Chipman Funeral Home Ltd.

Loved Ones In Our Care

BARTON, John “Johnny” – Chipman, NB

It is with heavy hearts that the family of John A. R. Barton “Johnny” of Chipman, NB announce his peaceful passing at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Monday, July 6, 2020. John was born in Cumberland Bay, NB on July 28, 1934 son of the late Murray and Ruby (MacVicar) Barton. He is survived by his loving wife Nora, of 43 years; daughters, Kathy Osborne and Christina (Philip) Clark; son, Daryl Barton; grandchildren, Hannah and Jackson Clark; brothers, Harold (Glenna), Frank, Leonard (Elanor) and Stanley; sister, Lorna Barton; several nieces, nephew, cousins, and many life long friends.

John was predeceased by his first wife, Freda Darrah; brothers, Lawrence, Allison and Gordon; sisters, Betty Barton, Mona Kirkman, Ethel Whitehead and Doris MacLean.

Johnny was happiest keeping busy and worked hard to do every task to the best of his ability. He will be remembered for his outstanding vegetable gardens and strawberries, which he diligently tended and generously shared with many friends and family. He was also known for his dependable mechanic skills, repairing anything from lawn mowers to trucks. At a very young age, Johnny started working at various garages in Chipman and served as a heavy equipment mechanic with the Dept. of Transportation until his retirement in 1995.

He overcame many challenges in life, but maintained a “keep on going” attitude through it all. He made it a point to spend time visiting with family and friends. He had a giving spirit, always willing to lend a helping hand where needed. He faithfully attended his church and enjoyed reading his bible every night before bed, or having “The Daily Bread” read to him in later years. He adored his family and delighted in his 2 grandchildren, his shining stars, who added so much joy to life and brought out the kid in him. Johnny will be dearly missed and always remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather to admire and look up to.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at the Second Chipman United Baptist Church on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Gerald Burke officiating. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the funeral and visitation are by invitation only.

Interment in the Red Bank United Church Cemetery following the service.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John made to the Second Chipman United Baptist Church, The Red Bank United Church Cemetery 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

McGUIRE, James H. – Fredericton, NB

The death of James Harold McGuire occurred on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at his home. James was the son the late Clayton and Irene (Sharkey) McGuire.

Survived by his children, David, Angela and Sara; siblings, Gerald, Shirley Ann and Sharon.

No visitation or funeral at this time.  Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home Ltd. & Crematorium (339-6612).  Memories and condolences may be shared through

GAUTREAU, William – Minto, NB

William Gautreau, 93, passed away peacefully on July 4th 2020. Born in Minto NB on March 31st 1927 he was the son of Napoleon and Mary Julia (Caissie) Gautreau.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his daughter Denise Molnar, as well as his brothers Alfred and Francis both of Alberta.

Surviving in addition to his loving wife and best friend Ramona (Lapointe) of 66 years are his sons Jerry Gautreau of Minto NB, Bill (Shelley) Gautreau of Ontario and daughter Diane (Bernie) Hurley of Maugerville NB. Known fondly as Papa he also leaves behind his grandchildren John Molnar, Damian Hurley, Debra Gautreau, Taylor Hurley and Jarid Gautreau, as well as one great granddaughter Audrey Ann. Also Willie leaves behind his brothers Edward, Ivan (Ruth), Emile (Louise), Norman (Joanne) and one sister Loraine Despres. Willie had several nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews and several cousins that he loved dearly and who will sadly miss him.

Per his wishes there will be no visitation or services. For those who wish to remember Willie in a special way they may make gifts in his memory to the W G Bishop Nursing Home in Minto or volunteer in memory of him.

Willie was a kind soul with a soft heart who showed patience and gave sound wise advice. He always had a smile and made you feel welcomed to be in his presence he always looked at the positive side of every aspect of life. He was our Hero and family patriarch and was loved and respected by all who knew him.

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


BROGAN, Woodrow F. – Chipman, NB

Woodrow Frederick Brogan died peacefully at Upper River Valley Hospital on Sunday, June 28.  He was born on October 2, 1921 at the home of his Miller grandparents in The Range on Grand Lake.  The second eldest of eleven children, Woodrow was the son of Frederick Brogan and Allie Miller.  Although he spent his last two years in Woodstock, he was, with the exception of his World War II overseas service, a Chipman resident.

Many in the Queens and York County areas would remember Woodrow as the man who, for his thirty years as a New Brunswick Power employee, read their power meters.  Others would remember having swum, water-skied, fished, curled, snowshoed, downhill or cross-country skied, danced, or played bridge, cribbage or forty-fives with him.  He last danced just days before he entered hospital.

In addition to his parents, Woodrow was predeceased by his wife of seventy years, Margaret Fraser Brogan; and his siblings, Burtis, Kenneth, Mildred, Irene, Bessie, Charles, and Clifford.  He is survived by his daughter, Frances Brogan; his son-in-law, David O’Brien; his granddaughter, Dr. Meaghan O’Brien; Meaghan’s partner, Derek Kitchen and Derek’s daughter, Olivia; his grandson, Liam O’Brien; his granddaughter-in-law, Amorette O’Brien; his great-grandsons, Brogan and Flynn O’Brien; his sisters, Ferne Armstrong, Anna Taylor, and Evelyn Fee; and nieces and nephews.

Woodrow’s two years at Riverside Court in Woodstock were happy ones.  He sang the praises of the staff and their services; and was also grateful for the kind treatment he received whenever mishaps landed him at Upper River Valley Hospital.  As he said often during these years, “I’m the luckiest man on the planet.”

In keeping with COVID restrictions, there will be a private funeral with Reverend Betty-Jean Friedman officiating.  Remembrances, if desired, may be made to Chipman Outreach, the Chipman Youth Centre, Chipman United Church, or to a charity of choice.

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

Public Announcement

New provincial guidelines were presented on June 5, 2020 which will now allow up to 50 people to attend a funeral service by invite only. We do ask all families to present a list of persons who will attend the service and phone numbers if the service will be at the funeral home so they can be properly screened before entering the building. No food or beverages will be permitted as stated in the provincial guidelines. We have been creating tributes through “Live Stream” services online if requested and encourage the use of online condolences through our website.

Currently physical distance is extremely important to ensure everyone stays safe, If you choose you may wear a mask to further prevent outbreaks.

Thank you for understanding as we battle through these challenging times. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at (506) 339-6612 or (506) 327-0601.

Warm Regards,

Susan & Shawn Welton


COVID19 Pandemic – March 19, 2020


As of March 19, 2020 there are new restrictions which must be followed to ensure your risk is minimized, we have put the following Emergency Plan into place:

As a public facility we inform you that we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure we reduce any potential risk to the public. We are monitoring all communications distributed by the New Brunswick Department of Public Health with regard to information on the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

We are ALWAYS available 24/7 to serve the needs of our community.Due to the COVID19 pandemic and for the safety of the public and our staff, we ask that you call ahead to set up appointments or to enter the building.

Funeral home staff will be using safety equipment such as masks, gloves and other items when entering all other establishments to help ensure everyone’s safety.

If you have need of immediate assistance, due to the death of a loved one, or urgent matters regarding a loved one under our care please call (506) 339-6612 for assistance.

Our staff are making environmental cleaning procedures top priority at our facility.

For the immediate future it has been ordered that any services be limited to immediate family only and 10 people or less, including staff, clergy.

Please use our online guestbook for condolence messages to the family.


Please call with any with any questions or concerns and thank you for understanding.

Take Care & God Bless

Susan & Shawn Welton

Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium



To our valued communities and their families:

At Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium your safety is our first priority with everything we do in helping families who have lost a loved One.  As we respond to the ongoing situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, our focus on the safety of our families, the communities we serve and our funeral home staff.  Social distancing is a key government strategy to combat transmission of the virus. If you are experiencing cold, flu, fever, coughing or are not feeling well we ask that you not attend a funeral service. If attending a service, please refrain from activities such as handshaking and hugging, and maintain a safe distance from fellow mourners. With this in mind, during this evolving situation, we remain focused on maintaining a safe environment.

As part of our efforts to always provide a safe environment, we have taken precautionary measures, including enhancing the frequency and intensity of our cleaning activities, all consistent with government-mandated instructions. This includes additional cleaning and sanitizing in our washrooms and all general public areas.

Please keep yourselves, your families and one another safe during these challenging times.


Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium
Susan & Shawn Welton