In Loving memory of Patricien Theriault, 79 years, who passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. Beloved husband of Irene Theriault (nee Gregoire). Loving father of Aline Theriault, late Monique Theriault (husband Julien Rioux), Rolland all of Hanmer and Diane Theriault (Bernard Dube) of LaPocatiere, Quebec. Cherished grandfather of Sebastien (Allan Gallant), Andre (Melanie), Nancy and great grandfather of Jordan and Abigail. Dear brother of late Patrick, Luc Chenard (wife Fernande) of Markstay, Camille Chenard (wife Jeannine) of Hanmer, Nicole Lapointe (husband Ovila Lalonde) of Wahnapitae, late Gerard Chenard (wife Claudette), Jean-Marie Chenard (wife Francoise) of Whitefish, late Patricia (husband Rino Dube of Azilda) and late Claude (wife Jeannine of Wahnapitae). Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Marie Louise (nee Michaud) Theriault. Patricien was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #9922, Blezard Valley and worked for many years in construction as a labourer and heavy equipment operator. Resting at the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michelle Dr. (at Hwy 69N), Hanmer. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jacques Church, Hanmer on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 11am. Interment at Valley East Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family (Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm).
Bernard "Bernie" Thibideau
BATHURST - Bernard "Bernie" Thibideau, 58, of St. Anne St., Bathurst, passed away suddenly on Friday (July 11, 2008) at his residence. Born in Bathurst, he was the son of the late Lee and Leona (Legacy) Thibideau. He was a former employee of the New Brunswick Liquor Commission. He is survived by five brothers, George (Adeline) and Daniel both of Toronto, ON, Raymond (Judi) of Nepean, ON, Donald (Carol) of Fredericton, NB, Bill (Patricia) of Bathurst, three sisters, Mary Sue Burns and Mary Paula Thibideau both of Bathurst, Bonnie Lee Thibideau of Saint John, NB; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday (July 16, 2008) at 4:00 p.m. from Holy Family Church, St. Peter Ave., Bathurst. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Elhatton's Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), Bathurst. Donations in memory of Bernie may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a favorite charity.
Mrs. Adrienne Arseneau, 73, wife of Sylvio Arseneau, Rough Waters Drive, Bathurst, which occurred Friday July 18, 2008 at the Chaleur Regional Hospital, after a lengthy illness. Born in Bathurst, she was the daughter of Hilda Boucher of Acton, Ont. and the late Harold Boucher. She worked for K Mart, as assistant manager of the Cafeteria, retiring in 1996. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Herman J. Good VC Br 18, avid bingo player, and member of the Liberal Association, also a volunteer for many organizations. She is survived by: a son, Richard (Donna) of Bathurst; three daughters, Wanda (Linda) of Bathurst, Christine ''Tina'' (John Price) of London, Ont. and Donna-Lee (Shawn Jagoe) of Milton Ont; nine grandchildren, Cassandra, Trina, Steven, Brandi, Brody, Sarah, Logan, Tabbitha and Jamie; four great-grandchildren, Morgan, Declan, Benjamin and Isabella; five brothers, Leonard (Janet), Rheal, Sylvain (Delcina), Rodney (Annette), Owen (Deborah) all of Bathurst; four sisters, Alma (late Harvey) Lapointe, Mona (Gérald) Doucet both of Bathurst, Rowena (Robert) Dingee of Dalhousie, Sheila (Steven) Bélanger of Bathurst; many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by two brothers, Albanie and Jarvis Boucher. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday July 21, 2008 at 11:00 am from The Sacred Heart Cathedral. Burial will be in the St. Mary's cemetery. In memory of Adrienne, donations in The Palliative Care Unit of Chaleur Regional Hospital or a favorite charity would be appreciated by the family. The arrangements are in the care of Elhatton Funeral Home, Bathurst. (www.elhatton.com)
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The death of Nancy Lange occurred at her home in Burtt's Corner on July 21, 2008. She is the wife of Peter Reynolds and the daughter of Kenneth Lange (Mona) and the late Lorraine (nee Kelly) of Miramichi. She is also survived by her brothers, Stephen Lange (Jane) of Baie du Vin, David Lange of Miramichi, Sterling Lange (Valerie) of Halifax; and her step brother, Pat Lange; and step sister, Adrienne Somers (Rickey) of Miramichi; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Reynolds (Edward Nicolas deceased), Tina Reynolds (Ernie MacKinnon), Rhys Reynolds (Rhonda), Anne Reynolds (Eric Wright), Andrew Reynolds (Kellie); as well as many nieces and nephews. Nancy was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick on May 26, 1953. She attended school at Douglastown and Newcastle and graduated from Harkins High School in 1971. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Thomas University in 1975. She worked for many years with Canada Mortgage and Housing and more recently worked as the coordinator of the Community Planning Group on Homelessness. She enjoyed swimming and over the years made many friends at the UNB pool. She cherished her country home, raising their bullmastiff Hayne, gardening and beekeeping with her loving husband Peter. Her extended family and friends were utmost in Nancy's life. She was loving, kind and sharing. She touched everyone who entered her life and will be sadly missed by all. Godspeed Nancy. There will be no visitation or funeral service by her request. Memorials may be made to the S.P.C.A. or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements by York Funeral Home, Fredericton.
Mary Irene Clark
1931 - 2008
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at the age of 76, at the Miramichi Regional Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved mother of James (Cheryl), Jacqueline (Ray) and Jason. Loving grandmother of Brittany and Jack. She is survived by three sisters, Elizabeth Neilson of Oromocto, NB, Jacqueline Wood of Miramichi, NB, and Kay Foran of St. Catherines, ON. She is predeceased by her husbands, Earle; Mother, Catherine; Father, James; and Brother, Reginald. Irene was born in Newcastle on August 28, 1931 and was raised on the family farm on the king George Highway. She was educated at St. Mary's Convent and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church. Her first career was as the secretary to the Mill Manager Mr. Murcie at Fraser's Pulp Company. As was the Custom of the time, when she married Earle it was necessary to leave the position at the mill. She followed him to Edmundston, NB where he was transferred by NB Tel as a lineman. It was there James was born. The next move was to Saint John, NB as another transfer in 1964. it was here that Irene laid the framework for a long nurturing family life that would include another daughter Jacqueline and son Jason. Following the sudden tragic death of her husband Earle in 1976, she remained in Saint John for one year and then returned to her roots in Newcastle, building a home beside the old homestead where she enjoyed the support of her family siblings and mother in raising her own. Over time she held a number of temporary secretarial positions in the area. Irene had a passion for literature and reading that would be surpassed by few. Always reading four to six biographies and non-fiction theory or political books at the same time. She found comfort in her religion and attended mass almost daily at various Catholic churches on the river. She always enjoyed the many church suppers that went along with such a large repertoire of parishes. Being an exceptional cook herself, she always appreciated the skill and work to prepare such home style meals. She was very proud of her two young grandchildren and followed their talents and education with interest. She was always active walking the "bridges" until of late, cross country skiing and bowling with the Seniors Club. She supported her church through activities in the RCIA and Parish Council. The sight of her little black car around the river in early morning going to church and then Tim Horton's or Burger King for breakfast will sadly be missed by her many close friends, some who she had from childhood. In honor of her brave battle with cancer, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of the Miramichi regional Hospital for their compassionate care of Irene in her last days. At the request of the family there will be no visitation. A public Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Saturday at 10am. Funeral Arrangements are under the care of Bell's Funeral Home, 651 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB. Telephone: (506)622-3600
John Reed Whitney
The death of John Reed Whitney husband of Julie (Walsh) Whitney of 243 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB occurred on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at the age of 70. Born in Newcastle John was the son of the late John and Theresa (McLean) Whitney. John was a Funeral Assistant with Bell's and Meadows Funeral Homes for over 21 years, a member of the Newcastle Curling Club, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church where he dedicated his time for many occasions, past member of the Miramichi Golf and Country Club and was retired from Repap after 29 years. Besides his wife, Julie, John is survived by three daughters, Valerie Whitney of Strathadam, NB, Heather Scott (Rick) of Woodstock, NB and Lisa McKibbon (Kim) of South Esk, NB; two sisters, Joyce Gilks of Dalhousie, NB and Mary Theresa Russell (David) of Woodstock, NB; two brothers, James (Audrey) of Williamstown, NB and Charles of Miramichi, NB; five grandchildren, Justin (Melissa) and Kristin Silliker, Bradley Whitney, Laken Whitney and Ashlee McKibbon; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his first wife, June Parker and his son, Johnny and brother, Burnley. Visitation was held at Bell's Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 11 AM from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church with Father Tom Fowler officiating. Organist / Soloist Jacqueline Allain. A Special solo "Remember Me" by Susan Butler. Readers were Son-in-law Rick Scott and brother-in-law Jack Walsh and Prayers of the Faithfull: Trudy Walsh. Active Pallbearers were: Son-in-laws: Kim McKibbon, Rick Scott, Jon MacCallum, Grandsons: Justin Silliker and Bradley Whitney; brother-in-law Terry Walsh and friends: Kevin Henderson and Paul Hachey,. Burial took place in the Derby United Church Cemetery, Millerton, NB. In John's memory a donation may be made to St. Mary's Restoration Fund. Funeral arrangements were under the care of Bell's Funeral Home, 651 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB Telephone 622-3600
John A. D. Jagoe
Passed away at the F. J. Davey Home in Sault Ste. Marie, ONT on Sunday, July 20, 2008 in his 97th year with Gail, John, Giselle and dedicated Nursing Staff at his bedside. Beloved husband of the late Isabel (Stables). Dear father of Gail Gray (John) of Sault Ste. Marie, Heather Moreau, Moncton, and the late Ronald Jagoe. Dearly loved by his grandchildren Stephanie Morgan (Rick), Russell Gray (Catherine) and his great grandchildren Brenna and Garreth Morgan. Son of the late Edward and Laura Jagoe. Last surviving brother of all his siblings. John will be always remembered by his very special friend and card partner, son-in-law John Gray, and brother-in-law William T. Allen. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. If so desired, memorial donations to A.R.C.H. (Algoma Residential Community Hospice, PO Box 22055 Cambrian Mall Postal Outlet, 44 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont, P6B 6H4) would be appreciated by the family. The family wishes to express our sincerest appreciation to Giselle Verdecchia, Dad's dedicated hospice volunteer and friend who was with him to the end and also to George and Ellen Thompson's daughters. We will be forever grateful to the nursing staff and care givers on Birch Lane III for the wonderful care and compassion shown to John and his family. You are all beyond perfection. John was a veteran of World War II Naval Services. Cremation has taken place, interment will follow in New Brunswick. Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home (942 Great Northern Road 945-7758). www.northwoodfuneral.com At the going down of the sun And in the morning We will remember them. JAGOE, John A.D.
COUTURE, LAURINA (RENA) MARIE
The Mass of Christian Burial for Laurina (Rena) Marie Couture was held from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Monday, July 14, 2008 with Father Michael LeBlanc officiating. Readings were proclaimed by granddaughters Danielle Rice and Nicole Furlotte. The Urn Bearer was grandson, Joel Couture. The "heavenly" music was provided by family friends Theresa Patterson and Charlotte Dort accompanied by Mary Ann O'Hara. The heartfelt Eulogy given by Rena's daugher, Lisa Couture, gave everyone a laugh and a cry as she captured Rena's life of service to others, and her unconditional love of her family and friends. As Lisa said, if you were lucky enough to be her family, neighbor or friend you were lucky indeed. The celebration of Rena's life was continued with a reception held in the Church Hall followed by interment in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery.The family would like to sincerely thank Father LeBlanc for the beautiful funeral Mass and for his spiritual friendship to Rena over the years. Thanks to those who gave flowers,including Local 362 Moosehead Breweries; food;mass cards;and donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation, Quispamsis Food Bank, P.R.O. Kids, Alzheimer's Society, Kennebecasis Lions Club Memorial Scholarship Fund,Leslie E. Bruce Environment Scholarship Fund of UNB, Muscular Dystrophy,the Cancer Society,CMHA and Mindcare. Thanks to everyone who took the time to pay their respects to family members by way of cards, phone calls, e-mails and/or attending the Funeral Mass. Every gesture of friendship was sincerely appreciated.