Donald Brooks MacDonald, August 4th, 1937 to May 26th, 2009, passed away peacefully in York Manor, Fredericton. Born in Caledonia, PEI, raised in Gladwyn, NB, Donald was the son of Oliver MacDonald and Helen MacDonald (nee Brooks) and stepfather, Archibald Christie, all deceased. He was also predeceased by brother, Chesley (Mary) of Truro, NS. Donald is survived by sisters, Eileen Fettes (Bob) of Kingston, NS, and Jean White (Mac, deceased) of Caribou, Maine and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Donnie was afflicted with Polio as an infant which led to a lifetime of canes, crutches, handpowered tricycles, wheelchairs, scooters and powered wheelchairs for mobility. The disease also left him with a speech impediment. He was often seen on the streets of Fredericton using one of these forms of transportation. Mr Paul Theriault of NB Power wrote of Donnie “What an inspiring sight it was to see Donnie literally drag himself three miles everyday on two canes to work for starvation wages at what many would call mundane tasks. This was not a one year accomplishment, but a lifetime of extraordinary courage and determination doing his job, as he saw it, without fanfare, just the peaceful intrinsic contentment associated with having great pride and sense of accomplishment”. Donnie managed on his own for more than fifty years until his seventieth year when the difficulty of getting around to do everyday tasks forced him to enter the extended care facility at York manor Nursing Home in Fredericton. If there is one thing to be said of Donnie, he was not a quitter, but a real hero.
There will be no visitation by request. Following cremation, burial will take place at a later dater in Kingston, NS. For those who wish, memorial tributes can be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home.
Dr. Ronald Charles Hurley
Born at Blissfield on 7th day January 1931, son of the late T Wasburn Hurley and Jennie (Burns) Hurley. Graduated from Doaktown High School 1948, St. Francis Xavier University (BSc) 1952 and Dalhousie University (MD cm) 1957. After internship at the Victoria General and Saint John General in Halifax, NS and Saint John, NB he started a family practice in Doaktown in 1957-58. In July of 1958 he joined the Fredericton Medical Clinic and subsequently served at President in 1964-65. Dr. Hurley joined the staff of the Victoria Public Hospital in July 1958 and joined the new hospital staff (DECH) in 1976 and served as president of the medical staff in 1978-79.
Dr. Hurley initiated the development of a Department of Family Practice at VPH and served as its first chairman. He was active in the College of Family Practice of Canada and served as president of the NB Chapter in 1967-68. At the national level he served as Chairman Finances 1976-79. His main interest was in training of Family Physicians i.e., students and residents, as an associate professor at Dalhousie University. He was involved in the Preceptorship and Residency Training programs from 1966-87. He attained certification in Family Medicine in 1971 and in 1976 was awarded a Fellowship. He retired from office practice in 1989, but continued being active in other hospital endeavours especially the O.R. He was a member of the United Commercial Travellers (1961), Kenmore Fishing Club and the Capital Winter Club. Dr. Hurley is survived by his wife Ruby (Blakney), his 2 sons Richard (Sinikka), Robert (Yennah), his 3 grandchildren Jordan, Kirsten and Emily and his 4 sisters Marie StAmour, Joan Schmidt (Manfred), Bette Anne Morehouse, and Michelle Hurley. Dr. Hurley is predeceased by his son Ronald and sister Faith Traboulsee. Dr. Hurley is resting at McAdams Select Community Funeral Home with visitation Friday February 27th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday February 28th at 2:00 pm at St. Dunstan’s Church. Rev. Gerald M. White as celebrant, concelebrant Rev. J.J. Dolan. Members of the Kenmore Fishing Club will be Honorary Pallbearers. Interment will take place in the Hermitage Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the donors choice.
Eva Roberta Brewer
The death of Eva R. Brewer occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Fredericton on February 25th, 2009. Born on December 2nd, 1921 in Toryburn, NB, she was the daughter of the late Sandford and Margaret Mercer.
She is survived by two great-nieces, Alynn Morrison and Joella Mercer of Fredericton and two great-nephews, Craig Mercer and Andrew Mercer of Halifax. Also survived by several great great-nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at the Riverbank Cemetery, Apohoqui in the springtime.For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation in Eva's memory would be appreciated by the family. McAdams Select Community Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. (458-9170)
Ruth Elizabeth Barkhouse
The death of Ruth E. Barkhouse occurred at her residence in the Mountainside Lodge, Island View, NB on Monday, July 14th, 2003.
She was the daughter of the late Charles and Annie (Stackhouse) Day and wife of the late Frank Barkhouse.
Ruth was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 4, the Silver Dolphins Swim Club and the Seniors Oil Painting Class.
Survived by one son, David A. Lunn (Roselyn) of Saint John, NB; son-in-law, Ira Beattie of Fredericton, NB; grandchildren, Daryl Lunn (Karen) of Saint John, NB, David F. Lunn of Saint John, NB, David Beattie (Lorrie) of Fredericton, NB, Donald Beattie of Montreal, PQ and Patsy Huggan (Lyle) of Charlottetown, PEI; great-grandchildren, Travis and Trevor Lunn, Jennifer and Shawn Lunn, Tamara and Christopher Huggan and Kevin Beattie; nephews, Gerald and Vaughan Kane of Ontario and long time friends, Nina King of Lincoln, NB and Lucy Ludford of Springfield, NB.
Predeceased by her first husband, Harry T. Lunn; second husband, Frank A. Barkhouse; daughter, Gladys Beattie and sister, Ethel Kane.
A memorial service will be held at the J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Friday, July 18th, 2003 at 11:00 am.
Interment will take place in the Ocean View Memorial Gardens, Saint John following the service at 2:30 pm.
For those who wish, donations made to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Lakshmi Devi Bhutani
The death of Lakshmi Devi Bhutani of Fredericton, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Thursday, June 26th, 2003. Born in India. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mehta; wife of the late Parma Nand Bhutani.
Survived by her two sons, Navin (Vandana) of Fredericton, NB and Praveen (Suman) of New York, USA; one daughter Sushma Nangia of New Jersey, USA; eight grandchildren, Anita, Nitin, Monica, Sachin, Roger, Anish, Neha and Priya; and four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Vidya Bajaj.
Predeceased by her parents; and husband, Parma Nand Bhutani; one sister and brother.
Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home on Saturday, June 28th, from 2-4 pm. Funeral service will be held at the J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Sunday, June 29th, 2003 at 10;30 AM. For those who wish, memorial tributes can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Douglas Ross Burpee
The death of Douglas Ross Burpee of 240 Wright Street, Fredericton, NB, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003 in his 86th year. Born in Moncton; he was the son of the late Roy and Viola (Newcomb) Burpee.
Douglas was a veteran of WWII having served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He later worked for Air Canada until he retired in 1978, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4.
He is survived by his loving wife of fifty one years Rosemary; one son, Douglas (Terry) of New Maryland; two daughters, Deborah Burpee of Vancouver, and Catherine (Andrew Tupper) of Ottawa; two grandchildren, Karen Burpee of Calgary and Ryan Burpee at home.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Elwood; two sisters, Helen and Lois.
There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Friday, July 25th, 2003 at 2:00 pm. Monsignor Brian Sheehan officiating.
Interment will be at a later date. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 will hold a tribute service following the memorial service. For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Catherine McQueen Whitfield
The death of Catherine McQueen Whitfield of Fredericton occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Monday, September 29th, 2003. Born in Paisley, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Catherine (MacMillan) Whitfield.
Survived by two brothers, Trevor (Viola) Whitfield and Bryan Whitfield both of Fredericton; two nephews, Christopher of Moncton and Eric (Yang-i) of Suwon City South Korea.
There will be no visitation by request. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial tributes to the Arthritis Society or the charity of the donor’s choice. McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Eileen Dora McDonough
The death of Eileen Dora McDonough of Lincoln Road, occurred at White Rapids Manor, on December 10th, 2003. Born in Burton, NB, she was the daughter of the late Steven Thomas and Gertrude (Rowan) McDonough. Eileen was a life long resident of Lincoln and for many years was employed in retail as a sales clerk.
Survived by, one sister, Kathleen “Kay” Feeney of Fredericton, NB, special aunt to Donald Feeney, Gertrude Ann Feeney, Patricia Feeney, Russell, Kadelyn Russell Roscoe, Bridgette Russell, Brendan Russell, Lisa Doucet, Lori Carruthers, Shane Feeney and Leslie Feeney.
Predeceased by her parents, one sister, Marion Feeney and brothers in law Harold and Alfred Feeney.
Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home on Thursday, December 11th, from 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Friday, December 12th, 2003. at 12:00 Noon. Interment will be in the Hermitage Cemetery at a later date. For those who wish, memorial tributes may be made to White Rapids Manor. Would be appreciated by the family.
Edna Josephine Law
The death of Edna Josephine Law of Fredericton, NB occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Tuesday, November 16, 2004. Born in Saint John, NB she was the widow of the late Marvin Law.
She is survived by two daughters, Jean Stafford (Sam) of Penniac, NB and Anne Law (Todd) of Fredericton, NB; two sons, Robert Law (Heather – Ann) of Gagetown, NB and Kenneth Law (Lois) of Upper Gagetown, NB; eight grandchildren; one great grand child; two sisters, Sarah Curran of Saint John, NB and Marie Gourley of Gagetown, NB; one brother, William Cruickshank of Walpole, Mass and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by Peter and Jane Cruickshank; her husband Marvin; several sisters and one brother.
A private visitation will be held at McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at the J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Friday, November 19th, 2004 at 1:00 pm. Ven. John Sharpe will officiate. Interment will be held in St. John’s Anglican Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease or St. John’s Anglican Church Building Fund, Gagetown, NB.
Lyla Lillian Estey
The death of Lyla Lillian Estey of MacLean’s Special Care Home, Saint John, occurred on Sunday, November 28, 2004 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Durham Bridge, NB, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Stella (McConnell) Estey.
Miss Estey was a Stock Room Clerk at Zellers for many years before her retirement. She was a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion #40, Fredericton and enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by two nieces, Hazel McMann and Alta Wilson both of Saint John. She was predeceased by brothers, Lawrence, Claire and Roy Estey and sister, Greta McMann.
Resting at McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton (458-9170), with visiting on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 from 12:00-2:00 PM. Funeral service will follow in the J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel at 2:00 PM. Interment in the Centennial United Church Cemetery, Nashwaak Village. Remembrances to the charity of the donors’ choice would be appreciated. Hazel and Alta wish to thank Bonnie and Wayne MacLean and Staff for the wonderful care given to Lyla.