It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Wanda Dorothy McCready on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at the Mill Cove Nursing Home.
Wanda is survived by her children, Kim Seymour of Sussex, Darren (Alana) McCready of Ottawa and Dallas (Susan) McCready of Moncton, former husband Stephen McCready of Long Creek; sister, Norma (David) Fairweather of Cumberland Bay; grandchildren, Courtney, Camryn, Kayla, Hillary and Ben; nieces, nephews, special relatives and friends. Wanda was predeceased by her loving partner, Tom Hargraves and infant brother, Gerald.
Wanda Dorothy Miller was born at home, at the Range in New Brunswick, on March 31st 1946. She was the daughter of Dorothy (Baxter) and Willett Miller and grew up happily by Grand Lake with her older sister Norma.
After graduating from Chipman High School she attended Community College in Saint John for one year and then moved to Fredericton where she was employed by NB Power as a Key Punch Operator. It was in Fredericton, at a Bill Anderson concert,that she met and later fell in love with Stephen McCready. They married in 1967 and moved to Youngs Cove where they both helped run and worked at McCready’s restaurant. Later, they started their own Dairy Bar, Ice and Towing Business.
Wanda and Stephen had three children Kimberly, Darren and Dallas. Wanda was a dedicated mother first and foremost. As well as being a fulltime mom and grandmother, she built and enjoyed many lifelong friendships. She was also very active in her community. She loved the Coles Island Baptist Church and played many roles there. Volunteering at Coles Island School and Mill Cove Nursing Home made her very happy as her children were growing up.
When Dallas started High School she began working as a secretary and then as an Educational Assistant at Coles Island School; where she treated every child as her own and was very loved in return.
In her later years she moved to Sussex where she continued to work in Sussex area Schools as an Educational Assistant. During that time she met Tom Hargraves and moved to Saint John where they spent many happy years trailering and travelling. In her last 2 years she resided at Mill Cove Nursing Home where she was well taken care of and passed away at age of 74.
Wanda was Grammy and Nana to her five grandchildren Courtney Camryn, Kayla, Hillary and Ben. She loved them with all of her being and enjoyed every minute that she got to spend playing, reading, baking, talking and attending their activities with them. Tom’s grandchildren Evie and Paxton also had a very special place in her heart. She was loved by many, a friend to all and will be missed dearly.
A Graveside service will be held at The Barton (Lower Range) Cemetery (250 Cox Point Road) on Thursday July 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Due to the Covid-19, social distancing and wearing a mask is mandatory. Please bring a chair for your own comfort.
Donations in memory of Wanda made to the Alzheimer’s Society 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