, they were married on January 1, 1943 and lived their lives devoted to each other. She is survived by her loving husband of 76 years, Franklin; daughter, Judy Gallant and son, William “Billy” (Mary) Brown; sister, Frances Lapham; grandchildren, Sandra (Rod) Austin, Jason (Stacy) Brown and Kevin (Melissa) Brown; great grandchildren, Tiffany (Adam) McNeill, Hayley (Nick) Brown, Jordan Brown, Jackson Brown and Sofia Brown; great-great grandchildren, Lucas McNeill and Rowen Hubbard.

Predeceased by her parents; son-in-law, Joe Gallant; brothers, Alex, Bill and John Cassidy; sisters, Rita Kilfillen, Betty McConnell, Mae Bishop and Sadie Scott; several brothers and sisters in-law.

Rose was a loving and devoted wife who loved her family and home with all her heart. Love Lives On.

Family will receive comfort at the Chipman United Church on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A celebration of Rose’s life will be held at the Chipman United Church on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 3:00pm. Interment will be in the Red Bank United Church Cemetery following the service.

Donations in memory of Rose made to the Chipman United Church 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

FEARN, Ruth E. – Cumberland Bay, NB

Ruth Elizabeth Fearn passed away peacefully at the Mill Cove Nursing Home on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 85 years. She was born at The Range, on July 22, 1933 daughter of the late Arthur and Eleanor (Nightingale) Branscombe.

Ruth was a loving Mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She will be sadly missed by all.

Ruth was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her children, Gail Darrah of Minto, NB and Kevin (Sharon) of Hoyt, NB; grandchildren, Candace (Tracey), Natasha (Steph), Kevin Jr (Tina), Alicia, TJ (Kristy), Sabrina (Matt), and Jason (Crystal); great-grandchildren, Tony, Ethan, Emily, Brooklynn, Tarina, Rylee, William and Brody; great-great grandson, Malcolm; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her husband, Bill in 2014; sisters, Marguerite, Arthuretta, Josephine and Frances and brother, Leslie.

Resting at Chipman Funeral Home (339-6612) where family will receive comfort on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 3 – 7 pm. Funeral service will be held from the Young’s Cove United Church on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Jane Johnson officiating. Interment will be at the United Cemetery, Cumberland Bay following the service. Memorials in honor of Ruth may be made to the charity of choice and would be appreciated by the family.

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