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HARGROVE, D. Wesley – Chipman, NB

Donald “Wesley” Hargrove, fifth child of the late Edison and Greta (MacVicar) Hargrove, passed away peacefully at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Palliative Care Unit with his family by his side on Saturday, September 28, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Marie (Myshrall) Hargrove; children, Phyllis Myshrall, Janet Hargrove (Myles Quigley), Heather Urquhart (Denis Savoie) and Kenneth Hargrove (Zelia Arsenault); grandchildren, Dallas (Keisha), Jamie (Brooke), Tyson (Jenny), Montana (Kyle), Malin, Alisa; great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Jack, Jayden, Kaycee Urquhart; sisters, Barbara Demers and Martha Crawford; several nieces, nephews and many good friends.

Wesley was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Chesley, Ronald, Maurice, Malcolm, Frank, Edward, John and  two infant sisters.

Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 3-5 & 7-9 pm.  A celebration of Wesley’s life will be held from the Saint Augustine’s Anglican Church, Chipman, NB on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Interment will be made at a later date. Donations in memory of Wesley made to St. Augustine’s Anglican Church 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

COPELAND, Geraldine M. “Kitty” – Chipman, NB

It is with great sadness that the family of Geraldine (Kitty) Marie Copeland of Chipman, NB, announces her passing at Oromocto Public Hospital on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the age of 95.

Geraldine was born March 11, 1924 at Bridgewater, N.S. daughter of the late Jasper (Beatrice Foley) Kennedy. She is survived by her sons: Gary (Sharon), Allan (special friend, Lois), Jan (Elaine), Jody (Rhonda), and daughter Arlene (Victor), brother Tim Kennedy, 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She is best known for her writing of children’s short stories, poetry, and songs, the most noted being the gospel song, ‘The Rose Upon The Bible’. Her hard work earned her inductions into Minto Country Music Wall of Fame, New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame, and the New Brunswick Gospel Music Hall of Fame. During her early years, she applied herself to her love of country music by presiding as President of the Atlantic Division of the Hank Snow Fan Club. Also, she gave special interest to the setting up and running the first Kindness Club in the Chipman area. When she was not busy writing, you could see her standing behind her counter of the Copeland Variety.

She is predeceased by her husband Lewis, mother Beatrice (Foley) Kennedy, father Jasper Kennedy, brother Gerald Kennedy, and daughter-in-law Sandra (Clark) Copeland.

Visitation will be held at the Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium (28 Northrup Drive) on Monday, September 30, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. A celebration of Kitty’s life will be held from the Second Chipman United Baptist Church (225 Main Street) on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Reverend Gerald Burke officiating. Following the interment at the Red Bank United Church Cemetery, a reception will be held at the church.

Flowers or donation to Second Chipman United Baptist Church 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

STILWELL, Elizabeth “Louise” – Chipman, NB

Elizabeth Louise Stilwell passed away peacefully at 8 am in the Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey, British Columbia on September 22, 2019. Louise was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on March 2, 1937 daughter of the late Joseph and Clarisa Ratchford. Louise worked as a nurse’s aid for 25 years at Mill Cove Nursing Home and provided companionship and care for the elderly after retirement as she always made people feel welcome and was a very loving person. She also enjoyed her volunteer work for the local food and clothing bank in the community, she really loved and enjoyed people around her.

Survived by daughters, Jo Anne (Marcel) Portelance and Janice Bresee; sons, Jeffery Clegg, Robert (Donna) Stilwell; Stepdaughters, Roberta (Michael) Mulder, Michelle (Carey) Burgess, Paula Stilwell (Randy Murphy); grandchildren, Brent (Michelle) Schnaeringer, Megan (Tyler) Walker and Connor Bresee; great grandchildren, Grace, Garet, Skylar and Nash; step Grandchildren, Nicole Burgess, Kendall Burgess, Tyler Mulder, Cody Mulder, Ashley Gallant, Shelby Stilwell, Skylar Stilwell, Alison Murphy and Brent Murphy.

Louise was Predeceased by her Husband Robert Basil Stilwell; parents, Joseph and Clarisa Ratchford; granddaughter, Carly Jean Bresee; step granddaughter, Calli Digman; step daughter, Valerie Stilwell and daughter-in-law, Janice Clegg.

Funeral Mass will be held from the Chipman Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 11:00 am with Father David Fulton as Celebrant. Family will receive comfort at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 1 2019 from 3:00 – 6:00pm. Interment will be in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery following the service.  Donations in memory of Louise can be made to 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

WILSON, Wayne E. – Doaktown, NB

Wayne Erwin Wilson passed away peacefully in the arms of Jesus after a lengthy illness in the Miramichi hospital on Sept 22, 2019 with his wife, Joan and Carla at his side. He was a member of the Doaktown Abundant Life Church, he was 65 years old. Born November 29, 1953 in Doaktown.  Predeceased by parents, Vaughan and Jeanne (Black) Wilson and brother, Wynn

Survived by loving wife, Joan – Arbeau Wilson, his constant companion, Doug Odie; brother David Wilson; Children, Tommy, Laura and Jason; grandchildren, Step-children, Vicki (Joey) Fowler, Clark (Eilleen) Harris; very special family, Mom-Zola Price and children; Step Grand-children, Natasha, Shelby, Colby O’Donnell; very special little girl Macy Legere.

Wayne will be remembered for his deep love for God. He will be missed by many for a being a very kind and gentle man.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 . The visitation will be from 12 Noon to 2:00 pm with the service to follow at the Doaktown Abundant Church with Pastor Ronald Carroll officiating.

No flowers please. If anyone wishes, donations to 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

PHILLIPS, Ernest R. A. (Ernie) – Fredericton, NB

PHILLIPS, Ernest Robert Allinson (Ernie) passed away September 17th at Hospice Fredericton. He was pre-deceased by his wife Elva Ruth Phillips (Astle) and son-in-law Gord Powell. He will be greatly missed by his two daughters Stephanie Phillips and Stacee Stoeckle, his son-in-law Andrew Stoeckle , his five grandchildren Rebecca, Bailee, Connor, Garrett, Dylan, his long time friend Myrtle Fox and many nieces and nephews. He loved his camp on the Miramichi where a large amount of time was spent fishing with family and friends, having hootenannies on the front porch and eating fresh cooked salmon and trout. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. Please make any donations to Hospice Fredericton.

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

DEMMINGS, Carl R. (Bob) – Chipman, NB

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Carl Robert (Bob) Demmings announce his passing at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Bob was born in Chipman, NB on May 24, 1940 son of the late Carl and Erma (Hare) Demmings. He is survived by his loving wife, Jeannie; their children, Doug (Linda) Demmings, Dan (Tracy) Demmings and Kelly-Jo (Laurel) Williams; brother, Gordon (Patricia) Demmings; grandchildren, Matt, Luke, Lauren, Jared, Brooke and Ashley; sister-in-law, Linda (Willie) Cormier; brother-in-law, Ernie Hebert; several nieces, nephews and many good friends.

A service celebrating the life of Bob will be held at the Second Chipman United Baptist Church on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Pastor John Dunnett officiating. Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home on Monday, September 9, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8. Interment will be made in the Second Chipman United Baptist Church cemetery.

Memorial donations in memory of Bob made to the church or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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

 

BARNES, Cecil D. – Cambridge Narrows, NB

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Cecil David Barnes announce his passing at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Friday, September 6, 2019. Cecil was born in Fredericton NB on October 30, 1930 son of the late Alfred and Annie Barnes. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna; son, David Barnes; daughters, Dianne (Pat) Keenan, Barbara (Tim) Wylie and Beverley (Paul) Clarke; sister, 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and good friends.
Cecil was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Annie, Ernest, Charlie, Kenneth, Helen and Infant brother, Stanley.

Cecil Barnes was a Veteran of the Korean War and a Peace Keeper in Egypt, Germany and Cypress with the RCD’s. During his decorative career in the Army he received several medals and retired with 24 years of service.

A service celebrating the life of Cecil will be held at the First Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge Narrows, NB on Thursday, September 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Memorial donations in memory of Cecil made to the Church or the SPCA would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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

 

FERRIS, Shirley M. – Mill Cove, NB

Shirley Marguerite (McAllister) Ferris of Mill Cove, New Brunswick, passed away on September 4, 2019, at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, at the age of 69.

Born in Sussex, New Brunswick, on October 9, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Margaret (Gregg) McAllister.

Shirley is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Reginald Ferris; two sons: Jeffrey Ferris of Miramichi, NB, and Graham Ferris (Sabrina) of Minto, NB; one son-in-law: Andrew Drost of Lincoln, NB. Shirley was predeceased by her daughter, Pamela Ferris-Drost in November 2018.

Shirley is also survived by her six grandchildren: Jordan Drost, Derian Ferris, Alec Ferris, Zachary Ferris, Joel Drost, and Olivia Ferris; her nine siblings: Ernest (Nancy) McAllister of Snider Mountain, NB; Peter (Deborah) McAllister of Bedford, NS; Murray (Carolyn) McAllister of Snider Mountain, NB; Barbara McAllister of Rothesay, NB; Beverly McAllister of Halifax, NS; Wayne (Carol) McAllister of Sussex, NB; Earl (Micheline) McAllister of Hubbards, NS; Susanne McAllister of Snider Mountain, NB; and Rachel (Walter) Starr of Andover, Minnesota; her two brothers-in-law: Melvin (Sharon) Ferris of Mill Cove, NB; Sterling (Gloria) Ferris of Mill Cove, NB; and by her two sisters-in-law: Doreen (Everett) Adamson of Mill Cove, NB; and Cheryl Ferris (Paul Martin) of Fredericton, NB; she is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Shirley was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Her positive attitude and unique wit were contagious and were appreciated by all who crossed her path. Shirley’s strong faith in God was manifested in her life from a very young age. She was an encourager of many, even when, due to health concerns, she could have needed encouragement. Shirley was loved by all of those who had the privilege to know her. She made many friends along life’s way and was a treasured confidant, particularly in her capacity as a pastor’s wife during the years in which she and Reg served in church ministry. In her youth, Shirley attended the New Brunswick Teachers’ College in Fredericton and pursued a career in education; following her passion, she served in various capacities in educating children. Shirley loved people, and shared that love in caring for both the elderly and children. Her hobbies included bowling and mini-golf, and she was a force to be reckoned with in a game of Yahtzee. She loved any word game in which she could test her skill against anyone who was brave enough to challenge her.

Shirley’s family, friends, and neighbours will be gathering for Visitation at the Mill Cove Church of God, Mill Cove, NB, on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Mill Cove Church of God with Rev. Terry Messer officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Donations to this cemetery would be appreciated (contact Rev. Steven Ferris at 506-488-6004).

Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca or by telephone at 506-339-6612.

PATTERSON, Glendon A. – Sussex, NB

Glendon Alfred (Dink) Patterson of Sussex, NB, husband of Lila (Warren) Patterson passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 26, 2019. Glen was a woods worker and for the last 18 years he was employed with Weeks Construction. Glen loved going to the camp, playing cards, hunting and fishing. When it was camp time his little dog, Missy was ready and waiting at the door.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Janet) much loved granddaughter, Jerika; sisters, Val (Bob), Sharon (Clay) Linda and Heather (Fred); brother, Amos (Georgina); several nieces and nephews.

Glen was predeceased by his mother, Alma Cook and special uncle, Stacky. In Lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Glendon may be made to the Sussex Extra Mural or the charity of your choice. At Glens request, there will be no viewing or 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

PRENTICE, Elizabeth A. – Hampton, NB

Elizabeth (Betty) Anne Prentice

1938 – 2019

Betty Prentice, 81 of Hampton, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2019 at the Saint John Regional Hospital

Born in Saint John, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Doris (Ganong) LeVasseur.

Betty was a life time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Hampton Senior Resource Center and the “Red Hats” Society. She had an endless passion for doing crafts, knitting and Swedish weaving. Anyone visiting her prior to her declining health would find her “beavering” away at her latest project and more than willing to show you her finished works.

Betty is survived and will be sadly missed by daughters Cathy (Mike) Burgess and Nancy Prentice; sons Ralph (Kathy) Prentice and Michael (Beth) Prentice; sister Jean (Kevin) Williams; brothers William (Bev) LeVasseur and George (Theresa) LeVasseur; Grandchildren; Sarah, Mandy, Joshua, Natasha, Nicholas, Scott, Tracy and Amy, Great-grandchildren Abigail, Alexis, Thomas and Grace as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Arnold and Great grand-daughter Rebecca.

In honoring Betty’s wishes there will no visitation or funeral service. If desired, memorials in Betty’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.

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