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GAMBLIN, David H. – Maple Grove, NB

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of David Herbert Gamblin “The Gambler” at his home, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the age of 56.

David was born in Sussex, NB on October 27, 1962 to Charles and Lillian Gamblin. He is survived by the love of his life, Katherine; step-sons, Andrew (Sherry) Brown and Mickey Brown; daughters, Charity Gamblin and Britney Peterson; sons, Bradley, Travis Peterson and Christopher, Alexander Gamblin; sister, Gladys Gamblin; 7 grandchildren. David was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Charles Gamblin.

At David’s request there will be no visitation or funeral at this time. Donations in memory of David may be made to the charity of choice would be appreciated by his family.  Special thank you to the Extra-Mural nurses, Derek and Alicia.

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SISK, Bernard A. “Bernie” – Chipman, NB

The passing of Bernard Allan Sisk of Chipman, husband of beloved wife of 46 years, Mary (Pierce) Sisk, occurred peacefully on April 27,2019. Born on July 29, 1949 at the Saint John General Hospital. He was the second son of Paul M.A. Sisk and Anita (Landry) Sisk.

He was predeceased by his father, Paul M.A. Sisk and both his father-law and mother-law Jack and Marjorie Pierce.

He is survived by his four children: Jason Sisk (Lesley) of St. John’s Nfld, Heather Amin (Katen) of Goa, India, Andrew Sisk of Montreal, and Phillip Sisk (Kaitlyn) of Pembroke, Ontario. Brothers, Don (Kathy), Paul-Edwin (Maria-Elena) and Arthur (Isabelle) as well as sisters, Pauline, Monica (Vincent), and Irene (Bill). Grandchildren Bridget, Kai, Elliott, Swarnabh, Sankalp, Emery, and Lincoln. Also survived by five brother-in-laws and eight sisters in law. He has fifteen nephews, and 13 nieces. There are also twelve grand nephews, and seven grand nieces.

There will be a celebration of Bernie’s life with the family at the Chipman Heritage Centre on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 12:00 – 4 PM. with eulogy and remembrances beginning at 12:30 followed by celebration of Bernard’s life , with remembrances from family and friends and some of his favourite music. The family will gather for internment of the remains at the Chipman columbarium, at a later time.

After completing his B.A. and B.Ed. Degrees at Saint Thomas University in 1974 he began teaching. Bernard taught for 36 years first at the old Chipman High, then at Chipman Forest Ave. School and served as Dept. Head of the English and Social studies Dept. for most of these years. He completed his M.Ed. degree at UNB in 1979 ,writing and publishing his thesis on incorporating Human Rights issues into the Social Studies curriculum of N.B. He was very active in the NBTA/NBTF most of his career serving on the Board of Directors for six years as well as on local and provincial committees of the teachers’ association. He coached soccer at the school for most of his career and continued to do so into retirement. He also coached public speaking for twenty-five years as advisor to the student oratorical club. In 1992 he received the 125th Anniversary Medal from Senator Noel Kinsella on behalf of the Federal Government for co-authoring education materials sponsored by the Canadian Studies Foundation entitled “Human Rights and the Law” and “Foundations of Freedom”. They were designed to teach students the significance of the repatriation of Canadian constitution and the entrenchment of the Canadian Rights and Freedom into the constitution. He was an active volunteer in the community serving as the founding president of the Chipman Youth Centre for two years and continue to serve on the board for a total of twenty years. He was recognized in 2008 by the Chipman Summer Festival as Citizen of the year. Also that same year he was awarded the Ernie and Susan McFadren Educational Award for his contribution to Education. In 2018 he was awarded by the Minster of Public Safety of N.B. a certificate of recognition for his volunteer work with youth on crime prevention activities.

Bernie was a big fan of Gordon Lightfoot and folk rock music. As he played his guitar and sang, he claimed it was his scream therapy which helped him cope with the sometimes stressful aspects of life. He was been a Habs fan since age ten when Bernie Geoffrion was scoring fifty goals. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren playing soccer or having water fights whenever they were able to visit in the summer.

Anyone wishing to make donations in his memory may do so to the Chipman Youth Centre, the Canadian Red Cross or a charity of their choice.

The Sisk family wish to express their many thanks to all those who supported Bernie and the immediate family through a challenging time with encouraging cards, gifts of food, wonderful visits from his former university friends, former colleagues, relatives, neighbours, and former students . Special appreciation goes to the palliative care team led by Dr. Jillian Goodyear and included the extra-mural nurses Jennie Gallant, Shellly Barton and Sherrie Farrell They were excellent. Thank you as well to Dr. Allison Engelhardt and the Chipman clinic personnel for being able to arrange so many medical tests so quickly and to Dr. Galvis, the oncologist, for her insights about the disease and her understanding our points of view.

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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…”

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HANN, Doris E. – Chipman, NB

Doris was the 11th child born to Edith and Albert Laskey on 20 July 1941. She was born and raised on the family farm on Dufferin Road and graduated from the Chipman Regional High School in 1960. Over the next 2 years Doris worked for the Atkinson Law Firm in Fredericton, NB and the Superintendent of the Schools in Gagetown, NB. In 1962, she went on a trip to Petawawa, Ontario to visit with her sister Marg and met who was to be the love of her life for the next 32 years. In a few short months she married Russell Hann who was a soldier in the military stationed in Petawawa. She returned to NB after a few weeks and a short while after that, Russell knocked on the door and asked for her hand in marriage. Doris accepted and they married in Chipman on 29 September 1962. Shortly after that, Doris moved to Germany with her new husband and they were posted for 4 years to Soest, Germany. It was in a little town called Balve, Germany that they welcomed their first born child, a beautiful baby girl, named Cheryl Lynn. It was only 6 weeks after that, Russell was posted to Calgary. Doris loved children and from 1967-68 they fostered a total of nine foster babies in hopes of giving them a better start in life. In 1969 Doris was ecstatic to welcome to this world , her own bouncing baby boy named Ronald. In 1971 the family moved to Lahr, Germany for 5 more years. From 1976-1978 Doris and her family resided in Oromocto but they just hadn’t got quite enough of that European culture and they were posted back to Germany again; this time for 6 more years. It was during this tour that Doris not only raised two children, but also returned to the work force as a secretary. During this time she worked for the Department of National Defence and her sharp mind, attention to detail, thoroughness, neatness and extreme accuracy earned her many a commendation and immense praise from all she worked with and worked for. In 1984, the family returned to Petawawa, Ontario and here her children flew from the nest. In 1991 she was blessed with twin granchildren Bryana and Christopher. Doris also had one great grand child named Jasper born in 2011. Upon Russ’ retirement, they moved to Ladysmith, BC in 1994.

As we all know life doesn’t always go according to plan and Doris’s life was no different. It should be noted that Doris was not just all about moving from one side of the world to the other. Doris loved to tell stories and many were ones that probably shouldn’t be repeated here. Soon after Doris moved back to Chipman the stars aligned and the sparks flew and she reconnected with Mr. John Corbett. Now I will let you in on a little secret….. Doris and John dated back in the day and it was like it was meant to be all along. She and John went on to experience love and happiness for the next 19 years. It was noticed by many that “Doris quickened his step and John always had a glow of happiness”. He affectionately called her Babes and for Doris he was a breath of fresh air and a ray of sunshine even on a dark day. They enjoyed many many precious moments and happy times together. Doris loved reading books, attending reunions, festivals, and even took a trip to the flower pots at the Bay of Fundy and PEI. Everyone who knew her will say that Doris was a great story teller especially those about the shenanigans and antics from her younger days. She could often be found at the end of the road telling a story or two at the mail box with her neighbour Gertie, or in the driveway with her other neighbour Kelly. Doris loved to talk on the phone too. If you called Doris you best be prepared to sit down because hours could easily go by while you and her went from one topic to another. As Joanne can attest, “We had some great chats”. Doris loved pizza with ketchup and her deep fried veggies from the Bear’s Den. Doris loved all animals… whether it was a chatty little squirrel on the deck rail, a dozen deer in the backyard or a racoon looking into her front window. Doris absolutely adored her cat named Skittles. Skittles was found abandoned by its mom on John’s farm and he brought it to Doris to be nursed back to health. After 14 years Skittles was her companion that I am sure heard many a story, probably a few secrets and comforted her during both good and bad times. Doris loved to share pictures of cats with Laurel and no matter the season Doris would decorate for the occasion. Doris had many many friends and living life with the military she had friends from Newfoundland to British Columbia and even across the pond. She was very good at staying in touch or getting back in touch with those that were in her heart. Everyone of her friends both young and old will tell you that she was kind, helpful, a fantastic story teller and she would often ask “So have you enjoyed any “chocolate” lately?” Once there was a water fight amongst the sisters at a birthday gathering and I was told that the looks of her sister’s Laura, Jean and herself were like three little drowned rats with smiles as big as the river is today. She enjoyed listening to her brother Fred play his guitar and the many great gatherings at her brother Archie’s camp. She liked to tease, especially her brother Garnet. Doris and Oscar would often talk about the world across the pond which she was well rehearsed with. She would often spend time with her sister Bessie and they sat many an afternoon telling stories under the old oak tree in the backyard. Doris has many nieces and nephews but she was especially close to her niece, Miriam and Miriam’s son Jason, and her niece Susan. Doris appreciated all the help she has received over the years and folks like Doreen, Johnny, Gerald and Monique just to name a few, made her life just that much better. Doris touched many hearts and whether you have been mentioned today or not, she cherished each and every friendship she has ever made. All her friends have told me that Doris has left a void in their life but we should all take comfort in knowing that after being separated from John for only 6 weeks they are back together, in each others company, as they once did and they are busy visiting all their friends and family that have passed before them……only this time for Doris there is no more pain, no more sorrow and no more sickness that plagued her for so many, many years.

Think of a land of no sorrow,

Think of a land of no fears,

Think of no death and no sickness,

Think of a land of no tears  (Anon)


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Doris Edith Hann on April 22, 2019 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Doris was born in Chipman on July 20, 1941, daughter of the late Albert (Edith Johnston) Laskey

Doris is survived by her children, Cheryl Lynn (Glynn) Williams of Cold Lake, AB and Ronald Hann (Barbara Ackermann) of Bochum, Germany; sister, Laura Morton; brother, Fred (Jean) Laskey, grandchildren, Bryana and Christopher Gwynn; great grandson  Jasper Gwynn; father of her children, Russell Hann, many nieces, nephews and her beloved fur baby Skiddles.

Family will receive comfort at the Second Chipman United Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 12:00 pm until service time at 1:00 pm. Interment will be made in the Second Chipman United Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.

Predeceased by the love of her life, John Corbett; brothers, Oscar, Archie and Garnet Laskey; sisters, Bessie Stewart, Margaret O’Quinn, Jean Cole and infant siblings, Evelyn, Miriam and Leonard.

Donations in memory of Doris made to the charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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FEARN, Randy W. – Cumberland Bay, NB

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Randy Walter Fearn on April 22, 2019 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, surrounded by his family. Randy was born in Minto, NB on March 14, 1965 to Walter (Donna Morton) Fearn. He is survived by his fiancée, Roxanne Webber; daughter, Chelsea (Kevin) Chamberlain; siblings, Susanne (Matthew) Barton and Michael (Tanya) Fearn; grandchildren, Logan Chamberlain, Findlay Chamberlain and Brody Darrah-Fearn; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many great friends. Randy was predeceased by his son, Dyllin in 2018.

Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium on, Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8. A Celebration of Randy’s life will be held at the Christian Life Center on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm.  Interment will be made in the Cumberland Bay United Church Cemetery following the service.

Donations in memory of Randy made to the charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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