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Albert Ernest DeWitt

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Albert DeWitt

Albert Ernest DeWitt  passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015 at the age of 85. He was born in Tracy, NB, the eldest son of the late Hazen and Grace (Tracy) DeWitt.


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Grace Ann (Gilbert) Black

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Grace Ann (Gilbert) Black

Born: Sun., Nov. 28, 1937Grace Black
Died: Sun., May 17, 2015







Black, Grace Ann (Gilbert) – With great sadness, the family of Grace Ann Black of Hoyt NB announce the sudden passing of their cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and soon to be great grandmother, Grace Ann Black of Hoyt NB, at the  Dr Everett Chalmers Hospital on May 17, 2015.  Born in Grand Forks British Columbia on November 28, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy Jones and Roderick Gilbert.  Grace will be dearly missed by her husband Joe to whom she was married to for 54 years. She worked at various positions over the years that included administrated assistant, newspaper carrier territory manager, conveyance driver for school children, home care support worker and the family business, Douglas Valley Christmas Tree U-Pick.

She had many hobbies including painting, gardening, photography, wreath making, upholstering, woodworking and volunteering for numerous organizations.  She was an active member of TOPS (Co-Leader, Secretary) for many decades and enjoyed being part of the Senior Citizens group and  Antique Car Club. Her gift in helping others was a gift to all who knew her. Grace always found time to talk to everyone around her and told wonderful stories about the adventures in everyday life.

Besides her husband Joe, Grace is survived by her children, Jo Ellen Sanford, Lincoln, NB,  Karen MacDonald (Bill), Dauphin, MB, Brian Black (Catherine), Comox, BC, along with sister June Schreiber, brother Roger Gilbert (Carol),  grand-children, Serena (Robbie), Andrew, Kevin, Steven, Brian, Jason, Matthew, Joel and several nieces and nephews and extended family.

In addition to her parents, Grace is pre-deceased by her son- in-law Mark Sanford and a brother –in-law Fred Schreibner.

Family and friends are invited to Sunbury Funeral Home, Central Blissville NB on Thursday May 21, 2015 for visitations between 2-4 and 6-8pm.  Funeral Service will be held at Sunbury Funeral Home on Friday May 22, 2015 at 11am with Rev. Bob Johnston officiating. Interment will be at the Patterson United Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, ca-r-ma (cat rescue maritimes) or a charity of your choice. On line condolences may be placed at www.sunburyfuneralhome.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Grace’s memory to the following organization:

Heart & Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick
133 Prince William street, Suite 606 Saint John,nb. Canada E2L-2B5
Tel: 506-634-1620 1-800-663-3600


Cedric “Bud” H. Blacklock 1937 – 2015

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Cedric “Bud” H. Blacklock, 78, of Salisbury and formerly of Steeves Mountain, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Sunday, April 5, 2015. Born in Little Shemogue, he was the son of the late Earl and Hilda (Burns) Blacklock. Bud was retired from life insurance sales with 15 years’ service. He was a member of Keith Lodge #23, F. & A.M., Luxor Shrine Temple, Saint John, member and Past President of the Moncton Shrine Club, Charter Member and Past President of the Riverview Lions Club and a former member of the Salisbury Seniors Club. He was active in the New Brunswick Antique Auto Club, the Ford Country Club and was associated with Alcoholics Anonymous for 33 years.
Bud will be sadly missed by his wife, Louise (Durgan) Blacklock; children, Linda M. Stone of Victoria, BC, Donna L. Brodeur (Maurice) of Edmonton, AB, Douglas H. Blacklock (Teresa) of Woodstock; stepchildren, Mary Neilson (Lawrence) of Vancouver, BC, Michael Best (Brenda) of St. Andrews and Thomas Best of Smithers, BC; grandchildren, Jordan, Matthew, Leah, Nicole, Shawna and Laura; step grandchildren, Andrew and Amy; two great granddaughters, Hailey and Brielle; sisters, Madeline “Memi” Anderson (Dean) of Nanaimo, BC, Anne Osburne (Jim) of Ontario; brother, Lyman Blacklock (Cathy) of Barrie, ON; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, John.

His funeral was held at Fergusons Funeral Home on April 10th. Interment, Fernwood Cemetery, Port Elgin and St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery, St. Andrews, NB.

Barbara DeWitt 1952 – 2015

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Barbara DeWitt passed away Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at The Moncton Hospital. Barb was born in Fredericton, the daughter of the late Ralph and Margaret (Owen) Gorman. Barb is survived by her husband of 63 years, Albert E. DeWitt of Moncton; her daughter, Suzanne Gaskin (Gary); her son, Albert O. DeWitt (Kathy), all of Moncton; grandsons, Andrew Gaskin and his girlfriend Kristina Dove of Enfield NS, Alexander Gaskin and his girlfriend Alexandra Ballard of Toronto, ON, and Joshua DeWitt and his girlfriend Gabrielle Robichaud of Moncton. She will also be missed by her nephew, Michael Gorman (Sue) of Fredericton and a special cousin, Norma Jenkin (Derek) of Toronto, ON. Besides her parents, Barb was predeceased by her brother, Owen D. Gorman and his wife Edna; as well as her nephew, Ralph Gorman, all of Fredericton.

Barb was a charter member of Mount Royal United Church, and over time served on various committees and was a CGIT leader. She was a lifetime member of the UCW and a member of the Bremner Unit, as well as the craft group and as an avid reader, the book club. Tuesday was her favorite day of the week, as she spent time with a group of much-loved friends in craft group and UCW. Besides her church activities, Barb enjoyed spending summers at her beloved cottage in Murray Corner, NB, and in earlier years, she enjoyed curling at MCA and camping with family and friends. As members of the NB Antique Auto Club, she and Al enjoyed many trips in their 36 Chev, the most notable being a cross-Canada tour in 1975.
A Service to celebrate Barb’s life was held at Mount Royal United Church on March 10th, 2015, with The Rev. Dr. Beverly Daley officiating.  Interment will take place in Fredericton.

Camille L’Italien 1947-2015

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Camille L’Italien


At the Grand Falls General Hospital, April 6, 2015, Mr. Camille L’Italien of Drummond passed away at the age of 67 years.  Born at Drummond in 1947, he was a son of the late Roland and Fernande (Theriault) L’Italien.
He is survived by his daughter, Cathy L’Italien (Martin Paquette) of Sherbrooke, Quebec, two grandchildren, Alicia Caissy and Liam Caissy, sisters and brothers, Claudette Beaulieu (Alfred) of Grand Falls, Cecile Pinette (Jean) of Drummond, Rolande L’Italien (Rolande) of Montreal, Roger of Quebec, Patricia L’Italien of Moncton, Marius (Ernestine Cyr) of Grand Falls, Gilles (Line Meunier) of Chateauguay, Quebec, Nicole (Michel Sylvain) of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Gaston (Marguerite Levesque) of Moncton and Gaetan (Jie) of Halifax, NS, several nieces and nephews.
His funeral service will be held Saturday, April 11th at 2 p.m. from the St-Michel Roman Catholic Church, Drummond.  There will not be any visiting hours prior to the funeral service.
For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are by O’Regan’s Funeral Home Ltd.l…. http://www.oregans.ca/english/Obituaries/97098/

Melvin Mawhinney Obiturary 1944-2015

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Surrounded by his loving family, Melvin Mawhinney went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Born in Saint John on August 5, 1944, Mel was the son of the late Ellis and Lena Mawhinney.

Mel pursued a career in accounting and achieved his CGA certification and worked for various companies over his 48 year career. Although he took great pride in his work, his family always came first. He loved antique cars and was a member of the Southwest Antique Car Association. Over his lifetime, he has been involved in various capacities in the St. George Baptist and Hillcrest Baptist Churches. His most recent enjoyment came from being a seasonal camper at Pine Cone Campground.

Melvin Mawhinney

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Linda (Christie) Mawhinney; daughter, Sonya Legere (Jeff); one granddaughter Laura who affectionately named him “P”. She undoubtedly was the joy of his life. Also survived by his sister Vivien Carson (Ken); brother in law Ron Christie (Mary); two nephews Aaron and Andrew Carson and a niece Sarah McNally.

In addition to his parents, Mel was predeceased by a nephew Ben Christie.

Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424) with visiting on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A celebration of Mel’s life will be held on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm from Hillcrest Baptist Church, 476 Lancaster Avenue, Saint John. Interment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. For those who wish, remembrances made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, Saint John Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Canadian Cancer Society or any charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.


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Keith Alfred Thomas NBAAC Member 2442 Passing

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Keith Alfred Thomas
May 13, 1944 – January 25, 2015
NBAAC Member 2442 Passamaquoddy Region
Keith Thomas

Keith Alfred Thomas

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THOMAS- Unexpectedly at his home in St. Stephen, NB, January 25, 2015, Keith Alfred Thomas. Husband of Sandra (Mires) Thomas. Son of the late Ernest and Constance (Stevens) Thomas of Brockway, NB. Survived by his wife; one son, Lance (Nancy) of St. Stephen, NB; one daughter, Kathleen Richards (Jamie) of St. Stephen, NB; two grandsons, Joseph and Raymond Thomas; one granddaughter, Anna Richards; several nieces, nephews and extended family. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Union Street, St. Stephen, NB on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 1PM. By request there will be no visitation. For those who wish, remembrances to the Dialysis Unit of the Charlotte County Hospital or a charity of ones choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements in care of The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB. – See more at: http://www.mehanfuneralhome.ca/obituaries/index.php?view=676#sthash.bnIdWgL4.dpuf

Bessie Barbara Elizabeth Scott 1927-2014

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SCOTT, BESSIE BARBARA ELIZABETH (WALLACE-SPROULL) – Bessie Scott of Upper Hainesville, NB passed away unexpectedly on December 8, 2014 at Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, surrounded by heChalmers Hospital, surrounded by her family. Bessie was born at Upper Hainesville, NB in 1927, a daughter of the late Howard and May (Blaney) Wallace. She was a retired school teacher who recently volunteered for the Elementary Literacy Program. Bessie loved to garden and to create beautiful handwork. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Bessie was well known by many for her gentle ways, her loving spirit and her boundless energy. She is survived by her children, Grace Pike (Waldo), Temperance Vale, NB, Melbourne Sproull (Dale), Swana Scott (David), Wilma Gilchrist (Ian), all of Fredericton, NB and Jackie Sproull, Upper Hainesville, NB; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters-in-law, Kathleen Wallace and Doreen Wallace; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Cecil Sproull; her second husband, Cyril Scott; a sister, Myrtle Bradley and two brothers, Merle and Robert Wallace.

Visiting hours will be held at Flewelling Funeral Home, 585 Otis Drive, Nackawic, NB on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 1 pm from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ed Guiggey officiating. A reception will follow at the funeral home. Interment at the Ridgeview Cemetery in Upper Hainesville. For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Bessie, the family has suggested the Ridgeview Cemetery, the Upper Hainesville Hall or the Springs of Living Water Church in Upper Hainesville. www.flewellingswan.com